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Two great apps for taking and sharing photos on the iPhone

You have no doubt noticed lately on my blog that there have been posts with but a single picture and a few words accompanying the image. I am using the now widely used app Instagram, coupled with Posterous. The first allows you to run your image through a few funky filters and then post to various sharing sites (Facebook, twitter, and Posterous). Posterous, in turn, shares to just about everything.  Posterous (which, I just found […]

Instagram – Quickly share your photos

You know me by now, I love photography more than comics. The iPhone does not have the best camera among smart phones, but it isn’t bad, at all. Sharing those images is part of the fun and while flickr is a great storage/sharing service there is no quick way to upload and share from the iPhone. Then came Instagram. I am late to this party and it isn’t a perfect bash, for sure, but it […]

Why do I like these funky pictures?

Most of you know that I love photography. There is an old saying that the best camera is the one you have with you and my iPhone is constantly with me. And I have to say that the iPhone 4 has a pretty decent 5MP camera. It is not great, but I have gotten some pretty nice results. There is a little app that is all the rage called Instagram which basically makes your nice […]

Accordance for iOS is out NOW

In yesterday’s post I commented that it was coming soon, well by evening it was released and available in the App store. Accordance for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is now available for FREE. I only saw it at 11:30 pm so I have had little time to play with it but I have very good first impressions. Best of all, if you log in with your account you can use their “Easy Install” feature to […]

Apple’s AirPlay – The good and the oops!

iOS 4.2 update for iOS devices came with some much hyped features. AirPrint, unless you have one of three printers, is effectively DOA, while AirPlay “just works.” In fact, AirPlay works a little too well. The premise is simple. You can have the audio or video from your iPad or iPhone stream to either your AirPort Express attached to a stereo (as I have it) or to your AppleTV. Video and music work great on […]

Shared stories

Just a reminder that if you want to also follow what I share via Google Reader you may: http://www.google.com/reader/shared/prof.brady You do not need to use Google Reader, by the way, to see my shared items or even to use the GR features. Or at least you don’t need to use GR directly. I useNewsRack on my iPad and iPhone which connects and syncs to my GR account. It allows me to Share, Like, and so on […]

A scholarly reading list

I was put on to this by The Unofficial Apple Weblog and will quote most of the story below. The gist is that National Association of Scholars felt that many of the books recommended for summer reading by colleges and universities just weren’t up to snuff. The result is their own reading list, one that they felt was more suitable: Read These Instead: Better Books for Next Year’s Beaches. TUAW’s contribution was to provide links […]

iPad, iPhone 4 apps and accessories

I have had my iPad for a few months now and my iPhone 4 for a few weeks so I thought I would share a few tips, apps, and accessories that I have found useful.1 First for the iPad. Cases I started out with Apple iPad Case which I found to be very nice. It is a soft microfiber that is completely form fitting, which is very nice since it does not add any substantial […]

CHE Wired – Attendance for iOS and Admissions Tweets

Today’s Chronicle of Higher Education Wired newsletter has two stories that were of interest to me and may be for you all as well. The first is a very handy app, Attendance. One of the only explicitly teaching-related iOS apps that I use is Attendance, a straightforward program by David Reed, a computer science professor at Capital University. I reviewed the app forMacworld.com upon its first release, and have used it religiously over the intervening 18 months. Attendance […]

Walled Garden

A “walled garden” or a grocery store?

There is much debate about whether Apple’s ecosystem (iTunes/App Store/iPhone/iPad) is an attempt to control your life or simply offer you a good consumer experience. The Unofficial Apple Weblog has a link to a post and commentary suggesting that the iPad and the whole Apple system is akin to AOL. You remember AOL, the old AOL I mean, who offered you all the internet without any of the muss and fuss. Of course that AOL […]