For the low, low price of $2, BoxyTunes frees you from the confines of your computer and allows you to stream music within your Dropbox account directly to your iPhone. The app plays in the background and supports a slew of files including mp3, mp4 aac and wav formats.
In the past, when I went to the grocery, I usually made very poor decisions. I picked items (a) closest to the cash register so I could spend as little time possible in that hell hole (2) items with a cartoon animal on the front of the packaging or (3) items that offered a free prize.
That’s why I’m a big fan of Fooducate. So, now when I head to the grocery I simply fire up the app and scan the barcode on all my over-processed goodness.
The app makes it super easy on my feeble brain and gives each food a basic grade. It highlights the benefits of that particular food and and also cautions if it contains too much sugar, fat, additives, etc, etc. Fooducate will also go on and recommend another brand or closely related food that would work as a substitute. Genius!
Fooducate is free in the app store so go download it today.
My very favorite photography app, Hipstamatic, has recently pushed an upgrade that includes a slew of cool features. The big update is the ability to order prints right from the app and have them delivered to your door. The prints will set you back $5-$20 depending on the quantity and size of prints you select. Here’s how the entire process works. Hooray for technology!
Another great features they’ve added this time around is the ability to automatically share photos and stacks right to your Tumblr page. Hipsters shooting with the Hipstamatic app are now cracking open a PBR and celebrating in the streets.
One last big addition is the Mission Hipstapak which includes the Bettie XL lens and the Ina 1935 film. The additional pak will run you $1 and gives you the ability to make your very own ‘I hate machine dryers’ poster like the image below.
Version 170 includes some other settings and bug updates. Check their site to see all of the other options.
If you’re still on the fence about the Hipstamatic app, typie type over to Photojojo’s Ultimate Hipstamatic Guide. They detail and layout over 300 combinations of photos available with the app.
Google Goggles, the app that allows users to search the web by simply taking a picture and has been exclusive to Android is coming to iPhone in the next 3 months.
“We’re working on an iPhone version, and hope to have it out by the end of the year,” David Petrou, a Google staff engineer working on the Goggles project, told his keynote audience at Monday’s Hot Chips conference at Stanford University in California.
So, to give you a little history, there was this cheap little plastic camera that a small group of kids loved back in 1982. It could be modded with different lenses, film and flashes to make all sorts funky prints. Today, thanks to alien technology and Steve Jobs you can get all the Joan Jett and Hipstamatic camera action right on your phone.
The Hipstamatic ($2) camera app for iPhone is hands down my favorite app. It takes your ordinary images that in any other case you would be embarrassed to show your friends and automagically turns them into quirky and vintage shots characterized by over-saturation, blurring and amazing vignettes.
Prints from the app can be directly uploaded to facebook, flickr or emailed to your friends.
Here are some of the photos I’ve taken with the Hipstamatic app.
This ragtag group of dudes below may look like the WB’s version of Entourage, but actually they’ve set out to take down facebook and return privacy controls back to the users. Their idea is simple, but they need your help.
How it works and their vision - Instead of you posting an update to facebook and then facebook pushing that status to all of your friends (centralized solution), they believe social networks should act more like real people do. They believe you should be able to send out a status and directly interact with your friends on your own, without having to give facebook access to all your personal information. They call it Diaspora and it’s essentially a decentralized hub that gives you full control over your identity online. They believe offering this service will be helpful to non-technical users who are worried about their data and privacy online.
How you can help – Go check out their page at Kickstarter and make a pledge. You’ll only be charged if the project actually gets fully-funded, but as a backer you actually get a piece of the project as well. A pledge of $5 gets you a version of the software that you can run as your own server. Of course, bigger donations get you greater access to the project and more freebies. Signup is simple and donations work with your existing Amazon account. You’ve really got nothing to lose…except your privacy. Support Diaspora.