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February, 2009:

iPhone Apps: music, radio, and other noise

So I’ve been playing with iPhone apps the last few days.  Got bunches I love, but I figured I needed to start somwhere.

So how about some music apps? 
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These first three radio apps are petty cool and have somewhat similar functionality.

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I heart Radio: tune online radio stations from across the country

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Last.fm: take last.fm with you.

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Pandora radio: more free streaming radio.

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Public Radio tuner: Index of public radio sites. Click on a station, sorted by state, and then play a stream. Has geolocation feature to find local stations.

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NPR Mobile: NPR program browser.  Uses Topics, Program, series drill-downs to select and play content.

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AOL Radio: Browse and play music from AOL radio.

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Slacker radio: plays Slacker radio stations if you have an account.

iTalk: simple voice note recorder

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Shazam: this is one you’ve probably heard about. Press one button int he app and it samples whatever music is playing, then tells you the name and artist info. Pretty neat

airphones
AirPhones: the only app in this post that costs money. Essentially turns the iphone into a wireless headphone receiver. You runner a server app on your Mac and then the app on iphone and you can stream any audio on your computer to the iphone.  Not tested this very much, but in the short test it garbled audio and both my iphone and macbook are on the same network in the same room.

Plants and food: Prickly and Tasty

Prickly
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succulent
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Tasty (yumm… stuffed mushrooms)
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and a Trident tree
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The iphone (finally) cometh!

Finally broke down and bought an iphone. This brief post is the first made from the new device. Anyone have a few favorite apps? M@

Some newness from the sketchbook.

All form the last few days.
Just photos now, but I hope to have scans posted soon.

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02.01.2009 Jack London Square: More HD cam tests

I think I need to use a tripod more often and turn off the auto stabalization as I think it is crap.

Otherwise, enjoy!

Chinese Lion Dancers (happy chinese new year)

02.01.2009 Jack London Square from zebtron on Vimeo.
A blimp

02.01.2009 Jack London Square from zebtron on Vimeo.
A fountain

01.18.2009 port of oakland jack london square from zebtron on Vimeo.
Flowers

02.01.2009 Jack London Square from zebtron on Vimeo.

More video: light sculpture and boats!

Video of IU art museum changing LED light sculpture in Bloomington, IN

IU Art Museum Light Sculpture 2008 from zebtron on Vimeo.

Boats at the port of Oakland near Jack London Square

01.18.2009 port of oakland jack london square from zebtron on Vimeo.

(New to me) refurb HD 720p CMOS Polaroid camera tests

I bought an CMOs camera thats shoots 720p HD video from woot.com a week or so ago.

It arrived today and here are some of the test videos.
I did mainly low light and motion shots, which I assume are a few of the things with which the camera will have problems.

Here is the whole deal on flickr (video is downscaled).

Here are some videos on Vimeo, but they also are downscaled just not as much (bitrate mainly I think).

01.31.2009 Polaroid HD cam test 009 from zebtron on Vimeo.

01.31.2009 Polaroid HD cam test 001 008 from zebtron on Vimeo.

01.31.2009 Polaroid HD cam test 006 from zebtron on Vimeo.

01.31.2009 Polaroid HD cam test 007 from zebtron on Vimeo.

01.31.2009 Polaroid HD cam test 005 from zebtron on Vimeo.

01.31.2009 Polaroid HD cam test 004 from zebtron on Vimeo.

01.31.2009 Polaroid HD cam test 003 from zebtron on Vimeo.

01.31.2009 Polaroid HD cam test 002 from zebtron on Vimeo.

01.31.2009 Polaroid HD cam test 001 from zebtron on Vimeo.