If Apple continues rolling out iPhone upgrades like they have been the last few years, we should see both new hardware and version 4 of iPhone OS this summer.
Let it be understood that I love my iPhone to an unhealthy degree—it’s my daily reminder that I live in the fuuuuutuuuuuure. I have no idea what the happy elves in Cupertino are cooking up for the next release—the current hardware and software are so good it’s hard to think of features to add.
That being said, here are a few small things I would love to see Apple improve.
Unified inbox. Performing e-mail triage on an iPhone when you have several accounts involves an unholy amount of sliding back and forth. Just let me see my new e-mail in one place, pretty please?
Custom e-mail sounds. Have you ever been in a meeting where more than five people have iPhones? Bink, bink, bink! Or when two people in the household have iPhones, and they sit charging next to each other, how do you tell who just got an e-mail? I’ve actually thought about jailbreaking my iPhone just to be able to replace the e-mail sound1. At least for me, it’s a real pain point.
Spoken song titles. Whenever I listen to a new album on the iPhone, I want to know the song titles. Yes, I can pull the iPhone out of my pocket and look at it, but that’s not really fuuuuutuuuuuure. If the meager iPod Shuffle can be a creepy automated DJ, why not the iPhone?
1 Down that path lies madness…
Posted Wednesday, 10 February, 2010 by Nic Lindh
All Nic wants for WWDC is sync that actually works
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.