My New iPhone 6 Plus

Initial impressions about my new iPhone 6 Plus Above is a screenshot from my iPhone 6 Plus’ home screen1. So here are my reflections on the plus after having only had it for 2 days: Size: It’s big! It’s too big for me to hold comfortably in one hand and simultaneously use it with that hand. Size: It’s big! I’m… Continue reading

Clever iOS Photo Editor App

I recently discovered a new photo editing app for the iPhone and iPad: Gridditor. It sports a rather clever approach to photo editing. At launch the interface contains a grid of thumbnails of the image being edited. At the top and bottom are two filters: Contrast and Vibrance. On each side are two other filters: Brightness and Darkness. The user… Continue reading

PhotoForge2, Hmmm…

Want to stylize your photos? Yesterday I frothed at the mouth over kitCam, which is both a photo and a video app with numerous sharing possibilities including FTP. kitCam introduced me to PhotoForge2, which allows further manipulation of the photos. This image, from Thursday’s “video shoot,” shows a very quick possibility from PhotoForge2. I’m actually on a search to replace… Continue reading

New Tweetbot Feature Produces Peter!

Tweetbot just released an update that allows you to see the tweets from people near your current location. I thought that might be interesting and tried it out. In the timeline appeared this picture of a local man, Peter, and his dog making their appearance known with a musical number down by the Sausalito ferry. Since I had posted about… Continue reading

Ouch!

In my efforts to be in better shape, I committed to walking more, and not just “walking,” but power-walking, walking quickly to burn some calories. Once I can do that without having to dial 911, I’ll start riding my bike–which is currently in storage because of the move. I discovered a really cool little iPhone app: Runmeter. It updates my… Continue reading

Taxi Magic

Travel a lot?  Frequently call a taxi? Taxi Magic may just be the app for you! I needed to call a taxi for a trip to LAX.  I went online to lookup the number for Yellow Taxi and found this app:  Taxi Magic.  I downloaded it from iTunes.  Used it.  Loved it! Setup your account.  The app automatically locates you… Continue reading

Calvetica

I’ve dabbled for some time now with an iPhone calendar app called Calvetica.  With the release of version 4, the app is now universal, is simply stunning on the iPad, and will now become my official mobile calendaring app. One of my favorite features of Calvetica is not having to deal with those horrid slot machine-styled rollers that are part… Continue reading

It Adds Up Quickly

Analyze your iOS spending habits with App Store Expense Monitor, a free desktop application for Mac.  App Store Expense Monitor goes through all of the apps in your iTunes folder and generates a sortable list of App name, developer, category, and price.  You can choose the currency. I try out a lot of apps on my iPhone, iPod Touch, and… Continue reading

Two [click, click] in One!

So I’ve gone crazy with Instragr.am, sending enhanced pictures from my iPhone like a mad man.  Now I’ve discovered Viddy, which basically does the same thing for video, although it has some limitation since it’s a new service.  (The Facebook, YouTube and Twitter uploads failed.  I had to upload it to YouTube through the iPhone’s Photos app.)  But I suspect… Continue reading

A Great Travel Companion

There are many little apps for the iPhone that come in very handy for traveling, but this one really caught me by surprise!  The app translates printed text on the fly in real time.  It substitutes the words it sees in print with the translation.  It’s rather remarkable, really—a new breed of language dictionary is born. Check out Word Lens… Continue reading