Apple's Windows End-user feedback
Earlier today, Apple released the Safari 3.1 Web browser for Mac OS and Windows XP/Vista. A couple hours later, Apple Software Update popped up on my daughter's Sony VAIO, offering Safari 3.1 for download. I didn't recall seeing an earlier version installed on the laptop. And I made no mistake: The Apple updater offered installation of new software, not something that had been there before. Whoa.
Apple distributes its software updater with iTunes. Adobe is among the other developers that also distribute software updaters with some products. But Apple has taken an interesting approach: using its updater as a Trojan horse for promoting software not already installed on the Windows PC.
Apple's approach is atypical. For example, I use Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox on my Vista PC. Mozilla's software updater automatically downloads Firefox updates, but it doesn't prompt me to download Thunderbird, which isn't on the laptop.
Already, Apple uses iTunes as a mechanism for distributing QuickTime. One requires the other. The updater isn't a required install with iTunes, and it can later be removed. But the strategy of using the updater to deliver other Apple software is an aggressive encroachment into the Windows desktop.
5* for TouchCloset
Finally, an effortless and natural interface that features sophisticated and practical options. TouchCloset was designed for the fashion forward you.
Get your chic on with TouchCloset:
- Decide what to wear anywhere/anytime
- Design your outfits with clothes in your TouchCloset side by side with items you're shopping for
- Flip through your clothes and items you're shopping for just like album covers on your iPod!
- Don't get caught wearing the same outfit as your friends
- Going on a trip? Pick out what you're taking before you even start packing!
- Were all eyes on you last night? Capture the hotness and make that outfit a favorite!
- Save yourself from wearing the same outfit too often
- Bounce your outfit off your friends
- Not sure if you already have the right top to go with those new jeans?
- Check your closet on the spot!
More info: http://www.touchcloset.com/
I Love My Style
Develop iPhone applications on your PC: Installing O/S X on your PC
Quite understandably, Apple wanted to take advantage of the huge popularity of the iPhone among (even would-be) developers and wanted to force them to purchase a genuine Apple computer for development with the Operating System Download Kernel
Save money with Twenga
Twenga allows you to compare prices on millions of high-tech products, at any moment, to be sure that you are getting the best price. The application is available for free on the iPhone for UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands.
More info: http://www.twenga.co.uk/iphone/
iPhone Tip: Set up AOL, Yahoo, MSN, Hotmail, Windows Live, Fastmail or Gmail on the iPhone via IzyMail
An Open Letter from Steve Jobs -- Wow...rare
Dear Apple Community,
For the first time in a decade, I’m getting to spend the holiday season with my family, rather than intensely preparing for a Macworld keynote.
Unfortunately, my decision to have Phil deliver the Macworld keynote set off another flurry of rumors about my health, with some even publishing stories of me on my deathbed.
I’ve decided to share something very personal with the Apple community so that we can all relax and enjoy the show tomorrow.
As many of you know, I have been losing weight throughout 2008. The reason has been a mystery to me and my doctors. A few weeks ago, I decided that getting to the root cause of this and reversing it needed to become my #1 priority.
Fortunately, after further testing, my doctors think they have found the cause—a hormone imbalance that has been “robbing” me of the proteins my body needs to be healthy. Sophisticated blood tests have confirmed this diagnosis.
The remedy for this nutritional problem is relatively simple and straightforward, and I’ve already begun treatment. But, just like I didn’t lose this much weight and body mass in a week or a month, my doctors expect it will take me until late this Spring to regain it. I will continue as Apple’s CEO during my recovery.
I have given more than my all to Apple for the past 11 years now. I will be the first one to step up and tell our Board of Directors if I can no longer continue to fulfill my duties as Apple’s CEO. I hope the Apple community will support me in my recovery and know that I will always put what is best for Apple first.
So, now I’ve said more than I wanted to say, and all that I am going to say, about this.
During the hypefest leading up to the introduction of the iPhone in 2007, some overexcited pundits dubbed the device the “Jesus phone.” Thanks to the efforts of a clever Italian priest, the iPhone might just have earned that lofty title.
Update of Pocket O/S X
(No, such features are useless here in Dallas because few people take public transportation and no one walks any distance more than 50 yards, except when jogging or taking their dogs out, but you don't need directions for that.)
But there is some other cool stuff:
- Streetview added to Maps
- Browser speed and stability enhancements
- Call speed increased
- Call drops reduced
- Improved sound quality on voicemail
iPhone Tip: iPhone boosted by Avaya
Mobile phone software developer Avaya unveiled a new iPhone software download that makes the iPhone compatible with most corporate telephone networks. Lets call it VoIP over WIFI. The new software will mean you do not have to carry around a separate phone for the work-place any more. The new software – ONE-X Mobile on http://www.avaya.com/gcm/master-usa/en-us/products/offers/one_x_mobile_edition.htm&View=ProdDesc
See 5 logical steps:
- The girl phone you at your office
- The Avaya server receives the call from PSTN
- It forwards the call to both Steve's IP desktop phone as his WIFI enabled IP iPhone. Steve stays reacheable on both phones
- Steve picks up with his WIFI enabled iPhone
- At 5 o'clock, Steve leaves the building and One-X then handsover to the GSM network. Please check here the planned
Demo of S.D.K.
The Dream and "The Life"
Black or White: The Colors
Clown Fish Wallpaper
The Big Day!
Watch Apple CEO Steve Jobs kick-off Macworld Conference & Expo 2007 with a keynote address from San Francisco's Moscone West:
Download Full Record [Widescreen 680x360, 1.3 GB]: