MacWorld: Axiotron’s Booth

Hi!  I know that MacWorld is long gone, but here are posts that were created at MacWorld, but sadly not published due to omitted information.

Here is a picture of Axiotron’s booth:

Axiotrons booth

Axiotron's booth

 

 

This company is the first to create a commercially available tablet Mac!  Of course, this is a 3rd party modification to the plastic MacBook. They take the MacBook, remove the screen and turn it into a slate styled tablet.  The Axiotron ModBook even has a built-in-GPS!  The Modbook costs $2,250, and you can see all of it’s features etc. here: http://www.axiotron.com/index.php?id=modbook
But the big announcement was the ModBook Pro which features a 15 inch touch screen, but it costs $5,000-$6,000!
 

Axiotrons Modbook (Macbook+touch screen=Modbook)

Axiotron's Modbook (Macbook+touch screen=Modbook)

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MacWorld: Griffin’s Booth

Hi!  Any post with the title containing “MacWorld:” means that the post was created at the MacWorld Expo in the Moscone Center, San Francisco.

I am in Griffin’s booth right now.  I am checking out their Strealine case for the iPhone/iPhone 3G.  If you haven’t heard about it, it is a really cool sport armband case.
Here are some of it’s features:

  • Clear, full-face screen protector safeguards against scratches and smudges
  • Screen protector allows click wheel or touchscreen use and unhindered access
  • Reflective trim makes you more visible to traffic at dusk
  • Washable, two-way adjustable band fits any arm in a breathable, comfortable fit that you can wear all dayGriffins Streamline Case for iPhone 3G
Griffin’s Streamline Case for iPhone 3G

 

 

I also checked out their AirCurve which is an acoustic amplifier for the iPhone.  It doesn’t have speakers or batteries.  It has a waveguide “horn” that collects sound from the built-in speaker of the iPhone and amplifies it about 10 decibels!

 

Griffins AirCurve

Griffin's AirCurve

MacWorld: Cultured Code Booth

Hi!  Any post with the title containing “MacWorld:” means that the post was created at the MacWorld Expo in the Moscone Center, San Francisco.

Just a few days back, I reviewed “Things” a revolutionary task manager for the iPhone and Mac.  The copy I was using for the Mac was a release candidate (not a final copy).  Cultured Code (The company who makes “Things”) has finally released their gold master (final copy) of Things today here at MacWorld!  Anyway, here is a picture of some sketches of Things for the iPhone:

Sketches of Things

Sketches of "Things"

 

Things Mac and iPhone Review

Developer: Cultured Code
Price: $49.99 for Mac app, $9.99 for iPhone app. $60 for both.
Versions reviewed 1.2 for iPhone, 1.0RC2 (493) for Mac

iPhone to Mac Integration Rating: 5 stars
User Interface Rating: 5 stars
Re-use/Replay Value Rating: 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5 stars

General:

“Things” is a task manager for the Mac & iPhone. There are several other task managers that I have tried out, but “Things” is special because the application is really focused and really intuitive. For instance, it has a List called “Someday” for to-dos you want to do eventually. I have a lot of invention ideas that I want to make into prototypes, but I don’t have a specific due date for it and I don’t want it clogging up my inbox, so I can put it into the “Someday” list.

iPhone:

The user interface of “Things” on the iPhone is really sophisticated. The icons, labels, and buttons look perfect and are positioned exactly where you want them to be. The layout is so simple, even an idiot can figure out how to use it (that’s right, an idiot!). The bottom bar always has one button in the bottom left hand corner of the screen; the “New [task]” button. The rest of the buttons in the bottom bar change depending on what list you are looking at. Adding a new task is really easy and simple: just click on the “New [task]” button and type in your new to do.

At $10, “Things” for the iPhone is expensive, but with it’s amazing interface and simple but powerful layout, $10 is a bargain for this app, and I definitely recommend that you buy it.

Things (App Store Link)

Mac:

The Mac client is better than the iPhone client if you can believe it. The interface is elegant, and the Mac app is very complete (there isn’t anything left out). The best part is the sync feature which lets you sync your to-dos seamlessly with the iPhone & Mac client. One thing that should be added is an icon in the menu bar on the top right corner (you know, where the date, time, and volume controls are). Then you can quickly add a to-do without having to go the whole application.

Mac Client of Things

Mac Client of Things

Overall:

With a Mac and iPhone client which are both excellent, Cultured Code is not joking around when they say that “Things” offers the perfect balance between ease of use and powerful features. The Mac version costs $49.95, and the iPhone version costs $9.99. At $60 for the whole shebang, it is a little expensive, but it is well worth it. Luckily, since the first non-beta version of “Things” is being released at MacWorld, the developer, Cultured Code, has a sale going on that lowers the price of the mac version to $39.99, making the Mac + iPhone bundle less expensive at $49.95. You must us the code:

20% discount
THINGSPRESALE20
coupon valid through January 15th, 2009

GET A FREE COPY OF THINGS!!!
If you follow us on Twitter, we will be giving a free copy of Things away on January 6, 2009.

Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/teencast
Contact Us at: teencast@me.com
Visit Cultured Code at MacWorld.

Twitter is Here!

In preparation for MacWorld, we’re trying to get the TeenCast twitter feed displayed right on the main page! We plan to be posting and tweeting from the MacWorld show floor. If you notice any changes in the blog’s design; we’re probably testing Twitter out. Once we get the Twitter feed up and running on the blog, we’ll tell you, so that you will know where to look during MacWorld!

Update:

As you may know already, TeenCast has a Twitter feed. We plan to use Twitter to keep you updated about MacWorld. In preparation for MacWorld, we’re got the TeenCast twitter feed to display right on the main page! We plan to be blogging and tweeting from the MacWorld show floor. If you notice any changes in the blog’s design; we’re probably just tweaking Twitter’s display. We also have a Flickr photostream to show you what’s happening at MacWorld and we might put screenshots of applications on the photostream as well.

Enjoy Twitter and Flickr!

MacWorld: The Bad News

In case you haven’t heard, Apple is not attending to MacWorld in 2010. There will be still 5000 other booths, but MacWorld just won’t be the same without the company who actually makes the macs. People are hoping it won’t delay updates for the desktop macs, all of which are overdue, according to macrumors.com. The iPhone will also be updated sometime during 2009. Happy Holidays to everyone, and let’s hope that 2009 will be the techiest year yet!

We Have A Lot on Our Plate

Hello faithful TeenCast viewers, as you know, we have a LOT of cool articles we are currently writing.  Here is a list of unpublished articles with their date that they are going to be published.

Live Interior 3D Pro In-Dept Look + Review
Flip Mino HD Review 
CrapCast (Really cool!) (Dec. 8)
Boulavard of Broken Dreams-Piano Cover (Dec. 11)
MACWORLD NOTICE (YOU CANNOT MISS THIS!) (Dec. 12)
TOP SECRET ARTICLE (CANNOT MISS THIS ONE EITHER!!!) (Dec. 14)

Thanks,
Teencast