Tagged: mobile

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...

Who’s Ready for a 5G World?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSI’m ready for a 5G World. Better connection and more bandwidth. But when will it happen? I’ll go over what we know about 5G and when it might get implemented Checking out the HP OfficeJet Pro 7740: Checking out the Kodo II UAV: Winner of the Book and new contest HP Roar Enter for free here: or Become a Patreon for instant Entry: Episode 21 Show Notes – Brangelina, or Joane – National Comic Book Day – Jumanji (2017) – Real TRANSFORMERS from Letrons – GNOME 3.22 – Power Rangers Movie News including Bill Hader – Yahoo News Email Breech – Joss Whedon video – Note 7 is back – LEGO UAV **New to This Week** – The Magnificent Seven – Beauty and the Beast (France) – Storks Movie – Chicken People – Warcraft on DVD

How to Run QSC Touchmix App on Windows

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI am a big fan of the QSC Touchmix. Keep in mind, this device really marks the change in Live sound mixing. Sound professionals would haul in a heavy box consisting of a mixer, compressors, gates and EQs to do what this mixer the size of a laptop can. And it can also multi-channel record with only an SSD drive! I do have one problem with the mixer. While I can use iOS and Android to mix channels, there is no Windows app to do it. With a Windows app, I can use the Keyboard, mouse and other USB ports to control the mixer. Most important, I can set up a macro program to change multiple items. But worry not, because there is a way! An Android Emulator on Windows. Get the Touchmix 16 AMIDuOS After reviewing the versions of emulators...

Verizon Jetpack 6620L MiFi Review Video

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen I was on travel the last few months, I got to take the Verizon Jetpack 6620L Mifi with me. It’s a great addition to any Itinerant’s tech gear as it saves your phone in so many ways.While I didn’t travel Internationally, I was in some spots where the signal was weak and was still able to keep in communication. The Verizon Jetpack 6620L is a 4G LTE mobile hotspot that can connect up to 15 devices. The 4,000 mAh battery gives a usage time of around 20 hours with an even better standby time. Two USB plug types so you can plug it in different sockets to keep the battery charged. The 6620L also is small enough so it can be put in a bag for travel. The Jetpack will work on LTE, CDMA, EDGE/GSM, and HSPA, so the Mifi...

Cool Things You Should Have During a Power Outage

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSso your summer is going well, but that big storm hits and you lose power in the house. Sometimes it’s for an hour. Other times it could go all night. But fear not, because there are some simple things you can do to get through a hot, sweltering night and still have some creature comforts of home! Most items can be found at the store: http://geekazine.com/stormready USB chargers I get a lot of these at conventions – seems to be the new swag. The idea is to use these things to charge your phone when it’s down to 10%. Some can get you back to 50%, some can fully charge your phone 2-3 times. I have used many chargers. One in particular is the MyCharge Razor. 6000 mAh will allow you to keep a phone charged, and also turn it into...

Does the Blackberry PRIV Give You the Blackberry Experience?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBlackberry phones were popular because they were meant for business. Their security features were better than any other phone at the time. Some CEO’s would lose their minds if they didn’t have it. Even President Obama had to have a Blackberry over an iPhone 10 years ago. Fast forward to today. Blackberry broke down and created the Android version called PRIV, hoping it would bring those CEOs back. I got this phone from my friends at Verizon Wireless to find out if they accomplished the job. Let’s look at the specs. This is an Android phone running the Qualcomm 8992 Snapdragon 808 Heza-Core processor at 64-bit. An Adreno 418 GPU at 600 mHz and 32 GB Flash memory, upgradable to 2 TB. The phone runs a display of 2560×1440 – or 1440p. The screen size is 5.4″ and has a 24-bit...

Record Anywhere in HD: PreSonus Studio 192 and 192 Mobile

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSStudio recording devices have gotten a lot smaller even in the last 5 years. Gone are the days of effect racks and power conditioners. You can record multiple tracks through one device to your computer. PreSonus has helped lead the way in this type of recording and with the new Studio 192 and 192 Mobile, you can get high definition audio wherever you go. The Studio 192 Mobile is a 4 input, 4 output box that connects to your computer via USB. Using the software, you can set all levels, effects and more, then record. Whether a podcast or live music, the 192 Mobile can record at 192 kHz to give you the best recording for mixing. Each channel also gives 118 db of dynamic range and XMAX microphone preamps will help you record anything from a piccolo to a bass...

Blocks Modular Smartwatch with Smart Band

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSmart watches have one major downside – they’re tough to upgrade. Maybe your favorite watch doesn’t have GPS or Wifi. That is where Blocks comes in. It’s a modular smart watch that uses the watch band to add what you need. From extra battery life, gesture control, and sim card modules to extra sensors, haptic modules, programmable buttons and more, Blocks can adjust to your need. The band links are interchangeable so you can add or remove what works for you. The watch itself is a Snapdragon 400 quad-core ARM Cortex processor with 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB storage. It also has a 400 mAh battery, WiFi, BLE Bluetooth, a microphone and runs Cyanogen Android for Smart watches. The modules are hot swappable and are designed to be waterproof and keep dirt out of the electronics. Blocks was a...


Twitter’s IPO: Is it Facebook IPO all Over Again? Geek Smack! 6th Anniversary Episode

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS 6th anniversary of the podcast is upon us! I started this show back in 2007 – named “The Show”. Fourth pair of Google Glass is going back to Google. This time, the camera died. I talk about it on TWIGG. My EmpireAvenue account is at 112 but more interesting is the numbers watching and listening increased. Crowdfund for CES is looking great – we’re planning T-shirts for backer levels. Getting closer to launching the new website to bring more validation to podcasts. I’ve been trying out StreetJelly in the last week – a website where you can listen to musicians playing live. You can even tip them tokens. I spent about 10 hours over the weekend working on my acoustic show once again. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes –...


Breffo Spider Podium: Unique Tablet, Smartphone Mount – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNick McMahon from Breffo joined us at the TPN CES Live coverage. Breffo Spider Podium is a bendable tablet / smart phone mount. You can wrap this around your device, then wrap a couple arms around another item like the back of a seat, or a place where you need to be hands-free. Breffo has a one year warranty as the flex cycles are tested to over 100. I talk about it on iPad365 – the best part is the rubber legs hold a device in place, so uneven surfaces are no problem for Breffo. returns with a new improved version of the 2011 CES Innovation Award winning “SpiderPodium” mounting system for mobile devices that looks like a nightmare sized spider. In real life, it’s a practical and novel way to attached tablet or smartphone to almost any structure – vertical, horizontal or...

Cobra iRadar (iRAD-100): Most Intelligent Radar Detector with iPhone, Android App – CES 2012 1

Cobra iRadar (iRAD-100): Most Intelligent Radar Detector with iPhone, Android App – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSRemember when Radar detectors were important in driving, and how police banned them, and we started fitting cars with bras? Yeah. Those days have changed. Cobra has been in the radar detector business from the start. Their line of detectors were always the ones to have in your car. Now, Cobra has the iRadar – an app for iPhone, and iRadar – an app for Andorid. This is a CES Innovation award winner. iRadar connects to your smartphone, and alerts on your phone. It will also alert others via their cloud service. When someone gets pulled over, you will get an alert on your phone to slow down. The app is free, so you can download it if you don’t have a radar in your car. Get iRadar on Amazon The detectors are available now for around $130 at most retailers...

zBoost zForce: Signal Booster for Your Car, 4G booster – CES 2012 0

zBoost zForce: Signal Booster for Your Car, 4G booster – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSzBoost came back on the TPN Live CES show this year to talk about their new products. zBoost by Wi-Ex is a range of signal extenders that improve cell and mobile phone coverage. Sharon Cuppett, VP of Wi-Ex, joined Todd and Don on their newest version – zBoost 4G-V, a signal booster for 4G Verizon with dual band and tri-band down the line. zBoost also showed off the zBoost zForce, an in-car booster. The antenna is magnetic, so you can set it on your car, or get it professionally installed. The zForce will increase the signal up to 10x. Get zBoost at Amazon zBoost zForce will retail at $99, it will be available by mid-2012. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central and Don Baine, the Gadget Professor, for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

Mavia: Taking Control of Your Car – CES 2012 0

Mavia: Taking Control of Your Car – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS In today’s car, there is a plug that mechanics use to diagnose problems with your car. You could always plug something in to get information. Mavizon Tech about their new Mavia dongle. Mavia connects to the car diagnostic port (the ODB-II port). It can read the diagnostics, ask your friends on social networks if they know an answer, and also find a mechanic to find the solution. Mavia is also a GPS receiver to provide location and technical information. The data is sent back to www.mymavia.com. You can then log in to view. If you have a kid and want to know where they are, log in and locate. You can also get multiple pieces of information. There are Android and iPhone client apps to keep you in touch. Mavia is in a beta test, so no pricing yet (expected $200 MSRP). The...

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]

Trikke: Electric Hybrid Vehicle that Folds up for Portability – CES 2012 0

Trikke: Electric Hybrid Vehicle that Folds up for Portability – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTrikkes are not the ones you had growing up. New age trikes, as she says in the video. This is a 3 wheeled vehicle which could go up to 17 MPH. The charged battery will go 20 miles, and it folds up so you take it on a bus (lightweight frame built with aircraft grade aluminum) . Plug it in and charge using a standard plug outlet. Even though it’s an electric transport vehicle, it still can use your momentum to move. In fact, you may have seen the original Trikke at your favorite retailer. If you love skiing, this best simulates it. Check out Trikke on Amazon Trikkes are available in different colors and models and the prices range from $1300 to $2200. The Trikke Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central [cessponsor]

iOnRoad: Co-Pilot App Monitors Traffic Using Visual Radar – CES 2012 0

iOnRoad: Co-Pilot App Monitors Traffic Using Visual Radar – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe folks from iOnRoad showed us how to turn our Smartphone into a Personal Driving Assistant. iOnRoad, which is available for free in the Android app store (with iOS to come), mounts to the windshield. It turns the smartphone’s video camera into a “3rd eye”. iOnRoad’s Visual Radar is a type of augmented reality to warn you of potential hazzards. If you are too close to a car, for example, iOnRoad will let you know so you can ease back. iOnRoad will send out a warning signal when you might be veering off road or crossing into other traffic. Interview by Courtney Wallin of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

AirPay: make Payments Over Mobile Using QR codes – TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 SF 0

AirPay: make Payments Over Mobile Using QR codes – TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 SF

Jeffrey Powers talks with Eric on AirPay – a way to use QR codes to bring an item to your mobile device and pay for.