Thursday, May 30, 2013

ISO500 for iPhone


ISO500 A beautiful iPhone application designed to view the wonderful photography on 500px. The App is free to download but if you want to upload photos to your 500px account that is a premium feature and can be purchased as an In-App Purchase for only $1.99.

This is a 5-star app in my opinion and is much better than the official 500px app.

Download ISO500 Free in the App Store:

ISO500 for 500px - Pulpfingers

Pocket Casts for Android (Updated)

This is an update to my original Pocket Casts for Android review on YouTube.

It was pointed out that I left out an important feature and I agreed. Since I can't edit my original video I figured a short video on the Sleep Timer and Continuous Play feature would work instead.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pocket Casts for Android

Pocket Casts for Android is my go to app for podcasts on Android. It is a 5 star application and easily the best podcast app I have tried on Android. I have been using it for about 6 months now and have never had a single issue with this app. In this video I am just going over some of the features of the app.

There is also a Pocket Casts app for iOS but it is iPhone only so that is a huge downside for me since I am an iPad user. But it is also great on iPhone but I wished it were native on the iPad.

Have a question or comment? Comment below.

Download for $3.99:

Developer Website:

Pockets Casts for iPhone:

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

2 Kills, 1 Shot I don’t always snipe, but when I do I...

2 Kills, 1 Shot

I don’t always snipe, but when I do I make my shots count!

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I like how Google places the “new interactive Google...

I like how Google places the “new interactive Google Offers posts in the stream” right in the middle of all the other stuff. In other words we are getting ads on G+…. well it was fun while it lasted. App deleted!

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Ride the bowl wit a Vespa

Ride the bowl wit a Vespa

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futureoffilm: Hollywood’s visual effects industry in...


Hollywood’s visual effects industry in trouble

Insane. You would think the bigger the film the more money they would make, nope!

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This is just a quick look at the BO2 map Vertigo which just...

This is just a quick look at the BO2 map Vertigo which just launched a few days ago for the PS3 via the map pack Uprising. Vertigo is probably my favorite of the 4 new multiplayer maps. Lots of hiding/sniper spots. Big map.

What are your thoughts on this map and this map pack?

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Monday, May 27, 2013

I just updated HandBrake which I haven’t used in quite a...

I just updated HandBrake which I haven’t used in quite a while and I noticed that now both the percentage and time left displays in the dock.

I like that. I guess this is new?

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500px is down for service but while you wait you can play a game...

500px is down for service but while you wait you can play a game of Pong on the homepage.

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BY THE BAR The Consignment mix tape.


The Consignment mix tape.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

LensFlare for iOS

LensFlare is a universal iOS application. Works for the iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Currently the App is free to download but I am unsure for how much longer. Normally the App is only $0.99.

Bring your photos to life with LensFlare. LensFlare is a must have app for any photographer or designer looking for the best in optical effects.

This is a really great app that allows you to add some really fantastic effects to your images. You can import images from your camera roll or you can use the camera on your device to take a photo,  then add over 50 effects to your image. I have really enjoyed using this application for the last few days, this is one that will go into my photography folder on my iPad. I am very picky about which Apps I keep on my device, this App is well polished so it makes the cut.

Lens Types:

  • Anamorphic Flares
  • Natural Sunlight
  • Sci-fi Flares
  • Subtle Glints

Download in the iOS App Store:

LensFlare - BrainFeverMedia

LensFlare - BrainFeverMedia

A couple of the images I added the effect to:

Developer Website

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Google Hangouts for iOS

This is a quick demo of the new Google Hangouts app for iOS. Realized after I recorded this video that currently texting numbers does not work. It was working on my Nexus 4 though. I was really hoping I could delete the Google Voice app on my iPad, especially because it is a native iPhone app!

Download Google Hangouts:

Monday, May 13, 2013

Melt - Hardcore Time Lapse

Melt - hardcore time lapse from christopher rizzo on Vimeo.

Just having some fun today with time lapse. Ice melting away just like the cold weather in Maine.


APPvice - Cinema Apps

Have a listen, the intro is bedtime story reading worthy!

Carmageddon for Android

Yesterday I uploaded a preview of Carmageddon on the iPad so today I wanted to upload an Android version as well. I think the Android version controls handle much better. It seems I don't have the same problem turning on Android as I did on iOS.

You can check out my iPad preview HERE.

Download Carmageddon for Android on the Play Store:
$1.99 for the Paid Version.
Free Version.


Stainless Games recently released their classic computer and console game Carmageddon on both the iOS App Store and the Google Android Play Store. The iOS version has 2 versions, 1 paid and 1 free version. The paid version is $3.99. On Android there is also a paid and a free version available for download. The paid version for Android is only $1.99. 

The controls are horrible. Maybe I just have not played it enough but the handful of times I have played it on my iPad so far have been very frustrating. It feels like the car just doesn't want to turn at all, maybe that will change as I unlock more cars? I am currently using the "digital" setting which has a left and right control to turn the car in either direction. Digital controls are by far the best to use, at least in my experience. Forget about using the "tilt" setting as you will not be able to see the screen of your phone or tablet because you will be flipping it upside down trying to get the vehicle to make a slight left or right.

I am really surprised they didn't try to improve the graphics a tad and upgrade them to something more pleasing to the eye. I get that this is a port of a classic game but that doesn't mean that the graphics shouldn't be updated to reflect the times. I would have been perfectly pleased with great graphics and the same game play as the original.

The game is really fun although sometimes it can be frustrating. Getting flipped upside down is no fun because you are just sitting there waiting to get rammed or flicking the screen trying to flip it back over only to flick it left or right and getting the map or screen capture screen to appear. The object of the game is pretty much the same as the original, cause as much chaos and death as possible. Kill humans, cows, robots, other drivers. What is not to like about killing innocent bystanders? On top of it the cursing is joy to the ears. Safe to say this is not really for younger kids.

I am not going to lie, I really enjoy this game but only because I used to play it as a kid. Even the kinda shitty graphics, shittier controls, and sometimes shitastic aspect of getting flipped over are not enough to make me hate this game. On a scale of 1 to 5, I give it a 4. Hopefully the developers can adjust the steering in an update.

Download Carmageddon for iOS:

Carmageddon - Stainless Games Ltd for iPad
Carmageddon - Stainless Games Ltd for iPhone
Carma Free - Stainless Games Ltd

Download Carmageddon for Android:
$1.99 in the Play Store
FREE version


I think the problem with the steering may only be iOS, I installed the game on my Nexus 7 today and it handles much better. I did not have the same issue on Android that I have had on iOS.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Running with Friends

Zynga should have named this game Temple Run-ning with Friends, it is an almost exact ripoff of Temple Run. The only thing they did was change the graphics to give it a more "kiddie" look, which actually the characters look like Nintendo Mii ripoffs. Running with Friends is a universal iOS app and will work on the iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

The game play doesn't use the accelerometer built into the iPad, so if you want to move to the right or left you will have to swipe on the iPad to the right or left. Almost every other aspect to this game is just like Temple Run, swipe up to jump, swipe down to slide, collect magnets to collect coins, earn gems. Blah.

You will also need either a Zynga account or login with your Facebook account, if you do not have one or the other you can not play the game. You can sign up for a Zynga account within the game, my advice though is to create a dummy email account as Zynga will hammer you with "emails" also known as SPAM. I chose not to use my Facebook account because I know I will get hammered with the "share to wall" message or who knows, maybe it will autopost for me? I didn't test the Facebook login to find out. Also, if you use your personal email address to signup you will want to go into your account settings in the game and change your profile name. Once you confirm you email address your profile name will reflect your email address, so if your email address is "" then your profile name would be Random555.

As with all Zynga games and most "free games" in the iOS App Store, Running with Friends makes money on In-App Purchases. The cheapest gem packs are $0.99 and the most expensive is $99.99. You can earn gems in the game as well but every time you play or want to continue it will cost some of those precious gems.

The game is cute, my daughter loved it and of course she needed me to purchase some gem packs. I refused. I deleted this game shortly after doing the video review portion. The game is fun but it doesn't offer anything new or exciting that I can't get from Temple Run already and for free.

You can download Running with Friends free in the iOS App Store:
Running with Friends HD - Zynga Inc. (iPad)

Running with Friends - Zynga Inc. (iPhone)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Final Cut Pro - Flipboard Magazine

Do you use Flipboard? I created a Final Cut Pro magazine about a month and half ago when Flipboard launched the feature on iOS. This is easily one of my favorite features of Flipboard, I love being able to share and hopefully have a few subscribers who are interested in the same subjects as I am and will want to read what I share.

My main focus will be on Final Cut Pro X, but I will probably share other video related content dealing with Motion, After Effects, Premiere, and probably some hardware post dealing with camera and accessories.

Today Flipboard updated the Android app with the magazine feature so I figured I would share my personal collection with those interested.

Subscribe if you like:

You can download Flipboard for free in the iOS App store and on the Google Play store.

iPhone and iPad:
Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine - Flipboard Inc.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tiltshift Video for iOS

Tiltshift Video is a universal iOS application for the iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Tiltshift Video allows you to edit videos and photos on your iOS device applying a tilt-shift effect. You have the ability to process full 1080p videos on the iPad (3rd generation+) and the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. You can process 720P on all other iOS devices.

This is a terrific application and I highly recommend checking it out if you are interested in video editing on your iPhone or iPad. The rendering is surprisingly fast and you can apply an endless amount of adjustments to a single video.

Not only video, you can also add tilt-shift effect to any image on your iOS device as well. Check out this photo of my daughter:

Now check out this image after I made a few adjustments using the Tiltshift App:

Once you are finished adding the tilt-shift effect to your video or image you can then add some color correction to your video or image, add an intro title and an ending title, add custom music that you have stored on your device, and even add some Vignetting to your video or image.

Features include:

  • Five different blur shapes
  • Blur strength & transition
  • Brightness
  • Saturation
  • Contrast
  • Recovery
  • Vignette
  • Speed
  • Music
Download Tiltshift Video in the App Store for only $4.99:
TiltShift Video - Miniature effect for movies and photos - Fidel Lainez

Developer Website

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Intro Designer for iOS

Intro Designer is a universal iOS application developed for the iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Intro Designer is available in the iOS App Store for only $2.99.

Intro Designer is an application that will allow you create video intros on your iOS device that can be exported to your camera roll and then opened in another application like iMovie or Pinnacle Studio so that you can add an intro to a video that you might be editing for upload to a service like YouTube or Vimeo. Most of the templates that are offered are quite generic and you cannot create you own template but you can add your own personal text and messages to your intro video. You could also use Intro Designer to create an "outro" for you video with your website domain or asking your viewers to subscribe to your YouTube channel, etc.

Intro Designer offers 13 different categories to choose from. In each of these categories you will have different themes to choose from to download to your iPad. Some of the themes might be in more than one category though. All of the themes are different lengths in time, some are 10 seconds long others might be as long as 30 seconds. Each category has a different number of themes to choose from, one category may only have 2 themes while another may have up to 6. The categories are as follows.


  • Celebrate
  • Family
  • Simple
  • Sports
  • Abstract
  • Music
  • Love
  • Birthday
  • Holiday
  • Nature
  • Cinematic
  • Shows
  • Travel

Be aware that downloading these themes to your iOS device will use up your storage space on your device. Then remember when you export your footage to your camera roll you will now have this video in 2 places on your device using twice the storage. If you import that footage into another application that same footage will then be in 3 spots on your device using 3x the storage. If you do not have a lot of storage space you can delete your footage from the Intro Designer application after you have exported to help save storage space!

Intro Designer is a really fun application and if you do not own any motion creating software on your computer and you want to add some professionalism to your videos then check out Intro Designer.


Intro Designer for iMovie - dgMotion Mobile (iPad)

Intro Designer for iMovie - dgMotion Mobile (iPhone)

Developer Website