It amazes me how much stuff Apple has been able to stuff into the iPhone: accelerometer, compass, GPS all seem old today. The latest addition is a teslameter, a device for measuring magnetic fields using the iPhone 3GS or 4′s magetometer. I don’t know exactly what use there’ll be for that, but I’m sure people [...]
Steve Jobs passed away at his home. Regardless of your preference in computers or phones, he had an amazing record of innovation over the years:
MIT and Princeton have come up with a way to avoid red lights if you drive slow enough. SignalGuru, an iPhone app, uses pictures from dash-mounted smartphones to calculate the speed you should travel to avoid hitting red light, or having to brake.
This just in: Steve Jobs quits Apple! The Wall Street Journal has the story. What does this mean for the future of Apple, the iPhone, and the iPad?
OK, you’ve heard of the $1000 “I Am Rich” iPhone app, right? It was a dummy app that did nothing but announce to onlookers that you are rich enough to afford the program. At a thousand dollars, it sold eight copies before Apple pulled the plug on it. Now there’s a new app trying to [...]
Google just released its own phone, the Nexus One, this week. Google has had a mobile phone software platform, Android, available for a while now, and a number of cell phone companies are using it on their phones. But this is the first time Google has come out with a consumer hardware device. (Note: It [...]
This month’s New Yorker cover was drawn by artist Jorge Colombo while standing outside the wax museum in Times Square. He used an iPhone application called Brushes. There’s a video on the New Yorker site which shows how he did it. The video is created by another Brushes application called Brushes Viewer, which converts the [...]