Tech Quote Of The Day: James Kendrick

September 22, 2007

Even Microsoft realizes Vista doesn’t work for everyone

See, we were right all along here on jkOnTheRun and this just proves that Vista is not ready to run your mobile PCs. Maybe not even your desktop. Wow.


How do we spell Massive Fail? V-i-s-t-a!

Vista: It’s Worse Than BOB!

Asus Eee: XP Runs!

September 13, 2007

Details Eaking Out on the Asus Eee PC

We just received a few tips from Carlos, a reader, on the Asus Eee PC. This tips come from a friend of his who works at Asus.

* Windows XP has been successfully installed on the Linux based Eee PC

* It will be close to a 300 Euros price point, but with better specs than the cheaper model

* The pricier model might include a bigger screen, and possibly a 16gb flash drive

Whoaaaa on two points there: running XP (my head spins over being able to use my desktop apps on the cheeeeep*) and the 16GB Flash (something kinda mentioned here).

If this machine isn’t total shit, if it can be hacked galore, if it is really affordable and expandable, Asus will have sparked an Apple-like revolution. Hardly anyone will care about the Foleo afterwards. Even Steve Jobs will be hard pressed to come out with a Foleo-like machine at $700.

How long will you torment us all with speculation, Asus?

*(Let’s all remember that battery life specs issued by Asus are based on their configuration of the Eee. Putting in a different OS, expanding the RAM or the Flash could drain the battery too quickly!)

Previously in this blog:
New Asus Eee Article
Asus Eee: Increasing RAM Possible
Asus Eee: OK. Wait. What’d He Just Say?!!?
Asus Eee And Palm PDAs
Asus Eee = Flybook = RSI
Blog Notes: Yes, I’m Working On It!

Safari For Windows: Still Sick!

August 9, 2007

Oy, Apple, please fix this!I just got the latest Safari from Apple. I’m using it for this post.But although this is the third line in this text, when I hit Publish I expect everything to get mooshed together into one nasty-lookin’ paragraph.Fourth line. Safari still doesn’t play well with WordPress and blank lines. I can get them fine in either view, but when it comes time to pass this stuff to the WP server, poof! go the blank lines. I will not reformat this if it turns out ugly. Bad Apple. Bad, bad Apple!

Pre-post update: OK, here’s the thing. The blank lines actually do stay in. But if I switch views after hitting Save and Continue Editing, poof! go the blank lines!

So close, Apple… and, no, I won’t clean up the fugliness.

Previously in this blog:
Apple Safari Browser For Win XP: Super Fast But Still Super Sick
Apple Safari Browser For Win XP: Super Fast And Super Sick

Two Days Before iDay, Has My Heart Been Stolen Away From The iPhone?

June 27, 2007

Oh. My. Gawd.

Steve aka Chippy over at UMPC Portal has gotten his mitts on a production sample version of the Raon Digital successor to the Vega, the Everun.

Rather than me drooling all over the place about it, go see his two videos about it. (Embedded YouTube.)

The iPhone has auto-rotate. So does the Everun.

The Everun can play Flash video and just about anything else you can put in Windows XP.

The iPhone … uh, can do a subset of YouTube videos…

Anyway, go look at the videos!

One thing I know for sure: Who’d want a Palm Foleo after seeing this baby?

–linkswipe via JK on the Run

VIA Touts Nanobook By Citing The Beat Gen Writers

June 17, 2007

VIA NanoBeat — YouTube video

I take a dim view of companies other than Apple trying to piggyback on writers.

Seriously, this could be a good gadget to have. Not pocketable, but probably preferable to the Flopeo Palm Foleo.

–linkswipe via UMPC Portal

Apple Safari Browser For Win XP: Super Fast But Still Super Sick

June 14, 2007

Apple was nice enough to inform me me me (OK, the PC!) that a new version of Safari was available (as well as, ahem, suggest I might want to get the latest iTunes and QuickTime too!), so I went and got it (and them).I’ve already edited a post on this blog, and all went well. No blank lines being stolen in the dead of night.This not-saying-much post is another test to see if Safari will keep the blank lines or pickpocket them away from the post.If it works, I will be using Safari — until I hit the point that I really really need to go back to Firefox because of my addiction to need to use its plugins.

Ah, well. It stole the blank lines.

Here’s what happens:

1) I do some writing into the WordPress Write app.

2) Do a Save and Continue Editing

3) Click Preview

4) Go back to writing

5) Do another Save and Continue Editing

6) POOF! It steals the blank lines!

Back to Firefox…

Code Terrorists To Apple: Thanks For The Safari, D00ds!

June 12, 2007

That fiend James Kendrick makes an excellent point here: Safari for Windows- the portal is open

Earth To Palm: Change The Foleo’s Browser To Safari

June 12, 2007

It’s clear now, given that Apple has offered Safari for Windows, that Opera on the recently-announced Palm Foleo is looking like an even bigger mistake than I originally thought.

Imagine if Palm had had the imagination to go to Apple and license Safari.

The Foleo a mobile companion to the iPhone? Not with Opera!

iPhone Apps: The Beginning Of The Beginning

June 12, 2007

I can’t say I’m happy about iPhone apps really being fake apps, boxed into Safari and accessed via the Net…

Safari development for the iPhone

Suppose that Apple had gone the other way and delivered an SDK. Apple doesn’t see the iPhone as a Mac-only kind of product. They’d want to enable Windows shops to develop applications for the iPhone as well. That’s a daunting proposition and one that would be sure to leave out large populations of programmers who don’t want to learn the intricacies of programming on OS X. How many people do you know who figured out how to write applications for the Palm? Exactly.

Why did Apple CEO Steve Jobs release Safari for Windows?

Steve Jobs, by releasing Safari to Windows, has laid the foundation for the next major computing platform which will be Web-based, built for Safari, mobile, and Apple’s.

Ajax on the iPhone

Hello, people! This is HUGE! I mean, when I first heard about the iPhone’s browser I assumed it would be hobbled somehow, with limited JavaScript and probably no XMLHttpRequest. The demos on Apple’s site always showed the New York Times, which is a static website if ever there was one. To hear that Apple is positioning the iPhone browser not just as a web reader, but as a platform for applications, means that the mobile web can finally start to come to life.

iPhone Development – Innovative, or a Cop-Out?

This web based concept, at least in its current form, is also very anti-Apple from a simplicity standpoint. Instead of pressing a button to launch the application you need, you’re going to have to open a web browser, open your bookmarks, then click on the application you want – then (in most cases I would assume) you’re going to have to log in to said application.

The only “web app” I use is the WordPress Dashboard, where 90% of the time I do blog entries directly into it. Do you know how many fekkin times this thing has burped and I’ve lost text? Too many times! The text doesn’t reside locally on my PC. It is passed — or is supposed to be passed — to a WordPress server. There is also a timed autosave — but sometimes that has gone south too, and I’ve wound up losing entire posts. Some of which were quite involved with links and the like!

Now the iPhone is telling me that that is the way to have apps?

I don’t think so.

I think Jobs is doing this to get at least some apps going for the iPhone, even if they’re all fake. By the end of this year — or at next year’s January MacWorld Expo — I expect a full-blown SDK to be released which will permit devs acess to OS X. By then even diehard Windows devs will see what the potential market is to create native iPhone apps.

And, even before then, I’m expecting Apple to release some iPhone native OS X apps. I wouldn’t be surprised to see some announcements about Apple acquiring apps from other companies — that they’ll then port to the iPhone.

Apple won’t be satisfied with revenue from iPhone hardware sales and iTunes Store sales. There’s much to be made being the first to offer native iPhone OS X apps. I think this is a hint of that:

To set up your iPhone, you’ll need an account with Apple’s iTunes Store. If you already have an iTunes account, make sure you know your account name and password. If you don’t have an account, you should set one up now to save time later. To set up an account, launch iTunes, select the iTunes Store, and click the Sign In button in the upper right corner of iTunes. Sign in and you’re ready to go.

Let me get my requests in: I want blogging software and some sort of text editor. And a Bluetooth keyboard connection!

Previously in this blog:
Apple Safari Browser For Win XP: Super Fast And Super Sick
Three Weeks To iPhone Intro!
HTC’s TouchFLO Interface: Paging Apple Legal!
If FSJ Says It, Then It Is So!
LifeDrive Notes: Video Flood!
Another Prediction Comes True: Mac Widgets To iPhone [update: No. Wrong.]
New York City: The iPhone Queue Club?
Prediction: Palm To Drop All Handhelds
Oh. My. God. It’s June!!!
On A Day When Palm Gets Everything Wrong, Apple Gets It Right
AppleTV Gets Trashed, iPhone Next?
Now I Know Why Analyst Starts With Those Four Letters
I Put A Hate On Email Like This
Reference: Converting Video For Apple TV
iPhone: Battery Life Is Good
Beemageddon: OK, Launch The iPhone. The Bees Won’t Mind.
I Have One, But I Hate It. I Hate Them All!
iPhone Delay? Yeah? So?
Apple Does The Right Thing: Delays Leopard OS Release
iPhone: The First Game?
It’s Time To Stop Looking At Cheap Devices!
Photo Album: Prada Cellphone Poster
I Call This Bullshit
Bill Gates Praises Macintosh, Then Plots To Kill It
Does Apple Hold The Key To Breaking Open Computing Everywhere?
iPhone: The Next Generation?!!?
He Phone On His iPhone
Steve Jobs Kept Saying “Unbelievable”
The iPhone Oscar Ad: Hello!
I Said There Would Be An Apple Ad During The Oscars
Will iPhone Games Work Like This?
Another Jackass Quote For All History — No, TWO Of Them!
A Variety Of Writings About The iPhone
Compaq Had An Accelerometer Before Both Apple And Palm!
The iPhone Is A First-Generation Pocket Mac
Palm Had The Accelerometer Before iPhone — Almost!
Palm Continues To Create Future iPhone Buyers
A Pocket Keyboard Fit For The iPhone?
A Funny Feeling About The iPhone
Video: iPhone Vs. WinMob
Samsung Ultra Smart F700: Oh Puhleeze!
Welcome, Apple. Seriously. (Not!)
iPhone: Three — Count ‘Em — Three Cores
That Z Word
What About The Aptly Abbreviated WinCE, BillG?
OS X Widgetry And iPhone Possibilities
Future 2.0
Accelerating My iPhone Lust
iPhone Blog Worth A Look
More iPhone Absolute Must-Reads
A Jackass Quote For All Of History
Errrr… Because Palm Be Eejits And Palm Desktop Ain’t No iTunes Store Neither!
iPhone: The Must Read
Widescreen iPod: Multi-Touch Need Not Apply
Apple’s Future Anti-Competitive Court Date Looms…
Let’s Do The Moebius Strip!
Another Paper iPhone
As I Said: iPhone Vs. Universal Music
Is iPhony Illegal?
Applenomics, Or Why Steve Jobs Will Now Hate Me For Ever And Ever
Alan Pritt Sees Far
Have an iPhone NOW!
Steven Levy Nails It Again
Whoa! A Newton Cellphone?
An iPhone WTF?
New iPhone Site
Bravo Nicholas Carr!
iPhone Size
Michael Mace Does Comedy Now
Some Questions About the Apple iPhone
Why Hasn’t Anyone Noticed The iPod Is Dead?
iPhone Is LifeDrive II?

Download Helper Just Updated

June 12, 2007


I’ll give it a whirl during the course of the day…

And they’ve got this now too:

Video monitor demo — embedded YouTube video of a tool called Video Monitor.

I’m going to snag and try that too!