How to: Make money from smart phones

I’ve recently been looking around online for different ways to make money. I’m about to start at university again and I could do with some cash to help me get through it (poor students!). So I was cruising around the web looking at a bunch of different courses which could teach me about online marketing and tricks to making money from a blog or website. It was then that I stumbled upon Mobile Monopoly.

This guy has been making money since he was 16. He started out with a site which told people where good local parties where at. This all went tits up though when he sent TONS of kids to some old woman’s house… Anyway the point is he learnt some valuable lessons from his experience.

He also makes an interesting point. There are hundreds of courses about making money online, but I haven”t found a single one on making money from people’s phones. Apple wants to sell something like 100 million iOS devices. That’s 100 million mobile devices. That’s a huge market that no one seems to be talking about (except Apple with their iAds). His course simply takes advantage of this before everyone else does so you’re ahead of the game!

I highly recommend this course in mobile marketing. Let me give you a tip. If you follow the link, read what he has to say, then close the window. You’ll get a little pop-up asking you to stay. Click cancel so you stay and you’ll be given a free taste of what the course has to offer. Click close again and you get another pop-up. This time with a discount! Can’t go wrong really…

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iOS 4 Jailbreaking

It’s alive! And incredibly easy as well. You just head over to jailbreakme.com in safari on your iPhone and slide to jailbreak. You’ll find cydia will be installed on your home screen. It literally couldn’t be easier. I think it uses some kind of pdf expoit/bug in safari, so I imagine Apple will release an update in 4.0.2 fairly swiftly. So enjoy it while it lasts.

Apple releases new iMacs, Mac Pro, LED Display and Magic Trackpad

New stuff!

new apple products

iMac

Upgrades! Core i3, i5 and i7. Yummy. Also new graphics.

Mac Pro

Moare upgrades! New Xeon processors, and the option for dual hexacore processors. That’s twelve cores! I don’t even know the word for that!

LED Display

Rather like the 24″ inch model they have now sell a 27″ model. I can’t actually find this on the store but other places say its there…

Magic Trackpad

I hate how Apple calls stuff magic. This is just a giant normal sized touchpad for your non-macbook. wtf?

Macbook impressions of a PC user

My girlfriend is away in Thailand/Malaysia for 6 weeks (boo) but she left me her Macbook to play with (yey!). Despite the impression of fanboyism I imagine I display on this blog (pretty sure my most used tag is Apple) I’ve never actually owned a mac. I’ve had a few iPods and a couple of iPhones, but never one of their computers. Anyway I wanted to have a play with it so that I would be able to, hopefully, give a balanced view of them.

Likes

If anyone says that Apple doesn’t have style they are an idiot. Pretty much all Apple products look gorgeous. The Macbook is no exception.

macbook

It doesn’t quite have the same slick industrial appeal of the Macbook Pro, but it sticks to Apple’s minimalist design and works well. The build feels solid, much more so than my eeepc. The battery life is also impressive, Apple claims 10 hours. I haven’t timed how long I got out of it but it’s pretty long.

One thing I’ve noticed with all Apple software is their animations are awesome. For example in OSX, minimising programs does the cool sliding/squashing down into the corner, and you can even hold shift to watch the transition in slow mo. This is also noticeable in iOS 4 on the iPhone; transitions betweens apps and to the home screen are very nice.

The keyboard shortcuts are cool, I like smacking cmd+space to bring up spotlight and type in what I want. This goes hand in hand with spaces, which are very useful on the 13” screen.

Installing programs (and uninstalling) on OSX is a breeze. You just drag it to the applications folder and it’s done! Opposite for uninstalling. This leaves me not really trusting that it’s got rid of everything, but I guess that’s just the PC user coming through.

Dislikes

Why the fuck when I press enter when a file is highlighted does it try to rename is? Where the hell is the delete button? Why is @ and “ backward on a UK keyboard?

I don’t like the dock either. It seems to be made for thick people who don’t do a lot of things at once. Sure there’s expose for looking at everything you have open, but I prefer a damn task bar.

macbook-front

Somehow the screen isn’t big enough. Although I use an 11” netbook fine, the Macbook’s isn’t big enough. The fact that there’s the fat dock at the bottom of the screen, and always a bar along the top as well takes up too much room. I’m pretty sure Apple could bump up the resolution and this would be all fixed. They offer it on the 15”, so why not the 13”?

Conclusion

Conclusion? Well I don’t really have one. It’s nice and slick like most Apple products, and I’m sure I could get over my dislikes, but at the moment they are just too annoying. I’ll stay with my pc.

iPad launch day

The iPad has been launched today here in the UK. Seems someone queued from midday on the 27th outside the store on regent street to get the first one. He was 17 and his dad helped him buy the 64gb one instead of the 32gb.

I think mines coming in a couple of weeks.