Oh boy, isn't today just filled with updating goodness? Grab yourselves a cuppa very chilly iced tea and sit back and relax as iTunes basically upgrades your whole life. In addition to iTunes 9.2.1, iBooks is also announcing an update [iTunes link]. This version will enable you to open and read PDF documents from Mail and the ability to search for them. In addition, you'll be able to take advantage of the new bookmarking systems with the new page ribbon, and keep them synced wirelessly between your mobile iDevices.
This morning's Evernote news reminded us that apps are the future, and pretty soon all of our software will be integrated together in some way. Though Evernote's entire line of Trunk applications aren't ready for deployment just yet, there were a few notably awesome things you can currently do with the cloud-integrated note taking application. Read ahead to find out what!
You might already know Evernote as the ubiquitous note taking application for your Mac, iPhone and iPad that stores everything in the cloud. This morning, the company announced that it's launching the Evernote Trunk, an in-app showcase of integrated products, services and content. It is designed to bring additional funtionality to Evernote users by showing them what sorts of apps they can integrate with their Evernote notebooks.
Summertime means longer days, temperate nights, and plenty of outside time. If you're not currently suffering from blazing hot temperatures or suffocating humidity, then you might be outside enjoying a ride on your bike or a leisurely stroll through the park. And chances are, you probably brought your iPhone along for the ride, too. Well, read ahead to grab hold of four free applications that can make your outside travels more pleasurable and productive.
Apple is in ur life, augmentin' ur realities! Well, not yet, but Patently Apple has discovered some evidence that suggests that the Cupertino-based company may want to head in that direction--and make plenty of dough doing it.
If you thought Pandora was your only option for a multitasking, background playing music app, you're seriously going to love this news. Both Last.fm and Spotify have announced that their app updates include iOS 4 support and background listening.
Calling all social networking addicts! Your trusty Facebook app has now been updated for iPhone 4 users. The app includes faster app switching and high-resolution icons, as well as Russian and Korean localizations and several bug fixes.
I have this touch-capacitive Pogo stylus, and it never made a lot of sense to me as an iPhone tool unless I was wearing gloves (not likely) or had severely sunburned the tips of all my fingers (even less likely). I know some people like them for typing or drawing, but I never used mine on the small screen. Now, though, I have an iPad, and I want to take notes on it, so I need a notebook-type app I can use to jot down ideas with the stylus or--in a pinch (heh)--my fingers.
Last week, we were discussing writers as a tortured bunch, but maybe we jumped to conclusions. After all, isn't it the artists that are the tortured ones? No matter. As long as they've got the proper mediums to express themselves, the Internet will gladly receive any expression of their many, varied emotions. The tortured artist is nothing without his precious Macintosh. And here are a few applications (and a web app!) that will surely bring out that inner artist.
Apple released information to developers today via e-mail and their News and Announcements for iPhone Developers news feed asking for them to begin the submission of iOS 4 compatible apps. If you are a developer all you have to do is log into your iTunes Connect account to get started. Once completed your app will be available for downloading after the release of iOS 4 on June 21st.