Überciety

Like most people, sometimes I see what’s coming, but sometimes I don’t. This piece is a shot in the dark: what I suspect is coming to our rather-near future. It just seems to make sense to me as various indicators point in the same direction. In our hyper-connected society, more and more teenagers are choosing not to get their driver’s… Continue reading

The Times in Which We Live! Laws & Smartphones

For your reading and watching pleasure I’ve selected 3 articles from one of my favorite RSS feeds that I suspect most people will find of interest. The articles focus on GA laws and on smartphones. Enjoy! Your GA Laws Are Copyrighted The State of Georgia claims that its statutes are a copyrighted work and is suing Carl Malamud and public.resource.org,… Continue reading

Modern Day Gramophone

I came across this old photo in the attic at grandma’s: her old gramophone playing her old iPad, circa 1929 or so. Obviously it didn’t come from grandma’s house. The Gramophone came from Restoration Hardware a couple of weeks ago and acoustically amplifies the music from the handheld device you place in the slit. It actually works amazingly well. The… Continue reading

My Über Christmas Gift

Yes, I’m known as a geek, and I frequently get “geek gifts.” I wasn’t expecting this one at all. It really is interesting. I just now got to play with it. The small device connects through bluetooth to another bluetooth device (my phone in this case) and projects a keyboard with a laser. It also makes a tick sound when… Continue reading

Wow! Imagination & Tiny Technology

The fact that this can be done, in total, from storyboard (if they had chosen to) all the way to upload to YouTube, on a $299 device, the iPhone 4, that also happens to make phone calls, is astounding. When Apple makes this all possible on an iPhone Touch and the iPad, they will rock the education market! Be sure… Continue reading

Navigon iPhone Navigation Application

I haven’t posted much to my blog lately because I have been intensely busy, mostly with traveling, writing, and physical therapy.  And I have made some minuscule effort to avoid the computer as typing at the keyboard seems to train wreck my bad shoulder! Recently, well, over the past several days, I used my Navigon application on the new iPhone… Continue reading

More Apple iPhone 4 Aggravation

Image via CrunchBase Everyone was excited about getting the new Apple iPhone 4.  But seriously, did these people test this device much at all? First, the issue with the antenna signal decreasing surfaced right away.  My first call on the iPhone 4 fell victim to this problem when it went from a full strength signal to dropping the call with… Continue reading

I’m a Proud New Father…

of an iPhone 4! It arrived at 9:30am at the front door via the stork (FedEx guy). I unboxed it ceremoniously. It is beautiful, and smart — just like it’s father (me, course)! I turned it on. It asked to be connected to the mother ship. I plugged it into my Macbook Pro. iTunes then displayed my phone number and… Continue reading

iOS 4

Well, my iPhone 4 is supposed to arrive tomorrow!  I can’t wait. I downloaded iOS 4 for my existing phone and iPod Touch to get accustomed to the new operating system.  So far, the thing I like the most is Folders!  My application icons are all grouped in a way that makes sense to me.  Instead of having an insane… Continue reading

Now That’s Clever

I’ve found a couple apps for the Mac and/or the iPhone that are curious. Xslimmer This app removes the extra PowerPC code that makes your applications work on both the PowerPC chip and the Intel chip.  After the application is slimmed down, it will only work on the Intel chip.  Hello, I gave my last old PowerPC Mac away a… Continue reading