Posts Tagged ‘iPhone’

App store apps: How do they affect your life?

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

You cannot imagine how creative

app store apps

are. From flash cards, GPS location aware applications, alarm clocks, internet calls, instant messages, to travel guide, those apps are a given to our life. Because we carry our iphones/ipod touches everyday, they are helping our daily life in a positive way.

We are fortunate to live in a life that we could not even imagine when we were kids. We can communicate in a lot of ways. Whether is facebook, twitter, myspace, skype or msn. Now with iphone apps, we can carry all this in one little phone/pod. Think about it, isn’t it wonderful?

Fring is my favorite app so far. What is yours?

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Google Phone: It’s real

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

The long awaited google phone is finally materializing and today Google gave them to its employees to test out:

Google Releases Experimental Phone to Employees:

This is the phone I want. I need an unlocked phone, with data plan only, can run Skype to make calls, to be open-source based, can run Java. Google phone looks like, finally, my dream phone.

I like iphone/ipod, but I do not like the way that all is prepriotary. I don’t want to buy another pc/notebook to develop iphone apps running in a mystery OS uisng Object C. Wifi and Skype do not work well too. I hate they exclude Java programs from their OS and Steve Jobs’s rediculous comments about Java.

Did I mention that you can use your sd card to expand your storage without paying bigger bucks? Better than iPhones too!

All cool editors in iphone/ipod touch

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

iPhone Editors and Blogging Apps

Wordpress(not Wordpress 2? Wordpress 2 requires 3.0 software), and lifecast are not available in US store.


WordPressScreen shot by J Kyrnin

I got this app to connect to my many WordPress blogs. It works fine on the one that uses the root as the blog. But the others I have that don’t I couldn’t get connected to. Frustrating. It also only seems to connect to one blog at a time, and I currently have 3 active WordPress blogs.

This app is free.



LifecastScreen shot by J Kyrnin

One of the nice features of LifeCast is how easy it is to connect to various different blogs and blog platforms. You can set up multiple blogs and maintain them all from this one app. The drawback being that while it is a nice looking tool that allows you to upload images to your blogs, when I tried to post something, it didn’t go live on my blog.

This app is free.


iPhone apps that bloggers will love

iPod Touch

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

JY got her iPod Touch (8GB) as an anniversary gift for her 10 year service with the company.

Just love this stuff. The design is light and sleek. Not only is it a media player, it is a computer too. iTunes podcasts and AppStore games are just part of the fun.

I am looking into expanding its computing power. Don’t forget, it has a computer in it and I wnated to extend its power.

First of all imagine I develop a Java application on it… I am requesting alcheMo for iPhone to use it to convert Java codes into iphone machine code.

Next, there are many cool apps I need to explore. For example, Orb, letting you remotely browse files in your your more powerful home PC:

This is a new world and there is a lot to learn, for fun.

iPhone SDK requires a Mac to develop (MacOS leopod and over), plus $99 to deploy it to iphone, which is not that cool. I’d rather use G1(google phone) is I really need a smart phone.

I also need a way to freely add files into iphone, so I can

  • read PDF/TXT files in ipod touch
  • read Ajax/javascript enabled LOCAL web pages I developed using safari (any other browsers it may support?)

Apple’s treatment to Java and Flash is really ridiculous, by the way.

Smart Phone Price Rundown(phone, voice plan and data plan)

Friday, June 5th, 2009

As of June 4 2009.

The smart phone deals:

  • Palm Pre: $199 after $100 mail-in rebate. Available Jun 6 2009 on Sprint. 2-year agreement with qualifying voice & data plans required.
  • iPhone 3G: $199. AT&T has announced the 3G data plan for the iPhone will cost $30 a month, which is $10 more than the $20 EDGE plan of the original iPhone. This cost is in addition to a voice plan, which starts at $39.99. About $70/month minimum. For complete updated information on pricing, go here.
  • G1 (Google Phone):
What types of plans are available for the T-Mobile G1?
Once you’ve selected a specific T-Mobile voice plan (starting $39.99 individual, $69.99 family plan), you must also choose a data plan in order for your T-Mobile G1™ to work. You can choose a data plan that offers unlimited data access and unlimited messaging (text, IM and email) for $34.99 a month. Or for $24.99 a month you get unlimited data access and 400 messages (text, IM and email). These plans are the best value.

Palm Pre vs. iPhone

Friday, June 5th, 2009

I just heard about Palm Pre this afternoon on my way home through NPR. It loks like finally we got a competitor for IPhones. Palm is a great company who invented Palm Pocket PC or Parl Pilot.

I hope to buy an iPhone before but the subscription is a little bit expensice. Palm Pre is to be 30 dollars less than iPhone’s AT&T service through Sprint.