Cosmic ordering app for iPhone

21 09 2009

During my daily trawl of the technology, lifestyle and fashion pages of the online newspapers, I worringly came across an article in today’s Daily Mail Science and Technology section with the headline “Noel Edmonds launches ‘cosmic ordering’ app for iPhone users to call on the universe for help.”

Surely, no rational person would believe an iPhone app has any kind of spiritual or religious power and even more worringly, the brainbox behind the idea is Noel Edmonds, famed for catapulting Mr Blobby onto UK Television screens, say no more!

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Cool Stuff Spot – Microsoft’s New Zune

15 09 2009
Microsoft's New Zune

Microsoft's New Zune

Reference: Business Week

Call time on phone upgrades

9 06 2009

Today I received an email from Apple, introducing me to the new iPhone 3G S due to launch 19 June in US. “The fastest, most powerful iPhone yet” was their message. But do we really need a faster or better model? Are we simply trading one iPhone 3G, without an ‘s’ for the one with an ‘s’?

I’m not against advancement but I am against the speed in which manufacturers decide to launch an upgrade. Just as you’ve worked out how to use the phone, there’s a new version waiting in the wings. A better and improved model which of course, implies that the model you bought three months earlier isn’t so great after all.

With the lifespan of phones decreasing and members of the throw-away society increasing, manufacturers should be more conscious about targeting existing customers. They know the customer is in the throws of using their product but they still see fit to entice them into an upgrade, making them fall out of love with what they already have. Behaviour that benefits the manufacturer but enthuses the throw-away-attitude.

There’s no doubt technology has improved the way we live and work but at the same time created an ever increasing problem of what to do with those phones and gadgets that we no longer want or use. Schemes such as sending old phones to under developed countries is indeed a recycling solution but the reality is some day they’ll still end up in a landfill site somewhere, just not on our country’s doorstep.

Manufacturers at least consider giving us more time with our phones before you decide to launch the next best thing. Time for us consumers to get to know them better and realise their full potential. Everything comes to an end and in its place something is born but just like our favourite granny, why not let our phones grow old gracefully and move on only when their time is truly up.

Cool Stuff Spot: Hard shell for MacBook

26 01 2009

Original video review by itsmemorphious

Cool Stuff Spot – iYo iPod Charger

23 09 2008

Originally spotted on Gizmodo

iYo iPod Charger

iYo iPod Charger

Latest iPod News

21 09 2008

Sharing with you the Apple iPod Event Wrap from San Francisco presented by Chris Breen, Senior Editor Macworld Video Channel.

In particular, Apple introduced their new iPod Touch which has slimmed down and iPod 4G Nano that comes in 9 rainbow colours (one of them being pink!)

The new 4G Nano has the same capability as the Touch where you can turn it sideways to view videos. But the coolest addition is the unique shuffle function. Shake the Nano side to side and it will skip to another tune at random.

When you next see a passenger on the Underground acting erratically with their Nano, remember they’re not getting frustrated but changing their tunes!