WFN #27 – Tautology, Tautology, Tautology

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News on some cool, some new and some expensive iPhone apps. Plus, a look at top webmail services. And we check in on the Large Hadron Collider.

Wireless Mouse App for your Mac or PC

  • Tom tells us about the Mobile Air Mouse, a very cool app that lets you wirelessly control your mouse for your PC or Mac with your iPhone/iPod Touch.

FaceBook 3.0 App in the Pipeline

  • The new FaceBook iPhone app has finally been sent to the App Store for approval. Loaded with 15 new features that give you better control over your FaceBook experience, this update catches up to the overhaul that FB made to their website months earlier. We’re hoping this fixes some of the issues we’ve seen with entries that appear to be duplicated when viewing on the iPhone.

G1 Android Phone Problems Already?

  • Google usually gets credit for delivering lean, efficient applications that run quickly (their web search engine, just to name one very good example).  It seems that they are running into some problems with their Android phone, though. A Google developer working on the Android team reports that it may be difficult to deliver future updates to the phone Operating System because the chip’s flash memory is nearly full. Oh, dear. That can’t be good.

2009 Buick Excelle: Made in China?

  • Chinese influence shaping the development of American cars? That’s exactly what’s happening at Buick.

Gmail Overtakes AOL Mail

  • A new report lists the top web services for email. Chances are you are using at least one of these. We’re not surprised by who is at the top of the list. But the size of their lead is quite a shock.

MLB Comes to the Roku

  • Owners of the Roku streaming device may have noticed the addition of some new subscription content of late. Major League Baseball has delivered a beta of their game videos. With a premium subscription, you can watch out of market games on your device. None of us pay for that content, but Mike has used the MLB At Bat iPhone app where one game each day is offered for free.

TomTom GPS App Comes to the iPhone

  • If you are still having a hard time swallowing the $9.99 price for some iPhone apps, then just wait until you check out the new release of a turn-by-turn navigation app from TomTom that has just hit the App Store. Weighing in at $99, this one may make you think before you hit that Buy button. When is Apple going to provide a way to test drive applications without having to shell out money for them? Okay, this conflicts with their statement that ‘all free apps will remain free’. But there has to be a better way. Otherwise the App Store will continue to be filled with junky apps and the user reviews will continue to carry little weight.

App of the Week

  • For all you fantasy football geeks out there, check out the new ESPN Mock Draft Kit App for iPhone. Note: this link will take you to the iTunes app store.

Movie Quote of the Week

  • Jimmy Dugan: “Are you crying? Are you crying? ARE YOU CRYING? There’s no crying! THERE’S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!” – A League of Their Own (1992)