Stories for Apr. 25, 2005

Apple’s iPhoto in Mac OS X 10.1 was the reason I finally bought a digital still camera in 2001. Since then I’ve taken quite a few gigabytes’ worth of pictures filled with fond memories. While the built-in integration between iPhoto and .Mac, as well as iPhoto’s ability to “export” photo web sites to directories were decent alternatives to share pictures, those methods remained however not very cost-effective and somehwat inconvenient.

In 2004, Flickr.com opened its doors to the world as yet another photo sharing web service. “Yet another?”, you may ask. Well, not quite. Flickr offered a radically new approach to photo sharing, for the first time introducing the concept of a “photo stream“. Read more »

If you’re anything like me, you constantly seem to find yourself drafting out very similar emails to people. Whether it’s “Thank you for your payment”, “Why haven’t you dispatched my eBay item yet” or a long, drawn out reply to someone explaining why you can’t open […] Read more »

Stories for Apr. 24, 2005

The Townsville Bulletin has been “reassured” by the number of young people who responded to a request to “TXT the Editor” with their views o… Read more »

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“I don’t understand 50-year old executives who want to play Golf all day.” Pierre Lamond, Sequoia Capital. “You know, when a man is successful, has made money, what he is looking for is his Legacy.” Jim Hogan, Telos Venture Partners With all the brouhaha around new […] Read more »

BBC says that nearly 98% of Scotland including 20 rural and remote counties will have broadband. The Scottish Executive, sort of like US government had reached an agreement with British Telecom to make that happen. Scotland has invested nearly $200 million in bringing broadband to the […] Read more »

Email is the “killer app” of the internet, so shouldn’t it be the “killer app” of mobile phones, too? Possibly… this article certainly poi… Read more »

This is an interesting article discussing the proposal to put loyalty schemes on mobile phones — the idea being that more people remember t… Read more »

Are you the type that needs reference information no matter where you are?  Do you absolutely love the Widipedia and wish you could tap that resource even when you are mobile and not connected to the Internet?  In that case you need to be aware that […] Read more »

This one is not just going to go away. Damn… even I am beginning to lose interest. Associated Press reports that Verizon might be contemplating a new bid for MCI, though it might not have to pay as much as $9.75 billion Qwest has offered. Verizon […] Read more »

Avvenu, aka Kinetic Tide, of the early entrants into the market place is giving away a free year of service to anyone who participates in their beta cycle. (Russell, this is your chance to compare it with Orb Networks’ service.) It is fairly simple to sign-up […] Read more »

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Wireless, portable, optical, multi-button, and equipped with a scroll wheel, MacAlly’s BTMicro is the go-anywhere mouse for modern road warriors. Read more »

It seems most of the mobile websites are in Russell Beattie’s doghouse. The bad experience with WAP 1.0 and lack of seriousness is one of the main reasons why many are missing out a huge opportunity. I could not agree more with Russell’s remark that “within […] Read more »

Tom Clarkson is one of those developers who never seems to rest and the list  of new features and fixes in OrangeGuava version 1.2 is impressive: Transparent image backgrounds Areas redrawn during moving/sizing New Area move pen mode replaces area handles Thumbnail images used where available […] Read more »

A couple more links on information about the Adobe and Macromedia integration. Read more »

Window positioning can be a bit of a pain with X11 on OS X, so here’s some quick help on some settings that might be helpful. Read more »

The boring world of telecom standard bodies is getting a “political makeover” and is likely the new playground of partisan politics. Time Magazine reports that four of the two dozen or so US delegates headed to Guatemala City for Inter-American Telecommunication Commission, have been “bumped by […] Read more »

Earlier this month, the news of a home brewed WiFi-EVDO router/bridge, left many wondering – should I build one too? I have an easier solution … just buy it. Our friend, Robert Kim who is somewhat of an EV-DO expert tells us that he is selling […] Read more »

Stories for Apr. 23, 2005

Flavorpill is a free, weekly email covering a handpicked selection of arts, music, and cultural events in various cities…Flavorpill Produc… Read more »

We are looking for a dedicated professional to join our team as a marketing manager focused on subscriber acquisition and retention. This pe… Read more »

So the last bid from Qwest seems to have worked. MCI board is basically saying that yes this is a fantastic bid, and unless Verizon can do one better, well we are going with Qwest. Bloomberg quotes Leon Cooperman, chief executive of Omega Advisors, and owner […] Read more »

Brad Isaac is the mastermind behind a great program for the Pocket PC that helps the user focus on all of the next actions needed to accomplish all of life’s goals.  AchieveIt! has just been updated to version 2.0 and is a solid performer in the […] Read more »

The Student Tablet PC has always been one of my favorite stops on the web with lots of good information about maximizing the Tablet experience from a student’s perspective.  They now have added a disscusion forum so head over and check it out.  There is already […] Read more »

Finnish digital gambling company EGET (European Game & Entertainment Technology Ltd Ab) has added mobile lotto to its lottery product line.… Read more »

Chris Pratley must be listening to The Tablet PC Show as Marc Orchant and I recently discussed the utility of using note flags in OneNote.  Chris has written a typically useful article on his blog that explains how to unleash the full power of flags and […] Read more »

A little while ago, in my Business 2.0 column, I pointed out the detrimental impact the mega-mergers will have on the telecom equipment market place. It seems that does is arriving sooner than later. Siemens, which is trying to find out ways to get rid of […] Read more »

I know what your thinking. Mind Mapping software; this has got to be cool. Well, your right. Just not in the way you think. Almost all educational institutions, when teaching students how to compose essays and articles, or how to organize their ideas, teach them to […] Read more »

Stories for Apr. 22, 2005

With all the hoopla around Microsoft’s XBox 360, I thought maybe it is time to get in on the action and blog a bit about a preview commercial. I find it ironic that the commercial is available in Quicktime movie format and not Windows Media. Here […] Read more »

Folks looks like blogging is going to be way slow this weekend. Maliks. aka parents are visiting for the first time in years and as a result I am going to be concentrating hard on mom’s cooking, getting pampered and of course hanging with Mr. M, […] Read more »

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