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apple

SnapTell

I just found this a couple of days ago, even though it has been out for a while.
The app is SnapTell fir the iPhone. All you need to do is take a picture of any book, CD, or DVD, and SnapTell will search for the item, and give you multiple sources to purchase the item, either online or locally…
No need to use a barcode, ISBN, of title… You don’t even actually need to have the actual item in hand, my first search was actually a picture taken from my screen of the book Top Fat to Fish. I have not tried it yet nut I’d be willing to bet it would work off of a picture taken off of a tv…
What I have found is that it doesn’t find photography magazines, fans, or cans of Barq’s root beer, but can find Venture Brothers season 1 DVD, and tell you where you can find it locally if you have that urgent itch that needs scratching… It will also point you to any wiki entries as well as IMDB entries for DVD’s…

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apple

Apps On Their Way Out

These are the latest apps, that will be departing my iPhone in the near future…
All but one are leaving because they are pretty much useless.
uSirius is leaving because it essentially doesn’t exist anymore, it was a great idea that got squashed by corporate stupidity…

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I guess I should add that the ones going away are TagReader, SeaDragon and MoodPhone

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fun

Happy St. Patricks day

Happy St. Patricks Day…
My iPhone’s green, well sort of…

Next Commercial Drinking Holiday Cinco De Mayo, for all you gringos that’s May 5th…

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Satellite

See Sirius Sucking

This is a major bummer

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Annoying iPhone Satellite

Sirus Continues To Suck, and Suck HARD…

I remember back in the good old days, mergers usually resulted in a better company, and you took the BEST of both companies and kicked butt, by eliminating all the deadwood.

It seems that the rocket scientists over at SirusXM, have figured out how to screw that up beyond all recognition. First thing they did wrong is get rid of all the XM music programming, and keep the crappy redundant Sirius programming, seems like it is almost on a loop. Then they kept the crappy DJ’s (Here’s a hint cut the DJ’s and save money), if I want talk I’ll listen to Howard, and listening to Richard Blade’s wedding DJ gigs is getting old, kind sound like a commercial to me on a commercial free station…

So now comes the next blow, the apparent death of uSirius Starplayr, which looks like it officially ends the same day that you have to start paying for the Sirius internet feed in addition to your regular subscription. There is very little info coming out of the starplayr camp, but one rumor is that it is over the the apparent death of the iPhone app, and I am guessing a change to how things authenticate etc… There are rumors of a forthcoming SiriusXM iPhone app from SiriusXM, and that is the reason that uSirius Starplayr has not been approved. I have not seen anything regarding Rogue Amoeba’s Pulsar, but I’m willing to bet it is history as well…

uSirius StarPlayr, has/had a great interface, and is/was pretty rock solid form the start, and it will be missed. I can only hope that whatever the genius’s at SiriusXM come up with is half as good.

So now we come to Sirius stock SIRI, and yes I am an owner of this mess called a stock, and have a cost basis I think in the $2.70 range or about 20 time more then it is worth today.

I can only hope that the vast majority of Mel Karmazin, Scott Greentstein and the other rocket scientists running the show over there at Sirius is in stock , but I couldn’t find anything current… They’ll probably get a bazillion shares @ $0.14 and some how get it back to a dollar and be good to go for life…

So in closing, thanks Todd, Jason and the other guys, you did some pretty cool stuff, and I hope you had fun doing it…

Good luck…