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Thursday: April 15, 2010

Opera Mini for iPhone shoots past one million downloads in the App Store.Opera Mini for iPhone shoots past one million downloads in the App Store.

Turns out that people really do like an alternative to mobile Safari on their beloved iPhones. The application is also currently in the number one position in all twenty-two flavors of the app store.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 1:58 PM | Tags (11) | apple | application | appstore | browser | choice | downloads | iphone | mini | opera | reuters | safari |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

Opera Mini browser app now available for your beloved iPhone.Opera Mini browser app now available for your beloved iPhone.

Users of the iPhone now have an alternative to Safari when browsing the web thanks to Opera's latest and recently approved app offering. The Register has a thorough review of the app on the other side of the click. I'll admit it feels pretty snappy on my 3GS although sometimes page rendering is a bit wonky.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:11 PM | Tags (9) | approvals | apps | appstore | browser | competition | iphone | opera | register | safari |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Eleven recordings of terrible hold music for your listening pleasure.Eleven recordings of terrible hold music for your listening pleasure.

Ever been stuck on the phone waiting customer service of some kind? Chances are that you've probably heard some of these musical disasters. There are some exceptions to the hold call rule. Some of the trendier companies here in NYC play classic Nintendo (8-bit and all) music whilst holding. Instant win.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 1:42 PM | Tags (6) | examples | hold | music | neatorama | phone | terrible |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 71 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Adobe Creative Suite 5 now available for all you serious design folk out there.Adobe Creative Suite 5 now available for all you serious design folk out there.

The cost for getting yourself the latest and greatest set of Adobe design tools will set you back $1,699. If you happen to be thinking of going full-blown Master edition, you'll be plunking down $2,599. The iPhone Packager Tool may or may not be included with your purchase.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 1:25 PM | Tags (9) | adobe | creative | design | development | editions | iphone | master | pricing | suite |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: April 9, 2010

Multitasking and several other features coming to an iPhone near you.Multitasking and several other features coming to an iPhone near you.

That certainly was a whopper of an Apple presentation yesterday bringing tons of interesting features to iPhones, iPads, and iPods. I'm very curious to see how their iAds platform does once it is fully available. You can watch the entire presentation over on Apple's website.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:57 AM | Tags (11) | iphone | software | ipad | version | multitasking | api | sdk | inbox | gaming | network | iads |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Honest products through the truthful eye of Photoshop.Honest products through the truthful eye of Photoshop.

You can always count on a Photoshop contest to reveal the true nature of popular products and services. You'll also get a quick education about the popular consensus of said product and/or service. Handy and redundant.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:42 AM | Tags (9) | conest | honesty | logos | manipulation | photoshop | products | theme | truthful | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 6, 2010

Apple sends out invites for iPhone 4.0 preview event.Apple sends out invites for iPhone 4.0 preview event.

The month of Apple continues to roll on as the media will surely continue coverage of the iPad, iPhone, iPod now that this little event has been announced. The new software update is rumored to have some interface refreshes and some possible multi-tasking in there as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:58 AM | Tags (9) | apple | four | invites | iphone | macrumors | press | preview | software | version |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Turns out that most iPad owners already own an iPhone or another Mac. Who knew?Turns out that most iPad owners already own an iPhone or another Mac. Who knew?

About 66 percent of those surveyed said that they currently own an iPhone. A whopping 99 percent of those iPhone owners say they will use their handset in conjunction with the iPad.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:48 AM | Tags (7) | ipad | iphone | apple | mac | cnet | survey | handset |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 5, 2010

Mr. Plinkett's review of Star Wars Episode 2:  Attack of the Clones now online.Mr. Plinkett's review of Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones now online.

It's finally here! If you enjoyed the first seventy minute review of Episode 1 than you'll definetly have many a laugh with the ninety minute review of Episode 2. At least... that's what he said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:44 AM | Tags (8) | aotc | attack | clones | episode2 | movies | reviews | starwars | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 121 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 1, 2010

Nokia's N97 phone interface turns out to be a little different from the promo video.Nokia's N97 phone interface turns out to be a little different from the promo video.

The iPhone really has changed the landscape of smartphones and it's plain to see after you see the video from the source link. You'll see some attractive looking transitions and animations  that somehow skipped the actual device. You'll want to give your trusty iPhone a hug after watching this.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 6:54 AM | Tags (9) | advertising | dumb | interface | nokia | phone | truth | ui | video | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 30, 2010

Rumors swirling that there may be an iPhone for Verizon on the horizon.Rumors swirling that there may be an iPhone for Verizon on the horizon.

The Taiwan firm, Pegatron, will begin shipping the phones from next year, said the source close to Pegatron, who declined to be named as the plans were not yet public. The source could not confirm if the products would be for Verizon's network.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:42 AM | Tags (8) | apple | att | carrier | cdma | iphone | rumors | verizon | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 25, 2010

Hacking contest reveals brand new security flaw in your beloved iPhone.Hacking contest reveals brand new security flaw in your beloved iPhone.

The contest in question netted two lucky individuals a cool $15,000 as well as a brand new iPhone for their discovery. The hack in question involved a vulnerability located in the mobile Safari app which opened the door to other mischief.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:51 AM | Tags (10) | apple | contest | exploit | hack | iphone | messages | mobile | safari | sms | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Daily Grind: Picky

Name: Vin (aka mr. critical)
How Vin feels today: Picky @ 3:08:46 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue nit-picking at certain designs and also learning all about the wonders of objective-c coupled with Cocoa Touch as I attempt to publish some kind of iPhone app... hopefully this year.

Music Stuck in Head: Imogene / God Street Wine
The trend continues yet again. Also doesn't help that I'm building an archival site centered around the very same musical group at the very same time.

Stuff to do today:

  • See if that Tron DVD has finally arrived from Netflix
  • Proceed to introduce said Tron movie to other half who has never actually seen it
  • Brace self for nerdy onslaughts
  • Find more time to play Final Fantasy XIII
  • My take so far? Quite boring
  • ...and this review sums it up quite perfectly
  • Find more time to continue plugging away at iPhone app
  • Find more time to continue that other archive-based project
  • Find more time in general

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:08 PM | Tags (7) | app | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | gsw | iphone | publish |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 23, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to fix a stripped wire on your beloved set of headphones.A handy tutorial on how to fix a stripped wire on your beloved set of headphones.

This has happened to me more times than I can remember specifically with a certain line of Sony headphones. Next time this happens I'll be giving this tutorial a whirl before running out to the local Best Buy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:15 AM | Tags (6) | headphones | stripped | wire | instructables | dip | plastic |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 22, 2010

Brand new Apple patent may pave the way for their very own social network.Brand new Apple patent may pave the way for their very own social network.

Yes, you may be getting your iSocial on in the near future thanks to this little patent that Apple has put forth specifically for the iPhone. Behind the scenes your iPhone passes tokens around to correspond with users in your immediate vicinity and let's you connect with them (either digitally or realistically).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:56 AM | Tags (9) | adhoc | geographic | iphone | location | media | mobile | networking | patent | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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