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SMHeart Link: Taking the iphone as a biking computer to the next level

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I’ve written a number of posts about using the iphone as a biking, running and even golfing computer. Well, there is the next level. A full training environment! From SmHeart link.

As good as having speed and elevation change is useful for training, adding cardio and other measure, like cadence and power, would bring you to pro level training.



Top iPhone apps you should have for MacWorld

First off, Happy New Year!  We are approaching the final count down to MacWorld and aside from a few bookmarks (and macworld - thanks @danielbru for reminding me), there are a few apps you may want to make sure you have installed. I’m going to break the list in two; jailbreak and non jailbreak apps.  I’m also not going to list games. I figure, you would already have that in hand.



Home activation to return to the iPhone

A week back I wrote a commentary on iphone's going on sale in wal-mart's (still officially rumor) and wrote the following:

What if Apple supplied a specialist per store?  Well, that could work, but is it worth it?  Do you really think there are enough people who are looking to buy an iPhone to go to Wal-mart to make it worth staffing those stores?



Auto login for Starbucks works pretty well. And its not from Starbucks or AT&T

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There is a starbucks near where I live, but the wifi there is horrible. Worse, I cannot get 3G, so basically, I go elsewhere. Then AT&T announced they were going to give iPhone users free wifi access. Great! But, you have to go through this silly login process: Link to process.. Whatever. It’s not a chore so much as just plain annoying. So much so, I do not bother and stick with edge.



LiveStation ( live TV) on the iPhone Demo shown today

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I logged into Livestation's desktop player and watched a live discussion of their new iphone application that hopes to provide live TV (mostly international news).  Its still early, but based on the video I saw, they are getting there. We still do not have a timeline for release, and todays interactive Q and A was more about getting feedback then any anouncements, still, it looks quite promising. Have a look at their site here..



using your itouch as a phone... Sure, all you need is WIFI

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Just read in TechCrunch about a new itouch app by UK-based Truphone that allows you to make phone calls on your itouch if you have WIFI access. Sounds pretty good. Calls are free to other itouch users as well as other supported mobile devices and low rates to those outside the system, much like Skype. What is interesting to me here is idea of taking an itouch and getting near iphone capabilities.



Google voice search, british accents and odd results

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I'm American, but as a young budding musician in the 80’s, I was fully on board with English music (especially Punk), my guitar instructor was English, watch more then my share of BBC (young ones!!) and then lived in Oxford for 3+ years. So I can pull a pretty good accent when needed. So after reading this article on Digg explaining how various British accents will give odd results, I just had to give it a try.



Google voice actuated search is out. Go get it.

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Google voice actuated search is out. Finally. Its pretty good. Works just like in the promo film. A few tips though, make sure you speak clearly and slowly. Do not blur your words together.
Another tip, say ‘Maps …. Berkeley’ to get maps up. When you click on the first return, it will give you the option to take that search to google maps.  There is a search ‘maps’ option, but it does not take you to maps.  Bummer.



iFun lets you use your iPhone like a wii controller for your PC

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This is just plain sweet.  Now first off, I could not get the sync to work for me, most likely because this just came out and servers are over loaded, but I get the idea well enough.



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