Square is Cool

Check out this new company called Square.  It turns your iPhone into a point of sale device.  iPhone’s, iTouch’s and the new iTablet (set to announce tomorrow) are natural fits for cost effective point of contact devices.  Why pay high prices for a specialized point of contact device when you can just write an app?

No iPhone 3GS For Me!

I have become dependent enough on my iPhone that even the most subtle upgrades in performance, disk and battery life is worth the money to upgrade.  It’s really my primary mobile tool for so many things — these are my to 12 tasks I do on my iPhone (list is subject to change):

  1. Email (Work and Personal)
  2. Phone
  3. Facebook
  4. TweetDeck
  5. Check my stocks
  6. Check the weather
  7. Check on sports scores
  8. Listening to books on tape
  9. Listening to podcasts
  10. Watching podcasts, movies and television shows
  11. Camera
  12. Listening to music

Today, I tried to upgrade my older 16 GB 3G phone to the new 32 GB 3GS phone.  I figured the performance and addition storage space alone would make it worth it — plus, since I’m working on an iPhone application, I would benefit from having the new gear.  Well, to my dismay, I didn’t qualify for the discount and would have had to of payed $499 for the 32 GB 3GS.  Insane.

I guess I’ll need to wait until March 2010 for me to qualify for an upgrade.  By then, I’m hoping for a new iPhone model and a new wireless carrier.

Can’t Get into iPhone Tech Talks

I’ve been trying to get into these iPhone Tech Talks with no success.  Full!  Meanwhile, I’m forced to hack it on my own which does not bother me to too much.    If you happen to attend any of the talks, let me know what you thought of it.  I’m curious to know how good the free content is.

Dear Renato Mascardo,

Thank you for your interest in attending the iPhone Tech Talk being held in San Jose on 12 December 2008.Due to an overwhelming response, we have reached the maximum capacity for the venue and cannot confirm your registration. We will keep you informed of any future iPhone developer events scheduled in your area.

We appreciate and value your interest in developing for iPhone.


iPhone Developer Program