My thanks to Manything for sponsoring this week’s DF RSS feed. Manything a simple iOS app and online service that lets you turn any iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into a clever remote video recorder. Create an account, hit record, and your video streams right to Manything’s site. Set up an old iPhone or iPod and you can monitor just about anything from anywhere. Check out their “Who’s Using Manything” page for a slew of examples. Manything even monitors when there is motion or sound, so if you’ve got hours of mostly static footage you can jump right to the interesting parts.

While the service is in beta, unlimited storage is free. Once Manything is out of beta, they’ll have four pricing tiers, ranging from free (1 GB) to a $15/month premium level (50 GB of storage). It’s fun, useful, and very simple.

Saturday, 20 July 2013