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November 21, 2008

Flixwagon gets an update to its live video broadcasting for the iPhone

Filed under: app review,iphone — perivision @ 6:05 pm
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I got an email from Flixwagon with some improvements and I have to say, I’m impressed.  Here is a brief list of changes from the email..

We’ve recently announced our integration with Nokia’s free media sharing service Share on Ovi, so now you can instantly upload your flixwagon videos to Ovi. More information here.

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November 16, 2008

Three user friendly solutions for accessing your iPhone like a USB drive

Filed under: app review,iphone — perivision @ 2:11 am
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Since we carry our iPhones (and sometimes iPods) with us no matter where we go, why not carry a few documents as well?  I choose three application that are useful for using your iPhone as a remote storage device.   If there is one I missed that offers unique functionality, please let me know.

I think most of us are familiar with USB drives to move files around. Well, with iPhones having 8, 16 and 32 gigs of memory, there is plenty of space to put documents, like spreadsheets and powerpoint , images, music and so on on the phone such that we can have access to it at all times. If you are in sales, how cool would it be to have a collection of presentation documents available at anytime?

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Files lite

November 11, 2008

Review of iPhone movie apps and tips for getting the most when your shooting.

Filed under: app review,iphone,tips — perivision @ 8:54 pm
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For those of you without jailbroken phones, just keeping moving along.. nothing to see here.. Ok, for the rest of you, there are 4 programs out there for taking video and for me, one that I cannot seem to get to work.

Cycoder: This is a pretty good app with a very simple UI. Start and stop. That’s it. The video is compiled on the fly and saved as a .mov file. If you used cycoder when it first came out, it did not have sound. Well, we have sound now.

I took the movie below using Cycoder, and given how much action there is in the scene, its not that bad.  Lets keep in mind this is a phone not spec’ed for taking movies after all. )

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November 3, 2008

3 iPhone tools you should have for the election

Filed under: app review,iphone — perivision @ 3:32 pm
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Well, one day to go.  Tomorrow will be nuts with crowds and I will bet all kinda of odd things going on.  What is different this year is social media and the tools, especially hand held remotely connected devices, that can record and report from anywhere at anytime.

As such, there are three tools you should have on your iphone tonight.

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August 26, 2008

Apps that made it worth jailbreaking (pwn)

Filed under: iphone,jailbreak,pwn — perivision @ 11:19 pm
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There are a number of cool apps for a jailbroken phone that you cannot get via the app store, although most of them are not working on the 2.0.x phones yet…  waiting….

However, even just for these 3 apps/functions, its worth it.

1) Record video.  The quality is not that great, normally around 15 fps, but good enough to have video that is enjoyable.  Why Apple did not release this with the OS, I’m not sure, but I have a bet that they will partner up with a chosen company and put it on the app store.  Here are two reasons for this guess; First, there are levels of the OS you need to get to to record video well, second, EVERYONE will buy this app.  At 30%, Apple will make pretty good money on it.

2) SSH/Telnet/UNIX tools.  Really, if you have to ask, then you do not need this.

3) Changing of default sounds and graphics.  Although you can COMPLETELY change the look and feel of the iphone, the big value for me is changing the alarm sounds.  FULLY!  That weak sound is useless for a sleeper like me.  I need something with some punch! I use ‘FinalFantasy_Vicotry’! Wakes me up every time. 🙂

There is an app out there for live video broadcasting, Flixwagon, its fun but I do not have a use for it yet. Qik looks good too.

Now if you are into playing with redesigning the look and feel of your iphone, check out this site.  Here are a few samples.