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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Periscope Map View

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Periscope keeps getting cooler, and I get more and more addicted to the App.  I can hardly fall asleep now without watching an episode of “Sock Cop” to see Tug Boat, Popsicles, Mills Motors, some Doo Doots, Parkours, and Dr. Peppers.  The best new feature (on iOS only for now) is the Map View.  I have provided a few screenshots to give you an idea of how it works.  You click on the globe icon, and you are presented with a world map and choices for some periscopes you can watch that are originating in that specific part of the world.  I can go to Miami, Amsterdam, Cancun, Rome, Honolulu, or anywhere else at the touch of the screen, and see what someone is doing and broadcasting at that moment.  If I am planning a trip, I can maybe find a friendly local and ask them for advice about their city.  The second screenshot is an example of zooming in on the current activity in Austin.  I can even choose geographical areas of the city to see what people are broadcasting from the North side, for example.  Keep innovating, Periscope People, and I’m sure I will return each evening to see what’s new in the world.

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Periscope

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My favorite App for the iPad, iPhone, or iPad Touch lately is Periscope.  It allows you to travel the world, see new things, and hang out with different people.  So far today, I have seen places in Italy, France, Australia, and the UK by watching other user’s live feeds.  From their website,

“For viewers, Periscope gives you a new set of eyes and ears.  Travel the world and step into someone else’s shoes.  See what they see, hear what they hear, and hopefully feel what they feel.”

I’ve added a few random screenshots to give you an idea of the endless possibilities you can experience live, including a Venice Beach sunset and a nice storm cloud in Arizona.  Has anyone else tried Periscope, and if so, are you enjoying it?

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Apple Store

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So, my new (to me) car has the ability to connect directly to my iPod Touch (no, I don’t have an iPhone). I needed an extra cable with the lightning connector so I can rock out to my tunes and podcasts. I’m not so much into rocking out since I am old and all, but I can try. Mostly I am listening to Talk Radio or National Public Radio and trying to learn about the world. But for the limited rocking out that can be accomplished, the cable is a requirement. Thus a visit to the Apple Store in the Domain. People are always looking at me weird when I am taking random photos – their problem, not mine. 🙂

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