Tagged: apps

Using an iPad, Tonebridge, Tabs, and iRig Stomp when Playing Your Guitar

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you’ve played guitar, you’ve seen other’s guitar pedal rigs. A big box filled with pedals and power cords so they can get the right sound for a song. But what if you could jam that all into one pedal? What if I said you can with an iPad, two apps, and a single pedal? You can then play your guitar and make it sound as close to the actual artist as possible. My guitar setup Simply put, I have an iPad Pro 10.5 (2017 model). Inside are two apps: Tonebridge, and Tabs. Both of these apps are made by Ultimate Guitar. Tonebridge App A simple app that turns the tone of a song into a simple pedal. Want to play “Stairway to Heaven”? Maybe some “Back in Black”, or “Purple Rain”? Just choose the pedal from the list. Each pedal...

Sampletank 2 for iOS Walkthrough

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSToday I’m looking at Sampletank 2 – an iOS app that allows you to create grooves and samples for your DJ or acoustic rock shows. With over 1,900 high quality samples, you can create, save and play your works through your iPad or iPhone. Connect up a iRig Keys or iRig Pads for more control. Sampletank can be run in 2 modes – recording (Song) and live. In the live mode, set up your instruments and patterns you plan to play. You can change or mute them upon a touch. You can also adjust pan, volume, EQ, and reverb to get the right sound. Layer mode allows you to assign items to your MIDI controller, then recall by simply hitting a button. In Song mode you can create loops or samples. Create new patterns or choose from the pre-programmed patterns to...

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American Airlines & AT&T Travel Hackathon: Making the Flight Experience Better – SXSW 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDuring SXSW I stopped by the AT&T / American Airlines Travel Hackathon. American Airlines opened up their API to the groups for 24 hours to see what they would come up with to improve the travel experience. This is a road show that will be headed to London, then back in the US for similar hackathons. What is a Hackathon? A Hackathon is where people join teams and build software and hardware using Application Programming Interfaces (API) that are open and available to them. Were up here at the Hilton and up on the 4th floor for the AT&T Hackathon for here with phil easter tell me what’s what’s going on with the hackathon? This is the first ever travel hackathon it’s sponsored by AT&T and american airlines so i’m with american airlines and i represent the mobile application team. This is the...


Jhoombox Set Top Box with Karaoke – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJhoombox is a streaming set top box that lets you find the karaoke versions of songs which you can sing, record then upload to Facebook or YouTube. Jhoombox also lets you stream movies and music like any other set top box in your home entertainment system. Jhoombox also has a games and a web browser. They have a full list of games and social apps – from Angry Birds, SoundCloud, Blogger to Netflix, Skype, Shazam and more. Jhoombox will be available later this year. It comes in black or white and with a microphone and keyboard-style remote. To find out more visit www.jhoombox.tv [cessponsor] Video by Nakia Mann of F5 Live.

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Ford Sync Developer Program – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAdding apps for Wall Street Journal, Aha Radio and even Amazon Cloud Player, Ford continues to move forward with their Sync in-car system. About a year and a half ago Ford partnered with our friends at Bug Labs to create a more customized experience. At CES they moved it forward with the Developer program. They encourage programmers to make apps that can help with the drive while keeping the hands on the wheel and the eyes on the road. (www.ford.com) [cessponsor] Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]


LG Optimus G (Sprint) – Quad-Core Android with 32 GB Storage [Review]

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAbout a month ago I got to use the LG Optimus G on the Sprint network. Optimus G is a newer Android phone that has power and storage to rival the future designs of the smartphone. A phone with enough power to not only get work done or the ability to do two things at once but the battery power to stay functional for the day. The Good – LG Optimus G Let’s start with the processor – a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor. This processor will let you not only record video and pull up your favorite apps but will also allow you to do two things at once. Send a text while a video plays – Email someone while you are in mid-game – then come back to where you were. You can even record a video and snap...


Full Interview: Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Arrington

While at TechCrunch Disrupt, I got the opportunity to watch the fireside chat with founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and CrunchFund founder Michael Arrington. This is the first time Zuckerberg has spoken since Facebook went public (so when Facebook went public, Facebook went private). I have taken a few key moments out of the video for you. In Hindsight Would You Do Anything? We are going to do things we think to build value over the longterm. Over the next 3-5 years the biggest question on everyone’s minds is how well we do on mobile. We’ve been in this quiet period for the last 6 months since right up to we started the IPO. A lot of stuff has changed. 6 months ago on mobile, we launched our new set of apps, so we were still in a pretty bad place. Apple hadn’t announce the iOS integration and...


Windows Phone 7 on Ford’s Microsoft SYNC – Go Further

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI got the opportunity to talk with Chris Elliott – Senior marketing communications manager at Microsoft – about SYNC and Windows Phone 7. Of course, there are many models of Windows Phone, including the Nokia Lumina 900. Chris talks about how SYNC works with all phones – including that old flip phone you might still have. You could be on your phone before you get in your car. As soon as you turn on the car, it transfers the call to the car. You never have to pair it more than once. If your wife has a phone, you can pair a bunch of phones, you can have your favorite, but if they get in the car, they should be able to use it themselves. We also talk about the life cycle of the phone as opposed to the life cycle...

Pioneer App Radio Connect Your Car with a Cool Stereo, Aha Radio – CES 2012 0

Pioneer App Radio Connect Your Car with a Cool Stereo, Aha Radio – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS At the TPN CES Live show, Harry Kroll from Pioneer Car Electronics joined Andy and Courtney. Harry talked about their new App Radio 2, which connects to iOS, and now Android devices. In dash car CD players with HD Radio, CD players and more. In-dash navigation systems, and of course, App Radio. A capacitive touch screen, with full function of your apps on a much bigger screen. Think of it like an emulator or a second screen for your smartphone. The interface will be almost identical to your device. A little bit of difference, but it’s your account, happening through your device – only amplified through the phone. Of course, you can’t open every app to App Radio. Pioneer works with certain companies to make the apps that you need to work with App Radio. There is an SDK available from Pioneer, so you...

Roamz: Intelligent App That Curates Around You – CES 2012 0

Roamz: Intelligent App That Curates Around You – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSRoamz is an app that will intelligently curate what’s going on around you. Johnathan walks us through the app. A picture from Foursquare, and you get pictures and Instagram photos nearby. You can see tweets from others and how they are having fun. It will also show you where to go in real-time. So if Michael Jackson was in front of the Venetian, you could get there to see him. Roamz is free and in the iTunes app store. Interview by Courtney Wallin of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

I’m Watch : Worlds First Smart Watch – CES 2012 0

I’m Watch : Worlds First Smart Watch – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile we were at the Venetian, we ran into I’m Watch. They have the world’s first smart watch. Not an enclosure of an iPod, but an actual watch. This is a small, ergonomic watch, with a similar interface to a smart phone. In multiple colors, you can get a watch to match your fashion. You can make a call from the watch (paired to Bluetooth). You can do the “Dick Tracey” method, as there is a speaker and microphone on the match. The watch is a 240×240 on 1.54 inch screen. The watch has 64 MB or 128 MB of memory. You can store contact information, songs, or other programs. Battery life is around a day. I’m Watch was a CES Innovation award winner. I’m Watch starts at $329 (pre-order). There is an online market for apps, with an SDK already...

Mercedes-Benz intros Mbrace2 – CES 2012 0

Mercedes-Benz intros Mbrace2 – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile at the Mercedes-Benz booth, we learned about Mbrace2. This is their newest generation of connected car technology. With fully loaded apps in the Mbrace2, they put the car into the cloud. Mercedes-Benz has customized versions of popular apps, which include Google Local Search, Yelp, Morningstar Finance, and others. Search will be rather easy, and results will show pictures from Panerameo or Google street view. Mercedes-Benz also wants to protect drivers and pedestrians. Therefore, the data entry will be disabled. You will have limited functionality. The center control panel will have all your information. the system will update through the cloud. With GPS technology, Mbrace2 has many ways to keep you connected to your car. Bring the relevant services to your car. Mercedes-Benz also has been working with Facebook to make a non-Facebook looking version. You can do limited functionality with this...

Livio Radio: Turn Your Car into Kit – CES 2012 1

Livio Radio: Turn Your Car into Kit – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNo, not the famous car from the 80’s that David Hasselhoff drove. This is the kit bluettoth internet radio car kit. Plug the kit into your cigarette lighter to charge it up. Kit then gets synced with your iPhone. You can then control the app with voice commands. It can get many different apps, and also streams music and (depending on radio) can also display the song information. Get Kit from Amazon Kit will work with any car that has an FM radio and a 12 volt adaptor. It works with iPhone or iPod Touch through Bluetooth. Make hands free calls with the integrated microphone. Kit is available for around $119.99 through the Livio website Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central [cessponsor]

Allure Energy: Thermostats with Proximity Energy Management – CES 2012 0

Allure Energy: Thermostats with Proximity Energy Management – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAllure Energy’s patented Proximity Energy Management system is the advanced solution to energy management with today’s active and somewhat unpredictable lifestyle. Older internet enabled thermostat systems allowed changing settings from smartphone apps – but the user still had to remember to manually intervene. Allure Energy’s system does the resets automatically, based on the reported position of the smartphone from GPS information to the system. Thus, the home is always at the proper temperature when occupants are away,but when they leave or return throughout the day, the energy is automatically adjusted for maximum energy efficiency. Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

Polkast: Your Personal, Self-Controlled Cloud – CES 2012 0

Polkast: Your Personal, Self-Controlled Cloud – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe checked out Polkast at CES. This is a new P2P approach to self controlled file access. Your files are stored on your PC, or a series of computers. Maybe it’s not even on a PC. Anything in your network, or on mobile devices. The software catalogs and indexes your devices by downloading and installing the software. Polkast then creates a list you can call up on any of your devices. On local networks, files transfer at 10x the speed to computer. Find the iOS and Android apps in the app store for catalog. Service is free if you have a single device. If you have multiple devices, $4.99 a month. Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]  

Google TV Powered by Sony Bravia – #CES 2012 0

Google TV Powered by Sony Bravia – #CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSony introduced a new generation of Google TV at CES 2012. Sony will bring out three products with the new GoogleTV. They include an integrated television (Series BX, EX and HX) – set top box, a Blu-Ray with GoogleTV support ( NSZ-GP9), and a stand alone set top box (NSZ-GS7). GoogleTV runs Android 3.2 with Android Market well-integrated and is full HD capable. The “QWERTY remote” for these items contains a keyboard on the flip side, so you can flip it over to type. By using Sony apps Media Remote and TrackID for Android and iOS mobile devices. you can connect via Android devices. The TV’s have a release date of Q2-2012. Check out the full Sony CES Fact Sheet Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central [cessponsor]

Marvell: Showing off $180 One Tablet Per Child Concept – #CES 2012 0

Marvell: Showing off $180 One Tablet Per Child Concept – #CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSA few years ago, we learned about OLPC – One Laptop Per Child. This was the initiative to get computers in the hands of children in need. Even though it started as a great idea, somewhere along the line it stalled a bit. Now, Marvell is helping to bring it back – this time as a tablet. The OTPC they were showing off is a concept piece ready for production. The idea is to stick with the $100 model as close as possible, right now they are at a $180 production cost. Deemed OLPC XO 3.0, the tablet has an eight inch screen, ARM based ARMADA PXA618 SOC processor, and built on the Linux platform. Mini Wikipedia is one of many apps on the device (for off-line access). The tablet charges by a solar powered lid, plugged in to 10-25 watts of DC power, or throught the hand crank. The solar...

Geekazine on WISC-TV Talking Cyber Monday Deals 0

Geekazine on WISC-TV Talking Cyber Monday Deals

This morning I was on WISC-TV 3 for News 3 This Morning. I talked about Cyber Monday deals for a 3 minute segment at 6:20 am. Charolette Deleste interviewed me for this segment. We started out talking about the history of Cyber Monday. Simply put – 10 years ago, with a lot of homes not having a good internet connection, and a big bulky computer in the public area – Not to mention the kids running around so you can’t shop for their gifts – most people reverted to Monday at lunch time to do their shopping. However, this year we saw a jump in sales because retailers used the whole weekend to give deals. Add to that, a 14% increase in people using their mobile devices to make purchases this weekend, they had a great Black Friday weekend. So now Cyber Monday is here. Charolette asked which websites...

Malware Removed from the Android Marketplace  (Updated)

Malware Removed from the Android Marketplace (Updated)

The BBC reports that about 50 virus-infected apps have been removed from the Android Marketplace. Apparently, the authors of the malware took legitimate apps, injected them with malware, and then republished them under under a different name from the legitimate author. From the story: The virus-laden apps were discovered by a Reddit user called Lompolo who realised that one program was listed under the name of a publisher he knew had not written it. He found that the app, which let people play guitar on their handset, was the same as the original but for a name change and some virus code buried within it. Lompolo said the rogue apps had been downloaded between 50,000 and 200,000 times since they were placed on the Marketplace. Unfortunately, the article did not have a list of the infected apps, which have already been removed from the Android Marketplace. If I...

Announcing TechPodcasts.tv Now on Boxee, Roku 1

Announcing TechPodcasts.tv Now on Boxee, Roku

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOf course, Geekazine is a member of the Techpodcasts network. I work closely with the members there to send out child safe programming every day. It’s a great community and I am proud to be part of it. Last month Techpodcasts.tv came on the scene to highlight those in the TPN lineup doing video. Well, this last week, Todd Cochrane and crew did something else to sweeten the pot – They created the Techpodcasts.tv channel for Boxee and Roku Rokusystems. In this video, I show how you can set up the TPN Application on Boxee and how to use this cool new idea to watch AND listen to Techpodcasts.com member shows and podcasts. This is the official press release: LAS VEGAS – NAB Show – April 8, 2010 – RawVoice,a leader in new media distribution, trend tracking andcontent monetization, announces the availability of...

Your App Shop is the first Legal Alternative Application Store for iPhone – CES 2010 0

Your App Shop is the first Legal Alternative Application Store for iPhone – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS I first walked up to this booth thinking it was a scam. Another legal applications shop? But it’s true – You can access their store and download applications without jailbreaking your iPhone. The program is called Your App Shop. It works in a simple way – you are basically accessing webpages that become bookmarks on your iPhone. They started because magic apps they were creating were being rejected by Apple (they are all magicians, by the way). Therefore, Maria made this web portal to give you access to these programs. Jeffrey Powers talks with Maria about the store. We also talk about verticals – they do have another store called Sex App Shop – It is NSFW, by the way, but it does show you can get alternative programs on it without breaking Apple EULA. We also talked about the...

Ramblings 7-18-09 – Hi, I’m a Facebook Addict 0

Ramblings 7-18-09 – Hi, I’m a Facebook Addict

Wait. I have to check my Facebook. No Messages? OK. Here I go. iPhone Week 2 I sat down with a friend last night who also got one of the new 3GS Models. We went back and forth on what we liked and didn’t. He had a lot of paid apps, while I haven’t purchased a single one. I am taking my time and make sure that I am not paying 99 cents for something I am going to delete tomorrow. I did play with a great little app from Master Card. It was quick and easy to use and worked phenomenally on the phone. But I think that it all is shadowed from the other functionality of the phone. Facebook and Twitter – As well as email – seems to be consuming the time. Don’t get me wrong. I still believe a phone is made for calling...

Day 1 – the iPhone 0

Day 1 – the iPhone

As you might have heard, I made the decicion to get an iPhone. I looked over all the smartphones – especially those with windows mobile on them (I still have a spot for the good old mobile). The one phone I wanted just didn’t seem to be going in the direction of the standard Smartphone. The screen was too small and the buttons separated. Little round dots that you need a pin to use. Not what I had in mind. Therefore, I logged on, found out the iPhone was available right now, and made an impulse buy. Well, not really an impulse buy. Yet, this was definitely out of character. What I like about the iPhone 3GS The biggest improvement to me was somehow, the touch sensativity was a lot better. I could actually hit the keys on the glass keyboard and get what I was typing. There...

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16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

You might remember the products. You might remember the hype. Then, you are tooling down highway 41 years later and all of a sudden you think to yourself – “Hey, whatever happened to…” Failed ideas. Maybe it was a great idea, but wasn’t made right, or design errors brought it down. Maybe it was just a bad product. Well, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see if we cannot repeat these errors again. Oh yeah, why 16? Well because we could. The Computer Watch: Whether it was the Ruputer, the MSN Direct ‘Smart’ Watches, the Timex Data Link Watch or another gadget watch – BTW – I remember having a “Transformers watch”. It was awesome! Still, the Dick Tracey style communication watches, the “Computer on a wrist”, never really hit it off. I even remember a watch that gave you directions. You would put in the...

Podcast Ep 88 – 5-27-09 – Last Week Here 0

Podcast Ep 88 – 5-27-09 – Last Week Here

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLast week in this place. I ate a lot of Brats this last weekend. Goodbye to friend ‘Supergirl’. Show Prep on Google Docs. Still need an iPhone App developer. Take the Geekazine Podcast Survey Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Put Your Financials into order – Edward Jones All Show Notes are also on http://delicious.com/geekazine/88 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher I – S.U.N. (Straight Up News) Lenovo S12 on ION Kumo or Bing – Microsoft in a transition The 10 TB Disc – All your music and movies on a DVD Win 7 Netbook Strategy Rethought iPhone Painting on cover of New Yorker Hulu LIVE – Dave Matthews Concert is the first Aneesh Chopra CTO – Senate approves Apple Accepts Eucalyptus –...