10 iPhone Apps That Will Make You Feel Like You’re In The Future Through Augmented Reality

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Your iPhone will tell you everything you need to know about the Statue of Liberty just by training the camera on it.  

The developer calls Wikitude a “World Browser,” an app that helps you explore your surroundings and view information about landmarks near you.Simply hold up your smartphone and small icons will appear that represent things like Wikipedia articles, geo-tagged twitter posts, ATMs, and more depending on how you customize it. Wikitude tends to work well in big cities with many POI’s (points of interest), but not as well in smaller cities and towns (even if they contain historic places)  

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Augmented Audio Game Spurs Fitness By Immersing Runners In Zombie Infested World
Zombies, Run!, is a soon to debut augmented audio running game for the iPhone, iPod Touch and Android that challenges users to rebuild civilization after a zombie apocalypse by completing location-specific tasks while running in the real world. Users cue the app and don headphones to collect medicine, ammo, batteries, and spare parts which can be used to build up and expand their base — all while getting orders, clues, and a story through their headphones. Missions last around 20-30 minutes and can be played in any city. The platform additionally records the distance, time, pace, and calories burned during all runs, and may soon include RunKeeper integration. PSFK spoke to founder Adrian Hon about his work.
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emergentfutures:

Augmented Audio Game Spurs Fitness By Immersing Runners In Zombie Infested World

Zombies, Run!, is a soon to debut augmented audio running game for the iPhone, iPod Touch and Android that challenges users to rebuild civilization after a zombie apocalypse by completing location-specific tasks while running in the real world. Users cue the app and don headphones to collect medicine, ammo, batteries, and spare parts which can be used to build up and expand their base — all while getting orders, clues, and a story through their headphones. Missions last around 20-30 minutes and can be played in any city. The platform additionally records the distance, time, pace, and calories burned during all runs, and may soon include RunKeeper integration. PSFK spoke to founder Adrian Hon about his work.

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iPhone vs. Android: The Social App Activities That Set Users Apart [INFOGRAPHIC]



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Kinect TV And Sesame Street Hack The Next Generation Of TV

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Xbox Kinect TV plans to bring interactive, immersive experiences to live action television and children’s books with the help of National Geographic and Sesame Street’s Workshop.  

Xbox is unveiling a sharp idea for the next generation of television: interactive, live-action content, produced in partnership Sesame Workshop and National Geographic. Downloadable, linear episodes run like a normal television show but give children opportunities to play simple games with familiar characters and don virtual costumes that mold to their bodies and play around with the show’s environment. A series of interactive children’s books is also in the works. Dubbed “Project Columbia,” they allows burgeoning readers to explore the otherwise static world of a picture books with games, sounds, and augmented reality.
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The Volkswagen Beetle. Juiced Up.

Pretty cool AR app for the new VW Beetle. You need to download the app and then point your smartphone/tablet at the outdoor posters to get the full experience. It’s nicely produced. The video below demonstrates this but I really wonder how many consumers will go to all that effort just to watch an ad?



Adobe Reader App Lands On iPhone and iPad

Adobe Reader App Lands On iPhone and iPad

Adobe is porting the Adobe Reader software experience over to Apple mobile devices Monday with the release of Adobe Reader for iOS.

Adobe Reader for iOS will enable users to view, access, interact with, share and print PDF files wirelessly (via AirPrint) from their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.

“Now you can quickly and efficiently view the widest range of PDF file type — including PDF Portfolios, password-protected PDF documents and Adobe LiveCycle rights-managed PDF files,” explains Anuj Gupta, Adobe project manager.

Once installed, you can use the app [iTunes link] to open PDF files from any other application, including email, that supports the “Open In…” action. You also can read text annotations, search text, zoom in on text or images, navigate large documents via thumbnails and copy text to the clipboard.

This marks Adobe’s first official version of Reader for iOS devices. The app works with iOS 4.2.5 and later versions. Adobe Reader for Android was released in May 2010. The company is releasing version 10.1 Monday to keep the two apps on par with each other.

►Mini Matmian:

Sure this will please a few Apple mobile users. About time too.



Topsy Review - Social Web Search Engine

Topsy Screenshot

What can you use the application for?

Topsy.com is a new search engine that returns results from sites such as Twitter, Blogs, Flickr, Digg, Yelp, Identica and others. The site returns search results that are up to the minute, so users get the latest news from the social networking world. Results are shown in page form, in order of the number of “Tweets” each result has received on Twitter. The results page displays the option of viewing All Results, or results that were written in the last Hour, Day, Week or Month. Results can also be viewed by the top authors. Authors with the most results on the topic searched are shown first. The Topsy home page is dominated by a large search bar. Users may also enter a Twitter username in the search bar, and the search engine will return all the results posted by that user. The home page also has links to an About Us page, to the Topsy blog, a link to follow Topsy on Twitter, a link to Send Feedback, a link to Terms (terms of usage for the site) and a link to Privacy (the site’s privacy policy).

Who would you recommend the application to?The Topsy site is recommended to anyone wishing up to date search results from the social networking and blogging world. The site does a very thorough job of searching and is very easy to use. Search results are returned very quickly and are displayed in a pleasing format.Topsy Features

  • Search engine searches the major social networking and blogging sites, especially Twitter
  • Search results are ordered according to the number of Tweets they have
  • Users can filter the results to show results written in the last hour, day, week or month
  • Users can filter the search results by top authors
  • Search results are very up-to-date
Rated 4 out of 5 stars by AppAppeal Editor

►Mini Matmian:

A pretty neat little website for searching social media platforms and displaying real-time info from Twitter and Google+.

Check out the video below to see an interview with one of the creators of Topsy.

Topsy: real-time social platform (er, search)

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