I was sitting here working away when my new phone rang, the one with the new 415 number. Only one person in the whole world knows my new number right now, and the person calling wasn’t him. How did this other person, who I know, get my new number?
I checked my old phone, which was still on… Continue reading
What’s in a name? Well, my name, Tim Tyson, is more common than I would have thought, especially since I rarely meet anyone named “Tim.” But there are several Tim Tysons, and recently I learned of another. In the digital era, things swirling around name can easily get confused1.
Perhaps the most well known is an American writer and historian,… Continue reading
I can think of no single man in my lifetime who has more profoundly shaped what the world has become than Steve Jobs. He was a modern day Leonardo de Vinci.
I just got off of a Facetime call on my iPhone 4 with my mother who called to tell me her TV program was interrupted with an announcement of… Continue reading
I know little of nothing about network setup and configuration: NAT, DHCP, Bridge, DNS, Proxies, Subnet Masks, etc. What little I do know is from my own exploration and experimentation.
The home network was becoming a huge pain in the rear. It was divided up into 3 wireless networks and 1 wired network. The connectivity issues with the AppleTV were… Continue reading
This article was in Mac OS X Hints and is a great way to add FaceTime icons to the desktop. One touch of the icon and your placing a FaceTime call to the person. I haven’t figured out a way to get the URL saved on an iOS device’s homescreen yet, but I hope someone will be clever and make… Continue reading
I like simple solutions. The Glif is just that. Ideal for mounting an iPhone 4 on a tripod horizontally or vertically, the Glif also serves as a handy stand for holding the iPhone 4 on a table top for FaceTime calls (again horizontally or vertically) and for reading. Clever. Simple. Multifunctional.… Continue reading
This might solve talking to a person who never looks at you in an iChat video conference.
An Apple patent suggests that we may see the iSight camera move from above the display to right behind it.
[Source: Apple files patent for an iSight behind a display]… Continue reading