Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I imagine there are much bigger players wanting to join in but are waiting to see what the little players come up with. The bigger players are happy watching the little guys try to explore this new landscape, and they will join in when the right approach is evident. The risk to the big players is that one of this smaller players may discover the best approach and may experience an explosive, viral growth, at which point it may be too late for a bigger player to gain market share.
Read NYT's article: Cents-Off Coupons and Other Special Deals, via Your Cellphone
Monday, December 22, 2008
Visit the WebDesignerDepot.com
Friday, December 19, 2008
Adobe MAX Events
Intro To Catalyst
Wireframes with Catalyst
Monday, December 15, 2008
- Visit any YouTube video
- In the address bar insert the word "kick" immediately before youtube.com
- Choose where to save on your hard drive
The Beauty of Street Photography
MIT students build mobile applications in 13 weeks
Friday, December 12, 2008
I have already seen so many, many great and amazing things Mac OS X can do that Windows may never do for another ten years. I think the Mac is so far ahead of Windows that is not even funny any more. Even Linux is so much better than Windows. This pending 3D interface will mostly be another giant leap ahead for Mac OS.
The only thing I don't like about the Macs is their price. They are so expensive relative to Wintel machines. But if I had the money, there is no question I would own a Mac.
Apple working on 3D Mac OS X user interface
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Read Fast Company's review
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
FotoBooth Pixel Bender Edition
FotoBooth at MAX 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
NYT: Back at Junk Value, Recyclables Are Piling Up
Friday, December 05, 2008
Tell A Friend @ SocialTwist.com
Thursday, December 04, 2008
However, I suppose this only works for html, javavscript sites and not dynamic server scripted pages. We'll wait and see what Adobe does about this.
Sitepoint's review of Meermeer
Catalyst will fill this scarcity and you can see a preview at Adoble Labs. Sitepoint also has a nice review. In a nutshell, this tool will do the conversion from design to code. One limitation I see is the interactivity of charts and graphs and this might just have to be done the old fashion way.
For it to be successful, designers will need to learn how to work with it and get familiar with all the new interactive elements a Flex RIA can have. It is a new step in a designer's work flow. The designer still has to work within Illustrator, Photoshop, or Fireworks and then import that file into Catalyst. At that point, the designer would need to work with the tools within Catalyst to convert design elements into interactive Flex elements.
Developers on the other hand, just need to import the designer's Catalyst file into Flex Builder and get rolling.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
This is radically crazy! Can you think of what people might do with this? I think it may turn out to be like a Photoshop for videos. With Photoshop you can take parts from different photos and blend them into a new photo which never was real. Now people will blend parts from different videos to create a new video which never happened! You will be able to create hilarious America's Funniest Videos or frame your worst enemy and show the video evidence to the police. I think Adobe is creating a monster.
Adobe's Interactive Video Object Manipulation
Monday, November 24, 2008
See David Pogue's review of one such camera, the Panasonic G1.
What this means to you: Now you don't need to hire your own salespeople. Just let the "crowd" sell your stuff, anywhere in the world.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Here are their own words:
Welcome to CIDA - the leading support organisation for the creative and cultural sector.
We support those working in all areas of the creative and cultural industries - in fact almost any creative sector you can think of!
If you're a creative individual, business or arts organisation looking for support to take your creative business or project further, you'll find it here, whatever stage you're at.
Monday, November 17, 2008
NYT article: A Start-Up Says It Can Predict Others' Fate
Friday, November 14, 2008
10 Multimedia Adobe AIR Applications You Must Know
Drag the clips to make it spin. It's so wild. I think it's soooooo crazy!!! It just makes me wonder about the algorithms and mathematics behind this. The people at Adobe are brilliant!
So what can you do with this? Perhaps someone could build a game where one of the scenes is a character jumping on a trampoline, which can now be made to look more realistic. Or how about a game with Superman and his cape realistically waving thru the air. Or how about the game of Joust with the ostrich wings really flapping. I think any scene where wind is interacting would be a great place to use this new technology.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
11 Great Tools for Making VoIP Calls on the iPhone
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
Some of the best things in life are free. When it comes to icons and icon sets, there are many talented designers and artists that choose to provide beautiful and useful icon sets for commercial and/or personal usage.
In this collection, you'll see 40 beautiful, free icon sets that you can use in a variety of ways (websites and/or your desktop). In total, you'll find close to 3000 invidual icons showcased in this article.
Friday, October 31, 2008
NYT article entitled: Wirelessly, Home Security Becomes A D.I.Y Project
NYT article entitled If No One Sees It, Is It An Invention?
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Over the course of the last ten or so years I have done business with different hosting companies for my personal shared hosting needs. Up to now I have not experienced any other service as good or better than the service I have received from RailsPlayground.com. Their technical support to me has been quick and very helpful.
However, I think their level of support has gone beyond what I expected. Whenever I have needed to install any type of component or application on my hosting, they have generously done it for me for free, plus they have done it very speedily. Of course, with any installation there are unforeseen issues that arise after testing the new installation. Incredibly, they turn around and fix the issues until the installation is done right and again all for free. I have even offered to pay them for their time and effort and they say no thank you.
In a world where people are losing their jobs and tightly holding on to what they have, I asked myself, "are these people for real". Thank you RailsPlayground. I am extremely satisfied with your service. I wish you great success. The least I can do for you is brag about your excellent customer service. Visit them at RailsPlayground.com.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
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Friday, September 26, 2008
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Thursday, August 28, 2008
Check out Notebook at CircusPonies.com
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Read Demo's Review about CellSpin
Monday, August 25, 2008
compresses any website and speeds up delivery to your phone. It supports all
not even the Safari on the iPhone can currently play Flash.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Here is SpringWise's review.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
It is now foreseeable that in the future banks may never again directly interface with its customers, via its present use of tellers, ATMs, websites, etc. Banks may become just back-end processing service providers. The mobile banking providers may become the real banks of the future.
Lesser Known Weapons To Trick Out Your Malware Arsenal
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
eTranzact, Nigerian banking system and the future of e-Payment in Africa
I recently read this story in Bank Technology, a magazine I get for free:
How Will Payments Ride Rails
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Among other cool tricks, Xobni spots hidden patterns in your email usage. It identifies, for instance, who your most important contacts are, what time of day they typically send email, and how long it takes you to reply to one another.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
If you know of any international payment systems, please let me know.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
What about all this data that TwitterVision is showing? Is it possible to build some historical trends about its content? For example, where are the most tweets coming from? What are the top 10 things people are doing in the morning, at noon, and at night? What two countries mutually follow each others' twits the most (does this mean these two countries are the friendliest to each other)?
Is it also possible (perhaps using Microsoft Labs Translations) to translate all the twits into the viewing user's preferred language?
It is very interesting that today there are people all around the world talking about the iPhone. For example, I just learned the iPhone has sold-out in Seattle city-wide. People all over are mentioning the long lines. Just from this, you can tell the world needs more iPhones and you can tell people hate long lines. What other needs do people have that are obvious in these conversations?
TwitterVision is almost like being God and watching all these conversations. Of course, it would be overwhelming for any individual to monitor all of them as they happen. Perhaps one could apply various filters to refine the types of conversations one is interested in. The hard-core monitoring and trend analysis would need to be done by super-computers.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
I just got done reading the NYT article For iPhone, the 'New' Is Relative and here is an excerpt I like about some of the apps coming for it:
Apple has demonstrated 16 of these programs, including an instant message program, an eBay auction tracker, medical references and a touch-sensitive musical keyboard; the best of them exploit the iPhone's orientation sensor, wireless technologies and other high-tech components.
One coming program, called iCall, will give you free phone calls when you're in a Wi-Fi hot spot. Another, called G-Park, exploits G.P.S. to help you find where you parked. Yet another, Urbanspoon, is "a cross between a magic eight ball and a slot machine:" you shake the phone, and it randomly displays the name of a good restaurant nearby, using the iPhone's G.P.S. and motion sensor.
You can also expect to see a time and expense tracker, home-automation remote control, voice recorder, Etch-a-Sketch, a recipe box, tip calculator, currency converter, e-book reader and so on.
Above all, the iPhone is about to become a dazzling hand-held game machine. The games revealed so far feature smooth 3-D graphics and tilt control; in one driving simulator, you turn the iPhone itself like a steering wheel, and your 3-D car on the screen banks accordingly. Other games exploit the multitouch screen, so you and a buddy can sit at opposite ends of the screen and fire at each other.
Others I can think of now are:
They are easy to find, just google "freelance"
Read about CitiMobile.
Also take note of how they are building up their database of permission-based phone numbers of users.
Also note how they use different keywords appearing in different print ads so they can measure the response of each ad.
Very interesting. I'm sure you can think of how to apply this knowledge to other industries.
They are using MobileStorm
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Lifehacker's Set Up Your Own Personal Wikipedia
As an alternative, they also recommend Instiki which runs on RoR (ruby on rails).
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
The Web20Show.com interviewed one of its leaders and he sound very cool and funny and is a very down-to-earth guy.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Telcos get 7-day deadline on lower voice, SMS rates
Here is another story on the NYT entitled Europe Moves to Cut Charges for Text Messages.
Monday, June 02, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Enter Mobeam.com. Check out their videos at:
Friday, May 16, 2008
Why Gen Y is going to change the web
Friday, May 02, 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Read the article "Making Money, The How-To Way"
Here are some how-to sites: WonderHowTo.com, VideoJug, Howcast, ExpertVillage, Graspr, and MetaCafe
Monday, April 28, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
This is a must read, to know what I am continually envisioning.
Ebay Heads East by Fast Company
Microsoft rolled a quick clip illustrating Mesh power: A mother uses a smart phone to capture footage of her son jumping into a pool. As the video is saved to the mobile device's memory, it's transferred to a digital photo frame. Meanwhile, it's also synching with the father's iTunes account, allowing him to watch the nearly live footage whilst waiting in an airport. It's then sent to a Zune, a car dashboard, another smart phone and back to an Xbox 360 console that two other boys are playing poolside.
--Taken from the article "Microsoft Seeks Mesh Sizzle"
Monday, April 21, 2008
Take a look at HEMA's product page. You can't order anything and it's in Dutch but just wait a couple of seconds and watch what happens.
This company has a sense of humor and a great computer programmer.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Well now, that is all you need. Transfer money from your cellphone to their cellphone. It works by registering your account information at Obopay.com. Anytime you send or receive money, the system will know your account info based on your cellphone. Your friends do not need to register their account info, unless they want to. Instead, they can go to Obopay.com and request the system to transfer the money you paid them to their bank account info.
Check out the demo at Obopay.com
Here is a nice video about what this service is all about.
One trouble is, how will they ever pull this off, considering there are millions of shopping cars already out there? Of course, they can partner with some major players, like PayPal or Google Checkout, but it is a totally different checkout process.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
The bizarre event, at least, the second of its kind to strike Craigslist, involved a Classified Ad posting that invited individuals to "take what they wanted free of charge" from a house in Jackson County, Oregon. The ad was a hoax, but it generated a real world plundering of a man's home. Last year, a similar plundering scam struck a woman in Tacoma, Washington. In her case, windows, doors, and even the kitchen sink, were stripped out.
There is a better alternative for social classifieds called Collabotrade.com. Read the full story Collabotrade.com Solves Craigslist's Plunder Problem
What's the deal with 4G?
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
If you own a restaurant, it costs you nothing. They say "we earn our money from commisions from our partners." I wonder who these partners are and how they really make their money.
TimesOnline story "The New Dot Com Boom"
$1 BuddyPromoter Promotion
Mashable Review of BuddyPromoter
Monday, April 07, 2008
Mobile SMS: Do you even *know* you're being ripped off?
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Read the NYT review.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
CNN Money Review
Monday, March 10, 2008
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Here is another service which also looks easy to use but it looks too much like Visio. It is called Best4c.com
Monday, March 03, 2008
Enter AtlasPost.com. These people have the right idea about how to connect people with blogs and photo albums. Now I can actually see what other bloggers live near me and get an idea about what they are blogging about. In the future I imagine their maps will have "layers" by which I can easily filter down into bloggers with similar interests as me. There could be layers for gender, interests, last blog update, etc. So I could search for all males who have posted something within the last month about skateboarding and who live near me.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
I first learned about them from reading the NYT article "A Tight Grip Can Choke Creativity" about how J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, is trying to prevent a small publisher from publishing an encyclopedia about Harry Potter. What a loser. She might even try to sue you for dressing up like Harry Potter when you sell your old costume at a garage sale. Heaven forbid you make a profit from that costume.
Friday, February 08, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Census RIA Benchmark
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
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I found his blog when I was searching for adding styling to Flex Alerts.
Friday, January 25, 2008
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Experienced developers have said that PeepCode is "fantastic and the price is a steal." Designer/developers have said they are "exactly the type of instruction I need to pick up new things and understand how they work." Others have said they are "phenomenal", "quality" and "totally worth more to me than $9!"
Friday, January 11, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Friday, January 04, 2008
Top 10 Blogs
Go to Not Your Mama's Maps and view the Video Demonstration.
See the Live Demo.
A Google security engineer says hundreds of thousands of Flash files are vulnerable and a considerable percentage of major Internet sites are affected.To check if your swf files are vulnerable, use the Google tool called SWFIntruder.