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iPhone Swiss Knife Case – ReadyCase Now on Indiegogo

Came across this awesome multi-purpose swiss knife iPhone case on Indiegogo, the ReadyCase.  The case itself comes with either a 8GB or 16GB USB drive, kickstand, lens ring, headphone clip and a multi-tool (blade, opener, screwdriver)….hmm… am I missing anything here? and the best part is the case is less than 3mm thick.  Check it out on Indiegogo, only 9 days left to pledge if you want one. Even better is there’s a iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5 version. The ReadyCase Indiegogo Page here.

Source – ReadyCase Indiegogo Page

Ready Case from Ready_Case on Vimeo.

October 16, 2012 Posted by | Accessories, Apple, Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PhotoViva For iPad/iPhone Now Free For A Limited Time

PhotoViva is a powerful application for photo editing and freeform painting. It can help you transform your pictures into expressive and colorful works of art. In addition to tools for enhancing your photos, there are paint brushes that let you make abstract painted interpretations of photos. You can select a brush and copy image features by cloning or painting. Brushes can track the direction of movement, or you can set the brush direction. You can also change the hue, saturation and blur of brush strokes as you go. Get it from the App Store here.

PhotoViva Demo 1 from Grafica Obscura on Vimeo.

October 14, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iPad, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Enough Rants About the iPhone 5, It’s Just Another Apple Product

You probably heard enough rants about the new iPhone 5, when even Apple has to openly apologize for some of their hiccups but if you take a minute and rethink why you keep coming back getting a new Mac, a new iPhone or what not, then you realize that maybe, just maybe, you are asking too much.

When people buy a new iMac or Macbook replacement, it is not only because of new innovations that been added to the product line (don’t count retina display), people do so because it is time to upgrade because they need a faster machine, bigger screen size, or lighter mobile device. People buy Apple products because they are die hard fans who would not be swayed to go back to the PC.

Same with the iPhone. People just expect too much when it comes with the new release. Ok, you want bigger screens, Apple gave you that, faster processor, that’s included too, longer battery life, not that one as it is a trade off with a more slimmer design and faster processor. Along just like any other Apple products, Apple throws in a few bad apples (just like Brian Tong puts it on CNET’s Apple Byte, subscribe to it for all the good and bad news inside the Apple world). The Map application definitely on all front pages and the cheap aluminum housing, the lighting cables that makes all your iPhone/iPad obsolete (soon) and the new screen aspect ratio where not even 5% of the app developers are ready for leaving you with all the void with the extended screen estate.

But for all die hard fans out there, we all know that Apple will eventually come up with all the tweaks they need to get it right. The key is, don’t compare the iPhone with their Android or upcoming Windows phone counterparts, Apple is Apple, and you are still biting into it.

October 2, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Beyond Geekiness, Blogroll, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, iPhone 5 | , , , | Leave a comment

First Look Videos of the New Evernote Skitch

Source – Evernote

September 20, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iOS 5, iOS 6, iPad2, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod, Mac, Video | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

iPhone 5 Back Cover Video Leak

Is this for real? you be the judge.  Check out the rumored 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5. and how it stack up in size with the iPhone 4/4S.

Source – etradesupply

June 9, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

iPhone 5 Mockup Video

Source – DeviceStation

May 24, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, iPhone 5, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Langham Short Film Competition – Winner Gets to Go To Sundance Screenings

Was at the Langham Place Short Films Screenings last night and they showcased three feature shorts, namely, the Club, the Spa and the Room and the most interesting part of it is that all three short films were shot with the iPhone. Check out the making of videos here and have a taste of what’s it all about.

The other highlight of the evening was when Sean Seah, Vice President – E-Business, Loyalty and Partner Marketing of Langham, announced the Langham Short Film Competition where the winner of the competition will be flown to London, stay at the awesome Langham London, be able to attend an exclusive networking breakfast with the heavy weights of Sundance Institute and other filmmakers, attend Sundance screenings and if lucky, have access to other Sundance panel events as well. So all budding filmmakers and videographers, this is definitely a competition that you want to look into.

More information on the competition and the three short films mentioned earlier after the jump…..

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March 23, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhoneography, Movies, Video | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Video Review(s) on Sparrow for iPhone

If you want to know more about the app, The Next Web had a great interview with Sparrow’s co-founder and CEO Dom Leca out earlier this week.

Source – The Next Web, iDownloadBlog, iAppOSX

March 17, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Google, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

iPhoneography Exhibit – Hong Kong Instayay – Tonight, 14 March 2012

Yet another art event tonight apart from ArtWalk, this iphoneography exhibit is scheduled tonight at V13 Vodka Bar on Old Bailey in Sheung Wan.  Drop by if you have time to check it out or if you are participating in ArtWalk, this is just around the neighbourhood.

March 14, 2012 Posted by | Art, Bars & Clubs, Event, Hong Kong, iPhone, iPhoneography, Lifestyle HK, Photography | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two New iPhone 4S Commercials

Source – Apple

February 10, 2012 Posted by | Apple, iPhone, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4S, Siri, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Recalibrate Your Laggy iOS Device Home Button

There are times when your Home button on your iOS device seems a bit laggy right? well, fear not, there is actually a way to recalibrate it, thanks to the guys at iDownloadBlog.  To do so, follow the following instructions -

Step 1: Open a stock app, like Weather or Stocks.

Step 2: Press and hold your power button until “slide to power off” appears and release.

Step 3: Press and hold your Home button until the “slide to power off” goes away, and the app force quits. Your iPhone’s Home button should now be more responsive, because it has been recalibrated.

Hope this helps.

Source – iDownloadBlog

January 2, 2012 Posted by | Apple, iPad, iPad2, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Cannot Delete Individual Photo off Photo Stream? Apple, Who Are We Kidding?

Now this is a real bummer, guys over at MacRumours forum have been discussing this issue since June with the Developers’ Kit and still there are no work around to delete individual pics in your Photo Stream. The only reason to delete any photos, such as the ones that you should not have taken and afraid will start showing up on your iOS devices or even worse, pops up on your Apple TV in front of your dearly beloved is a freaking nightmare.

So….the best workaround so far is log into your iCloud account, click your name on the top right corner, click on the advanced option, and set reset Photo Stream. Next go to each iOS device, under settings, click on iCloud, turn off Photo Stream on ALL your iOS devices, turn them back on in a minute, and voila, back to square one.

Though this weeks, Apple should come up with a way to delete individual photo locally…….what are you guys at Apple are thinking?

Source – First published on my studio, PASM Workshop’s blog, where you can find more photography news and tweets

October 17, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Blogroll, iCloud, iPad2, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhoneography, Photo Stream | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

iOS 5 Video Tutorial

It’s almost here, the long awaited iOS 5.  What to do now till then? best is get yourself all familiar with the new features and that’s what the guys over at Lifehacker have for you, the all-you-need-to-know iOS 5 video, enjoy.

Source – Lifehacker

October 12, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, iCloud, iOS 5, iPad2, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, Siri | , , , , | Leave a comment

Awesome Read – The Art of iPhoneography

The Art of iPhoneography

iPhoneography – New Artform? New Format? or simply a new fad? Agree or not, iPhoneography is here to stay. With the ever growing number of camera apps and photo editing apps and the ever-increasing popularity with Instagram, iPhoneography is heading up to yet another level. For those who wish to embark on this great journey, to learn to shoot with the iPhone, to enter this unique community out there, this Book, The Art of iPhoneography, might just be the perfect place for you to start.

The definition of of iPhoneography, as stated in the Preface of the book, states: “Like pinhole, film, or microscopic photography, we’re focused on the act and art of photography defined by the device used to create the image. iPhoneography is the art of shooting and processing (editing and enhancing) digital images using an iPhone”. iPhoneography to a certain extent is not only about taking pictures with an iPhone but more of an artform created by the photographer. “iPhoneography can help you practice spontaneity, loosen up your traditional approach to photography, and stretch your view…..ultimately making you a better photographer.

Extracted from my Studio – PASM Workshop’s Blog, source – The Art of iPhoneography

July 16, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Books, iPhone, iPhone 4, Photography | , , , | 1 Comment

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