It’s a slow news day (weekend for the US folks) for Apple fans when “almost(Apple Gazette)”:http://www.applegazette.com/woz/steve-wozniak-is-going-to-be-dancing-with-the-stars/ “every(CNet)”:http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-10159282-235.html “news(Cult of Mac)”:http://cultofmac.com/steve-wozniak-to-compete-on-dancing-with-the-stars/8023 “site(TUAW)”:http://www.tuaw.com/2009/02/08/woz-to-be-on-dancing/ “wrote(MacRumors)”:http://www.macrumors.com/2009/02/08/steve-wozniak-to-compete-on-dancing-with-the-stars-tv-show/ on Apple-founder Steve Wozniak appearing on American reality game show “Dancing with the Stars”:http://abc.go.com/primetime/dancingwiththestars/index.
Though we don’t get to see the show here in Singapore, its interesting to see how Woz performs as he carries the torch of geekdom against the rest of the “has-beens”:http://abc.go.com/primetime/dancingwiththestars/index (ok, not including Jewel and Denise Richards).
More importantly, is he doing the dance on his Segway?
h4. Valentine’s Day apps hits the App Store
Like Christmas and farts, iPhone developers are quick to produce apps for lovebirds to purchase and download specially for Valentines’ Day. Do a quick search and you will find fanciful named apps with almost zero usefulness.
For example Lovetricity (“iTunes Link”:http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=303182594&mt=8 which aims to determine the level of chemistry by placing you and your love one’s thumb on the screen. Or iLuv Bubbles (“iTunes Link”:http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=302173163&mt=8 which makes bubbles appearing on your iPhone screen turns RED and becomes heart shape when you and your lover touch the screen long enough. Or for the cheapskates, you can always send a photo of yourself carrying a bouquet of flowers (with massive 26 choices!) and email it to your love ones with Send-a-Bouquet (Valentines Edition!) (“iTunes Link”:http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=297621146&mt=8).
Seriously – which would you think will get you a real date? Buying a real bouquet of flowers or using Send-A-Bouquet?
h4. Let me choose what to Flash
That is the premise of this Webkit-plugin “clicktoFlash”:http://github.com/rentzsch/clicktoflash/tree/master that was developed to let Safari users control when to load and play Flash contents on the web. After you installed the plugin (make sure you scroll down to where it says Download ClickToFlash 1.x here to download the installer and not the source files), whenever Safari encounters any Flash content, a grey box with the word Flash appears which you can choose to click to load and play, or right click to open a contextual menu that allows you to add the site to a whitelist or edit the whitelist which will automatically allows the Flash to run in future.
With this in place, sites that have Flash content will load faster, including those pesky Flash ad banners that are popping out everywhere. Note that as this is a webkit-plugin, ClickToFlash will also work for apps like NetNewsWire that uses webkit to render the RSS feeds.