I can’t begin to accurately describe the scene on the walkways outside the Hong Kong Apple Store. Last night, an unofficial line of about 400 people was broken up by police and security details as the lack of organization and chaos was leading to some tense scenes, even some fighting. Today the lines are back, … Continue reading Massive crowds on hand for iPhone 4S launch in Hong Kong 24 hours prior to sale.
They love their Apple gear in Hong Kong, and they also love to line up to get it. In fact, this line of about 150-200 people outside the Hong Kong Apple Store isn’t even “official”–it’s just people milling about waiting to get into the official line that will start “soon” according to some in the … Continue reading Hong Kong iPhone 4S line starts 72 hours prior to launch.
The folks at Engadget did us a big favor this week writing about our new project, the “Phaser Tape”. Hopefully the added coverage will start to bring in some more orders at Makible.com http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/26/insert-coin-phasertape-turns-your-smartphone-into-a-rangefinder/
I’ve been busy here in Hong Kong coming up with some new gadgets, and the first one is now ready through Makible.com. An iPhone / Android laser range finder attachment. Simply place this against the wall, snap a picture, and the app will tell you the distance. Pretty cool stuff. Available Now … Continue reading iPhone Laser Range Finder — my new product
Was poking around the post office today looking for some stamps when I came across a new issue from the HK Post Office which looked oddly familiar. The Volunteerism series of postage stamps contains one stamp which shows an “An email from co-workers brings good news on school redevelopment. Children’s smiling faces in the photo … Continue reading Hong Kong’s iPhone postage stamp
There is a lot of buzz on the Internet about a small little file being stored on the iPhone and sync’d with the computer containing the exact location of your iPhone over the course of the day, week and month. At the moment this file isn’t really being uploaded or used for any purpose, but … Continue reading Tracker reveals my iPhone travels over last few months
One of the neatest things to do with an iPhone (or any smart phone) is to watch TV streams “live” on your phone. Now saying it is “TV” is technically a misnomer–you aren’t technically receiving over the air TV frequencies with your phone and displaying them. Instead these are streaming video feeds from a variety … Continue reading Best TV Apps for iPhone / iPad
Yea, I only reviewed the free ones. I have a Cowbell already (from my visit to the SLC ’02 Olympics) so couldn’t rationalize buying an electronic version. The Vancouver Olympics start on Friday and there are quite a few iPhone apps in the app store to help keep you up to date on the latest. … Continue reading Olympic iPhone Apps review
Dan Woolley was trapped under the rubble of the Haiti earthquake without much information about what to do. He was in pain, but not sure of his overall situation. He needed help, and believe it or not, it was just a finger slide away. His iPhone. Woolley used his iPhone as a flashlight (a totally … Continue reading Trapped and injured in an earthquake? There’s an iPhone app for that
You know, I get asked this all the time, so here are the instructions. Find the Youtube video you want. Click PLAY. While the video is playing, goto the top of the page and open WINDOW–>ACTIVITY Take a look at all the elements of that page (you may have to click the ‘carrot’ to … Continue reading How to download a Youtube video with Safari and convert it for your iPhone
http://penguinsix.com/?s=iphone iPhone with a focus on radio applications.
China’s CCTV has just released a new iPhone application that really blows away most other TV iPhone applications that I’ve seen. Of course, there is this caveat–it’s all in Chinese, and pretty much not worth much to those who don’t speak Mandarin (with the exception of sports content), but the application is chock a block … Continue reading China’s CCTV iPhone application review: an embarrassment to American television networks.
From the about fricking time department, word has come from the TUAW that the much anticipated Slingplayer application for the iPhone has been submitted for approval with the overlords at Apple HQ. Slingplayer is a tool of many an expat used to ’sling’ back television content from a central location (i.e. their parent’s house) to … Continue reading Slingplayer for iPhone
While poking around the app store yesterday, I came across a few new applications that have tremendous promise. France 24 in the news section offer live streaming of the France 24 (think CNN of France). The buffering is pretty quick and the quality is not bad. France24 is a different take on some of the … Continue reading Live TV on the iPhone – Some new developments
I’ve been a pretty big fan of Livestation since I first downloaded a copy a month or so ago. Now I’m even more excited as it appears Livestation will be ported to the Apple iPhone, bringing live video & tv to the iPhone. The announcement will take place today here but I’m not sure when it … Continue reading Livestation going to the iPhone. Thank god almighty.