The new iPhone changed the playfield (again)

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Now the competitors will have to play the catch-up game again, and that never works. If HTC and especially Nokia are to have a chance they cannot aim to make rivals for the current iPhone. Their goal should be to crush the iPhone with the same level of innovation that the original iPhone changed the whole mobile phone scene.

If they don’t they are doomed.

My next phone will of course be the new iPhone 4 when it eventually becomes available in Sweden.

Lighthead – Remember

“Remember is a to-do list application, focused on being straightforward and non- disruptive. We don’t believe in clunky applications where task management itself becomes a task. Remember is a simple list of tasks, always available at your fingertips.”

Lighthead – Remember

Maybe this will be the to-do application that I will actually use. I’ve tried OmniFocus, Things and now lately The Hit List, but after a while I just stop using them.

I guess it gets to bothersome to keep an application running and constantly update it. The result is always that I add lots of things that I need to do, never check the list and the next time I check back I’ve done a bunch of stuff and can cross out like five to ten things. So I’ve had no help of the items actually being in the application.

This Remember application on the other hand seems a lot more lightweight. Maybe that is what is needed for it to work for me.

iPad in the news

Tomorrow is the big iPad day.

The bigger newspapers have already got to use it though and below are links to a few of the articles. The conclusion seems to be positive.

I can’t wait until it’s released here in Sweden.

The iPad Launch: Can Steve Jobs Do It Again? – TIME

Verdict is in on Apple iPad: It’s a winner – USA TODAY

Looking at the iPad From Two Angles – The New York Times

Apple iPad Review: Laptop Killer? Pretty Close – The Wall Street Journal

iPad Available in US on April 3

iPad will be available in Wi-Fi models on April 3 in the US for a suggested retail price of $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB. The Wi-Fi + 3G models will be available in late April for a suggested retail price of $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB.  iPad will be sold in the US through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

iPad will be available in both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models in late April in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. International pricing will be announced in April. iPad will ship in additional countries later this year.

iPad Available in US on April 3

Unfortunately it looks like we have to wait a bit longer for the good stuff here in Sweden.

HotCocoa!

The latest MacRuby with HotCocoa is amazing! Finally a way to write OS X applications without having to learn Objective-C.

require 'rubygems'
require 'hotcocoa'
include HotCocoa
application do |app|
  win = window :size => [100,50]
  b = button :title => 'Hello'
  b.on_action { puts 'World!' }
  win << b
end

Apple Tablet Day

Today is the day when the magic will happen. The event starts at 10:00AM PST (19:00 Swedish time) and if you’re not there in person there are many web sites covering it in real time.

Let’s hope for something good!