Monthly Archive for June, 2008

Contact search finally added to iPhone in iPhone 2.0 update

Nearly a year after its release, the iPhone is finally getting a feature every mobile phone already has – the ability to search contacts. The no-brainer missing feature was the number one item in my iPhone wish list story for MSNBC (iWish: iPhone updates we’d like to see – Our top 25 suggestions for making the super-slick device even better.)

From the iPhone webpage, in Apple’s own words:

If you have a lot of contacts, use the search feature to quickly find specific names.

No-duh.

At this rate, does that mean we won’t see the second wish list item (a feature found on every other smartphone): Copy and paste?

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Boing Boing begins serialization of The Deal, by Joe Hutsko

I’m overjoyed by my friend (and one-time WIRED editor) Mark Frauenfelder’s decision to serialize my first novel, The Deal, on his web site, Boing Boing. Thank you, my friend!

Pre-order the new trade paperback edition of The Deal and I’ll sign and inscribe with words of your choosing.

From Mark’s post:

“My friend Joe Hutsko contacted me a few weeks back with the intriguing offer to serialize his novel, The Deal, on Boing Boing. I jumped at the chance.

I read The Deal when it first came out in 1999 and loved the thrilling story about a Apple-like company’s undertaking to create an iPhone-like device. It seems fitting to offer the first chapter of The Deal on the weekend before iPhone 2.0 is to be released.

We’ll post a new chapter of The Deal every Friday.”

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