Just some footage from a wonderful day I had a Paralympics 2012. Bloggie footage above, iPhone footage below.
The awesome team at LoveFre.sh have kindly sent me a T-Shirt. I cannot wait until the other merchandise becomes available for purchase :)
If you want to share where you discover fresh local produce, well this is the iPhone app for you.
Well it finally arrived. The Associated Press iPhone app. The difference with this app is that is has push functionality. “Push functionality, wtf is that Ern?” you ask. Push functionality means that the app does not have to be open for it to update you of something happening. In the case of The Associated Press app if a breaking story hits their newswires the app wakes up your iPhone and tells you that headline. It is awesome and will change the way all apps will work in the future.
You can also share any story from The Associated Press app by selecting the share icon at the bottom of every story. The cool thing if you look at the picture above (click to enlarge) is the locations you can share to. You can text it to a friend, you can email it, you can share it through your Twitter stream and you can send it to your Facebook wall.
Awesome stuff hey? Well I have some concerns. If we all download this app onto our iPhone and iPod Touches and use this as our way to get news, what will happen to our local newspapers? Will we stop reading them? Will we visit their websites and interact with them?
Why the concern? I forgot to mention in this app you can set it to glean news relevant to your zip code … yep your local news via this app. Where will this leave an already under pressure industry? I worry that this app will make us lazy in hunting for news relevant to ourselves. Why look for it when it can come to you? Why fire up my browser and visit my local papers website?
I love local news and will still interact with and buy my local newspaper. Will you?
Skype for iPhone was released in UK today. So it was with huge excitement I went to The App Store and downloaded my free copy of the Skype app. Like the Mac and PC version it is a free download.
Now for the sad news. My iPhone is running the current version of OS 3.0 BETA the Skype app does not work with this OS. I have managed to do one successful test call, when played back sounded ropey.
When trying to make calls the app just hangs so you have to close the app, but after you close the app the iPhone makes a very odd ticking sound.
Ah the woes of BETA software, but I know users running OS 2.2.1 are having some difficulties too. Maybe the app has been rushed or maybe the iPhone OS is not ready.
Please also note that the Skype app does not work on Jailbroken iPhones, the app opens then closes on these iPhones. The latest news is that if you update the Mobile Substrate this improves the stability of the of the Skype app.
I do find it hard to understand how an app like Nimbuzz manages to do Skype perfectly on all iPhone OS and Skype themselves cannot. I am not entertaining Fring as a Skype app as the call quality is shockingly poor.
Looks like I and maybe a few others will be sticking with Nimbuzz to make our Skype calls, till Skype and the iPhone OS see eye to eye.
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Just testing out the latest WordPress app for the iPhone.
The previous version would not let me post to my hosted WordPress install at ernmander.com (here) looks like this version does.
Now with the video, Seesmic and now this app this blog will be exactly how I invisaged it. Love the thought of posting to my blog from anywhere with no need of laptop :)
Look out you lot, this may become a busy blog :)
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