Monday, February 01, 2010

Rene Magritte on my Mac

I really love Rene Magritte, so what could then be better than to place him on my MacBook Pro? has some great dekals for $13. But which is best?

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Friday, January 01, 2010

iPhone accessories: felt, rubber sleeves and backup batteries

I see that I slowly (?) become more and more an iPhone fan/geek. So wanting to have my new friend as long as possible (or just pimping it up?), I have scavaged the net for a small selection of my favourite sleeves. Me personal favourite is: Freiwild purple felt sleeve sold at PodCenter €15 (should arrive to my mailbox soon I hope! :)

Byrd and Bell grey felt sleeve $19

Red Maloo purple felt sleeve with orange band €29

Marware Sport Grip €15

Seidio Slim Rubberrized Hard Case $29.95

Griffin FlexGrip from $9 (3 colors)

E&B Company eNOVO W/ Clip for iPhone $39.95 (corporate leather style)

InCase Slim Sleeve $24.95

Mobi Products Clip Pouch for iPhone - "workers"sleeve $9.95

One thing that sucks is the battery capacity. Apparently this is the best one:
Review: Just Mobile Gum Pro Power Pack

Review of Backup battery: InCase Power Slider and JuicePack Air

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Monday, December 28, 2009

My "Best of 2009" music list

The end of 2009 is almost here, so its time to sum of the music year for my part and I have created a playlist on Spotify. The order is more or less chronologically from when I discovered them. Though some tracks might be older than 2009, but they are on the list as I haven't discovered them before this year. There are some odd ones, and they are on the list simply cause they were fun (and very catchy!) like Rybak and David Guetta. Not quite sure what mood you would be in if you listen to the whole list in one go, but they all got my approval! :)

  1. Thunderheist "Jerk it"
  2. Miss Harmonica "Friday Night"
  3. Kid Cudi "Day n Nite"
  4. Alexander Rybak "Fairytale"
  5. Dizzee Rascal "Bonkers"
  6. Peter Fox "Alles neu"
  7. Lily Allen "Smile"
  8. Maskinen "Alla som inta dansar"
  9. Kings of Convenience "Boat Behind"
  10. La Roux "In for the kill"
  11. Lars Vaular "Solbriller på"
  12. Veronica Maggio "Mandågsbarn"
  13. Jay-Z "D.O.A."
  14. Miike Snow "Animal"
  15. Prodigy "Omen"
  16. David Guetta "Sexy bitch"
  17. The Bloody Beetroots "Awesome"
  18. Kråkesølv "Privat regn"
  19. Bjørn Hellfuck "Krabbeklo"
  20. The Nextmen "Round of Applause"
  21. Einar Stray "Arrows"
  22. My Little Pony "A song for you on your 40th birthday"
  23. Therese Aune "Chamelon"
Enjoy my "Best of 2009" music
So what was my favourite?! I think most listened to album were by Lily Allen and Miike Snow. So now you know.

Free music
Thanks to
YesYesYall and Radio Nova's Bra Trommis for making me discover loads of great new music! Keep up the good work!

ps. Loads of Best of 2009 lists can be found at Platekompaniet's website

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Javascript is getting better (than Flash..?)

Well, ok. So I really exaggerated to grab you attention. But codes like Scrollable
really does stuff that Flash did back in the days. (that would be 2001 or so for my part). Time flies. Check it out.

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Improve the iPhone usabillity

The iPhone's interface is in many ways amazingly simple and intuitive, but it would be good to customise it. In lack of this option, I hope Apple reads my post and make my suggested improvements.

1. Phonebook: Favorites
Ther iPhone relies heavily on icons, though the "Favorites" tab under "Contacts" does not. It is a normal text list:

Using the Contacts photos would be much easier and allows for my contacts without scrolling. The application "My Phone Plus For Facebook" has done this already, displaying 9 contacts as opposed to the current 8:

However making the icons the same size as the rest of the iPhone's icons would give a total of 16 favorites (considering I have several hundred contacts, 16 is not that many..:)

2. Many applications installed gives loads of scrolling
If you are like me, then you have many apps installed. This means right scrolling and scrolling the screen to the right. Vertical scrolling has though not been used:

Small circles could indicate where one is:

3. Most of my contacts have birthdays noted in the phonebook.
Why isn't this info linked up to the calendar? Or at least one ought to have the option to get notifications of birthdays. (I use fbCal to have birthdays in another calendar on the iPhone, but I tend to forget to look at it. Hence the desire for birthday intergration.

4. Improve battery life A product can be as fantastic as it wants, but when such a basic feature isn't in place, then quite alot falls apart. I mean, if I make it through the day with one charing I am happy. Heavy usage makes it last maybe 7-8 hours. Sorry, MAC. Please improve.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Bring the love back in advertising

Fantastic video made for Microsoft Advertising.

Company: Openhere, BELGIUM, Antwerp
Creative Director/ Art Director: Stijn Gansemans
Copywriter/ Creative Director: Stef Selfslagh
Account Superviser: Mathias Delmote
Company: Caviar, BELGIUM, Antwerp
Producer: Lies Muys
D.O.P./ Lighting/ Cameraman: Bert Haemelinck
Company: Microsoft Digital Advertising Solutions, BELGIUM, Antwerp

: Peter Maxmin
Trade Marketing Manager: Geert Desager

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Monitor your brand on social media

13 Ways to Monitor Your Brand on Social Media: Do You Know What Is Being Said About Your Company Online?

Microsofts LookingGlass is promising to help you out too. Read the blogpost on its latest updates

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