May 2009


Microsoft’s Loke uei Tan Demos HTC Snap’s Quick Photo Taking Ability

Anyone who has ever used pretty much any cameraphone has experience the huge delay between bringing the camera app up, pressing the “shutter” button and actually taking the photo. However, based on this brief video demo by Microsoft’s Loke uei Tan, it looks like HTC has solved this issue in the upcoming HTC Snap (Standard Edition – no touch screen).

I giving a lot of thought to replacing my T-Mobile Dash with either the HTC Snap or HTC TouchPro2. Hmm.

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Mini-Podcast 9: LiveScribe Pulse Smartpen

The LiveScribe Pulse Smartphone 2GB model I bought arrived a few days ago (There’s also a 1GB model). In this mini-podcast:

1. I discuss syncing with multiple computers and multiple platforms (Mac OS X & Microsoft Windows)
2. I provide a short sound recording made with the pen’s built-in microphone (it also comes with a headset that records in stereo).

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Sample image of notes written using the LiveScribe Pulse Smartpen

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– You can also point your smartphone’s browser at mobiletoday.podbean.com to listen to or download the MP3 file over the air to your phone.

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iPhone Compared to Star Trek Communicator (STTOS Era Device)

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My daughter and I went to see the new Star Trek movie last night. As a long time Trekker I give the movie a big thumbs up despite the shocking ret-cons (no spoilers). My non-Trekker daughter (she’s never watched an episode of STTOS (Star Trek The Original Series) or previous Star Trek movies) loved it too. I liked it so much, it moved me to find my dusty old STTOS Communicator I was amused to note the iPhone 3G is about the same length and width as the Communicator though the iPhone is much thinner.

Live long and prosper…

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Mini-Podcast 8: Phone Voice Spam in my Google Voice Account

I was surprised to see what looks like phone voice spam in the History folder of my Google Voice account.

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I believe these missed phone calls are incoming phone spam because I’m not familiar with the numbers and Google Voice managed to record two brief fragments from the first number in the list above (401-889-9876) from Warwick RI and the last number (786-369-7342) from Miami FL. I’ve attached those two recorded fragments of what sounds like part of a pre-recorded phone voice spam at the end of Mini-Podcast 8.

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CamStudio Screencast Recorder on a Netbook Running Windows 7 RC (video demo)

The free and Open Source CamStudio 2.0 demoed on an Asus Eee PC 1000HA running Windows 7 Release Candidate. I was happy to see CamStudio run on this combo since it did not run under Windows Vista when I tested it after Vista’s launch.

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Podcast 25: Bento for iPhone – A Conversation with FileMaker VP Ryan Rosenberg

FileMaker’s Bento is been a popular personal database app for the Mac. Its one shortcoming for me was the lack of a way to carry its data with me on a phone. The release of…

Bento for iPhone 1.0 (iTunes App Store)

Bento for iPhone (Product page)

…earlier this week appears to have addressed that issue for me. Fortunately, I was able to speak with Ryan Rosenberg, Vice President of Marketing and Services, to learn more about Bento for iPhone.

We also spent a few minutes discussing a second iPhone related product that was also released this week: FileMaker PHP iPhone Site Assistant. This server-side product produces iPhone friendly web pages for presenting data stored in FileMaker Server.

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