The Wall Street Journal. app initially impresses with both form and function, combining a striking, print-like visual aesthetic with plenty of available content and some helpful navigation constructs. Each section (updated regularly throughout the day) is packed with the latest stories -- many with photo galleries and embedded video clips -- and a scrolling article listing on the right side of most sections makes it easy to flip between stories without returning to a front page. Like the print version, The Wall Street Journal. is second to none for investment news and analysis, and the iPad version lets you easily access current stock quotes.
USA TODAY for iPad isn't the most attractive digital newspaper on the device, emphasizing function over a print-like aesthetic, but what it does deliver is a lot of different content, currently without charge. Each of the paper's four familiar sections is packed with news stories and features, plus you can access stunning photo galleries, interactive polls, and section-specific bonus features like sports scores. USA TODAY is still something of a work in progress, though, as placeholders for stock quotes and a daily crossword puzzle have yet to replace their "coming soon" notices with actual content.
SoundHound takes Shazam's pioneering song-recognition approach to a whole new level, letting you not only identify recorded songs, but also use your own vocal cords to generate a result. The ability to sing or hum a few bars of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" or Rihanna's "Rude Boy" and get a correct identification is pretty mind-blowing, and a testament to the power of SoundHound's inner workings.
Guitar amplifiers have been going through an identity crisis lately. For years, one amp with a good sound was all fine and dandy, but then digital technology figured out how to capture and cram the sounds of many amps into one program--and who doesn’t like choice? Now the realm of digital amp emulation comes to Apple’s handhelds with AmpliTube, aided and abetted by the iRig adapter, and the results are rocktacular.
What is WolframAlpha? Think of it as a cross between a search engine and Wikipedia, though more intelligent and to the point than the former, while significantly more authoritative than the latter (though currently less robust than both).
In one of the most meta things we've heard lately, MacRumors believes that Apple could soon release an iPhone app via the App Store designed to browse the online Apple Store. The app could allow you to set up a Genius Bar appointment, browse the store, and purchase items. MacRumors also believes that Apple could launch this in time for iPhone 4 preordering.
The Guardian Eyewitness is a very simple app, delivering one photograph a day from the popular UK newspaper, but the powerful images depicted in the app make it a showcase for the richness and clarity of the iPad's 9.7-inch display.
Are you a new developer anxious to see how many apps you've sold on your first day of sales in the iTunes App Store? If your answer was yes then today is your day! Apple has released iTunes Connect Mobile an iPhone and iPod touch app that allows developers to view the statistics about their app sales while away from their computer.
Stock market professionals and living room traders alike know and trust the Bloomberg brand for the latest market news and analysis, and the Bloomberg for iPad app luckily doesn't disappoint, offering a large amount of information out of the gate.