If you drive long distances frequently, you may already have a list of items that you can’t live without – your phone charger, your favorite travel mug and your coffee shop gift card can make life on the road a little easier. But if you’re not using smartphone apps on your travels, you may be missing out on some of the best travel tools available today. Following are a few of them. [Read more…]
Various mobile devices are the perfect vehicle for social media apps. You can put your social media app of choice on your mobile phone or tablet and coupled with a mobile broadband plan you can already make updates wherever you are. It may be an easy way to use social media sites like Twitter but there are still many users who prefer to access Twitter using their mobile browsers. If you are one of those people who prefer the latter then you should consider using InstaBG. [Read more…]
Apple’s iDevices are so versatile that you can make the appropriate apps to make it perform a gazillion different functions. One of the more popular uses for iPhones and iPads is by turning it into a universal remote control But there is one big drawback to this – Apple’s devices do not have infrared sensors, which is the only way a remote can communicate with a majority of devices or AV equipment. [Read more…]
Anyone who has heard of Banksy and has seen his art will agree that there indeed should be an app for finding Banksy’s work. This talented individual is just as elusive as he is talented. To date, I don’t think a single soul knows who Banksy really is. While that statement is probably untrue, for all intents and purposes, practically everyone has no clue as to Banksy’s identity. We do know he is a British graffiti artist and a political activist. That’s about it.
The good news is that we do not have to find his identity out in order to enjoy his art. Banksy’s works are scattered in different places, and if you really want to take a look at all his work, you might have to do a fair bit of research. If you’re really into Banksy, then that shouldn’t pose a problem. Then again, if you are pressed for time and would like to do it via the easier way, here’s the app for you: Banksy-Locations.
Banksy-Locations is an iPhone app that will ensure that you are up-to-date on where you can find Banksy’s art. Of course, one can always argue that you can simply do a search on Bansky online, and the chances are that you’ll find a complete list of where to find his art. You can even buy his book and have your own mini Banksy gallery. Then again, why not use the app if it’s there? It makes things easier for you!
Banksy-Locations is perfect for when you feel like taking a walk and seeing the real world instead of relying on pictures online and in books. The app will let you know the exact location of Banksy’s works and give you directions how to get there. More than that, though, you can also get tidbits about Banksy. Not who he is. No, not that. You do get to hear (or read, rather) about what’s going on in Banksy’s world. You never know, if he ever does decide to reveal himself, those who have Banksy-Locations might get wind of it first!
The app is available for $1.99. Even if you’re not a Banksy fan (yet), why not consider getting this app for your iPhone? You’ll thank me later once you see Banksy’s art.
Onkyo is a company that has built a well respected brand based on high quality, high fidelity audio equipment. It’s considered as one of the top brands to consider if you’re looking to build an audio setup. Onkyo has introduced some innovations in the audio equipment a number of times but their newest innovation comes left of center – a new remote. [Read more…]
Fancy yourself a DJ? You don’t have to be a world renowned DJ to be able to play with music and create your own mixes. Even better, with all the gadgets that you can get your hands on these days, you can play at being a DJ whenever you want to. Before you know it, you might even become famous.
If you already have an iPad, an iPhone, or an iPod Touch, here is a nifty little gadget that you would love to get your hands on – the iDJ Live from Numark. The iDJ Live is an iOS DJ controller that will delight people in all the DJ-ing stages. I mean the DJ wannabe who does not know a thing about DJ-ing, the newbie DJ, the amateur DJ who plays music at his friends’ parties, and even the pro DJ.
How does the Numark iDJ Live work? You simply hook it up to you Apple device, and then spin however, whatever you want! One really important thing, though, is the software. The iDJ Live was designed to work with existing software from Algoriddim, Djay for iPad.
The app is a little pricey at $19.99 (if you compare it to the $0.99/$5.00 apps), but this software is one mean DJ-ing tool. Not only has the app satisfied users because of its function, but it has also received the Apple Design Award.
If you don’t particularly like Djay or you don’t want to buy it, you can also use other similar software – as long as it’s Core MIDI-enabled – with the iDJ Live. Key features of the iDJ Live:
- Scratch wheels are large enough to make the experience more natural
- There is a crossfader that allows mixing between songs
- The package includes a headphone/speaker split cable that allows for separating cue and play performance audio
- Bass and treble controls
- You also get an iPad stand
For sure, the $100 that you will have to shell out for the iDJ Live will be paid back in full – even double – once you enjoy spinning for your friends. Find out more about the iDJ Live from the official web site.
I think every person on earth, at this point, has heard of the iPad and the amazing things it can do. Its versatility is just amazing that’s why a lot of people from different walks of life and professions have found uses for it. Even those with different interests are being catered to by various iPad apps that relate to their interests. [Read more…]
Apple’s devices are so versatile that manufacturers keep thinking of various things to attach to it. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone actually thinks up of a way to attach a coffee machine to an iPad or iPhone. Before that glorious day arrives though we can just ogle right now over an oscilloscope that attaches to your Apple device. [Read more…]
Okay, this is not exactly a gagdet, but we do use apps for gadgets, don’t we? And of all your gadgets, which one is the closest to your heart? I realize that probably isn’t a fair question, as I ought to know that gadget lovers may have a hard time picking a single gadget out of the menagerie of devices that they own. Then again, if you were to pick a few, your iPhone is probably going to be shortlisted. So here is a special app for your iPhone in keeping with the Easter holidays: the Talking Augmented Easter Egg.
Easter has long been associated with eggs decorated in all sorts of ways. Here’s something you may not know about Easter eggs – their origins are pagan, and they were used to symbolize rebirth. They were decorated in bright colors to celebrate new life. When Christianity became widespread, the eggs were used in relation to the resurrection of Christ. Today, Easter is still considered a Christian holiday, and a lot of people still hold to the use of eggs for celebrations.
If you are looking for a different way to conduct your Easter Egg Hunt this year, this Talking Augmented Easter Egg will do the trick as well. All you need is your iPhone, iPod Touch (3rd and 4th gen), or your iPad. You still need an egg for the app to work, but you do not have to hard boil it and paint it yourself.
This is how the app works. First, you have to get a real egg from your fridge – or wherever you put your eggs. Point your device’s camera at the egg, and voila, you’ll have a digital egg that comes alive! I am not pulling your leg – the app will allow you to decorate the egg in the most psychedelic designs that you want; you can also spin and rotate the egg around however way you wish, without worrying about it breaking (although you can do that, too). Once you get your egg to its perfect state, you can even share it on Facebook. Oh, and yes, the egg talks to you. Wait till you get it to talk – the voice will crack you up for sure. (No pun intended.)
There is more to this egg than meets the eye, really. It is an app for kids and those who have kiddie spells every now and then. With this free app, your gadget can come alive in time for the Easter holidays. Get it from the App Store.