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Posts tagged “iPod

Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: September 2009

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Sorry it took so much.
This is one of my favorite quotes that my teacher taught me when I was in 5th grade of elementary school. In Japanese it says like “No genius can compete with someone who’s making continuous efforts”. Since I knew that quote, I try to do what I want to be good at little by little but every single day.


Swing, Charge & Study

Sway, Charge & Study
Swing this many times and you get some electricity to charge your iPhone. This time, its motion censor sends your form data to your iPhone so that you can see your own golf swing animated.

Sway, Charge & Study

Sway, Charge & Study

Sway, Charge & Study
Compare your form with that of Tiger Woods?

Sway, Charge & Study
Caution: Make sure you are not too close to anyone when playing.

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See also the previous post.


You Can Work It Out

handgrip battery charger

handgrip battery charger

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See #2 of this concept.


Just a Sketch: Shuffle?

Pretty rough one I thought of just this morning.
Thinner and narrower, but a little longer to clip on your shirt etc. easily. Mmmmm.. maybe not. I’ll make a shorter one later.

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Fixed.

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shuffle?_petitinvention

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Would Be So Much “Phun” On iPhone!

I’m absolutely in love with Phun, a free game like 2D app for kids, where they can learn physics, science and so many other stuff.
What I think is that it would be much more fun to play it with the iPhone because you can actually tilt it to see what happens.
I happened to find a similar application called iPhysics, but I think Phun has a lot more functions and is really educational for kids.

Phun on the iPhone

Phun on the iPhone

Phun on the iPhone

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Simple iPhone Game to Cool Down

Would this cool you down a bit or just make you thirstier?

simple iphone game for cooling down

simple iphone game for cooling down

simple iphone game for cooling down

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Just a Sketch

next-gen macs?

Next-Gen Macs?

Next-Gen Macs?


Looking Glass for iPhone: App Integration

Looking Glass for iPhone2
Mail, iCal, phone, Map with GPS, Google Docs, etc. etc. with real time scan search

Looking Glass for iPhone2

See also #1 of this concept.


Looking Glass for iPhone

iPhone with Looking Glass

iPhone with Looking GlassMinority Report-like data exchange like this?

“Looking Glass” concept has been introduced in the following posts:
Part1:”Future of Internet Search: Mobile version”
Part2:”Future of Mobile Internet Search: Applications”
Part3:”Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass”
Part4:”Future of Mobile Search for Diet”
Part5:”Future of Mobile Search- Search Beyond Time“
Part6:”Future of Mobile Search- Power of Visualization”

Part7:”Future of Mobile Search: Virtual Shopping #1″

Part8:”Speech Balloons for the Hearing-Impaired”


“Mouse-Over” for Touch Screen

With your mouse, it’s pretty convenient when you move the cursor over an item to point it and sometimes it gives you a basic information about the object. Using my iPod Touch everyday, I’ve started to hope there’s the mouse-over function for it, too.In order to make it realize, there must be a more sensitive sensor to monitor the screen, but what I think is this.When you move your finger slightly above the screen, the object on the screen right below the finger changes to the “mouse-over” mode, which is maybe slightly brighter or darker in color, etc. And when you touch the object, it means “click”. That way, the feeling of inconvenience we feel when using the touch screen can be reduced.


iPhone & iPod Touch’s instant access button (you can allocate functions)

I’ve found it quite hard to quickly turn up and down the volume of my iPod Touch when I want to on a crowded train. There is lot of noise when the train is running, so I turn up the volume, but when it stops, it becomes quiet around so I have to quickly turn it down. When I was using my old iPod shuffle, it was quite easy to manipulate the basic functions even when I wasn’t looking at it. So naturally I want that usability for my iPod Touch.

You know there’s a button on top of iPhone and iPod Touch to lock/unlock the screen. I think that can be used for a few useful purposes. As iPhone and iPod Touch know which side is now up and which side is down, it should also know “when the button is pushed with this side up”. So there can be a few functions you can customize like:

If the button is clicked when…
1) the top side up — lock/unlock the screen
2) the bottom side up — mute/regain volume

And if the button is clicked TWICE when…
3) the top side up — access the homepage with Safari
4) the bottom side up — YouTube launches

Something like that.
What do you think?

Examples of the button usage
iPhone & iPod Touch’s instant access button