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September 30, 2009

Bionic Eye: Another AR app for the iphone

Filed under: app review,iphone — perivision @ 6:24 pm
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I just posted a few hours ago that we are going to see a rush of new augmented reality apps soon, and then I get an email for a new app that does the basics you would expect, and it looks pretty nice. This one will work on 3GS phones, but without the fancy AR bits of course.   Its a buck in the Apple store.

Here are some details about how the application works:

– Vertical position: 360-degree view of all POI nearby your location, updated in real time as you walk in the streets.

– Horizontal position: List of all nearest POI. When a POI is selected, a blue arrow (compass) is displayed to show the direction and the distance to that POI.

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September 29, 2009

Video on the Palm Pre! Root = jailbreak

Filed under: app review,other smart phones — perivision @ 1:24 pm
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It always seem to be the way with smart phones isnt it? Just read in Gizmodo of a hack that will give you 320×480 resolution video at 30fps. Sweeet. And have a look at the video below. Nice. So what does this mean? Well, depending on the GPS abilities of the Pre we could (perhaps) see a few AR apps.

You need to root (jailbreak) your Palm Pre for this.

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September 21, 2009

Sync the iPhone to MS OneNote with MobileNoter

Filed under: app review,iphone — perivision @ 4:47 pm
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mobilebnote menuI’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..

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August 12, 2009

Into Scrabble? Got iPhone? Well check this app.

Filed under: app review — perivision @ 10:54 pm
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scrabble_wwfI like Scrabble even though I’m not very good at it.  However, I have a few friends that are just NUTS for the game.  So when this press release came in my email today I thought I would share it out. :) Oh, and wonder why they cannot call it ‘Scrabble”  Trademarked my friend!

“From Newtoy, creators of the smash hit Chess With Friends, comes the next handheld gaming sensation: Words With Friends! Featuring the phenomenal ‘turn-based’ multiplayer gameplay that made Chess With Friends so popular, Words With Friends is the ultimate crossword game for your iPhone or iPod Touch.”

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July 18, 2009

How to tether your iphone without jailbreaking

Filed under: app review,iphone — perivision @ 1:04 am
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I just read this today on ismashiphone (link).. The posts describe the steps required to tether your iphone 3g(s) IF you are updated to the new 3.0 firmware. Since I use PDANet (paid for it too) I have not tried it personally, but I’m sure there are a few readers who love to have this capability.

I read through the post and the notes; so a few words of warning…

First off, like anything READ ALL THE STEPS!

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March 4, 2009

NPR on the iphone

Filed under: app review,iphone — perivision @ 10:35 pm
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publicradioI have been a iphone radio user since AOL radio first came out.  I tend to use the digital radio just as often as I use the iPod feature. Missing however was public radio from AOL.  Well, that has been sorted.  Now, NPR Mobile has been out for a bit, but it lacked live streaming. Recently PublicRadio came out that gives not only live streaming, but MANY

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January 20, 2009

Change of igoogle for the iphone … not happy

Filed under: app review,iphone,other smart phones — perivision @ 3:21 pm
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newigoogleARrrrggg…  I really liked the old version of igoogle for the iphone.  So today, they changed the format to a general mobile version.  Worse, I have to reselect my tabs again. Fortunately when you select ‘Add Stuff’ at the bottom of the page, my tabs from the desktop format is there, but still,  Grrr..

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SMHeart Link: Taking the iphone as a biking computer to the next level


smartfitnessI’ve written a number of posts about using the iphone as a biking, running and even golfing computer. Well, there is the next level. A full training environment!  From SmHeart link. As good as having speed and elevation change is useful for training, adding cardio and other measure, like cadence and power, would bring you to pro level training.

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Review of InfraredCamera and SP Photo – taking low light pics with the iPhone

Filed under: app review,iphone — perivision @ 3:16 pm
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I actually downloaded this awhile back but have not used it until now. Its actually pretty interesting.  I took a pic of my cat in a low light situation.

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This is pretty good. But then I thought, I have SP Photo lite on here, I wonder what I can do with it.

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5 things SimCity really needs to fix.. now

Filed under: app review,iphone — perivision @ 3:14 pm

I really like SimCity for the iphone.  I think they did a great job, esp with the UI.  I still enjoy and lose far more time then intended playing it.  However, there are a number of things that just really piss me off.  Ok, so EA, if you are reading this, take notes..  Beginning rant…. NOW

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5)  When I read a petitioner, do NOT dump me back to the map.  What if I want to read another one?  Give how many of those things that build up, its really annoying to have to keep nav’ing back threw the menus.

4) No rotation.  Man, that really bugs me that I cannot rotate the map.  I would think this would not be all that hard.

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