March 27, 2008

Xobni is supposed to help you organize your Outlook Inbox

I happened across Xobni today (Inbox, backwards ... ain't that cute!) It's an interesting idea and it looks like they've been around for quite a while in one form or another (their weblog goes back to April 17 of 2006). It's still an invitation-only beta but it looks like invitations aren't all that difficult to get. There's a little discussion of them in

No, I haven't tried it and I'm not sure I'll have the time soon so if anyone has any experiences with them, please let me know.

Posted by tony at 08:54 AM | Comments (0)

Photoshop Express is up

Adobe's opened shop on their Photoshop Express site and, if you can't guess what it is, think Photoshop Elements on the web with 2GB of storage for free. You can publish your galleries/photos for others to see. They have links to Facebook, PhotoBucket and Picasa so you can get to the photos you've stored there. Haven't seen a way to upload photos from your phone or email photos to the service yet but I imagine they'll add that feature. And you don't have to actually sign up for an account if you don't want as they've got a try-me feature.

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March 26, 2008

Turn Your 3G Phone Into A Hotspot

This Yahoo! news story says that TapRoot Systems has (will have?) some new software called "WalkingHotSpot". I haven't found anything on TapRoot's website yet but the article says it'll support Windows Mobile and Symbian 60 phones. The demo version, which is to be free to individuals, supports one WiFi connection at a time. Keep your eye on this, especially if you keep forgetting your USB cable like I do.

Posted by tony at 09:02 AM | Comments (0)

March 25, 2008

VoicePulse update -- I'm pleased

I started with VoicePulse Connect on January 10. As of today, I've used 972 minutes (a little over 16 hours). It's cost me a grand total of $10.64 or a little over a penny per minute. Service and call quality has been excellent and I haven't had to mess with my router for about 2 months.

If you're interested in the details or more about how to set it up for yourself, drop me a note. You know how to reach me -- tony at this domain.

Posted by tony at 01:35 PM | Comments (0)

Twitter bots

Many of you already know that twitter's an interesting site. Me, I'm still learning. Sure, there are lots of interesting folks out there but there are some also interesting and useful bots. One I just discovered, well a pair actually, are qr and rq. Together they manage a list of personal variables for you. Follow them, send a direct message to qr with the name of your variable and its value and you can get it back by sending a direct message to rq.

There's also timer which will send you a message after the specified interval has expired, and rtm which is the Twitter persona/interface to Remember The Milk.

If you know of any other interesting or useful bots, let me know.

Posted by tony at 07:47 AM | Comments (0)