Considering the mobile web-browsing prowess of the iPad, apps that largely reinterpret existing websites must improve upon the original experience to warrant a download (or purchase). Wikipanion is luckily one of those apps -- much as it was on iPhone -- as the simple interface sorts through the Wikipedia database and presents entries in a very handy, easy-to-read format that skims out the filler.
Tilt-shift photography produces images that have a very sharp focus but also have a very shallow depth of field, making the landscape, buildings, and figures in the photo look like toy representations of their actual-size counterparts. To shoot genuine tilt-shift photos, you need a small- or medium-format camera with special lenses, and the image composition requires precise rotation of the lens parallel to the image plane and a proper orientation of the plane of focus--in other words, you need to be a professional photographer with some pretty pricey equipment.
Fortunately, it’s still possible for novice photographers to emulate this look on the cheap thanks to Photoshop. With the right source photo and the application of a few filters, you’ll be able to simulate the tilt-shift look, making cars look like Micro Machines and houses look like miniature-scale models made out of cardboard and toothpicks.
In a move that will surely delight AT&T customers that are still recovering from this morning's data cap announcements, there are speculations Verizon Wireless has begun testing iPads on its own mobile network.
These days, we all have way too much email to cope with. So when RSS readers make my news feeds look like emails, I find something else to do. That’s why Times impresses me so much. Thanks to its cleanly designed, gorgeous presentation and simple interface, it restores the pleasure of reading news in the way that only newspapers could previously provide.
As previously announced, Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage Tuesday night to kick off the eighth annual D: All Things Digital conference (aka D8), and he chatted with his hosts on a range of topics past, present and future.
It’s the classic “good news, bad news” scenario: iPhone users are about to get cheaper data plans and tethering (finally!), but AT&T is making good on their long-threatened plans to cap your data usage.
Robbie is out and Flo is hosting this week's show, along with Susie and Ray. Join the editors as they discuss the evil threats of Spyware looming over Macs everywhere, as well as Google's turn away from Windows machines and Adobe's new Digital Publishing Platform and what it could do for publishing on the iPad.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Twitter and Facebook questions!