Why no decent camera app

One of the glaring exceptions in the Apple iTunes application store is a decent camera app.

There are several “jailbreak” phone apps that add good functionality to the extremely basic camera software on the iPhone.  Adding functionality to the camera is something that iPhone users would pay money for.  Price it under $10, preferably under $5, and it would move.

The camera on the iPhone is the equivalent of an old Instamatic film camera.  Not a modern one, you  can get better pictures from a modern cardboard disposable.

It is not that bad, but getting a decent picture out it is a challenge.  Like most photography, it is all about the lighting. Just don’t expect to blow that picture up to a poster.

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Don’t fly without a pair!

I picked up a pair of Bose Quiet Comfort 2 headphones on the recommendation of my friend Vic. In the interest of full disclosure, Vic is an employee of Bose in their product development group.

First off, these are really good headphones. I never liked ear buds for either the comfort (or lack there or) or the sound quality (or lack there of) These headphones will remind you what music is supposed to sound like. They might even cause you to go back and re-encode some of your music for better quality.

Recently I flew across the US and back. Over ten hours in noisy aircraft, including a small turboprop plane. These headphones really cut out the loud white noise that exists in passenger aircraft. These are over the ear headphones, as opposed to on the ear headphones, like the Quiet Comfort 3 headphones. For traveling, I prefer the over the ear because they are less likely to move off my ears as my head moves while I am sleeping on a plane.

New Search Engine

I’ve been using searchme.com lately and I find it to be a useful way to do quick searches.

The slick thing about it is that it displays the webpages in your search results.  People are primarly visual creatures.  If you are looking for a page you once saw, you are more likely to recognize it by seeing it than by a line or two of text.

This is a search engine geared toward people, not other computers, which makes it pretty cool.