I'm always impressed with how technology manifests itself, especially in the sociopolitical context. Barack Obama has been lauded for his effective use of technology to get out the vote. The Obama iPhone app is a perfect example of this. The app scans your contacts for people who live in key battleground states so you can call them and encourage them to vote (in this case for Obama). Check it out.
"We could not complete your iTunes Store request. An unknown error occurred. (5002)"
Whether the problem lies with iTunes 8, with the iPhone Software 2.1, or the App Store itself remains unclear, but users on Apple'sdiscussion boards have discovered several fixes for the problem. They include:
- The most popular fix is to look through your collection of apps in iTunes 8 for generic black-and-white icons and delete them. (iTunes prompts to make sure you want to remove the app from your library, and then to see if you want to delete the actual files - click Move to Trash to do that.) Next, "repurchase" the apps from the App Store to download them again - Apple won't charge you. (You will see a dialog asking if you want to buy the app, but a subsequent one confirms that you can download for free.) After clearing and redownloading apps with generic icons, updating should work properly.
Posted by Andrew Webb at 7:36 AM
I came across a great site that has 31 Best of the Web resources for the month of September, geared toward designers.
You can find everything from Photoshop tutorials to design examples for ideas. All of the tutorials I checked out had great step by step instructions. So, even if you aren't a designer, but are just interested in learning how to use one of the most powerful and popular graphic apps around, this site may be a good place to check out.
With as much information available, you will be sure to find something you can learn, use, or be inspired by!
Check out the full list here.
Posted by Ty at 4:18 PM
A geeky-but-interesting explanation of the relationship between Service Bars and actual Service. At arstechnica.
Posted by Andrew Webb at 9:49 AM