iphone 3.0

Yes, the iphone gets version 3.0 and some new features with it.

I wouldn’t normally post about this, but it’s a chance to try the BBC’s embedded video again. I’m so glad that I can embed this rather than the full presentation video where, I swear, the presentation ‘jazz-hands’ of the speakers was going to drive me to murder.

Unless there is some weird technology tic-tac going on here, whoever does the speaker training at Apple needs to get pockets in their trousers.

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iphone app idea: iwall

A few tweets from Sarah Hartley gave me an idea for an iphone app:

My mock up of iwall
My mock up of iwall

I’m going to call it iwall and it’s specially designed to give you a portable bit of wall to bang your head against when you are in a meeting.

Taking advantage of the tough build quality of the iphone this little app takes the innovative step of bring the wall to your head rather than your head to the wall. The app will display a high-quality picture of a wall for you to bang against your head and can be set to emit a realistic head on brick sound.

How much shall I charge?

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The iPhone wordpress app seems to work. Might mean that this stays home more…


iphone photoessay

Not more link bait. Although try putting iphone or Mac Air in to a post and watch Akismet go mental.

No, this was a post by Dennis Dunleavy which points to a photo essay shot entirely on an iphone by Mother Jones magazine Washington Bureau Chief, David Corn. And boy doesn’t it show just how ropey the iphone cam can be.

Dunleavy predicts that

Corn’s approach is most likely something that will remain with us in an age where anyone with a camera phone can snap away a kilter and publish the results instantly.

And even though he doesn’t see it as the death knell for photojournalism, it’s something we have to get used to.

Even if the pictures aren’t perfect, they still count as a visual record of events. The more people like Corn remain enthusiastic enough to play around with the iPhone at major events, the more extensive the visual reportage becomes. And that isn’t all that bad.

On lighter note, the vagaries of the iphone cam did make me look twice at a shot of Rudy Giuliani. Couldn’t quite put my finger on what it reminded me of…

Rudy and Balok


No? Just me then.