Happy Sunday to everyone in internet land. It’s a cold and rainy Sunday here, but thankfully no snow so far. I’m glad no one has helped me out on my previous post, seriously help me decide if I should jailbreak or not. All my experience will be coming right back here if I do jailbreak. Anyway, Sundays are a lazy day for me and with that I’ve been thinking. I ask myself what would I like to see from the iPhone that we don’t have right now. Sometimes it’s stupid features, like the iPhone webserver. Other times it’s in line with what a lot of other people want on their iPhone. So let’s talk about one of those things today.
At one time I did have an iPhone that was Jailbroken/Jailbreaked? It was pretty cool, I can’t lie and say that it wasn’t. Don’t tell Apple though. I remember I could change the background of my screen. Not just the lock screen but of the screen where the actual apps sat. I liked it for a little bit. I could also get some apps that weren’t even allowed yet, because for one the app store didnt exist at this time, and two since there was no app store there were no restrictions on apps. There were things such as NES emulators, Tethering, Leveling apps, etc… Many of the same apps that have appeared in the legit app store these days. So what would be the point to jailbreak today when we have so many great apps available?
This is a post for all of us folks out there who are visual thinkers/learners. If you are a designer you’ll love this app. There’s been a big buzz for this app over the last month or so, and for good reason the app is awesome. This app is free and does a simple task, yet it has been very useful for me in the last few months. It’s called WhatTheFont, and as the name implies it will identify fonts or typefaces if you want to be one of those “I’m too good to call them fonts, I’m a real designer” people. Simple use your iPhones camera and snap a picture of the font or fonts you are trying to identify. If you are still a little confused or want some proof then let me walk you through the app itself.
Well well well, I don’t believe it. The day has come and all has been made right with the iPhone. Today Apple hosted an event where they gave us a sneak peak into the new iPhone software, the iPhone OS 3.0. The event kicked off at 1 Eastern time here and many great things were announced. Sadly they aren’t coming to the iPhone this very day, but shortly in the future we will all enjoy an even better version of our current iPhones. As a side note, if all goes well I will be selling my iPhone 3G before the announcement of the 3rd version of the iPhone. If you want one you can purchase mine! Anyway let’s go over what was announced today.
With much fanfare Amazon has released the Kindle 2. The Kindle as we all know is Amazon’s device that lets your read your books digitally. It’s an amazing concept and their first iteration of the Kindle was very successful, and now with version 2 leaked and out the door available for sale Amazon may have an even bigger hit on their hands. The one thing that hinders most purchases though is the Kindle’s slightly crazy price tag. Coming in at $359 it isn’t cheap to read your books digitally. You can argue though that buying your books through the Kindle store is for one not only environmentally much more friendlier but on the long run the Kindle may pay for itself through the cheaper version of the Kindle book. Typically if you look at the price of a paperback book then the price of the Kindle version it’s slashed in half. Due to the Kindle eliminating the need for printing, shipping, etc.. If you buy a lot of books then you can potentially justify the Kindle.
Once again forgive me for my leave of absence. I was incredibly busy with school and a big project I received from the Admissions Deptartment here. Needless to say they kept me all but lazy. No need to fear though, I love this website too much to leave you hanging in the dark on the iPhone. So today I wanted to show you guys this app that’s only available in Japan right now, but is coming to the US in March. It’s a very simple app that lets you turn your iPhone into a web server. That’s right, there’s no tricks or magic. Just a real app that delivers real results. You might ask, “Why would you ever want your iPhone to be a web server?” Well we’ll dicuss that soon enough, first let’s take a look at exactly how the app works.