Technology Insights

Network Port Scanning With iPhone, Network Discovery with iPod Touch, Network Troubleshooting with iDevices

I purchased an amazing application from the iTunes store tonight for my iPod Touch called iNet created by Banana Glue. In a nutshell the application makes it very easy to discover all of the devices on the network that the iPhone or iPod Touch is currently connected to. It is by far the best forming application in this class that I have seen.

There are many things that make this application stand out above the rest. The iNet home screen provides links to the each task including Scan Network, Ping, Bonjour Browser, Wak on LAN, Device Info, and Settings. Below I will provide a brief explanation of each of these tasks.

Technology Insights

Configure Evernote For Offline Access on iPhone or iPod Touch Via IMAP

I recently started using Evernote to store all of the notes I take on a daily basis across plarforms. Evernote allows me to take notes and sync between numerous computers, my T-Mobile Blackberry Curve, and my iPod Touch. One thing that Evernote lacks is a solid method for accessing my notes when I am out of range of an Internet connection. I was pleased to learn that you can actually access your notes offline via IMAP and even though it is not ideal its good enough for now since every other part of Evernote is top notch.

Technology Errors

Twitterific: The connection to Twitter failed with ‘Operation could not be completed (YAJL error 3.)’

I was recently on a trip and trying to update Twitterrific on my iPod Touch device. When I would attempt to update the tweets for numerous users I kept getting an error that said it was unable to connect to Twitter because of a YAJL error. The exact error is displayed below.

Error: The connection to Twitter failed with ‘Operation could not be completed (YAJL error 3.)’