I do SO hope this letter, allegedly from Sean Connery to Steve Jobs, is the real deal…!
How many shades of awesome is the iFlux Capacitor app..?!
Available for iPhone, iPod and iPad, it’s a detailed virtual replica of the famous flux capacitor invented by Dr. Emmett Brown in 1985, with finely crafted animation, functioning time circuits, and a working GPS enabled speedometer, with a user defined speed threshold for avoiding unnecessary speeding tickets.
Take a Macintosh Classic, slip in an iPad and you get iPadintosh!
I was sceptical when I saw the Gizmodo leak about the new Apple iPhone 4 — surely it was just a prototype casing, I thought.
My reasoning at the time was that it seemed to go against the grain in terms of where Apple appeared to be going with the new streamlined, almost aerodynamic form factors of recent offerings — something I have to say I am not a fan of. One of the reasons I held on so long to my old G4 Powerbook (which I am now forced to replaced due to it’s recent demise) was that I liked the basic boxyness of it’s shape, the exposed screws and the slight lack of refinement in it’s construction. It had an ‘engineering project’ feel about it which I loved.
Well I was wrong and I am glad I was wrong because I love the new iPhone. It has an almost Bauhaus quality with it’s spare glass and steel construction and simple disc shaped volume buttons. There has been criticism from some about the exposed screws — not sleek or minimal enough and not very ‘Apple’ they say – well I beg to differ. To me this new direction for the iPhone represents a return to form.
Desk Phone Dock turns your iPhone into a traditional-style wired desk-phone housed in a sturdy base made from aluminum and SF coated plastic with a soft rubber touch.
The iVictrola iPhone dock from made-craft* combines cutting edge technology of the early 20th century and the 21st century.
The iPhone is mounted in the dock of the walnut base and the sound is carried from a hole in the base, amplified by the metal Magnavox horn to fill the room.
With apologies to Dom Joly/Trigger Happy TV
Forever leading from the front when it comes to finding new ways to engage with it’s customers, Nike has launched True City, an iPhone application that provides users with a unique insight into six European cities, making the hidden visible through the knowledge and insight of Nike Insiders—local tastemakers who pride themselves on being at the forefront of things happenings in their cities.
More than just a digital guidebook application, the app is a powerful combination of geotagged content and social media integration, updated in real-time by real people using tools to easily tag locations (through a series of badge-like icons), as well as describing and rating them. From hard-to-find sneaker boutiques to gallery openings and underground concerts, True City provides a finger on the pulse of a city.
With exclusive previews of upcoming Nike product launches and events also playing a vital part in the experience, True City is a good example of how some brands are reconfiguring app culture to incorporate two-way relationships with consumers.
The six cities in the initial True City network are: London, Berlin, Milan, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Paris and the app is available for free download through the iTunes App Store.
The new DaylightCal iPhone app, from Bureau for Visual Affairs, integrates dynamic daylight and weather information for any location worldwide and displays it by means of some beautiful examples of data visualisation.
I reckon it’s the perfect tool for assessing lighting conditions when pre-planning location photographic and film shoots.
DaylightCal is available for free download from the iTunes App Store.
Inspired by early tape and computer music composers, Grid, from KIN, is a customisable minimalist noise synthesizer app for the iPhone, using an open source additive wave synthesis system for making rhythmic or melodic aural textures.
For anyone interested in making a 1:00 song, if you email KIN they will give you a code to get it for free.