Over the years, I have written several times about my love of the iPod mini. It has been more than six years since the mini was first introduced and I still consider it to be the best iPod ever made. It's neither too big nor too small. It lacks ... Read More
For being the elegant design company and considering His Steveness' obsession with user interfaces and ease of use, the iPod touch has some infuriating inconsistencies.
Suppose I have a playlist that contains a mixture of audio and video content
I begin playing that playlist and the first track is an audio ... Read More
We talked a few weeks ago about using Prowl to send Google Voice (GV) SMS messages to your iPhone or iPod touch. That solution works like a charm, but it was a little on the techno-geeky side and a person would probably need at least basic coding skills to ... Read More
I've been experimenting with yet another social networking doohickey the last few days. As far as I've been able to figure, Brightkite is essentially location-aware Twitter. Why is that cool? Well, in and of itself, I'm not sure it is.
It works like this. As you move around during the ... Read More
Just as a fun little followup to our Prowl discussion, here's something that should prove to be uber-annoying. Type something in the box below, hit the "Send" button, and your message will instantly be pushed to my iPod touch.
As promised, here's the down and dirty on how I managed to get notifications of Google Voice (GV) SMS messages pushed to my iPod touch.
To make it all work, you need a GV account, an iPhone or iPod touch, and a computer that will act as intermediary. I'm using ... Read More
There's a really cool iPhone app out there called Exposure. It's a location aware Flickr browser, so it can automatically show me the most recent photos added to flickr that were taken close to where I am. Well, I fired it up this morning, clicked on a photo that ... Read More
I get that the syncing mechanisms for iPhone and iPod touch are built around a legacy system that was designed for a device tethered to your computer via USB, but so much potential coolness is being wasted that way.
With firmware 2, iPhones and iPod touches... iPods touch... have this ... Read More
So I downloaded the iPhone SDK and finally found a few extra minutes to play with it a bit last night. If you've worked with XCode and Cocoa before, the learning curve is minimal. At first, I was just using the iPhone simulator for testing. It seems to work ... Read More
Last time, we walked through the steps necessary to install and configure Apache and PHP on the iPod touch. In this post, I will outline the steps for setting up a simple sqlite database which can then be accessed by a PHP webapp. This should look very familiar to ... Read More