Fluency Tracker iPhone/iPad app reviewed for BSA

Detailed review by stammerer Stephen Paterson for British Stammering Association.

Amplify’d from www.stammering.org

Fluency Tracker iPhone app

Stephen Paterson reviews the Fluency Tracker application for iPhone (or iPod touch / iPad).


Fluency Tracker screenshot -
Fluency Tracker screenshot -

Fluency Tracker is as described by the developers “an application designed for individuals who stutter and parents of children who stutter. Fluency Tracker will complement the services provided by speech therapists by offering clients a tool they can use to track their progress towards a more fluent speech, positive feelings about speech, and a decrease in avoidance behaviours that are associated with stuttering”.

From Speaking Out Summer 2010, pages 10-11Read more at www.stammering.org



iCab – Internet Browser for Mac

I am a bit of a “browser tart” and have tried quite a few. There is a free version of iCab if you fancy a try. One of the nice features is that it can emulate most of the popular browsers. This is handy if you are a web developer and want to see how your site renders in IE (Windows and Mac), Firefox, Safari, etc.


There are no “Add-ons” like Firefox, Opera or Chrome so I cannot be tempted to overload it and it is always fast and clean 🙂


As far a Amplify is concerned, I installed the Bookmarket in iCab and it worked fine creating this clip and post (I was able to add tags too!).


I have just downloaded the iPhone version to give it a try – I have been using the “Freakin Firefox” Safari Mod so far. There isn’t a free version of mobile iCab but I couldn’t resist trying it out anyway.

Amplify’d from www.icab.de

iCab – Internet Browser

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iCab – The Taxi for the Internet

iCab is a web browser for the Apple Macintosh.

iCab is an alternative web browser for the Apple Macintosh with numerous useful features not found in other browsers. You can download the current release from the download page. iCab is shareware and costs $20 / 15 EUR, but it can be also used for free with a small limitation.

You can Register iCab Pro now! It will cost only $20

Please also visit the iCab Blog. This blog is all about iCab, Mac and iPhone programming with Cocoa & Objective C and the Web.

July 2010: Version 3.5 of iCab Mobile is available now. Now also supporting the new iPhone 4.
July 2010: iCab 4.8 is available now. Please download it now.

Read more at www.icab.de


Jailbreaking your iPhone: The pros and cons

Good summary plus interesting discussion about technical and ethical issues.

Jailbreaking your iPhone: The pros and cons

It’s legal to jailbreak your phone, but is it worth doing?

Posted on Aug 6, 2010 2:00 pm by Christopher Breen, Macworld.com
Last week, the U.S. Librarian of Congress ruled that those who defeat the digital protections of today’s smart-phones for non-infringing purposes can not be threatened by the anti-circumvention portion of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). In short, regardless of how little Apple and other companies may like it, you’re welcome to jailbreak your phone to install third-party apps not offered by the Apple Store. You’re just as free to then unlock your phone for use with another carrier. (Jailbreaking and unlocking are not the same thing. Jailbreaking opens the phone so that you can access and modify portions of the phone that are normally off-limits. Unlocking is a step further that allows you to use it with a different carrier.)
But the question remains: Although you can jailbreak your iPhone with a clear conscience, is it a good idea? Consider these pros and cons.

Read more at www.macworld.com