Tag: iPhone

  • The iPhone 5 Is the Best Smartphone | The Wirecutter

    The iPhone 5 Is the Best Smartphone | The Wirecutter

    Good blurb from Brian Lam at The Wirecutter on the logic of upgrading your phone when the current one is “fine”. It’s “The One Thing That’s Always Within Arms Reach”, and has such an increasingly large effect on our lives that it’s the one thing worth shelling out to keep upgraded. I’m in complete agreement.…

  • Barcode vs NFC Payments on iOS6 and iPhone5 – Why Barcodes Are Better

    Barcode vs NFC Payments on iOS6 and iPhone5 – Why Barcodes Are Better

    With Apple’s eminent announcement of iOS 6 today, mobile payments will get yet another major boost. Now my barcode-scan based payment scheme won’t be restricted to only the beloved Starbucks app, but will open up to lots of other applications too. A few thoughts on Barcode Scan Payments vs NFC Payments. Certainly not fully fleshed…

  • What Youll Be Able To Do With The Next iPhones New NFC Antenna

    What Youll Be Able To Do With The Next iPhones New NFC Antenna

    Very interesting roundup of all of the uses for the new iPhones NFC Antenna. If Apple does in fact include an NFC antenna in the new iPhone, and if implimented correctly, the implications are quite exciting.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KY8H61TKDUE Word just leaked that the next generation of iPhones will come with a special kind of antenna, designed…

  • Panorama: San Francisco from the Coit Tower

    Quick panorama for today – I took this mega panorama on my iPhone with Camera+, and stitched together Autostitch. Also, here are the same photos merged together with Adobe Photoshop CS5 Photomerge.

  • Infographic: How To Optimize Your Life With An iPad

    Infographic: How To Optimize Your Life With An iPad

    Nextworth has published a nifty infographic illustrating all of the novel uses for the iPad. Since the release of the “New” iPad with high res Retina Display, there are even more uses – certainly including geofencing with the iPad, as well as iPhone.

  • Email Overload! My Year in Emails According to ToutApp

    Email Overload! My Year in Emails According to ToutApp

    At the end of last year, startup ToutApp released an online tool that analyzes my entire gmail account and provides an interesting statistical breakdown of email trends. A few excerpts from the report: ToutApp also makes a nice business networking iPhone app, which simplifies the network/instant followup workflow when meeting people. A competitor to Bump?…

  • Blogging Every Day Takes Its Toll

    Starting at the beginning of this year, I’ve been trying to make a blog post every day. As I’m finding out, this is not always easy. For each blog post on this blog, I’m trying to keep it something personal and meaningful – when i post about a news item, I’m trying to add my…

  • IntoNow iPhone app is like SoundHound for TV

    This week I got to try out the new iOS Application “IntoNow“. Into now listens to what you’re watching on TV, and by fingerprinting and scanning a massive online database of TV show audio samples, manages to figure out what exactly you’re watching. While using it, I found it to be fairly accurate and response.…

  • Shopping App’s Use For Geo-Location

    A quick thought on using a mobile phone’s GPS in a novel fashion for an online retailer. Nowadays basically every mobile phone has a gps chip in it, and all smart phones can provide location data to the apps they run. Recently I was asked by a client about ideas for possibly reaching out to…

  • Google favors mobile optimized sites in their mobile search results

    Google favors mobile optimized sites in their mobile search results

    Recently, a client asked me about Google Mobile Search Results, and how the algorithm works to prioritize results aimed specifically at mobile users. In general, I believe that Google favors mobile optimized sites in their mobile search results. There are a number of usability features, such as location base services, screen real estate, and touch…

  • Panorama from Gold Hill

    Afternoon…

  • Mobile Video Calling Can’t Survive Fragmentation

    Mobile Video Calling Can’t Survive Fragmentation

    Every day there seems to be a new mobile video conferencing service popping up. Fring, ooVoo, Skype, Facetime, and so on. They’re each great in their own respect, and each have their own great features – FaceTime works natively on iPhone 4, ooVoo for Android has six way video chat, and Skype has a huge…

  • Inception iPhone App – Cinematic RJDJ

    Inception iPhone App – Cinematic RJDJ

    In lieu of straight up music on my headphones, this week I’ve been spacing out with the Inception iPhone App. It’s trippy re-mixes of the sounds around me, along with slow burning musical themes from the movie make merely riding the subway into an alternate reality experience. This app is a dream machine that transforms…

  • DigiDay:Apps Mobile Applications Strategy Conference

    DigiDay:Apps Mobile Applications Strategy Conference

    I spent the day today at the DigiDay:Apps Mobile Application Strategy Conference.  Agenda on Digiday’s site. Below are my brief notes from a few of the talks. App Show and Tell Part II: Presenter:Gabe Dorosz, VP & Management Supervisor, Interactive, Cramer-Krasselt Downloading apps currently is difficult because there are too many handsets/platforms, lack of platform…

  • iPhone and Android Applications In Google Mobile Search Results

    iPhone and Android Applications In Google Mobile Search Results

    Google has started showing mobile application results in their mobile web search results, potentially marking the beginnings of the intersection of web search and mobile apps. This initial implementation of mobile installable application results in mobile web search result is the first step. Mobile network infrastructure and mobile handset hardware are improving, and web standards…

  • Apple’s iPad and HTML5 Power Play

    Apple’s iPad and HTML5 Power Play

    Is Apple’s reluctance to include flash on iPhone or iPad actually a veiled play to change the entire face of code and web standards on the internet, and beyond? Or are they just hoping to sell more apps?  I think that Apple’s strategy here goes both ways – and hopefully, both outcomes will change both…

  • Roll your own iPhone Application

    Roll your own iPhone Application

    Lately there have been a couple new websites and services which allow users to “roll their own” iPhone and mobile applications. Sites like ShoutEm, AppMakr and iSites all take your content feed, and re-present it in a custom designed iPhone, Android, or general mobile app. Most roll-your-own app makers charge a small fee, and import…

  • Testing wordpress for iPhone

    Testing wordpress for iPhone

    Testing functionality of wordpress for iPhone, in preparation for blogging while traveling in Sweden next week…

  • Posting From WordPress For iPhone

    Posting from the WordPress iPhone app. Just another way of blogging while on the go. — Sent via WordPress for iPhone —

  • WordPress App for iPhone

    WordPress App for iPhone

    WordPress 1.0 for iPhone and iPod Touch was just released on iTunes. So far, it seems to be working well. I’m composing this post on my 8gb iPod touch. The installed app had no problem interfacing with the XML-rpc of my wordpress 2.6 blog backend. Additionally, it gives me full access to all of my…