Steve Jobs’ sister, Mona Simpson, presented a moving eulogy at her brother’s funeral. Go ahead and read that first, before we move onto the dumb jokes.
Wait…my local Jason’s Deli doesn’t have Wi-fi but train commuters on the east coast (and soon the west) will soon have internet access while they sit in their antiquated transportation? Foolishness! Foolishness, I say! But that’s only a front to hide my jealously. Because I want to ride on a train. A train that has Wi-fi. A future train.
Life is hard. When you want to stream movies or TV shows from the quiet safety of your home, you have to check Netflix and Amazon and Hulu AND iTunes. Ugh. So much work, Too much work, even. Too much work for one man…but not for CanIStream.It, the new service that lets you enter a movie title and watch while the ancient, mystical magic that is the internet pumps steam into some unknown pipes, turning noisy gears and producing a result…that result being where the movie is available to watch, complete with direct links. As streaming becomes more prevalent — and various rights issues keep films from being available everywhere — this could very well become a useful tool.
If you’ve ever wanted to use your iPhone to rap over generic sound loops, you’re in luck. Garage Band has officially arrived on the iPhone. You can also use it to create original music and record audio shows, but it’s all about rapping over generic sound loops.
The latest in the This Is All Your Fault files: Angry Birds developer Rovio has signed on the dotted line with Diamond publishing and will begin pumping out Angry Birds cookbooks, “doodle books” and, hopefully, 400 page novels that let us know exactly what the boomerang bird was thinking when he slammed through that wooden fort and committed swine-icide. These are the things that happen when your game is downloaded nearly half a billion times.
The thing about Twitter is that anyone and everyone can see your Tweets, meaning that if you’re supposed to keep your mouth shut about something in real life, you should probably keep your mouth shut on Twitter. Especially if you’re involved in the NBA strike, because you may very well get a $500,000 fine.
Put down those magnifying glasses and fingerprint kits, boys and girls. The mystery of why the Amazon Cloud Music app vanished from the app store has been solved! Amazon has pulled it themselves because of — you guessed it — licensing agreements.
China’s app usage has exploded in the past year, rising 870%. It’s second only to the United States when it comes to the number of people using apps. This is what happens when you’re the nation with the largest population of mobile phone users and iOS devices take a price drop.
Meanwhile, right across the water, the world’s fastest computer, Japan’s Fujitsu “K,” has gotten even faster. The computer is supposed to monitor the climate and help predict earthquakes, but you just know it’s only a matter of time before it becomes sentient, creates an army and conquers the world.
Because buttons are sooo 20th century, you should take a look at this touchscreen keyboard.