Monday, September 14, 2009
myMeditation is a app for people who need to relax using different breathing times.
Okay so in myMeditation you can use a preset begginer mode or set everything you self. You can set up: Set up time to none, 5, 15, 30 seconds. Tune in sound to none, Bell, om , om shanti shanti shanti or record your own. How long you relax for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 25, 30, 33, 40, 45, 50, 54, 60 minutes. In hale time to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 20 seconds. Inhale hold time to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 20 seconds. Exhale time to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 20 seconds. exhale hold time 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 20 seconds. Silence or The length of the peroid of silence that ends your meditation. return to normal breathing, and allow your body to the rush of oxygen as it flows through your system, before returning to your day to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 minutes. Completion sound to none, Bell, om , om shanti shanti shanti or record your own. and choose a image to marigold, shiva ganges, om, salutation, lotus, guru, tibetan tanka or choose one of your own. Once you've chosen push start and begin.
Okay so thats what the app does. I really think it has a great look and feel and is very easy to use. When choosing times you can click next and it will go to the next thing in the list and you can change it instead of going to the menu which is nice. When you press begginer mode it will ask to reset defults that's all it is.
I really think this app does what it suppose to and does it well so 4.5 out of 5.
I hear this is for a non profit to! ;D
Saturday, September 12, 2009
With Shufflito you start up the app and it starts to play your music in a shuffle that never repeats! It will show the album artwork (if available) the name of the artist, album name and song name. Tap the album cover to skip to the next song. Next time you open the app it will start playing the next song in its list.
Okay sounds good right? That's what i thought. Only there is no pause/play button, and no back button in case of extra skip. And because of iPhone app store rules their is no backgrounding like the normal music app. You can lock your idevice if you like and it will continue to play the songs.
I will be using this app a lot when I'm just listening to music because it really awesome. I give it a 3.5 out of 5 until the developer adds a pause/play button. But i really like this app.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Ever want to cover up those bathroom noises? there's app of something that really does that!
The app is modeled after a device that is commonly found in women's public washrooms here in Japan. That device is called "Oto Hime" (Sound Princess), and it simply masks the sounds that are made when one uses the toilet. Crazy, I know, but it is more or less a standard fixture in public washrooms in Japan. The idea with OtoKun is that you can use it in places where Oto Himes are not commonly found, such as friends houses, older public buildings, etc.
Wow so glad this is a app in America!
Okay so the developer contacted me about this app and i was like WOW a app for this! Then i read the description and they have these in womens bathrooms! I have to review this app.
With otoKun you have four sounds: Water, Birds, some soothing music and bagpipes!
Once you tap a sound it starts playing, tap it again and it will PAUSE it, tap again and it will resume it.
This app has a clean user interface and is very simple. The sounds are nice for covering up the uneed sounds but could use a a little boost in volume for the ipodtouch and iphone. I give this app a 4 out of 5!
Ever loan something to your friend and they don't believe you did? lent is the app for you!
With lent you can take a photo of the object of lending and add it to lent out items with a Contact of your choice. It is then added to your list, you can then click on the photo and it will show the full image and give you a choice to nag them by phone or email if available. It will tell you on the all items screen how long you have lent it out. Lent also keeps a badge number of how many items are out. When its returned just hit the "returned" button and its gone!
Its a really nice app and will use it next time i lend something out. But you can't add a return date to give a notification that its time to return, That or something like that would be really nice. Other then that this app is simple and really useful!
4 out 5 stars!
Not sold? Try the lite version!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Theater Tool uses the built in microphone on your iPhone or iPod Touch to help you set the relative volumes of the speakers in your home theater setup. Many home theater "Receivers" have a speaker calibration mode that puts out a sound from each of the speakers individually going around the room. The idea is that you then sit in your "listening spot" and adjust the relative volumes of the different speakers so they all sound the same. Of course if your listening spot is closer to the rear speakers they will sound too loud, or if your room is off center all of the sound from one side would constantly be louder than the rest of the room. The biggest problem with adjusting the speakers is that your hearing is not really a good judge of how loud a sound is, after a while it is difficult to tell if you need a speaker louder or softer. Additionally some home theater systems have a delay adjustment to compensate for the time sound takes to travel across a room, this adjustment is also subject to hearing or you could look up the speed of sound and do a calculation of the actual time.
This is where Theater Tool comes in handy, it has two simple tools to assist you in this process, a sound meter with a "lock" for your main speaker and a delay time calculator. The built in instructions tell you to set your speakers at a normal listening level and engage the speaker test/calibration mode. Once in this calibration mode the speakers will output a loud hiss (white or pink noise) that will travel around the room. When the main speaker is putting out the sound, press the lock button, this is the level that all other speakers will be compared to for the rest of the rest. Depending on the design of the receiver you either wait for it to cycle to the next speaker, or press a button to move on to the next speaker. At this point you look at the meter on the screen to either turn up or down the volume on that speaker. Do this with all of the speakers in your system. Some receivers allow you to enter the delay time from the front to the rear speakers. The built in distance to time calculator allows you to do this quickly, and it operates in both English and metric units. Of course if you re-arrange your room, or reset your receiver you will need to do this again.
This application is very straightforward and if your receiver has these controls it is very handy to use. The "lock" feature is what distinguishes it from the VU meter in the recording application, but if you set the volume of your system to indicate 0dB on the recorder then you could use that as a reference. The built in calculator for distance is handy as well, but could be looked up on the web.
All in all I would say that this app is great if you are the guy that goes to your friend's house and calibrates their stereo for them and would use it more than once. However if you are a professional you would already have high end gear to do this job, or if you just want to calibrate your own home stereo this will do the job but there are free alternatives (albeit harder) out there. 4 of 5 stars!
Name: Theater tool
Friday, August 28, 2009
Love creating blobs of color and making it a game?? Mixt is for you.
With mixt you drag blobs of color together to make bigger blobs and then drag those blobs into the same color pots at the bottom. Its a lot of fun because you can test those color making skills and also practice them if you don't know them!
With this game you grab a blob of any color and the drag it to another blob make them one bigger blob. when you want to merge to blobs you must touch one blob drag it to another and make sure the lighting between the blobs is glowing on both of them. Make bigger blobs to fill up the pots at the bottom faster and score more points.Uh oh you made a brown blob, Just touch and drag across the blob to slice it in half and split into the primary colors! Sometimes you will need blue yellow or green. Sometimes orange green or purple. Sometimes turquoise and other mixes of mixes. When you make a big blob thats shaking like crazy then it means its going to break into two colors, but put it in a pot before it does and you will make that pot be able to take any color for a little bit. Fill 5 pots go onto the next level. Now if you put a color in the wrong pot then you will lose energy. Lose all of your energy it's game over, But you can gain energy back by filling pots and finishing levels. The bar at the bottom of the pots tell you how much the pot needs until its full. The bar at the top tells you how much energy you have, how many more pots you have left to fill in that level, level number, score and multiplier. Im still not sure how to get the multiplier .
There are 3 difficulties : easy medium and hard, Which can be changed in the options menu.The online score is becoming alot like a mix of tap tap revenge on line profile and feint i really like it. There are achievements for this game and online scores.
I like this game a lot but because there is only levels it gets kinda old after awhile. The simpleness of this game makes it really fun but is surprisingly pretty hard. The graphics are awesome and couldn't be changed for the better. sounds are cool and the music is sweet. 4.5 out of 5 stars!
Edit: I have now relized the other modes are every three levels there is a special level. Chop or pop? avalanche or speed round. Now that i realize that bravo!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Frootrees is a fun game that is for all fans of froot!
In this game you must pick fruit and land it on the correct color on the ground. That may seem easy but as the tree grows more fruit faster it gets harder and more fun.
The fruit in frootrees is a Apple, Plum, Pear, and Orange. To play fruit trees you wait until the fruit is grown and then wait a little longer for the full grown fruit worth twice as much. You get 1 point for a normal grown fruit 2 points for extra grow and 1 for dead. But be careful wait too long and the dead fruit falls off. 3 dead fruit falls off and its game over.
When you start the game you only start with the apple and the plum. Get the apple to the red line on the bottom and the plum to the purple. As you go on you get the pear and the orange. Throw a fruit in the right area gain points, Miss and get it in the wrong spot then you lose points. Land them in the right area enough times and and you get 2x then 3x then 4x ect. Miss and its restarts the count.
Hit the home button during a game and it auto pauses. Want to pause during the game? Well hit the paw! When you pause there is no restart so to restart you must lose.
Think you have a high score? Post it to the online leader boards only takes seconds to create and instantly uploads the score.
Overall i give this app 4.5 out of 5 because its very well written but still could use a few more features and a restart or go to menu button. But it's a great game that i would recommend to anyone!
Hint throw the froot up instead of right into the ground for extra points!