Archive for June, 2009

June 10th 2009

More rifts between different versions of phones…

In contrast to what I stated yesterday, all iPhones are not equal…

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It would seem that even the iPhone is getting splintered as a platform…
Of course, this is almost impossible to prevent as hardware evolves at a neck-breaking pace. But still.. it is kinda strange to see that even Apple can not manage this to just go away!

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June 10th 2009

How to value life?

EPA has devalued life…

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You can play the numbers, but you can’t change reality. Reality is that we a consuming to much of the earth at too great a rate…

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June 10th 2009

Why are so little websites mobile-enabled?

There is a surprising number of websites, even from large, commercial news-outlets that have no mobile version…

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As newspaper struggle to keep alive, this is baffling. They are losing yet another revenue stream that could be there and will be filled – either by them or by somebody else…

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June 9th 2009

New memory comming shortly?

Researchers have demonstrated a form of archive memory using carbon nanotubes that can theoretically store a trillion bits of data per square inch for a billion years.

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So? Where can I buy one? :-)

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June 9th 2009

Google Android netbooks comming to the market!

This is very exciting. It does not say in the video whether is has G3 onboard. But if it did, it could mean a alternative to all those EEE-XP machines you see around nowadays. It has superlong battery life… so.. well.. this might mean less XP on all those machines!

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June 8th 2009

Google Android.. going everywhere, getting fragmented?

Google Android seems to be poised to go to a lot of devices realy soon… this is definitely not bad news…

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But, as also warned for in this article, it might mean it is getting fragmented as well. One of the main reasons the iPhone Appstore is such a phenomenal success is the number of apps out: 35.000+. That is the case for a number of reasons, but the number 1 reason is: if it runs on one iPhone, you know it it is gonna run on all of them. (This might be changing, if the iPhone upgrade tomorrow will increase processorspeed twofold!) Android at the moment is available on the G1 and on the G2 aka Dream. The only difference between the two seems the keyboard. But what will happen when Android runs on a multitude of devices, with different screens, location-finding hardware etc? This might mean trouble in the years to come. Anyway, they will be interesting ones! :)

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June 4th 2009

Palm Pre is getting rave reviews…

The upcomming Palm Pre is getting review that are maxing out on superlatives…

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I bought a G1 after using a Palm Treo 650 for almost 5 to 6 years – every since it came out.
I switched because Palm did not seem to have anything in the works, at that moment. (Still: the launch in Europe is not announced at this date..) Did I switch to early? I don’t know. I thoroughly enjoy my G1, but I can’t help and feel a little like a traitor :-)

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June 3rd 2009

Privacy online; still a big problem, but nobody’s cares?

Privacy and the internet do not go well together. While many people claim they are worried about this, almost nobody does anything about it. I may be a bit overreacting. I use two different browsers: one to do all the stuff with I need to login for and one to really ‘browse’ with ie all the other stuff I do online. While not perfect (you could still track my IP-adress, for instance) I never got around to using TOR. It turns out, Google and the likes are tracking people ever more intensely…
This article describes a recent study about the ways and the intensity with which people are tracked online.

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Privacy, to paraphrase a well known security saying, is a project, not a product. You keep having to defend it! Use ghostery to get informed, use Ad Block to get rid of ads – and lots of tracking at the same time. Manage your cookies using all kinds of plugins. And if you don’t, please don’t expect anyone to protect you…

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