This is how I used to feel about music 2.0. Now I’m more than willing to spend $10 a month to listen to whatever I like, give or take. I will say that the playlists feature is pretty great, especially now that I’m not a music editor who would’ve been tasked with assembling them. Tedious work, that. That said, I’m enjoying the Pitchfork Top 100 songs playlist right now. Point me toward good playlists and I will add them.
I’d love to see them add a bookmark feature so I could catalog titles I find as I surf around the web. Think Instapaper, but for music.
First & 20 started out as one of my favorite iPhone blogs. It had a clever premise: ask tech all stars to share their iPhone home screens.
They haven’t been publishing much of late, but I’ve checked back from time to time anyway. Thought I’d share mine again, too!
I just radically reset what’s on the home screen and where. I floated text, email and phone from the dock into the top row, replacing them with apps I use much more often, like Twitter, Reeder, Things and the calendar app. It’s taking some getting used to, but makes much more sense based on frequency.
The second row remains more or less unchanged. It’s home to my social web apps, with Instapaper thrown in for those times when I might not be able to access the web. Learned that while riding the NYC subway a few weekends back.
The third row is where I’ve bundled apps into convenient categories. News and Entertainment are pretty self-explanatory. Contacts is just an easy way to toss the contacts app, LinkedIn, and Bump together on the home screen for convenience’s sake. Utilities is a broom closet for the apps you need but aren’t all that special, like settings, Safari and the calculator.
The bottom row is for entertainment, too. The iPod app is self-explanatory. I keep the Comcast app at the ready. It lets me know when someone’s calling my house so I don’t miss any calls. Handles my r‑DVR, too, which is really great. Tunerfish is an app I’m really excited about. It’s like Foursquare for television, complete with fun badges and a suite of social features which lets you share what you’re watching with friends.
Why have I left a space open? You’ll find out soon enough!
Man, I loved me some Commodore 64 as a kid. Hell, we had a Vic 20 before that, but the games were primitive! To be entirely honest, I was pretty much only playing educational games when we had that, so maybe I’d have fonder memories if I wasn’t playing word games on it.
I remember asking to “play computer” on rainy days growing up, and when I did, I’d haul ass upstairs to play games like Bruce Lee. Now I’m playing on my iPhone and the magic’s gone. The interface makes it nearly impossible to carry out the repetitive moves that once made this game so much fun. What went wrong?
I’m reaching out to you to find out your favorite iPhone games. Sure, nostalgia let me down once, but I’d love to check out old Nintendo games like Super Mario, or the weird stuff I couldn’t afford like Neo Geo games and so on. Share your favorites in the comments.
I’ve been pretty adamant about how much I love my iPhone. Since Charlie joined us last year, it’s been my go-to device for all things Internet and communication. I still break out my much maligned Macbook for the heavy duty usage, but the iPhone does what I need for the most part.
It’s an old, 2G iphone that came out in ’08. It’s banged up a bit, but the screen’s still intact, which is more than I can say for most iPhones I’ve seen of that vintage. I nearly jumped to the 3G when it was first announced. What can I say, I have a thing for GPS! But now I’m glad I didn’t. iPhone 4 is the device I’ve been waiting for. Can’t wait to get my mitts on it. The new camera, complete with HD video, makes it perfect for taking on vacation. Everything about it sounds like the phone people started imagining once they held and played with the iPhone when it first launched.
Did I pre-order mine? No. Why, you ask? Because of AT&T. What a nightmare! Do I qualify for unlimited data at $30 per month? Yes, I do! But do I really need that much? How does this affect the plan I currently share with my wife? There are so many questions about how to get the appropriate plan that won’t result in gazillion page surprise bills at the end of the month. Fun!
Buried beneath the incessant iPhone 4 coverage was the introduction of a brand, spankin’ new Xbox 360! It’s quieter, meaning I won’t have to set the subtitles for every movie I watch on the thing. It has wi-fi, which means I won’t have to use a wonky adapter that didn’t work well enough to keep Netflix Watch Instantly titles from buffering nonstop. But that’s not all: word is that Red Ring of Death will be a thing of the past! Glory be! The best part? I can sell what I have right now for $205 at GameStop, which gets me within striking distance of the $299 price tag.
I should have both of these items in house by the end of the month. I can’t wait!