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Archive for the 'iphone' Category

“Internal Error” in iOS 5 Update

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Today I plugged my iPad 2 into freshly-downloaded iTunes 10.5 in order to upgrade the iPad to iOS 5. After about an hour, with the progress bar around 10%, the upgrade/restore failed during the verification process due to “internal error”. I rebooted the tethered computer and the iPad, and tried again. The upgrade/restore failed again. [...]


Sunday, March 27th, 2011

http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/24/color/ I don’t necessarily believe this app sucks any more or less due to its 41 million dollars in VC funding. It may suck more because of the privacy implications– verified by looking at comments on the iTunes App Store and here. There’s a few reasons I’m not going to download the app; my opinions [...]

Dean Trail, Huddart Park

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Grove of madrones (Arbutus menziesii) framed by young oak and redwood. Between Silver Springs and Chinquapin Trails. Kings Mountain/San Mateo County, CA. iPhone pic.

“100 Amazing iPhone Photos”

Monday, April 6th, 2009

This Flickr shot of mine was chosen as one (well, two, including the color original) of “100 Amazing iPhone Photos” last month.

I Don’t Like Rincon Tower Very Much

Monday, September 15th, 2008

It’s too tall, too ugly, and extends the San Francisco skyline too far to the east. But it’s a focal point. I guess. The above was shot this evening with a cameraphone. The foreground is the gutted 20th Street/Potrero Hill branch of the SF Public Library.

Citywise Fern

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Sword fern growing beneath the roadbed of the 101 freeway in San Francisco, about 35 feet above 13th/Duboce (near Bryant Street). I’m not sure it’ll make it through the summer, but a friend suggested I load up a deluxe Super Soaker with MiracleGro if the fronds get much browner. Not a bad idea. Taken with [...]

iPhone Geekfest: the SDK Presentation in Cupertino Today

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Courtesy Engadget. [Update 3.7.08: Apple's Quicktime stream of the event has been posted].

How To Encode DVDs to Watch on the iPhone

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

…assuming you have a Mac computer with a recent version of iTunes and a DVD/combo drive or better, running OS 10.4.10 or higher: Download HandBrake. Unless you’re a command-line freak, use the GUI link. Install Handbrake from the downloaded / expanded .dmg file. Open the application. Insert a chosen DVD into your Mac. You can [...]

A Mere Cool Gadget….Or A “Radical Leap Forward…

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

…in user interface technology“? Evidently the June ’07 release of Apple’s iPhone will introduce an interface design more transparent that the average user is….used to. If you click on any of the links in the above article, click this one. Photo not used by permission (screen capture from TedTalks video clip)

iPhone Vapor Thins and Condenses Into….Questions

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

20 Things We Don’t Know About The iPhone