Thursday, 28 January 2010

Why the iPad will be an huge success

My opinion regarding Apple´s latest tech wonder has been changing almost by the minute. But i now reached a conclusion.

The iPad has lot´s of flaws, some in hardware (lack of camera for skype calls), some in software (lack of multitasking, etc - but have to wait for OS 4.0). It´s not what geeks wanted.

However, i would totally love to have one, specially because it will surely be hacked, and this will satisfy my geeky needs. But forget me and all the other geeks - what will make it succeed is the common people.

Last Christmas, me and my brother were considering offering a netbook to my parents, so that they can some web experience, to see their granchild´s photos, news, cooking recipes, etc. We gave up, because we reached the obvious conclusion that they wouldn´t be able to adapt to a full computer experience.

Now, imagine the iPad in the hands of people like my parents, that normally struggle with computer stuff. Or people that although being more tech savy, don´t really want a laptop besides their desktop pc. Huge.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Run Google Reader fullscreen on the iPhone

I guarantee there are people selling this on the AppStore: the deal is making the google reader webapp run without the adress bar on top, and thus making it look like a normal app.

To achieve it just go then add the bookmark to your homescreen. Done.

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Saturday, 16 January 2010

AddExchange - use two Exchange accounts on the iPhone

Just finished testing AddExchange, a new free utility available on Cydia for jailbroken iPhones. And it does what it promises: after installing and running the app, you'll have a second "slot" for exchange on settings. In my case I choosed to use it to have push with my second gmail account.

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Thursday, 7 January 2010

Voice Band - Be an Human Musical Band

This is the kind of innovation that sets the iPhone ecosystem apart, no matter how many Android superphones or Nokia lamephones they throw at Apple.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

isbsgriplog 0.0.1-5 released

Getting better and better, the sbsettings toggle that let´s you access GriP´s log almost in Android style now alows direct launch of push notifications apps by pressing the message on the log.

Join isbsgriplog with Lockinfo push notifications support, and the Double Height Statusbar theme for GriP, and we are really close to Android notifications. Untill inotifyex is out, that is.

More details at Trinitus blog. App can be downloaded from repo on Cydia.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Nespresso for iPhone: what else?

This was one of those cases i thought the absence of a dedicated iPhone app was unexplainable. But finally here it is: the Nespresso iPhone app, letting you make your coffee orders right from your iPhone.

Get it here:

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