Picks of the Week     This week at iSource we are expanding our new Picks of the Week series to include accessories for Apple products, as well as apps.  As part of our commitment to our readers, we will take a look at our favorite iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac and Apple TV related items, […]
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This week at iSource we are expanding our new Picks of the Week series to include accessories for Apple products, as well as apps.  As part of our commitment to our readers, we will take a look at our favorite iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac and Apple TV related items, as well as bring you occasional tips and tricks.  Hopefully many of our favorite items will also be of interest to you. Please feel free to comment on our selections, and suggest picks of your own.  Check out this week’s picks after the break

Flick Golf (v1.0)

Picked by: PatrickJ

Flick Golf!

Very simple little app. You just have to try to get a hole-in-one. It’s one of those simple but surprisingly addictive games – and quite hard as well.

($2.99) iTunes link.

TiltShift Generator – Fake Miniature (v1.33)

Picked by: AliciaB

TiltShift Generator

The app allows you to create a visual effect of miniatures or toycamera to your images by adjusting parameters of contrast, blur, saturation and brightness. Creating the image is quick and easy. Save to library or send and share. Tweaking photos to gain interesting effects will soon become a pleasurable occupation. I really like the app because the effect makes seemingly simple images look much more compelling, giving them unexpected depth and perspective and thus creating new moods. There’s also an iPad version. Definitely worth the money.

($0.99) iTunes link.

The Griffin AirCurve Play for the iPhone 4

Picked by: Brandon

Griffin AirCurve Play for iPhone 4

Image: Link

The AirCurve is one of those things you have to hear to believe. And even though you know its not magic, the first time someone hears it they start looking for the speaker. Without a doubt the AirCurve had to be my pick of the week because of the moment my wife had the other night. Long story short, we’re picking out Christmas music for her company party. I’ve got Rhapsody open on my iPhone and its playing. My wife is across the room and asking about some songs. I start playing one of them, and she’s doing the whole straining to hear thing we all do when we’re urging someone to turn it up. Well, my iPhone 4 was pretty much at max volume already. Then I remember… AirCurve. Without saying a word I grab the AirCurve off the shelf from behind me, put it down on the table and put the iPhone 4 in the (nice and cushy) rubber surround inside the unit. Sound level instantly at obnoxious levels and she looks at me like WTF is that?!

(Oh, and it turns the iPhone into a deafening alarm clock!)

($19.99) Link.

Be.ez LE Rush 13” Messenger Bag

Picked by: Thomas

Be.ez LE_rush_13inch Messenger Bag

My pick for this week is my Be.ez LE Rush 13″ messenger bag, which I actually reviewed a while ago on JAMM. It’s padded on all sides, got great pockets for my MacBook, iPhone accessories and chargers, and even manages to fit one or two (paper) notebooks alongside my laptop.
One of the best things about this bag, however, is how comfortable it is to carry. I’ve packed it to the gills and walked around all day with it without really feeling the weight.

The 13″ version is about $55 on Amazon.com and the 15″ is $60.

Scanner PRO (v3.0.2)

Picked by: Renkman

Scanner PRO

Scanner PRO is a great application to have when you need to scan something, and all you have with you is your iPhone.  Realistically you can scan anything, because the process starts with pointing your camera at an object to capture a screen shot.  However, most people will probably use it to scan documents, receipts, notes/cards and business cards to name a few.  Have lots of documents to scan at once? No problem multiple document integration makes it easy–all pages scanned in each session are batched together making it easy to keep it all organized. I love that there are so many different options for cloud/online storage in addition to sending via email.  You can upload to DropBox, Evernote, Box.net, Google Docs, iDisk, and any other WebDAV enabled online storage.  Simply want to scan a file and send to your Mac or PC?  You have the option of either mounting scanner Pro as a Wi-Fi shared network Drive, or you can use the file sharing option in iTunes to store scanned PDF files.  Scanner PRO is a more expensive business utility than many options out there, but it is full featured, polished and reliable—all valuable assets to have when you need it work.

($6.99) iTunes link.

There you have it!  Hope you enjoyed are second installment of Picks of the week.  Please let us know what you think, and share with us some of your favorites.

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