Went bowling Thursday night. Used the Pano app to take a picture at Boulevard Bowl. The Pano app lets you take six horizontal photos, and stitches them together.
Click on the image for a bigger version. Click on the bigger version for a bigger version. The app works well and the camera on the phone takes pretty good pics.
So Sam Bradford made the big announcement. OU Coach Bob Stoops said it was much bigger than any signing day announcement, or something to that effect. Bradford is returning to play his junior season for the Sooners.
Tim Money shot the press conference for us. David Jones went with him to stream the presser live. Then Brad Belyeu pursued with the wireless Cricket card that we forgot. Tough to do live Internet video without, you know, the Internet.
We had the live stream up and running just as Bradford was speaking. The viewers instantly spiked from the 15 or so (probably all in the building) to 320 as online editors posted the live link on the NewsOK home page.
Jones snapped a few pics with his iPhone. Angi and I taped a quick update in the studio and used the photos for scene setters.
Apple recently hooked up with Best Buy to sell iPhones, in addition to Apple stores and AT&T stores. Now comes a memo that Wal-Mart may sell my favorite phone soon. But after Christmas. Read this report from AlleyInsider for why, and why it may make sense.
Two quick iPhone updates:
CNet is reporting Google’s iPhone app is getting a new voice. Yours.
Google on Friday is expected to release version two of its mobile search application for the iPhone. The new version works much like the old one, letting users query Google outside of the mobile Safari Web browser, as well as search through contacts and narrow down results by their current location. The big change is the addition of search-by-voice, which lets you skip the keyboard entirely.
There’s also the rumor about a new software upgrade for the iPhone next week.
Today at Penn Square Mall the line for a new iPhone at the Apple store continued to stretch toward’s Dillard’s.
Apple’s iPhone went on sale this morning. The first person in the world to buy an iPhone was 22-year-old Auckland student Jonny Gladwell, who queued in freezing temperatures in New Zealand for around 60 hours to be the first to buy it, at a minute past midnight over there.
Locally, the Apple store at Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City had quite the crowd this morning. So did the AT&T stores on Memorial Road in NW Oklahoma City. You can purchase the iPhone from the Apple stores or from the AT&T stores.
Or online at Apple.com, which had a few malfunctions this week with its new data synching service. Some users were denied access to their accounts as Apple transitioned from .Mac to the MobieMe service.
Second thing to know. You should really not like this guy (I’m very much kidding). Or at least really, really envy him. He’s Sam Presti, the 31 year old General Manager of the Oklahoma City NBA franchise. He impressed The Oklahoman’s Mike Sherman and Berry Tramel as he spoke to the local media for the first time. You can watch Sherm and Tram’s take and the entire press conference, online at NewsOK.
And finally, RockLahoma continues in Pryor, Oklahoma. Imagine yourself surrounded by thousands of your sweatiest, perhaps dirtiest friends, all hand banging to some classic 80s hair metal. Mmmm….. The five day event continues through Sunday. The Oklahoman’s Matthew Strasen filed these photos from the festival. Looks like fun. Today’s headliners are Triumph, Extreme, Night Ranger and Living Colour. Talk about your Cult of Personality.