Remember when the iPad 2 was announced and Apple promised support for importing GarageBand for iPad projects into the Mac version? Sadly, the release came and went without this promised feature appearing -- until now.
At Photoshop World in Orlando, FL, Adobe debuted a demo of a tablet version of the Photoshop app running on an iPad 2. The video shows users how they can utilize the multitouch capabilities of the iPad to edit their photos straight from the tablet device, including the ability to use layers. The video also shows how swiping and rotation work with the pinch of your fingers, as well as a layer animation feature, which gives users a quick peek at what's going on with the photo. Check out the video at the link for a quick demo.
Unlike the first iPad, you can edit short films with the iPad 2, thanks to iMovie. But editing by touch involves a lot of gestures and without knowing what they are, you could end up being frustrated by the whole process. So we’ve compiled a few tips to help you hit the ground running.
Perennial favorite iFixit has done what we're too scared to do: they've disassembled not one, but two separate brand-new iPads, showing us the precious insides of the iPad 2 3G GSM and the iPad 2 3G CDMA models. If exposed circuitry makes you queasy, stay away; otherwise, the line starts behind us!
We're fans of wireless anything. After AirPlay debuted, we were doing anything we could to use it for whatever applications were compatible. But the native 720p resolution streaming cap is a little irking, especially for media hoarders. Enthusiasts Eric Govoruhk and Kelly McAteer solved this issued by figuring out a way to stream full HD 1080p video mirroring for the iPad 2 by using a wireless HDMI transmitter and USB battery pack. It's pretty awesome, and seeing it put to use is even more so. Check out the video after the cut.
Did you know that the iPad 2's glass display is 27% thinner than the iPad 1's? It's true! You might think that because of that, the iPad 2's display would be more fragile than its predecessor, but if you thought that you'd be wrong! The saintly folks at iFixYouri.com have performed some stress tests on the iPad 2 display, and the results will shock you!
Today's the release of the iPad 2 in Europe, and our friends across the pond at Tap! magazine are currently waiting in line at the Bath, England Apple Store for their very own second-generation tablet. They've graciously provided us with a couple of videos from the line to give us "Yankee blokes" (see what I did there?) a look at what iPad 2 launches are like overseas (hint: they're totally the same as ours).
Firemint, the studio behind Flight Control and Real Racing, released a video today showcasing a new update they're working on that displays their latest Real Racing title running in full 1080p HD via a video out cable to an HDTV. Few things we've ever seen have so completely convinced us that dedicated video game consoles are outdated technology.
This week's Best Case Scenario is essentially part deux of last week's iPad 2 round up. We got a couple more cases in over the weekend from various manufacturers and have had a chance to try them out with our new tablet device. This week, we've got cases from Incipio, Targus and a very special case from Pad & Quill.
While the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4 share a lot of the same DNA, there has been some debate as to how the tablet’s LCD screen holds up against its handheld sibling -- particularly regarding a small gap of air between the glass and the LCD panel itself. DisplayMate Technologies to the rescue!