I don't know about you guys, but it took me years to get a sense of what kinds of beers I liked and disliked...and why. Now, with some experience, I have a fairly good idea, but I was pretty impressed with this new app, Next Glass, which keeps track of which beers you enjoy and recommends others based on similar tastes.
Looking to do some marathon gift opening hyperlapses or Christmas light display stop-motions this holiday season? Check out this easy and affordable way to mount your smartphone to a basic tripod.
They say the best camera is always the one you have on you...meaning that it's better to be able to take a picture in the first place to capture the moment, rather than worrying about which gear you should use.
For most of these days, that camera has become our smartphone, with lenses and megapixels and editing options that have dwarfed the digital point-and-shoots from only a few years ago.
Whoa, dude. Yep, analog and digital just got married and created a baby that combines the best of both worlds. Err, um, I mean: Learn how to make your own phone dock from of a vintage camera!
Maker and crafter Timothy Wikander designed this awesome passive amplifying smartphone dock, and gladly shares the full how-to so you can make your own at home.
Me? I'm a seasonal desktop and mobile background changer. I update them about four times a year, and then I keep the "used" ones in a folder, and will occassionally look back on them. Like those who obsessively catalog their days on their calendars or datebooks, or who are much better at keeping a journal than me,
If you have averagely functioning ears and/or eyes, you're well aware that the iPhone 5 was announced late last week. I was on vacation, retreating from technology and staying as far away from the internet as I could, yet still managed to catch the news (thanks, overzealous guy at the Japanese Garden).
Over the next few weeks,
My e-buddy Jason Hudson is a Toronto-based photographer, all-around interesting guy, and the best Instagram user I know. His photos are engaging, just frequent enough, and always manage to look like, well, Jason's Instagram photos. And his ninety-six thousand followers confirm - he knows what he's talking about.
Jason is offering some of his tips and best practices in his Instagrammar School series (get it?), on his blog.
Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.
In 2005, New York artist Jason Polan drew every single piece of art on display to the public in the MoMA...and in 2012, he did it again.
1-Bit Camera is a new 99¢ iPhone app that captures wonderful black and white 1-bit images. Photos taken with the app will have the same look as the original Apple OS form 1984, as well as the Gameboy Camera, a highly sought-after collectors item.
"In an age of ever-increasing megapixels and bit depth it is now painfully clear;
It is not the number of pixels that matters, but the quality of those individual pixels!"
I'm not a pet owner. A lifetime full of extreme allergies to nearly anything that moves eliminates it as an option. But I think the idea of a dog trying to communicate through the already truncated format of text messages is likely the funniest thing I'll see today.
I have all kinds of audio equipment: stereos, recievers, speakers, iPod docks, headphones, car inputs. All of it. I love music. But at least 50% I'm listening to the news or podcasts on my phone, I'm using the built-in speakers. Those tiny 1/8" drivers that aren't much bigger than those found in earbuds with none of the being-in-your-skull benefits.
And the number one place it happens? In the bathroom, while getting clean, shaving, etc.
These days, with the large storage spaces, cloud syncing, and incredible quality of smartphone cameras, there's every reason to use your phone to capture ideas and memories. And if you're anything like me, that means all the tasty food your making at home, creating with friends, or finding when you're out on the town.
Chicago-based food photographer Stephen Hamilton offers some great video tips for getting the best images possible with your smart phone, and making sure they look great, and become as blog/Facebook/Twitter/Flickr/Pinterest/Instagram worthy as possible.