Archive for the 'iPhone' Category

Experiences with a Sound Designer

Dec 13, 2008 in iPhone, Programming

Andy Finnell:

This is a description of my experiences with finding and hiring a sound designer to create royalty free, custom sound effects for my game. My experience with hiring and working with a sound designer was quite pleasant. The entire process was completed exactly one week after I first started contacting designers.

I’ve been spending a little time thinking about sounds in applications lately, so I enyoyed reading about Andy’s experiences with a sound designer.

Free My Phone

Oct 22, 2007 in Gadgets, iPhone

Walt Mossberg:

A shortsighted and often just plain stupid federal government has allowed itself to be bullied and fooled by a handful of big wireless phone operators for decades now. And the result has been a mobile phone system that is the direct opposite of the PC model. It severely limits consumer choice, stifles innovation, crushes entrepreneurship, and has made the U.S. the laughingstock of the mobile-technology world, just as the cellphone is morphing into a powerful hand-held computer.

Nice article by Walt Mossberg concerning the state of the U.S. mobile phone industry. A little over a week ago, I was having this same discussion with several of my friends. We were trying to decide just how far back the U.S. mobile market has been set by the cellular providers. I think the consensus was at least 5 years. Even if we hadn’t all considered the iPhone an innovative device, we agreed it was good to see a phone manufacturer dictate terms to one of the cellular providers.

Sure, Now You Want to Buy Them

Sep 19, 2007 in Apple, Gadgets, iPhone

As part of today’s exercise in time-killing, I visited the Apple Store to and checked out the new offerings and get my first close-up look at the iPhone. While I was taking a look at the various toys, I heard several people ask about the availability of the 4GB iPhone.

Guess that clearance pricing makes the low-end model even more popular.