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For those of you unfamiliar with the Nike+iPod, it's a "device which measures and records the distance and pace of a walk or run." Sensor goes in your shoes, connect the receiver to your iPod and the iPod displays how fast and how far you have been running. When you sync your iPod with your PC the data is automatically uploaded to the Nike+ website and you can easily track your runs on a easy to use web interface. One of my biggest concerns before purchasing was how to replace the battery and how ...
March 23
7:00pm


Uptown Bar, Minneapolis

This is a social get together for iPhone application developers.

Please RSVP to Dan Grigsby (dan@unpossible.com) if you are planning on coming.
Multitouch is going to be the next big thing. Natural User Interfaces (NUI) are going to change the way we use client applications soon. You think it's not true? See the iPhone hype. This is not a very good phone, feature wise. It is lacking very basic features. But being able to control your phone using multiple fingers was a real killer feature. Read the rest of this entry » ...
I wanted to make sure and draw attention to the effort that Brandon King in Harrison, Arkansas has given towards promoting this event. There are some major giveaways, and we will be arranging a carpool from Springdale to drive the 1:30 to give a good showing from the NWA DNUG crew. Details: Who: CLAUDIO LASSALA What: Details at http://odnug.org When: April 2nd 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Where: North Arkansas College (Center Campus - Durand Center - Old Regions Bank Building), Harrison, AR Grand Prize Inspiron ...
I was just chatting to a friend of mine (Hello John), about sending SMS from an iPhone. We talked about instigating an SMS from a mobile web-page. This is of course possible, with an HTML tag like - <A HREF=”SMS:2323232232”/>TXT ME</A> Note, you can’t put any spaces in the phone number. Also you can’t do <A HREF=”SMS:2323232232?BODY=s... ME</A> which is a bit of a shame. We have been making use of this for some time, on mobile portals. See below : Technorati ...
This looks really nice, http://www.iwebkit.net/ Fast simple builder of iPhone web applications. Goodness decisions, decisions. Dashcode, IUI and now this… ...
You can take screen shots of the phones screen by holding the HOME button and tapping the HOLD/STANDBY button. These will be saved under PICTURES and then CAMERA ROLL. Holding the HOME button for roughly 6-10 secs will terminate a program from running iif not responding. Dialling *#06# then calling will bring up our phones IMEI number. If the '.com' button is present whilst typing, then by pressing and holding down that button, 3 more domain name extensions appear – .edu, .org & .net. Instead ...
Then look no further than Evernote. I had heard about this app for awhile and even had it languishing on my iPhone never to be used. Then I started to look in to it as I tried to find something that would let me merge notes from my Mac and my Windows virtual machines. Not only is it cross-platform, but you can synchronize all of your notes over the internet between desktops, laptops and mobile devices. It is much more than a note taking app, with the ability to make web clippings and translate the ...

Yep, it’s true – Bill has banned all Apple products from chez Gates. I presume his kids will therefore be all Zuned up! Have heard though that Mrs Gates would rather like an iPhone but….

I bit the Jobs kinds aren’t banned from having Zunes or Windows Mobile phones! Simple, why would they want one!

At this rate it won't be too long before my entire consciousness is in the cloud. When I bought my new Macbook and started splitting my work between windows and os x I really started to make use of cloud based services. First Google Reader (which is AWESOME.) and now Evernote. I take a TON of notes and I think that Evernote is going to make life much easier for me. Here's how it usually breaks down for me- While I'm reading I use my iPod Touch to take notes- When I'm working on iPhone apps or just ...
Windows and Objective-C: two great things that haven't gone so great together. If you are a Windows programmer who has developed some curiosity around the hoary old object-oriented language (perhaps due to its popularity in the programming of a new-fangled device called the iPhone) you are at a distinct disadvantage. One indicator of this is the non-treatment of the Windows platform in books on the language. See for example "Programming in Objective-C", by Stephen G. Kochan, published by Addison ...
Apple with the latest iPhone SDK have introduced this feature with a tool called DashCode. Here’s a link to the article on CNET http://reviews.cnet.com/830... Is this the end of the great IUI ? Update - I've just got a version of this working have a look at http://www.binaryrefinery.c... < in Safari ...
ETICS: Is it ethic that companies like Microsoft and Apple selling products which are not ready? Conclusion for Xbox360 and iPhone 3G – it was that clear that selling not fully tested products was not ethic at all. Apple for me was more dishonest than Microsoft. Anyway both companies make great profits and take big part of market. Microeconomics: Oligopoly, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PS3 as duopoly in seventh generation consoles. Some analysis, calculations, statistics and data from NPD. Currently ...
The other day I needed a toaster. Toasters are pretty cool devices, and it's probably safe to say that most people own one these days. Toasters are cool. I went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond and looked at the ones for sale. The sales associate pointed out a most wonderful toaster. It had a DVR, an onboard PS3, a theramin (look it up), and margarita machine. Wow, thought I...how productive and powerful. The associate gushed over its power and functionality. I was a huge fan of the manufacturer who produced ...
There is a new game of tag going on on Facebook, and I was tagged 3 times in the last few days, so I thought I should really try and find 25 interesting things to mention about me. I posted this on my Facebook profile (such are the rules of the game) but it makes sense to get this on my blog as well!! So here we go, all you always wanted to know about me but were afraid to ask. Read the rest of this entry » ...

Kelly Sonara sent me this link to 100 iPhone applications that will make you smarter.    I’m not sure if Zippo lighter qualifies, but here you go just spreading the word :-)

http://www.onlinebestcolleges.com/blog/2009/100-free-iphone-apps-that-will-make-you-smarter/

I finally have found justification for my iPhone. Utility in the form of a Chipotle Mobile Ordering app. Ahhh, now I can order my 1500 calorie Mexican treats via my iPhone. Who  loves you baby?

Tip o’ the Hat to Mac Rumors iPhone Blog!

Microsoft have finally re-introduced the idea of smart 2D barcodes that can carry URL’s, Vcards etc. It works great, I’ve just got it working on iPhone and Windows mobile devices… Shame you now need a colour printer to print them, although I have found they scan really well off of an LCD screen. http://www.microsoft.com/tag/ Interestingly it looks like every time you scan a tag, Microsoft updates their logs so you can see how popular your tags are. Just a footnote on this. Looking at this, all the ...
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In this issue: Boyan Mihaylov, Jeff Prosise, Tim Heuer, Bryant Likes, Page Brooks, Michael Wolf, Jeff Wilcox, Swiss MSDN Team Blog, Robby Ingebretsen, Anna Wrochna, and Andy Beaulieu. Shoutouts: If ya wanna go to MIX09, and particularly if you're self-funded, I don't know if there's any left, but they're giving away 200 seats at $795... go there fast then come back :) Act Now! Limited Number of MIX09 Conference Passes Available for $795. I also want to say +1 for Thumbtack ... this is filling in ...
New iPhone owners will commonly ask themselves how they can sync their Google Calendar with their iPhone calendar. Or maybe how to sync their Gmail or Google Reader items with their iPhone readers. If you do a web search you’ll find some applications that will actually do this, but don’t waste your time. You want to go to the source, straight to Google, instead of going to Joe Bob Simpleton who has written some half thought out iPhone app to sync these things. So here’s what you do: Turn on your ...
My apologies for being tardy with the follow up post on my Nokia E71 experiences. Its amazing how work tends to take over your life at points and keep you from the things you truly love – spending time with your family or writing blog posts. Thanks for the reminder emails some sent me that I promised to pen this. Before I get started, there has been some other follow-on Nokia news. First Nokia is rumored to be working on the E75, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard version of the E71. It offers a 2.4” screen ...
So I decided it was time to take a few minutes this week and discuss what I learned this week. This moral is not really something new it's more a reiteration. I hate third party features with little to no documentation. I like developing my own products and knowing what I am doing. I was working with some big name third party feature and I felt like an idiot. First off I had to contact them to get an older version of the product. Some guy with a name like Frankenstein's henchman contacted me. If ...
I recently got the new MacBook Pro, and I am smitten. The form factor of the MacBook Air was what initially caught my attention after spending the last 16 years Mac-free. After seriously looking at the Macintosh line up I found several justifications for why I simply could not and should not spend another day without one. (The final tipping point was 18 months no interest from Best Buy - and this was after the credit crunch! I rationalized that by the time I had to actually pay for the thing I would ...
I saw "big" news today that Google released a search app for the iPhone that lets a user search using their voice as input. Wow - I'm impressed. That's pretty groundbreaking. Those of us using Windows Mobile Live Search have had this feature for some time...sorry Google/iPhone zealots! FWIW, I'm not really bashing Google - they do their core function (search) very well. I just don't get all the swooning over Google/iPhone ...
First up, if you don't know what Geocaching is, then please do yourself a big favour and look at www.geocaching.com So..., Yes its an iPhone app, andI've been looking/building something similar for a while. Lots of GPS systems promise Geocaching options but they all seem to fall a little wide of the mark (or the ones that I can afford do) This could be the answer? http://www.geocaching.com/i... ...
I'm taking two steps back and one step forward. As some of you know I had a not so great last week due to taking on way too much in life. This past year has been my let's get active and out of the house year. It ended up becoming the "Becky Cannot Say No" year. I am one of those people who has a philosophy that involves giving yourself at least 1 hour to do something absolutely brainless per day. For me if I don't get that one hour I start to have issues in my life. So from last week on I am giving ...
Windows Azure is an upcoming operating system for the cloud from Microsoft, announced on October 27 at PDC. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage Web applications on the Internet through Microsoft data centers. Azure goes beyond what other providers, such as Rackspace's Mosso or Amazon's EC2, offer. First, it will be available with a complete suite of tools and technologies for building your next big cloud application. Second, the Azure platform's ...
For the past three weeks I have been testing the new Nokia e71 and Apple’s iPhone 3g. Both phones are well built and deliver as promised in almost all areas. Below I will give a few tidbits about my experiences with each one. I am also at the same time working on deploying Microsoft’s System Center Mobile Device Manager (SCMDM). This will not come in to play with either of these devices though. Although they have licensed and support Exchange ActiveSync, SCMDM will only support devices running a ...
So I finally went out got the IPhone and love it so much. I ended up not killing At&t and getting it an entire day early without getting charged. I downloaded a ton of different applications for music and tweeting and such. There some things I don't quite like, but will deal with as time progresses and get used to the quirks: For example, I must have really big fingers and continuously hit the wrong buttons. It drives me insane, but it is still far superior to text messaging on my horrible old ...

The New Media Manitoba group is putting on an event this month focussing on iPhone development. The topics and speakers sound really interesting, but space is limited to only 50 people. To find out more and to register, check out their site here.

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So, I've been on a mission, to show that we can port our mobile portal application suite over to iPhone. We've long been using a Windows Mobile delivered portal that takes Sharepoint, Dynamics NAV and a host of other line of business system (LOB) and delivers them to our mobile workforce. The core of our business at Anglia Business Solutions (www.angliabs.com) is to allow our consultant's, sale staff and support engineers to work remotely. For any service based company our lifeblood is accurate time ...
Here is the thing, I sitting here on someone's backdeck talking to myself (blogging) while my wife attends a purse buying party. I am perfectly fine sitting here tapping away on my iPhone without any remorse for the lack of social commentary. Have I always been this way or has tech let me become anti-social? I think in my case it allows me to be more alone in a crowd than before because I look busy. On the other hand, I feel I have a better relationship with more distant friends or relatives due ...
Its my birthday in a couple of weeks and as a present my girlfriend bought me an iPhone...its an early present, but she's been going to the o2 shop for the last couple of weeks and this is the first time they have been in stock. Anyway, she is a gem, because she used her contract so I could get it! I had too long remaining on mine! (Which means for the first time in about 5 years my mobile number has changed, which is probably a good thing, anyway, if you haven't got my new number and want it, contact ...
Desarae is a Social Networking powerhouse. After she added me on Twitter a while back, I checked out her About Me page and was impressed with the sheer volume of sites and services she's a member of. She's on every one I'd heard of and a bunch more that were totally new to me. Being a Social Networking junkie myself, interviewing her was an easy decision. I considered doing the interview over Twitter, but then what would you have left to read? Without further delay, I give you NINE Questions with ...
So I stumbled upon a cool new utility for web testing called Browser Shots. Browser shots will provide screen shots of the URL you send it in many different browsers. The full list of browsers can be seen here: As you can see from the image, you have the ability to select from multiple OS's and their browsers as well as set the Screen Size, Color Depth, whether Javascript is off or on, whether Java is off or on, and whether Flash is installed. This application is free, however you do have to wait ...
Schon ganz ungeduldig habe ich den Blog des iphone Dev Teams beobachtet und auf das Release von pwnage 2.0 gewartet. Dieses Tool soll in der Lage sein bei meinem iPhone 2G den jailbreak und unlock durchzuführen. Um die Spannung zu nehmen, es hat geklappt und für alle die keinen MAC daheim haben, gibt es einen Möglichkeit den unlock auch durchzuführen. Ein kurz Anleitung wie der Prozess durchzuführen ist findet man hier. Im weiteren Verlauf der Kommentare finden sich auch Links zu den Bootloader. ...
Not content to sit on the side lines as “Beatle Mania 2” took place last week, I finally went out and bought myself a used iPhone. I am in love. I, of course, had to unlock mine for T-Mobile which was difficult because the previous owner upgraded to the 2.0 firmware. The device is truly amazing. It has rekindled my love of Audible.com. As I went out to the web to learn about the iPhone, I have only one issue. Can you guess what it is? Bueller? If you guessed Apple users you win!!! Reading the post ...
I'm pretty tired of hearing about how "great" the Iphone 3G is. So here's a short tribute to my trusty Windows Mobile powered Tilt. My Tilt already had GPS, Bluetooth, and 3G capability when I bought it. I didn't have to wait hours overnight for a sales clerk to tell me "here's your phone, it doesn't work all the way, but good luck activating it at home!" My Tilt has MMS capability - Granted I don't use it as much as others do, but for such a "great" phone you'd think Apple would have included such ...
Why isn't Guitar Hero out for the iPhone yet in the app store? Don’t tell me the folks that make this awesomely addictive game have overlooked this platform! For anywhere from five to ten bucks I wouldn't even think twice about getting this game. Especially when it could be combined with the iTunes store in some fashion to download the songs from the game, or get exclusive game-related content like live song versions or other unreleased material – videos from the band or interviews? Rock on. And ...

From the mobility space: Microsoft’s System Center Mobile Device Manager team has started blogging! Follow Dieter and his team as they share their large and collective wisdom on SCMDM and all its related goodness. Hey guys? Can we get iPhone support in the next version? I can dream …

OK for those who like it first.... The new version of iTunes is ready to download. It includes all the hooks for the new iPhone and version 2.0 software release and of course APP store. App store is hidden at present but you can get to it by searching for AOL AIM in the store search then 'backing out' to App store. Here you will find all the goodie apps for free download or paid download. Remember you still need version 2.0 of the software to run these!! Technorati Tags: iPhone 2.0,iPhone 3G,APP ...
From ZD Net Australia: in brief Citrix used its thin client technology to demonstrate an Apple iPhone running Windows XP, at the recent Citrix Application Delivery Conference in Melbourne. Windows XP, seen below running on the iPhone, was loaded using Citrix's thin client desktop software XenDesktop. Using the Citrix ICA client — a UNIX application that allows devices to access Windows sessions on a Citrix server — the presenter was able to run Windows on the iPhone via Wi-Fi. Hit the link above ...
O2 remains the exclusive carrier of the iPhone in the UK for iPhone 3G. In keeping with Steve Jobs announcement the cost has been kept right as well. O2 offers the following four tariffs for iPhone 3G: £30/month - 8GB iPhone £99 - 16GB iPhone £159 - 75 Minutes - 125 Texts - Unlimited Data & WiFi - 18 month contract £35/month - 8GB iPhone £99 - 16GB iPhone £159 - 600 Minutes - 500 Texts - Unlimited Data & WiFi - 18 month contract £45/month - 8GB iPhone Free - 16GB iPhone £59 - 1200 Minutes ...
Everyone is streaming in trying to find the optimal seat. After four hours of waiting in line, I don’t care where I sit just as long as I am sitting. There are large plasmas all over the place which is good – from my vantage point, Jobs is going to be a dot. Huge applause – Al Gore is here in the audience. From my seat: More cheesy pre-show music … 10:01 AM PST Still waiting, people still streaming in. Whomever was in charge of the herd\logistics should be shot. Microsoft owns them in this regard ...
ASP.NET related Kigg - Building a Digg Clone with ASP.Net MVC Part - 1 The Making of Blogo.NET Configuring & customizing the health monitoring system of ASP.NET Mobile Application related alcheMo - Technology (J2ME to BREW and iPhone porting solution) Mojax (Mobile Ajax application framework) - it provides access to device capabilities like Camera API, Location Services, Contacts and more. Android Weather Forecast - Google Weather API - Description Android Poor mans GPS - Cell (Tower) ID / Location ...
So here in Australia we might be one of the first countries to have the iPhone unlocked and provided by two Carriers? (Optus and Vodafone) BUT - only if you are prepared to wait until the end of the year? Please..... anyone I know who is seriously interested in the phone has already arranged one from elsewhere. BTW, a colleague recently found out how delicate the glass screen is, OUCH!! So I would have provided more of a quote for this story but it appears that MISaustralia.com has come up with a ...
At the end of the iPhone commercials there is a pleasant ring tone demonstrated that somehow never made it to the shipping iPhone. It is in fact, a sound from the iLife application that ships with new Macs. You can download it from this web site that solved the mystery! Technorati Tags: iPhone,iLife,ring tones ...
So my bday is in two days, and all i get from my family is: what do you want for your bday? Seriously people, am I that hard to shop for? Sure I like to get all the cool new gadgets that come out. Sure I have everything, but so what? It is so easy, to shop for the guy that has everything! You can get him, ummmmm.....the uh....or ...uhhhh. Damn it you win, its hard to shop for me. But fear not, I have compiled a list of cool man things I think will help: 1. Iphone - Love this thing! It calls, it takes ...
In a move sure to make many an ITPro squeal with delight, Apple announced today that the iPhone will soon be enterprise-ready by licensing ActiveSync from Microsoft and adding remote lock, remote wipe and other requested features. Sign up for the Enterprise Beta program here. The iPhone will offer full Exchange support, thanks to licenses from Microsoft. The iPhone will also get enterprise-friendly security features, including remote wipe, support for Cisco IPsec VPN, certificates, identities, and ...