Posts Tagged ‘ipad’
This is a quick shout out for the excellent publication that is OnceMagazine.
If you have an iPad and are interested in reading about what other people are doing in the world through engaging photo stories, multimedia and written articles, then I suggest you check out OnceMagazine on Apple’s Newsstand.
Every issue comes with three stories from around the world by three contributing photojournalists and writers. There are no adverts to speak of and it’s only £1.50 a month on subscription (about $2-3 dollars). That’s 50p for each quality story (around 90 cents), with no advertising! That’s great value alone and over time builds into a great archive of content you can look back on and research.
I work in a university environment and use my iPad during lessons to show work off instead of running downstairs sometimes for a book in the library. It’s a great reference tool for me and students.
This is also your chance to support an independent venture on Newsstand. If you want something different to read I really suggest you take a look. For me it’s the only thing worth subscribing too at the moment.
So please check it out. Oh and the first issue is actually FREE.
Fifteen months ago I interviewed Nick Kuh for this blog and reviewed his iOS app, Portfolio To Go (link to review). In our interview, Nick stated he had taken Portfolio To Go to it’s logical conclusion – a well refined app that did the job he expected it to do, in fact Nick considered it a learning experiment (it was his first iPad app).
It seems since that experiment, Nick has been busy on his latest and arguably his most important app yet, Portfolio Pro. Portfolio Pro caters to the professional image maker for presenting content to clients. Portfolio Pro is primarily a playback tool, with Nick sticking to his belief that an iPad should be consumption device, not a content creation tool. This makes for a simpler, lighter, easier to navigate app; eschewing many options for editing content. In an ever increasingly crowded market, will this approach still be successful? Let’s find out.
Website - www.nickkuh.com
iTunes link – Portfolio Pro
‘Nobody Wants to Learn German’.
Supposedly people aren’t interested in learning German, Spanish and French are more popular when compared. A local college near me has stopped offering their german course and I had waited nearly two years to enroll on a Paul Noble language course.
No wait, that doesn’t make sense. If nobody wanted to learn German, why did it take me that length of time to get on the course? The title of this heading is pretty much the take away response from both the local college and Collins; the publisher of Paul Noble language courses.
It’s only with persevering with enrolling that I secured on place on the course. No small feat when classes are limited to eight students per class. It’s only after I turned up the Saturday that I discovered Collins were lying to me, they ARE releasing study at home versions this September, my situation was almost as confusing as trying TO actually learn German!
In our 5th show, Jonathan Morris and Adam Hale discuss Star Wars Machete (again), the Red Letter Media movie review website, the soon to be released Avengers movie with a defence of Captain America, Wired’s article on iPhone battery savings, a ranty discussion for and against televised wrestling which turns into some nostalgia as well.
- Star Wars Machete
- Red Letter Media movie review website
- Thor vs Iron Man Fight scene
- Wired – Squeeze the Most Juice Out of Your iPhone or iPad Battery.
- Battery University – How to prolong Lithium Ion Batteries.
Title says it all. Do you want it? I have it for my iPhone4S and it was a bummer I couldn’t use it on my iPad until today.
This method isn’t a true hack or even a jailbreak. It uses the new Apple iPhone Configuration tool. I just got it working on my 1st Generation iPad.
Follow this link to the Verge who have video showing what the performance is like.
Follow this link to AppAdvice with the install instructions (when installing the iPhone App tool might look like it’s hung because of the spinning beach ball, but it’s actually fine).
Being able to edit my iPhone 4S pictures uploaded to Photo Stream on my iPad is so much better (because of the screen space) than it is on the iPhone (though performance is better on the iPhone naturally).
It reminds me of Steve Jobs mentioned at the iPad 2 launch regarding the original iPad, “It’s no slouch”.
I can’t really fault Apple for not letting iPhoto run on the original iPad. It does make sense to restrict iPhoto only to devices with cameras. Besides the geeks, who else is going to go through the effort of getting iPhoto to run on something it’s not meant for? My first thought was to take advantage of the larger screen for photo editing; taking full advantage of Photo Stream to transport images back and forth between devices.
Imagine if iPhoto could run naturally on the original iPad. You only have to look at the average pile of comments accompanying Apps on the App Store by those who complain with a 1 Star rating about the slightest thing they don’t like with an App. I think Apple saved themselves some hassle justifying it’s existence. Geeks on the other hand are going to understand installing another piece of software, (iPhone App Configurator) the limitations of running it on an older device and just accept them, like I have done.
I’m not trying to apologise for Apple, I just don’t think they want the confusion, nor do I really think a $5 App is going to force people to upgrade their iPads from the one they have now.
‘JPG’, which stands for journalism, photography and geek, is meant to be an extension of this website’s narrative; covering the same topics that I’m mostly interested. I’m getting to the point where I haven’t felt I should write about everything I come across and it is in my mind more engaging when two photographers discuss something like photography apps on the iPad/iPhone. Bringing Alex onboard helps in that sense.
We will be having irregularly timed podcasts, probably one or two a month (bandwidth permitting). Our aim isn’t to be an up-to-the-minute news show, there are enough of them (and better ones) out there. Again the style of the podcast will be much in the vain of this website, longer analysis, reviews of photography apps and sometimes just a bit of geek discussion. My aim is to get the balance of serious discussion and light hearted discussion right. Overall I want all the topics to be fun, but to be informative at the same time.
The Podcast’s art work is still being worked up. Later today I will create some sort of Podcast page s well.
If you download and listen I hope you stick around as this podcast idea expands, the first show is a bit raw and unplanned (as the title alludes to), but I thank you for listening.
An irregular podcast featuring your host Jonathan, with alternating guests Alex and Adam. In each podcast we’ll talk about what’s happening in the world of journalism, photography, mixed in with plenty of geek; where geek can bring almost literally anything to the discussion table.
In our first episode we get to grips with podcasting while at the same time discussing what is probably the best iOS Photography Magazine on the Apple App Store in the form of ‘Once Magazine’(but most definitely the best magazine overall), Apple’s 25 Billion Apps promo, a slew of iOS photography Apps for the iPhone and iPad, a curious iPhone case, a music recommendation and a year’s break to Canada.
iOS App - Once Magazine (iPad Only)
iOS App - F8 Magazine (iPad Only)
iOS App - 360 Panorama
iOS App - PhotoSynth
iOS App - Nostalgio
iOS App - PicStitch
iOS App - KinoTopic
‘Maybe it’s My Fault’ (Jordan Commercial, Youtube Link)
iPhone RangeFinder Case (Photojojo)
The twelfth interview from a series of interviews with Photographers and iOS Developers alike. All of them develop portfolio Apps for Apple’s iPad and iPhone in some way. This interview is with Alrik Swagerman based in Rotterdam. Co-founder of the online portfolio service Viewbook.com.
Viewbook can be found at any of the links below: