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Post-Op App

Anyone know of a post-op app? The track medication, change dressings, etc? I'm using illnessTracker - but it's not perfect for after surgery. ~T. Posted from BlogPress - Please excuse the formatting.

 



Uh, oh — competition for iPhone Life magazine from Guide to Phone Apps magazine

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Coinciding with CES, Beckett Media announced the availability of Guide to Phone Apps magazine, which covers three platforms: iPhone, Blackberry, and Android. The press release describes it as, "the #1 source for all your iPhone and BlackBerry app news and reviews." I beg to differ, of course. The first issue is 100 pages, like our own magazine, and covers apps in a variety of categories, including games, travel, social networking, utilities, and more.



I love Crazy Hamster!

 

Crazy Hamster: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crazy-hamster/id337721499?mt=8



Bandshell

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Sharing photos with SortShots

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Here’s a fun way to share photos. Use SortShots to create a slideshow of your favorite photos, complete with music in the background.

Here’s how:



Creative Notebooking

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 I love notebooks and I love to write in them, whether traditional paper notebooks or notes on my iPhone. KabukiVision offers an iPhone app especially for people like me called NoteMaster.



Everything Else from CES! --aigo zoom lens, Robot Toy, Parrot Flying Drone, You Rock Guitar and more!

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CES is hectic, and when you are trying to look in a million directions, and figure out the next thing to see, you forget stuff, and finally when you go home that evening to blog or write about it all, you forget even more stuff. I tried to take notes, but after awhile it all runs together anyway and you get a bit overwhelmed. I wanted to post one final post of everything else I saw or took pictures/videos of that didn't get posted previously (like the Adesso BT speaker above), and so that is what this post is for. Thanks to all the great vendors who were there and patiently explained or demonstrated their gear.



Amazing Imagination Technologies Demonstrations at CES!

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Imagination Technologies is one of those companies you may not have heard much about unless you are a serious techno-geek. They are the unsung heroes behind much of the amazing graphics technology we enjoy on our mobile devices (including the iPhone). Particularly in the area of 2-D and 3-D graphics rendering and acceleration for games, multimedia, and the slick interface animations we have come to expect on our devices. Their product line is integrated into a number of mobile device types, and I was able to get a preview of their latest and greatest technology at CES this year.

 



Parrot AR Drone — toy hovercraft/camera controlled by your iPhone

Following the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the TidBITS website gave the "most insane technology" award to Parrot AR Drone, a hovercraft that you control with your iPhone or iPod touch and that has an onboard camera. It was demoed at CES but isn't expected to be available until the end of this year. The video makes it look like great fun.



What Will Apple Deliver in 2010

The Apple Tablet

 
     What’s bigger than an iPhone, smaller than a MacBook, and the most anticipated Apple product since the original iPhone - the Apple Tablet. The expected late January announcement of the long anticipated device (purported to be called the “iSlate”) might not materialize, but it’s clear Apple has something big in store for 2010. 
 
     While the web has been awash in rumors and speculation for months, few have asked the most salient question: what will the product do for users that an iPhone or a laptop doesn’t already do? Apple has a history of only releasing products that fulfill a clear market need.


Your Next iPhone

    When Apple released the iPhone in 2007 its smart phone competitors – Microsoft, Nokia, RIM and Palm – primarily were focused on business users. Apple’s product was marketed at consumers who wanted smart phone functionality wrapped in Apple’s renowned user interface and ease of use. This combination has been a phenomenal success over the last 2 and 1/2 years, but now has spawned imitators like Google’s Android platform and Palm’s webOS. But Apple is not resting on its laurels. Here’s what you should expect from the 4th version of the iPhone.

 

Hardware 

 



CES: Dexim P-Flip... SOLAR Power to the People!

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Shakespeare's Richard III cried "A horse!  A horse!  My kingdom for a horse!"  At CES, the commodity most in demand was power, followed closely by Wi-Fi, 3G, and SD cards!  Journalists and attendees "jacked in" like The Matrix, wherever possible, and many people came up to the iPhone Life booth asking if they could charge their iPhones!

NOTE TO EDITOR: Bring extra chargers to MacWorld and let visitors charge their phones at our booth!

We love the iPhone, but the lack of a removable battery means you need something external that doesn't add too much bulk.



Off-Line for a Bit

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I'm going to be off-line for a bit. 

I'm going in for MAJOR sinus reconstructive surgery tomorrow, so I won't be posting for a while. If I do sneak on, it could be quite a psychedelic post. It could be quite entertaining - so check back often - before Webmaster Ben finds it and takes it off.

Webmaster Ben, beware!!  You have been warned!!!  I am stealth!!

-Comic Touch App!!!

If I owe you a review, I promise to catch up before I head off to MacWorld....to hunt down Steve Jobs.  I have some suggestions for the next iPhone.  Steve - you have been warned....keep your eyes peeled for a tall red-head...I'm stealth......

Please keep posting - I will be reading - since I won't be able to do anything else!! If I do reply to a post and it doesn't make sense....sorry.  If it's the funniest thing you've ever read....forward it to me in about 10 days so I can read it.

Thanks for all your support.

Cheers,

T.



Math Seeq - A Brain Boosting Game

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I'm pretty smart (so I think)....Well, this game challenged me. My 9 year old had to remind me that 2 is a prime number.  

Math Seeq is a fun educational app that you can give to your kids to help them improve on their math skills or turn them into a code breaker - think (Audrey Tatou in DaVinci Code with the Fibonacci sequence). 

After selecting your game level, Math Seeq tells you what mathematical sequence you are following and gives you a hint on what the first one or two correct answers will be.  You have to find and tap the next correct number in the sequence from a bunch of numbers flying around the screen. (see the video below) The first level is pretty easy, starting out with sequential numbers; one, two, three etc.  You get to tap as many numbers in the sequence as possible during a set time period.  The first level then goes on to challenge you with all the sequences in the basic times tables; multiples of two, multiples of three and so on up through nine.

In the intermediate and expert levels, Math Seeq throws more complex sequences at you such as prime numbers, the fibonacci sequence, and things like "i squared minus i" (Huh?).  So, now you have to remember the equation and calculate the number in your head in order to find and tap it! (ask your kid, if you slept through it in high school - they are learning it in elementary school now!)

Math Seeq can challenge every age.  The grade schoolers can practice their times tables and the more complex stuff will challenge older kids and serve as a good refresher for us adults - trying to keep the brain exercised (Alzheimers!) For correct answers you get points, and you get additional time for each correct answer as well.  High scores are saved so you can keep track of your progress.  There are plenty of ways to practice your times tables out there, but here you have to hunt them down and tap them!  Math Seeq is fun to play and it's addictive!  

Sometimes the number you are looking for gets hidden behind another number and you have to wait for it to escape before you can nail it, but that just adds to the fun.




 

website:  http://www.smileycatsoftware.com/Math_Seeq.html
app store/itunes link:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/math-seeq/id328264591?mt=8

Lite is Free, Full is $1.99

Bottom Line - Worth downloading the full version for kids or adults.  I give it 8/10 iPhones. 

 

~T. Posted from BlogPress - Please excuse the formatting.



CES: Not all gadgets use batteries

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Some of the most interesting items at CES don't use electricity.  We found several accessories that enhance the electronic lifestyle, while made entirely out of non-technical materials.



CES: PocketCPR: Get an app, save a life!

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The App Store is like the weather.  Everybody complains about it but nobody does anything about it.  The store is still full of junk apps and people still buy them.  But every once in a while you come across an app that is worthwhile and in this case, could actually save lives.

PocketCPR is such an app.  While labeled for "TRAINING USE ONLY" and I'm sure some lawyers would have something to say about it, the idea is to guide you through Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in an emergency.  The app leverages the accelerometer to determine how well you are performing and give you audible and visual advice if you need to go faster or slower.



ICE App — free app in case of emergencies

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The free ICE App is one that everyone should have — and hopefully no one will need to use. The idea is simple: everyone is supposed to have an ICE contact in their phone, "ICE" standing for "in case of emergency." ICE App suggests that you put its icon in the upper right-hand corner of the main screen. The app lets you enter four categories of info: who you are, your emergency contacts, medical info, and allergies. 



Review: Thor by Freeverse

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When I first saw the screen shots for Thor I was expecting something along the lines of a standard platformer.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that, because the iPhone sure could use some more of those.  As it turns out, though, Thor is actually along the lines of one of those games where you have to dodge stuff while your character keeps running.  However, with actions that go beyond the typical “jump or duck” and an actual level structure, this game is something much more than its roots.  Instead of simply playing a level or two and then removing it from my device to make room for something else, I found myself going back for just “one more level” until I was suddenly at the end of the game.  The only real down side is that I want some more!



the fantastic four methods of getting revenue from apps

Today I would like to spent some time to talk about the question: "How to make money with iPhone apps?"

I know, I know we all know how to do that: Have an idea, make the app, and publish! Apple will pay you 70% of how much they sell, and that is the way. But doing iPhone app development myself I experienced that there are lots of other options you have, and just selling apps might not be the best option.

Option 2) You make an app, and give it away for free, but you include adds from a third party (like Admob or similar services) and for each download or each time your app is used you get a share.



Strawberries - Not Just for Dessert!!!

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SWEET
News (literally).  The California Strawberry Commission has a new app.  Did you know that there is more vitamin C in a serving of strawberries than an orange?  This super-cool app has mouth-watering recipes.  I'm getting hungry.....

Strawberry Recipe App Features:
- Over 50 recipes, categorized by dish type
- Share recipes on Twitter, Facebook and email
- Access nutrition information
- View recipe photos, ingredients and preparation information
- Connect with California Strawberry Commission on Facebook, Twitter and the web



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