Looks like WhitePages isn’t the only app hitting version 2.0 on Thursday -- eBay has just pushed out a major new upgrade of its existing iPad app that’s designed from the ground up for better search and the ability to revise seller listings.
The heavens parted, and Spotify has finally blessed the people (at least the ones with Premium accounts, anyway) with a new universal update to its iOS app, adding native support for the iPad -- and that’s not all.
Photographers are always looking for ways to geotag their images, and return7’s PlaceTagger has been one of the best methods on the App Store. The developer has now introduced an all-new version 2.0, rewritten from the ground up with native iPad support, iCloud sync and even a Mac version as well.
If you’re in any kind of business, you’re probably a LinkedIn user. Considered to be the Facebook of professional social networks, LinkedIn has more than 150 million members worldwide, and their iOS app got a substantial update on Thursday bringing native iPad support and more.
So big surprise, people are loving their new iPads, despite all the quibbles you’ve been reading about in the media. Today you’ll have four more reasons to love it thanks to a fresh batch of apps updated to take advantage of that slick Retina Display, which we have to admit, is hard to put down once we hold it in our hands. And there’s even more for this first Monday of April, so sit back and enjoy the ride as we zip through the news for Monday, April 2, 2012.
With an endless stream of reports about Apple’s new iPads running too hot or charging improperly, you’d think customer satisfaction might be lower than previous models. As it turns out, the opposite is true -- new iPad owners are in love.
When Apple started the Retina Display ball rolling with high-resolution updates to its catalog, we eagerly headed over to the App Store to grab the latest and greatest versions of our favorite iWork and iLife apps. But as we waited for the little blue progress bars to disappear, we couldn't help but notice how much longer they took to complete. Just last night, it took over half an hour to download a 750mb app over Wi-Fi.
In order to display those high resolution applications and have them look supreme on the Retina Display, the images have to get bigger, which means that the size of the apps have to go up, too. Pages went from 95.1 MB to 269 MB, and Numbers and Keynote packed on quite a few megabytes. What's worse: if you're updating these apps on the first-generation iPad or an iPad 2, they're taking up all the space on your device and you can't even take advantage of the fact that they're high resolution.
The new iPad will be a week old tomorrow, but the complaints continue to pour in about Apple’s three million-selling tablet (and they’ve likely sold many more since Monday’s announcement, we’d guess). We’ve got no complaints here -- every day with our new little friend is more glorious than the last, especially thanks to all of these Retina-optimized app updates which keep arriving. In fact, we’re off to give our new iPad another hug, so while we’re doing that, please have a look at the day’s news for Thursday, March 22, 2012, won’t you…?
If it seems quiet across the internet today, that’s because thousands of us are now holding the new iPad in our hot little hands, and we’re probably too busy jumping between Retina Display-enabled apps to do much else. By all accounts, today’s launch is another success for Apple, who appears to have beefed up inventory of the new iPad as many retail outlets still have stock remaining. You know what that means: Skim through today’s recap and then get to the store and buy one! Without further ado, here’s what’s making news for this Friday, March 16, 2012.
While a number of apps have been updated this week to take advantage of the new iPad’s Retina Display, more are still pouring into the App Store even as the tablet finally lands in customers’ hands. To help find them, Apple has added a new section to the App Store, highlighting many of them.