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A Dane living in Luxembourg mainly blogging about computers and photography...

App Store Pick of the Week: Grocery IQ

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[From App Store Pick of the Week: Grocery IQ]

Thanks to Grocery iQ ($4.99), you may never have to write another shopping list. Now you can tap to quickly build a comprehensive and highly legible list on iPhone or iPod touch, arrange your list by aisle to match the layout of your grocery store, check off items as you add them to your cart, build a purchase history and a list of favorites. Grocery IQ even lets you email your list to a designated shopper.

Excuse me, but it doesn’t look very good when I end up with this clicking on the link:

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This is not an app that should depend on any authorisation or approval from any one in another country, so why isn’t it available in my App Store?

I hope that TapTapTap‘s app “Groceries” will be available in my App Store…

Vox off to a bad start with the iPhone

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Being – I suppose – one of the lucky ones to get an iPhone on Saturday at Computerhome, I’m pretty disappointed that it is still not working. Today is Monday. The phone is not activated, so it only works on wifi networks for the surfing etc. so pretty much useless for the time being.

I sent an e-mail to Vox yesterday, and no reply yet.

Anyone had any luck? Someone that got theirs on Friday?

UPDATE: phone now activated :-) (Monday night). Can now get on with the rest of my life…

iPhone launch in Luxembourg: 26 September 2008

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Just received the news. Vox will have a launch party going on at their shop in Luxembourg City.

140 iPhones up for grabs. So youngsters, line up tonight if you want to be one of the first. No word on the data plan matrix yet, but I hope for Vox that it will be an attractive one. Otherwise I will stay on the fence for the time being, as I’m not a client.

From their e-mail:

140 additional iPhone3G’s are in stock !
In addition to the ones we blocked for the first 10 people, we have an extra stock of 140 phones that can be purchased during our launch party. As the demand is very high, we suggest you to be there on time to be sure to buy one on that evening.

Where and When ?
We welcome you as of 4 pm at our VOX shop in Luxembourg City, 1-5 rue Marché-aux-Herbes. Doors will be open from 6.00 pm til 9.00 pm.

Please bring your identity card and bank details with you.

We wish you a lot of fun during our launch party!

I won’t be joining the frenzy, but have fun :-)

Harry McCracken on the App Store

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Harry McCracken:

Way back when, if software distribution for the Mac had been handled via a Mac App Store with a don’t-duplicate-Apple-products policy, Photoshop might have been refused distribution on the grounds that it was too similar to MacPaint.

Apple needs to revise its policy regarding the apps in the App Store. They can’t be sure to be the most suited company to develop all applications for the iPhone.

via Daring Fireball

Last.fm app for iPhone and iPod Touch

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Last.fm announces Last.fm app for iPhone and iPod Touch.

Read the details on the web site, but their video speaks for itself.

To get the app, go to the music category of the iTunes App store (in iTunes or on your iPhone/Touch). Find the Last.fm app and download it (for free).

Looking forward to be able to get the iPhone here in Luxembourg…! Do make sure that you are on a wireless network before you listen to last.fm… At least in Europe… as you would get some hefty data traffic… and THAT is expensive around here :-(