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Starbucks AR and Comment

Getting Feedback

As a nice counterpoint to my enthusiasm for Augmented Reality(AR) in my blog post “Linking Print to Digital”, I’d like to post this screenshot of the Starbucks AR Application and point out needle11’s poignant comment below…Starbucks AR and Comment


Pocket Dialing

On Saturday I was holding onto my phone, doing lots of things, and noticed I accidentally called a friend.  My iPhone showed that I was 15 seconds into a call to my friends Tracey & Vito.  (Hi again if you are reading this.)   This is not the first time this has happened.  I remember accidentally re-dialing a Hilton in Boston once.  After a friendly hello and sheepish explanation to the reservation clerk, I hung up.

On Saturday, I hung up on the accidental call and then purposely called my friends back to say hello and explain that my leg accidentally called them.  What a nice way to say “Hi” and add a little humor to one’s day…

If you’d like to avoid doing this you can put your iPhone in sleep mode and lock your touchscreen:

iPhone sleep-wake button

iPhone sleep-wake button

Locking your phone will conserve your battery’s usage too.

Do you have a story about receiving or placing an accidental call?  Please comment.

iPhone Volume and Touchpad Sensitivity

I brought home a brand new iPhone on Thursday April the 24th. Since then I’ve had a few problems with it, but so far the benefits of the phone outweigh the experiences I’ve had while learning to use it.

Problem: I called John and he sounded as quiet as a mouse in a tin can even though I had the volume turned up. I also had to warm up my fingers by breathing on them each time I pressed the touchscreen. This made me feel like a person with very cold finger tips who has impaired hearing. The man at the AT&T kiosk could not solve this problem.

Solution: I was able to improve the volume and sensitivity of the touchscreen dramatically when I simply removed the plastic cover/sticker from the touchscreen. (yes, the plastic peel off protector that comes when you first buy the phone)

I’ve noticed this blog post is the most popular post on my blog.  Your comments are welcome…

Rapping Web Design

Here’s a funny Rap Video by Charles Lewis about Web design.

Your site design, the first thing people see.
It should be reflective of you and the industry.
Easy to look at, with a nice navigation
When they can’t find what they wan it causes frustration
A click costs an action. To increase the temptation
Use appealing graphics that create motivation
You have animation please use in moderation
‘Cos search engines can’t index the information 

Is this a new musical genre?