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Bartleby’s Second Book Featured by Apple

October 25th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Gadgets, Technology

It was over a year ago when “Bartleby’s Book of Buttons,” a delightful digital storybook for iPad, hit Apple’s App Store. Created by Hawaii-born artist Henrik Van Ryzin and his wife Denise, I found the app to be a delightful, wonderful digital storybook for the iPad. That first release was dubbed “Volume I: The Far Away […]

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Sushi Star Arrives on the iPhone

July 5th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Environment, Gadgets, Technology

I’m always excited to see new and creative things come out of Hawaii’s tech scene. But “Sushi Star,” a new game for the iPhone, is an app that I’m especially happy to see finally launch. “Sushi Star” hit the Apple App Store last week. A beautifully designed and carefully architected game, it is the result […]

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Honolulu’s ‘Real Weather Girl’

October 16th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Technology, The Web, Video

When it comes to covering the weather, local television news outlets aren’t shy about emphasizing the appearance of their reporters over their meteorological data. This may be even more true in Hawaii, where the weather doesn’t change much. The “Real Weather Girls” app for iPhone and iPad takes this concept to the next level. “Real […]

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iSpencer Saved My Wife’s iPhone

June 19th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Business, People, Technology

My wife got caught up in a stampede at Costco this afternoon, and her iPhone 3G landed on the concrete floor, screen first. It shattered, tiny pieces immediately lost forever. Impeccable timing for an iPhone disaster, with the iPhone 4 due out on Thursday. I had planned to get the iPhone 4 for myself, and […]

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WeReward Rundown

May 27th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Business, Gadgets, Technology, The Web

Another day, another geolocation app. But this one has a blunt answer to the frequently asked question: “Why would anyone want to ‘check in’ every place they go?” And that answer is cash. WeReward comes from the folks at Izea, a company that — for better and worse — wants to monetize the social web. But unlike […]

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Where Are You?

November 2nd, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 8 Comments · Gadgets, Social Media, Technology

“Where are you?” is the next “What are you doing?” Twitter has built a game-changing tool based on the latter question, launching the era of the “statusphere” and the “real-time web.”  But when it comes to predicting paradigm shifts, my money is on ubiquitous (and perhaps unavoidable) geolocation. It’s literally a whole new dimension of […]

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New ‘Feed Me!’ iPhone App for Kids

July 13th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Gadgets, Hawaii, Technology

After months of work, and weeks of tweaks and waiting, Honolulu-based Edutainment Resources Inc. today announced the availability of its full PencilBot-Kids line of “Feed Me!” apps in the iTunes App Store [iTunes Link]. “Feed Me!” is directed at preschoolers, and focuses on numbers, colors, and shapes. Given ERI’s expertise in ESL (English as a […]

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Review: Apple iPhone 3GS

June 27th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Gadgets, Reviews, Technology

I’ve had the iPhone 3GS for a week now, so I thought I’d share my impressions as someone who upgraded from last year’s iPhone 3G. There are dozens of excellent exhaustive reviews out there (see Engadget and Gizmodo‘s take, as well as that of the New York Times‘ David Pogue), so I’ll just touch on […]

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Miner Brigade Released for iPhone, Android

April 24th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Gadgets, Hawaii, Technology

Honolulu-based Noble Master Games this week released the full version of its game, “Miner Brigade,” for the Apple iPhone and Android platforms. “Miner Brigade” is similar to the arcade classic “Lemmings.” The simple and fun game involves directing a group of miners to collect gold in a race against time in order to advance through […]

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Apple Gets “LOST”

April 9th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Gadgets, Lost, Pop Culture, Technology

Last month, Apple previewed the upcoming update to its iPhone operating system, iPhone 3.0. For iPhone fans, one of the big reveals was the final implementation of “cut and paste.” But it turns out the presentation included a little treat for “LOST” fans as well. The sample e-mail used to demonstrate the forthcoming feature was […]

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