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First Augmented Reality App for iPhone

image from fastcompany.com

image from fastcompany.com

Check this out! When these apps start appearing in iTunes, it’s going to transform the way we move around (well, not right away, but eventually it’ll revolutionize maps, navigation systems, and of course the internet and the way we build websites.)

From Fast Company:

It’s specifically for Parisians. But it’s arrived earlier than expected–weeks before Apple said it would be allowed. And by early, we mean it’s arrived in the App Store by stealth, snuck in as an added-feature in an update to an existing app–Metro Paris Subway.

What they’ve done is create a way for you to find the nearest station on the Paris Metro simply by holding up your phone and looking through the camera at the view in front of you. You can also hold it flat and use it as a walking-guide compass–much as we’ve seen demonstrated in other AR navigation apps before. This through-camera meta-tagged AR view of the world blends in data from the iPhone 3GS’s compass and accelerometer sensors.

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Apple and Verizon consider iPhone deal

Could it be? Could Apple actually be considering branching out a little bit more than they usually do? With other companies catching up and realizing that they need to stay innovative in order to keep up with Apple, I think Apple might be feeling their competition’s breath on their neck. Who knows, maybe there’s another reason, but it’s good news either way.

The New York-based telecom entered into “high-level” discussions with Apple management a few months ago, when CEO Steve Jobs was overseeing day-to-day business, these sources say. They declined to be named because they aren’t authorized to speak publicly.

Jobs is on medical leave until June, but the conversations are continuing, they say. Apple declined to comment on the specific question of whether it is talking to Verizon.

Read full article at USA Today >>>

The iWood 3B

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You know those people. They have the iPhone and think they’re hot stuff, and everytime they get a new application they think they’re the coolest person on campus. They’ll inturupt a conversation to play with it. Everything goes back to the fact that they can do something or fix an issue with their iPhone. Well, you can be cool by saving money and the earth, while completely making a fool out of them!

The new iWood 3B >>>