Photos, iPhones and Sharing News via Serendipity

Photo sharing now is as second nature as tweeting something that a person overheard, publicizing a Kickstarter project link or doing something that people ignore on Facebook. With that said I keep an eye out on unexpected photo sharing connections. They might not be easy to replicate with technology or aggregating socially but could potentially … Continue reading Photos, iPhones and Sharing News via Serendipity

Observations with the new iPad & iPhone 4s working together after a week

It has now been over a week since I’ve been using the new iPad. While my habits of use will be evolving as I find out what I’m comfortable using the device for, I figured a week gave me enough time to observe how I used the iPad and what I liked and didn’t like … Continue reading Observations with the new iPad & iPhone 4s working together after a week

The most interesting iPhone app update to me is TuneIn radio – they now have a car ui mode

One of the more recent iPhone app updates that caught my eye was from TuneIn Radio. TuneIn Radio simply streams radio stations that make their feed available on the internet. It does a good job of discovery both from location and genre. They also have an iPad version that takes advantage of the bigger screen … Continue reading The most interesting iPhone app update to me is TuneIn radio – they now have a car ui mode

Publishing Decks to the iPad and iPhone

There’s essentially two ways for people to publish online theses days. Using a print solution like a pdf or a web based CMS. The problem is that both ways were created before tablets and smart phones. I don’t think they really take advantage of what screens have the capabilities of doing today. PDFs also need … Continue reading Publishing Decks to the iPad and iPhone

My new favourite iPhone Photo App

I’ve been loving the new iPhone 4S’ camera. I’m using it as much as I can with Instagram and Flickr. Typically when I shoot it’s pretty static in format. Usually the format is either a square or 16:9 proportion. Yesterday Mike Arauz mentioned a new photo app to me that you should download immediately after … Continue reading My new favourite iPhone Photo App

Shuffling between an iPhone 3GS to a Droid Bionic to an iPhone 4S

October was a busy month for me shuffling between mobile devices and network carriers. I switched from an iPhone 3GS to a Droid Bionic to a white iPhone 4S. I also left ATT for Verizon. Below are some of my notes comparing the Droid Bionic to the iPhone 4S. There was a couple reasons why … Continue reading Shuffling between an iPhone 3GS to a Droid Bionic to an iPhone 4S

I Wish There Was Search in the Support Section of My iPhone

For the past couple of years I’ve had a really poor experience with earbuds. I’ve gone through a couple sets of AIAIAI’s and Sennheiser’s. That’s four sets of ear buds that stopped working because the jack and wires connected to it disconnected. Not only has that been expensive but it’s also been a time waster … Continue reading I Wish There Was Search in the Support Section of My iPhone

Streaming Music to my iPhone

To be honest I thought hyping the Beatles landing on iTunes was not really a big deal—though it looks like the sales would suggest otherwise. In the iTunes top twenty there’s eight Beatles albums. Just like Wired suggested I was hopping that Apple was going to provide a streaming music service or finally release an … Continue reading Streaming Music to my iPhone

Playing Pandora vs Vevo on the iPhone, or better known as random things I might like vs start/stop of selected artist

Just as the title suggests I was curious to examen how these two on demand media types benefit and distract people that want to enjoy music. Pandora allows a person to search for an artist and stream music from their choice along with other that sound similar. In theory the stream will play as long … Continue reading Playing Pandora vs Vevo on the iPhone, or better known as random things I might like vs start/stop of selected artist

IDEO Method Cards App on the iPhone

It still amazes me how the iPhone and apps have completely changed how information can be distributed. And it’s really easy to take it for granted too—no big deal anymore, apps are just apps right? Why I think it is still worth mentioning was last night I came across IDEO’s Method Cards as an app. … Continue reading IDEO Method Cards App on the iPhone

Hashtag on the iPhone Keyboard

I don’t use that many hashtags with twitter with the exception of my image posts to #walkingtoworktoday from my iPhone. What’s strange to me is why the setting for the pound key is hidden behind the general number keyboard. To create a simple hashtag it takes three clicks. Considering the popularity of Twitter and hashtags … Continue reading Hashtag on the iPhone Keyboard

Measuring iPhone Battery Life with Time?

I’ve complained in the past about the iPhone’s battery life though those issues have been somewhat resolved. But there’s another issue that I think is worth considering for an upgrade. I was playing around with my iPhone 3Gs Settings > General > Usage > Battery Percentage. With a simple switch of the button you can … Continue reading Measuring iPhone Battery Life with Time?

24hr music app for the iPhone

My favourite iPhone apps are always the ones that make me reconsider something that I used to take for granted on screen or allows a shift in perception. The 24 HOURS: THE STARCK MIX iPhone app does just that in terms of how music is streamed, navigated and experienced. There’s only one display that shows … Continue reading 24hr music app for the iPhone

TiltShift iPhone App from Takayuki Fukatsu

I managed to get my hands on the soon to be released TiltShift iPhone App from Takayuki Fukatsu. It comes out tomorrow (September 2nd, 2009). It’s now available at the app store. Takayuki Fukatsu is the developer of QuadCamera, QuadAnimator and ToyCam which I’ve also mentioned on DesignNotes. While experimenting with the controls, I thought … Continue reading TiltShift iPhone App from Takayuki Fukatsu

3 iPhone Apps that Made Me Reconsider Media Consumption of Video, Sound and Text

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve discovered three new iPhone apps that changed how I use my iPhone. I’m not talking about navigation per say like dragging or enlarging, but how traditional media files are consumed and interacted with. Those media types being video and sound files, along with simple text. While I haven’t … Continue reading 3 iPhone Apps that Made Me Reconsider Media Consumption of Video, Sound and Text

Recording myself via my iPhone via my MacBook Pro

Michael Surtees from MFA Interaction Design on Vimeo. So you’re thinking about becoming a designer? If I could tell you only *one thing* about going into the field, my advice would be ___________ . At the time the request seemed simple enough. Record a video of yourself—I had an iPhone that records video and I … Continue reading Recording myself via my iPhone via my MacBook Pro

Can you get lost with an iPhone 3GS if you’re connected to the web?

While waiting on the tarmac of JFK yesterday morning I started typing this post on my iPhone. While typing away with my thumbs I took the above images from my airplane window. I’ve subsequently deleted most of that post and re–wrote it this morning after having had some well deserved sleep… When I first got … Continue reading Can you get lost with an iPhone 3GS if you’re connected to the web?

Mapping my iPhone space

Warnings on iPhones come in a different couple flavours. There’s the blue dialogue box that mentions how a person has surpassed their 100 twitter api calls per hour or mentioning that there was a loss of internet connection. There’s also those red pop up’s that cover the corner of an app mentioning how many “things” … Continue reading Mapping my iPhone space

How do a few people find iPhone apps to buy?

With all the attention that the iPhone is getting because of OS3.0 and the new iPhone 3G S I thought it was a pretty good time to talk about the app buying experience. After viewing the pulsating live App Store Hyperwall at WWDC 2009 I was pretty mesmerized just like everyone else out there. It … Continue reading How do a few people find iPhone apps to buy?

iPhone games and other app collection action

As a way of keeping track of how my iPhone app usage is evolving I thought I would take a screen shot of my iPhone’s first screen once a month. A few days after taking the first image I came across someone else (can’t remember who or where) that had taken their entire interface which … Continue reading iPhone games and other app collection action

Downloading podcasts directly from wifi onto an iPhone

You may or may not be aware that with the latest iPhone update let’s you download podcasts directly from wifi as opposed to having to go through your computer. What’s pretty amazing from my pov is that it took seconds to download 13 mb. I haven’t done any tests but I’m sure it takes longer … Continue reading Downloading podcasts directly from wifi onto an iPhone

Looking at Shifd from my iPhone and MBP

I was participating in a focus group brainstorm last week for a credit card company that was re-examining their digital and print strategy for 2009. One of the other participants cited www.shifd.com during the evening. Unfortunately we never got passed the log in screen as a bunch of weird things were going on w/ passwords. … Continue reading Looking at Shifd from my iPhone and MBP

Location based iphone stuff that isn’t too big brothery

Everyone has their habits when waiting for flights at the airport. Up until yesterday what I would do was open up iTunes to see if anyone else made their music available. I always found it interesting to see what people that were flying around were listening to. As I was about to do the same … Continue reading Location based iphone stuff that isn’t too big brothery

How my iPhone evolved how I tell stories

Comparing how I integrated blogging with other websites only a couple months ago to what I’m doing now with my iPhone – it’s evolved more then I would have first thought. There’s a number of reasons for this. Part of it has to do with me using more platforms to tell my story. Previously it … Continue reading How my iPhone evolved how I tell stories

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