Archive for July, 2010

July 23, 2010

Pixel density comparison: iPhone 3 and iPhone 4

Clearly I’m not the first dude to weigh in here, but I wanted to get a real-world sense of the increased resolution on the iPhone 4’s “Retina Display.”

In these photos I’m holding an iPhone 3Gs in front of two computer displays running Apple’s iPhone Simulator. The Simulator is running a virtualized version of iOS 4.0.1 set to mimic the iPhone 4 device. The iPhone 4 simulator looks huge on the computer screens because today’s Macs have pixel densities in the 72-120 range, while the iPhone 4’s pixel density is 326.

Pre-dousing any flamey comments, I’m fully aware this is 100% unscientific so I offer this information purely for my own delight. That said, if you have something positive to share, surprise me. :-)

An iPhone 3Gs held roughly 30″ away from a 27″ iMac running a simulated iPhone 4 interface. Badass.

Same as above, but with a 1920×1080 display. I needed to hold the iPhone roughly 34″ away to get the sizes to match.

July 18, 2010

Michael Sanzone Revisited

Couldn’t decide which photo to use so I used them both. You’re looking at some of artist Michael Sanzone‘s latest work, photographed two weeks ago at the Here Arts Center in the West Village. I love how the reflections toward the top-left look like Apple’s Aqua user interface buttons.

Those curios about the artist might enjoy this entry.

Those curios about everything else might enjoy everything else here.

July 9, 2010

A Taste Odyssey

Shot and edited this with my trusty new Canon G11 and iMovie this morning (before heading to work, appropriately).

Is it wrong that I feel this way when gazing upon my burgeoning spirits collection? Perhaps. But big ups to Paul at what I’m convinced is the best wine and spirits store in the country for the suggestions on what to buy, and a personal plug to Carly, Greg, and the editorial whippersnappers at The Spirit for the cocktail inspiration.

Say cheers!

July 1, 2010

Hot Stripping Action

Slightly more entertaining than watching paint dry….