Looking for a great app to stream your videos, music or pictures to your iPad or iPhone from anywhere? Take a look at StreamToMe. StreamToMe is a media player application for Macs and iOS devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) that plays video, music and photo files (in a wide variety of formats) streamed over the network from another Mac or PC. Files are live-transcoded into the native format for your device so you don’t need to pre-convert your media. Adaptive bitrates mean that you can stream over WiFi or 3G. You’ll need to install the server application on your system that you’ll be streaming from, very easy to install and you’ll be up and running within a few minutes. The app for your idevice will cost you $2.99. If you’re serious about streaming on the fly, it’ll be the best $2.99 you’ll ever spend.
Every once in a while, I like to plug one of my favorite iPhone or iPad apps. The one I’m plugging today is most awesome, especially if you have a Windows Media Center. Yes, WINDOWS! Ever thought about how awesome it’d be to run your Windows Media Center on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. Well, you can. And it doesn’t take special software, port forwarding, 15 different configuration files or anything that the novice can’t handle. It’ll only cost you $4.99 for the iPhone or iPad. $6.99 for Android devices. The name of the app is called Splashtop HD. Simply install the app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device, then download the free streamer from the Splashtop web site and you’re well on your way. Installing the streamer on your mac or pc is very easy. Once it’s installed you’ll need to set up a security code (password) and if you want to stream over the internet (WAN), you’ll need a Gmail account. This will allow you to connect to your media center or any other pc from anywhere! I won’t go into great detail about setting up the streamer because it’s pretty much a no brainer. If you have any questions, please feel free to send them my way.
Ok, you have the app installed on your device, you have the streamer (which runs as a service) on your media center pc (or any other pc or mac). So now it’s time to tap away. Open the Splashtop app on your device. [Read more…]
Started using this app a few days ago when I started a low carb diet. If you’re unsure about what you should or shouldn’t eat, this app will help you out. Keeps track of your intake of carbs, fat, calories, water, etc. Huge database that includes most brand name items as well as restaurant food information. You can also customize and add your own items. It maintains a food log, exercise log and much more. Very handy to have! Not bad for $2.99. Check out the info below.
If Rambo had an iPhone 4, he’d carry it in the Griffin Survivor. This badboy is tested and certified to meet or exceed US Dept. of Defense Standard 810F (which means it’s a bad ass case). It has a shatter-resistant polycarbonate frame, built-in screen protector, shock absorbing silicone, and is tested against rain, dust, grit, vibration, and shock. Cost: $49.99.
iPhone Photo Cube Printer – Picture this – you can dock your iPhone in the Photo Cube Printer, and process your pictures – without a computer! The little compact photo printer is small and compact at 7”x 4”x 6”, but it gives you 4”x 6” prints in under a minute. That’s not all; this little picture printer also charges your iPhone while it prints from your files. Easily and conveniently, print a clear picture from your mobile device. Very cool! Cost: $159.99.
We’re going to kill two birds with one stone here. GPS devices have been very popular for the past few years. Combine the best GPS product with the best smart phone product and you have Tom Tom running on an iPhone. It’s almost unbelievable how accurate Tom Tom is running on the iPhone. And if you want to add a little icing on the cake, you can get him a Tom Tom or Magellan iPhone cradle that has a GPS booster built in. Magellan has their own iPhone app as well, but I don’t think it’s as nice as the Tom Tom app, just my opinion.
Approximate cost: iPhone 4: $99.00, Tom Tom app: $49.99, Magellan app: $49.99, Tom Tom iPhone cradle: $59.99, Magellan iPhone cradle: $83.00.
Time to change the wallpaper on my iPhone and iPad. And yes, I’m one of those people that has to have matching wallpapers on my iPhone and iPad. I thought this would be a very nice pre-holiday season wallpaper for both. Sort of sets the mood. Just right click to save the photo for your own iPhone or iPad.