One of the (few) surprises from this month's MacWorld was that the Google Maps application integrates location data not just from cell tower triangulation (using Google's "My Location" technology) but also Wi-Fi visibility information, thanks to Skyhook. This combination of technologies piqued my interest, and it turns out that I was in a unique position to see just how these … [Read more...] about How Much Can You Rely On the iPhone’s Google Maps Combination of Skyhook Wi-Fi and Cell Tower Data For Pseudo-GPS?
Archives for January 2008
Yesterday evening, I began composing an article comparing my experiences a few years back with my sole computer being an ultra-thin notebook quite like the MacBook Air, but ended up at rather a different place. In compositing an image comparing my old Toshiba PortÃ©gÃ© 3010CT with the super-thin Apple, I noticed that Apple's illustrations of the MacBook Air are simply too … [Read more...] about Is Apple Fibbing With Their MacBook Air Renderings?
OK, so Steve just announced the new iPhone software, and it certainly fixes a number of my "complaints". But as much as I love this thing (and I do love it), there are quite a few remaining problems. What Was Fixed Google maps - This app went a long time without much of an update, but we can now drop pins (like I could do on my BlackBerry last year), see hybrid … [Read more...] about 1.1.3 and Twelve Things That Are Still Wrong With The iPhone
When I reviewed the Drobo SOHO disk array back in November, I noted that it had only to add a few features before I got really interested: NAS, EXT3, and eSATA. I also noted that only the first of these three would interest the majority of users. Well, apparently the company had the same idea, so today they introduced the DroboShare, a NAS gateway for one or two Drobo … [Read more...] about The Drobo of My Dreams
AOL seems to have invented a whole new way to annoy us all with advertisements: injected AIM buddy bots! Yes, it's another way that social networking companies are annoying the very users they (supposedly) covet! Last month it was McLovin12Four, a buddy bot that apparently had little to say but was a paid advertisement for the December 4th DVD release of Superbad. Get it - … [Read more...] about Liv Greene and McLovin12Four – My New Friends?