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Monday, September 14, 2009


Not really sure how to review this but here goes.

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.

Name: myMeditation
Price: $2.99
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I hear this is for a non profit to! ;D

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Saturday, September 12, 2009


Shufflito is a great app but could use a few more features.

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.

Name: Shufflito
Price: 99c
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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!

Name: OtoKun
Price: .99c
Download here


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!

Name: Lent

Price: $1.99

Download here

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Theater Tool

Need help calibrating your home theater system? Well, there's an app for that!

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
Price: .99c
download here