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The JouJou Cube Touch Turns Your iPad Into A Stamp Pad

Kids love arts and crafts, or at least they used to before all of these high tech tablets and phones got their attention. Kids used to play with rubber stamps a lot more often. You know, the kind where they press the stamp into some ink (Hopefully child safe) and them stamp the image onto paper. Well, now they can have the best of both worlds with Takara-Tomy’s JouJou Cube Touch toy. It updates the low-tech stamp pad for kids of this generation. You have your stamps and you have your tablet. It involves a set of digital stamps that can be placed on the screen of a tablet, creating the image in the same way an ink stamp would, only no ink and no paper. The stamps create interactive worlds, since certain stamp combinations create special animations and effects. These educational stamp sets come in different themes,...

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...

Switcher Studio Uses Your Phone for Facebook Live Cameras

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis is not a new idea, but it is a newer innovation. Systems have tried to incorporate mobile video in their production switchers, but there has normally been a fail, especially when audio is involved. Switcher Studio has worked out that problem and turned their program to all mobile devices. I first saw this program at SXSW when a one-on-one interview was being conducted. Two phones, one iPad (for switching the video content). The phones would connect to the iPad via WiFi, then the iPad would not only swap out the video, but also add lower 3rds, graphics, and pre-recorded scenes. I grilled Switcher Studio on the latency issues. The biggest issue being lag from a phone to the audio track being supplied. I was assured that as long as audio came into the iPad via Lightning or headset, it will...

How to Facebook Live Through iOS Using Wirecast Go, Teradek Live Solo

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFacebook Live is a great way to run video, but you have no options for a lower 3rd, overlay graphics, watermark or anything else. There are two iOS apps out there that allow you to do that from Wirecast and Teradek. I show you what you have to do to set up the Live from your profile, and then each app. What You Need for iOS Setup The common RTMP url is: rtmp://rtmp-api.facebook.com:80/rtmp/ Set up the RTMP security key, if you streaming from a Facebook Page, go to Publishing Tools (top of page) -> Video Library (left of page) -> “+Live” Button (top of page). If you are trying to stream from your own profile, you will need help with the setup. iag.me set up a button. Get the LINK here. iOS Apps to accomplish extra options like lower 3rds Get Wirecast Go...

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Choetech 5 Port USB Surge Protector, Griffin Reversible Lightning Cable

Today, I take a look at two USB products in the Choetech Surge protected 5-USB port charger, and the Griffin reversible USB to Lightning connector. Both are great products to have for your USB or iOS needs. Griffin Reversible USB to Lightning Cable Don’t you hate it when you can’t plug the USB cable in, so you think it’s backwards and flip it around only to find out the first way was right? Back in January, Griffin showed their solution to this problem in the reversible USB cable.  Now, the cable is out and ready for use. I checked out the 5 foot cable – a braided nylon cable with a more protective jacket at the plug ends. I put it in a high-traffic room to see how it would fair. Whereas my standard iPad/iPhone cable looked very dirty and sticky after a few days in this area,...

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Saloote is the Best Way to Collaborate with Others Through Your IOS Device

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSometimes musicians just want to jam with others. It gets difficult because there might not be others around. But Saloote might be able to help as it uses your iPhone to record and mash up videos to create your virtual band. Saloote is an app that allows you to sing or play an instrument with your favorite song. You could be all about that Bass, Happy, or just want to stay together. You record your track and look for other instrumentalists to help give you that one-of-a-kind sound. If you find someone better, simply replace them in the mash-up. Create videos and share them with friends. You might even be able to practice with some musicians in another town to see if they could actually play out when you get there. Dylan even mentioned a collaboration version, which will be in...

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Tablift Tablet Stand Holds iPad, Kindle, Surface, Xperia in Bed

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSometimes as an entrepreneur, my work at home life can allow me to do a lot of cool things – no pants days, no commute work week and especially work from bed days. Whats cool is when I have some neat products to review that keep me in bed such as Tablift. What is Tablift This is an adjustable leg device that allows you to enjoy your tablet or phone hands free. Whether watching a movie, surfing through Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, or any website, you can lie in bed and play Candy Crush in comfort. Tablift has three slots to help in positioning your tablet. If you are lying down or sitting up you can set the tablet or phone in the direction you need. Get the Tablift Universal Tablet Holder by Nbryte at Amazon And it doesn’t matter the tablet! I...

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iPhone 6 Rumors Dissected – Why is it Called iPhone 6 Anyway?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSeptember 9th, 2014. That is the date of the upcoming iPhone event. The quintessential reset to the world of smartphone technology. But what are we going to see? Will a watch be part of it? “I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” That came from the man who helped bring the iPhone into our world, Steve Jobs. It wasn’t the first Smartphone – they have been around before any iPhone ever came out. Nonetheless, it was the iPhone that made the smartphone. With Jobs vision, the first device was both mesmerizing and confusing. Fast forward...

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Review: Sony Xperia Z2 with Verizon 4G vs. iPad Air

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS“So slim and light, you forgetting your holding it” touts Sony in this newest tablet in the market. The Sony Xperia Z2 is a LTE-based Android tablet using Sony’s Trilumios technology. What is Triluminos? Its an approach to LED lighting that is different from most screens. Sony uses an uncoated LED inside a thin tube. The tube has what are called “Quantum Dots” of Red and Green. When electricity goes through the tubes, the wavelengths will determine the color. Blue is always the constant – emited via the main LED. The end result is a more vibrant experience. How vibrant? Well, lets put it side by side with the iPad Air to see the difference. Now we got that out of the way lets look at what Sony packs in their tablet. The Sony Xperia has a display area of 10.1...

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Geek Smack! Episode 300: This is the End. For Now.

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Episode 300 is here! I take a look back at the start of Geek Smack (aka the Geekazine Podcast) and where it went from here. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – Stitcher – YouTube You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 – This Week in Google Glass Geek Smack: Its been a Blast. 300 and out – For now I remember when I started this podcast. October 2007 I finished up a run with another show – the Independent Music Podcast. I wanted to create something new revolving around technology and I found it – what would become Geekazine. The first show was a little rough – using the music and intros to...

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Day 1 of NAB 2014 – Cases, Lights and Streaming Boxes

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDay 1 of the NAB show expo was informative and eye-opening. As a video podcaster, I checked out a lot of great items and new ways to create content. My first travels went to the North hall which saw a lot of broadcast specific items. These were hardware and software solutions which would cost broadcasters $10,ooo or more. While these are not things a normal podcaster would invest in, I still got to understand how things like closed captioning, satellite feeds, multi-studio broadcasting, and more worked. Central hall brought products I could sink my teeth into. I started with a company that produces camera teleprompters. This is something I see more home creators get into. You can set up an iPad with software, then place it in this device to read during your show. Control the speed with an app or...

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Absolute LoJack Challenge & My Stolen iPhone Story

NOTE: This is a post brought to you by Absolute LoJack. The Contest part is over. All opinions on software are those of Geekazine. Last week I announced a contest and talked about going #DigitallyDark for the Absolute LoJack Challenge. I have actually had this happen to me, which is a far better story than any “recreation” I could make. That is when I started thinking about better protecting my devices, especially since  I need them to do my job. Remember: A Laptop is stolen every 50 seconds. That laptop could have your vacation or kids photos, tax or other business documents, or even a list of all your passcodes for home and work. Worse yet, Consumer Reports states that 1.6 million smart phones were stolen. 100 devices stolen in 60 seconds! Some of them were NOT from cherry pickers (those who grab phones sitting on a table or bar). Some...

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Is an Amazon Drone Even Possible?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Today’s the day I get my Google Nexus 5. I also got the new iPad Air from Black Friday, which I went over on iPad365. Had some small audio issues with This Week in Google Glass, but otherwise the show went really well — talking about the Seattle restaurant that banned glass. Our TPN crowdfund is still happening and really needs your help — get a T-shirt! Bought a FreedomPop Mifi puck last night on Cyber Monday deal. You can find out more and help me get free usage. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 284 Tech News:

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Hey! A New iPad Air! Apple Event Brings Mavericks, Mac Pro

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS I got my 5th pair of Google Glass last week, but they didn’t come from San Francisco. I talk about it all on TWIGG as Luke shows off the Texas state fair. Got a Fitbug Orb in the mail, so I’ll be testing out my health for the next couple weeks. Crowdfund has taken a lot of free time – iPad365 has been on hiatus until now (because I probably should talk about the new iPad, right?) I’ll be speaking next week on Google Glass, so the show may be a day late. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode...

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Monoprice 615808 – 8-Channel Mixer for Podcasters, Musicians

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSToday’s item I have for review is the Monoprice 615808 8-Channel mixer. This is a sub-$100 mixer that is perfect for 2-4 vocals, or 2-3 musicians. About the Monoprice 615808 Mixer This mixer has 4-XLR inputs, 4-line in inputs and 4 auxiliary inputs. You can also plug in a CD or RCA stereo jack and send out via the 2 track mains or RCA jacks. The mixer also has a USB port (playback only) and aux send if you choose to add effects or compression to your mixer. The first 4 channels of the 615808 contain an overall gain, two EQ options, the aux-pre channel, pan and volume level. Channels 5/6 and 7/8 only have EQ, aux-pre, pan and level. Main outs are 1/4″ cables and the headphones is balanced 1/4″ jack. Advantages of Monoprice 615808 Mixer This mixer is small...

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Apple TV vs. Roku vs. Chromecast – It’s a Throwdown!

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSA few weeks ago, Google came out with their newest streaming media device in Chromecast. An HDMI dongle that plugs into the back of your TV to watch applications such as Netflix, YouTube and more. In the meantime, the Parks Associates just released a report stating Roku has 37% share to Apple TVs 24% in the market. So which one do you want to get? Today, I am going to show you these three set top boxes along with their advantages and disadvantages.Then you can make an informed decision to purchase the set top box of your choice. Other Streaming Media First of all I want to state there are many other set top boxes out there. From Boxee, Western Digital and Sony to even gaming systems PS4, XBox One and Nintendo Wii. Certain DVD and Blu-Ray players also come with...

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Stolen iPhone, Broken Glass – SIM Card is Vulnerable

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Last week was one of the worst weeks I had in current history. Monday, someone broke into my car and stole my iPhone. Over the previous weekend my Google Glass stopped working. My Desktop also broke down (thankfully only a reload issue) and I even had a Notebook explode in my lap! I did have some fun last week as we went up north and relaxed on the boat for the day. Here’s to future weeks being less stressful. Thanks to Jennifer who made my crawling work a lot easier. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 268 Tech...

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Online Sales Tax – How, Why and Will it Work?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Started a new healthy campaign for the month of May. 10,000 steps a day for the month. So far, so good. Today, I’ll be doing it after the podcast so we’ll see how that goes. Its getting warm here and the switch to shorts has been made. Get fit! Learn how standing can help your back and lower blood pressure – JustStand.org Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 261 Tech News: Adobe Creative Cloud  Will retire the Creative Services (CS) disc license system and go Cloud subscription only – for $50 a month 3D Gun Fired Is making...

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GDGT Party Part 1 – SXSW 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn part 1 of this two part video, I talk with: TYLT: cable and accessory maker The COPIA: social e-reading app Texas Instruments: DLP technology Carbon Audio: a Kickstarter called Zooka Connected Data and the Transporter,OBEX Sedio protective cases and covers Logitech: G600 gaming mouse and keyboard, T650 wireless touchpad and the ultra-thin keyboard cover for iPad and iPad mini

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GoDaddy is Letting Me Down – Geekazine’s Site Downtime Issues

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Back from SXSW and I have a lot of video to put together. Getting ready for the next trip to Vegas and NAB in a couple weeks.I talk about the problems at GoDaddy and my website for the last couple weeks. Felt like forever with Geek Smack. Geekazine also got a redesign before the trip – what do you think of it? Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 255 Tech News: Google Pays Pinkie Pie -Hacker participated in Google contest and submitted a flaw that netted them $40,000 Samsung Wristwatch? Samsung is on a roll as its competing...

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WWE’s John Cena, Google Shoes – SXSW 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI attended a couple sessions today, one being how the WWE is crushing social media. Did you know the WWE trends more than most other sports? Did you know that WWE’s John Cena has more Twitter followers than Kim Kardashian? The panel included Cena, Stephanie McMahon (EVP,Creative Developer), Perkins Miller (EVP of Digital Media) and hosted by Khris Loux of Echo. They talked some impressive numbers on how WWE is not only taking social media to new levels but also creating ways for fans to be fully interactive. Turning to the internet and iPad app when the show is on break, for example. But the WWE’s numbers can speak for themselves. Almost 100 million likes on Facebook, 45 million Twitter followers. John Cena himself has 3.5 million followers – placing him around 246 in the top followers list. Whats more impressive...

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Google Pays 1 billion to Apple, Mountain Dew for Breakfast, Justin Bieber Crashes

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS OK – so I thought Monday was Presidents Day and I took part of the day off. Guess that is next week. CES videos are just kickin my butt. Also got some contract work so this last week has been pretty busy. I am bringing back the Summer of Podcasts contest – Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 252 Tech News: Google to Pay 1 billion to Apple To be the primary search on iPhone, Google will have to pay for the spot. Facebook Sued on Like Being sued by some dead person over the Like button. Really?...

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Steelcase Skype Cubicle: Office Furniture for Video Conferencing – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWork has changed. From the computers we use to the furniture we work on.  Steelcase is helping create better learning and working environments. Steelcase Mediascape Mini is a box that contains all the connectors so you can collaborate. Just connect the laptop or iPad and show your classmates or workmates what you are talking about. Steelcase also has a solution for video conferencing. They have created a booth that contains dedicated lighting, sound conditioning and more. On the other side is a monitor with camera that is set eye-to-eye. You can collaborate with other colleagues from different locations. Check out the Steelcase MediaScape line of furniture that has connected devices that feature one touch connection to the system in work or school. [cessponsor] TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews.com        

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PhotoFast: Grab Photos or Video – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThese days everyone has a camera in their pocket at all times. Heck, it is not even just smartphones these days — as annoying as it sometimes seems, there are even people in front of you at events who are holding up iPads and snapping images. PhotoFast has a solution to the problem of saving those precious pictures, but it is only for iOS devices at this point. In fact, PhotoFast has the only officially licensed Apple iOS flash drive on the market at this time. You can then plug the device right into your PC or Mac to grab the images or videos. It goes both ways too — you can also move images and videos from a computer to the iPad or iPhone. In addition, there is a dedicated app, AirPlay support, security and contact backup. Sizes start at...

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Geekazine Black Friday Deals to Go For

This year, I thought I would do some searching and find you some great deals that will help you with your Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Green Tuesday shopping. These are all technology-related items. If you want weird geeky items, check out the Dorkazine Black Friday deals. If you want Podcast items, check out How to Record Podcasts Black Friday Deals. Win a iPad through ZAGG Zagg is giving away an iPad an hour for the next 24 hours! Enter your name and email every hour to be entered. ZAGG’s Black Friday iPad-an-hour Giveaway Kindle Fire If you are looking for a cheap tablet to give this holiday season, I suggest the Kindle Fire HD. It’s a 7″ tablet with Dolby audio, dual band wi-fi and connected to the Amazon store. With Amazon Prime you get instant streaming of movies and TV shows, Kindle books you can check out and...

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