Our son, who turned 3 this year, finally mustered up the courage to hop on the fair rides. Last year we bought some tickets for rides and he wouldn’t even step foot on one. When we went on Friday, we ended up running out of tickets and he was still ready for more.
I captured the video for this just after we spend the last of our tickets, right before I indulged in some delicious carnival food (a corn dog and funnel cake). It looks like the last Cinemagraph I posted on the site was the ride from the fair last year. I’ve taken an unintentional break from making Cinemagraphs but I think I’ll starting carving out more time to make more.
The Bushnell Building is across the street from my office and many decades ago it housed Wren’s Department Store. The historic picture I used for this photo-merge shows the window displays in great quality. I like to imagine what it would have been like to see this building when it was a 5 story department store.
Being the impatient type, I can’t wait until the Fall to see beautiful design of iOS 7 on my phone. Luckily for me there are people in the world like Philip Wong who design themes so that people like me don’t have to wait. Wong’s iOS 7 Theme is a Winterboard theme available on Cydia (sorry, for jailbroken iPhones only). There are a few iOS 7 themes available on Cydia but in my opinion Philip Wong’s is, by far, the best and most complete. I’ve been using this theme on my iPhone for about a week now and he’s made updates on a daily basis. The video above shows Wong’s iOS 7 theme on my iPhone 5 on top of the LivePapers animated wallpaper (I thought it looked very similar to the Dynamic Wallpaper that is shown on iOS 7).
To download this gorgeous Winterboard theme for you iPhone or iPod (iPad support hopefully coming soon), search Cydia for the theme titled iOS 7 Theme by pw5a29 (in the ModMyi repo).
After seeing today’s WWDC keynote, I’m super-excited about iOS 7. I think it looks gorgeous and brings some much needed UI changes. After the keynote I went over to Apple’s website to see the pictures and noticed that for some reason, iOS 7 is only shown on the white iPhone 5. I have a black iPhone 5 and wanted to know what the new iOS will look like on my device. I was curious whether iOS 7 looks as beautiful on the black iPhone as it does the white. Here are some hastily made mockups of iOS 7 on the black iPhone that I whipped up.
I think the screenshots look great on the black iPhone, but I have to admit, I think they look better on the white one.
I’ve been an iPhone user since the 3GS and will probably never switch to a different phone (mainly because of how much I’ve invested in the App Store and iTunes over the past few years). My work phone, on the other hand, is an Android and I’m going to be honest, I love it. I love the customization capabilities and the graphic effects like the live wallpapers. One of the things I really love about my Android is the cube effect when scrolling between screens from the homescreen. Sadly, this wasn’t an effect that my iPhone was capable of….until now.
Barrel is an iOS application by developer Aaron Ash that adds awesome graphic effects to the Springboard when scrolling through the homescreen of your iOS device. There are several different effects to choose from, take a look at the video for a demonstration of each one.
Unfortunately, Barrel is only available for Jailbroken iOS devices (hopefully iOS 7 will provide similar features). It can be purchased from Cydia and is well worth the $2.99 price tag.