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Checking out iPhone OS 3.0 Betas

by Matthew Smith · April 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Yesterday, the team application for an iPhone developer account was finally approved. I paid my portion of the fee, the team lead configured my account, and I was off to the races. Since I plan on using the iPhone OS 3.0 beta more for daily use and less for developing, I plan on keeping a [...]

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Time to Become an iPhone Developer

by Matthew Smith · March 19th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Just in case you missed it, Apple announced the latest OS for the iPhone (and iTouch), version 3.0, on Tuesday. It includes a ton of new features, mostly in the programming department (though copy and paste will be a welcome addition, as will the new MMS feature … no more viewmymessage.com texts!). The OS will [...]

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Thoughts on Google Latitude

by Matthew Smith · March 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Google Latitude is both extraordinarily useful and superbly useless.
Let me explain myself. First, I must mention that I consider myself quite the technology aficionado (no surprise to many of you) and I attempt to stay abreast of the latest “web2.0″ trends. I try new web services often and usually abandon them quickly. When exploring a [...]

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The Democratization of “Radio Broadcasting”

by Matthew Smith · October 17th, 2008 · No Comments

A couple of days ago, while eating at Zaxby’s with my roommates (a favorite dining location), conversation touched briefly the topic of “pirate radio.” The last time I discussed such things was in a series of conversations with Chappie last summer. We contrived a concept for a distributed radio transmission network¬†using small, distributable, network connected [...]

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Sync Google Calendar and the iPhone Calendar OTA for Free!

by Matthew Smith · August 3rd, 2008 · 42 Comments

Over the past few days, I’ve been enjoying my new iPhone 3G immensely. There are a few annoyances, such as buggy software, a little DRM issue I had with the app store, and various other things. However, one issue that was really bothering me was the inability to sync my iPhone calendar with my Google [...]

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