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Thoughts from my first weekend with the new iPhone...

Faster? Oh my yes! While the voice control option still seems buggy at best, it's a great entry into its usability. This video is quite cool and I naturally blasted a few beauties up onto the YouTuberoo. However, while it does not seem intuitive to turn you camera while shooting video, it's the only way to get a standard horizontal ratio. Otherwise you will get 'phone ratio':

But dig it – the mapping soars with the revised compass integration. I must say putting the mapping with "Trapster" is pretty damn tight. Not that I'm advocating breaking the law.

"Voice Memos" (while part of the new OS and not the phone) I can see as being very helpful down the road.

Hit the main menu and flip right to get the iPhone "spotlight" search – very punk rock. It's seems like this should have been a no-brainer starting from gen one, but with as much as we (I) have become more dependant on its usage it is a great tool.

Lastly, some security concerns are being addressed with MobileMe: "The ability to Remote Wipe a lost or stolen phone might also come in handy for users who have suffered a lost phone and are worried about the thief gaining access to their private data. These features work across multiple devices you configure for push messaging."

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Posted on June 22, 2009 and filed under Mobile.

Cell-Fu Master

Of course I ordered one. Yes, I'm a self proclaimed 'Mac Snob' and proud member of the pretentious Apple bumper sticker over the taillight club. With that said, it always blows my mind that the moment the pack gets within striking distance of a comparable product that Apple hits "Turbo Boost" and jumps over a semi.

Now I'm not going to bore you with a comparison of other models, nor am I going to talk about new features. What I am going to do is put together a list for the future:

  • Front-mounted camera for video conference ability – This was heavily speculated in this release but I'm sure that even with the G3 network it's simply not ready for prime time.
  • Greater volume controls – simple fix, do it.
  • Laser Keyboard Integration
  • A stylus with better drawing ability/apps
  • Better children's apps for my daughter's amusement

And for my amusment the following:

  • Flamethrower
  • Micro zip-line with grapling hook option (carbon fiber of course)
  • Kung-Fu grip
  • Taser
  • Nightvision
  • Blow-dart dispensor (see stylus)

Get to work Steve.

Posted on June 11, 2009 and filed under Mobile.