Month: December 2010

Posted on: December 22, 2010 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

Hans Zimmer and the Inception iPhone app

A week ago the free Inception iPhone App was introduced. It’s a project by the movie’s director Christopher Nolan, Michael Breidenbrücker and Hollywood’s star composer Hans Zimmer. As an absolute Hans Zimmer fan I tried it out immediately and I must admit, it is intriguing. It uses augmented sound through the iPhone’s headset to …

Posted on: December 21, 2010 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

Building iAds with Apple’s iAd Producer

Apple has introduced a new software tool for developers: iAd Producer. It enables anyone to create iAd banners without any coding experience. The tool is available to members of the iOS developer program. iAd Producer makes it easy for you to design and assemble high-impact, interactive content for iAd. iAd …

Posted on: December 17, 2010 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

Real time translation with augmented reality

As an augmented reality enthusiast I am intrigued by this new iPhone app called Word Lens by QuestVisual. It instantly translates printed words from one language to another with the built-in camera on the iPhone. The app itself is for free but the actual language pairs have to be bought …

Posted on: December 14, 2010 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

Meet my Steve Jobs cubee

Looking through the web for some Apple news, I stumbled upon a cutout of a Steve Jobs cubee. A guy named Jay Hauf provides an iconic template at his Flickr profile. (Source: “Steve Jobs Cut Out” Jay Hauf) I just had to have one of my own, so I got …

Posted on: December 14, 2010 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

Some Unreal numbers – $1.64M in 5 days

Some days ago, I told you about the first iOS game powered by the Unreal Engine 3, called Infinity Blade. It seems to be quite a hit as I just stumbled upon this: The first Unreal Engine-powered game for iOS, Infinity Blade, has sold at least 274,000 copies in its first five …

Posted on: December 13, 2010 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

My favorite “Last Exit to Nowhere” shirts

I know it is already old news, but I really like the nerdy t-shirts from Last Exit to Nowhere. They really create stuff for the more discerning film fanatic. We collaborate to create unique T-shirts that pay homage to the most memorable places, companies and corporations in cinema history. Source: …

Posted on: December 10, 2010 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

The Unreal Engine on the iPad – Infinity Blade

It’s finally happening. As announced in September 2010, Epic Games brings the Unreal Engine 3 to the iOS platform. Until today, there only was a Unreal showcase application called Epic Citadel. In this app nothing is happening at all. One can just explore a castle realm. It looks nice with lots …

Posted on: December 8, 2010 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac? No thanks.

In November Sophos announced its free business-strength anti-virus program for Mac. Since any anti-virus software for Mac I tried has been a disappointment I was looking forward to this and tried it out after reading: That means your home Macs can be protected automatically in-the-background with the latest anti-virus protection, …

Posted on: December 2, 2010 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

I need the LCARS and a tricorder

As I mentioned LCARS (Library Computer Access/Retrieval System) for the iPad in my blog entry recently (Star Trek on the got… iCARS for iPad), it became obvious: I am into Star Trek. Reviving the passion from my childhood, I was looking for a LCARS theme for my gmail account. As it turns out, there is none. Disappointed …

Posted on: December 2, 2010 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

Charging the Apple way… different

Using Apple’s wireless keyboards and mouses keeps annoying me with the need for new batteries in the most inconvenient situations, such as sunday afternoon when there is no place to get new ones. Obviously rechargeable batteries would be an option but it never quite worked out with my Apple peripherals …