Apple released a new iTunes Update and the iTunes DJ. The iTunes Remote turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a dedicated, wireless remote control for any iTunes library on your local network, whether you’re running iTunes on Windows or OS X. Take control of your music via iPhone! iTunes DJ allows your friends and family to have a say in whats being listened to. Setting up Remote is simple and safe. A unique passcode pairs your iPod touch or iPhone with your computer and Apple TV.
itunes Update and the iTunes DJ
Monday May 21, 2012
Apple’s latest creation will be in your hands in 60 days and may revolutionize the way you or I compute. Steve Jobs clarified just what we can expect from Apples iPad, a device that appears to be an iPod Touch on steroids. The iPad platform is very similar to the iPod Touch but its capabilities are far more advanced. “It’s the best web experience you’ve ever had. Way better than a laptop, way better than a phone,” Steve Jobs said.
Here are the Specs:
- only 1.5 lbs
- only .5 inches and a 9.7-inch LED display
- powered by Apple’s own silicon technology, a 1 GHz Apple A4 chip
- available in memory configurations of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB
- Bluetooth 2.1
- 802.11N WiFi
- 10 hours of battery life and over a month of standby time
- on-screen keyboard
Apple has already released an SDK program so that after market developers can create amazing new applications that are befitting to a device like the iPad. Apple is launching a brand new service called iBooks (and the corresponding iBookstore). Apple has reached an agreement, similar to the deal struck with record labels, with all the major publishers to market their content on the new iBookstore. Reading on the iPad will be very similar to Kindles, giving the reader the least strain possible on their eyes. There will be an external keyboard available for when you’re in the office, something that we begged Apple to provide with the iPhone. One of the most important features on the iPad is the fact that you will not need a contract with AT&T to access the 3G network; $30 a month will give you unlimited access.
I have saved the best for last, “The Price is Right”! Only $499 for 16GB model, $599 for 32GB, and 64GB for $699. Models with built-in 3G (like the iPhone) will cost more, adding about $130 dollars to the price of each unit. I could make a pretty long list of what the iPad is missing. However, there is no sense in getting worked up about the 1st generation iPad; naturally as the product evolves and is tested by consumers more advancements will find their way to the iPad. I would much rather marvel at the sheer potential this product has to revolutionize the work place as well the classroom than complain about what the device lacks – which seems to be the trend with all the critics. The iPad is scheduled for release in April 2010.
As a kid summertime meant the annual summer vacation. While these times were ripe with adventure and excitement for us kids I can’t help but now reflect on these memories from a new perspective, the parent. There is actually a renewed level of comedy to my memories as I recall my parents struggle with the vacation they planned and the vacation which happened. I do feel a twinge of guilt. My generation is getting the easy way out. We have Nintendo DS, iTouch, portable gaming devices to entertain the kids. Cars now come equipped with video players to captivate young audiences. In some cars the front seat can enjoy different music than the backseat. Bye bye Hannah Montana. Not to mention the various GPS devices for those who are retiscent to ask for directions.
So what has happened to the iconic “vacation car game”?
It is alive and well. But for those of you who have been too plugged in too long to remember the low tech days. Here is a link to directions for each game. 10 most popular car games of all time. The classics include:
- I Spy
- 20 Questions
- License Plates
- Where’s the Alphabet?
- Name That Tune
- The Picnic Game
- Count the …
- Geography Lesson
My Dad’s very favorite game was “who can fall asleep the fastest” and when you fell asleep you were to whistle in order to claim your victory.
I can’t help but agree with him on some days. When I am asking for the car to be quiet while navigating 5 lanes of traffic or asking for the foot to be removed from my lower back I think back in reverence and admiration “Wow … my parents were so very patient … and no potty mouth.”
Ever wish you could wake up in the morning and not get out of bed? The ability to work from anywhere in your house has arrived. With a large enough monitor, one could literally work from bed if they so desired. Now, obviously, one would not work from their bed, but the ability to do so gives me great comfort. iPhone Airmouse in the Bedroom could very well be the wave of the future.
Mobile Air Mouse instantly transforms your iPhone or iPod touch into an in air, wireless remote for your computer! Sit back and surf the web, browse your photo library or control your music player from the comfort of your couch. Mobile Air Mouse uses the built in accelerometer to translate your hand motions into mouse movements on your screen. It can also operate as a trackpad, allowing you to control your computer with a single finger.
Mobile Air Mouse is an essential part of any home theater PC and a presenter’s best friend. Mobile Air Mouse uses an innovative application notification system to let the iPhone know what program you are running at any time and show the appropriate keys for that program. This allows Mobile Air Mouse to provide a single screen for controlling ALL your media and web applications.
Photosynth Comes To The iPhone With iSynth
I think that Photosynthing is one of the best new ways yet to explore a “space and time” via the internet, and now you can get there via your iPhone or your iPod touch with the new free iTunes app iSynth
This from the maker of the app,
If you’ve never experienced Photosynth, you’re missing out! Photosynth is a revolutionary new technology that creates seamless three-dimensional worlds from nothing but photographs. Visit Photosynth.com to upload your own photos and create virtual tours of your house, office or anywhere you can bring a camera! And if you don’t feel like snapping away yourself, there are already thousands upon thousands of “synths”, covering all of the world’s most beautiful and interesting places, freely available for your browsing pleasure. iSynth puts them all right in your pocket.
Visit Stonehenge, the Taj Mahal, or take a trip to Disney World. Study Michelangelo’s “David” or the Jefferson Memorial in breathtaking 3D you could only beat by being there. Relive the inauguration of Barack Obama through CNN’s 600 photo mega-synth, “The Moment”, which captures the historic event from every angle. With iSynth, you can do all of these things while you wait for the bus!
To check out more of our Photosynths click here,
The iPhone has made a surge in the creation of applications by aftermarket companies. With everyday that goes by the iPhone becomes more universal and applicable for everyday life. Whether you are using the iPhone for business or pleasure, you are sure to find an application for your needs. IPhone applications are becoming more technical and more expensive! Here are three applications that are very neat and cost an unbelievable amount:
iRa Pro $899.99 – Provides touch based viewing and control of IP based video surveillance equipment. Inspired by the mobility needs of the high-end security industry, iRa Pro enables users to view multiple live video feeds directly from cameras or from video management servers and to directly control pan-tilt-zoom cameras using the intuitive touchscreen interface of the iPhone and iPod touch.
My Accounts To Go (MATG) $449.99 – Is an innovative Apple iPhone application which allows its user to remotely access their corporate account information from corporate financial management systems such as Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) and SAP BusinessOne. CBR Technology is also an Apple Authorized Developer and uses the latest version of Apple’s SDK to produce its high-quality iPhone-compatible applications.
Lexi-COMPLETE $299.99 – Lexi-COMPLETE provides detailed information on drugs, drug interactions, diagnosis, disease management, patient education, and more. Lexi-Comp’s in-house clinical team conducts constant surveillance of the FDA, pharmaceutical industry, and clinical literature to develop timely, unbiased information that helps health care providers make more informed decisions, reduce adverse drug events, and deliver better patient care.