Category Archives: apple

Technology moves on, language doesn’t

One of my favorite iPhone apps is Rotary Dialer. There’s just something fun about making the latest and greatest device act like something from the 60s. Rotary Dialer isn’t like the “classic” phones from Pottery Barn, where the buttons are … Continue reading

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Unlocking the creativity of the masses

With the launch of the iPhone last year (and the millions of dollars in ad spend around it), Apple did more for wireless data adoption than wireless carriers had in the last 10 years. With Thursday’s launch of the App … Continue reading

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Occasional reader – cognitive surplus, Larry Page on changing the world, CSI and mapping crime

Some interesting reads from the last few weeks: Clay Shirky at Web 2.0 Expo on the cognitive surplus (Web 2.0 video) – Author Clay Shirky spoke recently on how much could be done if only a fraction of the time … Continue reading

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Weekly Reader – Dec. 29, 2007 – TV, coffee, patents and Branson

This week’s interesting reads: Futurist: Digital TV’s Mixed Signals (CQ) – Congressional Quarterly takes a look at the impact of government action/inaction on the development and adoption of technology. As we near the Feb. 2009 date when analog broadcasting in … Continue reading

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iPhone dreaming – iPhone + GPS

The iPhone has quickly become the ultimate communication device for many. With a few tweaks, it could easily become the ultimate navigation device. Creative Commons image by stevegarfield. Imagine: You get into your car and put the iPhone in you … Continue reading

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#1 rule of economics: customers don’t want to feel like chumps

If you’re like me, you’ve read way too much about Apple’s $200 price drop on the iPhone. But there’s one more worth reading. Economist Steven Levitt (author of Freakonmics) asks “Should Apple Burn Its Economics Textbooks?” Apple’s $599 initial price … Continue reading

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iPhone as your social network

I had a chance earlier this week to try the new Facebook application for iPhone. The app, developed by Joe Hewitt, is a version of Facebook optimized for the iPhone. Many of the core features of Facebook are available on … Continue reading

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The iPhone extravaganza

I made my visit to the Temple of Jobs yesterday, reaching the Apple store on Stockton Street about 9:30 p.m. The live van for the local NBC affiliate was parked outside waiting for the 11 p.m. newscast. Inside, the store … Continue reading

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Revolutionizing television

The next two years are going to bring big changes in television. Next month, the FCC is going to begin requiring cable companies to let users buy and connect their own cable boxes (instead of leasing them from the cable … Continue reading

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YouTube takes the stage on my Apple TV

I got the YouTube software upgrade on my Apple TV today. As impressed as I was with Apple TV, the YouTube upgrade is a very welcome addition. From the YouTube menu, you can watch featured videos, highest rated videos, most … Continue reading

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