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Wii week one

"Sinterklaas" brought us the Wii with 2 controllers, Wii Play, Wii
Sports and Mario Kart Wii (with wheels).
 
Very short impression:
- Mario Kart is cool, kids love it, we love it.
- Wii Play gets boring after the first run
- Wii Sports, and especially tennis is fun. Baseball is like the real
game, a boring sport to play and watch. Golf is ok, Bowling is nice for
one or two games, Boxing is nice too. - the Wii interface is friendly and easy to navigate.
- Miis are funny, and mine actually looks freaky close to my real me
- graphics.. my Dreamcast beats the shit out of the Wii graphics wise. I
have watched a few trailers on the nintendo channels and there's no game
which makes me go "wow"! OTOH, I haven't seen enough yet to really form
an opinion.

- game experience.. This is where the Wii shines. Especially with the
sports games, you are really "into" the game. Controlling Kart is pretty
traditional, although using the wheel makes the experience a lot more
fun. And using the wii-motes' movement sensitivity offers a nice plus to
the game as well.
 
Not going into it any further, for most people, Wii is old news. But for
me, it's the first game console after the DC. I love 'em both..

iPhone 2.2 things

Been running iPhone 2.2 for a few days now and some things I noticed:
- Mobile Safari UI change
- obvious Google Maps changes: street view, send location, different
route options.
- Mobile Safari seems(!) more stable
- IMAP email advanced preferences are screwed after the update from 2.1
to 2.2. You need to go inside and change the Sent/Drafts/Trash to be on
the server, instead of iPhone to prevent annoying errors.
- iTunes podcast downloading. Too bad you can't subscribe to a podcast.
- Appstore application now has an "update all" button for application
updates. So you don't need to go into the appstore, update one app, go
back again, update another, etc.

- Apps are updated in place instead of main home screen and moving to
the old place.
- Single click home button moves to first home page when you're in
another.
- Spell checker/auto correction can be switched off. However, i belive
the auto correction works pretty well, but in the wrong order. It should
give me a proposed correction, but when I continue typing, not replace
the "wrong" word with the proposal. It should ignore the correction
unless I say it not to. On the other hand, using english as language you
can really speed up typing at the moment since the auto-correction e.g.
replace Ill with I'll etc.. Maybe the behaviour/order should be
configurable for the user per language?
- No more scrolling provider logo (like that is important..)
 
Things I'd like to see in future versions:
- the ability to organize your home screens in iTunes. I find moving
icons around on the iPhone itself annoying and tedious. I wish I'd be
able to drag groups of icons or better use iTunes to organize the
screens
- cut&paste
- horizontal typing in all apps
- taking a screenshot that shows all home screens in one big image.
- more bluetooth functions: sending data for instance.
- voice controls