Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Disadvantages of iphone.

After a whole lot of hype the iphone was finally launched but apart from all the hype, when it comes to the practical aspects it seems the iphone has not lived upto it's image. Here is why:

  • The iPhone will not sync to Outlook or allow you to sync with other 3rd party PIM applications.
  • It will not allow you to view or edit Office documents.
  • It may not work as a modem for a MacBook or laptop
  • iphone only responds to skin touch with no fingernail or stylus response.
  • Can only be used with Cingular (maybe for as long as 2 years).
  • It has a closed Mac OS X variant operating system.
  • Has no removable battery.
  • It has no memory expansion slot.
  • iphone has no GPS.
  • Currently the iphone has no voice dialing capability.
  • The 8GB memory can be a bit too limiting and if it has to be a complete multimedia device this kind of memory won't be enough.
  • Since there are no physical keys and only the touch screen feature it can be very limiting for people who are on the go, especially the ones who are driving.
The above information was gathered from Matthew Miller's article he posted at his blog. He also gives a comparison of the iphone with the Nokia N95 and Cingular 8525. It is a very informative reading. I suggest people who are inclined towards shelling out that US$450 read his article and get some insight before making that decision.

New Blogger related tips and links.

Here are some tips and useful links I gathered from the web which would be helpful to the bloggers who have started using the new Blogger.

1. Christine's Blogger template: This webpage is maintained by Christine. Check this page if you want to have a customizable Blogger template for the new Blogger. Each of the template costs $15.

2.How to upload a banner into the New Blogger: This article will help you to upload a banner into the new Blogger. The method used here is to remove the Header widget by going to Layouts and clicking on "Edit" and then "Remove this page element". But the problem is that many of the users does not have a "Remove this page element" button on the Header's Edit options. But there is way around to get the "Remove this page element" option on your Header's Edit options. To get that what you have to do is:

Go to 'Edit HTML' and look up for this line of text: (between <> brackets)

b:widget id='Header1' locked='true' title='Your Title (Header)' type='Header'/

Then change 'true' to 'false'. Save the template and go to 'Page Elements', now the button 'Remove Page Element' in Header should appear.

The credit for this idea goes to Pinzón Azul.

3.How to remove the Blogger nav. bar from your blog: This post I came across at Betabloggerfordummies will help you to get rid of the Blogger nav. bar from the new Blogger. Please do read about the legal issues before you do it. You can also find a link on that page which lets the bloggers using the old Blogger to get rid of the There are also many other Blogger related articles on this page like:

How to add picture to beta blog header.
How to customize your header.
How to insert banner link to your blog.
How to add banner link in footer.
How to add widget to provide button link to your blog.

I hope these links provided here helps the bloggers to have a cherishable blogging experience.

Related reading:
14 things to be avoided for SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Adsense inside the article/post in new blogger(beta).