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Archive for June, 2010

How to Install Comic Books (And Other Files) on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

After last week’s article about Comic Book Readers, my friend Stugots thought it was interesting that there were these different apps that would allow him to read comic books on his iPod Touch, but until now had only used the Marvel Comics app. ┬áHe wanted to know if it was possible to upload comics to […]

Comic Book Apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Droid

With the higher resolutions and better screens with our portable devices, the visual mediums have become more prevalent. Comic books are a century old medium of storytelling that tells stories of mythology, history, and of course spandex. While Marvel and DC dominate the comic book market, they don’t control the digital market yet.

You Are the Social Media Rockstar

I was recently watching the Digg Dialog interview with Ozzy Osbourne and when asked what he thought of the current state of music, he said he didn’t listen to any modern bands, but he did comment on the current look of the bands today and how they don’t differentiate themselves from their fans. I heard what he said and thought about how it could be applied to social media.

Augmented Reality Apps for the Droid

Ever since I worked for a mobile augmented reality company a year or two ago, it has been a fascination of mine. The ability to overlay reality with digital information to find a restaurant or a subway, see where friends have been and left notes, or just play games in a digital space while interacting with reality takes our information and creates a whole new reality around it is amazing, and it can be done now with the smartphones we already own, like the Droid.

Review: Powermat 2X

Last week at Obliterati, I was able to acquire a Powermat 2X in the gift bag. This device is not only a universal charger, but it is able to do it with minimal wires and clutter, allowing the user to do it with a minimal footprint.

Review: Motorola H17

The latest Bluetooth headset from Motorola is the H17, a small form factor earpiece that connects wirelessly to your cellphone in order to talk without holding your phone. With the laws in place that require these devices, and the now common sight of people using them while walking on the street, the Motorola H17 is a quality choice for your hands-free needs.

Review: Android Karenina

Leo Tolstoy’s classic story of romance in 19th century Russia has received an upgrade to a classic steampunk novel courtesy of Quirk Books. No longer content limiting themselves to the works of Jane Austin, robots have been added to Anna Karenina to create Android Karenina, their latest literary mashup.

Why Don’t Developers Network?

There are a lot of developers out there and a lot of startups looking for developers. Often developers will get contacted directly but not be available, but they will have a very limited circle to pass the work on to. This begs the question: Why don’t developers network?

SiriusXM for the Android

With Android overtaking iPhone in overall sales of smartphones, and selling second only to the Blackberry, it was only a matter of time until SiriusXM listened to the pleas of their customers and release a streaming app for the Droid, Nexus One, Incredible, et al. This past Friday, the people got what they wanted, and Android owners can now download the SiriusXM app for their phones.