Sunday, February 25, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Google has just announced the change, and, as a first step, You can query for hosted geo contents from Google Earth. Find the original article here:
Google Maps API Official Blog: Search for KML in Google Earth
- The average human eye is only able to see two sperate points when they are seen under an agle larger than 1 arc minute (the 1/60th of a degree). Let's say the perfect human eye performes twice so good, by being able to separate two points under one half arc minute
- When watching pictures on a display that is 14' wide, the screen fills out the viewing angle of my eyes when watching from 33 cms. The viewing angle in this case is app. 56 degrees (from the top right corner to the bottom left)
Friday, February 9, 2007
Thursday, February 8, 2007
Let's start with the features published by Mr. Jobs.
- Safari, the browser shipped with iPhone, though being not equivalent with the one running on desktop Macs, handles the Google Web Toolkit including Maps, Mail, Docs, Pages, Analytics, etc.
- OS X, the operating system is not equivalent with the one running on desktop Macs, thus only apps designed for iPhone will run on it
- Apple is not to let 3rd party developers produce applications for iPhone
- The Bluetooth module of iPhone seems to lack the serial profile, which is used to connect to GPS receivers
Considering all these aspects, I imagine the mission of Apple's iPhone as follows:
Instead of supplying separate applications to fulfill the usual palmtop requirements (office apps, mapping, etc), Apple provides a fullfeatured web browser to utilize the continuosly growing spectrum of web services. No applications and static data to buy and periodically upgrade, but a gateway to the internet to do your business there.
Regarding GPS, most likely You won't need any. The same philosophy just mentioned in connection with software seems to apply for hardware: it is the network provider who specifies the position on demand.
Naturally, it is nothing more than assumption. However, I would be satisfied with such a package of features
Monday, February 5, 2007
Thursday, February 1, 2007
- ADSZHU - that is my Windows login at my current workplace. Since the early 90's I periodically visit the "Playground of Europe" - the Alps as named by the first alpininsts. It is about getting as far from civilisation as possible, to face the original kinds of challanges presented by LIFE. The only thing I carry everywhere is my iPhone, so that I can trace my movements and access the Internet whenever I need it. My homepage is designed to publish as much info as possible for those of You with similar interest
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