Posts tagged technology
Posts tagged technology
Watching Mike Tech Show - LIVE
Just Say No to CAPS LOCK (exception: unless reserved to CAPS LOCK HOUR in a niche chat, of course)
Turing, pioneer in computing.
In Japan, Sony sells a mouse that doubles as a phone for Skype; when the phone rings the user simply opens the mouse, cell-phone style, and starts talking. - Source
Our beloved Instagram photos can now be printed. Just like our parents Polaroids but straight from our iPhones. The printers can be rented for events and set up temporarily and are also available for pre-order. We dig it.
Much has been made lately of whether or not the iPad is a PC or not and should be counted as such. To me, the answer is obvious (of course it is). And, if the iPad can be counted among that number, then the iPhone surely should be a worthy and accepted candidate as well.
In my recent emergency trip this past week (brief update: My Dad is not out of the woods but the path ahead is a clear one), my iPhone 4 became my most used and primary computer for many reasons. This despite the fact I had both my iPad and MacBook Air with me and close at hand. It was the one best fitted to almost every situation I found myself in. Unobtrusive, agile, and the one with a constant and reliable internet connection.
Here are just a few of the things I used it for:
Searching for and booking flights using Hipmunk.
Finding and reserving a hotel using the Priceline app.
Using Orbitz in Mobile Safari to check car rental rates so that I had proper reference for negotiating the price I wanted once I got to the counter (ended up with a Ford Escape for $20 a day).
Using the heck out of Maps.app to find my way around.
Took lots of notes with Simplenote.
Looked up tons of medical terms and procedures with Mobile Safari.
Showed off the latest family and vacation photos and videos to my Dad, nurses, and doctors.
It was my parking meter timer and alarm clock.
It was my tip calculator.
Captured tasks in OmniFocus.
Scheduled appointments in Agenda.
Started a few draft posts in PlainText (where I’m writing this now). Completed one and published it here. In fact, I write most things less than 1000 words these days on my iPhone, in landscape, using my thumbs and the onscreen keyboard. I’m pretty sure I’ll be hospitalized for this eventually. The only question being, “Which ward?”
Used FaceTime to talk to and see my wife and little girl (whom I missed greatly).
Updated, communicated, and otherwise stayed in touch via phone, email, and Twitter.
This is all just to say that of all of the computers at my disposal, the iPhone was the most personal and therefore the one most often used.
Full-screen capture is apple-shift-3Which was so strange for me to do
Custom-size capture is apple-shift-4
GIMP uses a separate windowing layer, the X11 windowing protocol, on Mac OS X which must be installed first. The XQuartz project provides this functionality.Whew!
This old information sign made me grin!
We had an old children’s book that described “warm electric light” I always found endearing.
Look at us go!
DO YOU KNOW MIKE TECH?
If you are into technology and always seeking a better way you should be listening! His Podcast is SEVEN years strong! Tell him CitizenX sent you!
ALSO a SPECIAL TY to all of my followers.
notebook paper fetish love, bro
Personalized barcodes for products. Genius! Mostly a Japanese market, though.