It’s been a while…

Dear blog, Welcome to Friday. It’s 6.41am and I am at a bus stop, waiting for the bus to the Uni. It’s 13.6F, but with the breeze, feels like 8.7F, according to WeatherAU app on my beloved iPhone 5. Running the new iOS 7, more on that later. I’ve taken my gloves off – and […]

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September 20th, 2013 by Romana Challans

Owning Social Networks (without them owning you)

A list of fixes for social networks made me start commenting with my own list, and it got longer than my one or two sentence post to a socnet alone rule. These become actual blog then socnet posts. And that is rule number 1. 2. I am not owned by my socnets. Sometimes I answer […]

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December 9th, 2012 by Romana Challans

Google – can it compete with Facebook? Or anyone besides search engines?

Farhad Manjoo has this article running atm : Google+ had a chance to compete with Facebook. Not anymore. – Slate Magazine. It got me thinking. Look, i love Google+. It is the same rush of intense gratitude for a service I had when first using Facebook, before it becoame so big and monstrous (all things to […]

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November 11th, 2011 by Romana Challans

A site about Siri responses:)

STSS, aka Shit That Siri Says, is rather fun, and shows what a deep understanding Apple has of their market. They knew people would push the envelope, and have shown a lot of style in being ready for it. But this is for me to enjoy later – right now, i must work on a […]

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October 20th, 2011 by Romana Challans

Cult of personality: a reflection on coverage of Steve Jobs – The Drum Opinion (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

I mourn the loss of a visionary, but like many, i am alarmed at how much the media is attributing to his ‘amazing unique talent’. Yes, it was amazing, he was the Henry Ford of our time, but he was a deeply flawed and contradictory man. Like all geniuses. Like all people. He surrounded himself […]

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October 7th, 2011 by Romana Challans

The secret numerology behind the iPhone event invitation | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog

It’s been announced. Invitations to Apple’s iPhone event on October 4th have been sent out, and we asked famed numerology expert Helmut Weltschmertz (see photo at right) of the Koblenz Institute of Numerology and Used Car Sales to tell us exactly what the numbers and symbols on the invitation meant. Here’s what Dr. Weltschmertz was […]

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September 28th, 2011 by Romana Challans

The difference between Design and Development matters.

A post from me in my incarnation as serious developer type in my project mode: The Difference between Design vs Development One in which i grumble about the state of Android development, in particular, UI design which is finally being recognised as a actually a different thing to development – which iOS has known form […]

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April 19th, 2011 by Romana Challans

Leaving the walled garden

Image by Yang and Yun’s Album via Flickr I did something contraindicated by statistics, (those who know me are rarely surprised by this). I voluntarily gave up my beloved iPhone 3Gs – for a Google Nexus One. Yes, I have given up the phone that I have cherished, since release, that has persuaded so many […]

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July 31st, 2010 by Romana Challans

Translation From Apple’s Unique Dialect of PR-Speak to English of the ‘Letter From Apple Regarding iPhone 4′

Image by Ninja M. via Flickr Translation From Apple’s Unique Dialect of PR-Speak to English of the ‘Letter From Apple Regarding iPhone 4’ Friday, 2 July 2010 Source: “Letter From Apple Regarding iPhone 4”. The iPhone 4 has been the most successful product launch in Apple’s history. It has been judged by reviewers around the world […]

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July 3rd, 2010 by Romana Challans

Last bits of the day

Image via Wikipedia Apple Carves Out A Special App Store Area For “Awesome iOS 4 Apps”. So, developers, lesson is get in early! Infographic of the Day: The Rise of User-Generated Porn – oh wow. There is no comment i want to make on this one:) Wanted: A Bike Basket Perfect for Eames Freaks – […]

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June 26th, 2010 by Romana Challans