Archive for April, 2010

LunchCast – Facebook, Google Maps

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Facebook – Find out what people can see on your profile zesty.ca/facebook

Google Maps – Now has Google earth plug in.  Cool.

LunchCast – iPad Case

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

iPad Case – Marware Eco-Vue $45.00

LunchCast – Sharepod

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Sharepod – free backup utility for the ipod.

LunchCast – iPad banned in Israel, Print to PDF 4 Free

Friday, April 16th, 2010

If you are traveling to Israel, leave your iPad at home.  Officials have confiscated over 10 of them with concerns about the wifi interfering with there devices.

Print to PDF for free with PrimoPDF.  Check out this great app.  I used it and it works great.

LunchCast – Anti Glare screen gaurd for iPad

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Purchase it here i-luv.com $19.99


iCC1191
Anti-glare Type Protective Film
price: $ 19.99
Model: iCC1191
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LunchCast – Underwater Camera

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Check out the new GOPROCAMERA

GoPro’s HD Surf HERO is the world’s only 1080p HD on-board video and still photo camera. Professional quality 1080p / 960p / 720p HD resolutions record at 30 and 60 frames per second (60 fps in 720p). Easily mounts to any surfboard in seconds. So light, even top pros claim they don’t notice the camera on their boards.

 

The HD Surf HERO can also shoot 5MP photos automatically every 2 seconds while you surf. With the simple press of the shutter button on the paddle out you can capture photos during your entire surf. Other photo modes include 5 / 10 / 30 / and 60 second time lapse as well as single shot, triple shot, and self timer modes.

 

The batteries last for over 2.5 hours of HD video or automatic photo taking, so you can document your entire surf with a single push of the shutter button on the paddle out.

 

The included adhesive base mounts in seconds and is proven in heavy surf from Hawaii to Tahiti, Southern Mexico to Northern California. Or you can install an FCS™ fin plug into the deck of your board and then use our patent pending camera mounting plug to allen key your HD Surf HERO into the FCS™ plug.

 

Lighten your load on your next trip and use the HD Surf HERO for your non-surf related photos and videos, too. Optional accessories make it easy to mount the camera on your wrist, bike, scooter, jet ski or helmet. Tow surfing? A chest harness is available for that, too.

 

Waterproof to 180’ / 60m and protected from rocks and other hazards thanks to its removable polycarbonate housing. Replacement housings and lens kits are available, making repairs or refurbishing your HD HERO camera affordable and convenient. It’s a GoPro…go for it.™

 

 

What’s Included:

  • HD HERO Camera (5 megapixel)
  • 1 Rechargeable 1100 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery
  • 1 Waterproof Quick-Release Housing (180’/60 m)
  • 1 3M™ Adhesive Mounting Base
  • 1 FCS™ Plug-Compatible Mount
  • 1 Quick-Release Buckle
  • 1 Leash
  • 1 USB Cable
  • 1 Component Video (HDTV) Cable
  • 1 Composite Video + Audio Out Cable
  • Warranty: One Year

 

Tech Specs:

 

Camera Optics

  • Lens Type: Fixed Focus (2ft/.6m – ∞), glass
  • Aperture: f/2.8 (high performance in low-light situations)
  • Angle of View: 170º ultra wide angle in WVGA, 720p, or 960p mode
  • Angle of View: 127º wide angle in 1080p mode

 

Video

  • HD Video Resolution Modes: (subject to change, pending final firmware release)
    • 1080p = 1920×1080 pixels (16:9), 30 fps, 15 Mbit/s data rate
    • 960p = 1280×960 pixels (4:3), 30 fps, 12 Mbit/s data rate
    • 720p = 1280×720 pixels (16:9), 60 fps, 15 Mbit/s data rate
    • 720p = 1280×720 pixels (16:9), 30 fps, 8 Mbit/s data rate
    • WVGA = 848×480 pixels (16:9), 60 fps, 8 Mbit/s data rate
  • Sensor Type: 1/2.5″ HD CMOS, 2.2µm-sized pixels
  • Light Sensitivity: Super low-light sensitivity (>1.4 V/lux-sec)
  • Video Format: H.264 compression, saved as Windows- & Mac-compatible MPEG4 (.mp4) file
  • Exposure Control: Auto with user selectable center weighted average and spot metering settings
  • White Balance: Auto

 

Audio

  • Microphone: Built-in, mono with AGC (automatic gain control)
  • Audio Format: 48 kHz, AAC audio compression

 

Photo

  • Resolution: 5 megapixel
  • Capture Modes: Single shot, photo every 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 secs.; 3 photo burst; self-timer

 

Storage

  • Memory: SD card, up to 32GB capacity (SDHC)
  • Average recording times (using 32GB SD card):
    • 1080p (30 fps): 4h 21m
    • 960p (30 fps): 5h 26m
    • 720p (60 fps): 4h 21
    • 720p (30 fps): 8h 09m
    • WVGA (60 fps): 8h 09m

 

Camera Connectors & Cables

  • PC Connection: USB 2.0 (data connection and battery charging)
  • HDTV Out: HD NTSC & PAL (component cable incl.)
  • Audio Out: Combo 2.5mm jack with stereo audio and composite video out
  • PC Compatibility: Windows® XP (Service Pack 2 or later) or Vista; Mac OS® X 10.4.11 and later

 

Power & Battery

  • Battery Type: Rechargeable 1100 mAh lithium-ion
  • Battery Life: Approx. 2.5 hrs
  • Charging: via USB to computer or optional power adapter
  • Charge Time: 80% capacity after 1 hour with optional power adapter; or 2 hours with a computer’s USB port

 

Waterproof Camera Housing

  • Depth Rating: Up to 180 feet / 60 meters
  • Construction: Polycarbonate and stainless steel
  • Hardware: Stainless steel

 

Size & Weight

  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.6” x 2.4” x 1.2” (42mm x 60mm x 30mm)
  • Weight: 3.3oz (94g) incl. battery, 5.9oz (167g) incl. housing

 

Optional Accessories

  • Additional Rechargable 1100 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery (not yet available for pre-order)
  • Full Line of Mounting Accessories

 

Optional Expansion Bakpacs™

 

An innovative expansion port on the back of the camera, the HERO Bus™ accepts optional Expansion Bakpacs to expand the functionality of HD HERO cameras:

  • LCD Bakpac for on-camera preview and playback (not yet available for pre-order)
  • Endurance Battery Bakpac for double battery life (not yet available for pre-order)
  • More Bakpacs and expansion devices coming soon

LunchCast – Droid wifi tethering

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Want to tether your droid phone via wifi?

  1. Root your phone. If the OTA update happened 2.1, you will need to go back to 2.0.1. You can’t root a 2.1 Droid at this time.  This means you will loose all your apps and wipe out your phone to go back to 2.0.1
  2. Re-Activate your phone – *228
  3. Install barnacle on the phone.
  4. Prevent OTA update of your phone.

Unroot / unbrick your droid phone: Artical 1 :

THIS COMPLETELY WIPES YOUR PHONE AND REFLASHES IT! YOU WILL NEED TO REACTIVATE YOUR PHONE WHEN THIS FINISHES!

Requirements
A. 
2.00 http://www.mediafire.com/?o2jetlnyn34 (.sbf file)
or
2.01 http://www.mediafire.com/?2nojyrkfznj (.sbf file)
B. http://www.mediafire.com/?jzzjmngizmj (RSDLite 4.6)
C. 
http://direct.motorola.com/hellomoto…_bit_4.2.0.zip (32-bit Motorola USB Drivers)
or
http://direct.motorola.com/hellomoto…_bit_4.2.0.zip (64-bit Motorola USB Drivers)

Instructions:
1. Download all of the files above including the 32-bit OR 64-bit Motorola USB Drivers.
2. Install RSDLite 4.6 AND the 32-bit or 64-bit Motorola USB Drivers (Depends on your system most will need 32-bit some will need 64-bit)
3. Connect your phone to USB and turn it off then while your phone is booting hold up on the DPAD.
4. Run RSD Lite 4.6 as Administrator (For all you Vista and 7 folks out there. If you are using XP you may not need to run as Administrator)
5. Click the … next to the filename box and browse to where you saved the .sbf file and double click the .sbf file.
6. Hit start and below it should give you completion progress and all of that.
7. Once your phone is done being flashed (It may take a while so don’t unplug it) it will reboot and you will be back at stock 2.0.1 no root.
8. Done

Credits:
dordodim for the sbf file.
Motorola for the awesome phone, usb drivers and RSDLite (Thanks Ron for pointing out where I could find the USB Drivers and RSDLite)

LunchCast – Netbooks vs iPad

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

With all of the new hardware competing for you purchase, the future of computers have reached a new bar. With the release of the Apple iPad, the competition has found new challenges to overcome.

  • Extending the battery life to 10 hours
  • Lightweight, thin, and strong.
  • Quite, cool and very responsive.
  • Wifi, 3G cell, communications.
  • Full internet functionality including java, and flash.

Flash on the iPad? Well Adobe has given developers a tool in CS5 the ability to convert there flash apps to an iPad app. Read about it here at Techcrunch :

Want a laugh, check out Cheezburger



LunchCast – Tether your Droid to the iPad or any PC

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Don’t want to wait for the iPad to come out with the 3G data service? Want to use your existing iPad on the internet while you are on the road or traveling? Own a droid and want to use it’s data to access the internet? If you answered yes to these questions, then I have an answer for you.

On your Droid, download the app called Barnacle Wifi Tether.
Since this is all new, you will need to take care and follow the directions carefully.
You will need to root your Droid to allow the app to run. Since the Droid was upgraded to version 2.1, you may need to take extra steps in rooting the Droid.
What does rooting the Droid do? It allows you to gain access to the phones operating system and make changes to it. Since some of the features are turned off by default, rooting the Droid will give the Barnacle app access to turn the required features on so can share your data. Be aware that rooting the droid may break your contract with your cell phone provider. You can always restore your phone back to the non-rooted state if you need support on your phone or if you want to be compliant again.

Sharing your data with other devices can consume your data faster then just running off of the Droid. You will need to watch this so you don’t exceed your plans limits and get charged extra by your cell phone provider.

Here are the steps that you need to make this work:
1). Backup your phone
2). Root your Droid
3). Install Barnacle Wifi Tether
4). Start the Tether
5). On your iPad, go to settings, wifi, and look for the Droid and connect to it.

Happy tethering!.

Sources:

Droidlife

LunchCast – iPad Apps and Mods

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010


  • In your car, mounted in the dash, your iPad.
  • Dodo iPad cover
  • 256 mb ram in the iPad.
  • ebay app is amazing on the iPad, even better than the web interface
  • Netflix works great, you can arrange your queue without a 3rd party app.
  • Twitpad is a great app for .99, so you can watch Leo Laporte live. 
  • Desktop Connect $11.99 for iPad HD.  Full Screen.
  • Appshopper.com/ipad to track all your apps
  • ipadindash

       


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