At Macworld/iWorld 2013, Bill Stiteler takes a look at the remote presence robot for iPad from Double Robotics, and the Bowblade gaming/workout device.
AppleTell associate editors Bill Stiteler and Aaron Krauss give a mini wrap-up of Day 2 of Macworld/iWorld, with products that control your DSLR and let you unleash your inner Katniss while building upper body strength.
To compensate for the “shakeycam” effect if you shoot an iPhone video while moving, Apple introduced a motion stabilization effect in the iPhone 4S that works by expanding and cropping the video. But what if you have an earlier version of the iPhone, or want smoother camera movements without resizing the native video resolution? Enter the Steadicam Smoothee.
In our first video study of Macworld | iWorld 2012, we took a quick look at the seedy underbelly of the event. Now, we wonder about the public displays of peace, love and understanding that this “lifestyle event” has engendered. Drum lines? Public dances? At a tech show? Who can stop them? Who can save the world?
You may think Macworld | iWorld is all happiness and community and free logo-emblazoned foam balls, but that’s not the case. There’s a seedy underbelly to the biggest iFan event of the year, and this year, Appletell found itself in the middle of it. In this short series of videos, we’ll explore the side of Macworld that most people don’t see. The world of $65,000 speaker systems, bouncing women, and fancy appetizers.
Parrot’s AR.Drone has been one of our favorite oddities since it first attacked Bill Stiteler at Macworld 2010. In case you haven’t heard of it, the AR.Drone is a quadricopter that can be remotely controlled by your iPhone (and, soon, Android). There are games to play with it, or you can just fly it around. I knew it was going to be making an appearance at E3, but I didn’t know the developers had given it some new skills, as you’ll see in the video.
Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing is exactly what you’d expect—a kart racer that utilizes characters and settings from the SEGA universe (the cartoony ones, of course). In my demo, kart control was handled with the accelerometer; tilting left and right to turn. A large yellow button is used to accelerate, while a smaller red button is used to brake/reverse.
Day two of Macworld Expo 2011 has come and gone, but don’t think we haven’t noticed. In tonight’s roundup video, we discuss the lack of a keynote speaker, take a look at Navigon’s Design Car Kit, find out what a used 1st gen iPhone is worth, and head into the Black Forest to find a fairly cool iPhone clock.
Although not available yet, Jammit, “the ultimate play-along software,” is aiming to change the way students play and learn about music in their homes. Using nothing but an iPad and whatever musical instruments you might have laying around, users will be able to separate components of tracks and learn part by part.
Day one of Macworld 2011 has come and gone, and we’ve recorded a (fairly) quick video recap of what we found on the show floor and in the after-show parties. Topics of discussion include the move to Moscone West, iPad accessories, Freehands gloves, SRS Labs’s newly announced iWOW 3D, and a few other items worth discussing.