Sure, your iOS device comes with a calendar built in and on the iPad it's phenomenally gorgeous, but Apple's helpful app is a little less than helpful. For instance, syncing. If we had something entered on the desktop iCal, it would be great if it would sync to our iPhones or iPads without us having to dig out our cords, plug them into our devices and our computers, fire up iTunes, click on Sync, and sit around twiddling our thumbs -- or if we didn't have to shell out a hundred bucks a year for a MobileMe subscription. Wireless syncing would be an awesome way to resolve some of this, but maximum flexibility and syncability is what we're after. Enter Google Calendars and the apps that supersize it.
By itself, Google Calendars accessed by browser on your iOS device is even weaker than Apple's options. Stripped down to its essence, the interface is not attractive and is pretty limited in what you can do. Sure, you can move from mobile view to desktop view and gain more functionality -- but this works best on an iPad. We want the world and we want it now.
Last Halloween, Rovio Mobile released Angry Birds Halloween to coincide with the holiday. That eventually gave birth to Angry Birds Seasons for the December holidays. Now, we have word that the next edition will be Angry Birds Valentine's Day.
This was the week the App Store cracked the 10 billion download mark and we have to say lotsa luck to the Microsoft app store. We hope to see you reach 10 billion downloads sometime around 2025. Bwahahaha! We kid, we kid. The MS app store will never reach 10 billion downloads! Zing! We kid again, we kid. All right, enough comedy, on with the all the news that's fit not to miss, but just in case you did.
Canada already has a lot going for it: It's the birthplace of William Shatner, and poutine. Not only that, but they also invented insulin, standard time and television. Yep, they might also have free health care... but do you want to know what really grinds our gears about our northern neighbors? The sweet deals they're currently getting on refurbished iPads from Apple's online store.
Encore of the Night takes the storyline of PlayStation classic Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, omits the side-scrolling action, and replaces it with puzzle gameplay. The journey through Dracula’s castle will have you fighting monsters by matching colored blocks to connect three. Making connections will attack your opponent, but you’ll have to watch out for counterattacks like “stone” blocks that can only be disengaged if a match is made around them. It’s more puzzler than platformer, but it’s a great new take on a classic game.
Ever played a video game and thought you could’ve done a better job? The quirky and feverishly addictive Game Dev Story lets you prove your mettle by fusing together varying genres and settings to create potential blockbusters, while facing hurdles like bad reviews, power outages, and the ever-shrinking lifecycles of home consoles. You’ll have a 20-year cycle to build and expand your studio, as well as hire and train talent, so what are you waiting for? The next virtual smash hit could be yours!
Going on a trip? Don't bring your laptop. The iPad works just as well as a photo editing and uploader tool, so you can get those vacation photos from your SD card up to Facebook in no time. All you need is the iPad, the camera connection kit and a speedy Wi-Fi (or, if you sprang for the mobile contract, 3G) connection and you'll have your friends envying your trip to sunshine land in no time.
If your Apple mobile device is rocking iOS 4.2 and you still haven't had a chance to show everyone how cool Airplay is, it's time to step up your game. Why? Apple has released a beta version of iOS 4.3 to developers, meaning that your current load of iOS hotness will soon become a steaming pile of obsolete news.
If you're a Tivo Premier owner, you've got a new reason for you to pick up an iPad. Conversely, if you already own an iPad, you may want to consider the purchase of a Tivo Premier. What we're driving at here is that Tivo has announced a companion app for the iPad designed to work with the Tivo Premier!
A lot of scuttlebutt has been spread across the interwebz this past month concerning The Daily--an iPad-only daily news application from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp that print journalism types everywhere are hoping will breathe fresh life into their dying industry. For a long time now, rumor has had it that The Daily would launch on January 17th. Forbes magazine has been good enough to update that rumor, bumping The Daily's release date back to January 19th.