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[30 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 5,579 views]
Awesome Site of the Week: Jony Ive Redesigns Things

It’s time once again for another installment in our famed Awesome Site of the Week series. It’s our chance to point out a few sites that are totally awesome but you might not have run across in your Internet travels. No, these aren’t the big boys that have marketing dollars to spend on television ads and the like, but these sites are put together by people who deserve some attention for their great work.
What’s the awesome site this week? The side-splitting Jony Ive Redesigns Things. That is a Tumblr site …

Features and such, Week in Review »

[30 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,607 views]
Week in Review: June 23-29

First off, a happy Fourth of July holiday to everyone. It’s seems fairly obvious from the drop in site traffic that people are spending time with family and friends rather than slogging around on the Internet. That’s a good thing, ultimately. Speaking of the Fourth of July, make sure to stop by on the holiday as we’ll observe the holiday by posting a special old time radio show or two.
If you missed a few articles over the past few days, you’re in the right place to catch up on everything …

Columns and other comments, Features and such, iPhone, Technology »

[25 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 4,795 views]
Apple iOS 7 — works better, looks horrible

Be careful what you wish for, for you may get it.
Yes, that’s an old proverb that has been attributed to St. Teresa of Avila and, well, a lot of other people. We’ll stick with the St. Teresa attribution because she’s fascinating.
Who coined that phrase doesn’t really matter so much as the fact that it may prove very true in the case of Apple iOS 7. Apple users (myself included) have howled about how boring Apple’s mobile operating system has become and have demanded change. I’ve got iOS 7 Beta 2 …

Features and such, Week in Review »

[16 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 1,564 views]
Week in Review (June 9-15)

First off, happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Make your kids be nice to you for a change if you, indeed, have that much authority.
Second, we’ve had a busy week (as usual) here at First Arkansas News and would have for our tens of fans to miss out on anything. To that end, we’re doing our weekly thing of posting links to everything that’s been posted in the past week for your clicking pleasure. Yes, we wrote about everything from crepe myrtle thieves in Benton to the …

iPhone, Technology »

[11 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,619 views]
A quick note on 2013 WWDC

Apple’s yearly broo-ha-ha began yesterday, June 10.  Geared to the many fine folks that create the gazillion apps available for both the Mac and iPad/iPhone/iPod, many in tech media have been waiting for this conference to get an idea where Apple is headed.  More, to see if Apple can maintain its spot on the top of the tech mountain.  One presenter summed it up nicely by saying, “[Apple] can no longer innovate my arse.”  Sadly, the conference’s success will be rated by the stock market far more than the advances …

Android, Business, News, Technology »

[1 May 2013 | No Comment | 2,193 views]
iPadAlternative.com out of business

Back in December 2011, First Arkansas News posted an article about a brash company called iPadAlternative.com.
Why? Well, the company’s spunk was something to behold. After all, if you’re going to pick a name for your company that both calls out the largest tablet maker in the world and will attract attention from people who want something other than an iPad, you’d better be able to back up a claim or two.
The idea behind iPadAlternative was simple — the company sold Android-powered tablets that it claimed were on par with Apple’s …

Business, iPhone, News, Technology »

[27 Jun 2012 | One Comment | 7,077 views]
Fayetteville company makes trivia mobile, social

What do you get when you take trivia questions and put them in an iPhone app that sets up games with friends, family, coworkers and random opponents through Facebook?
The answer? Trivi.al, a pick-up-and-play brain teaser that its founders hope become as ubiquitous on mobile devices as Draw Something,  Words with Friends, etc. Trivi.al has only been available through the Apple App Store since June 21, so it’s too early to make any predictions about how the game will fare in the months to come.
Matt Hudson, however, is optimistic about the …

Android, News, Technology »

[27 Dec 2011 | 8 Comments | 5,020 views]
Hands on with the Nook Tablet

Back in November, the so-called “tablet wars” heated up when Amazon released it’s $200 Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble released its $250 Nook Tablet.
While the two were compared to the Apple iPad at length here and there, the two devices are really competing against each other and against other budget-priced Android tablets. The Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire, after all, boast similar hardware specs in that they both have dual core, 1 GHz CPUs and 7″ 1,024 x 600 displays that display 169 pixels per inch. Amazon.com and Barnes …

Android, Business, News, Technology »

[6 Dec 2011 | One Comment | 5,178 views]
iPadAlternative.com — out to back up a brash claim

If you name your company iPadAlternative.com, you’d better bring a quality product to the table.
What’s the company out to prove? That its tablet PCs – most of which are powered by Google’s Android operating system — offer more bang for the buck than just about anything on the market. How much do the tablets cost? They are available from $89 to $479. Even the most expensive tablet sold by iPadAlternative.com is $20 less than the $499 list price for the entry level model of the industry leading Apple iPad 2. …

iPhone, Technology »

[28 Nov 2011 | One Comment | 6,770 views]
The Peanuts gang makes it to the iPhone

If it seems a bit disconcerting to have Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang appear in an iPhone app, that’s probably because it is.
Here’s something that might come across as more bizarre still — the whole concept works quite well in Snoopy’s Street Fair. Frankly, the game is based on one of those concepts that has proven quite successful — it’s one of those “building” games that puts the player in charge of raising money by running a street fair. Why is the street fair necessary? Because Charlie Brown and …