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DanKam: Make your Colourblindness disappear

I’m colour blind. If you’ve been reading for a while you’ll know this already. If this is a shock – please, take a seat, sip some water and calm down. It’s ok. I know you’ve just figured out why my clothes never really match and the explanatory power of that opening sentence has caused a revolution in your perception of me. But ease up turbo. Because this next bit of news will truly shock you.

There’s an iPhone app, called DanKam (apparently also available for Android) that essentially cures colourblindness. It is amazing. Following the success of Word Lens I thought “anything iPhone app developers say is now believable” and I took this for a spin. I was able to see one of those dot tests, well, the number in one of those dot tests, for the first time… but I’m not sure what I’m meant to be seeing in the right hand circle here…

Here’s a post on the programmer’s blog to explain away some of the magic.

Hopefully this will also help me overcome difficulties in such areas as calling my shots in pool (as in snooker, or billiards…) and driving (as in operating a motor vehicle).

The best bookapp to read is…

According to Gizmodo the Bible is the most represented book app on the iPhone. There are 1000+ versions to choose from (see the infographic below for a comparison with other classics.

“The Holy Bible has more than a thousand applications at the App Store. We counted up to 1001, but it was too boring to keep on going. Of those copies, not all were free. Some of the most popular works also have multiple copies, some are free, some are paid. Pride and Prejudice is one of the most popular, with 48 copies, seven of them available for a few rupees. Dracula has 34, five being paid copies for whatever reason. And so on.”

Nine iPhone apps I like

  1. Google’s App – for the voice search.
  2. Commbank – for my banking.
  3. WordPress – for blogging
  4. AroundMe – for seeing what sort of businesses are nearby
  5. Bang Bang Diet – for my weightloss competition (a race to lose 8% of total body weight) with my wife.
  6. Checkers – I like Checkers.
  7. iSniper – the first game I downloaded that made me really appreciate the iPhone.
  8. StickWars – another fun game.
  9. The complete works of Shakespeare – because you need the bard.

For a bonus – here are some other apps I don’t use as much as I should, but would like to use more.

  1. Epicurious – recipe/shopping list generator.
  2. GVocab – Greek flashcard program.
  3. Facebook – I still prefer using the computer.
  4. YouVersion’s Bible software
  5. Tap Tap Revenge – Guitar Hero for the iPhone.
  6. Evernote – If only I could be bothered…
  7. iDork – kind of fun game.

Anything you think I really need?

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Photos without borders

Polaroids are dead. Apparently. They’re no longer being made. Which is sad. Who doesn’t like a bordered photo that you have to shake?

Turns out lots of people do. So much that you can get an iPhone app that turns your iPhone into a polaroid camera – you even have to shake it for it to develop. It’s called ShakeIt.

Then, thanks to the magic of the internet and the extensive collection of iPhone apps to cover every unimaginable possibility – you can mail it to yourself as a postcard. Using ShootIt.

Failing that you can jump onto Rollip – an online service that turns all of your photos into electronic polaroids. There are a few extra effects you can add…