Granted the sporting world may be focused on the start of the upcoming World Series, or an NFL season that's in full swing, but the NHL season is also underway. With that, iPad puck fans can look forward in the near future to being able to watch live games on their devices.
It’s a sadly familiar tale: A cool app gets approved into Apple’s App Store and less than 24 hours, it’s gone -- the victim of a mysterious approval that probably should never have been. Such is the case with iDOS, an emulator app that plenty of folks were having fun with, right up until Apple yanked the rug out from under the rest of us.
If you've ever made an appointment for the Genius Bar (or other service) at your local Apple Store, then you know how easy it can be to sign up; however, things can get a little hectic when you actually arrive to the store. A new app for employees, coupled with an update for the Apple Store application, however, could change this.
Amazon.com apparently loves them some iOS, offering up free universal apps for both Amazon Mobile and Kindle. Now the world’s biggest online store has added a new iPad-specific app that brings a whole new shopping experience.
Finally, a Folio that isn’t just for well tailored business types. The Boa folio iPad case is made of durable denier fabric and it can be propped up in three positions: flat on a desk or lap, elevated for typing and vertical. The iPad locks into place inside the folio and it’s a very sturdy fit. There’s also a pocket on the inside flap that can hold folded up pieces of paper or notes, and one on the outside that seats your iPhone or iPod touch. Frankly, we're just glad that it doesn't match a stuffy old business suit.
This is not so much a case as it is a gimmick. When we first put it on the iPad, it made our device look like the iBook of old, with their candy-shelled tops and their handlebars. But of course, we can't see any real world application for this contraption. First of all, with the fear of theft in a public place, why would you carry your iPad on you as if it's a handbag? Secondly, it's not like the frame actually protects the device from nicks and scratches on either side of the iPad's chassis. While it is a sturdily built product--complete with screws that you must unscrew and re-screw with the included screw driver (screw that!)--we cannot recommend this device for protecting your iPad from the dangers of this world. Well, that is, unless you really need a handlebar for the device, then by all means.
If you're looking for an iPad messenger bag that's a bit smaller and a bit more pleasing to look at, the Targus Spruce EcoMart Mini Messenger Bag is small enough to fit into a ginormous bag, while still maintaining a ton of pockets for your iPad’s other bits and pieces. The main compartment has a padded sleeve made especially for your iPad, so it's not flopping around in there while you're running to catch the bus. There's also room for folded up pieces of paper, a small notebook, a couple of pens, and the iPad’s connector cables and USB wall plug, plus a compartment on the front flap made especially for your mobile phone. But hey, don't expect to fit your lunch in this thing--you'll need a separate lunch box for that.
If you're strolling through a heavily crowded urban city, you might want to take the necessary precautions to protect against the occasional pick-pocketer or curious kid. Fortunately, this iPad bag from PacSafe is officially theft proof. See, the zippers clasp on to a hook on the inside of the side pockets, so those that are trying to quickly unzip, snatch your goods and run away can't without a bit of effort. Additionally, the pockets are like a deep crevice, so even though you can hide the smallest bits and possibly lose them in the shuffle, at least they won’t fall out. There are also the usual key clips and slots for pens, as well as a slot in the main compartment of the bag that holds your iPad and a small mp3 player, complete with a headphone loop at the top for your on-the-go listening pleasure. And hey, at least you don't have to worry about someone stealing your stuff.
Normally we would expect any analysis out of the king of all things TV rating to be crisp and concise, right? Not so when it came to their recent comments about iPad app downloading. They had originally claimed that about one-third of all iPad users had never downloaded an app. Looks like the yolk's on them!
With traditional print publishing suffering the slings and arrows of internet-aided content delivery these past few years, magazine, book and newspaper publishers have been struggling to find an efficient, cost-effective method to transfer their wares into the digital realm. In answer to the publishing industry's frantic calls for help, Adobe has announced their latest offering: The Adobe Digital Publishing Solution.