Friday Night Movie Night: The iPad DJ

iPodThis is probably the reason that YouTube doesn’t allow every account to upload videos over 10 minutes long. This video is from Scobleizer’s account which can go over the 10 minute limit and so this video is 17:49. A little long but there is some sweet gear in this video and of course some sweet apps. This DJ is doing most everything from two iPads. Check out the video and I also have all the apps she used listed below.


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DrumBeat – Drum Simulator

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

DrumBeat DrumBeat is a drum simulator. The simulator includes 5 drums (including a base drum) and 5 symbols. I’m no drummer so, I can’t tell you if they sound like they should, but they sound good to me! You can get DrumBeat via the BigBoss source. [Read more…]

Friday Night Movie Night: Qik for iPhone 3GS

youtubeThis is a sweet video that shows the future features of Qik for the iPhone 3GS. What’s even sweeter are the accessories they are using with the iPhone. Check out the end of the clip for that.

Hidan – Timeline Music for iPhone

Easy GuitarThis is a sweet little music video, by Paul Higham, that was made using iPhone apps. Here’s so me more details on how it was made: [Read more…]

BoomBeat – Mobile Beatbox

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

BoomBeat BoomBeat is a beat box on your iPhone or iPod Touch. I didn’t write about this application when it was initially released because frankly…it was weird. Every time you tapped on one of the eight sounds affects the box got darker…I don’t know why, it just did. Anyway, there was an update to the application and I find it much more appealing now.

Once installed, you get the option of eight different beatbox sounds. Just tap on one of the eight billet boxes to hear the sound. You can play up to two sounds at once. I did find that if you play more than one at a time, one of the boxes gets darker. Once again, I’m not really sure what the purpose is of that. Maybe is some crazy beatboxing thing that I don’t know about! :) You can control the apps volume using your iPhone or iPod Touch’s main volume control. [Read more…]

DSLR Remote – Control your Canon EOS DSLR Cameras Remotely

Available In: App Store       Price: $9.99 & $1.99  

DSLR Remote I’m not going to lie, we get quite a few Press Releases in our email. Usually, I’m not huge on publishing them unless I get one that I think is really cool. DSLR Remote is one of those Press Releases. DSLR Remote, by onOne software, is an application that allows Canon EOS DSLR cameras to be controlled remotely. The app allows the photographer to “remotely control the settings of the camera, fire the shutter, review images, and even get a live viewfinder preview.”

In order to use DSLR Remote, your camera does have to be connected to a “WiFi enabled computer” and you will need to download a free application (Mac and PC compatible) onto your computer that the DSLR Remote application interacts with. The app currently only supports Canon EOS DSLR cameras however, they are working on compatibility with Nikon DSLR cameras. [Read more…]

SlingPlayer Mobile – Watch and Control Your Home TV and DVR

Available In: App Store       Price: $29.99  

SlingPlayer Mobile As a former SlingPlayer user on my Windows Mobile Samsung i730 and i760, I was anxiously awaiting the release of the live television streaming application for the iPhone. For nearly a year now, I have been without the live feed of my Slingbox (recently upgraded to a SB Solo due to a change in cable service) on my mobile phone. There have been a few wedding receptions, baby showers, and dull meetings where I could have benefited from catching some live sports coverage on my iPhone. After months of rumors leading up to the eventual release in the App Store this past Wednesday, the moment has finally arrived. Thanks to Brooke and the folks at Sling Media, I got a chance to play with the pricey app on my iPhone. Now, let’s get this out there right away: SlingPlayer only works on WiFi. No 3G, no EDGE, only WiFi. You can read about why and why people are mad about this, but I’m going to hold SlingMedia free from blame for this, and instead, I’m only going to judge the application on its performance under these conditions. [Read more…]

PhotoList Update – Facebook Integration

Available In: App Store       Price: $1.99  

PhotoList I opened iTunes this evening and what did I see? An update to an app that I had done a review on last week. It was the PhotoList app by Raisix Inc. (click here for the review) I was interested to see what they had updated and I was hoping it wasn’t just stability issues as most updates are. But to my surprise they had added a new feature to the app…Facebook integration!! Now that is cool.

The Facebook integration allows you to do two things: Upload and Download photos to and from your personal Facebook account.

To Download
Within PhotoList, create a new folder that you want to download pics from your Facebook account. Tap on your new created folder and tap the folder icon at the bottom right of the screen. Tap “Facebook” on the “Download photo from” title and after it requests authorization, sign into your Facebook account. Once you have done this tap “Done” and start downloading from any of your Facebook photo folders. Once you have selected your photo, name it or keep the default name and give it your 1 to 5 rating (if you want), and tap “Done”. Once you are done, tap the Facebook arrow and then cancel to take you back to the PhotoList app. [Read more…]

Chimera – Add Filters and Effects to Your Photos

Available In: App Store       Price: $2.99  

Chimera Chimera is a photo application that allows you to add filters to either previously existing photos in your Camera Roll or take a fresh photo and apply these filters right away. In all there are about 11 different filters (12 if you count the “NONE” filter as an option). These filters include; Quantize, Airbrush, Edges, Inverse, Saturate, Cartoon, Trace, Grayscale, Sepia, Night Vision, and Predator. One nice thing about this app is that once you save an image you can change the filter and save another version of the same image. [Read more…]

PhotoList – Organize Images in Folders

Available In: App Store       Price: $1.99  

PhotoList PhotoList by Raisix Inc. has released an iPhone app that allows you to “rate your photos on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, and then sort by either rating or name when looking through photo folders.”

I really like how this app allows me to create as many folders as I want for all of my pics. Once I create a folder I can then add pics to this folder by selecting the “+” sign at the bottom left of the screen. That will bring up your Camera Roll from within the app so you don’t have to worry about closing the app to put your pics into your folder. Once you have selected your pic, you have to name it and have the option to rate it. I wish however instead of having to give a name to a photo that it would default to the actual “IMG_***” title already assigned to the photo. Minor but that way I don’t have to create a name in the case of fast filing. [Read more…]

CajonCajon – Simulated cajon (box drum) on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Available In: App Store       Price: $0.99  

CajonCajon CajonCajon by HULABREAKS is a simulated cajon (box drum) on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

A Cajon is a kind of box drum played by slapping the front face (generally thin plywood) with the hands. If you want to see one in action, check out American Idol. They have been known to use one frequently. [Read more…]

STICKi PICi – Enhance Your Photos

Available In: App Store       Price: $2.99  

STIKi PICi STIKi PICi is a fun little application that allows you to enhance your photos. It is based off the concept of the Asian photo booths known as purikuria.

Once you import a photo from your Camera Roll (or take a photo) you can then add frame, stamps, writing and conversation bubbles to the photo. There are a decent amount of frames and stamps to choose from. You can choose both a inside and border color for the writing tool as well as the size of the tool. There are a variety of conversation bubbles to choose from…you can also choose the color, size and font of the text in the chat bubble. Another great feature of the application is that you can change your photo to Black and White, Sepia or Soften it…just a nice extra touch. [Read more…]

TiltShift – Give Photos Depth of Field

Available In: App Store       Price: $1.99  

TiltShift TiltShift is an application that allows you stimulate miniatures. “This application simulates a tilt-shift lens that tricks your mind into viewing a photo as a miniature scene like a model railroad for example.” However, it can be used for much more than just simulating miniatures…it allows you to blur parts of your photo giving you the ability to create some depth of field. You do not need to be an expert in photography, or even know what any of the above means, in order to enjoy this application. Trust me, I’m not extremely knowledgeable when it comes to photography terms and what not but, I like that I am able to bring one part of my photo into focus while leaving the rest blurred. [Read more…]

iAnonymize – Hide or Blur Images in Photos

Available In: App Store       Price: $0.99  

iAnonymize iAnonymize is an app that allows you to hide or blur parts of photos that you don’t want other people to see. So if you took a picture of your car and don’t want to broadcast your license plate number or you or one of your friends are soon to be featured on America’s Most Wanted and you would like to conceal their identity…this would be your app.

There are two different types of boxes you can use. The first one is where it pixelizes the area you select and the other is where it just puts a blank box (ranging in shades of grey) over the selected area. You can adjust the level of each via the slider at the top of the screen. You choose the area by touching the screen on the photo and then moving and sizing the box much like zooming and moving in Safari and you toggle between the two box settings with the icon to the left of center at the bottom. You can also zoom and move around the photo by toughing the icon at the bottom in the center. When you save the photo it saves a new file to your camera roll and preserves you original file. [Read more…]

Shutterfly for iPhone

Available In: App Store       Price: Free  

Shutterfly for iPhone Within the last few day, Shutterfly has released a new iPhone app titled Shutterfly for iPhone. For those of you who are not familiar with Shutterfly, it is a photo website that allows you to store, share and print photos but, what they are probably more known for, is the ability to create a ton of products like photo books, cards, announcements, poster, calendar…etc. I have not used the website a ton (though, I know A LOT of people who do) but, I am in the process of making my first photo book!! So, I was interested in what there iPhone app would allow me to do!

Honestly, it is a very simple application that basically allows you to easily view the albums you have on and the ability to easily upload images from your iPhone to Shutterfly. The app doesn’t have a ton of functionality but, what it does…it does well. [Read more…]