By marfdrat on February 15, 2014
I love this little lens combo for my iPhone. It combines a wide-angle, telephoto, and macro lens into one convenient package. I especially like the macro lens; it turns out some amazing photos. You can get an Olloclip Macro 3-IN-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 5/5s – Black at Amazon. See more of my Olloclip photos on Flickr.
By marfdrat on April 3, 2013
I’ve recently discovered Vine, a social app for iPhone that allows you to take six-second videos and share them. There’s some really creative people out there. Check it out when you get a chance. Here’s one I made recently:
By marfdrat on January 2, 2013
So, Apple products are still pretty popular, I guess?
The spokesman said that one man had been ‘lightly injured’ in the raid. He was helping police with their enquiries.
Christophe Crepin, an Unsa police union official, told Le Parisien newspaper that ‘the four hooded and heavily armed criminals made their move very quickly. Most of the police forces were being mobilised to monitor the Champs Elysees, so the robbers have clearly benefitted from this opportunity to strike.’
By marfdrat on January 2, 2013
People have been arrested, punched in the face, and treated like terrorists for refusing to turn off their electronic devices on planes. Despite the fact that there is no evidence that these devices interfere with the operation of a passenger plane, the rules continue to be enforced. One of the airlines even announced recently that their pilots were using iPads instead of paper flight manuals.
By marfdrat on December 18, 2012
These are great-looking, and look like they’ll protect your precious iPhone. They come in three colors, and with, or without letters or stripes. Available at Station Supply Co.
By marfdrat on December 6, 2012
This thing hooks up with your iPhone to alert you to incoming calls, and some other cool stuff. The CASIO G-SHOCK Bluetooth Low Energy Wireless Technology Watch GB-6900AA-1JF (Japan Import)
is available at Amazon.
By marfdrat on October 9, 2012
When the Apple iPhone 5 was released last month, Farhad Manjoo didn’t think it was the best phone ever, or even Apple’s best phone. After owning one for a couple of weeks, he’s changed his mind. Is it the greatest phone ever? Maybe. I’ve had one since the first day it was available, and it’s a very good device. It’s certainly the best phone I’ve owned, and I’ve owned a bunch: Audiovox, Motorola, Palm, Samsung, and Apple.
By marfdrat on September 21, 2012
With enough cash, you can have just about anything.
In the days of the Soviet Union a tourist in Moscow could pay for his or her entire trip by selling a suitcase full of smuggled Levi’s jeans. Now, one could make substantially more sneaking a handbag full of the latest Apple products into Russia.
By marfdrat on September 20, 2012
My son and I didn’t pre-order the iPhone 5, because there was some indication that we might risk losing our grandfathered unlimited data plans. So, tomorrow morning, we’re planning to arrive at the local Apple Store (or at least the mall that houses it) at 6:00 AM to grab a spot in line. Josh asked the mall cop when we could enter the premises to stand on line, because the last time we went to get the iPhone 4 (we skipped the 4S), the security guards started hassling the people standing in line, saying that we were trespassing. No one moved, though, and the guards didn’t push it, because they’d have started a riot.
By marfdrat on July 11, 2012
My son and I have been iPhone users since they first came out. He and I have both commented about the “phantom buzz” that we feel from time to time – even when the iPhone isn’t in our pocket. I carry my phone only in my left pants pocket, and that’s the only place I ever get the buzz.
By marfdrat on December 10, 2011
If you want to play music throughout your house without having to drill holes in your walls, and pulling wires everywhere, AudioBulb might be the solution for you. Simply screw in the light bulbs and you have a wirelessly controlled stereo system that works with your iPhone/iPod. You’ll be able to control up to eight bulbs throughout your home (two zones) by remote. Get your AudioBulb here.
By marfdrat on December 8, 2011
Looking for something to spice up your next trip to Walmart? Play Walmart Bingo. Seriously, if someone made an iPhone app, you could have the capability to make new categories of stuff, and compete against your Foursquare friends while fighting for that coveted Mayor award.
By marfdrat on November 17, 2011
Check this out – looks like a great gadget that could serve several FaceTime / home video purposes. Plus, it’s just a neat idea. Looks like it’s going to retail for $159. Get more info, and reserve one at Swivl
By marfdrat on October 6, 2011
I don’t think I can contribute much beyond what has already been written about the life and career of Steve Jobs. I was always a little dismissive of Apple and their obsessive fan-boy culture. That was until, based on my son’s experience with his first MacBook, I bought my own Mac. Then, I bought the first iPhone (and every successive one), and an iPad. If I had more disposable income, I’d probably buy more of their products, because they are outstanding. Oh, and based on my experience with Apple products, I bought the stock at $89.
By marfdrat on October 2, 2011
These are cool. Even if you’re not a designer or a developer, you might have an idea for an app for iPhones. These stencils give you a way to depict your awesome idea on paper. Available at UI Stencils; the iPhone version is $26.95