Thursday, 30 April 2009

MS and Verizon to fight the iPhone

'Pink' is the code name for a new mobile device aiming to compete with the iPhone.

Key points are:
- Touchscreen (surprise)
- More powerful OS (extending Windows Mobile)
- More applications (maybe with the same iPhone Apps approach?)
- An online store (Windows Marketplace for Mobile)
- WiFi (in collaboration with Verizon Wireless)

News from the Online Wall Street Journal, reported in Italian for IlSole24Ore.

base64 encoding/decoding

One of the biggest problems nowadays is to being able to encode or decode to/from base64.

Jokes apart, if you need to quickly check a base64 string, try this encoder or this decoder (mind the note before using them).

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Facebook Lexicon

Pretty nice application for Facebook - It enables you to see statistics on keywords on the public walls.

Give a look to it here: http://www.facebook.com/lexicon/ and try for example: "brawn, ferrari" or "iphone, ipod".