I originally posted this on Google+, but seeing how long it was and that I wanted to make sure it would stick around, I’m cross posting it here as well (irony, duly noted). As reference, this is the original post by Boris Mann on Google+ talking about Brent Simmons’ post and my post on Google+. [...]
Zite for iPad—born in Vancouver through research at UBC and now owned by CNN—is one of those “best of breed” apps that makes keeping up with the news nearly painless. Except if you have lots of people using your iPad. So while you might be interested in all things Mac your spouse might what to [...]
I got an email this morning from Zod. No, not the arch-nemesis of Superman, but Michael Kirlew of Toronto-based Zod Studios who want to tell me about their new newspaper-style app for the iPad called QuikView. Now, you folks know that I’m a sucker for news apps. I tried Flipboard straight away. I really liked Zite (but haven’t touched it in a while for some strange reason). Now QuikView offers similar functions as both these apps, but the real twist is in adjusting the layout of the pages you create.
Brent Simmons wrote a solid post about RSS today and his points got me thinking. Brent talks about RSS as part of the plumbing, that although all but a few hard core geeks (like me) use RSS readers, we all use RSS on a daily basis—without even knowing it. Podcasts through iTunes? RSS powered. App update [...]
One of the coolest and most interesting iPad apps this year has been Flipboard. After using Flipboard for a few minutes, your perspective on Twitter, Facebook, even “regular” websites will be changed for the better. Flipping through your social media feeds like a newspaper is…engrossing, enthralling, captivating. Things that might have missed your attention in [...]