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Link A Week with Android: Day 1

I got an Android phone yesterday and am going to spend a week with it as my primary device. My phone number has been forwarded, close family has been notified that SMS messages need to be sent to the new number and my iPhone is sitting at home right now. I am going to post [...]

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Link iPhone 4 Impressions

I have had an iPhone 4 since launch day. I upgraded from a 3GS. Overall, it’s nice upgrade over the previous version of the phone. The single best feature is the new 300 DPI Retina display. You interact with that display all the time and you never stop noticing how beautiful and sharp it is. [...]

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Link The End of Unlimited Data at ATT is Mostly a Good Thing

ATT today announced the end of unlimited data plans for wireless customers. Why did they do it? It was not about revenue. They sat around the table at ATT and asked: What’s the number one issue with customer satisfaction today? And the universal answer is network performance. How do they fix it? Well, they could [...]

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Link Apple is doing what Microsoft never managed to: Kill Flash

The engineering community is no great fan of Adobe Flash. We use it because we have to, not because we want to. Most Flash apps are written by people with a softer set of skills and a greater sense of aesthetics. Real engineers don’t want to program in Flash. So any effort to kill it [...]

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Link Print photos at home from your iPhone with Phanfare Photon

We are announcing today that we have updated Phanfare Photon for the iPhone to enable home printing to HP printers. The updated version of the iPhone app is available in the app store now. We worked with HP to get this all working. We are the first app outside of HP’s iPrint Photo that will [...]

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Link Praise for Phanfare Photon for the iPhone

We have had our app in the iPhone store for over a year now. The reviews have been consistently positive, although the average rating is only 2.5. Seems like 1/2 the people delete it from their phone, write no review, and give it 1 star. The other half of reviewers give it five stars or [...]

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Link Phanfare Photon update has hit the Apple App store

Wow, it’s been nearly three months since the last update to Phanfare Photon for the iPhone and iPod touch and hence this version has so much good stuff that there is not just one major feature. Here are the highlights: Video is now synchronized to the iPhone over the air and will play offline in [...]

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Link Open Questions with the Apple Tablet

I believe Apple will do a tablet computer that has a virtual keyboard. The product will have approximately a 9 inch screen, be designed to sit on a kitchen counter, have a fold out back foot that will allow it stand up like a picture frame, and also be comfortable to use on a couch. [...]

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Link Kindle iPhone app is a great complement to the Kindle

Amazon recently released a Kindle iPhone app that allows you to read any book that you have purchased. You can use the app without owning a Kindle or in addition to the Kindle. Where the app really shines is using it in addition to the Kindle. Reading on the iPhone for long periods of time [...]

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Link The iPhone as a GPS logger

Engadget ran a rumor today that Apple may be interested in turning the iPhone 3G into a GPS logger. These devices are not new. You can buy a GPS logger from Amazon today for under $100.. The way they these devices work is by logging where you are at any given point in time. Then, [...]

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