Posted by Simon at 2:38 PM
FoodScanner is a $2.99 iPhone app that scans barcodes from the food you eat to automatically keep track of the calories you consume.
It's a big pain in the butt to keep entering the number of calories and other nutritional information one by one, FoodScanner definitely helps makes it easier and faster.
Posted by Simon at 11:48 AM
A new South Park game is available at the iTunes App store for the
iPod Touch and iPhone.
The game is called "Mega Millionaire" and is about a Japanese game show where Kyle, Stan, Kenny and Cartman have to rollerskate through stages to win 10,000 yen (not a lot of money).
"Mega Millionaire" features 24 stages designed in South Park fashion
and allows for multiplayer challenges via pass-and-play. It's
available now for $4.99.
Posted by Simon at 1:43 PM
The Sony Ericsson MH907 headphones are motion activated. So if you're listening to music and take them out of your ear, your music is paused. If you get an incoming call on your Sony Ericsson phone, just unplug one side to answer. Too bad it only works with Sony Ericsson phones. I don't know anyone who has a Sony Ericsson phone, but it's not bad for $55. [Sony Ericsson]
Posted by Simon at 2:12 PM
Steve Nash did another ad for Vitamin water, this time in Shamwow fashion. It also features 50 cent ($O PAID!).
(Nash would make a good Wolverine)
Posted by Simon at 12:39 AM
Buzz Lightyear went into space with the astronauts on their latest space mission to encourage students to study science and technology more. He came back in good shape. [Gizmodo]
Posted by Simon at 10:42 PM
Released as part of Guinness's 250th Anniversary, the Guinness Pub Finder uses GPS on the iPhone to locate the nearest pub that serves Guinness. Here are the full list of features:
o. Locate a Pint - uses GPS to locate the consumer and the pubs serving Guinness nearest to their current location. It then provides name, address and telephone number of the pub chosen, access to directions, and an email setup to invite friends to join.
o. Know Your Pint - provides a tutorial on the 6 Steps to Creating the Perfect Pint, and also includes a ruler that can be used to measure your pint's head.
o. Fun Extras - includes animated screensavers, a countdown clock to the "Arthur's Day" celebrations and a live feed of the latest news regarding the Guinness 250th Anniversary celebration
o. Responsible Drinking - Provides consumers with the DRINKiQ resource which shares important facts about alcohol to aid responsible choices.
The Guinness Pub Finder sells for $1.99 in the iTunes App store. [TUAW]
Posted by Simon at 2:25 PM
Although it's old footage, it's still hilarious. Former Wide Receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals turned NFL announcer Cris Collinsworth spoke about his nightlife where he liked girls "between 14 and 18" who were not too smart.
Collinsworth has apologized for his comments...from 30 years ago.
Posted by Simon at 3:25 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Maker's Mark Distillery has filed a federal lawsuit accusing some competitors of a trademark infringement by allegedly copying the Kentucky bourbon maker's famous red wax seal.
The suit filed this week in Louisville names the maker of the high-end tequila Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia as a defendant, along with Diageo North America Inc., which distributes the tequila in the United States.
Maker's Mark claims the red wax coating on the tequila has spurred purchases by some people who mistakenly think the product is connected with Maker's Mark.
Attorneys for the defendants declined comment Friday, saying they haven't thoroughly reviewed the suit.
Posted by Simon at 11:29 AM
The newest iPod Nano has a built in video camera. So does the iPhone, but the cool thing about the iPod Nano camera is the effects functions it has. Here are some of the demos from Gizmodo.
Posted by Simon at 2:24 PM
iPhone firmware version 3.1 is now available for download on iTunes.
It'll have Genius recommendations for iTunes, Genius mixes, ability to download ringtones wirelessly, and will allow users to organize apps through iTunes.
Here are the rest of the features:
- Improved syncing for music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and photos1
- iTunes U content organization1
- Redeem iTunes Gift Cards, codes, and certificates in the App Store
- Display available iTunes account credits in the App Store and iTunes Store
- Save video from Mail and MMS into Camera Roll
- Option to "Save as new clip" when trimming a video on iPhone 3GS
- Better iPhone 3G Wi-Fi performance when Bluetooth is turned on
- Remotely lock iPhone with a passcode via MobileMe
- Use Voice Control on iPhone 3GS with Bluetooth headsets
- Paste phone numbers into the keypad
- Option to use Home button to turn on accessibility features on iPhone 3GS
- Warn when visiting fraudulent websites in Safari (anti-phishing)
- Improved Exchange calendar syncing and invitation handling
- Fixes issue that cause some app icons to display incorrectly
Posted by Simon at 1:55 PM
The new iPod Touch will run Open GL ES 2.0, the same as the iPhone 3GS. It'll be twice as fast, with a catch. The 8GB one that will now sell for $199 will be running the same old processor. The new 32 and 64 GB Touches will be running Open GL ES 2.0. So the 8 GB model stays the same with a price drop, other get an upgrade.
The iPod Classic will receive an upgrade. The $250 125 GB iPod Classic will now be upgraded to 160 GB for the same price.
The list of headphones available for the Shuffle will be updated to include Dr. Dre's Beats headphones (for anyone not broke after buying a new iPod, obviously).
The iPod Shuffle will come in some new colors and will receive a price drop, 2 GB for $59, 4 GB for $79. A special edition 4 GB model with polished steel will also be available for $99.
New iPod Nano will be priced at $149 for 8 GB and $179 for 16 GB. They'll have cameras for recording video. From what it looks like, it won't take pictures, which is weird. Here's details on the video recording:
- H.264 VGA video, 640 x 480 pixels, up to 30 frames per second with AAC audio
- 15 real-time special effects: Sepia, Black and White, X-Ray, Film Grain, Thermal, Security Cam, Cyborg, Bulge, Kaleido, Motion Blur, Mirror, Light Tunnel, Dent, Stretch, and Twirl
Two added features are the voice recorder and a pedometer with Nike + built in. The new iPod Nano's will be available today. It will also have genius mix enabled and FM radio. [Gizmodo]
Posted by Simon at 1:21 PM
The new iTunes update will allow iPhone and iPod touch users to arrange their apps before they sync to their device.
You'll also be able to share content links through facebook and twitter.
New content will be available for music and videos purchased through the iTunes store. Liner notes, booklets, interactive dvd-type features will come along with purchases.
There is also a share from home feature that allows you to drag a song from another user's library into your library.
You won't see it in the software update right away, but you can download iTunes 9 here. [Gizmodo]
Posted by Simon at 1:39 PM
It's a little early for Halloween, but here's a way to include your iPhone into your costume. All you need is a box to cover your head, some tape, your iPhone and the Mouthoff app from the iTunes app store. You can then glam it up however you like.
Posted by Simon at 1:30 AM
The "I am T-Pain" app created by smule (same people who made ocarina) for the iPhone gives your voice the auto-tune "enhancement."
It sells for $2.99. Looks like it works pretty well, but I'll wait til it goes on sale.
Oh and btw, D.O.A.
Posted by Simon at 12:40 AM
Solar Surge has created a solar charging case for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The gadget add-on is Apple approved and will sell for $70. It comes in a variety of colors. The iPod Touch version will be out later this month and the iPhone one will come out in the 4th Quarter of 2009. Here's the full spec list:
* State-of-the-art solar panel allows continuous charging from the sun
* Custom designed and engineered solar panels outputs 5.5V at 100 mAh in full sun
* 2 hours of direct solar exposure provides about 30 minutes of talk time on a 3G network or 60 minutes of talk time on a 2G network
* Integrated rechargeable 1500 mAh 3.7 V lithium-ion polymer battery offers 120% capacity of iPhone 3G
* Advanced lithium-ion polymer battery cell technology prevents overcharging and provides protection from extreme temperature
* Custom engineered USB 2.0 cable provides high capacity charging and data exchange
* Powerup and sync with iTunes without removing iPhone 3G or 3G S from case with the provided USB cable
* Compatible with standard USB charging ports
* Optimized power management system provides continuous charge to iPhone 3G’s or 3G S’s internal battery
* Durable, lightweight hard-shell construction with soft-touch grip side sections
* Integrated 4 LED battery status indicator
* Built-in Apple certified 30 pin connector
* Compatibility: iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S
* Case dimensions (approx): 4 7/8" X 2 5/8" X 7/8"
* Package dimensions (approx): 7 1/4" X 5 1/8" X 1 1/2"
* Shipping weight (approx): 7oz
* Model No: NT01
Posted by Simon at 12:16 AM
News from AT&T says that MMS will be available on the iPhone 3G and 3GS beginning September 25th via a software update.
The date is September 25th, which does indeed fall a few days past the official end of summer. It was important to give our customers a positive experience from day one. We support more iPhone customers than any other carrier in the world so we took the time necessary to make sure our network is ready to handle what we expect will be a record volume of MMS traffic. We truly appreciate our customers' patience and hope they'll understand our desire to get it right from the start.
The service will be enabled with a software update on the launch date. Customers can obtain the update from iTunes, just like all other iPhone updates.
As for tethering, by its nature, this function could exponentially increase traffic on the network, and we need to ensure that some of our current upgrades are in place before we can deliver the expanded functionality with the excellent performance that customers expect. We expect to offer tethering in the future. [TUAW]
Posted by Simon at 11:11 AM
Google and Sony have reached a deal that makes Google Chrome the default browser in new Sony computers. As the Financial Times is reporting, Google is working with other PC makers to do the same.
That's how much Internet Explorer Sucks!