Initial Thoughts on the iPhone 4
This week, I upgraded from the original iPhone to the iPhone 4. I ordered using the Apple Store app on June 16th (the second day of pre-ordering). It shipped from China on July 1st and was delivered into my hands July 6th. It set at the FedEx office in Austin for three days due to the holiday.
The packaging was the usual minimalistic Apple, with the phone, a set of headphones, a USB cable, a charger and a bit of …
American Idol and Google Searches
One of the many interesting tools offered by the search giant is Google Trends. It allows one to compare the number of searches on various queries. I thought it might be a useful tool for predicting the winner of American Idol tonight. The theory is that web searches reflect interest, which should translate into votes.
Unfortunately, it only has data through May 24th (Monday) at this point, so it doesn’t tell us what the interest was last night, when …
Intel Does Not Understand New Media
I get most of my news from podcasts. They’re very convenient; I can load them up on the iPhone, and listen when I’m driving, walking the dog, riding the stationary bike, whatever.
One of my favorites is PBS’s NewsHour. They break up each of the news segments in an individual file. It really fits with how I want to consume news.
Over the last few months, Intel has started advertising on the NewsHour podcasts. A short commercial is run before …
Thoughts on the HP Acquisition of Palm
I’ve never been a fan of the megamerger. It seems to be a proxy for actually having a strategy. But this one does seem particularly bad.
I suppose they’ll rework the Pre so that it requires some sort of expensive cartridge that you have to replace every couple of weeks……
One Week with the iPad
Okay I've had this iPad for seven calendar days, and took it with me on an international trip. I have figured out a few things, discovered a few more and have been stonewalled by a few. My end-of-the-week rating is a B - (B minus). Here's the good, the bad and the ugly:
iPad Initial Thoughts
Saturday at 10am the UPS guy showed up at the front door with my iPad. I’ve taken a few wacky photos to show you what’s in the box...not much actually.
Austin’s Internet Pioneers – Dave Evans
Guest Post on The Conversion Scientist
My first guest blogging was published yesterday. I discuss Conversion and Google Maps Optimization at the Conversion Scientist website.…