Tuesday, August 30, 2011
So when was the last time you drew something and then had to find a scanner to be able to put it online? And how would you like to carry around that scanner anywhere you went? Nope, that's not for me. I'd rather just carry a pen and make my drawing appear instantly online. Well, you can almost do that now. Just the "instantly online" isn't built-in, yet.
Meet the INKLING
Monday, August 29, 2011
It looks like Samsung may have an answer to Apple's iMessages with their new ChatOn cross-platform service. However, I think iMessages is built into the iOS which means developers can use it within their own apps, whereas ChatOn may be just an app.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
If you need to create a mobile app or web app, you might want to consider BizApps first, especially because they are very affordable.
Native Or Web? Bizness Apps Adds HTML5 Platform To Let SMBs Create Their Own Apps
Friday, August 26, 2011
I need to keep an eye on this service. It seems they have some great ways of helping parents reward their kids for doing chores and also teaching the kids about managing money.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Guess what? If you have a webcam, you just got yourself a new credit card reader. So why bother with buying a specific hardware for reading credit cards?
Jumio Comes To Wordpress, Turns Blog Readers' Webcams Into Credit Card Readers
There's services out there that do screenscraping, like Kapow. Most do this work by looking internally at the html code to target the exact elements to extract from a webpage. On the other hand, Diffbot, supposedly uses even more senses to accomplish a more accurate extraction of any elements on an entire website. One way is by categorizing every webpage into one of twenty different possible categories. It also uses bots, algorithms, computer vision and artificial intelligence to process the content on the Web the way a human being can. Pretty incredible. So why does anyone need a screenscraper? Well, the new services based on Diffbot are now just starting to bloom.
Monday, August 22, 2011
TagStand.com is hoping to sell you stickers with NFC chips in them and to help you in keeping track of them wherever and on whatever you stick them on. Applying these NFC stickers to real-world objects is going to create some interesting interactions between the offline and the online worlds.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
SPDY is an improvement at the application-level for transporting content across the web. Since it was developed by Google, the browser Chrome uses it to speed up all the Google services, and that's why Google Reader and Gmail seem a whole lot faster on Chrome.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Here's another article about why SMS is going away, may be not so soon, but for sure.
One thing is more clear than ever before: between iMessages, Beluga, GroupMe, Kik, Google's new Huddle feature of Google+, and now Facebook Messenger, SMS is under complete and utter assault. Yes, most of those service are compatible with SMS, but only so they can be parasitic off of it.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Instaprint introduces it's photo booth which automatically prints similarly-tagged or location-based photos. Each instaprint box has its own unique tag or gps-location and any matching Instagram pics are automatically uploaded and printed. Yes, I think it only works with Instagram pics.