Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
T-mobile introduced the MDA Ameo, a WM5 device with VGA screen, GPS, Quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Triband HSDPA (1.8Mbps), WLAN, Bluetooth, Intel Bulverde 624 MHz CPU, 8GB storage, USB host, TV/VGA-out and a detachable keyboard. Size 133.1x97x20mm, weight 350grams.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Jeff Han shows Multi-Touch in February 2006 at TED in Monterey
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Apple discussion forum on Apple TV
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Apple discussion forum on iPhone
Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Joy of Tech™ on social implications of the iPhone
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
iPhone ringtone as MIDI file
Monday, January 22, 2007
OpenMoko and iPhone: twins separated at birth?
Gizmodo really has the best iPhone coverage. If you like the design of the Apple iPhone, but don´t enjoy its closed architecture, you should give the OpenMoko a look. The Linux-based OpenMoko FIC Neo1973 smartphone sports VGA resolution, GPS and a microSD slot. Gizmodo has some great coverage on it.
Update: no Bluetooth, no WiFi, no EDGE (only GPRS!), 2.5mm headphone/mic jack.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
iPhone as cut out model
Saturday, January 20, 2007
41st Midem in Cannes, France
Friday, January 19, 2007
iPhone ringtone as sheetmusic
Thursday, January 18, 2007
iPhone ringtone at Gizmodo
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Happy birthday, Eartha Kitt
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
Hannspree shop in San Francisco
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Apple store employee caught using Windows laptop
Saturday, January 13, 2007
iPhony, the iPhone launch screen for PalmOS
Friday, January 12, 2007
Macworld Expo is over
Besides Apple's announcements there was not much exciting stuff to see. One of the best coverages of the show I found at Fazal Majid's low-intensity weblog, namely his MacWorld SF 2007 round-up. As always, great reading. Short and informative.
The ModBook from OWC is a great idea, especially if they will add some extra features to Apple's lineup like GPS receivers and possibly high res screens.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Apple Airport Extreme with IEEE 802.11n (and a!)
Apple introduced their new AirPort Extreme Base Station, which now supports IEEE 802.11n (and a!), has 3 Ethernet 10/100BaseT LAN ports and a USB connector for sharing printers and hard drives, all for 179$. Supposedly the USB port supports up to two devices via a USB hub.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Apple introduces iPhone:
OSX, 160dpi 3.5" display, 320*480 pixels, 115*61*11.6mm, 135 grams, ring/silent button, QuadBand GSM/EDGE, BT2.0, WiFi IEEE802.11b/g.
Update: availability US June 2007 exclusively through Cingular, EU Q4/07, Asia 2008
Maybe it is finally time to put that old Newton sweater to rest.
Monday, January 08, 2007
PagePacker creates PocketMod print outs on MacOSX
Just found this via The Unofficial Apple Weblog: PagePacker lets you quickly put together your own PocketMods from PDFs, images or pages from the DIYplanner.com template set.
Update: Tomorrow Macworld Expo San Francisco starts. As always: the most important infos you find on Ilene Hoffmann's party list!
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Sony at the Metreon in San Francisco
Today I went to the Metreon near the Moscone center and visited the Sony store there. They have the Sony Reader (with SD slot!), the Sony UX280 and the Mylo on display. The Sony Reader is great for reading ebooks in text form, but due to only SVGA resolution (800*600) quite useless for reading PDFs. The Sony UX280 is just amazing, especially the 4,5 inch LCD with 1024*600 pixels is gorgeous and great to read. The Mylo is much smaller and lighter, than I thought, and with built in Skype and SIP clients, email and the included keyboard this could be a great communication device.
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Nokia N800 available at CompUSA
The Nokia N800, the successor to the Nokia 770 is available right now at CompUSA for 399$, even though it won't be officially announced until next week. The San Francisco store didn't receive them, yet, even though more than 100 units have been ordered. The Emeryville store of CompUSA still has 11 on stock, ready for sale. Faster CPU, more memory, built in camera, Flash7 and finally: 2 SD card slots! Hopefully the LCD is visible in direct sun light, too. But given the fact, that it is from Finland and running Linux, my hopes are not high.
Update: a Skype client for the Nokia N800 should be available soon!
Friday, January 05, 2007
One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)
Today I had the wonderful opportunity to try out one of the first 600 prototypes of the OLPC, the infamous 100$ laptop for children in third world countries. 300 have been destroyed for stress testing them (no kidding!) and the other 300 have been given to some select people around the world. Includes built in mesh networking. The 200dpi LCD is switchable between black/white and color, readable even in direct sunlight, uses only 2 Watts of power, which gives 12 hours of battery life and includes a green 12V power adapter with 1.5A. A VGA camera, USB ports and a touchpad are included, too. The proposed waterproof version was scrapped for now, as it would have risen the price of the unit by 15$.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Nancy Pelosi is 60th US Speaker of the House of Representatives
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
using SMS as push email
Ever since Research In Motion (RIM) announced their Blackberry with Push mail support I wondered, if I should use push mail, too. Now I came to the conclusion, that SMS is even better than push email for me. The biggest point in using SMS as a push email medium is, that it has to be short, normally less than 160 characters. So if anybody wants to send me a message, that reaches me immediately, they have to keep the information short and concise.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
back in San Francisco
For me this is one of the best places to stay in San Francisco: the Green Tortoise includes WLAN nearly everywhere in the building, Internet access stations running Linux, breakfast every day and dinner three times a week, all for 23$ a day. It is located in North Beach near Chinatown and Columbus. And last but not least: a stunning view to the former TransAmerica pyramide.
Monday, January 01, 2007
hipHolster by UrbanTool
Today I finished the packing for my trip to San Francisco. Thanks to the hipHolster by UrbanTool I manage to carry my Nokia 770, Treo650, passport, ticket, wallet, USB SD reader/writer, spoon, chop sticks, sound blocking ear phones and a combined pen/stamp with me all the time, without needing a fanny bag, that makes you look pregnant.