It's always exciting to take a peek into what Apple's working on lately, and a surefire way to do so is to take a look at some of Apple's latest filed patents. Recently, Apple filed two very intriguing patents for new iOS technologies. One reveals the company's plans to integrate projectors into iOS devices for use with the Mac, and the other is for "schematic maps", which is what AppleInsider calls dynamic maps on the iPhone that lets you zoom in on roads and landmarks to make navigation easier to follow.
Remember that weekend sale we told you about last Friday that could nab you the HP TouchPad for a cool $100 off the retail price? Take your time, there’s no hurry -- HP has now made the price cut permanent in its race to make webOS the number two spot in the tablet market.
If you’ve got a hankering for some good old-fashioned retro PC gaming, you probably remember the classic Cinemaware line that helped make the Commodore Amiga such a desirable platform back in the mid ‘80s. Now you can relive that fun on iOS, thanks to the arrival of a fully emulated Defender of the Crown game.
Moving into a dorm room after a lifetime spent in private residences can be a rude awakening. Your workspace is sure to be minimal, so you’ll need to choose your tech wisely and leave large, unnecessary items behind. We’re here to help -- and since getting a college education can be brutally expensive, we’ve taken the liberty of building a perfect Apple-centric dorm room setup for less than $1,000.
Every other week, I review a handful of different cases for your iOS and Mac devices. But is there anything that I haven't covered that you'd like to see in Best Case Scenario? Leave a comment after the cut and let me know what, and if, you've been looking forward to seeing a review of an interesting looking case from a particular brand.
In this week's Best Case Scenario, I'm just picking from the pile of the leftovers. With the great lot of iOS device users impatiently awaiting the next big (or small? Pre-paid?) iPhone, it's slim pickings here in the land of case reviewing. But this week, we've got iPad 2 cases that feature Andy Warhol's famed banana, green pillowy leather and the toughness of a thousand Rhino skills. Read on! Or, sail on, because I like nautical imagery (and themed pashminas!).
Amazon pulled an App Store end-around today and quietly launched the Kindle Cloud Reader, a web based version of the Kindle app.
The web app supports Safari or Chrome browsers, as well as Safari on iOS 4+, and is specifically "optimized for iPad." Any book shopping you do on the web app on your iPad, though, bypasses the App Store and goes straight to Amazon's Kindle Store for Tablets.
Few games quite bring back that extra special feeling of childhood quite like Skee-Ball. The crashing roll of the balls after you drop your quarter, the swing, the drop in the rings. We spent a good deal of our childhood and our allowance pitching ball after ball up the ol' incline, but we rarely get a chance these days.
We're happy to say, all that has changed if only in a virtual sense.
As if the iPad doesn’t have enough choices for streaming movies and television shows direct to you, VUDU has announced that the company is now offering its library to tablet users -- but don’t go looking for it in the App Store, because the service is only available in your browser for now.
Accumulated too many Macs or iOS devices over the years and looking to unload them? While eBay is one way to go, Apple would prefer you send it to their own recycling program, which now allows you trade in those old products in exchange for an Apple Gift Card -- assuming it’s worth anything, that is.