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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.

2 Responses to “iPhone Informer — Touching the iPhone This Week”

  1. Kevin , thanks for the great review!
    Glad to hear your Digital Intuition is serving you well – and it will only grow stronger and more accurate the more you use the service (btw – there are six levels :-)
    We hope you continue to enjoy my6sense and share your feedback.

    Happy Holidays,