Bitelia Labs: Amazon cloud player y Tienda MP3


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La música encontró en internet un vehículo para circular, y ya no saldrá de ahí. Desde que eso sucedió, han surgido servicios como Spotify, que buscan una nueva forma de distribuir música vía internet, proponiendo un modelo de ingresos para los artistas y las discográficas. Hace apenas unas semanas, Google nos presentaba su plataforma de música, Google Play Music, y a raíz de eso, quisimos reseñar también un servicio similar, Amazon Cloud Player y su Tienda MP3.

Con más de un millón de álbumes a la venta en España, Amazon abrió en octubre su Tienda MP3, que se puso a disposición de los usuarios junto el servicio Amazon cloud player, para reproducir en diferentes dispositivos tanto la música comprada como la que ya tenemos en nuestra librería musical propia.

Amazon cloud player

El servicio de Amazon es muy similar en funciones y apariencia a Google Play Music, pero su gran diferencia es la cantidad de canciones propias que nos permite importar a la nube: Amazon cloud player nos deja subir 250 sin costo, mientras que en Google Play Music esta cantidad es de 20.000. Si queremos importar más canciones en el servicio de Amazon, podemos subir hasta 250.000 pagando 24,99 € al año. Las canciones se importan con una calidad de 256 Kbps.

Basándose en nuestra cuenta de Amazon, el servicio nos ofrece crear una librería donde podremos importar las canciones para tenerlas disponibles vía web o descargadas, tanto en PC y Mac como en los siguientes dispositivos: Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch y los que utilicen Android.

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5 Spectacular Mobile Apps for Photographers


 

Just a few years ago, a digital camera was needed to snap a high quality photo.  Today, camera features available on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices make it easier than ever before for anyone and everyone to capture their lives in a series of images.

Mobile device cameras have seen a steady increase in features, functionality and quality over the years.  The spawn of mobile web apps has also sparked a revolution of mobile devices capable of capturing photos with a professional touch.  If you want to enhance the picture-taking quality and ability of your mobile device, be sure to check out these five spectacular mobile apps for photographers.

1. Easy Release

Easy Release iPhone App

Anyone looking to sell photos commercially to magazines or as prints needs a model release for all photos that contain identifiable persons.  Easy Release is a mobile app made for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that provides the tools to collect the digital signatures needed to own the rights to your photographs free and clear.  Easy Release integrates with the built-in camera of your mobile device, making the $9.99 price tag well worth the investment.

2. Pocket Light Meter

Pocket Light Meter for iPhone

Light meters ensure the perfect lighting conditions for pictures taken with an external camera.  One option to capture the perfect lighting is to carry along a traditional light meter with your external camera.  Alternatively, you can download Pocket Light Meter to your iPod, iPhone or iPad.  Pocket Light Meter offers the same features you would find in a traditional light meter and is an absolute must for serious photographers.  Free to download, the decision to download the app is a real no-brainer.  Pocket Light Meter has already undergone an upgrade to perform better in low light.

3. Adobe Photoshop Express Leer más “5 Spectacular Mobile Apps for Photographers”

Día Mundial Sin Tabaco: celébralo con SmokerSafe


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Hoy celebramos el Día Mundial Sin Tabaco, una fecha cuyo propósito es fomentar un periodo de 24 horas de abstinencia de todas las formas de consumo de tabaco. ¿Y tú? ¿Necesitas un impulso para dejar de fumar? Nosotros vamos a ayudarte con una divertida aplicación para móviles y tabletas.

El 31 de mayo de cada año la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) celebra el Día Mundial Sin Tabaco, cuyo objetivo consiste en señalar los riesgos que supone el consumo de tabaco para la salud y fomentar políticas eficaces de reducción de del mismo. La Asamblea Mundial de la Salud instituyó el Día Mundial Sin Tabaco en 1987 para llamar la atención hacia la epidemia de tabaquismo y sus efectos letales. Su celebración es una oportunidad para destacar mensajes concretos relacionados con el control del tabaco y fomentar la observancia del Convenio Marco de la OMS para el Control del Tabaco, ya que el consumo de este producto supone la principal epidemia prevenible a la que se enfrenta la comunidad sanitaria.

Desde la Fundación Española del Corazón (FEC) queremos animaros a todos los que aún mantenéis este hábito nocivo a que os olvidéis definitivamente del tabaco a través de SmokerSafe, una entretenida aplicación gratuita para teléfonos móviles y tabletas, que hemos elaborado con el objeto de convenceros de las ventajas de una vida sin el humo del cigarrillo a tu alrededor.

Con SmokerSafe puedes descubrir los años de vida que ganarías si dejases de fumar hoy mismo. Esta aplicación para iPhone, iPad y iPod touch te ofrece también un cálculo del ahorro económico que obtendrías al romper con el cigarrillo y una selección de atractivas posibilidades en las que emplear ese tiempo y dinero.

Para conseguir esta información solo necesitas rellenar las casillas en blanco con dos sencillos datos:

  • Número de cigarrillos que fumas al día
  • Precio de la cajetilla de tabaco que fumas habitualmente

A continuación, SmokerSafe te presentará el ahorro económico mensual… anual y a los 10 años   Leer más “Día Mundial Sin Tabaco: celébralo con SmokerSafe”

How to Secure Your Wireless (Wi-Fi) Home Network

It will decrease your Internet access speed since you are now sharing the same internet connection with other users.
It can create a security hazard* as others may hack your computers and access your personal files through your own wireless network.
What do the bad guys use – This is a public database of default usernames and passwords of wireless routers, modems, switches and other networking equipment. For instance, anyone can easily make out from the database that the factory-default settings for Linksys equipment can be accessed by using admin for both username and password fields.

Step 3. Change your Network’s SSID name
The SSID (or Wireless Network Name) of your Wireless Router is usually pre-defined as “default” or is set as the brand name of the router (e.g., linksys). Although this will not make your network inherently* more secure, changing the SSID name of your network is a good idea as it will make it more obvious for others to know which network they are connecting to.

This setting is usually under the basic wireless settings in your router’s settings page. Once this is set, you will always be sure that you are connecting to the correct Wireless network even if there are multiple wireless networks in your area. Don’t use your name, home address or other personal information in the SSID name.


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Learn how you can secure your wireless network fin simple steps. You can prevent hackers from intercepting your Wi-Fi network and also avoid casual users from using your wireless broadband connection.

This article describes how you can secure your Wireless Network from hackers and you’ll also learn about free tools that people generally use to intercept your Wi-Fi signals.
Wireless Networking (Wi-Fi) has made it so easy for you to use the computer, portable media player, mobile phones, video game consoles, and other wireless devices anywhere in the house without the clutter of cables. Leer más “How to Secure Your Wireless (Wi-Fi) Home Network”

Top 10 Mobile Apps for Designers

For the majority of designers, a typical day is diverse and without a lot of structure. Environments are widely variable, and mobile devices have become as critical an attachment as the computer. With mobile development evolving rapidly, designers can get more and more accomplished on the go, spending more time being creative and less time worrying about the tasks piling up at the studio.

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If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our older articles about 10 Great Mobile Website Designs + 5 Awesome Mobile Website Builders, 25 Original Flash Solutions for a Web/Graphic Designers Website or Avatar Movie Inspired Designers Artworks.

Below are 10 of the most essential mobile apps for designers, chosen for their utility, usability, and necessity. Even if you don’t own an Android or iPhone, this list can serve as inspiration for what you need to get next.

Sketchbook Mobile

Voted one of the “5 Must-Have iPad Apps” by Wired magazine, this amazing app from Autodesk transforms your mobile device into the ultimate sketchbook. It boasts professional sketching capabilities, a rich toolset, and intuitive interface. With just your fingers, you can create anything from a rough sketch to deeply detailed artwork, and each file can be saved in a variety of formats or imported directly to PhotoShop.

Availability: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android


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For the majority of designers, a typical day is diverse and without a lot of structure. Environments are widely variable, and mobile devices have become as critical an attachment as the computer. With mobile development evolving rapidly, designers can get more and more accomplished on the go, spending more time being creative and less time worrying about the tasks piling up at the studio.

You May Be Interested In The Following Posts

If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our older articles about 10 Great Mobile Website Designs + 5 Awesome Mobile Website Builders, 25 Original Flash Solutions for a Web/Graphic Designers Website or Avatar Movie Inspired Designers Artworks.


Below are 10 of the most essential mobile apps for designers, chosen for their utility, usability, and necessity. Even if you don’t own an Android or iPhone, this list can serve as inspiration for what you need to get next.

Sketchbook Mobile

Voted one of the “5 Must-Have iPad Apps” by Wired magazine, this amazing app from Autodesk transforms your mobile device into the ultimate sketchbook. It boasts professional sketching capabilities, a rich toolset, and intuitive interface. With just your fingers, you can create anything from a rough sketch to deeply detailed artwork, and each file can be saved in a variety of formats or imported directly to PhotoShop.

Availability: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android

Sketchbook Mobile

Palettes

Palettes is a powerful iOS app for the iPad and iPhone4 that lets you create palettes on the fly from anything, anywhere. You can select colors from a snapshot, webpage or pre-made models and store them in a handy palette library. Tapping a color from the Palette view gives you all the detail you could possibly want in the form of RGB, CMYK, Gray percentage, and Web Hex values. If you opt for the pro version, you can even import palettes into a wide variety of graphic editing programs, including the Adobe Suite.

Availability: iPhone, iPad

Palettes

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Web Developer’s Guide to Getting a Startup Up and Running

Despite the overall economic downturn, there seems to be yet another boom in web startups. In the ’90s, we saw the explosion of the Internet’s first big names, like eBay, Yahoo, Amazon, and others. In the 2000′s, social networking and the beginnings of web apps took off, planting MySpace, Facebook, and Flickr firmly on the map–the so-called Web 2.0.

But times have changed yet again, and we’re now in a new kind of web startup boom; one that is on a smaller scale, yet more prevalent due to more accessible development tools and cheaper infrastructures (powered by affordable cloud-based services such as Amazon S3). This is the app boom. The focus is on utility, cost-effectiveness, and highly targeted solutions to common problems. This can range from niche web apps to mobile device apps for iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) and Android.

Today’s web startups are leveraging the technological and social advancements we’ve made over the past two decades, packaging them into useful tools meant to fit right into a person’s daily life.


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A Web Developer's Guide to Getting a Startup Up and Running

Despite the overall economic downturn, there seems to be yet another boom in web startups. In the ’90s, we saw the explosion of the Internet’s first big names, like eBay, Yahoo, Amazon, and others. In the 2000′s, social networking and the beginnings of web apps took off, planting MySpace, Facebook, and Flickr firmly on the map–the so-called Web 2.0.

But times have changed yet again, and we’re now in a new kind of web startup boom; one that is on a smaller scale, yet more prevalent due to more accessible development tools and cheaper infrastructures (powered by affordable cloud-based services such as Amazon S3). This is the app boom. The focus is on utility, cost-effectiveness, and highly targeted solutions to common problems. This can range from niche web apps to mobile device apps for iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) and Android.

Today’s web startups are leveraging the technological and social advancements we’ve made over the past two decades, packaging them into useful tools meant to fit right into a person’s daily life. Leer más “Web Developer’s Guide to Getting a Startup Up and Running”

39 New Social Media Resources You May Have Missed

# 5 Magnificent Memes [Mashable Awards]
A favorite meme is a very personal thing — like a perfume, a haircut, a uniquely diagnosed neurosis.
# HOW TO: Use Social Media to Enhance Your Event
If you’re planning a conference, here are some ways to boost participation, networking, and engagement with social media.
# 7 Essential Podcasts You Should Add to Your Playlist
Need new music? Social commentary? Some poetry? Science? These seven podcasts will enlighten, inform, and entertain.
# 3 Examples of Stellar Social Media Customer Service [Mashable Awards]
Social media customer service has become a combination of troubleshooting, engagement and building community. Some companies are better at it than others.
# 3 Incredible Social Good Champions [Mashable Awards]
These three individuals and their organizations are changing the way that we think of activism.
# 10 Social Media Deals to Check In to on Black Friday
We’ve scoured the web and rounded up 10 specials and promotions offered exclusively through social media.
# 5 Facebook Profile Photos to Avoid
Your profile shot is your calling card, your public face. So why do so many of you contort it into that of a duck?
# How Investigative Journalism Is Prospering in the Age of Social Media
Social tools are making the work of investigative reporters more efficient and comprehensive. Take a look at these examples on the cutting edge of social journalism.
# HOW TO: Help Feed the Hungry With Online Donations
Many organizations that give to the hungry also have websites that can accept donations; a lot of these sites even accept Paypal. Check out some of the organizations here.
# How Online Classrooms Are Helping Haiti Rebuild Its Education System
Much of Haiti’s higher education system was destroyed in January. University of the People is helping to rebuild it — virtually.
# For the Person Who Has Everything, Go Online to Give the Gift of Charity
For that hard-to-buy-for loved one, consider a charity gift card or philanthropic donation. Check out this list of sites where you can give a donation to charity as a gift.


Looking for even more social media resources? This guide appears every weekend, and you can check out all the lists-gone-by here any time.

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