Life: MoviePass

Life: MoviePass

What is MoviePass? MoviePass is a subscription service that allows subscribers to see a movie every 24 hours for a monthly fee. I subscribed for one full year and I saw 67 movies. My monthly subscription price was $35 a month, but I was able to get the first month at the introductory price of $20. I spent a total of $405 or $6.05 a showing. How does it work? MoviePass subscription works similar to a Gym membership. After the 30-day contract free introductory period, customers agree an annual contract, that if terminated before the end of the 12-month period an early cancellation fee is charged. Monthly payments are auto debited from the customer’s account set up with MoviePass. A MoviePass Credit Card backed by Discover is provided. The card is only usable when activated via the MoviePass App on … Read more

Software Review: Vidify for iPhone

Software Review: Vidify for iPhone

Vidify for iPhone is wonderfully useful automatic video editor for iPhone. At the heart of Vidify is the ability to take several different short video clips and edit them into one professional looking video. Instead of editing the selected clips in your photo library into one continues movie, Vidify uses a proprietary algorithm to take the selected video clips and spread them randomly into one final video. The App’s settings allow for some user input in how the video is put together. The user is able to choose the length of the video, how fast the editing process takes, the inclusion of fades & cross dissolves and the video resolution. The user has the ability to choose color filter effects which include B&W, Sepia, and Warming Filter.  The user can choose from the stock music library or from music residing … Read more

Software Review: Yahoo’s iOS Weather App

Software Review:  Yahoo’s iOS Weather App

Today Yahoo introduced its new Yahoo Weather App for iOS. Now this is not an update to the stock Weather App found in iOS that is powered by Yahoo, but an App found in the iTunes App Store. The App is free and for the price it is amazing. The App uses flickr photos as the background and provides flickr link that the user can click to view the photo in full detail. This was great integration of flickr into the App, which appears to be part of Yahoo’s mobile App strategy since it revamped its flickr App on iOS. In addition to giving the current temperature and weather conditions it provides expected high and low for the day. Swiping upward on the app reveals the forecast for the day and the next five days. Scrolling further reveals details for … Read more

Software Review: Mailbox App “Sorry to Say (It) Probably Won’t Work for You”

Software Review: Mailbox App “Sorry to Say (It) Probably Won’t Work for You”

After months of build up for the iOS Mailbox App I was ready to use Mailbox as an alternative to the built in Mail App of iOS. Mailbox touted some nice features that would “put email in its place”.  The day came that I was sent an email for my reservation to use the Mailbox App.  My place in line was 49450 and on February 7th the app was made available in the App Store.  Upon downloading the app I was prompted to enter my number and a special code that was provided in the email.  On the first day I moved up some 300 spots.  It  became clear that access to this app was going to take a while.  This caused quite the conversation on Twitter and various blogs.  Finally, on Sunday February 10th, sometime in the evening, I gained … Read more

iOS 6.1: Apple ID Security

iOS 6.1: Apple ID Security

The latest version of iOS, iOS 6.1 is out and ready for download. It includes a list of new improvements and bug fixes. I completed an “over the air” update.  After rebooting from the update and clicking through a number of screens the following appeared: [quote]Protect your Apple ID by creating new security questions and adding a recovery email address.[/quote] I am not sure if this was related to iCloud, but because I had iCloud set up on my iPhone I proceeded to set three security questions and answers to the questions.  I was then prompted to add a recovery email.  The email was sent to the email address I requested with the following: One thing I noticed was my iPhone repeatedly prompted me for my password for my Apple ID until I actually verified the address via Apple’s website. … Read more