From the Inside iPhone 2.0 series: the new iPhone 3G Software on AppleInsider.

  • In Safari you can touch & hold on graphic elements to bring up a Save Image dialog.
  • In Safari, a double tap near the top (bottom) of the page will scroll up (down) by a page.
  • Everywhere (?), hold the home button and press-release the lock button on top to take a screen capture. The image is saved in the Saved Photos album in the Photo application.

Anyone cares to share more hidden UI tips?


Proxy settings can be changed by manually editing the configuration file all.js. In Windows this file is in the Prism\xulrunner\greprefs directory. The required changes are described in a number of places on the web, for example in a comment on the Mozilla Labs Prism page.

Mozilla Prism image

Mozilla Prism image

The default settings look like:

pref("network.proxy.type",        0);
pref("network.proxy.ftp",         "");
pref("network.proxy.ftp_port",    0);
pref("network.proxy.gopher",      "");
pref("network.proxy.gopher_port", 0);
pref("network.proxy.http",        "");
pref("network.proxy.http_port",   0);
pref("network.proxy.ssl",         "");
pref("network.proxy.ssl_port",    0);
pref("network.proxy.socks",       "");
pref("network.proxy.socks_port",  0);

and you want to change them to the following

pref("network.proxy.type",        1);
pref("network.proxy.ftp",         "proxy_ip_address");
pref("network.proxy.gopher",      "
pref("network.proxy.http",        "
pref("network.proxy.ssl",         "
pref("network.proxy.socks",       "

where proxy_ip_address and proxy_port need to be set to the proper values for your proxy.

Note What I didn’t find explicitly mentioned is that you have to

  • set the proxy values for all fields (ftp, gopher, http, ssl, and socks), and
  • use the ip address of the proxy (not its name)

At least Prism didn’t work for me if I set only http or use server name instead of its ip.

Update: The extensions are now cleanly integrated into the original script.

Few weeks ago I had read a post on lifehacker about a Greasemonkey script to add keyboard shortcuts to links in the currently opened item in Google Reader. I am using it since then.

The original script handles only the first ten links in the item, so I have extended it to support posts with any number of links. By pressing the activation keystroke i.e. f+l multiple times will move by blocks of 10 consecutive links, tagged [0-9] as in the original script; blocks will restart from top when the last link in the post is reached. At any give time, only a subset of 10 links will be available.
I have also added secure (https) versions in include directives.

My intention was to submit the extended script as an update to the original, but didn’t get any reply so I am posting it on as a ‘new’ script named “Google Reader Block Links“.

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Adobe Systems plans to release a hosted version of its popular Photoshop image-editing application within six months

Like Adobe Remix, the hosted Photoshop service is set to be free and marketed as an entry-level version of Adobe’s more sophisticated image-editing tools

We recognize there is a customer there–we recognize they are not going to pay us, necessarily, directly.

“You don’t want (network) latency to be an issue for the user, so it’s harder, in some ways, than a video Remix product,” he said. “Even though bandwidth is increasing, the pipes are getting filled with video, so the user experience will likely stay the same for the next three to five years.”

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Say it with Flowers

September 15, 2006

Topic Flowers is artificial flowers generated from text. Based on some rules and simple semantic (lexical?) analysis of the text itself.

This is the flower for the short text above

and this is for the Wikipedia article on W.B. Yeats

From CrunchGear »  Homebrew XBox Apps: The YouTube of Games:

  • Microsoft’s decision to launch a low-end version of its XNA programming framework for making XBox games
  • allows students and amateurs to play in the XBox sandbox and share games and code with other programmers
  • MS is looking forward to launching a few amateur apps, thereby reducing their development costs to zero.
  • Clearly this is a viable and interesting model and the barrier to entry is fairly low, so everyone and their dog can get in on this thing early. Interestingly enough – and I’ve always been a big PS3 proponent – I can’t imagine Sony even considering this sort of thing, to their detriment.

UPDATE: It’s on Techmeme too.

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Big in Japan but in Texas

August 15, 2006

Since I live in Japan, I was intrigued by the idea of having Web 2.0 tools thought for the Japanese market but with a clean English interface… but it seems that Big in Japan has no  Japanese DNA; in fact Shazou says the server is in Texas.

Big in Japan: Powertools for Bloggers:

Big In Japan Big in Japan is an integrated toolkit for prosumer bloggers.

We started off by building little widgets that helped us in our daily Web lives (for our consultancy Weblogs Work and our own blog projects). We built a URL shortener with Web 2.0 features called elfURL. And some other things. Then we decided that it would be even better to have an integrated workbench so we could mash up widget functionality as we liked. Enter Big in Japan is a set of Ruby on Rails apps touched up with with Ajaxian gee whiz-ardry.

Big in Japan

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