Daily Posts 12/16/2007


Buried inside the “Other” is 0.09% for iPhone and 0.01% for the iPod (which I will assume means the iPod Touch, and thus iTouch + iPhone is at 0.10% of the market share).

Notably Windows CE Devices are running at 0.06% Market Share. As Wall Street Journal suggests [see next item], a good browser really helps.

Business Technology : IPhones Take Over the Internet  Annotated.

We’ve [WSJ] always felt that the iPhone’s game-changing feature was its Web browser. Now we have proof: iPhone owners were responsible for nearly one out of every 1,000 Web page views last month. This erases any doubt that the future of mobile devices most certainly includes the Web.

It’s obvious that people have a need for Web access even when they aren’t at their desks or at home or wherever else they have a PC.

TUAW Buyers Guide: 5 little iPhone gifts – The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)  Annotated

Your honey’s iPod touch wants a remote.

Not that I’m looking for another Christmas gift. 

macfuse – Google Code  Annotated

Another example of the generalization (or broadening of purpose) of the iPod Touch and iPhone platforms.

MacFUSE implements a mechanism that makes it possible to implement a fully functional file system in a user-space program on Mac OS X (10.4 and above). It aims to be API-compliant with the FUSE (File-system in USErspace) mechanism that originated on Linux. Therefore, many existing FUSE file systems become readily usable on Mac OS X. The core of MacFUSE is in a dynamically loadable kernel extension.

Google embiggens iPhone services with single-screen UI – The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)  Annotated

The big G now offers single-screen access to Gmail, Calendar, and Reader among other services, as well as the homerific Search capability, when accessed on iPhones and iPod touches.

In reading this entry I was struck more by the term “homerific” than the news of Google’s changed interface. How to interpret? Homeric, would be the adjective that would bring in allusions to one of Homer’s epics, such as the Iliad. However it seems the reference was to Homer Simpson and the term was not intended to be Homeric, but rather a combination of Homer + Terrific. I’m still not sure i know what it means, other than to confirm continuous evolution of the language.

Reader uncovers iPod accessory protocol that may help iPod touch recordings – The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)  Annotated

The iPod accessories communicate using a special accessory protocol and that it may be necessary for the iPod touch to talk to the device properly and tell it to boost its gain while recording voice

Breaking: VOIP on iPod touch – The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)Seems to me we can expect a reasonably functional iPod Touch in the near future. The limitation will be wireless access. While access is not as broad as the cellphone, in practical terms quite often it is where you need it.

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