iPhone Vs. LifeDrive Size

June 30, 2007

Since I haven’t yet paid for more WordPress image storage space, I’m not able to run any of my iDay pictures. There’s one I’ve wanted everyone to see, so I sent it to many people in my email directory and offered sites the pic to post.

Sammy over at Palm Addict has posted the picture. My LifeDrive vs. the iPhone.

Weep, Palm, weep!

Thanks, Sammy!

iQuote Of The Post-iDay

June 30, 2007

After fiddling with it for an hour, I know how to work the iPhone better than the Nokia I had for the past 2 years, even though the Nokia has far less capabilities.

Quick iPhone review

Today, I had the misfortune of trying to figure out how to send a text message on someone’s brand-new Samsung phone. Oh. My. God. My eyes nearly melted when I wrestled with the piece of shit.

If you haven’t yet handled an iPhone, you just have no damned idea of how different Apple has made the cellphone. They have made a bigger leap with the iPhone than they made in computers with the original Macintosh.

Microsoft likes to brag about the IQ test they torment potential employees with. Apple has just made that entire company of test-passers look like a bunch of masturbating mentally-retarded autists. Hey, Microsoft, here’s a hint — the iPhone is what we all thought, instinctively, Origami was going to be!

Nokia thinks its premier position in the cellphone industry is impregnable. Hey, Nokia, you showed the world the extent of your tinythinking with those Anti-Internet Tablets. You are gone gone gone. Good riddance!

Palm will never understand what hit it. The Treo is going to be cheep cheep cheep — on ebay. The flood will be such that Palm could build an ark and float on the jillions of Treos put up for sale.

With the iPhone, it’s apparent that Apple began designing it with just two questions in mind throughout: What makes sense? and What feels natural?

YouTube: Doctor Who, The Sound Of Drums, Is Back Up

June 30, 2007

Clever new title…

Dr Who What The Country Needs,Right Now…Is A Doctor — that’s part one.

This is the user’s index.

Hey, Auntie Beeb! I love ya, but not enough to let you prevent Whovians from having their fix.

Update: Incredibly, this seems to be it as just one complete video! How’d that guy manage that?!

Update: As of July 9, 2007, both links have been subjected to a DMCA takedown.

Update: As of July 10, people are still coming to this post apparently in search of that episode. Read this. Then come back here. Must I draw you a diagram? Isn’t a hint good enough?

YouTube: iPhone Fondle Video

June 30, 2007

OK, here it is: a live fondle video someone did. Too bad it’s rotated 90-degrees(!), but you can at least see how fast things work for real, without cuts in the video.

This vaguely sounds like it was done at the Apple Store Soho…

YouTube: iPhone Speed Typing

June 30, 2007

Damn, this guy is good! A great video showing that someone who is already proficient in thumb-typing won’t have much trouble switching to the iPhone — as long as you also remember to use the word-completion feature!

I’m still hoping someone will do a YouTube vid based on my request.

iPhone Top 10 Apps. Aw, Come On!

June 30, 2007

Already? First, I’m surprised there are ten apps. Really!

Second, this list will probably change weekly!

New Social Bookmarking Site: Stirrdup

June 30, 2007

Listed here because someone linked to my iPhone fondle over there. As FSJ would say: Namaste!

3G Euro iPhone Announcement Monday? No Bloody Way!

June 30, 2007

There is no way in hell I can believe what Engadget, from another source, is passing along — that Apple will announce a European 3G HSDPA-version of the iPhone for Europe on Monday.

Even if, as they state, the phone wouldn’t be available in Europe until January 2008, it’d be suicide for Apple to make such an announcement. American iPhone sales would immediately drop dead. Just as Treo sales dropped dead for Palm after Apple’s original iPhone announcement. Just as Palm PDA sales dropped dead several years ago when the then-head of Palm publicly announced new models were a few months away.

Hell, Steve Jobs is not stupid. He knows what happened to Osborne!

I’ve Fondled The iPhone!!

June 29, 2007

I’m typing this from the Apple Store Soho.

My God! There were at least 1,000 people when I got here just before 6PM. The Store processed that crowd in an hour! Well done, lads & lasses!

I stood on line for a great big five minutes to get inside to fondle one.

1) The accelerometer didn’t always work for me. Some pictures that were preloaded and in landscape orientation wouldn’t rotate when I turned the screen.

2) The same thing happened with web pages.

3) Doubletapping to enlarge didn’t always work on every web page. I guess this depends on the type of web page. The good news, though, is that just about everything is readable or at least you can make some sense of what it is (like on an ebay page I had open).

4) I couldn’t log on to my blog to post! I don’t know why. Perhaps not everything was loading quickly. As far as I could see, the iPhone was using WiFi, not EDGE. I hope it’s not a problem that’s permanent — that is, pages that use Javascript (which I think the WP logon page does use) can’t be accessed.

5) That screen is to die for! It is so bright, it’s practically religious! No, really! Someone had one outside the Apple Store and I was shocked at how easy it was to see. Compared to my LifeDrive screen — well, there’s just no comparison!

6) I’m shocked at how small and thin the unit is. It makes my LifeDrive look like a brick from the prehistoric age of gadgetry!

7) I also ran two YouTube vids. One with guys doing some sort of strange dance on treadmills. That was crisp and sharp. Another was real people mimicking the opening to The Simpsons. Some of that was horribly pixellated (moreso than with YouTube clips converted to AVIs and run on my LifeDrive, I have to say).

8) I made two calls on Steve Jobs’ dime. One to California to a guy I worked with at one time who’s a phone expert. Another to someone on Satan Island. Sound quality was no better or worse than on my Thiefphone Tracfone.

9) I opened the Notes app. It has a bold cartoony font and the pages are yellow and lined like a legal pad. You have to use the soft keyboard to type into it.

10) That soft keyboard — hey, it worked pretty much all right. I was very surprised at how responsive it was. I’d tried a soft keyboard on the Nokia 770 — a soft keyboard designed and supplied by Nokia itself — and it was a fekkin disaster. It was terrible in response. The iPhone’s keyboard is peppy. I could get not only used to that, but I think actually expert in using it. And by the way, I did encounter a landscape soft keyboard when using Safari in landscape mode.

I didn’t try the iPod part of it nor taking any pictures. Really, there were people who also wanted to fondle it and I didn’t want to be a total pig. I can do that tomorrow or even next week.

One big note… when I was looking at pre-loaded pictures, for a few seconds I just couldn’t figure out how to move from one to the next. Then I remembered — just move your damned finger across them to “page” from one to the next (and back). Man, I have to tell you that the naturalness of that is just breathtaking when you do it for real. You come away with, Why the hell didn’t anyone think of something so natural before now?!!? Really, that one little thing just embarrasses the hell out of companies such as Microsoft, Nokia, and Palm. Shame on them!

My bottom line, right now — er, what AT&T boycott? I want this thing!!

And when you try it, you will too!

Blog Notes: Closed Til I Get My Mitts On An iPhone!

June 29, 2007

I’ll be leaving the PC soon to walk the earth of Manhattan to terrorize and pillage photograph the iLines of iDay.

I’m thinking that since most people are going to run in, plop down cash and/or plastic, and scoot the hell back home to safety, I might have a Real Chance to get into an Apple Store tonight to fondle the lust-inducing little lass.

If it happens, it will be soooo obscene!

And the hell with nabbing a MacBook to blog from — I’m going to see if I can blog a line or two directly from the iPhone.

Stay tuned!