If you're heading out for Black Friday shopping today, our condolences. Here are some apps to help you stay sane and make it back home in one piece. And hey! At least you'll be all finished with your Christmas shopping by the end of the day, right?
We've grown used to our favorite Apple apps getting loads of new features when the iOS updates. No longer are we stuck with the tyranny of the hated Marker Felt in Notes, and Safari got some slick new updates that weren't in any advertisements. But what about the iPad's built in reader?
With a new rumor circulating that the iPad 2 may be announced as early as January, speculation has begun on what the refresh will bring. According to a Chinese newspaper, Apple may focus on five specific areas for the new model.
It seems that the tech journalism world didn’t take much of a Thanksgiving break this year, with a couple of reports detailing a recent Apple land grab from HP as well as rumors on the next iPad, MacBook Pro and Final Cut Pro updates.
Black Friday is finally here, and with it comes the hopes and dreams of retailers everywhere to turn a profit for the year. Apple Inc. doesn’t have to worry about that -- they’re already sitting on a mountain of cash -- but that doesn’t mean they can’t get into the spirit of the shopping season just the same.
Fart Apps. There's more of them in the iTunes App Store than you could beat down with a whole rack of servers. So many flatulence-based iOS applications had, shall we say, permeated the App Store that it last September, the tech giant decided that anything submitted for approval that looked even remotely gassy would be rejected. With the issue of fart-centric applications firmly dealt with, it seems that the tech giant has had time to consider their next true enemy. A nemesis that has thumbed their nose at the Cupertino-based company's core values and played upon simple consumers for far too long. Yes, we're talking about single-station radio apps.
This week we'll tip you off to some great apps that will bring smiles and fun for all ages during the Christmas holiday. You get some great entertainment ideas for your kids, singing carols, listening to holiday music, and cooking.
When Apple unleashed iOS 4.2 earlier this week, we were disappointed to see that full audio and video AirPlay support wasn't offered for third-party applications. With popular This, we're sure you'll agree, is a shame--especially with great applications like VLC, AirVideo and CineXPlayer screaming to make it off of iOS devices and on to a big screen. Fortunately, TUAW's Erika Sadun, whose genius is as constant as the North Star, was pretty bummed about this too. While the rest of us were busy sulking as we multitasked on our iPads, and moping with our new iPhone text tones, she got to work on finding out why only Apple apps had been invited to the AirPlay party, and what could be done about it.
Are you thrilled by the new levels of productivity you've reached thanks to this week's iOS 4.2 update for iPad? Well, if you have SlingPlayer hardware lashed to your home entertainment center, get ready to kiss your new found zest for getting things done goodbye as the company has finally unleashed an iPad client to bring all of their place-shifting goodness to your Apple-branded tablet where and when ever you feel like goofing off.