Prisma

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Has anyone tried the Prisma App yet?  It is a bit different than using filters.  It uses artificial intelligence to turn photos into art.  It is pretty impressive and you can check out lots of user submitted results on their Facebook Page.  The only thing that I find odd is that the photo outputs are a square shape.  Here are a few of my sunset pictures from yesterday so you can get an idea of the power of this application. Enjoy!

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Twitter Stickers

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Twitter has added Stickers for your tweets!  How fun is this?  Begin tweeting a photo like you normally would. Then tap on the smiley icon to begin adding stickers to your photo.  Add as many as you like, and then tweet it for the world to enjoy.  And for the best part, you can tap on any Sticker in a tweet to see who else has been using that same Sticker.  If you want to see all of the Smiley Sun Stickers that have been tweeted by the universe, you can do it.  I might get lost in this search capability for a while…

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The Quintus Theme

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I am beginning my experimentation with WordPress themes.  I want a simple, one column theme that will allow for WordAds if I want to add that feature someday.  I am going to try a very basic one called “Quintus” for a bit.  Along with this new theme, I will try a new blogging philosophy of less frequent blogs.  I will keep working on this until I am happy with the results and we will see where this takes us.  🙂

Why Snapchat

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I just started exploring Snapchat this weekend.  If all those people are using it, there must be something there.  Pretty simple, right?  Just send a photo or video to your friend, and they can see it and then it goes away.  But that is not the cool part – more instructions here.  The “Story” is where it’s at for me.  You broadcast a snap to all of your followers, and it can be viewed multiple times for 24 hours.  Add more snaps, and soon you have a running story on how your day went.  Take for example the story from “EverestNoFilter”.  Two mountain climbers who are snapping their way to the summit of Everest.  How awesome!  If you hustle over there you can view their snaps from the last 24 hours.  Enjoy!

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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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World Market

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The World Market has useful things – like tea and chocolate from different parts of the world.  You can go there and pretend that you are on a multinational trip.  They also have things that are less useful- like elephants, chocolate banana Pocky sticks, and champagne flavor jelly beans.  I find that I tend to gravitate to the less useful items when making my purchasing decisions.  At least my next snack time should be fun.

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