When you’re done playing around with the iPhone’s many great games, consider goofing around with some of these quirky and often silly conversation-starting apps. Whether you’re using the iPhone to modify your voice or photos, or to simply trigger visual or audio gags, these options will keep you and your friends entertained.
In a world studded with Photoshop-style image editors and Painter-like natural-media tools, it’s really tough to find a new kind of artistic software that brings something truly unique and innovative to the table. But the little-known Studio Artist 4 totally pulls it off, delivering a one-of-a-kind creative application that can craft visuals like nothing else—if you’re prepared to spend some time mastering its intricacies.
Anyone that has traveled this past year knows what a drag it can be. Between having to struggle with fed-up inflight staff, TSA pat-down searches, increasingly expensive fares and the threat of terrorist attacks, it’s a wonder why anyone bothers trying to get airborne at all. Thankfully, the folks from OTG Management--an airport catering company that works behind the scenes in terminals across the country--have implemented a few changes to how they do business to make your journey into the wild blue yonder more efficient and ever-so-much more geeky. In an effort to provide the patrons of their airport lounge locations with a restaurant quality dining experience, the company has unveiled a program that will streamline the meal selection process for hundreds of hungry travelers a day, thanks in part to the ingenious use of a built-to-order iPad menu system.
If you're in Paris this week, and are underwhelmed by the centuries of culture, art and architecture muddling up the place, you could do worse than reporting to the 2010 Paris motor show. If you choose to do so, you'll have a chance to take a gander at some of the most advanced transportation technology in the world. If you're an Apple fan (and if you're not, we have to wonder why you're visiting our site: glutton for punishment, perhaps?) you'll want to pay particular attention to some of the wheels brought to the show by BMW and Mercedes. Both companies have opted to use the show to show off prototype scooters that utilize an iPhone not only as a key but also as the only user-interface element outside of the handlebars.
Google has partnered with the indie rock band Arcade Fire to release a new HTML5-based music video website. The site is based around the song by Arcade Fire called "We Used to Wait." The mesmerizing video entitled "The Wilderness Downtown" is directed by Chris Milk and features Google Map integration.
There's quite a bit of speculation that Apple will be unveiling a redesigned version of Apple TV, dubbed iTV, at their upcoming Annual Music Event this Wednesday. The rumor mill, as always, has gone into overdrive on this particular technology, since it's the unloved child of Jobs & Co., reduced to just a "hobby." But who doesn't want to see Apple push that old non-dynamic TV you've got into awesome new directions? Which brings up a good question: if iTV gets an iOS overhaul, what about its remote?
It's almost an article of faith among the in-the-know crowd that the
iPhone OS 4.0 will bring third party multitasking to the iPhone and
iPad. Steve-o claims it's just too much of a drain on the battery, while
other handset makers let their customers be big kids and make up their
own minds about power management.
Well, perhaps the competition
from Google phones might be enough to force the issue, and if it
doesn't, here's someone who's cracked the multitasking nut beautifully.
Don't worry, don't worry, you'll still be able to shut the sound off.
We're just not sure how you'll do it and how quickly you'll be able to
But but but, you say, I've spent hours poring over every physical
detail of the iPad from the photos and there's a little button right
above the volume controls, just like the iPhone. What does that do?
Unwiredview.com added more
fuel to the Apple tablet rumor mill today with their report that Apple has
filed a patent application for improved digital ink recognition
techniques. The patent covers
techniques for improving the recognition and interpretation of digital ink phrases.