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Friday, February 6, 2009

Read a Book, No App Required!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/02/05/goog...ser-for-iphone/

"Despite the fact that the App Store is capturing everybody's attention, old-school (as in, about 8 months ago) mobile web apps are still worth checking out, too -- Andy Ihnatko reports that Google has put their Google Book Search web app in iPhone form, and the result is awesome: 1.5 million public-domain texts in a well-coded and clean reader all for completely free."

If I was in a bind and wanted to read something from the public domain, this would be just the ticket. No subscription or app required and it works pretty well. It doesn't compete with my Kindle, but if all I had was my iPhone or iPod Touch and wanted to get in a quick read, I'd head on over to http://books.google.com/m and do some browsing.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

iPhone Outsells Android G1 6 to 1

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.alleyinsider.com/2009/1/...rounces-android

"A slow start for Google's Android mobile operating system: Based on a survey, Morgan Stanley estimates that Google's (GOOG) partners HTC and T-Mobile (DT) sold 300,000 Google-powered G1 smartphones in the U.S. during Q4."

I doubt anyone is surprised by this news. T-Mobile is the 4th largest carrier next to AT&T's number one status in the cellular telephone market so that was no small factor, not to mention the G1 was available starting in the latter part of October 2008 so the iPhone had a bit of a jump. Even so, the iPhone infrastructure with the App Store is a hard one to beat, especially when you consider the sheer number of options for applications an iPhone user has when compared to the G1. I wouldn't count the G1 out just yet though; they do have the behemoth Google in their corner.

Tags: iphone, google, android, g1

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Quick Search on Mac? Google says Yes!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 04:00 PM

I really like what Google comes up with most of the time, and this is no different. This is a handy search tool when you need a quick search done on the web or on your computer (Google lists all the files it can search for here). Granted, this is developer preview beta so it isn't working completely the way it's supposed to (at least on my machine) but it is pretty slick and the UI is very Mac-like. The tool is perfect for those times when you just want to do a quick search without having to pull up a browser. It is very similar to the iPhone Google application, with less functionality (ie no voice search), but it is very useful nonetheless. Read more...


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

iCal and Google Calendar Together At Last

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://googlemac.blogspot.com/2008/...apple-ical.html

"The Google Calendar team is proud to announce the public release of our support for the CalDAV protocol. You can now use Apple iCal with your Google Calendar, so you can work even when you're offline, sync almost instantly, respond to invitations from others and see the free/busy data of your friends and coworkers."

Now that's pretty cool, and on top of it, Google even has Calaboration, an iCal configuration tool, available just to make things go a little smoother during your setup. If you're one of those "everything in the cloud" types, this isn't a bad application and to top it all off, it's free!


Monday, November 17, 2008

Google's New App Neat and Terrifying

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 07:26 PM

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008...mobile-app.html

"Have you ever been in a hurry and really needed to find an answer to something, but there was no one to ask? Like when you're grocery shopping and looking for the last item on your list, the kids are running around you in circles, you're holding a basket in one hand, and you have no idea what "fennel bulbs" look like. That's why we've added voice search to Google Mobile App for the iPhone - and made it super easy to use. Once the app is running, you don't have to tap any buttons. Just hold the iPhone to your ear, wait for the beep, and say what you're looking for."

Ever heard a claim and just went "Nope, there's no way that works." I felt the same way with this app until I tried it. It's actually pretty good, and considering you don't ever have to train it, it's that much more impressive. To search with your voice, simply hold the phone to your head. When the proximity detector shuts the screen off, the iPhone chirps and after the chirp you just say what you're looking for and voila. For the most part it's pretty accurate, too. I never would've expected to be wowed by an app like this, but I think I've been converted to a believer. Try it and report your findings. You'll probably be as surprised as I was!


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