Cue up the Rocky montage music and get ready for your Apple devices to strut their stuff. It's hard enough being in a competitive market with PC evangelists and Android users, so why not download a couple of apps that could really showcase your Mac and iOS device's true capabilities? Your technology has fast processors, video games and multitasking, too (the iPad is getting there…hold your horses!). Here are a couple of apps that can really show what your Mac, iPhone and iPad are made of.
Everybody loves reading the news on their iPad, and Rupert Murdoch knows that, too. Notorious for wanting the world to pay for online news, the tycoon now has his eyes set on the iPad. He'll be competing with the The New York Times, which owns the iPad market on news (they claim 400,000 downloads of their iPad edition).
It seems like just about everyone with the time or resources to do so is cranking out their own Apps these days. The latest to the App Store party? Time Warner Cable.
While the company has plans for the application that include being able to dump content they had been watching at home on to their tablets to watch later, currently the app is limited to being a sweet-looking user interface that Time Warner's Cable's subscribers can use to navigate through the company's television offierings. Offering an extensive program guide and the ability to group programs and channels into custom-built sections.
In a strange new patent by Apple, the company has discovered a way to make you the star of your own comic book. The patent, which was revealed by Patently Apple, describes a potential app that could take your game play history and compile it into a comic book that you could edit, read, and share with friends.
Earlier this week we told you Apple had given developers the ability to allow educational institutions to get a discount on volume App Store purchases. At the time, Apple hadn't give anyone any information on the volume pricing program, but they have finally explained how this volume licensing program will work.
When developers log into iTunes Connect today, they will be prompted to accept a new paid application contract offered by Apple. The contract adds an amendment that will allow developers to offer education discounts when multiple copies of the same program is purchased. While developers must accept the new amendment in order to keep putting apps on the App Store, they will also be able to turn on and off discounts in the application management area of iTunes Connect.
Sure you can get a whole lot of iPod, iPad, and iPhone accessories, but one of the biggest and most relaxing accessory we've seen is the AcuTouch 9500. This massage chair connects to an iOS application called HT-Connect to store your massage presets, and even download massages designed by doctors and sports stars
iPad users who like their video to be encoded to Xvid rather than Apple's proprietary formats might want to have their happy dance ready, as the impossible has become possible--Apple has approved an App that allows your iPad to rock Xvid movies without conversion!
CineXPlayer is currently available in the App Store at the low, low price of FREE, despite Apple's tendancy to frown upon applications that allow for the playback of video files formatted to anything other MPEG-4 or H.264. This is excellent news for those of us with a large collection of Xvid formatted files and no time or paitence to convert them for use on the go.
More and more, the rumors surrounding the next wave of Apple products become truer and truer. Or, at least, we hope they are, because there are too many rumors to speak of and not enough truth oozing out from the seams. Allegedly, Apple is set to launch an upgraded 9.7-inch iPad with an ARM Cortex-A9 processor--an upgrade to the current processor contained in the recent iterations of the tablet device. Additionally, it is speculated that the device will have a 1024x768 IPS display panel.