Has Apple become evil? No, but they are getting stupid.

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I like my 60G iPod that I’ve had for a while, and although I tire of lugging around three electronic devices (cell phone, Palm, iPod), and that my current phone is about to fall apart, the cost and the fact that it was so new made me decide not to go for it, even though AT&T is my carrier. I will not be buying an iPhone until they sell an unlocked version that doesn’t need to be hacked to use third party applications. The iPod is a rip off.

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Preparing For Irene - Shelter View App

VisionLink

Two options: a) If you have an iPhone, iPod or iPad, go to the App Store and search for "Shelter View." The application is free; it maps information about open shelters, and provides information about location, capacity and more very useful to those near the disaster area.

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Digital Diner

Gavin's Digital Diner

Recently, I reviewed more than 90 grant applications, proposals focused on the intersection of jazz and technology, a far cry from my typical business. Digital Diner Gavin Clabaugh's irregular blog on irregular things.

Free Tools for Creating iPhone and iTouch Web Apps

Beaconfire Wire

In my opinion, the iPhone, it’s market of applications, and growing user base is the best way to gain access to and interact with information. I went online on my iPhone, looked up the nearest 24 hour gym in their network, and copied and pasted the address into the Google Maps application. This is all possible and contradictory to popular belief, the functionality that I just described doesn’t have to be developed as an iPhone Application.

New on SSIR: It’s not about Apple – It’s about Community

Amy Sample Ward

—– There’s been some interesting discussion about Apple, donations and This American Life ’s iPhone application lately that I want to touch on. Let’s start at the beginning… A recent conversation sparked on the Ars Technica blog focused on the use of push-notifications by the This American Life application on iPhones – the pop-up messages asked users to make a donation to the program as, it is, like other public radio/media, listener supported.

Benetech: President's Update

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

So, we’re creating a new place where techies can find social tech applications that resonate with their personal passion for change! With our Read2Go app, Bookshare members can now search, download and read Bookshare books and periodicals on their iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices.

Community Technology Survey from NPower and Accenture

Tech Soup Blog

By the way, three people who complete the survey will be chosen at random and will win an iPod Shuffle so get on it today! The survey aims to identify not only which applications are in use, but the patterns of use and what drives selection. From our colleagues at NPower and Accenture.

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The Myth of KISS

Idealware

How many people do you know who got an iPod for XMas, only to learn that, before they could use it, they would have to learn how to rip their CD collection to disk? Email is the application that everyone in the family knows and uses. The problem with this is that email is an astonishingly useful application, but there's a point where it breaks down, and that point is when the volume of email becomes greater than the capacity to keep up with it. Keep It Simple, Someone*!

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My Latest President's Update

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Craig is a summer associate exploring new applications for Miradi, Benetech’s user-friendly conservation project planning and monitoring software. In her spare time, she updates her Twitter and Facebook feeds and engages with her Kindle, iPod and other assorted tech toys.

New at TechSoup: Online Courses from Atomic Training

Tech Soup Blog

New staff members can learn the basics of the applications your organization uses, while more experienced users can increase their knowledge. Learning to use Apple products like iPads and iPod Touch.

My iPhone 3G

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I said: I will not be buying an iPhone until they sell an unlocked version that doesn’t need to be hacked to use third party applications. Syncing is way slower than on a regular iPod, and backups can take 1/2 hour, which is absurd. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology My iPhone 3G August 12, 2008 I once joined the “iPhone non-buyers&# group on Facebook.

7 Reasons Nonprofits Need iPads

Influence

Skeptics doubted the iPod in 2001 , but it went on to help revolutionize how people consume music and audio content. There are now 140,000 applications available for the iPhone and most of them are expected to run on the iPad.

10NTC Science Fair Preview - Giveaways, More Giveaways and Free Apple iPads

NTEN

We will be raffling off an iPod Touch at the booth. Interested in knowing how to prioritize resources, analyze a donor database, create mobile applications or visualize community indicators? Stop by our booth for a candy bar and a chance to win an iPod Shuffle or an iTunes gift card.

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Computer Refurbishment and Accessibility

Tech Soup Blog

There is a surprising number of nonprofit computer refurbishers in North America that now supply accessible technology equipped computers, and lately iPads and iPods to disabled people at no or low cost.

10NTC Science Fair Preview - Giveaways, More Giveaways and Free Apple iPads

NTEN

We will be raffling off an iPod Touch at the booth. Interested in knowing how to prioritize resources, analyze a donor database, create mobile applications or visualize community indicators? Stop by our booth for a candy bar and a chance to win an iPod Shuffle or an iTunes gift card.

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A little different biting.

Idealware

Whether it be Macs, iPods, or iPhones, Apple sells primarly hardware. Apple is still the leader in providing DRM ed music to the world, and any application that runs on the iPhone has to be vetted by them, and has to fulfill certain criteria. While Peter is busy Biting Microsoft's hand , I figured I'd spend some time biting Apple's hand. I've been an Apple user since the Apple II, which I spent hours programming on back in college (oh yes, this dates me.)

Advice for Consultants - Part 2

Robert Weiner

get a good mobile system to take tools and critical documents with you: a USB drive, ipod, or MMC or SD card in your smartphone, etc. I attend user group meetings, especially where applications of software I use is demo’d. Last week I posted John Elbare’s advice for new nonprofit consultants.

The Future of the Nonprofit Office: Working from Home v2.0

NTEN

Instead, they're either renting them from a managed service provider or moving to Software as a Service (SaaS) for common applications. The switch is almost complete for email, and is underway for most enterprise applications, such as customer relationship management (CRM) systems. . FaceTime allows two iPhone -- and soon, next-generation iPad and iPod Touch -- users to have a streaming video and audio conversation while both are connected to a wireless network.

Mom Knows Best: Network Neutrality

Have Fun - Do Good

iPod listeners -- Comcast could slow access to iTunes, steering you to a higher-priced music service that paid for the privilege. Work-at-home parents -- Connecting to your office could take longer if you don't purchase your carrier's preferred applications.

Secret Agent L: Covering the Globe with Random Acts of Kindess

Have Fun - Do Good

We're listening to our iPods. Do they have to fill out an application, go through training? We're listening to our iPods. Photo by Rob de la Cretaz "We're so busy. We walk down the street. We're plugged into our phones. We're looking down at our BlackBerries.

Beaconfire Survey: Mobile Browsing | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

This simple WAP enabled application on the WMATA metro site is by far the most useful mobile site I use. I sometimes need more power than I could get from my iPod or phone, and would like to be able to enlist my desktop to help out.

Cool! Embeddable Maps | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

After you create your map, you just… And then you just… There are so many potential applications for this for nonprofit organizations, that I don’t think Beaconfire Wire readers need my help to figure them out.

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Get the Tools to Train and Educate

Tech Soup Blog

New staff members can learn the basics of the applications your organization uses, while more experienced users can increase their knowledge. Learn to use Apple products like iPads and iPod Touch.

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SxSW Travelogue – Day 2 | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

I’d also be interested to hear how big a delegation came from some of the giants in the field – I’ve met folks from Apple (one of whom stood in line next to me earlier tonight, defending flaws in the iPod/iPhone before finally revealing that he was an Apple developer) and Google (who indicated that their grants/.org He’s acknowledged the problems of Beacon and the challenges of applications with a lot of candor.

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Digital Pulp Fiction

Gavin's Digital Diner

More so, after watching what the iPod and digital music has done to the music industry; I fear for the future. The pundits, previously spoiled by the elegant beauty of all-things iPod, almost universally panned the Kindle, complaining about pretty much everything. They’re used to looking at iPhones, and iPods, and other iThings — we can blame bad iPoddy training. But, I’m not giving up my iPod (which is filled with Audiobooks anyway).

Digital Pulp Fiction

Gavin's Digital Diner

More so, after watching what the iPod and digital music has done to the music industry; I fear for the future. The pundits, previously spoiled by the elegant beauty of all-things iPod, almost universally panned the Kindle, complaining about pretty much everything. They’re used to looking at iPhones, and iPods, and other iThings — we can blame bad iPoddy training. But, I’m not giving up my iPod (which is filled with Audiobooks anyway).

Beaconfire Survey: Tech Gadgets | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Cell phone iPod TiVO Adebo, Software Engineer : The cell phone is a good one. Rahul, Tech Lead : In the same manner, I use my iPod touch as my computer at home. The best part of it now are the hacked applications like the book reader which I have a few books on now.

Game Friday: Do Games Have to Be Fun To Be Good?

Museum 2.0

In the first article, Why We Need More Boring Games , Ian argues for a wider application of gaming to our daily experience. Ian comments: Very few video games set out to tackle mundane applications akin to the home movie or the airplane safety video.

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11NTC Science Fair Preview: Giveaways and Even More Giveaways!

NTEN

Individuals participating in a demo will also be entered into a daily drawing to receive a free iPod touch®. We'll also have some extra-cool schwag available if you submit your application for Google for Nonprofits in-person at the booth (be sure to bring your organization's Tax ID number with you)! 16 GB iPod Nano nFocus Software Brightly colored canvas bags to carry all the wonderful things you will collect at the conference.

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Small Footprints, Robotic and Otherwise

Idealware

The short advice there was that the key Smartphone application is email, and you should restrict your users to phones that offer the easiest, most stable integration with your office email system. But other considerations include, how compatible are these phones with other business applications, such as Salesforce or our donor database? They do support Activesync, the Microsoft Exchange connector, and have a mature set of applications available.

Guest Friday: Jessica Harden's Notes from AAM

Museum 2.0

So, I got an iPod, subscribed to a number of podcasts, and got a mySpace page at the insistence of a few friends that seemed unable to communicate in any other way. This conversation was interesting in that technology and applications were not discussed. Since I'm living at the Spy Museum right now in the run-up to the opening of Operation Spy, I asked Museum 2.0 reader--and now contributor!--Jessica Jessica Harden to hunt down all things 2.0 at AAM and give us a report. Enjoy!