Olympics on the Go

As the entire world knows, the Olympic games are currently underway in Beijing. We’re all trying to keep tabs one way or another. If you own an iPhone, you can point your browser to iOlympics, an iPhone webapp site with information on the games, news, tv schedule, etc. It even has a nice countdown of when the games will end.

Via iPhoneFan

Appstore: I Am Rich. No, You Are A Moron….

I mean, come on, what kind of joke is this? A new app (should I even call that an app?) has shown up on the appstore by the name “I am Rich”. Now, we all know there are some good apps but just as many that are worthless to say the least. Somehow, Apple has decided to let this ‘joke’ get past their radars and tests and make it to the appstore for the public to consider buying, for as little as US$999.00 US$999.99…..YES, that’s right, $1K for this! Now, anyone who is willing to pay a dime for this is just an idiot! I don’t care how much money you have and if you really want to give money away, why not make a donation to a charity?

I am one to give praise to Apple when it deserves it, but this time I can only say that if they continue to allow this stupidity…..well, you get the point.

iPhone 2.0.1 Available

Apple has released version 2.0.1 of the iPhone firmware. It is available through iTunes for those who want to update their iPhones. One thing I noticed is that it doesn’t mention specific fixes, it simply says “bug fixes”.

I have already updated my iPhone to 2.0.1 and so far so good. One fix that I’ve noticed so far is in the address book. Before, there would be a couple of seconds lapse between the time you selected the search field and when the keyboard would pop up. This is fixed with this update and the keyboard is immediately available and search is fast and responsive.

Nokia and Microsoft Working Together?

Going through my Google Reader just a moment ago, I was taken by surprise when I read on Engadget Mobile that Nokia and Microsoft might be working on integrating the Zune Marketplace into some of the Finnish phone maker’s handsets. My first question was “is this going to co-exist with Nokia’s own  Music Store?” While still not launched in the US, it is expected to be at some point.

Then I thought that the Zune Marketplace is more than just a place to download music. Other types of content can be had from the Zune Marketplace, i.e., tv shows, video podcasts, etc. In my opinion, it would certainly be interesting and would give consumers more choices, which is always a good thing.

Let’s keep in mind that this is still just a rumor and nothing has been confirmed. Still, it’d be interesting to see what others think about this.