Category: Media

  • I watched a video produced by the White House which I found really interesting for a couple reasons. West Wing Week: 8/20/10 or “Turkey Turkey and a Jammer” from The White House on Vimeo. This week, travel with the First Family to Panama City Beach, Florida for a weekend of swimming, mini-golf, and meeting with […]

  • In a move that would probably impress Rupert Murdoch, the Independent News & Media group has launched a premium online edition of its various newspapers which is practically inaccessible to readers. This premium online edition is also likely designed to discourage readers from digital editions altogether, thus ensuring the ongoing viability of the dead tree […]

  • I realised that my camera, a Canon Powershot SX100 IS which I bought in Japan in July/August 2008, has a lot more functionality that I realised. I’ve started learning how to use it better and that largely includes playing around with many of the manual or semi-automated settings which I have pretty much skipped over […]

  • If you are looking for a technical post about the intricacies of HTML 5 video and the coding that goes with it, this is really not the post for you. If that is what you want, take a look at the video category page on Mozilla Hacks as well as your favourite HTML 5 resource. […]

  • I’ve had a MobileMe account for the last year and a half (pretty much since MobileMe launched as the .Mac replacment) and the time has come to renew it. I was initially going to renew my subscription (€65 or around R730 for the year) and I wonder now if I should. The main appeal MobileMe […]

  • I am about to participate in a webcast press conference where Nokia and Microsoft are announcing an alliance of sorts. I am was going to cover this in FriendFeed and will embed have embedded the channel in this post (yes, FriendFeed is still going and I am still a fan …). Our speakers/presenters:

  • Nokia invited me to attend a media event in Dubai recently. The focus of the event is the new flagship device, the Nokia N97, and the recently launched Ovi Store. The media event gave me an opportunity to learn more about Nokia as a company and that appealed to me tremendously, perhaps as much as […]

  • I just watched this new ad and it is brilliant. Watch for the variation of the welcome screen at the beginning of the video – love it! (via @LeoMckay) Update: I just came across these two videos which are pretty cool too. The one focuses on the N97’s Facebook application functionality and the other on […]