Sonos Wireless Audio System – Amazing!

I’ve been working with the audio, security, TV installer guy for the better part of 3 weeks to install/enhance the media and security systems in the house. The all house audio system and the surround system for the main TV really sound shockingly great. (I had no idea how much I would enjoy streaming music throughout the house with decent… Continue reading

Really Curious Development…

This post gets filed under the really curious category. I’ve followed Mike Matas‘ work since back in 2005, when, as a high school student, he designed Delicious Library. Shortly thereafter he went to Apple and designed UI elements. You have used his work if you have an iPhone, an iPod Touch, or a Mac. His work has impacted the way… 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

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

Some Serious iTunes Goodness: 2 of 2

Tip of the fedora to Dan for this great idea. Do you ever get tired of hearing the same music over and over again from your iTunes library?  Here’s a possible cure. Select all of the music in your music library.  Right click on one of the highlighted items and select “Reset Plays” to make the play count for each… 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

Wow! Imagination & Tiny Technology

The fact that this can be done, in total, from storyboard (if they had chosen to) all the way to upload to YouTube, on a $299 device, the iPhone 4, that also happens to make phone calls, is astounding. When Apple makes this all possible on an iPhone Touch and the iPad, they will rock the education market! Be sure… Continue reading

SlideShowPro Rocks My World

Several years ago I discovered Todd Dominey’s SlideShow Pro (SSP), which I use to present my photos here at tt.us.  (Check them out at timtyson.us/photos.)  Over the years SSP has evolved into a really slick, powerful, wonderful tool for managing both photo and video distribution.  As my knowledge and understanding of the various SSP products has grown, I would place… Continue reading

Now That’s Cool

Mac users:  Do you have the latest versions of iTunes (9.2), iBooks, and the operating systems for your iPhone and iPod Touch (iOS 4) and your iPad (iOS 3)?  If you do, you can do this… You can easily place a PDF file of anything you can make a PDF file from (web page, documents, images, etc.) on you portable… Continue reading