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Scripturient: Apps are making us criminals

Almost every week you read in the news about another taxi driver protest against Uber and its drivers. Taxi drivers go on strike, some rage against Uber and attack the drivers or damage their cars. Similar protests – albeit not yet as violent or large – have been made against Airbnb for its effects on . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Apps are making us criminals

cartoon life: Do I have too many apps?

This iPad has been displaying some odd problems with apps crashing, it seems, when they try to access memory, for instance Sketches app when saving, ScannerPro just after it takes the picture, when it frames it up. Paper too, when browsing through books of drawings.

I’ve been dropping into the app switcher mode to . . . → Read More: cartoon life: Do I have too many apps?

Yappa Ding Ding: Cell phones > Smartphones > Superphones > ?

Just fooling around here, but with the rapid evolution of smartphone technology, you have to be wondering where it’s going.

Earlier this year we learned of an imager chip that lets mobile phones see through walls, clothes, and other objects.

With Square, we see an evolution to peripheral devices that free consumers from the sales . . . → Read More: Yappa Ding Ding: Cell phones > Smartphones > Superphones > ?

cartoon life: Who! Me?

Filed under: art Tagged: apps, Cat

cartoon life: Who! Me?

Playing around sticking my fingers in this app and then that app. Orange cat created from a blob in Adobe Easel. Hand also. Shapes edged, overdrawn, cleaned up, composited in Procreate. Text from TitleFX. Just some fun.

Filed under: art Tagged: apps, Cat

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eaves.ca: How Car2Go ruins Car2Go

So let me start by saying, in theory, I LOVE Car2Go. The service has helped prevent me from buying a car and has been indispensable in opening up more of Vancouver to me.

For those not familiar with Car2Go, it is a car sharing service where the cars can be parked virtually anywhere in the . . . → Read More: eaves.ca: How Car2Go ruins Car2Go

cartoon life: Filter madness

Traced over a photo in Sketchbook Ink for the colour masses. Didn’t care for it very much. Downloaded Repix. Brought that drawing in for fooling about with.

Filed under: art Tagged: apps, art, Cat, filters

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Dead Wild Roses: Rape Culture, there is an app for that?

Building communities to protect women via technology, sounds okay to me. Anyhow, the Circle of 6 app is meant to give people, with expensive first world technology, some options. Here is the press blurb from the site.

“With Circle of 6 you have a new way to connect with your most trusted friends – to . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Rape Culture, there is an app for that?

THE FIFTH COLUMN: There’s An App For That

I just discovered a wonderful app I have on my phone. This app allows you to make and check appointments. It has a really simple interface – you just dial the number of the place you want to check, or make, an appointment at and a very human like voice will respond (very lifelike, I . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: There’s An App For That

eaves.ca: International Open Data Hackathon 2011: Better Tools, More Data, Bigger Fun

Last year, with only a month of notice, a small group passionate people announced we’d like to do an international open data hackathon and invited the world to participate. We were thinking small but fun. Maybe 5 or 6 cities. We got it wrong. In the end people from over 75 cities around the world […] . . . → Read More: eaves.ca: International Open Data Hackathon 2011: Better Tools, More Data, Bigger Fun

eaves.ca: The Economics of Open Data – Mini-Case, Transit Data & Translink

Translink, the company that runs public transit in the region where I live (Vancouver/Lower Mainland) is getting ready to launch a real time bus tracking app that will use GPS data to figure out how far away the next the bus you are waiting for really is. This is great news for everyone. Of course […] . . . → Read More: eaves.ca: The Economics of Open Data – Mini-Case, Transit Data & Translink

eaves.ca: Smarter Ways to Have School Boards Update Parents

Earlier this month the Vancouver School Board (VSB) released an iPhone app that – helpfully – will use push notifications to inform parents about school holidays, parent interviews, and scheduling disruptions such as snow days. The app is okay, it’s a little clunky to use, and a lot of the data – such as professional […] . . . → Read More: eaves.ca: Smarter Ways to Have School Boards Update Parents

cartoon life: Blogsy experiment

So, I bought Blogsy from the app store and it turns out to be really nice. Easier to use than the WordPress app. And it seems to deal with images in posts more easily. Anyway I dragged in an image from the sidebar off of the Picasa bar. It doesn’t show here. Somewhat up with […] . . . → Read More: cartoon life: Blogsy experiment