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…

How to Create ISO Image From CD/DVD Using OS X Terminal

Check which device name your DVD/CD drive has (use this name for the rest of the commands): $ drutil status Should look something like: /dev/disk2 Unmount the drive: $ diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk2 There should be a message similar to: “Unmount of all volumes on disk2 was successful.” Use dd…

Creative Vado HD and iMovie ‘09

I just recently bought Creative Vado HD, a 720p pocket video camera. It has very impressive video quality in comparison to Kodak and Flip Mino HD but a one big gripe: video files recorded with Vado HD are not compatible with the latest iMovie ‘09. Video files are AVI type…

Nokia N97 Touch-screen Smartphone

Nokia announced today company’s latest N-series phone N97. This bad boy is loaded with features: It has 3.5-inch widescreen touch display, 5Mpx camera with Carl Zeiss Tessar lens, 16:9 video recording, LED flash, 3,5mm headphone jack, A-GPS, built-in compass, physical QWERTY keyboard, whopping 32GB of built-in…

Microsoft Memo: Ballmer Wants to Provide Apple Like Experience

From internal memo sent by Steve Ballmer to his employees: With FY08 complete, I want to discuss my priorities for the year ahead and share my thoughts about the key strategic topics that are on everybody’s mind, including Windows, competition with Apple… …In the competition between PCs and Macs,…

Open-space Office Bad for Productivity

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health has investigated the difference between open-space office and closed-space office regarding the effects on productivity. If work requires hard thinking and concentration, open-space office may cause 5-10% decrease in productivity. Did this surprise anyone? And I think those numbers are low. I’ve had first-hand…

iMac vs MacBook Pro

I’m having a struggle. I’ve been using only laptops for four years now. I just sold my 2 year old Core Duo MacBook to upgrade to Core 2 Duo Mac. Question is do I really need a laptop when I mainly use my computer at home. My previous…

iPhone Bonanza

Apple announced expected 3G iPhone yesterday 9th of June at World Wide Developers Conference. New iPhone 3G ships with software version 2.0 supporting SDK and AppStore for downloading 3rd party apps. Also GPS location is now included with the new iPhone. It is available in two colors: black and…