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Nokia Lumia 800 – 5 days of happiness

January 16, 2012

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Nokia Lumia 800 – 5 days of happiness

The Nokia Lumia 800 and Windows Phone Mango 7.5 make a formidable combination. Beautiful build quality, gorgeous display, immediate responsiveness and an extremely elegant operating system (clearly better in many respects than iOS5). I bought the phone 5 days ago to replace my painfully slow iPhone 3G. Despite this praise however, the phone is going back today, replaced by my shiny new iPhone 4S – “what?!” I hear you say – well read on …

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iPhone solutions for cold hands in winter

January 10, 2010

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iPhone solutions for cold hands in winter

As many iPhone owners who have experienced cold winters know, you often have to make a very difficult choice: keep your hands warm or take off your gloves to use the iPhone to text your best friend about how cold you are. Unfortunately, the iPhone’s touch screen does not recognize gloved fingers. I discovered this [...]

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Shaking the phone: a disturbing trend

March 31, 2009

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Shaking the phone: a disturbing trend

I have recently noticed a disturbing trend start to develop in iPhone apps. It’s the “shake the phone to refresh” interaction model (a.k.a. the “Etch A Sketch” interaction model). The worst culprit is the Facebook app which requires the user to shake the phone to see their friends’ latest updates. To any iPhone developers out [...]

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Microsoft Tag for smartphones and iPhone

January 11, 2009

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A great idea, it even works well – but will it take off “They transform physical media (print advertising, billboards, product packages, information signs, in-store merchandising, or even video images) — into live links for accessing information and entertainment online.” (Full Story: CNET) Here’s something I prepared earlier: Try these examples on your iPhone or [...]

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iPhone 3G and my MobileMe Universe (on Windows)

December 3, 2008

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Connecting the Dots with MobileMe (a brief how-to) The goal was straightforward – bring the following disconnected contact database, tasks lists and some semi-synchronised calendars 1) into a single ecosystem, and 2) to include the iPhone as a peer. Thunderbird email addresses (from Desktop1) Windows Address Book (from Laptop) Palm Desktop (and Palm Tungsten) calendar [...]

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iPhone 3G deals: a comparison (Australia)

November 23, 2008

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16GB model with 1GB data It’s a minefield of mismatched plans, locked phone and gotchas when it comes to purchasing a 16GB iPhone.  The following is a summary of the major offerings 0.5-1Gb data allowances, assembled with a the help of a couple of friends.  Value is best assessed on the basis of a Total [...]

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