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Saturday, November 15, 2008

SpaceTime 3.0 Available for the iPhone and iPod Touch

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.spacetime.us/iphone/1

"SpaceTime 3.0 by SpaceTime Mathematics introduces the most powerful mathematics program for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Move, pinch and rotate 2D, 3D and 4D graphs in real-time. Explore mathematical concepts in an innovative interface and write your own scripts in our new programming language. Solve limits, derivates and integrals with MobileCAS®, the first computer algebra system ever developed for iPhone. With features only available in Mathematica and MATLAB, SpaceTime is the only cross-platform mathematics software available for computers and mobile devices."

Okay, I'm not going to lie. This application looks cool in the same way a genetic map or anatomy chart looks cool to me. I can appreciate its complexity and its beauty, but I don't understand a single bit of it. Honestly, I still have trouble with long division (thank God for calculators... Am I right or what?) I was told, however, by one of the intrepid souls who helped make this site what it is today that it's a very popular app for Palm and Windows Mobile devices, so that's all I need to know to let you all know about it. SpaceTime is available now for $19.99 from the App Store.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Parallels Desktop 4.0 Available

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 04:00 PM

http://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/

"Already the world’s No. 1 selling Mac system utility, Parallels Desktop for Mac now has more than 1.5 million users worldwide and counting. Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac provides the complete suite of essentials to run Windows on the Mac the easy, fast and powerful way."

The one thing that has always annoyed me about Parallels is how greedy it is when you run it and the lack of performance you get when accessing the file system. According to Ars, they've made big strides in the performance area (50% is a nice number) but as with all benchmarks, I'll have to see that one to believe it. I'm probably going to spring for this upgrade, though. As little as I actually use Parallels, it's very handy to have around. Any of you folks out there have it yet? If so what do you think?


Monday, November 10, 2008

App Find of the Weekend: Radarscope

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.basevelocity.com/RadarScope/

"RadarScope is a specialized display utility for weather enthusiasts that allows you to browse NOAA's public NEXRAD Level 3 data feed. It can display the latest reflectivity and velocity data from any NEXRAD radar site in the lower 48 United States. These aren't smoothed PNG or GIF images, this is real Level III radar data rendered in its original radial format for a high level of detail. Whether you are scanning reflectivity for a mesocyclone's tell-tale hook echo, trying to pinpoint the landfall of a hurricane's eye wall, or looking for small features like velocity couplets in the radial velocity product, only RadarScope gives you the power to view radial NEXRAD weather radar on your iPhone or iPod."

Above: The left image shows Base Velocity (windspeed) and the right shows Base Reflectivity (precipitation).

I have to admit that Stormchasers has turned me into a bit of a wannabe meteorologist, so when I found this app over the weekend I grabbed it immediately. If you're into radar reading and detailed info, this is your app. It'll find you based on your GPS position and will let you choose the radar whose data you'd like to view. It's $9.99 in the App Store, and despite the few negative reviews from people who don't understand what the app actually does, it's quite cool and is one of those great little apps you can use to impress your friends when you demo your iPhone.


Friday, November 7, 2008

Your Scores Everywhere: Sportacular for iPhone Reviewed

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 08:00 AM



Product Category: Sports Scores Application
Developer: Streamingscores.com
Where to Buy: iTunes App Store
Price: Free
System Requirements: iPhone or iPhone 3G with Firmware 2.0 or later
Version Reviewed: 1.2

Pros:

  • Free;
  • Wide variety of sports to choose from;
  • Very detailed information.

Cons:

  • Interface can feel sluggish at times;
  • No play-by-play function;
  • No Canadian sports;
  • Ads pop in from time to time.

Summary:
If you're the type of person who needs to keep on top of their favorite teams and sports all the time, aside from seeking counselling, you may want to grab this app. Read more...


Thursday, November 6, 2008

FotoMagico: Why You DO Need a Slideshow Application

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 02:00 PM

Let's face it, guys. Ken Burns ruined it for the rest of us. The days of doing a quick slideshow of photos and then dazzling your audience with some hokey transitions and some cute sound effects are long gone. In a time where we're pushing digital cameras to new heights, shouldn't our photo slideshows grow with them? That's where Fotomagico comes in. Read more...


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Digital Camera Raw Compatibility 2.3 Released

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 03:48 PM

http://www.apple.com/support/downlo...tibility23.html

    "This update extends RAW file compatibility for Aperture 2 and iPhoto ’08 for the following cameras: Canon EOS 50D, Nikon D90, Sony DSLR-A900, Nikon Coolpix P6000. It also addresses issues related to specific cameras and overall stability."

    If you're like me and like buying the newest shiniest cameras, this update has your name all over it. It's available now in Software Update, or if you just can't wait that long, hit up the link above and grab it the old fashioned way!


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