Fun with PhotoBlast

Yes, this is what I look like when I'm having fun.

ISITE Design created a fun iOS app, Photoblast (best on iPhone, but you can run it in pixel-doubled mode on your iPad too) that lets you add bling, facial hair, luchadors, and the like to your photos for extra impact. Forget Instagram, ours has a pimp cup!

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App Culture

24% of US Adults are Active App Users (figure from PEW report linked above)

Interesting research from the PEW Research Center and Nielsen on The Rise of Apps Culture released earlier this month. Key insights: Of the 82% of adults today who are cell phone users, 43% have software applications or “apps” on their phones. When taken as a portion of the entire U.S. adult population, that equates to […]

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Going Droid

Survey from ChangeWave Research: click through for details

(via MediaPost) I’ve been thinking that when my current contract is up this holiday season I would move to an Android-based phone. I’ve loved some things about my iPhone – it has essentially sold me on the utility of touch-based interfaces – but other things about it drive me batty, and the constant upgrade-jailbreak-restore dance […]

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Hip to be Square

Photo by Chris Harrison -

Got an email in late August that Square, the iPhone mobile card reader / payment acceptance application founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, had begun shipping readers again. Mine came this week – 2 of them actually. I’m pretty certain I only ordered one, so I’m not sure where the other one came from – […]

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Park Mobile comes to the MBCR

When I’m not traveling to client sites or working from home, I take the commuter rail in to Optaros’ Boston office, because I’m not fond of driving, and the traffic in Boston is legendary for both its volume and the craziness of the individual drivers in it. Generally this means being dropped off and picked […]

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