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.
Ignoring the iPhone's diminutive size, Steve Jobs recently commented on the fact that the when it comes to touch-based devices, size is everything. During an earnings call with the company's investors and the media, Jobs quipped about the disdain he held for touchscreen devices with less than seven inches of screen real estate, saying "While one could increase the resolution of the display to make up for some of the differences, it is meaningless unless your tablet also includes sandpaper, so that the user can sand down their fingers to around one-quarter of their present size." Either out of respect for Jobs' unfaltering sympathy for hot dog-fingered tech users, or a dire fear of sandpaper, a group of intrepid developers have undertaken the development of a new way to work Apple's smallest touchscreen device.
The white iPhone 4 has slowly become the modern day unicorn; you may believe it exists, but we haven't been shown any evidence from Apple that it does, or that the device is even in full production yet. The Cult of Mac tries to shed some light on the situation by explaining the real reason behind the white iPhone 4 delay.
We live in a digital age, so I’ve always thought that trips outdoors should be the perfect time to free myself from the tech I use every day. But I decided to put that rule to the test on a recent outing, and the experience of bringing my iOS devices along for the hike showed that it’s time to think again. By picking a few choice apps and accessories, I made sure my outdoor experiences were a little more Bear Grylls than Chevy Chase.
We're sure that there's only a minuscule amount of you out there that actually worry about the ever-increasing Android market share, but the New York Times has discovered that there really isn't much to fret about. Though app developers have been taking an interest in developing software for the Android platform, they're just not making enough money for it to be a priority.
Forget Farmville--in Restaurant Story, you get to see what happens to all those cutesy cows at the end of their journeys. Remember Betty, the little calf you named and watched wean in your little farm?
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.
The iPod touch and iPhone both work beautifully as handheld gaming devices…until you get so into Need for Speed that you fumble the svelte iPod touch and drop it on the ground. Even if it doesn’t break, you just lost your game.