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22 Mar/12

My Sommelier: un esperto di vini nascosto nel vostro smartphone

My Sommelier: un esperto di vini nascosto nel vostro smartphone

ASPI, l'Associazione della Sommellerie Professionale Italiana, annuncia oggi che My Sommelier, la prima applicazione che permette di avere un sommelier professionista sempre al proprio fianco, sarà disponibile gratuitamente da domani anche su Play Store (il vecchio Android Market) e sarà presto disponibile anche per altri sistemi operativi per smartphone come Windows Phone, BlackBerry, e Bada. Lo sviluppo multipiattaforma, primo passo di una serie di importanti novità per My Sommelier,...

21 Feb/12

Blackberry Playbook OS v2 Update Due Today [Updated, It’s Out!]

Blackberry Playbook OS v2 Update Due Today [Updated, It’s Out!]

It’s been delayed and delayed further, but despite no official confirmation from RIM the long-anticipated version 2 of the company’s QNX operating system for the Blackberry Playbook is due to be released today.  AMong the features on offer are native email and calendar apps, something that’s taken for granted with any other tablet operating system.  When the Playbook was first released, Rim saw the principle way to get email and calendar on the tablet would be to pair...

1 Ago/10

UAE to block the Blackberry?

UAE to block the Blackberry?

After previous problems in the country, the United Arab Emirates is now set to at least temorarily block RIM’s Blackberry phones in the country, saying they pose a “national security risk”. The rules regards internet usage and decency in the country are fairly strict and all ISPs are required to have filtering equipment to block innappropriate or offensive websites and content.  The difference with the Blackberry though is that all of the data on the phones...




31 Lug/10

RIM to launch Blackpad?

RIM to launch Blackpad?

It could be the worst branding exercise since technology company Blick launched their glossy white Internet radios and suddenly realised they wouldn’t be able to sell them in South Africa.  Now Research in Motion, the company behind the amazingly popular Blackberry mobile phones has now registered the domain name blackpad.com. The Blackpad is rumoured to be a tablet computer to rival the iPad (the image below is only an artists’ impression).  Not much is known...

2 Lug/10

Google Apps vs. Google Accounts Parity Coming

Google Apps vs. Google Accounts Parity Coming

Google Apps users who want access to all the same products that regular Google Accounts have won’t have to wait much longer. An anonymous tipster tells me a Google Trusted Tester program is underway right now, which “transitions” Google Apps accounts to full access to all GOOG products, including Voice, Reader, Buzz, Analytics, and more. Here’s the official Help page which includes a visualization of the transition, in the screenshot here. (Here’s a PDF,...

24 Giu/10

The Software Buttons You Love Pushing

The Software Buttons You Love Pushing

Spent several hours running around town doing tedious errands the other day in neighborhoods I don’t know well, so I was thrilled to finally tap the “Navigate To->Home” button on my GPS when I was done. It got me wondering: what are the software buttons you just can’t help but love to tap, click, or press? An informal poll on Twitter unearthed a bunch of good ones: your email’s Out of Office “Enable” button, “End Call,” “Mark...

8 Giu/10

Lessons from Apple on Advertising and Aesthetics

Lessons from Apple on Advertising and Aesthetics

Steve Jobs announced the iPhone 4 yesterday in his WWDC keynote, and it’s a gorgeous device with software upgrades that include multitasking, a video chat app called FaceTime, and more. I’m still a happy Android user, but I have to hand it to Apple. They continue to school the industry on aesthetics and marketing. Case in point: the FaceTime demo video. First, some background. I got a Sprint EVO at Google I/O which has a front-facing video camera, and presumably the ability...

12 Mag/10

Happy Birthday to the Shell Script That Runs My Life

Happy Birthday to the Shell Script That Runs My Life

On May 12, 2006, I hacked together my first bash script that was more than a dozen lines and published it on Lifehacker. todo.sh manipulated a todo.txt file at the command line using grep, tail, head, sort, and cat: all the shell-based text tools that I knew and loved. Back then, in Lifehacker’s heyday, I was obsessed with the simplicity and portability of text files, mostly because Danny O’Brien featured them front and center in his original life hacks talk. Since then, Todo.txt...

2 Apr/10

I’m Not Buying an iPad This Weekend

I’m Not Buying an iPad This Weekend

Even though I’m desperately curious how one looks and feels and works, I’m not buying an iPad–just yet, anyway. I’ll head down to the Apple store and fondle one on Saturday, just before TWiG, so that I can talk about it on-air. But I’m already suffering from gadget overload, with a netbook and an iPod touch and the Nexus One and a Kindle, so bringing another gadget into the house just doesn’t makes sense. I will buy a tablet in the next year or so–after...

9 Gen/10

“iPhone’s for Sheep; Android’s for Geeks”

“iPhone’s for Sheep; Android’s for Geeks”

David Pogue says an ardent army of “Fandroids” attacked his mostly positive Nexus One review with the same mouth-foaming irrationality as Apple, Microsoft, and Linux fanboys of years past. Crazy people saying crazy things on the internet aside, Pogue makes a good point: Android has come to represent a kind of hacker counterculture, whose members dismiss the iPhone as closed, proprietary, and designed “for dummies” and sheep. I thought Pogue’s review was well...