Some scenes outside the apple store in Sydney right now on the eve of the launch.
Would I do it? Probably not. Crazy. People.
Pay attention to the tent. Also the beautiful stairs inside.
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I like this app. It is simple and elegant, and has all the mod cons of a lot of other iPhone cameras, without the wanky ‘real camera look’ to put your off.
Don’t get me wrong I really do like and use the Procamera app, and well who could go past Hipstamatic, but this one just wins.
The pictures that I have taken with this app far out perform any other pic with iPhone.
Some samples taken from the website show exactly the great quality pictures that can be taken but it is more the interface that gets me in.
The simple and screen-wide view finder, has minimal information and the buttons are concise and tell you only what you need to know, it takes a little getting used to, but once you are aware of all the information at your gazing eyes reach, then you can just use it like a normal camera. It even lets you know what ISO that you are shooting at, and the distance (macro etc). Getting to used to the lock and slide action only took a few shots and then was abused by myself in exploiting the artificial light capture on different scenes.
The adjustments take a little practice to get good results but for professional camera peeps that know how to rock the D-SLR functions this should be a breeze, for me it was a case of using the sliders, saying oh..thats cool!, and then saving the picture. The app gives you the ability to adjust the last picture that you have taken, and then if you like the settings of adjustment that you have come up with you can save it.
The ability to be able to set your white balance then lock it to take a shot of another scene is magical, and the slider controlled adjustments can recreate most filters available on the app store at present, sans ticket tape label and funny glasses of course.
The app designed by Ben Syverson took two years for him to develop and refine it back to the minimal app it is. It is apparently based on the Hexar, which is a great camera I am told, that was simple and easy to use but still created beautiful photography.
There is also a web-based tool at Mattebox.net that allows you to mimic the adjustment found on the iPhone app. I like it all. I recommend it, but don’t for a minute be expecting speech caption bubbles, 1970s toy camera filter or clipart rabbit ears.
Perhaps this is a little attempt to call tablet computing out. I love my iPad 2 but when typing away post one of my
completely awesome posts well though out social commentary’s, I can’t help but think I would prefer a laptop key board instead of the on screen one. Never though i would say that.
So I splashed out, put an offer of $21 on ebay and ended up with this blue tooth keyboard come case, that I am sure rips off logitech in several patents.
It acts as a case, and seemingly fit as the smart cover I bought originally although very smart is starting to look a little bit tatty. Some would say it is from being used as a telescope midway though vegemite toast time, others would say that it is just well loved.
The keyboard/case is matt finish Aluminium, and looks exactly the same finish almost as the iPad
It seems pretty robust, but would be open to scratching just like any metal surface. Some little rubber feet would probably be my only recommendation, but you could buy a set of kicks from Blue Lounge
The angle of the iPad whilst in the support is quite comfortable and connecting the keyboard via bluetooth to the iPad is very easy. As simple as typing a code and hitting enter, then off you go.
Whilst all the navigation is still touch screen, the keyboard has a home button for exiting apps and whilst using it the onscreen keyboard is disabled to that gives you that inch or two more screen size
The actual key board is quite good to use and the manufacturers have steered away from that horrible rubber only keyboard (like the roll up ones) to use a good functioning keyboard.
The key with the square is the substitute home key acting for the home button or five finger pinch gesture. Several other keys act as short cuts, like f5 for example switches to the photo slide show app.
Overall whilst I still do covet a Macbook Air, this will definitely suffice until the day when that happens.
I still do love the iPad and its minimal touchy goodness. Flipboard is hard to pass up, and you don’t need a blue tooth key board for that but when blogging, writing elongated emails, or doing some *real work* at home, this $21 investment has paid off.
It is powered by a L-ion battery, and come with a USB charging cable, when the battery starts to run down, a warning light comes on, it has an on – off switch, but also powers down if not in use after a short but reasonable amount of time.
Great buy for the price. and nice case and band-aid solution in place of a laptop.
I just can’t believe technology like this is just so affordable now.
yeah that’s right, you never hear that any more, do you, such a shame. Who didn’t love a mix tape.
even Cds were a push. And they were only a push if you rocked cover art.
maybe I am a little late on the uptake but the kind folk over at Air Cassette have been kind enough to give us iPhoneophiles a little bit of our childhood back.
totally rock any cassette
well almost any cassette not the one that you got back from you ex in the schism of ’88 and had to tear the label off because it had that bitch’s name all over it and to be honest it was probably the worst mix tape you have ever made anyone, and staying up late that thursday to do it really bummed out the next day which was Saturday anyhow
yeah, totally rock any cassette from you teen/youth years. It doesn’t even have that time your cousin yelled out in the recording when you had a blanket over yours and his boom boxes dubbing Poison’s “open up and say ahh” LP.
The only let down that I can see is that you can’t draw your favourite love scene or metal patriot on the outside, and include “like love hearts and kisses and hugs and stuff”.
This app is way up there. It just does everything to compliment the irony that no one really needs a smart phone, as we are all smart phones in person with each other, and in doing so becomes the perfect app for iPhone
and whatever other platforms that it comes on which I choose not to recognise the existence of.
there is just so many to choose from, and even though I had my favourite brand (TDK gold) which I still fully believe that I believed sounded better
this was probably more reliant on the type of blanket used to cover the dubbing tape players
Purchased this the other day as I sat in my office my iPhone playing music on loud speaker as the owner of any smart phone would know, just doesn’t cut it.
So I decided to start browsing eBay for some sort of cost effective, well designed, micro speaker or dock.
This one jumped out of the page at me. I can’t give specific URL to find the product as it probably breaches a whole bunch of Apple copyrights, but if you are desperate and cannot find it let me know and I will give you the store details.
The packaging was right up there with Apple packaging in terms of good looks and cool science lab design. Very akin to the box I purchased my 6th gen Nano in.
and the back gave great tips to remember to back up data to your local or home computer lulz.
The product consisted of the actual tiny little speaker module, and the dual function speaker cable and usb charger cable.
The speaker has a small round black on off button on the bottom and the mini USB connector hole that serves as a connection point for the dual function cord supplied with the speaker
There isn’t a need for the unit to be plugged into power, as it is driven by a lithium ion battery, and the little apple glows white when the speaker is switched on.
and to plug your phone or whatever in? well a 3.5mm jack. Not digital signal I know but come on it is for an office not for a THX home cinema.
and with an iPod Nano 6th Gen in the form of a lunatik watch, doesn’t it make the most adorable little office stereo?
let me know if you want eBay store details!!
I just didn’t believe it at the time. I don’t know why. Some thing about a balding ‘caesar type’ character aka. Ron Moss telling me, that’s right telling me that I would be using only a card to pay for things electronically.
Then on top of that telling me that I would be possibly getting to work on a jet pack and that we would do all work once at work on ‘personal computers’. Pffffft. What ever Ron Moss. If that is your real name. I suppose you are also going to tell me that there is no prototype hover board and that michael j fox was held up by strings. Yep. What ever.
Now I typing this on a tablet pc with more intuitive thought than most of the life guards at Sydney Olympic park and better design (totally arguable and just for emotional value and not my honest opinion) than Raymond Kappe and Frank Lloyd Wright put together actually no, I went too far. ‘Fallingwater’ cannot be beaten.
iPad is amazing. We have just purchased the iPad 2 after selling our quad core intel pentium core 2 q6600.
I am very happy with this choice.
With it went a 22″ screen. Why did we need a 22″ screen in the first place? Who knows? Prob just cause the man said and 22″ is better than 10″ right?
Now we have no wires. Not even from our modem router to the media centre (still AMD) now with six terabytes because it became surrogate for the drives donation from the HP but still ver much needed.
God help the world when apple catch up and invent a useable wireless NAS that is as easy to plug and play as me syncing photos between iPad and iPhone in 3 taps.
This simplicity is what the world needs. I don’t care that I am locked in, restricted to millions of apple only apps. Nor do I care that I can’t get turn by turn for free hacked. Nor do i care that I have to use iTunes as the host for iPhone and iPad. What I care about is when I want to use my iPhone as a phone it is just and only that. When it is a camera it is just and only that. But when you reach inside it’s magic hat of tricks the rabbit your pull out is not white. It is every colour you want and more.
I just saying iPad 2 is probably even better than I thought it would be. More functional than a pc on a non intricate level. My whole family can use it. Even the smallest 17months old. And I know for a fact her Nanny will be able to use it.
This really did turn into a rant. Wow sorry.
What I am trying to say is the rare occasion I do carry cash and the rare time at work where I do use a wire connected device to access the internet and the rare rare times I do use a skate board with wheels makes me think. Ron Moss I am so sorry. Your were just so right. About everything. We even have GPS. And it is inside our phones which are wireless. Crazy. Absolutely crazy. I just rang our children’s grandparents with a video phone last night on in electronic device not as big as a warehouse and it was with video feed and only slightly bigger than a piece of paper.
I am sorry for all the times I said “yeah right, sure Ron Moss sure well have reversing cameras in our cars”.
Technology is amazing. People should take a little more time to understand it. I think that is what is holding it back. The haters if you will. Just embrace it. I know all you “67.5ers” love those forward emails. And that’s all twitter is smaller faster versions of forward email, a current affair, a good mews channel, and the police scanner.
I have just ranted and raved and done all sorts of poor analogies and 3rd person speaking and I haven’t even mention technology’s beautiful design. That would of course be a post on it’s own.