Where’s My Free iPhone Stuff?

I’m anx­ious­ly await­ing the release of Tweet­ie 2 by Atebits. I pur­chased Tweet­ie for my iPhone back in Jan­u­ary and the desk­top app in April. I think they are both amaz­ing appli­ca­tions and I use them almost exclu­sive­ly to inter­act with Twit­ter (par­tic­u­lar­ly giv­en the Twit­ter web inter­face’s script­ing vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties). They are both sim­ple and… Con­tin­ue read­ing Where’s My Free iPhone Stuff?

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I Think You Know Why I’m Calling You

John Gra­ham-Cum­ming recounts his suc­cess­ful efforts to have the British gov­ern­ment for­mal­ly apol­o­gize for its treat­ment of Alan Tur­ing: On the bus home I heard direct­ly that Alan Tur­ing’s nieces had many mem­o­ries of their Uncle Alan. They even still had his ted­dy bear. I hung up and sat at the back of the bus… Con­tin­ue read­ing I Think You Know Why I’m Call­ing You

DVDs and iTunes

This has kind of been bug­ging me about iTunes for the past year or so. I had some tiny hope that it would be addressed in iTunes 9, but of course it hasn’t: Why aren’t DVDs played in iTunes like CDs are, instead of a sep­a­rate uni-task app (DVD Play­er)? Okay, I under­stand clear­ly why… Con­tin­ue read­ing DVDs and iTunes

So What Does Health Care Look Like in Other Countries?

So, what does health care and insur­ance look like in oth­er coun­tries? T.R. Reid answers five com­mon mis­un­der­stand­ings about oth­er coun­tries’ health care and insur­ance sys­tems: In many ways, for­eign health-care mod­els are not real­ly “for­eign” to Amer­i­ca, because our crazy-quilt health-care sys­tem uses ele­ments of all of them. For Native Amer­i­cans or vet­er­ans, we’re… Con­tin­ue read­ing So What Does Health Care Look Like in Oth­er Countries?

What It Says and What It Does

Ars Tech­ni­ca reports that the FCC asked the pub­lic how and if the term “broad­band” (as in inter­net con­nec­tion) should be defined, after it had pro­posed that “basic broad­band” as sim­ply 768kbps to 1.5Mbps (as in con­nec­tion speed). They also seemed to think that this should be based on the actu­al speed that providers have,… Con­tin­ue read­ing What It Says and What It Does