Flickr Releases Official IPhone Client – PC World

The iPhone has long been far and away the most popular camera phone on photo-sharing site Flickr–these days it’s very nearly the most popular camera, period. But while the Yahoo-owned service did offer a very slick iPhone-optimized Web interface for browsing photos, for many other features users had to turn to third-party applications like Connected Flow’s Darkslide.

On Saturday, Flickr jumped into the murky pools of the App Store with an official native client. The application’s certainly eye-catching: upon logging in, it’ll show you a slideshow of your contacts’ recent photos, zooming in-and-out in Ken Burns-style. You can search, browse (by sets or tags), view recent activity, and, of course, upload pictures snapped with your iPhone. Uploading lets you add tags (including browsing your existing collection of tags), description, and even your current location, drawn from the iPhone’s Core Location services.

The Flickr application is free and requires an iPhone or iPod touch running at least iPhone OS 3.0.




OpenTV Opens Way to Behavioral Advertising on the TV – PC World

OpenTV will open up its TV measurement platform to third parties, which it hopes will developers will embrace for next-generation set-top boxes that track detailed information about viewers’ behavior, it said on Tuesday.

Open TV’s platform makes it easier for operators to gather detailed data on what programs and ads viewers watch and for how long. The necessary data formats will be released later this year, OpenTV said in a statement.

Operators will be able to measure the usage of personal video recording, video-on-demand and interactive applications. They can also generate new revenue from advertisers by selling ad viewership reports, down to second-by-second measurements of how long subscribers watch an ad before changing the channel or fast forwarding.

This kind of detailed information on the activity of viewers can make TV and advertising more relevant, but it does open up privacy questions.

“It’s a very tricky subject, because as a customer you don’t want the operator to know everything you do,” said Jens Häger, media analyst at market research company Mediavision.

If the operators want to use the technology, they will have to very open with how they are using it and get proper consent from subscribers, according to Häger. It will be easier to get subscribers to accept its use for tailor-made programming, but perhaps harder to get subscribers to consent to having information passed to advertisers, he said.

OpenTV is aware of the privacy implications of its platform. The system allows collected data to be anonymized or filtered according to privacy rules, the company said.

OpenTV’s software is used on 133 million devices worldwide, and is used to offer program guides, video, recording and tailor-made advertising, according to the company. Partners include Motorola and Cisco, and its customer list includes Time Warner Cable in the U.S. and BSkyB in the U.K.

MobileMe eMail trouble on the iPhone Mail app

Since yesterday, my iPhone Mail app has been crashing 3-5 secs after open it, returning me to the iPhone home page. I can’t seem to read my mail and this issue has rendered my Mail app useless. Not even restarting fixed this. 

I have 2 accounts on my iPhone. One Gmail account and my MobileMe account. I started deactivating and activating accounts and found that my MobileMe account caused the problem. As soon as I deactivated it, the Mail app worked great! I deactivated Gmail and activated MobileMe and the problem came back… So I figured there must be something wrong with my MobileMe account settings. These are the steps I followed while trying to fix the problem but to no avail:

  1. I deleted my MobileMe account from my iPhone
  2. I then re-made it again but nothing… the same issue
  3. I then restored my iPhone… nothing
  4. I upgraded to 3.01 OS… nothing
  5. I searched the web and Apple support… nothing

I would like to ask all iPhone users out there, if they have had the same experience with their MobileMe eMail account on the iPhone Mail app and if yes, what have they done to fix it? 



Just watched the 1st episode of the 4th season of the best TV Show ever!


Dexter season 4 episode one!
Dexter is back and he is in the shit again! The 1st episode started out with Dexter being a sleep deprived dad, trying to cope with family, work and pleasure :). The 1st episode of the 4th season is as good as every other episode and get you in the mood pretty fast! Some surprise visitors spice up the plot and by the end of the episode you find your self sitting on the edge of your sofa once again!

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