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iPhone Hacks: Running out of Application space on your iPhone or touch? {}

Jan 23rd 2008 11:01PM Finally found the "du" for iphone at:
Note, it kinda assumes you're unix-savvy.

Study: iPhone's keyboard two times slower than other phones {}

Aug 19th 2007 12:52PM What do you mean, "iphone keyboard" vs "qwerty keyboard"?? The iphone keyboard *is* a qwerty keyboard! hello? It's right there, clear as day, Q W E R T Y. I think you mean iphone keyboard vs "physical" keyboard or perhaps "tactile" keyboard..

For what it's worth, I do think the tactile keyboards are quicker to type on, if for no other reason that you don't have to look at your fingers while you're typing, you can just feel the keys. But on the whole I love the iphone tons more than any of the tactile keyboard phones out there, so I wouldn't consider trading it out for a second. I'm mostly used to the iphone keyboard now, and don't mind it. The only real problem I have is its complete lack of ability to learn 3-letter and 2-letter words. It JUST WON'T DO IT. And I get tired, honestly, of X-ing out the suggested "us" when I typed "ha" and X-ing out "agh" when I typed "ahh" (and what kind of word is "agh" anyway??). They really need to fix that.

Updates galore: Security Update 2007-007, Safari 3.03, iPhone 1.01 {}

Aug 5th 2007 12:06AM Dunno about saft, but it looks like it may have broke pithhelmet .. none of its cookie management code seems to be working after I applied the update this afternoon .. argh

eBuddy reveals iPhone multi-network chat client {}

Aug 3rd 2007 8:33AM Do any of them support any way to save chat history? Like maybe, emailing it to you when the conversation is over? That's what keeps me still using sms, instead of a web-based chat client, on the iphone, because I want to be able to have a history of the conversation.

Scrobblepod hooks your iPod up with {}

Jul 16th 2007 9:42PM Yeah I was going to say, how does this compare to iScrobbler? That's what I've been using.

The Little Things: Infinitely large targets {}

May 11th 2007 5:31PM You can easily just fling your mouse 'up' and hit the menu that governs the application you're working in

But this fails once you start working in a dual-monitor environment. In fact, it only works about 50% of the time. Which, from a usability perspective, is pretty bad.. (Or even less, like 33% of the time, if you start using 3 monitors, as more than one of the folks in my office does.)

That's one of the things I actually like better about windows (X-windows, and MS windows) -- having a menubar at the top of the current window. Where, to me, it's quicker and easier to get to since it's closer. I don't have problems being precise with my mouse movements, so I don't need the "hard to miss with large mouse movements" menubar; I'm much better served by the "located nearby" menubar. And I often wish this were an option in OSX, to have menubars on the windows, even if it's in addition to the menubar at the top. Not that I expect to ever see that happen though.

Apple TV Commercial spotted in the wild {}

Apr 9th 2007 11:37PM Glad to see Apple TV commercials .. on TV. :) But .. this comes across as a pretty dumb ad. Movies, "now, on your TV". Woo. Movies on the TV set. How novel. :p Way to sell it, Apple.

Mac gaming on the cheap: Our favorite low-cost Mac games {}

Mar 23rd 2007 5:11PM Ugh, the Glider Pro is now unavailable. "You have requested a page that is not currently available due to data transfer restrictions." Thanks .Mac. :p

Just What is Wired Memory Anyway? {}

Mar 7th 2007 11:25AM What's more of interest to me is not so much the wired memory, but the inactive memory, and trying to figure out why my machine seems to freeze up every few seconds when it's running with small Free but large Inactive. Especially when using things like Aperture.

The Bits article has a comment that points to a utility iFreeMem

that gives potential clues: "If you are in the middle of using an application and the system becomes unresponsive for several seconds it could be the memory manager working and claiming back some of the Inactive memory for your application to use". And it sounds like this little util may help with that (freeing up inactive memory all at once). I'll have to try that out tonight.

High res pics of first orange iPod {}

Jan 30th 2007 8:19PM I don't get it - what's new about the headphones? They weren't shown at all in the pics. :p