X-Rated iPhone Apps?

One interesting thing Apple showed off at the Developers’ Conference today was parental controls. With the 3.0 version of iPhone’s OS, which will be disseminated next week, you’ll be able to set your iPhone so that your kid can’t download age-inappropriate content to it.

While I have always found the concept of parental controls …

Crowdsource My Desk Chair

A short, purely self-interested post. I do my typing at home at a wobbly table my girlfriend rescued off the street. Whenever I get particularly interested in a point I’m making it waggles back and forth as if to say, no, no, you’re wrong, you’re an idiot, stop typing. The chair I sit in while I’m typing at the wobbly table is a folding …

The iPhone: Bringing Back the Art of the Pickpocket


April 30th, 6:35 pm. Crowded C train into Brooklyn. I finish my umpteenth round of Wurdle, failing once again to make a high score, and conclude that my former self is more intelligent than my present self. An inevitable consequence of the aging process. I drop my iPhone into my (external) jacket pocket. Two stops later I’m off …

I Land in the Stream

Cool iPhone app of the day: Simplify Music 2.0. Download it to your iPhone ($2.99—worth it!) and then go to Simplify Media‘s website, register and download the software for Mac, PC or Linux. Now you can stream all your tunes to your iPhone, wherever you are. Doesn’t matter if you’re on Wifi, 3G or pokey old Edge: it works.

I just …

The end of an era

An amazing thing happened today: The battery on my Kindle 2 finally ran out of juice.


Amazing because, with the wireless connection off, it lasted nearly two months. I used it about a half hour a day. Glad I hedged in my story and said the battery would last “more than two weeks.”

iPhone Terms of Service Agreement

1)  I agree that whenever I have my iPhone on my person, I will never be fully mentally present.  If I am at work, I will be thinking about my iPhone.  If I am with my wife, I will be thinking about my iPhone.  If I am awake and near my iPhone, I will be thinking about my iPhone.

2)  I agree that I will not check my email ten …

Confessions of an iShoot Addict

I’m at a loss to explain why I’m still playing iShoot. I play it at home. I play it on the subway. I played it in between the last sentence and this one. I have played it while in the same room as a perfectly available PS3. How does that make sense?

iShoot is a turn-based tank combat game for the iPhone. It’s incredibly crude: you …

Will the iPhone Remain The Fairest of Them All?

Palm’s Pre is still months away from launch, but already it’s making the world a better place. Proof? Apple today announced that a raft of improvements is coming to the iPhone–including, at long last cut and paste.

That critical feature, along with a bunch of others, will help the world’s hottest smartphone (17 million sold to date) …

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