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Automatic – Driving Assistant

Automatic Driving AssistantiPhone OBD-ii integration has come a long way since we first looked at the integration here a few years ago with CarTrip. What a difference a few years makes! The $70 Automatic includes access to the app and the integrated OBD-ii dongle.

With a highly-refined app, and my well documented obsession with technology and statistics, this is definitely on my to-buy list. I recently added the JawBone Up to my personal repertoire for tracking movement, eating, and sleep and have used Fuelly for a several years to manually track fuel economy and costs, and Waze to manage and track driving / directions. Excited for a solution to combine all these concepts in a good-looking app and give more accuracy than I could get tryIng to cull data manually.


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Six Reasons Music Shouldn't Be Free

Appropriately printed in the online magazine notorious for stealing intellectual property, Gizmodo recently reported on an interview with Grooveshark CEO Sam Tarantino.

In the interview Tarantino provides six reasons why he thinks all recorded music should be free. Ever the opinionated music writer, and capitalist, I felt it only proper to offer a retort to his six points.

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Instagram Integration Coming to Hipstamatic

Fast Company is reporting that the Hipstamatic  Photography app will soon offer direct integration for sharing photos to photo sharing app Instagram

Understood by many as rival applications, the move is interesting from a social networking standpoint; showing Instagram values its role as a photo sharing platform more than a vanity app for adding lomography affects to photos taken on mobile devices.

One of the fastest growing social networks, Instagram boasts a user-base of over 27 million users, expected to continue to grow rapidly as the company recently announced it’s plans to support Android devices.

Hipstamatic, Instagram To Unveil Photo-Sharing Partnership [via FastCompany]

io86 theme revisits 1986 MacOS look in iOS

With personal technology, jailbreaking iPhones is not really my thing, likely because I remember the days of my Palm Treo rebooting itself incessantly because of all the third party apps.

If you do, or just like looking at well-done mods, be sure to check out this retro 1986 Mac OS style skin for iOS developed by Anton Repponen.

I use my iPhone far too much to want to deal with the stress of the irregularities of jail breaking iOS just to enjoy iO86 but if anybody out there tries let let me know what you think!


2011 In Photos

I joined Instagram a little over a year ago, say what you will about the filters but as a platform for sharing photos with friends and quickly posting them to the social network du jour it’s wonderful. The power of the camera in the iPhone 4 family is pretty astounding given it’s size, there was a time I’d at least carry a point-and-shoot everywhere I went just in case but I’m glad that I can get the same quality of photos my Canon SD800 gave me in something I carry in my pocket anyway.

With a lot of traveling and stories this year I felt it would be good to take a look at my feed from the past year, and pull out a few favorites and compile a short gallery of photos showing some highlights.

Click below to see the complete collection, and if you’re on Instagram – feel free to add me @shrtstck

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