Nokia and Apple introduce things

Tuesday October 22nd was a busy day for technology geeks. Both Apple and Nokia had an event, and both were streamed live.

Unfortunately for Nokia, most of their news was soon pushed to the second news page by all shiny stuff that Apple introduced. Which is kind of sad for them. 

Device size vs LTE

If I’m right, we will start seeing smaller LTE Android handset sets a year or so from now, and the tech press will collectively forget the “bigger is inherently better” mindset that pervades phone reviews today.

The first one with smaller sized and more efficient LTE will be an iPhone though.

Your old iTunes purchases (pre-no-DRM) won't be matched?

Songs purchased outside of the United States iTunes Store containing DRM (Digital Rights Management) will not be matched or uploaded to iCloud.

(emphasis mine)
Argh, looks like songs that you bought in a non US iTMS before iTunes went no-DRM will not be matched to the iTunes iCloud. I have quite a few of those (living in NL I use the Dutch iTMS mostly), I never bothered to convert them to iTunes Plus. To have them matched, I probably have to convert them to iTunes Plus first, which adds quite a few euros to the bill.

So, I guess I will just download those illegally and have them matched.. WTF are you doing Apple?

[edit]

I guess I was mistaken. I have 11752 items in my Music library. iTunes Match matched 11388 songs. Difference of 364 songs. I have about 2609 songs still marked as "Protected AAC" - the old DRM-ed files. Looks like those are matched anyway, and the 364 remaining are some obscure items that can't be matched (I don't have any illegal stuff in my iTunes library)

How to use the iOS5 keyboard shortcuts to create different email signatures

Even though Apple has released a lot of improvements in iOS5, there is still only one signature that is used for all email accounts. The default signature is "Sent from my iPhone" or "Sent from my iPad", however, in many cases you'd like to have your contact info in it.

And if you're like me, you have both your private and work email accounts configured on the device.

But there's only one signature! So, what do you do? Most will just leave it at the default. I thought that with the introduction of the keyboard shortcuts, it should be quite easy to add a separate signature for each email account. It's still not ideal, but it works.

First off, I changed the default signature to only include the signature escape and my name. For those not familiar with signature escape and (vintage) maillist systems, that is usually dash-dash-space. Most older maillist systems used to ignore everything past "-- " so I made a habit of including this in every signature. Currently most systems are more intelligent and will see the signature automagically so there's no real need for this.

Anyway, the first step: