For all you road warriors out there this one might prove useful. TechCrunch has a story about a new release from Mozilla Labs called Snowl:
“Mozilla Labs announced a new project today called Snowl. It is an add-on for Firefox that aims to bring all of your messages together in one place, whether it is from email, SMS, Twitter, or RSS/Atom feeds. The project right now is an early, buggy prototype that only supports RSS/Atom feeds and Twitter. So that is nothing special.”
I just came across the 2D Sense iPhone barcode reader this morning. I did a search on my wife’s iPhone in the App store for ‘QR Codes’ and it popped right up. (Still no luck with ScanLife!). It has a very clean interface and does a good job at pulling QR Codes off of a computer screen. (I have yet to try it in the wild.)
If you are looking for a way to easily generate QR Codes for websites you visit and you are a Firefox user be sure to check out the Mobile Barcoder 0.1.4 which I wrote about here, a few posts back.
2D barcodes hold a lot of potential for the aid community and I hope to soon see some apps that help to make our job easier. The 2D Sense Platform is a good start.
This is very cool. Install, restart, run your cursor over the word ‘Barcode’ in the lower right corner and in an instant you’ve got a QR Code for the site.
Mobile Barcoder 0.1.4
“Thuraya SMS: We have been having many problems with this. One great suggestion is to use Internet Explorer rather than Firefox, Safari, or another browser. If you send an SMS, please indicate how it was send in the message (IEWin for windows IE, IEMac for mac IE, etc). This will help us figure out what works. Any twelve-year old in a programming class could fix the Thuraya web site (assuming this is the problem), but apparently Thuraya only hires eight-year-olds (and their software shows it).”
Read on for the full story, their lat/long, etc.