iPhone Informer — Touching the iPhone This Week

Time for our Wednesday feature that highlights some of the latest iPhone news. Earlier this week, I read about my6sense — a free iPhone application that helps float the most relevant RSS and social network information to the top of your reading list. I imported my Google Reader feeds and after just a few days of using the software, it’s doing what it claimed to do. Think of my6sense as Pandora for information — an algorithm learns what content is most relevant to you and then surfaces the top 5 percent of that content. my6sense does take time to learn your content habits and there are five levels of “digital¬†intuition” as it learns. The app is only at the first level on my iPhone, but I’m already gaining a benefit in what I read while on the run. Even better: you can share interesting articles with one touch to Twitter, FriendFeed, Facebook or via email. Louis Gray shares a tour of my6sense that explains the concept far better than I could:

Also on the near horizon is an alleged unveiling of everyone’s favorite rumor: the Apple tablet. Silicon Alley Insider seems pretty confident that a product announcement — but not a shipping product — will hit within a few weeks. The idea is to give iPhone developers a peek at a larger device running on the iPhone OS. Presumably, the devs can then adjust their code to fit a 7″ or 10″ display of such a device. If I had to stake a guess as to the resolution devs wil have to work with it would be 1280 x 720, which is quite a bit more than 480 x 320 currently supported by the iPhone hardware. Why did I pick that resolution? My gut says that such a tablet is meant for portable media playback as much as it is for software functions and the web. And 1280 x 720 is about the lowest resolution you can use to justify forking over $4.99 for a high-definition movie in the iTunes store.

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