Soon, your iPhone will be your eyes to the world. That’s because, as trend watchers like Brad Hames are reporting, there is a new iPhone app coming to the market next year that can help people to read better without their glasses.  GlassesOff, developed by Israeli company Ucansi, has created the app that allows people to delay their need for reading glasses.  The app specifically targets people in their 50s and trains the brain to be able to process blurry images.

The company founder, Uri Polat, who is also a professor at Tel Aviv University, said that the technique can convince the brain to act in the same way that a pair of glasses do.  So far, clinical tests have shown that the app is effective – enabling an average age reduction in “eye age” from 50.5 to 41.9.




Leave it to Lance.  He’s soon to launch a Livestrong app that helps cancer patients to track and understand their illness better.  As a cancer survivor himself, and founder of the Livestrong Foundation, Armstrong is bringing this app to the market to help fellow cancer patients.  Trend watchers like Brad Hames are sure that this will be a useful tool for those in need.

At the moment, the app will be for iPad users and will be free of charge to download.  Two of its most important features include the journaling and audio-recording services.  With journaling, users can track their pain and issues over time and match the data they track to other events such as treatment dates using graphs.  The audio feature lets patients record important conversations, like those with their doctors.


If you’re one of those New Yorkers whose kids have everything, you might just love this idea.  As trend watchers like Brad Hames will tell you, kids will go leaping for the new LeapPad Explorer tablet from LeapFrog.  It’s a new gadget for kids between 4 and 9 which helps them to learn.  It has 2 GB of memory and a 5″ touchscreen with 480×272 resolution.  It’s got just about everything a kid could possibly want in a play gadget with a built-in camera, video recorder, microphone and a stylus.

It has over 100 learning game cartridges, e-books, apps and videos to download.  And – not to worry for those who already have an older Leapster – the existing library of Leapster Explorer game cartridges and apps will also work on it.