Friday, August 31, 2007


Just been the victim of some spammer using my email address to send spam, just received over 100 email bounceback messages. How long as email been around now? I fail to see why we haven't come up with a solution for this yet.

I will buy and use a Gphone, if....

  1. the service really is free. Has anyone done any studies that a purely advertiser supported model will really work? I mean I believe the costs are too high and someone would have to kick in something for the service
  2. it surfed the internet fast and could render almost every page. neither my blackberry nor my treo can do that
  3. it let me use it as a bluetooth modem for my laptop
  4. it had push email like my blackberry

Like most stuff Google does, it gets a ton of hype but in the end, other than ads and relevancy, it kinda blows. I've used almost everything they offered at one point or another and the only service i still use is search. Everything else is better elsewhere.

Monday, July 9, 2007

EQO is cool

For all of you who detest paying hugely expensive rates to your phone companies for long distance calls, this is your Saviour. I've had this idea for a long time but EQO has finally cracked it - its genius. EQO works like this: you run an app on your cellphone which imports all of your contacts. When you want to make a call, it uses a VOIP connection to bridge the local phone networks between you and the long distance number that you are calling. Its like a newfangled version of the old callback services people used to use in order to get around hugely expensive foreign phone company long distance rates. Check them out

Thursday, July 5, 2007

The Best Mobile Application

The app I use on my mobile phone more than any other is: Google Maps. This app is simply the most useful application on my Blackberry. With it I:

1: Never get lost. Who needs GPS when you can pull over and enter the address of the house or business you are currently at, your destination, and it will map your route. Why would it need to know where you are? You can just look around and tell Google Maps where you are. It does the rest.

2: Find stuff you need or want. Lets say you are where you are, wherever you are, and have a hankering for noodles. Fire up Google Maps, enter your location, and search for noodles. Not only do you get all noodle places near you, you get their phone numbers, directions to and from them, and for some of them, user reviews. I used it the other day to find a used copy of Pokemon Diamond/Pearl. After two phone calls, I had the location to the Gamestop in relation to where I was, their phone number and the route to get there.

3: Find my way via landmarks. Switch to satellite mode and you can see - oh ya, that store in in that strip mall, not the other one.

4: Will know exactly how long it will take for me to get somewhere, as the traffic buffer is built in.

I could venture to say that Google Maps is the most perfect application so far for my Blackberry. Can't really expect much more - alternate routes around traffic and walking/cycling directions would be nice but DAMN, this thing works great! I think theres copies for all manner of mobile phones as well.

I like apps that do one thing well, as opposed to a million things not so well. This is one of those apps.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Nice one, Steve!

Always the smart cult-leader, cobble together $200 worth of electronics, give it a nice face and suck the masses into paying over twice as much for it. Genius! Of course, unlike Falwell, Steve can't promise eternal salvation for your hard earned cash.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

My Issue With Apple...

Like I said on todays show

"Apple's products look great, but they are only about 80% there"

If the devil is in the details, then Steve don't give the devil his due. Sure, you can do most things with Apple products, but if you want it all, or specific little things, you are SOL. Case in point - a free phone you can get from Sprint can send pictures in email, the $600 iPhone cannot. It doesn't use 3G etc etc. If you wanna pay for the privilege of being a unpaid beta tester, you go right ahead. Not me. It shore is pretty tho'.