Accelerating My iPhone Lust

February 3, 2007

iCame, iSaw, iConquered

Lucky Aussie journo got some Fondle Time with the iPhone:

This screen changes contextually to reflect the function you’re using, so you’ll only see a numeric keyboard when you’re in phone mode, for instance.

Not only is this handy now, but allows for unlimited tweaking in the future, which is consistent with Apple’s approach to managing functionality expansion through software. As Apple CEO Steve Jobs said about upgrading keyboard-based smartphones: “You can’t run around and add a button to these things . . . they’ve already shipped.”


On the home screen are icons for your Widgets. These are user-customised and include Text, Calendar, Photos, Camera, Calculator, Stocks, Maps, Weather, Notes, Clock and Settings. Users of Apple’s OS X operating system are familiar with Widgets and, with the release of Vista, Windows users will likely grow enamoured with these handy mini-applications.

Not much has been said about Apple using OS X as the operating system on the iPhone, other than that it will likely be a cut-down version of the desktop OS. Yet this will not only encourage development of “desktop-class” software for the iPhone but will bring a whole new user experience not available on any other phone on the market.

I must get to an Apple Store this week to fondle widgets…

Writers Guild Of America: Stop Being Pussies! STRIKE!

February 3, 2007

I was absolutely flabbergasted with the original settlement back in the 1980s that covered things such as videocassettes. Christ, talk about eating one’s own shit! They even brought their own bowls for that one!

Since then, technology has advanced and MammothMedia has a larger variety of ways to fuck the shit out of writers.

It Must Stop.

The mantra must be: Up Against The Wall, Motherfuckers!

The ghosts of Poe, Balzac, Nerval, Baudelaire, Serling, and Chayefsky are looking down on you. If you can’t do it for yourselves, do it for them, goddammit, and for every other writer who’s been assfucked by The Suits since putting symbols down on a surface began.

See this Kung Fu Monkey entry: STRIKE! STRIIIIIKKKKE!

And to the Hyphenates: It’s time to choose which you really are: Artist or The Man.

LifeDrive Notes: From My Cold, Dead Hands

February 3, 2007

Palm Discontinues Hard-Drive-Based LifeDrive PDA

“In many ways LifeDrive functionality has been incorporated in new handheld and smartphone products,” he said in an e-mail. “This is something we said would happen over time.”

Of course, I still have to get my LifeDrive to the Life (minus the Drive) part yet. But that will happen soon.

I’d like to see Palm get rid of that fugly TX design and remix the LifeDrive design into something iPod-slim and likewise sexy. With 8GB of Flash memory. Go on, take a swipe at the iPod, Palm. Have some balls!

I just will not ever buy something that looks like a stretched and strangled TE!

And for those who do not understand this entry’s headline, this.