Month: December 2008

Apple Mactini

Peter Serafinowicz Show on Bbc make fun of Apple’s ever smaller gadgets.

IPhone success due to its first party app's

iPhone’s killer features are it’s first party app’s and not the third party app’s.

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Most competitors forget that iPhone comes with some very special app’s out of the box. App’s like Calendar, iPod, Browser, SMS, Stock, Weather, Maps, Youtube etc. Most would agree that they don’t have all the features. But you really would be hard pressed to find any app’s that do these things better. I know apple doesn’t allow some of the app’s that compete with their first party app’s. But it really would be hard to better those app’s. If you do a survey of the people using iPhone you would definitely find the first party app’s leading the way.

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These first party app’s are so powerful that, you could do most of things all the app’s in the app store would do. Other than the gaming part everything else can be done on iPhone without any app’s.

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So the real success of the iPhone is it’s app’s out of the box. It’s really surprising why they have not added any new app’s. Video recording (cycoder jail broken app has proven that it can be done as beautifully as the camera app) Todo list, Photoshop like program etc, would be good additions. But what they provide is spectacular when you compare it with it’s competitors.

For example G1 (Google phone) doesn’t even come with a music player and you expect that to compete with iPhone.

The same thing can be said of other competitors like Nokia, Microsoft, Htc etc.

If apple keeps adding to the first party app’s on feature updates, it will be impossible for the competition to even compete.

IPhone success due to its first party app’s

iPhone’s killer features are it’s first party app’s and not the third party app’s.

calendar_on_iphone  sms_on_iphone maps_on_iphone

Most competitors forget that iPhone comes with some very special app’s out of the box. App’s like Calendar, iPod, Browser, SMS, Stock, Weather, Maps, Youtube etc. Most would agree that they don’t have all the features. But you really would be hard pressed to find any app’s that do these things better. I know apple doesn’t allow some of the app’s that compete with their first party app’s. But it really would be hard to better those app’s. If you do a survey of the people using iPhone you would definitely find the first party app’s leading the way.

stock_on_iphone weather_on_iphone podcast_on_iphone

These first party app’s are so powerful that, you could do most of things all the app’s in the app store would do. Other than the gaming part everything else can be done on iPhone without any app’s.

ipod_on_iphone

So the real success of the iPhone is it’s app’s out of the box. It’s really surprising why they have not added any new app’s. Video recording (cycoder jail broken app has proven that it can be done as beautifully as the camera app) Todo list, Photoshop like program etc, would be good additions. But what they provide is spectacular when you compare it with it’s competitors.

For example G1 (Google phone) doesn’t even come with a music player and you expect that to compete with iPhone.

The same thing can be said of other competitors like Nokia, Microsoft, Htc etc.

If apple keeps adding to the first party app’s on feature updates, it will be impossible for the competition to even compete.

Mobile me for Nokia mobiles through ovi

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If I had a Nokia mobile I would have definitely tried this site out.

It let you sync address book, calendar and other content online to a website called ovi. I don’t know if it does over the air, but there is a software similar to Nokia PC suite that you can download and do it via the PC. The content that you can sync mostly depends on the features your phone has. Once you sign in for a free account you can choose which Nokia mobile model you have and sync it.

As far as I can tell, its a free service, unlike apple’s mobile me service. So go ahead and give it a try. I wish someone comes up with some thing like this for an iPhone that’s free.

Twenty 20 Malayalam movie is a must watch

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This film is known for starring all the major actors in the Malayalam movie industry. It was made by actor Dileep’s production house and is a must watch for any Malayalam movie fan.

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According to the reports this movie was made to raise funds for the AMMA which is Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes. All the actors in the movie worked without any pay. A really nice way to generate fund for a movie organization.

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The movie was a huge success collecting 2.5 crores on the first day and 10 crores in the first week of release. So hope they will make more such movies in future with all star cast.

More about the movie.

Its a murder thriller with quite a bit of comedy thrown into the mix. Its been quite long since I had so much fun watching a Malayalam movie. I thought it might not have a good story and would be boring with cameo roles from the stars.

But that was not the case all the stars are important to the story and they excel in their roles.

I don’t think other movies industries can achieve such a film because of the egos of the stars. So its really nice to see actors acting and not worrying about their images.

Its a must watch, I will also be getting a DVD of this movie because its a keeper. Things like this don’t happen everyday, so don’t miss it.

More interesting details about the movie here

The netbook hype read this before you buy one in India

Every where there seems to be net book hype. It’s topping all the shopping Lists and gift guides. But be aware of the short falls of net books before you buy one.

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1. Screen is not big enough, In this age of bigger screen TV’s. It’s strange to see a small screen computing device selling this well. The best net book you can buy now has around 10 inch screen which is really small. I advice you to go and use one for yourself before buying it. Even though the resolution is higher now, using net books for browsing can be frustrating. Unlike iPhone content doesn’t zoom to fit to the screen . So it will be very small to read, you will either go a smaller resolution and scroll a lot or keep zooming a lot. So use it in person first, try and look at websites you visit everyday and see how usable it is.

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2. Storage most of the new net books have good storage like 80 GB etc. But once you get these net books you will realize its not enough. You want all your content every where so you will want more storage space which you can’t get with these net books. i thought i couldn’t fill an 8 GB iPhone now i feel like i want 32 GB on a phone. So 80 GB of storage is nothing.

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3. Security these net books are very small so what is the first thing you will do, take it every where you go. That increases the chance of losing it. So imagine how bad it would be if you lose a computer with all your content and accounts on it. Not only that because you will be using it everywhere like wifi hot spots etc that too increases the chance of your computer being at risk.

4. Price, its not that cheap as the companies advertise. You can get a top end assembled computer for that price. You will not get the portability but it will more than make up for it in power. So why spend upwards of 20000 Rs for something that is not that fast.

So in conclusion if you want something that is powerful and will let you browse Internet away from your computer get an iPhone. Why get another gadget that you would hard press to find an real use for and regret buying after a few days.