Back in 2006, I posed a question on the blog of how to identify music without knowing its name. Ritchie pointed me at Shazam shortly after correctly identifying the specific track via its lyrics instead. Since that time, Shazam has been ported to the… more »
Daring Fireball has an interesting take on why the iPhone's note application is the pinnacle of the breed, with one of two minor niggles.
I still can't agree: the time-based flat access system that John Gruber considers to be the appropriate design… more »
Apropos of not much:
- Trying to sync over wifi when your laptop is already connected to a pay-to-play wifi hub doesn't work. Apple really needs to open up their iTunes sync API so that third party apps can piggyback on it.
- Pay-to-play wifi just… more »
TidBITS, an Apple-centred news/discussion site, had a very brief discussion on unlocking cellphones after the contract is up.
I have to say I'm unsure why cellphone companies are not obliged to do this. The rationale -- as I understand it -- is that… more »
I keep tabs on applications in the iTunes Store that drop to free as it's a chance to try out an application that otherwise I wouldn't bother with.
Sometimes when looking at the apps, you see some very odd behaviour. At the link is a program called… more »
I really wanted to like this. I've been waiting for someone to come up with a decent application that I could use to spool audio from my Mac to my iPhone while at home. It would be -- so to speak -- "Radio Adam: The Next Generation".
I thought this was… more »
Since migrating to an iPhone, I've been impressed by a lot about it. Naturally though, there are various shortcomings that periodically pull me out of that Jobs reality distortion field of bliss.
Today, it's that reduced Bluetooth stack. Whether due… more »
Recently I picked up an Apple Airport Express which is their little doodad that acts as a 802.11n extender, USB printer host and -- most importantly to me -- an AirTunes source. One of the problems I've been chewing on for a while is how to get my home… more »
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