Michael Koerbel has just proved that iMovie for the iPhone 4 isn’t just another media app. His multi-shot, multi-scene movie, “Apple of my eye” is proof that both new technologies are powerful tools. Mr. Koerbel hasn’t revealed all the technology used in the making of the film, but suffice it to say that strapped to ingenious panning machines, impressive videos can be shot.
Thank you Apple.
Apple Inc. , iMovie – $4.99
God bless Amazon and God bless books. Having conquered one-click home shopping and set the stage for quality eBook readers, Amazon have augmented Kindle for iOS with audio and video features despite Apple’s attacks. AppleInsider note that many old titles such as “Les Miserables” have received loving digital audio/video shots in the arm. Augmented titles can be licensed starting at 9.99$ and are ‘yours’ to keep an eye on and never lend, loan, or show anyone else, ever.
You can get started at Amazon’s audio/video book selection.
Right, so open polls are preying grounds for groundless murmuring; nevertheless, insight can be found in their deep darks. MobileCrunch have a good one: Does your iPhone 4 have issues? MobileCrunch cover many platforms including WinMo, Android, Symbian, etc., so it isn’t a stretch to assume that enterprising Apple-haters took advantage of the poll, but whatever the case, the iPhone 4 looks like it’s got a lot of issues to overcome. At least Facetime is 100% satisfaction guaranteed
Despite Gawker Media heritage, BusinessInsider has never let me down. They spotted a cute Craigslist job opportunity for nubile women in New York. In return for cheering up desperate East Coasters, applicable ladies will be given a free iPhone 4 to use in their ‘free time’. Perhaps Apple’s free Facetime call centre has ulterior motives.
Some people are calling Facetime the most magical feature of the iPhone 4 and iOS 4 and it may be. Apple are certainly taken with it, having gone so far as opening it as a video chat standard. If you aren’t a dev though, Apple have a special number that you can try out to test the video/audio quality of Facetime.
Here it is: 1-888-FACETIME (322-3846)
There’s nothing ridiculous about iClothing’s iTee or iDress. I mean, this is the iPad we are talking about, a magical item whose name has rightly been tarnished by feminine hygiene jokes. The Aussies are stuffing the iPad down under, so why not stuff the big ol’ iPod touch in an almost-cute one piece, or an almost-cool tee-shirt?
You can get your very own iPad-tailored tee-shirt for 44.95$, but be advised that only S and XS sizes are available. The iDress? It’s sold out, but can be revived with a kinky email to iClothing with the tag: “I WANT AN iDress!”
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Back when Earsonics’ SM2 debuted, it rocked the professional earphone scene. Dry, neutral, detailed, powerful, and well-constfitructed (for a professional earphone), it sort of bagged the cat as it were. It was – and still is – one of the best professional earphones available. But Earsonics perfection-pursuing head, Franck Lopez, has looked to his laurels this year and debuted an even better earphone. The Earsonics SM3 betters the SM2 in almost every benchmark and along the way, has become a personal favourite of mine.
The sunglassed hippies at iFixYouri have destroyed an iPhone 4′s Gorilla Glass. Their manly video may not smack of directing acumen (or heightened fashion awareness), but make no mistake, iFixYouri’s video proves a valid point: the iPhone 4 shouldn’t be dropped.
Apple’s newest wonder gave up its glassy ghost after stiff double-teaming from: hot tarmac! and four drops! from the insane height of a full-grown, fully bearded man’s beer gut.
My iPod shuffle has 512MB flash memory, my iBook had 256MB total and my calculator much much less. The iPhone 4′s got a lot going for it on the DIY front including an easier to remove battery and modular components throughout. Visit ifixit’s iPhone 4 teardown for more gut ‘n goodness.
EasySource (Hong Kong) have some interesting English press releases, but they also have a pretty rad outlook on English educational apps. Traditionally, getting Little You to speak English instead of your native language costs thousands of pesos and robs your house of a screaming brat for hours at a time. If EasySource are to be trusted (and who wouldn’t trust a company called EasySource?), ESL education can be had for as little as 3.99$. Learning To Speak English (yep, each word cap’ed) uses traditional flashcards to coax a little of the Queen’s language from your child.
English teachers: TMA’ll keep it under wraps for your job security.
EasySource, Learning To Speak English: In The Garden, 3.99$