Archive for the 'iPod' Category

07
Jun
09

Apple has new home

We have shiftedDear Readers, AppleChipmunks hasshifted domain and is now available at www.applechipmunks.com . We are now a blog using the powerful WordPress.org and are hosted on the powerful servers of WebhostingPad.The previous posts will remian here, however this is the last entry at wordpress.com.

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05
Jun
09

Nike+iPod Hacked to make wireless car key

iFOB-11-MHacker Nathan Seidle at SparkFun Electronics has hacked his Nike+iPod pedometer to make a wireless car key.The reason I believe he gives is that he hates keys!  So  Nathan Seidle  rolled his own car-opener with a Nike+ dongle and receiver, an Arduino board, a Nike+iPod Serial to USB Adapter and some creative sabotage.

The only little problem he faced was that the range of the Nike+ was 50 feet so the trouble was the car locking and unlocking when in that range.To correct that he simply added tin foil wrappings which almost halved the frequency.

Read the entire Procedure.

03
Jun
09

Touch n Paint

Brushes is a natural media painting application designed from scratch for the iPhone and iPod touch. Featuring an advanced color picker, several realistic brushes, extreme zooming, and a simple yet deep interface, it is a powerful tool for creating original artwork on your mobile device.

Brushes allows you to choose any color (including transparency) using the hue/saturation color wheel. With virtually unlimited undo and redo you never need to worry about making a mistake or backing up too far.

Starting in version 1.1, Brushes records all of your actions when painting. These actions are stored in a .brushes file which you can download directly from your iPhone or iPod touch via Brushes’ built-in web server.

You can open your .brushes paintings in Brushes Viewer, a free application for Mac OS X. Brushes Viewer allows you to replay your paintings stroke for stroke, export them at very high resolutions (up to 1920 x 2880), and even export them as QuickTime movies.

03
Jun
09

OS 3.0: Re-Downloading Costs

pay twice

With the new iPhone 3.0 software Apple aims to save a bit of  bandwidth of Mobile Companies by charging users for Re- Downloading an App that they have paid for but may have deleted.It is to be noted that this Re Downloading Cost is applicable only in On the GO cases when you use your iPhone or iPod Touch to connect to the App Store.If you were to use your iTunes and your MAC for the same purpose you can easily redownload without paying a penny.

Though some people would end up paying twice for the App despite the warning message.However, the real motive behind this surprise hitch in otherwise sweet OS 3.0 is more aimed to reduce the Network Load than make the user suffer.What I cannot understand is why not restrict the usage to WiFi mode only than block it altogether?

03
Jun
09

Zune HD vs iPod Touch

Can it beat the iPod Touch?

Can it beat the iPod Touch?

Microsoft recently announced Zune HD to be released in late 2009.We at Apple Chipmunks know what a disaster the original product was as compared to the iPod.However, this time Microsoft seems to have got their cards right with an HD version of Zune.Here is a quick look at the major revolutionary features:
1) 3.3-inch screen and vivid 16:9 OLED display (480×272 resolution), Multi Touch
2) Integrated HD Radio receiver
3) 720p HD movies, HDTV through the Zune HD & AV Dock (sold separately)
4)WiFi with full-featured web browser including tap-to-zoom technology, built-in accelerometer, and touchscreen QWERTY keyboard.
That sure is a lot of feature packed beast aptly called Portable Perfection.
The main selling points for Zune HD would be in our opinion the HD radio and the Social feature synonymous to Zune.

However the main secret formula of success behind iPods and iPhone is the brilliant App Store support that makes it an altogether brilliant experience.Currently the App Store has over 35,000 Apps ready to be installed on the iPod for use.Microsoft has taken that leaf out of Apple’s book and come up with an all new Zune Store that sells music, but sweetie it’s not the Music that makes App Store famous it is the Apps!

iPod Touch is a mighty device with 32 gigs of memory and many brilliant features.Another and in my opinion the biggest point against Microsoft is that it ain’t Apple.People today take iPods as the ultimate and all time standard music device.For Zune HD to replace the king would be no doubt a daunting task.Only time will let us know if Zune HD is another fallen warrior before the gladiator we affectionately call the iPod Touch.

Here is a First Look Video from CNET