Thursday, July 30, 2009

Find Ghosts? There's an app for that!

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Mark and Wes at the LeCheval Vietnamese Restaurant in Walnut Creek, CA .

Sites of Interest:

Wes' iPhone Applications of the week:

  • Lunar Module 3d - unique lunar-lander style game that mixes classic arcade action with realistic environments.

  • Currency Calculator - multifunctional calculator which allows you to work with multiple currencies. All currency ratios are provided by a professional currency exchange rate provider.

  • AP Mobile - Select news from local newspapers and broadcasters and combine it with the best of the AP's videos, photo galleries, and national and international coverage. Has rare push notifications for important stories.

  • Tweetie + Boxcar - Wes likes this combination so he can use his favorite Twitter app, yet still get push notifications.

Mark's iPhone Applications of the week:

  • Star Walk and Pocket Universe - On an iPhone 3GS, these use the GPS, compass, and accelerometers to let you aim your iPhone in any direction and height, and they will show you what is in the sky at that point plus a lot more info.

  • B&N eReader - eBook reader from Barnes and Noble. Buy digital books and download them to the reader.

  • TripIt - forward your travel confirmation emails and TripIt creates a master itinerary for your trip, with detailed information about flights, hotels, rental cars and much more.

  • Sudoku Grab - capture a Sudoku puzzle from a newspaper or book using the iPhone's camera. Solve it on the iPhone, or let the app solve it for you.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Full Metal Chopsticks

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Mark and Wes at the Ohgane Korean BBQ in Oakland, CA .

Sites of Interest:

Wes' iPhone/Blackberry Applications of the week:

  • Later Dude Pro - Blackberry app to create call back reminders.

  • Cube - single player and multiplayer first person shooter that provides satisfying and fast oldskool gameplay; kind of like Quake.

Mark's iPhone Applications of the week:

  • SimplyTweet - Mark's favorite Twitter app this week (he always changes his mind). Includes push notification for your Reply and Direct tweets.

  • BoxCar - Provides push notifications for Reply and Direct tweets, but that's all it does. Useful if your favorite twitter app doesn't already have this function.
  • iGPUtrace - For iPhone 3GS only because it uses the new GPU and the compass. Just a demo of what the GPU can do, but fun to play with because it demos a virtual reality by moving the iPhone around in front of you.

  • RedLaser - realtime barcode scanner, supports all standard UPC and EAN barcodes and looks up the products in a database. (Mark said it was a jailbreak app and it is, but he found out that it has also been in the App Store for a while so anyone can buy it.)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Is your iPhone 3GS Broken?

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Mark and Wes at the Korean Bulgogi House in Concord, CA .

Sites of Interest:

Wes' iPhone Application of the week:

  • ModBox Module Player - universal Tracker Format Player that plays Amiga and PC module computer music, e.g. Protracker, Fasttracker, Screamtracker.

  • The Sexy Ladies of SHOW -brings you the incredibly beautiful women from the pages of SHOW magazine.

  • Babe on a Beam - balance the little cutey on the beam and unlock new powers. But go easy with those controls... it's a long way down!

  • Linux Cheat Sheet - a quick reference guide for all the Linux command lines necessarily to manage a Linux server.

Mark's iPhone Applications of the week:

  • iTwitter - Full-featured Twitter app including filtered groups; can do everything in landscape.

  • TweetDeck - Also full-featured Twitter app with filtering; won't do landscape; synchronizes filters with TweetDeck for desktop machines.

  • Epocrates - Information on 3,300+ drugs, including dosing, adverse reactions, pricing and pictures, interactions, pill identification.

  • Run Pee Mobile - tells you which points in a movie you can safely "run" and "pee" without missing a hugely important plot point.