Archive for June, 2011
Today Apple released the second beta of iOS 5 to developers. A new version of iTunes 10.5, beta 2, was also released.
iOS 5 beta 2 build 9A5248d includes the following changes:
Wireless syncing has been enabled for Mac OS X computers (requires OS X 10.6.8 or Lion)
You will see an option to enable wireless syncing when you connect your device to iTunes with the USB cable. It is recommended you … Read More
The iPhone version of the Skype app has been a tremendous success, giving users truly mobile access to their Skype account. But for iPad users, we have been forced to use the iPhone Skype app since there has never been an official Skype app for iPad. Well, that is about to change!
Fans of Bungie games (Halo, Oni, Myth) will be happy to hear that Bungie’s Marathon is on its way to iPad. A while back, Bungie open-sourced the classic first-person shooter, which enables the game to now be ported.
I’ve spent the better part of my morning watching videos of this transparent iPad and then proceeding to play with the app. It is gimmicky but oddly amusing at the same time.
If you enjoy these types of illusion/trickery apps, you’ll enjoy the app “Invisibility”. The app basically turns your iPad display transparent by using the iPad back-camera with acceleromter and gyroscope data.
HOW IT WORKS
Invisibility takes unique advantage of the high … Read More
If you use CloudApp with your iPad, you may be interested in a recently updated iPad app called BlueNube.
BlueNube enables users to upload photos, videos, files from other applications, and save bookmarks to CloudApp right from the iPad. Using the app, users can also access the files, view images, documents, and bookmarks and further share them via Twitter or Facebook.
In brief, BlueNube gives users a way to upload and share … Read More
With a lot of talent and the iPad app “Brushes”, animator Shawn Harris used his iPad to hand sketch a music video to the song “Undivided” by Blush.
The sketch took a ton of effort and the whole video was sketched frame-by-frame on the iPad. 30 brush strokes created one second of animation and 7,000 brush strokes created the entire video. Amazing.
There is also a “making of” video showing some of … Read More
For those waiting for the unannounced, but heavily rumored, iPad 3, Bloomberg reports that Apple is testing a new iPad that has a “higher resolution screen, similar to the one now used in the iPhone 4″.
Apple is also testing a new version of the iPad that has a higher resolution screen, similar to the one now used in the iPhone 4, one of the people said.
This “higher resolution screen” … Read More
Regardless whether you use your iPad for personal or business, information security is a valid concern and should always be top-of-mind. Given the plethora of high profile security breaches across a number of popular online service providers (Sony, Bioware, and even Lockheed Martin), it’s probably high time to revisit this touchy subject and mak sure you (or at least your iPad) is won’t fall victim to any vulnerabilities. Don’t worry. … Read More
newPCgadgets, a popular accessory maker, has launched a combination iPhone and iPad 2 dock called the “iPad 2 Display Dock”. The dock is almost a pure replica of the Smart Sign displays seen in Apple Retail stores.
Now you can dock your iPad 2 and iPhone just like the professionals do at the Apple Store. The new iPad 2 Display Dock is designed out of high-quality clear acrylic and provides the … Read More
According to news from Comex, iOS hacker extraordinaire, he has reportedly improved the time it takes to jailbreak an iOS device. The speed improvements have further eliminated Cydia’s ‘Reorganizing Filesystem’ message by using unionfs instead of the current stashing approach.
If you don’t know, the stashing approach jailbreaks have been using for years– Cydia’s “Reorganizing Filesystem”– involves moving some large directories from the small / partition into the large /var … Read More