Archive for October, 2010

Making the iPhone talk to Coursework

[Reposted from Claudia Engel's Hive Talkin' Post] I recently was asked about ‘scanning’ capabilities of the iPhone, which brought me to this – currently $0.99 – application, calledJotNot Pro. I was very impressed with this one. It launches the camera to take pictures of documents, steps the user through some adjustments, then processes the picture [...]

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Language and Learning on an iPhone: Part 1 – Language

Living in Japan throughout the 90s, I was able to witness a large part of the telecommunications revolution that happened there.  It started with the pokeberu (pager) and quickly moved into keitai (cell phones) – NTTdocomo had a monopoly on the market and was able to introduce a system of extended texting that basically put [...]

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Multiscale Apps

This article is cross-posted at the Digital Humanities Specialist site. With Apple’s retreat from their position disallowing the development of iDevice apps using Adobe AIR–fundamentally the same technology used in Flash on the Web–and the growth in Flash-supported mobile devices, the much -heralded and by many much-desired death of Flash has been postponed (or, to [...]

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The Swiss Army Knife of Silicon and Glass

We’re about 4 years into the smartphone revolution, depending on your point of reference.  That’s a millennium in technology time, but not much in terms of a human lifetime– yet look at how these devices have become a part of our daily lives.  Many of us have written about the uses of smartphones and tablets [...]

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