Alex is the host of The A-List with Alex Cequea, a YouTube interview series highlighting innovators who are making the world a better place. He's the former owner and Editor in Chief of iPhone Life magazine and Android Life magazine. He writes and speaks about mobile technology, personal branding, and social good at alexcequea.com and iPhonelife.com. His work and projects have been featured on TIME.com, Discovery Tech, NBC, ABC, Univision, and CBS.
I've been playing Ellen DeGeneres's new trivia app for the iPad, Know or Go ($1.99). It's based on the trivia game she plays with contestants on her show where if you get the answer wrong you drop through a hole on the ground. It's hilarious to watch if you haven't seen it (video below). The app is definitely a fun time. Ellen's voice makes funny comments throughout the entire game, and the trivia questions are wide-ranging and varied.
The creator of the video, Victor Petit, was looking for a way to make his resume stand out and get an internship at a communications agency. Says Petit, “I tried to create a CV that would enable me to express myself vocally as soon as they read the paper version. The combination of a sheet of paper and a QR code felt like the best way to reach that goal.” Just in case you're wondering, he got the job.
April 22nd is Earth Day, and I had the opportunity to interview John Shegerian, CEO of Electronic Recyclers International, the largest e-waste recycler in the United States. The company has the most popular recycling app on the App Store and it recently won 2011 Best of Green Award from Treehugger.com. My Recycle List app (Free), let’s you quickly find recycling locations in the U.S. and Canada for a great variety of products.
Dress the Royals ($.99), is an app that lets you customize the wardrobe of the Royal Family to get them ready for the Royal Wedding. It's a nice little game for kids, as the wardrobe selections for each member of the family ranges from serious to very wacky. I found the interphase to be abit confusing at times, and I imagine If I can't figure it out, neither will kids. Nevertheless, it's an app that's not meant to be taken very seriously.
According to a new report frombloomberg.com, the long-awaited White iPhone may be available less than two weeks from now. The new model will be available from both Verizon and AT&T, according to three people with knowledge of the plans, who asked to not be identified because the information isn't public.
iPhone Life magazine is looking for cartoons and comics to feature in the print and digital versions of the magazine. If you have a funny idea for a cartoon about Apple, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, or you have cartoons you've drawn and would like to see in print, please send them my way at Alex@iphonelife.com.
This is a fantastic oportunity for artists of all levels to get their work featured: If we think it's funny, we will print it... along with your name and website!
The cartoons can be single images or entire strips, and multiple submissions are accepted.
Deadline for next print issue is Friday, April 22nd.
Well this is interesting. MarryYouriPhone.com is introducing a new public service that allows people to enter into marriage with their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. A rep for the site, David Seagull, said “People love their iPhone so much, it’s only natural to want to marry it." Visitors of the site will be able to purchase an official-looking marriage certificate that will bind them in holy union with their beloved device.
One happy newlywed, Mary Fernandez, said "The iPhone outperforms almost every man I’ve ever dated!" Others are reporting high levels of satisfaction as well.
Revolve is a company specializing in sustainable chargers for electronic devices. All their products are manufactured sustainably, and they look and feel really cool. I had a chance to catch up with them at last week's CTIA show in Orlando. Here are a couple of cool products they showed me:
I ran across this new app at CTIA 2011 in Orlando. Gogobeans is a new file-sharing and storage system that lets you share content by shaking your device. They call each item you want to share (whether it's a line of text or a full-legth movie) a "bean," and each bean is the same size. The content always stays with you, and when you "share" it, you're only giving others access to it through the secure Gogobeans interphase, called "lockers."
Roaming the isles of the CTIA Wireless show in Orlando, I came across Snapkeys, a company trying to reduce the space that on-screen keyboards take up. They have built an entirely new keyboard interphase, called Snapkeys 2i, that categorizes every letter into 4 separate on-screen buttons. Watching Snapkeys in action seems straight out of a sci-fi movie, and makes you wonder how on earth anyone could possibly learn to type like that. Watch the video below to se what I mean: