The first round of SSH clients for the iPhone presented some problems when connecting to Amazon Web Services EC2 Linux server instances. EC2 instances require a private certificate key file to be used to authenticate to the server during an SSH session. This lead to some workarounds where one had to export the iPhone’s key […]
Stuff breaks. Usually when I’m nowhere near a computer. These 4 apps help keep me sane: 1. Jaadu Remote Desktop (app store link). Pricey, but the best RDP client of the bunch. This plus the built in iPhone VPN client and I can access all of our Windows based servers. 2. Citrix Receiver (app store […]
Now that jailbreaking is painless again, I’ve started to explore some of the jailbreak specific apps. The nicest surprise I’ve found so far is LockInfo. It has a number of plugins that show appointments, RSS feeds, new mail, and weather data on the iPhone’s lock screen. I find it quite useful; definitely worth $5 and […]
This free game for the iPhone is very simple, but a lot of fun. Graphics and game-play are a throwback to the tons of quarters you blew in an arcade long ago (and Geometry Wars). It is the perfect distraction when you have 10 minutes to kill. Did I mention free? Get this game already!
Over the last few years I have been traveling with my ultralight laptop. I’ve always enjoyed having a movie available, or leeching off random wifi to stay in contact and look up information while traveling. Even though it is lightweight and small, it was still too much for my liking. This last trip I tried […]