The iPad isn't just a big toy, dig? Yes, it's an amazing e-reader and rocks for watching videos, but it's very possible to get some work done with the iPad too. Apple's iWork productivity suite has been redesigned for the iPad, with Keynote, Pages, and Numbers available in the App Store for $9.99 each. These apps let you create documents that can be synced to your Macs and shared via iWork.com, although if you're familiar with the Mac versions of these apps, there are constraints you're bound to hit quickly.
One of the more major "tentpoles" announced at this morning's Apple
event was the Game Center, which will exhibit over 50,000 game and
entertainment titles in the App Store. The Game Center will be along the
same lines of what PC users have with the Steam client, and Xbox
console gamers have with Xbox Live--basically, a huge portal from where
to download and install games you want to play, without having to mull
through the entire App list.
Developers, start your engines and rev up your computers. It's time
to start cracking the code of the next iPhone mobile operating system.
The new SDK has over 1500 new APIs and devs can now access the calendar,
photo library, quick look, full map overlays, in-app SMS, and so much
more. Apple also announced that they'll be release a framework called
accelerate for hardware accelerated math functions.
With the announcement of iBooks and its 60,000+ in-app downloads, Apple
set the standard for the iPad as an important reading device, and
luckily, other developers heard the calling. Several worthwhile reading
applications are now available, with many putting their paper
counterparts to shame with vivid artwork, embedded video, and
interactive elements. Still unsure of whether the iPad can kick some of
your traditional print reading habits to the curb? We've already given
iBooks its own full review, but here's a look at some of the other
initial reading offerings on the iPad.
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.
Entertain and educate the most important members of your household
with this family-friendly guide to the best Mac software, websites, and
iPhone apps for kids. And don’t miss our step-by-step instructions for
setting up parental controls on your Mac. Let’s play!
Critical Thought Games was involved in a slew of complicated business
deals with Simutronics, but owner David
Whatley has managed to make it out. Now, Whatley and his crew are
discussing bringing the popular iPhone game, geoDefense, to the iPad.
Just days after Apple removed nearly 5,000 apps from the iTunes App
Store because of "overtly sexual" content, Mashable
reports that they may be making plans to bring them back--but under
more controlled circumstances.