If you don’t happen to be one of the few, the proud who’s holding an iPad as you read this right now, you’ll be happy to know that you can at least start perusing all the available apps with just the click of your mouse.
It’s been a busy week for Apple -- between prepping for the iPad this Saturday and updating Mac OS X 10.6.3, they’ve also found the time to update a lot of smaller pieces and parts, too. One of those is the MobileMe Gallery app for the iPhone.
If a new report is to be believed, developers’ enthusiasm for the iPad is losing some of its lustre -- while the Android platform is surging. Somebody better tell that to all the iPhone OS developers who are tripping over themselves to get their apps in users’ hands when the iPad is finally available this weekend.
The iPhone is a sexy gadget, but Apple wants to make sure it’s not that
kind of sexy. Much ado has been made over its zealous monitoring of the
App Store’s so-called vulgar content and its uneven enforcement of
content standards. And when Apple selectively purged over 5,000 naughty
apps from the App Store in February, the conversation grew louder. But
what are we really talking about?
Parental Advisory:This article deals with adult subject matter.
When coupled with the iPad's already extensive media capabilities, a
high-resolution SlingPlayer application will make the tablet a winning
go-to media extension device, whether you're at home or on the go.
Idea Shower's Read it Later first appeared in 2007 as a one-click
Firefox plug-in that automated the process of saving articles for
offline viewing, and has since spread to other browsers and mobile
platforms, including an iPhone app that users have no doubt found useful
in areas where wireless service is scarce. Just weeks after launching
the beta version of Digest, the new premium expansion of the core Read
it Later functionality, Idea Shower founder and developer Nate Weiner
spoke to us over the phone to tell us about his plans for an iPad
version, and how the device has helped shape the future path of Read it
Later on all platforms.
Well, when next we meet for our next round of In Case You Missed It, things will be different. It Will Have Happened. At least one of you, maybe more, just might be reading next week's column on the fabled iPad.
Now, we're not saying that this is the very first place that you should check out on Mobile Safari once you get your iPad in your hot little hands. We're just saying that this is the absolute very first place you should check out. And now, the end of an era, this week's best pre-iPad viewed Mac|Life columns.