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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?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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...




31 Lug/10

RIM to launch Blackpad?

RIM to launch Blackpad?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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...

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...

7 Gen/10

Android 2.1’s Best Features in Screenshots

Android 2.1’s Best Features in Screenshots

Great software needs hardware that can keep up, and my new Nexus One is a sleek, awesome handset. But the most important ingredient in this generation of touchscreen smartphones is the software: the screen is just a canvas that software paints on, and Android 2.1 is a work of art. Coming from the chunky G1, the thin and flat Nexus One hearkens back to my iPhone days. (It doesn’t require a holster, and slid into my jeans pocket it doesn’t make my thigh look too fat–it...

16 Set/09

Opera Mini 5 beta

Opera Mini 5 beta

Opera has just released a beta version of their acclaimed mobile web browser Opera Mini 5. The beta version, which is available publicly can be downloaded to a mobile phone directly or to the computer system first. Versions for Blackberrys and Java compatible cell phones are provided on the download page. Opera 5 Mini comes with several new features that make the mobile browsing experience more pleasant. Some of them are: Sleek design — Opera Mini 5 features a new, intuitive and...

28 Lug/09

Apple Blocks Official Google Voice App, Pulls GV Mobile from App Store

Apple Blocks Official Google Voice App, Pulls GV Mobile from App Store

TechCrunch got this headline just right: Apple Is Growing Rotten To The Core: Official Google Voice App Blocked From App Store. The second half was originally “and It’s Likely AT&T’s Fault.” Apple’s withheld approval of the official Google Voice application and pulled the unofficial GV Mobile app on the grounds that they “duplicate iPhone functionality.” If TechCrunch is right, once the AT&T exclusive deal is done, this will likely change....

16 Lug/09

How to SMS with Google Voice from Any Mobile Phone

How to SMS with Google Voice from Any Mobile Phone

Just because you don’t have an Android phone or BlackBerry doesn’t mean you can’t text from your cellphone using your Google Voice number. If you’ve gotten an invite to Google Voice and you’re an iPhone or non-smartphone user, you might be disappointed about not having clear access to the texting feature. However, you CAN use Google Voice SMS capabilities on any phone. Even if you do have an Android phone or BlackBerry, you can use this method to use the native...

15 Lug/09

Official Google Voice App Now on Android (and BlackBerry)

Official Google Voice App Now on Android (and BlackBerry)

For an solution built by an independent developer without an API, GV did a great job of putting Google Voice on Android. But today GOOG finally got around to releasing their official Google Voice app, and it includes a few more features than GV, even if it’s not totally polished yet. I’m still getting my feet wet with the new app, and GV developer Evan Charlton is still deciding on his application’s fate. But all indicators point to the official app becoming my main...

21 Giu/09

iPhone 3GS? Not Enough to Justify the Cost (and AT&T Sucks)

iPhone 3GS? Not Enough to Justify the Cost (and AT&T Sucks)

Asked my Twitter peeps whether or not they were buying the just-released iPhone 3GS, and 175 replies later, the response is a pretty solid NO. Almost 80% of respondents are passing on the 3GS mainly because they don’t think the upgrade is worth the money, they’re not eligible for the upgrade pricing, they think AT&T blows, they’re waiting for next year’s model, or they’re simply happy with their current phone. The other 20% were thrilled about getting...

8 Apr/09

Cuil: le timeline in un motore di ricerca

Cuil: le timeline in un motore di ricerca

Vi ricordate di Cuil ? Il motore di ricerca lanciato nell'estate 2008, che si vanta tutt'ora di aggregare il triplo delle pagine di Google . Cuil , termine gaelico per indicare "conoscenza", si pronuncia come "cool" ed è stato sviluppato da ex dipendenti di Google. In piena corsa per competere con i grandi motori di ricerca, Cuil si arricchisce adesso di una nuova funzione di visualizzazione dei risultati di ricerca: la timeline . Continua a leggere Cuil:...

6 Apr/09

DocMazy: motore di ricerca per documenti, xls, pdf, txt

DocMazy: motore di ricerca per documenti, xls, pdf, txt

Segnalo in questo post DocMazy . E' un servizio molto simile a DocJax , un motore di ricerca per documenti di cui ho parlato in questo post . Le differenze sono poche, ma significativamente a favore di DocJax che: aggrega i migliori risultati di Google e Yahoo; ha un servizio di community, che consente agli utenti, tra l'altro, di condividere link; è possibile effettuare ricerche sui tag; i documenti sono anche classificati per: i più visti, i più scaricati,...

4 Apr/09

MyeBook: creare e condividere ebook con semplicità

MyeBook: creare e condividere ebook con semplicità

In piena epoca di web 2.0, in cui tutti possiamo pubblicare i nostri contenuti in più formati, è arrivato finalmente Myebook , un servizio che consente, in maniera molto semplice, di creare e condividere ebook piacevoli da sfogliare. E' facile creare il nostro ebook a partire da un pdf che Myebook provvederà a trasformare in un oggetto sfogliabile, ma possiamo anche costruirci il nostro ebook passo dopo passo. L'editor è semplice da usare e consente...

31 Mar/09

YouTube EDU: videolezioni libere dalle università americane

YouTube EDU: videolezioni libere dalle università americane

YouTube ha lanciato in questi giorni YouTube EDU , uno spazio del noto portale di videosharing dedicato interamente ai contenuti educativi . YouTube EDU aggrega per lo più intere videolezioni registrate in aula, per cui prepariamoci a seguire lezioni che superano spesso la durata di un'ora, a volte anche di due ore! Tutti i video sono liberamente accessibili, provenienti da università americane, comprese le più importanti: Yale, Stanford, MIT, Harvard! Ecco qui...