Ah wise words – it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved an iPhone at all. Whilst holidaying I went for an early morning swim at one of the worlds most beautiful beaches and strolled into the ocean without realising I had both my iPhone and wallet in my pocket. These are the days that followed post drowned iPhone 3GS:
Day 1 – 100% Denial. Ah its cool don’t fret its never let me down yet. I know once I dry it and power it up again it will work. I place my iPhone on the beach to dry and go back into the water. Once I get back home theres still water in screen so I remove the SIM and put it in a bowl of rice (A Google search prompted me to do so).
Day 2 – All the water seems to have evaporated. Hope stil lives that it will work now once I charge this bad boy up. I plug it in and leave it on charge for the rest of the day intermittently pressing the power button and the middle button in.
Day 3 – It all begins to set in as I come to terms with my loss; Acceptance. I spend a day weeping. I put my SIM card into my old Samsung E900. I find my entire life a year ago on this phone – old pictures, messages, memories. At least I have a contact list again even though its a year out of date.
Day 4 – Inability to check the weather in the morning during clothing session results in unfavourable body temperature throughout the day.
X-BOX 360 Slim
Shipping NOW! With built in N-Wireless and 250GB hard drive. They have finally solved the overheating and noise issues lets just hope they tested it properly this time.
Project Natal has been re-named to Kinect during its unvieling at E3. Kinect will change the way we play games especially with its face, body and voice (without headset) recognition software, this could change everything! Not just gaming.
Kinect is the next generation of game interaction and its going to open up a can of innovation when its released on November 4th world-wide. Here is a video detailing how advanced Kinect really is, welcome to the future:
I can’t wait for Star Wars on Kinect, It will sprout a whole new generation of the Star Wars Kid. Kinect and a cieling mounted projector is the way to go. Imagine Guitar Hero and Rock Band on Kinect – you won’t even need to collect all the instruments and cluter up your living room, you will just truely be an air band.
The two day Google I/O conference ended yesterday with a ton of exciting news from the team over at Google. The event showcases all the projects Google have been working on for the past year and this year they did not disappoint.
During the event Google’s CEO really shot down Apple and really made a point to show the products and services they were delivering were completely going to cater for their shortcomings. In short heres what we can expect from them:
As you may already know HP has recently bought Palm for a tidy sum of 1.2 BILLION DOLLARS! Ah Palm it really was a shame you couldn’t sell the Pre. It had such good hype and really was a great phone. Its staggered release in Europe and their marketing campaign lead to the ruin of them and as such Palm even severed it’s ties with their digital agency Modernista who were responsible for (take a deep breath) this.
So now that the giant that is HP owns Palm can we hopefully see that beautiful operating system WebOS on the Slate? WebOS by the way is Palm’s awesome multi-tasking, gesture loving operating system that currently ships on all their new shinny devices including of-course the Palm Pre. With HP’s rival Dell delivering an impressive range of Android phones soon, HP have decided to join the game to secure their share in the mobile market. Having WebOS on their side certaintly gives them the home advantage.
Since the iPad was unleashed on the market 1 million units have been sold in the US and pre-orders in the UK are already off to a great start for release date of May 28th (update – pushed back to June 7th now). HP thought they had the upper hand with the Slate providing a fully blown OS (Win 7) but as usual they forgot their target audience. You can’t sell to the average geek anymore, you need to go mainstream! Target the bubble gum chewers, the Tamagotchi crowd, right?!
For 10 months now I have sported an iPhone 3GS, and I have to admit that I finally feel like I’m living in the future holding a friggin’ tricorder! On occasion I find myself just leisurely unlocking the phone with a slide of my finger, scrolling the numerous screens and then locking it again without having any intention to use the device for anything purposeful. The high quality capacitive touch screen, mid-range processor and the phones slick UI really make this phone such a joy to use.
Apple lures us into their minimalistic designed stores and an hour later we leave with a giant smile on our face, an empty wallet, a shiny new toy, and a collection of extremely overpriced third party accessories (I still hate to admit it but I paid £175 for my iPhone and unbelievably forked over £25 for a little piece of plastic to slightly protect only half of the phone). But DAMN do they produce beautiful products. The software/hardware combination is so bespoke and well crafted that it really is just a must have product. So yes the iPhone in its current form is marvellous but what does apple have in store for us next and just how far behind is the rest of the competition?
An open letter written by Steve Jobs has been posted on Apples website citing his reasoning behind not allowing flash on the iPhone/iPad. Jobs seems to be on an absolute tirade to destroy flash on the internet whilst claiming his toys as leading the new revolution of the internet and pronouncing flash as old as the mouse. Take this snippet from the letter:
“Flash was designed for PCs using mice, not for touch screens using fingers. For example, many Flash websites rely on “rollovers”, which pop up menus or other elements when the mouse arrow hovers over a specific spot. Apple’s revolutionary multi-touch interface doesn’t use a mouse, and there is no concept of a rollover. ”