Monday, 21 December 2009

Vodafone gets iPhone

Register Hardware reports: [edited]

Vodafone will begin selling the iPhone on 14 January 2010

The 3G will cost you nothing, provided you sign up for a two-year, £35-a-month contract, or you can have it for £59 if you're only willing to pay £30 a month.

The 16GB iPhone 3GS is free on a £45-a-month package, rising to £59 (£40 a month), £89 (£35 a month) and £149 (£30 a month).

The 32GB version is free at £75 a month, £89 at £45 a month, £149 at £40 a month, £179 at £35 a month and £239 at £30 a month.

Orange will do you a 3G for free for just under £30 a month, and, like O2, offers the iPhones on 18-month terms too, though at a reduced subsidy of course. But then you have to pay Orange £44-odd quid a month to get the 16GB 3GS for free - O2 is the same.

Note that current Orange and O2 prices include VAT at 15 per cent, which will rise to 17.5 per cent on 1 January 2010. Vodafone's figures include VAT at 17.5 per cent.

Both Orange and O2 offer the iPhone on pay-as-you-go packages, which Vodafone is not doing.

Friday, 18 December 2009

Give Me Back My Google

Give Me Back My Google reports: [edited]

Searching for products on Google can be annoying: nothing but Kelkoo, Pricerunner et al clogging up your search results. Now don't get me wrong, these sites have their uses, but sometimes you really don't want them in your search results.

So I wrote GiveMeBackMyGoogle.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

The Google phone?

Engadget has pictures of what they claim is Google's 'Nexus One' phone.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Panasonic G1 vs Canon S90 vs Ricoh GR Digital III has published an excellent comparison of images from these three cameras. The differences in image quality are significant, but may also convince you that they're not significant enough to lug a 'Slightly-Smaller-Than-A-SLR' (SSTASLR™) camera around with you.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Word & Pictures

Film for NZ Book Council. Produced by Colenso BBDO. Animated by Andersen M Studio.

via SwissMiss

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Forty9 Magazine

FontFont reports: [edited]

Forty9 can be navigated and viewed on screen, but is specifically designed to be printed, with a page size that accommodates the paper size of common printers.

You can download it as a PDF, or browse it on Isuu.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Google Wave

Google reports: [edited]

Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation and a document where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

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Brett's 2p'orth: I watched the 80-minute introductory video a few weeks ago, and was curious enough to search out an invite to try it out (thanks Jason Clark, via Philip Schonken). My first impressions are that it is a bit of a mess, combining most of the disadvantages of email and instant messaging.

Paul Bucheit (one of the creators of Gmail) seems to agree with me. His blog article is available here.