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…

Why Windows 8 Is Fundamentally Flawed as a Response to the iPad

John Gruber writes: But I think it’s a fundamentally flawed idea for Microsoft to build their next-generation OS and interface on top of the existing Windows. The idea is that you get the new stuff right alongside Windows as we know it. Microsoft is obviously trying to learn from…

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…

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…