Periscope Drones and Search Feature

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If you follow my blog, then by now you know that I am a fan of the Periscope App.  And it keeps getting more interesting.  The latest edition provides for Periscoping directly from certain drone models, and the views are fantastic (sample screenshot above).  There is also a new search feature that allows you to search for topics of interest, including a topic for “GoPro & Drones”.  How cool is that for a relatively new App that just recently celebrated their one year anniversary?  You can find more information on the Periscope Blog, and keep your eyes there for the next new feature that comes along.  Oh, and can someone give me about one thousand dollars so I can buy my own DJI Drone starter kit for Periscoping?  🙂

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Tax Time

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Check out my lonely H&R Block App on the home page of my iPad.  Yes, that is a cool picture I took from a past trip to Las Vegas that I use as my wallpaper.  For the first time ever, I used an iPad App to file my taxes.  As you can tell, I like to procrastinate until the last possible day.  In the US, today is the filing deadline for Federal Taxes.  I liked the App so much that I gave it 9 out of 10 stars.  It was free, my filing process was simple and free, and my rather small tax refund should arrive electronically in my bank.  Isn’t technology wonderful?

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Tiësto App

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It looks like version 1.0 of the Tiësto App was launched on March 4th.  Where was I?  This App is awesome.  There is tons of music, videos, podcasts (including the second hour which is available weekly), and the ability to save the podcast to your device for playback later.  I tested that feature on my iPod touch in my car over the weekend while making trips to downtown Austin.  Everyone in traffic was jealous of me and my groovy Tiësto podcast which was being played back at a most reasonable volume.  🙂

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Google Photos – Editing

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In a post from June of last year, I praised Google Photos.  I said it was good for backing up, organizing, and storing photos – and it still is!  I recently read an article that said the editing process was pretty cool.  I thought to myself, why would you use Google Photos to edit your photographs.  There are so many other applications available.  Oh well, why not give it a try?  It is super easy.  There are options in my Google Photos iPad App to fine tune, crop, rotate or add filters to your photos.  Using the “Back to original” feature, you can easily revert to the original photo in case you don’t fall in love with your edits.  What you see above is an edited shot from my walk along the Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail in Austin last weekend.  Below is the original photo.  This will give you an idea of some of the fun you can have with their simple photo editing process.  I suggest that you give it a try and see how you like it.  🙂

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Grease Live

I downloaded the FOX NOW app so I could watch Grease Live.  It was most awesome.  My favorites were Julianne Hough as Sandy, and Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo.  If you are a fan of the original Grease, you will probably enjoy this version.  Check it out when you have the chance, or at least watch some of the clips on YouTube.

“My heart is saying, “Don’t let go.  Hold on till the end.”  And that’s what I intend to do.”