Monthly Archives: March 2012

Get Guy Kawasaki's What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us for free

Still not sure what Google+ is useful for, and how you can make it work for you and / or your business? You should probably check out Guy Kawasaki’s latest book, What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us.

Guy’s currently giving away a load of free PDF copies, sponsored by the Alltop iPad app.

If free’s not your thing, you can always buy a copy for $2.99 on Amazon.

Paper for the iPad

I’m a total sucker for a gorgeous looking app, and Paper is a gorgeous looking drawing, sketching, writing, moleskine replacement, app. Check out their demo video below.

It’s in-app purchase model is a little weird I guess, the app itself is free but you pay $1.99 a go for the drawing tools you want, i.e. sketching, outlining, writing, colouring…or for $7.99 you can get the lot.

Anyway, it’s in the App Store now.

(Via Selectism.)

Get Guy Kawasaki’s What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us for free

Still not sure what Google+ is useful for, and how you can make it work for you and / or your business? You should probably check out Guy Kawasaki’s latest book, What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us.
Guy’s currently giving away a load of free PDF copies, sponsored by the Alltop iPad app.

If free’s not your thing, you can always buy a copy for $2.99 on Amazon.

Apple Offering iPad Refunds

Well I’m actually quite surprised about this outcome.

Computer giant Apple has offered to refund people who bought its new iPad, which it admits is not compatible with Telstra’s 4G network.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has taken legal action against Apple for what it claims are misleading statements over its new iPad.

Lawyers for the ACCC accused Apple of breaching consumer law by promoting the device as being able to connect to high-speed 4G mobile networks using a sim card.

The Federal Court heard Apple ignored warnings from the ACCC and was told the day before the iPad’s launch that it was misleading consumers.

Meanwhile, I won’t be returning mine, and I doubt that many other people will. This is just stupid posturing from the ACCC, and not much more than that.

Australian Consumer Watchdog Alleges Apple Of Misleading 4G Claims

Really I think the ACCC should go after Optus, Telstra, and all the other telco’s selling anything claiming to be 4G in Newcastle, and probably many other cities around the country, as we have no access what-so-ever to anything remotely 4G….shit our 3G is more often than not absolute garbage.

The ACCC is seeking urgent interlocutory relief to ensure consumers are made aware of the correct technical capabilities of this device. Additionally the ACCC is seeking final orders including injunctions, pecuniary penalties, corrective advertising and refunds to consumers affected.

Get Drunk Not Fat

I don’t know where to start.

The chart shows alcoholic beverages sorted by calorie to alcohol ratio. The idea is to get drunk with the fewest calories.

So Gordons Gin is better than Tanqueray…good to know.

Emerging Talent: Interview with 17-Year-Old Alex Stoddard on his 365 Project

Stupid kids and their awesome talent. Note: I’m not one bit jealous, not at all.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, we’ve all heard of the 365 day projects – where a photographer takes a photo of something in their life every day for a year.

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One photographer, a young fellow named Alex Stoddard, not only finished the project BUT is just 17 years old and has created a remarkable body of work in the process. Think you don’t have anything to learn from a 17 year old photographer?

Seriously though, check out his photos. The guy has talent no doubt.

Apple Offering iPad Refunds

Well I’m actually quite surprised about this outcome.

Computer giant Apple has offered to refund people who bought its new iPad, which it admits is not compatible with Telstra’s 4G network.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has taken legal action against Apple for what it claims are misleading statements over its new iPad.

Lawyers for the ACCC accused Apple of breaching consumer law by promoting the device as being able to connect to high-speed 4G mobile networks using a sim card.

The Federal Court heard Apple ignored warnings from the ACCC and was told the day before the iPad’s launch that it was misleading consumers.

Meanwhile, I won’t be returning mine, and I doubt that many other people will. This is just stupid posturing from the ACCC, and not much more than that.

Instapaper for Retina iPad

I love the self deprecating opening sentence, and this candidacy and openness is why Marco is a fantastic, and well respected developer.

This is slightly embarrassing: Instapaper doesn’t show Retina-resolution graphics on the new iPad yet.
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I don’t like bombarding my customers with little releases, so I chose to bust my ass and finish 4.1.

Dear SugarCRM

In my business we call this a barrier to a sale....

I get that you’re a sales organisation, but having to register to view a video about why I should choose your product is a barrier to me actually considering your product….not to mention I don’t want to get bombarded with sales emails after the fact.