N9

Nokia N9 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. I had chance to play briefly with Lumia 800, the first Windows Phone 7 device from Nokia. It had essentially…

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 from Nokia Danmark on Vimeo. I agree on the thoughts of Marko Ahtisaari how touch…

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. It’s “a text-to-HTML conversion tool” designed for web writers (and casual amateur bloggers 😉). Tumblr the blogging service which I’m using for Kutomo has even native support for Markdown syntax. I’ll try to post more about Markdown and related writing…

Leaked iPhone Multi-Tasking UI

The video below has been circling in tech blogs lately and some 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 UI is the difficulty to identify apps from…

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…