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Quick retrofit responsive CSS

Google has been hassling site owners for months now about making their sites responsive and mobile-friendly. The two things aren't the same but the big G doesn't care, so I finally caved in to their nagging and jumped on the site to change the CSS. This site always had a very simple stylesheet and a really basic structure, which lends itself to responsive [...]

Now I know how Steve Jobs felt...

Samsung just stole my idea. Samsung are apparently intending to include eye tracking in their next smartphone release, to scroll text by looking at the bottom of the display. They filed an EU trademark - "Eye Scroll" - on 23rd January 2013. My post, suggesting the idea of ereaders using eye tracking to turn pages without hand input, written 31st May [...]

Why your iPhone home button doesn't work...

iPhones have a few common problems that come up again and again. Cracked screens, splitting cases and dodgy headphone connections often occur but the most common problem seems to be the hardware buttons; either the sleep/power button or the home button just stop responding, or become inconsistent. This can be caused by one of two issues: the contacts [...]

Was iOS preferences icon drawn by a monkey?

I've just spent some time updating my ancient iPhone 3G to iOS 4 and noticed the preferences icon had changed. On closer examination it looked distinctly dodgy - as if a monkey who had only seen the original for ten seconds was forced to reproduce it from memory. Compare the iOS version shown above to the OSX version shown below. The clearly defined [...]

Next generation 3D aerial imaging

Google Earth has some competition - beautifully modelled and textured 3d navigable views of major cities at 10cm resolution. The video embedded above shows the technology working well on tablets so mobile applications are key - Google Streetview is going to look old pretty fast once this stuff goes mainstream. The company behind it, C3 technologies, [...]

iPhone prototype - codename 'Ziggy'

All this recent talk of Siri reminded me of another personal communication computer device. Note the small form factor, touch screen and voice command support. Does anyone make a Ziggy iPhone case?