N9

Nokia N9 [http://swipe.nokia.com/] is a gorgeous looking phone challenging even iPhone 4 in elegance. And the N9’s software (Meego Harmattan OS) is really designed to go along with the hardware [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxUymqLGG-M]. I had chance to play briefly with Lumia 800…

Nokia N9 - Human Interaction

I encourage to watch at least the first 10-15 mins of the presentation (then the marketing speech takes over). Marko Ahtisaari's speech about ‘Patterns of Human Interaction’ at Copenhagen Design Week [https://vimeo.com/28758945] from Nokia Danmark [https://vimeo.com/nokiadanmark] on Vimeo [https://vimeo.com]. I agree on…

Windows 8

Microsoft is giving a sneak-peek of Windows 8 on their YouTube channel. So instead of expanding Windows Phone 7 OS to also support tablets/slates, Microsoft slaps new GUI layer on top of bulky desktop Windows OS. I am not sure if this is a smart move… Regardless the new…

Markdown

I recently became a huge fan of Markdown [http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/]. It’s “a text-to-HTML conversion tool” designed for web writers (and casual amateur bloggers 😉). Tumblr [http://www.tumblr.com] the blogging service which I’m using for Kutomo has even native support for Markdown syntax. I’ll…

Leaked iPhone Multi-Tasking UI

The video below has been circling in tech blogs lately and some [http://thenextweb.com/apple/2011/04/19/slick-new-apple-iphone-multitasking-interface-caught-on-video-please-be-real/] are even praising how this should be “The Way” to do multi-tasking in iOS. Nice (and very Mac-ish) concept but I doubt it’s usefulness. Biggest issue with the proposed…

Why We Don’t Love Flash

Via AppleInsider [http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/11/10/adobe_flash_contributes_largest_number_of_security_patches_in_apples_mac_os_x_10_5_6.html]…

iPad 2 Wish List

As a former owner of iPad I have couple of wishes for the next version: * Lighter weight. When reading books/comics for a longer time especially in a bed the weight can really become an issue with the current model. Come on, I can afford either iPad or a gym…