Tech + Gadgets
The editors behind 48 Hour Magazine, which launches its whirwind of a publishing experiment tomorrow, must have nerves of steel. The concept is this: the editors announce a theme for the issue and contributors (you can sign up to be one on their homeage) rev their engines and crank out content within a 24 hour window. The subsequent 24 hours are devoted to selecting pieces, editing, designing, printing and shipping the issue (in both online and print form). 48 Hour Magazine takes it one step further and aims to pay their contributors.
Because I'm that girl who's chronically late for absolutely everything, I'm a cab driver's dream--but only when I have to stand on a busy street corner to get one. I live in fear of calling cab dispatchers, who always seem to hang up on me as soon as I rattle off my street address and phone number. What gives?
So you're uploading a photo to Facebook and trying to think of a caption. This process would be soooo much more fun if you could add a voiceover, right? Well, now you can. Emeryville-based Fotobabble has created a way to make talking photos. The implications are pretty awesome here: singing telegrams, a play by play of a pee-wee soccer game...and um, lots of opportunities for pokin' fun at those "wow, maybe we had too much to drink here" photos. You can share it all via Facebook, Twitter and even embed Fotobabble photos in your own web pages. Pretty sweet. Download the iPhone app for free here.
After a recent onslaught of fashion-forward iPhone applications from designers, fashion magazines and all manner of retail brands, even those outside the fashion world are taking notice. The Wall Street Journal even went so far as to dub iPhone fashion apps the must-have accessories of the season.
Music and technology's happy union (see SXSW, Pandora, MySpace) is impressing us once again for Outside Lands, which is shaping up to be quite the tech-fest.
The good people over at Eat Me Daily have already offered their mini-review of the forthcoming Foodspotting application for the iphone, which the developers are billing as a "visual local guide" that will help you "find the foods your craving" and "see what's good at any restaurant." We'll reserve judgement until we've had a chance to play around with the app, but we had to make mention of one thing that EMD didn't—that (as seen in this screen shot) the xiao long bao from Shanghai House are already getting some promotion (we like 'em, too—they made our "
Is the iphone the ultimate "drinking buddy?" Not the kind of buddy that you can commiserate with over a shot of Jamesons or who will give you a ride home after one to many, but a drinking companion who can be a personal sommelier, pocket bartending guide, and wine locator. Yes, drinking apps for the iphone are numerous and many of them are quite good.
There are literally dozens of them, but I'll highlight a few (mostly) free ones that I find particularly useful.