A new uncovered patent shows that Apple is currently working on a new dock connector design that will let you device with multiple orientations (i.e. portrait or landscape). The device appears to be using an inductive connection for both charging and syncing the device. This new design could allow for device case designs that don't interfere with Apple's dock design.
Changes in the recently released beta of iOS 4.1 could shine light on Apple's plan for FaceTime on other iOS devices like the iPod touch or the iPad, with it potentially making a debut on the Mac platform. Boy Genius Reports that you are now able to link FaceTime with an email address in the new beta firmware, potentially allowing non-phone devices to connect to iPhone 4 devices for FaceTime chats.
PocketMoney is probably one of the few apps to boast origins on the Apple Newton, but this digital dollar tracker is a useful pick for those looking to stay on top of their budgets and expenses on the go.
Zinio's multiplatform reader -- which lets you download digital magazines and view them on numerous devices, including iPhone and Mac -- expands to iPad in a stellar app, delivering hundreds of top publications with single issue and subscription purchases. At launch, the Zinio app displayed a few frustrating stumbles, including slow-loading pages and blurry text when zooming. Luckily, numerous post-release updates have largely addressed these quibbles, making for a worthwhile reading experience on the iPad.
Welcome to our weekly gaming column. Every Tuesday, we march through the mediocre multiplayers, sift through the sordid sporting titles, and pound through the petty platformers to find the best, most interesting iOS gaming gems.
This week, we've got Modern Conflict, Osmos, Tap Birds, Samurai: Way of the Warrior, and Crystal Defenders.
If you're not a fan of Netflix's monthly subscription model, or their still-expanding selection of streamable movie titles and television episodes, then the iPad-optimized version of the mSpot movie streaming app should help to get you in the groove of enjoying Hollywood on your iPad.
Here's a rumor that's exciting, though highly unlikely. According to Digitimes, Apple is reportedly planning on launching two second-generation iPads in varying sizes. The kicker is that both of them would have OLED display screens.
The rumor comes out from Taiwan-based component makers, who claim that the fourth quarter of 2010 will see 5.6- and 7-inch model iPads for the holiday season, and a 9.7-inch device in the first quarter of 2011.
Thomson Reuters Marketboard initially appears to be the most attractive stock market app for iPad by far, with an alluring main page featuring a brief look at worldwide markets and images of top international news stories.
Even though it's only a first generation piece of hardware, the iPad is already holding significant sway the technology landscape, from roots to horizon. Whether it's nom-noming at the netbook market or cannibalizing the sales of its diminutive iPhone or iPod touch brethren, the tablet's influence is being felt. What's next? We'll tell you: Gaming.