In Zhongguancun(中关村) or the technology hub of Mainland China’s capital, a plastic cover especially designed for the iPod Touch is now getting a high sensation among gadget geeks, Beijing Daily reports[C]. This cover is named “Apple Peel(苹果皮)” and can enclose a SIM card, a battery and a microphone which is not embedded with the iPod… Continue reading China-made “Apple Peel” Turns Your iPod Touch To The iPhone
UPDATE: Over 3G, make sure to wait 30-60 seconds for the stream data to get cached. After that, you’ll notice a significant jump in picture and audio quality. Japan has a plethora of TV channels, but the biggest battleship is NHK [JP], the country’s national public broadcasting organization. NHK itself operates a number of different… Continue reading [UPDATE] NHK World TV iPhone app: English TV programs on Japan in your pocket
Tokyo-based Internet ad agency Traffic Gate[J] and U.K.- and Silicon Valley-based speech recognition technology developer Novauris Technology jointly released an iPhone/iPod touch app allowing you to find the best route on Tokyo’s public transit using your voice, which is named “Koe-Tan” and available for free at AppStore. If you are holding with bags and an… Continue reading “Koe-tan”, A Free iPhone Voice Search App For Public Transit In Tokyo
Wake up in the morning, commute, work, have a lunch, work again, come back home, take a bath and go asleep – for everyday, for ever. Aren’t you bored with monotonous daily routines? A Tokyo-based company, which states creating stimulus things as its corporate mission, will probably make it happen. Xtone[J] (pronounced as “eks-tone”), a… Continue reading Can “Moe” Catgirl Make Our Lives So Cheerful?
This news should be especially interesting for anyone who loves sushi and happens to be an iPhone owner: Major Japanese publishing company Shogakukan is planning to release a virtual sushi guide for the iPhone (J). The sushi encyclopedia will be available for download on both the iPod Touch and the iPhone by the end of… Continue reading Coming soon: Sushi encyclopedia for the iPhone and iPod Touch
Ryo Shimizu, CEO of Ubiquitous Entertainment Inc. (also active as a blogger under the handle name “shi3z”), introduced iPong, his researcher buddy Mr. Kondo‘s toy application for the iPhone/iPod Touch. Not much by way of explanation is provided, but multiple iPod Touches seem to be connected wirelessly and serve up a virtual game of Pong.… Continue reading iPong on multiple iPod Touch devices