Today Google launched a new graphical user interface for their services when you access them via an iPhone or an iPod touch. I have tried it briefly and it works much better than before – especially if you use several G-services like I do. The search engine, Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Reader can all be accessed by just tapping the top menu. Well done.
Google Pre-Launches New iPhone Interface [techcrunch.com]
I just tried the new editing functionality over at Flickr.com and it works much better than I expected. The new functionality comes from the small company Picnik and it’s almost like having a Photoshop light in your browser. Nice!
Edit your photos! On Flickr! [blog.flickr.com]
I haven’t heard of any really successfull mashups that are illegal but Pickypirate.com will probably get a letter or two from Hollywood lawyers. The concept is quite interesting: they have created a mashup between two bittorrent sites Piratebay and Mininova with two review sites: Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic to create top lists of music, games and movies that have got the best reviews.
Today Amazon unveiled the very exciting new product that has been given the name Kindle. It is a thin display with high resolution which is meant to be used to read books, blogs, newspapers and magazines. I think this one will be a big success (at least in the US) mainly because of two reasons. First of all it’s just because of the fact that it is Amazon who is launching the product. They have got power, influence and superior relationship with end customers and the big media companies.
If you ever been wondering about what places on earth have sunlight at any given point, you shall remember this cool site. They provide you with an instant world sunlight map where you can see where the sun is shining. Nice!
I have never experienced it before but sometime has got to be the first one, right? It might be just a Swedish incident but I can access all services that I can think of but none of Google’s services like Google.com or Gmail (well sites with Google Analytics or Google Adsense are really slow though since all scripts have to time out before the rest of the site loads). Please drop a comment if you experience the same thing in your country.
There’s been a lot of buzz the last couple of days about a new OS X ‘trojan’. Apparently the threat level is very low. You have to install the application and give it your admin password. Just don’t install it…
The guys behind The Pirate Bay spend a lot of time working with the replacement protocol for the world’s most popular file sharing protocol – bittorrent. The protocal has the working name secure-p2p and will most probably be a nightmare for anti-piracy organizations when the protocol hits the market. The first public launch is planned to take place early next year.