Daily Giz Wiz 783: iFlyz

Episode 783 of the podcast

Subject: Review of iFlyz
Released:Wednesday 11 March 2009
Length:about 22 minutes
Download file:dgw0783.mp3 (10.3 MB)

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Short info

Watch video on your iPhone while your tray table is stowed with iFlyz.

Detailed information

iFlyz is perfect for watching movies and videos on a flight.  A suction cup for attaching to the back of your PMP, iPod or iPhone, an adjustable clamp that secures the iFlyz to the tray, and a flexible gooseneck for getting a comfortable viewing angle.  Or you can get a business card holder from Staples.

Frankly, My Dear

Dick braved the snow storm in New York to go to his local Barnes and Noble to see a presentation by Robert Osborne and Molly Haskell.  Haskell has just written a book called "Frankly, My Dear: Gone With The Wind Revisited", with behind-the-scenes information on the making of the film, including actors and actresses who had been considered for roles in the film, such as Katherine Hepburn and Basil Rathbone.

The Test Of Time

Old movies don't always stand up to the test of time, in terms of visual effects production and acting or filming styles, as Leo found out with Kirk Douglas's The Strange Love of Martha Ives.  But not Casablanca, which Dick always enjoys rewatching.  Leo is waiting for a blu ray version of The Wizard of Oz, but for now he has to settle for a used DVD Deluxe Version.

New Shows on TWiT

Leo is gearing up for a new science show with Dr Kiki, for which Paul Minshall has made a theme.  Meanwhile Sarah Lane and Martin Sargent have been doing This Week In Fun on TWiTLive (video available from odtv.me) which Leo might eventually put on a regular podcast feed.

Martin Sargent was responsible for getting Dick and Leo together.  For Dick's account, see Episode 100.

More Respect for the Sea

Dick's story in Episode 773 of how he gained his respect for the sea reminded Peter Penny from Toronto of his own lesson.  He was to go on a poker run on a cigarette boat and was warned that the boat was so fast that the wind could turn his eyelids inside out.  Yeah, right, he thought, until it really happened to him.

For Dick's previous explanation of a poker run, check back at Episode 626.

iPhone PDF Reader

Peter Penny also wants to ask if Leo has any recommendation for a PDF reader on the iPhone.  Leo wonders if Stanza can do it, since it's an ebook reader.

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