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