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7 Tech Product Features I Want Now! Are They Yours?

Maybe some of these are already in the works, which would make me delighted, as long as I don't need to pay for the upgrade, of course. It's possible some of these things are possible today but I just can't discover them. In that case, my title meant to read: '7 Tech Product Features I Want to Find Now!'. Finally, I am sure a bright teenager has already mashed up some of these for themselves. Sorry, dude, I always ask the folks who make the product to do it for me, before it gets to that. I invite you add to my list by posting a comment; and you product managers can check back and get the insights for free.

  1. I’d like to be able to rotate from landscape to portrait any photo in my gallery on my iPhone, so when I post or send the photo its orientation is correct on the viewer’s PC. Otherwise TwitPic posts and email attachments require viewer intervention.
  2. Why isn’t there a job search agent on LinkedIn? Or a Job Alert Feed? Why is there only one aggregated status feed?
  3. Someone should invent a collapsible hood or clip-on cover for people to use on their phones while texting in a theater or photographing at a concert to shield others from the brightness.
  4. I need user ratings to rate users who comment on the Android marketplace apps so I can tell when it’s a developer’s friends writing all the positive comments.
  5. I’d like to be able to upload my Flip videos without having to use my laptop to tether it to the Internet. Wifi, please.
  6. I wish that Apple would use their cloud to make it easy for me to re-download the music or video file to any of my authorized devices after I purchase it.
  7. Tivo should include "Transfer to Mac/PC" as a "Record options" feature. It should be able to transcode and push it over my LAN to my computer.