Archive for September, 2010
With only a 16G iPad, I don’t have enough space to fill it up with all the media I’d love to have with me. I also have lots of files that aren’t in the ‘official’ iPad format, for example I want to play avi and flv files, which the iPad does not natively support, and don’t want to spend all my time converting files.
I do not claim to be built by any standard; on the continuum of feeble to buff, I fall somewhere int he neighborhood of “fragile”. It may have something to do with the healthy dose of time I spend in front of my Mac and iPad, or the pile of books by my bed, or the innate love of naps.
Sometimes, though, we all need to feel the sweat on our … Read More
This week, reports indicate that Apple may be in the “advanced testing stages” of a new FaceTime capable iPad. Since the rumored device has reportedly already progressed into advanced testing stages, this indicates that it may be ready for launch very soon.
This new iPad, similar to the iPhone 4 and the latest generation iPod touch, would feature a front facing camera that would be FaceTime capable. The rumored iPad would … Read More
I don’t recall how or where I discovered the game Cooking Academy and installed it on the iPad, but it is by far my kids’ current favorite game on the iPad.
Is it because they like helping out in the kitchen once in a while and feel that they are learning recipes? Is it because we watch the Food network with them sometimes? I don’t know. OK, I admit that … Read More
My iPad in Canada colleague acinwong has a list of five great apps for back to school here. I just have two to add to the list, apps that I find indispensable as a grad student.
1. Complete Class Organizer ($4.95) has a somewhat quirky interface, but it allows you to set up your classes, write and organize lecture notes by course, and date and it can synchronize audio recordings … Read More
At the end of August, Microsoft delivered on their promise to enable Exchange ActiveSync for Windows Live Mail/Hotmail users on iDevices.
ActiveSync for Hotmail allows users to receive push e-mail for free on their mobile devices such as an iPad.
With Exchange ActiveSync, there is no need to set your iPad to fetch email every 15, 30, or 60 minutes. The message will come instantly! This is a great … Read More
After going through much debate on whether an iPad is a suitable replacement for a netbook (or as Steve calls it “a piece of junk”), it has finally reached its first term at school (for most folks who didn’t take summer courses). Sure, many people call the iPad a giant iPod touch and use it mostly for music and games on a big tablet, but what about the times … Read More
This week, reports indicate that VLC, the popular video player for the Mac, may be coming soon to your iPad.
App developer Applidium has spent the last several months porting the open source player to the iPad and has recently submitted the port to the App Store.
If approved, the app would be available as early as next week and like on the Mac, VLC for iPad will be free!
After several month … Read More
Looks like Apple has released another iPad commercial. This latest ad is titled “iPad is Musical” and goes through music apps, medical apps, games, etc, and more. With the recent release of iOS 4.1 for the iPhone and iPod Touch, iPad users are eagerly awaiting the November release of iOS 4.2. Multitasking on the iPad will be amazing, printing, and other goodies bundled into the update.
Here’s the YouTube caption … Read More
Hey, are you a fan of the television show NCIS? If so, you may want to check out the new NCIS game app that was just recently released in the app store. The game is based on the NCIS television show and its cast of characters.
You can select from five different options when you start the game. You can help Gibbs, DiNozzo, Ducky, Ziva and McGee search for evidence and clues … Read More