While I still use the app, I haven’t visited the Foursquare site recently. They’ve made some changes and one that works well is the logged-in view of the home page which shows you locations near you that friends have visited and recommended.
Trying out ifttt (if this then that), a web service that lets you create your own automated tasks, triggers and actions from various social media and digital channels (email, sms, instagram, twitter, dropbox, etc). For example, you can create a task to save every new photo you take in instagram to dropbox. Love the idea.
Proxlet is a free Chrome extension that reduces Twitter noise. Once installed and authenticated with Twitter, you can use it to block apps, mute certain users and filter tags. It works on the web and with desktop and mobile clients. Via eHub
Automatically resize images to fit the screen resolutions. http://t.co/P3sspeH /via @ehub
Apple launches the Mac App Store. The store comes as part of the OSX update to 10.6.6. I’m on vacation for a few days and the OS update took a crazy 3 hours over hotel wifi, but I suspect at home in SF, it would’ve only taken about 20 minutes. The app store is another standalone […]
I didn’t think I needed another iPhone photo app, but turns out I did. Instagr.am mimics other mobile photo-sharing apps, but it’s captured the appeal that comes from extreme minimalism. While you can use it to cross-post to other sites (Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, Tumblr, Foursquare), the web-side is pared down to just the photo page. […]
There’s a new version of the WordPress iOS apps announced today. Download 2.6 for iPhone or iPad (iTunes link) or just upgrade through the store. Lots of new developments, including: Record video within the app and upload it to your blog Local drafts to save posts locally before they’re published or saved online Autosaves New […]
Minimal Folio is a simple iPad app that lets you present images and video to clients or other audiences. You add images and video from the photo album area on your iPad or by transferring through iTunes. You can then rearrange or group related items into columns and of course, move between images by swiping […]
Just downloaded the first version of Twitter for iPad (iTunes link) and trying it out. On first glance, love the clean, properly-sized UI. Try pinch/zoom on a tweet to see more info. Pinch again to close. Swipe down with two fingers to see a thread. The “write a tweet” view overlaps a bit much for my […]
I was still curious after taking this photo of the trees on 24th Street at Bryant earlier today. How could I identify these trees? I did several searches on variations of “trees on 24th street mission san francisco” which brought up some great local links, including SFTrees and a good list of trees in the Mission […]
Check out this video of a new content-aware fill feature by the Photoshop team. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH0aEp1oDOI[/youtube] As anyone who’s had to retouch photos knows, this type of correcting and filling by hand is extremely time-consuming, or in some cases, almost impossible (eg. the last example in the video of “filling” the sky). Not sure that this […]
“Icon Keyboard” is a free Emoji keyboard/icon app available in iTunes. You copy and paste the icons from the app into your text messages or tweets.
Gina Trapani at Lifehacker has a good write up on the current state of Google Wave.
It’s been fun to see new scripts and themes developed to “Helveticize” the web, starting with Google Reader, then Google Calendar, Gmail, and now Twitter. If you’re a Helvetica lover, you’re in luck. Get rid of multiple fonts and cluttered interfaces and give your apps a minimalist makeover. It is just a visual makeover, though, […]
Finally! The new iTunes 9.0 has an app manager. It’s fairly easy to use but as Steve Rhodes pointed out on my Flickr page, “it is a pain if you want to move several apps from one of the first pages to one of the last pages, but it is much better than doing it […]
[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/6030115[/vimeo] I posted Hitchcock to eHub last night and it’s been on my mind today. Hitchcock is the world’s first mobile story boarding application. With Hitchcock you can have your first story board up and running in a matter of minutes. Hitchcock streamlines the process of storyboarding by allowing you to compose storyboards using photos […]