So where exactly is Angola, other than somewhere on the African Continent? To answer this question I turned to my trusty 3G and quickly downloaded Ganesh Thambiran's app Countries Of The World Lite (free) to find out a few facts about Angola, which I discovered has a population of some 17 million people, and is roughly twice the size of Texas.
Recent App Reviews
As an iPhone developer, I am always checking out the competition to see what the more successful applications are all about. I especially pay attention to reviews submitted by the users. What do they like about the game? What don’t they like? What suggestions do they have to make the application better?
This has nothing to do with copying someone else’s idea. It is driven by a healthy admiration and respect for the teams that created the apps, and it’s about trying to find out what the apps have that make them a hit. The reviews give me a direct view into the mind of the user. Traditionally, a company could spend millions of dollars on marketing research to get this information, but it’s available for free on the App Store!
One of the most overlooked aspects of the iPhone is its ability to playback uncompressed, CD quality audio. Apple has managed to squeeze even more quality and volume out of the tiny speakers on the newer iPhone3GS. Also, most people are unaware of the 3D positional sound feature incorporated into the original iPhone and what it actually does. This feature allows the developer to simulate moving sounds and have them play anywhere in three-dimensional space around the listener. For example, if a game developer needs to have a jet fly by the left side of the player, they can use the positional sound feature to place it there. Other devices can do this, but Apple makes it a lot easier for the developer.
There are only two things people fear more than speaking in public—a tax audit and death. Even if you’ve had extensive experience making presentations, the days or hours before you speak can be nerve-wracking. About the only thing you can do is to prepare and practice. You need to make sure that you have a dynamite presentation and run through it until you feel comfortable with the material.
Preparation and practice
Putting together an exceptional presentation isn’t a natural activity—otherwise none of us would be afraid of the prospect.
Citizen Journalism: The concept of members of the public playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information.Also know as....
Why would someone who already has a day job want to compete with Katie Couric or Maureen Dowd?
Most citizen journalists will say they aren’t trying to replace those folks but want to contribute to the public’s understanding of issues and events by offering independent, accurate, and relevant information.
Whether they’re checking on City Hall or investigating corporate waste or fraud, there are hosts of new iPhone apps ready to help these new reporters find i