Thursday, June 09, 2011

When pens go digital

In this digital age, there is still a need to write things down - as I sit here I have a to list, notes from meetings and sketches around my laptop, but there is now a product that helps to integrate those notes with your computer, ipad and iphone. Livescribe as is a pen that has a lot of interest tricks up it's sleeve.

It records audio while you're writing that can be allocated to a particular page of notes - good for lecture's - imagine reading back notes from a particular lecture and hearing the lecturer explaining the content.

Digitalise what you write
The pen creates pdf 'pencasts' - I like the idea of being able to draw on paper and have that drawing then imported into illustrator to work on as a vector.

Then there's sharing, it's possible to email notes, upload to google docs and post to Facebook.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Orange Glastonbury 2011 app

Orange has released an app for iPhone, Android and Nokia for those going to Glastonbury festival to help them plan their long weekend of music. Having been a few years back I know what it's like - so many bands and stages, the place is huge and it's often the case that their are clashes between acts that you want to check out. This handy app shows the lineup in a way that this can be avoided.

The app is available for free from Orange