January 23, 2009

What is facebook addiction?

I think everyone will get a kick out of this video because it's so true.

January 16, 2009

How not to get caught on Facebook

Interesting tips on how to access Facebook when your company is blocking it.... I haven't tried but I wonder if anyone else has?

Has anyone tried these sites mentioned in the video?

January 06, 2009

Video Review: Storyz.com changing the way you write stories

This video demonstrates how you can create stories in collaboration with others at Storyz.com.


There is also an app available for the iPhone and it works very well. If you use the app, you can send invites to your stories using your iPhone address book.

Have you used this service? If so, tell us what you think.

January 04, 2009

Review: Update all your Web 2.0 Sites in a snap with Ping

If you're like me you probably have accounts with MySpace, Facebook, Hi5, Diigo, Delicious, Wordpress and more. With all the Web 2.0 sites popping up every where and all the accounts we have to keep up with different networks, friends, or family updating these sites are getting out of hand. Well I'm here to tell you that it has become easier thanks to Ping.fm who is here to relieve some of that pain.
Ping.fm is a service that allows you to update your status, blogs and micro-blogging of all your Web 2.0 sites from just one site. You can send your updates through your PC browser, phone, or e-mail.
Before Ping.fm I use to have to log in to Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and Hi5 and update my status in all sites. Now with Ping.fm, I just visit i.ping.fm from my iPhone and by updating my Status here, all these sites get updated automatically. How cool is that?
These are the Web 2.0 sites you can update with Ping.fm:

By clicking on the Add Network link next to the site name you can set up your log in for each web site and specify what information will be updated on that site. For example, if it's your Twitter account you're setting up, you would probably want Twitter to receive all micro-blogging and Status updates.

This service is very easy to use but just in case, you can find a quick tutorial at: http://ping.fm/blog/a-tutorial-for-you/

Oh for iPhone users, here is a tip. After visiting i.ping.fm on your phone press the + sign to Add an icon to your Home Screen.

Try it, you have nothing to lose - it's free. Let us know if you're using it already and how it's going.


2008 viewed from an iPhone lense

These were the events that took place in my life in 2008 and were captured with my iPhone.

Animoto is a great site for creating short and long videos in minutes.

A lot of these photos were taken before I learned some tips and tricks on lighting and using filters so 2009 should bring lots of great photos. For some great tips on iPhone photo taking visit Chase Jarvis' blog.


App Top List: Top 5 iPhone Photo Apps

There are several great photo apps for the iPhone that will cost as little as free-$2.99 but they are well worth it. These apps will give your iPhone the digital camera capabilities that it's lacking on it's own. Not only will you be able to set a timer for automatic photo taking but also increase the steadiness of your shots and set different filters. The quality of your photos will also increase which is a plus with these apps.

FotoTimer - This app adds the self-timing feature of your digital camera to your iPhone. This app gives you the ability to delay your photo taking by 2, 5, 10, and 20 seconds so now you can be included if you want. This app is $1.99. Download it now.

SteadyCam - You know how much you shake while pressing the shutter button on the iPhone when taking pictures? Well this app eliminates that. While using SteadyCam, you press the Shutter button and the photo will not be taken until your hand is stable. There is a free version which I use and a Premium version that adds self-timer and full screen shutter touch capabilities for $0.99 (for a limited time). Dowload it now.

Pano - This great app gives you the capability of taking 6 photos and merging then into one panoramic photo. They just added the Portrait feature so now you can take photos with your iPhone held upright. This app is $2.99. Download it now.

CameraBag - Enhance your photos with the 10 different filters available. You can either take new pictures using one of the filters or choose a photo from your photo album and enhance it. The filters they have available now are: Helga, Instant, Cinema, 1962, Infrared, Fisheye, Original, Lolo, 1974, and Mono. This app cost $2.99. Download it now.

Example of the same photo with different filters:

Other photos with different filters:

Sodasnap postcards - With this app you can take new photos or one from your photo album and convert them on the fly into postcards with your personal message. You can save the postcards automatically to your album, e-mail them or post them on SodaSnap.com. This app is free.

As an added bonus to this post I give you HP iPrint Photo app. With this app you will be able to print photos directly from your iPhone to your network printer. This app is free and you can find more information in the App store, at www.hp.com/go/iprintphoto or download it now.

Have you used any of these? Tell us what you think of them or share other photo apps with us.