Monthly Archives: November 2011

Yelp In Australia

Starting today, we hope that Aussies will find to be a fun place to share their thoughts on who has the best cup of coffee or where to find the most eclectic collection of local fashion designers. Over time, we’d expect that Yelp will help people find a great dentist or mechanic.  No local business is too small to be reviewed, and therein lie the hidden gems.via Yelp Official Blog.

I wonder if its too late, has foursquare et al captured the hearts and minds of geeks in the time it took Yelp to come to Australia?

RIM BlackBerry services open up to iOS, Android | Mobile – CNET News

RIM is getting in to the MDM game. Or more accurately, it started the game, and now it’s using its existing technology to cover phones people actually want and use.

RIM is taking advantage of one of its core assets: the strength of its BlackBerry Enterprise Server. For all of the knocks that its phones receive, its BlackBerry service remains the most efficient at delivering e-mails in a secure and speedy manner. That’s particularly important with as employee-owned phones increasingly run confidential corporate applications and data.via RIM BlackBerry services open up to iOS, Android | Mobile – CNET News.

Martin Scorsese considers shooting all his future films in 3D | Film |

Scorsese was asked by Deadline if he would prefer to shoot all his movies in 3D going forward. “Quite honestly, I would,” he replied. “I don’t think there’s a subject matter that can’t absorb 3D; that can’t tolerate the addition of depth as a storytelling technique.The film-maker continued: “We view everyday life with depth. I think certain subject matters aren’t meant for 3D but you have to go back to Technicolor; when it was used in 1935 with Becky Sharp. For about 10-15 years, Technicolor was relegated to musicals, comedies and westerns. It wasn’t intended for the serious genres, but now everything is in colour. And so it’s just a different mindset. Granted once the technology advances and you can eliminate glasses that are hindrances to some moviegoers, so why not? It’s just a natural progression.”

via Martin Scorsese considers shooting all his future films in 3D | Film |

So How Does Apple Know You’re in the Store?

Employees armed with iPod touches get notified when customers enter the stores with their location-aware iPhones (for services like in-store pickup or an appointment), or when customers request help using in-store iPads. All the employee has to do is select a customer in a queue, get their position on an in-store map, and voilà! An an employee walks up to the customer and assists them.

Very cool or very creepy, depending on your point of view.via So How Does Apple Know You’re in the Store?.