I fell in love with the girl before I found out that she could cook, dance, and play tennis, plus loves movies and my friend J.R.R. Tolkien. Well, okay, a lot of that is a fantasy, but something LIKE that happened with Animoto and it’s new iPhone app, because I followed up a tech alert on USA Today that mentioned Animoto, and wow, it was a dream come true, even before they launched the app.
But first you would have to have my dream, which was for an easy way to take a bunch of my poems, or any poet’s poems, and add multi-image effects (and maybe music) to them to create a sort of MTV version of poetry.
There are a large and growing number of apps for the iPhone targeted towards art and photography, OutColor is one of them. OutColor
($1.99) by Vizros Software is an app which allows you to do some fairly sophisticated masking of images you have on your iPhone. For the casual iPhone user masking allows you to overlay different images, colors, etc on-top of a base image, as you erase layers on top of the base image you allow what’s beneath to come through, the effects can be amazing. Users of software like Photoshop, or Sumo Paint, etc are probably quite familiar with masking, but if you’re new to digital art th
I just came across a couple useful websites for learning about apps that might interest you. The App Podcast offers nearly daily video demos of apps, and sometimes as many as four or five a day. You can watch the demos online or subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and watch them on your iPhone or iPod touch. Developers pay to have their apps reviewed, so it's not a typical review site. But it's hard to beat a video demo for getting a quick idea regarding whether you'll like the app.
Earlier I posted a link to a news report about some iPhones exploding in Europe. "Explode" was a bit of media exaggeration, since what happened was that the glass shattered. But no one got hurt, and there was only a small number of instances. Now the BBC is reporting that Apple investigated the issue and that in every case if found that some kind of force had been applied to the screen, though some people involved deny that.
I’ve been waiting for this!! Yes, as a hard core Microsoft OneNote user (remember, I’m all about tablets) I have been wishing there was a way to view my OneNote files on the iphone. Although still in Alpha, and believe me, as a tester it’s in Alpha, we finally have it. But wait! there’s more.. The aim is to allow the user to edit text too. This is fantastic. If you remember my post about wishing I could sync google docs with the iphone so that I could edit text on the go, the only solution I could find was Evernote.
Do you have a good ear for music? Do you enjoy playing Simple Simon or other memory games?
ListenListen is Simple Simon without the visuals – it depends totally on your ear. Tap the icon and listen to the sound. Then, match the sound to the icon with an identical sound within the allotted time frame. As you match the sounds, the icon dims. It’s really fun!
The game includes five sound choices: Cartoon sounds, musical instruments (drums really), piano notes (my favorite), horn notes, and bass notes.
Most people are not going to have the experience of actually defacing public property (not that I am encouraging doing so). Seems the iPhone is always providing new and unusual ways of expanding our life experiences, and it’s certainly better to throw virtual rocks than real ones. iVandal is a tagger starter kit for defacing your iPhone photo collection, but I wish I could use it to highlight screenshots instead.
INCASE has just released its new Monochrome Slider Case series for Fall 2009. Adding to INCASE's white and black Slider Case family, now a customer can find these sleek and durable cases made of lightweight plastic in 5 new monochromatic colors. The Monochrome Slider Case exterior are not only two-tone in look, but also have a dual textured feel to them. The hardshell case has a soft touch finish that feels comfortable in your hand while protecting your iPhone from impacts and scratches.
For those of you who love live music, the iConcertCal app is for you. I can't count how many times my husband and I have been out on Saturday night and he'd say "Let's go find somewhere that's playing music." and then we look at each other blankly. This little app is well-worth the $2.99 price tag so that we never have to struggle with that question again.
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