My iPod shuffle has 512MB flash memory, my iBook had 256MB total and my calculator much much less. The iPhone 4′s got a lot going for it on the DIY front including an easier to remove battery and modular components throughout. Visit ifixit’s iPhone 4 teardown for more gut ‘n goodness.
EasySource (Hong Kong) have some interesting English press releases, but they also have a pretty rad outlook on English educational apps. Traditionally, getting Little You to speak English instead of your native language costs thousands of pesos and robs your house of a screaming brat for hours at a time. If EasySource are to be trusted (and who wouldn’t trust a company called EasySource?), ESL education can be had for as little as 3.99$. Learning To Speak English (yep, each word cap’ed) uses traditional flashcards to coax a little of the Queen’s language from your child.
English teachers: TMA’ll keep it under wraps for your job security.
EasySource, Learning To Speak English: In The Garden, 3.99$
Not sure why Apple didn’t release this one.
This is NOT app related. I’ve been surprised by how insular the USA is. I read a lot of blogs, most from the USA and not a one even mentions the World Cup. Slovenia and USA will be starting momentarily but I fully expect normal American blogs to be on about baseball and what the mayor of Sarnia had for breakfast.
Americans, wake up. Your team in the only real international sport you play, will be fighting Group C’s current leader. DaringFireball, if you even mention a bloody childish baseball call, you have lost an RSS subscription. I’ll stop there rather than drag TMA into my foul mood.
Okay, back to our regular broadcast. You know, like World Cup apps ‘n stuff.
Our Russian contingent, ChiffaN, has been crying since the first international iPad announcement. I can only commiserate with him because South Korea will also be out of the loop till its anti-competitive clauses concede some face to their greedy customer base.
Anyways, the Russian iPad, a truly magical revolutionary product is out. It measures like 3 mm, carries and endless charge, and works great with Apple mice unlike the American iPad.
The Russian iPad folks, is the iMousePad.
Thanks Yanko Design
Apple’s iTunes Link Maker, which links to the App Store, has been pretty lackluster for a long time. Today or yesterday, though, it underwent a nice upgrade. As always, users can go directly to Apps, Music, Movies, Audiobooks, Music Videos, Podcasts, and Short Films, but now the experience is much more Apple, with direct links to Apple’s store, support and the entire ecosystem. It’s nice to see you enter 2010, Apple.
A picture is worth a thousand blog posts. I have no love for Adobe’s Flash -for any plug-in that uses more memory than the web browser it “plugs” already. It’s 2010. We’ve no need for dinky, proprietary plug ins maintained by insular software houses. Part of me thinks industry standards, too, are complete wastes of time and effort, but that’s another 話.
Adobe, 1999 called and wants its plug in back.
Last night’s Portugal/Côte d’Ivoire match may have disappointed patriot sports fans of both coastal countries, but it sparked my curiosity. Particularly quiet, the game’s 0:0 draw didn’t rend my eardrums in two. I wonder if its fans were using iVuzela instead of the real thing? If they were, God bless ‘em!
Yes, again. AT&T’s special knack for customer dissatisfaction and exposing personal information just begs the question: why in the hell have Apple stuck with the telco giant for so long? The new iPhone 4 is a must-have for trendy tech pundits, but at what expense? With the stench of AT&T’s iPad email breach still hot in our nostrils, this one is just too sweet to pass over.
Thanks to the blokes and blokets at Yanko Design, The App Machine’s visions for a darker, richer future have been netted. I’ve only recently turned to lord coffee myself, but already I realise how important the Italian software house’s brainchild is. Today, Make Coffee is just an entertainment app, but tomorrow it could have a real wireless coffee maker to match.
Thanks Yanko Design