Leap Motion: Minority Report and Iron Man in a small package

So yesterday, i received my long desired Leap Motion.  First of all, it is very impressive and game changing for how we are going to interact with our devices.  I was able to scroll through pages and move things with my hands in mid air.  The only issue with the device is learning it.  The ability to shoot a gun or cut the rope without touching anything is very intriguing.  However, due to the lack of time it has been out, alot of the applications do not have a clear standardized way of navigating content.  Also the applications do not have an easy way to show how to interact with them.  Google Earth is the big disappointment.  Their demo is incredible, however once you open in on Airspace, (Leap’s Appstore), you have no clue how to use it with the motion controller.  If anyone has insight on this let me know now because i am clueless.  The shinning lights are applications such as New York Times which is a new 3d feel to the news.  The Leap is an incredible device.  I want to use it more but i am waiting for their tech support to figure out why my real address wont accept in their billing system.  Maybe they need an update?

Is Apple TV Really Coming?

The question has been hitting the street for the last few weeks since Apple has been talking to Time Warner Cable.  So do we see a revamped Apple TV Box? Or Rather a full Giant Apple TV or iTV?  Being an avid user of the Apple TV system i can say that it is quite useful.  I currently possess two boxes one in bedroom and one in the living room.  The cloud streaming is very useful for TV, Movies and Music and allows me to turn the whole place into a media playground.  Its perfect for those parties that you may have.

So the device itself is working extremely well.  What can be expect from a physical screen Apple TV?:

1.  Retina Display: Apple has developed a phenomenal screen for all of its devices that it has not really tested to its full potential yet.  This is the chance and we know and understand that Retina will be key upon release.

2.  iOS Integration: the core of Apple products is quickly adapting to a full iOS platform.  We even seeing Mac OS starting to adapt more and more.

3.  Siri: with the release of smart Tv’s from Samsung and LG, we can expect that the Apple console will have full Siri integration and voice command options to make it do basically anything you want it to.

4.  Airplay: iOS7 is really pushing airplay, we will now see apps that we play on our TV screens while we twist and turn the device.

5.  App Store:  We will most likely get full access to the App Store for Apple TV

These are just a few examples of what we could see in a full Apple TV device.

Everyone wants a piece of the Apple Pie

I feel like everyone wants to get a piece of the Apple pie these days.  Today we found out that Scott Weiselberg a Lawyer from Florida is going with a class action lawsuit saying that users were wrongfully tricked into buying HD videos that wouldn’t work on their devices.  Now lets think about something here, sure Apple should have noted that but are people really going to sue the company over a dollar difference here? It says right on there that we can download in SD or HD depending on our device.

Common sense says that we should maybe think before we purchase that copy of Big Daddy, knowing that an iPhone 3gs was one of the first iPhones and may not support HD playback without retina display.  Maybe he could have done a tad bit of research on his smartphone and found out that it couldn’t handle HD.  Finally, who really watches movies on an iPhone anyways, guess what we have iPads, iTunes, Apple TV (ALL HD).  This is a lawsuit that truly makes zero sense because it is still the users fault for not reading the instruction manual.  They did not operate the device in the proper way.  Believe it or not these devices are not supposed to teach you everything.  Here is my daily rant on the stupidity of people suing large companies for issues that they themselves caused.

English: The new, second-generation Apple TV. ...

English: The new, second-generation Apple TV. This is now released, shipping product which is in customers’ hands. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)