Archive | June 2010

One year after..

One year has already passed by after his death..
We greet you Michael and hope you’re doing well and finally enjoy your peace..


Flickr Redesign

Finally flickr has changed a little its quite old user interface..

You should take a little time before you can fully enjoy it but then you’ll realize that is much better now.. More room for your pics and there’s even a “Turn the lights down” feature.

I especially like the map view on the right and the fact that always more sites are giving importance to the geotagging feature.

for more information visit the flickr blog

Google adds backgrounds to Home Page

It seems that Mountain View is getting the best from the rivalry with Microsoft Bing and from this morning on my Italian Home Page, I can see a very very high quality picture as a backgrund instead of the old white and clean abitual background.

It is also possible to choose your favourite picture from a bunch, or to use your photos from Picasa or directly from your Computer… Google also give you some advices about the best pictures for you… That’s a nice restyling!

Apple reinventing videocalls?

Apart from the all new stunning piece of engineering that is the last creation by Apple, the iPhone 4, that surely everyone will talk about.. I wanna talk about one particular new feature for this device, Apple calls it FaceTime, but as a matter of fact it’s simply videocalls.

Not so many years ago many mobile devices manufactures together with some carriers tried to launch videocalls, but apart probably from Japan they have not been a great success..

Now this makes me ask a question.. Why?

Well I think it’s all a matter of costs.. How much does a videocall costs? Probably too much you will say.. 🙂

I’ve just said too much..  You can understand by yourself what I want to say 🙂

Waiting the WWDC keynote

Everybody is waiting for the keynote that will take place today, June 7th at 10am Pacific.

As we get closer to the event many rumors and photos of new products are coming up.. But I don’t like speculation that much..

We’ll see what Apple will give us in few hours.. 🙂

If you want to follow the keynote I recommend you to go to it’s a great site to follow this event, since gizmodo this time is out of the game LOL

Update: it seems that also engadget will be present to the keynote.. you can follow their live updates here

Miami – between “la Blanca”, music, luxury, sun and stunning landscapes

Ocean Drive By Night

Photo by Me
This year has been my third vacation to Miami with a total of 6 weeks spent there, 2 weeks each time.

Probably it’s not right to say that I know it all because everything there is so huge that I’d need years to explore it, but I can say that I’ve learn enough about this city.

In the first two trips I was only a tourist, I visited the most interesting places, there are tons of them and they are simply breathtaking, I went to the beach, spent a day to Key West (a must) and got amazed by the quantity of Supercars over there.

This time though has been different, thanks to one of my friend who was there to work for 6 months in a row, I had the chance to live this city in a kinda different way.. More like a local I would say.. And believe me, that was one of the most beautiful experience of life.

I’ve ever wonder why there is so much luxury over there, in a city that frankly it’s not over the top in the pure economical point of view, in the sense of Banks and productivity I mean, probably many of you already known this, but I’ve learnt that Miami has been built thanks to the money derived from the cocaine trade by the years. Everything there has been done thanks to the white powder and more people than you can imagine are involved in this illegal commerce. Everybody knows that but noone seems to care very much about it.

I had the possibility to enter in some super-luxury condos, to go into some of the most famous and renowned club and tune in with the nightlife in Miami Beach.

Well, now that I’m home this is my humble point of view.. Miami is amazing, really! it’s like being in a movie, everything is fantastic and almost magical and I would return there on vacation as many times as I could, but.. yeah there’s a but.. I would never ever have a real life down there. Quite everything there is fake, in the sense that people are fake.. I’m not saying that everyone is the same ( in fact I met some very nice persons) but it’s very difficult to find someone trustful. There’s little sentiment over there and that is the most important thing.