This week's tips are all about getting things done on your favorite iOS device. I frequently have people asking me what I am doing with my new toy (i.e. iPad) and when I tell them I'm working, they don't believe me. The truth is that the iPad, or any other iOS device for that matter, can be used for fun, but more importantly you will probably find a use for them at any job. Therefore, after many queries and questions about apps that I use for work, I thought it might be a good time to share some of them with you.
So this week, I'll give you four app recommendations that will show you how to add a second display to your Mac, access computers remotely, store and access your data in the cloud, manage and view files of all kinds, and access Mac|Life content on your iOS devices.
These apps are seriously useful and if you like hearing about apps like these leave me a comment and I'll share some more app gems with you in the future. On the other hand if you have one you'd like to tell us about leave a comment about that too.
If you're in the market for a full featured RSS reader to deck your iPad out with, you could do a lot worse than Glasshouse App's The Early Edition--a cleverly designed application that takes your favourite RSS feeds and presents them to you in the form of a browsable, searchable newspaper interface that makes reading a pleasure. If you haven't had a chance to take the application for a test drive, here's your chance: For this weekend only, The Early Edition is being offered for the very reasonable prive of 99 cents--80% off of the application's regular price!
This week's Best Case Scenario explores two very utilitarian iPad bags, including one that’s virtually theft proof. Plus, Booq has a brand new iPad Folio case that's as rugged as it is cool looking, and ColorWare released a kitschy handle grip for the iPad that's a whopping three Benjamins.
During their third quarter earnings conference held by Comcast yesterday, it was revealed that the company's fortunes were looking pretty rosy: Revenue has increased by 7%, operating cash flow and income had gone up and best of all, the was reportedly sitting on $1 billion in cash. With things running so smoothly, you'd think it would be business as usual and cable boxes for everyone. According to the company's CEO, this won't be the case for long. Comcast has seen the future of content delivery, and for them at least, it's a future that belongs to devices like the iPad.
Granted the sporting world may be focused on the start of the upcoming World Series, or an NFL season that's in full swing, but the NHL season is also underway. With that, iPad puck fans can look forward in the near future to being able to watch live games on their devices.
Normally we would expect any analysis out of the king of all things TV rating to be crisp and concise, right? Not so when it came to their recent comments about iPad app downloading. They had originally claimed that about one-third of all iPad users had never downloaded an app. Looks like the yolk's on them!
What do you call it when a company releases nearly identical levels of a game with a holiday theme? If you answered, “Obviously a free update, LOL, that’s what Doodle Jump does!” than you’d be sadly mistaken. Unless, of course, you’re actually talking about Doodle Jump.
It was only a matter of time, but it's now official. FarmVille has been launched for the iPad, so now users can have a cross platform experience by being able to keep an eye on their farms on the web, iPhone and iPad at the same time. It's free and in the iTunes App Store now!
If you watch a lot of Hulu or a lot of professionally released YouTube videos, you've quickly grown tired of the same ads over and over and over and over and -- OMG! YOU WANT TO SMASH YOUR MONITOR IN!!! Well, that same lovely experience might just be coming to your iOS devices.
You gotta love it when little leaks make their way through our internet wire. Patently Apple is reporting that the European Trademarks and Designs Registration Office has confirmed that one of Apple's new iPad designs is actually displaying an extra connector on the left side of its chassis.