Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Still waiting for iPhone 3GS

While I am writing small iPhone applications using iPhone Simulator, I am still waiting for iPhone 3GS to officially come in Greece (and I know that I am not alone). If everything goes as expected, iPhone 3GS will be available on July the 31st (this Friday).

It is good that iPhone Simulator exists as I can improve my iPhone programming skills, but I still want to try the real thing.

Friday, July 24, 2009

More iPhone 3 Development: Tackling iPhone SDK3

As you may have guessed from my previous post, I am now waiting for the "More iPhone 3 Development" book from Apress. says that it should get published around November the 9th.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Beginning iPhone 3 Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK

You can buy the book here.

Update (from the book's preface):
"We’ve definitely made the book better. If you’ve already been through the first edition and feel very comfortable with all the material, go ahead and move on to More iPhone 3 Development, which takes up where this book leaves off, discussing the amazing new technologies introduced with SDK 3."

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Brand Yourself as an Expert Photographer

"Brand yourself an expert and you’ll have already overcome one of the toughest challenges in marketing yourself as a photographer: you’ll have given yourself an edge over the competition and buyers a reason to choose you instead of someone else with a camera. Nor do the benefits end there. Photography knowledge — particularly the kind of strange, specialized photography knowledge that few others understand — is a valuable thing. It can be shared for a fee and, no less importantly, it can be demonstrated to buyers, create a unique brand and win some useful, free publicity."

Read the rest of the story here.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cosmote: iPhone 3GS is also coming on July the 31st!

The bad thing is that both Cosmote and Vodafone Hellas did not announce the prices of iPhone 3GS either with or without a contract!

Nevertheless, I cannot wait for iPhone 3GS!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Logitech V550 nano mouse

As my previous mouse failed later this week (actually, only the scroll wheel button failed–it could not click any more), I bought a new one: a Logitech V550 nano which is a cordless laser mouse.
This is the first time that I have a cordless mouse and I really like it so far.

Vodafone Hellas: iPhone 3GS, 31 July!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The design of the UNIX operating system

If you want to learn the nuts and bolts of the UNIX operating system, then you should, without doubt, read this book. It is an advanced book but it is highly recommended.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Safari 4: show the Debug menu

The command for showing the Debug menu in Safari 4 is the following:

defaults write IncludeInternalDebugMenu 1