In celebration of the Dodgers winning 2 consecutive games against the NL’s #1 team, the 97–64 Cubs… at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, here’s a little something to show some Dodger Blue pride in you. I’m not bagging on or taunting any Cubby Fans out there, but you have to admit, the Cubbies are well favored going into this series. That, and they had home-field advantage.
Anyways, I’ve had this wallpaper a while back on my regular desktop from Mandolux (Mando Gomez—great photographer by the way)1. I have cropped it a couple of weeks back when I got my iPhone. I thought I’d share it with my fellow Dodgers everywhere:
Let’s go Dodgers! Go Blue!
Woah. As if having the creative likes of Obey Giant (Shepard Fairey), ISO50 (Scott Hansen), and Sarah Silverman weren’t enough, a couple of iPhoneDevCamp alumni volunteered to create an iPhone and iPod Touch application for Barack Obama.
You’ll have instant access to Barack’s positions on important issues, as well as local and national campaign news as it happens. Photos and videos from the campaign trail are all here, too.
- Call Friends: A great volunteering tool that lets you make a difference any time you want by talking to people you already know. Your contacts are prioritized by key battleground states, and you can make calls and organize results all in one place.
- Call Stats: See nationwide Obama ’08 Call Friends totals and find out how your call totals compare to leading callers.
- Get Involved: Do more. Find and contact your local Obama for America HQ.
- Receive Updates: Receive the latest news and announcements via text messages or email.
- News: Browse complete coverage of national and local campaign news.
- Local Events: Find local events, share by email and get maps and directions.
- Media: Browse videos and photos from the campaign
- Issues: Get clear facts about Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s plan for essential issues facing Americans.
I wonder how the McCain camp will follow up on this. For some reason, every time I associate John McCain and the web, I seem to refer to Mike Davidson punishing McCain’s web team for hot linking images on John McCain’s MySpace page. Classic.
Anyways, enough of the reminiscing. I commend the iPhoneDevCamp alumni amongst the other 4 who volunteered their time to the project. It truly gives some boost and good press to the iPhone development platform and its everyday application; whether it be checking your health, to learning why to vote for a presidential candidate.
The app is available at http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/iphone
I have been tinkering around trying to get GCALDaemon working again after the update to Leopard, but it just hasn’t been the same from its former self of 1‑to‑1 sync. Thought you can find different applications that may allow you to do this, it’s one thing to get it for free and do through the power of the crowd. But things have been looking grim lately as getting GCALDaemon to work with Leopard is still up in the air. Enter NuevaSync.
NuevaSync allows direct, over-the-air, native synchronization of certain smart phones and PDA devices with public PIM, and calendaring services including Google Calendar. NuevaSync does not need any software installed on your device because it uses synchronization protocols that are already built in.
I had given it a chance. It requires you signup w/ nuevasync.com. Yah, I know its another account to keep track of from the many services out there, but hey… if it works—it works. The setup is pretty simple. You pretty much just have to follow the instructions which were written in terms of a 7th-grader—easy enough.
A couple of facts that I found out along with NuevaSync’s FAQ:
- It currently supports the following mobile devices:
- Apple iPhone 2.0, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2.0
- Windows Mobile based PDAs and smartphones
- You’ll be doing push/fetch to NuevaSync’s “Exchange Server”
- Adding an alarm notification on an event will default to a “Pop-up” reminder in the event’s Google Calendar (gCal) version. Vice-versa; you’ll need to select “Pop-up” as the type of remind when creating the event in gCal in order to have it also available in your iPhone.
- Having your iPhone’s setting of “Push to OFF” and “Fetch to Manually” will still enable to NuevaSync to perform its job while allowing you to save your iPhone’s mojo.
- It can sync to multiple calendars under your gCal account of those Calendars you have a permission to write to. You may find out which ones via going to the NuevaSync status page.
- Even though you can sync with multiple calendars, creating an event in your iPhone would default to your main calendar. This you can say would be a step back if your trying to keep things very organized and categorize your events (i.e. Personal, Work, Project A, Project B, etc.).
Sounds good right? So, if you aren’t really using more than one calendar or don’t care if the events from your write-permitted calendars are merged together into one in your iPhone, I’d definitely recommend you to give NuevaSync a try. But don’t worry, they have that item in their TODO:
So when will you support multiple calendars on the Apple devices?
Soon, it’s one of our top new feature priorities.
Anyways, I hope this helps. Please do let me know if you happen to find new, interesting things about it. Have a good sync!