December 15, 2010 - According to a story published in the Connecticut Post, the spanking new New Haven line M-8 commuter cars are not coming on line this month as promised. Owing to a bug in the software, railway signal systems were disrupted while the cars were being tested.
To see a photo of the M-8 cars, click on this link:
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For many readers, Talk of the Sound is the first blog they have knowingly visited and for a large number of contributors the first site to which they have contributed content -- articles, comments, photos and so forth. Many are not computer-savvy and only first got motivated to learn more through their interest in participating on this site. For the rest who are experienced users this will be old hat but I have pulled some data that might interest even the most advanced users.
In the video below, Google says that most people who use computers are not clear what a web browser is or how it differs from things they know like Windows or Email. This brief video from Google explains the fundamentals.Read more
Dave Pogue wrote an article a few days ago about an app that has been on my wishlist for ages: All Aboard an App for Suburban New York Commuters
The MTA did open up its schedule information to developers for free so expect new apps to come but this is a great (free) start.
Find the next Metro North Rail (MNR) train schedule in a New York Minute. onTime is fast and easy to use. It is designed with commuters in mind. With onTime : MNR, you can look up the MNR schedule anytime anywhere without having to carry and dig through paper schedules. No more carrying copies of paper schedule and trying to figure out the next train. Be onTime and be environmental friendly at the same time.
Apple has released NewRoTalk 1.1 in the iTunes App Store. The update fixes problems with centering the header font and adds new, custom tray icons for easier navigation and allows for quicker navigation and updating.
Readers who have used the NewRo Talk app have raved about two features in particular: the comment section which makes following new comments easier than the main web site and the calendar section which provides a daily snap shot of events in New Rochelle.
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The City of New Rochelle has launched a brand new web site.
In a word: "brilliant".
A quick first impression: The web site incorporates the latest social media tools, has a pleasing aesthetic, a convenient and logical navigation metaphor and is, according to our calculations, 1.43 billion times better than the previous site. We will have more later when we get some time to go through the site more carefully but overall a fantastic online representation of New Rochelle.
Hats off to Kathy Gilwit, New Rochelle's Communications and Marketing Manager, for showing great leadership in conceiving and executing the development project and kudos to all the folks who helped her bring the project together over the past year. Great! Great! Great!
A web site our city can be proud of!!!!Read more
iPhone owners rejoice. There is now an Talk of the Sound iPhone App.
It has been weeks in the making but we just got word today that Apple approved our cool new app.
The app contains four main buttons and a "more" button. By default the main buttons are Featured Posts, All Posts, All Comments and NewRo Buzz. The "more' button will reveal four additional buttons -- Photos, Calendar, Videos, Tweets. If you click "more" and then "edit" you can drag and drop any of the 8 available buttons to create your own main tray of four buttons at the bottom of the main screen. We are working with AdMob, one of the world's largest mobile advertising networks, to run ads on the app in order to keep it as a free app. We hope you will support Ad Mob and their advertisers.