Category: Utilities

Path iPad App

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:00 — 94.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFor an app that relies on mobile devices, Path finally has come out with Path for iPad. Path is a social network that lets you share books, music, pictures and more from your mobile device. The app relies on it’s orientation. If you are in portrait mode you can communicate. If you are in landscape mode you get a photo gallery and can’t do much more than watch the pretty pictures. A little frustrating for someone that has iPad in a case...

Magic Piano for iPad

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:14 — ) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt’s not going to teach you how to play piano but it might teach you about timing and coordinating the fingers. The app is called Magic Piano by smule. It’s similar to any Rock game app where you have to press the button at the right time in the right spot. Each dot will indicate a musical note. Songs like “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and the theme to Mario Brothers are free songs you can play. If you are off the mark...

iENG Journalist Recording iPad App

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:19 — ) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you are a journalist taking video, sometimes you need to shoot and go. Maybe you have to take some stock footage and have it uploaded by 2pm to make the mixdown and 5pm news. That is where iENG comes in. iENG is an app that lets you take photos and video, then upload to a source. You can set up an FTP site, send to an email or upload to YouTube. You can capture in 4:3 or 16:9 mode. You have...

Podcaster Sound FX Board – iPad Mini

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:48 — 91.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you are a podcaster that wants to add a little flavor to your show, the Podcaster Sound FX Board might be for you. This is an iPad soundboard app that has 50 sounds you have at your fingertips to bring a little more to a podcast. Sounds like Cowbells, alarms, trains, gunshots and more fill the board to give you effects to work with. If you don’t have a live studio audience, the soundboard will give you laughing and clapping to...

GolfSense – iPhone 5 Release Info

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:01 — 137.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI was at TechCrunch Disrupt this week learning about new startups and their products. One of the companies I learned about was GolfSense – a  company that helps you work on your golf swing. Golfsense needs a piece of hardware that you place on your golf glove. The dongle connects via Bluetooth and monitors your swing. Once connected, you set your stance and swing the golf club. The dongle will send back data and report your swing. You can record the data...

Hex3 jaja Pressurized iPad Stylus, App Tag Laser Tag Gun

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:13 — 94.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile at TechCrunch Disrupt this week, I talked with Hex3, a company that is developing jaja – a pressure sensitive stylus for iPad. This is a stylus that doesn’t run on Bluetooth – it uses high frequency sound to tell the iPad how to interpret the pen strokes. This allows you to use the pen in areas that bluetooth and wifi are not available, like on a plane. We also talk about App Tag, the augmented reality laser tag gun. It’s not...

Glaze Turns Photos on iPad into Paintings

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:14 — 91.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSInstagram is an app that lets you turn photos into older photos – as if they were taken by a Poloroid, an old 110 camera, or another style. Therefore, Glaze allows you to take photos and turn them into paintings. Glaze (by 11ers) is easy to use. Simply load in a photo, then choose from the many art options. Want more of an oil-based look? a Watercolor? Maybe something very art-decco? Choose it from the options below. You can also go into settings...

In Plain Sight Encrypts Photos on iPad with Locking Key

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:34 — 84.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSYou have your iPad protected with a pass code. You save certain documents to encrypted folders. What about pictures? How can you encrypt them, so when a service like Google+ syncs the pictures, they get nothing but a jumbled mess. Check out In Plain Sight – an app that will turn a picture into a jumbled mess. If you know the 3 digit code, you can unscramble the picture. Otherwise, it just looks like static. How to encrypt: Load an image into...

Google+ Finally Comes to iPad!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:20 — 81.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSToday, I talk about the Google+ (Google Plus) iPad app. After a year, and suffering through a lackluster iPhone version, Google has finally come out with an app that is pretty darn sweet. The best part is I don’t have to cock my head to the side every time I want to read a post. The Google+ iPad app actually does something that other apps don’t: When you are in portrait mode, you swipe up and down to move through the posts....

Chrome Browser for iPad – Power 2U USB Charger

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:01 — 88.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI have played with all the browsers for iPad. The problem is, they start out being great, then I forget them because the default is Safari. While the problem hasn’t changed, I am compelled to come back to this one, simply because I know it. It’s the Google Chrome app for iOS. If you have used Chrome, then you have used this browser. It is a simple browser for your surfing needs. It looks and feels like Chrome desktop. You cannot ask...