Apple has finally made the iWork suite of applications available in universal format, meaning that they will now work for the iPhone and iPod touch, just as they did before with the iPad. With the most recent update, Apple didn't only bring support for the rest of the iOS devices, but they also added a new document manager, ability to change font style and size directly from the ruler, and a new Smart Zoom feature when viewing and editing data. You can also control your Keynote presentations from another iOS device using the Keynote Remote app. Let us take you on a walkthrough of the new features and show you exactly how they work.
Many iPad users may view their tablet as a separate part of their everyday computing lives, connecting only for the occasional iOS update or media sync. But did you know there’s a long list of iPad apps designed to work hand in hand with your Mac? Here’s a look at 10 of them and how they could enhance your everyday Mac experience.
We’ve discussed LogMeIn Ignition before, and it’s a great application for connecting to your Mac remotely through the service’s paid iPhone and iPad application. While the price is justified if you're often finding yourself remotely connecting to your computer and don't want to deal with a VNC or server client, those of you looking for a free solution may feel left out of the loop. Fear not -- there's a free VNC solution that is just as powerful as LogMeIn, and if you're finding that you only need remote access once in awhile, read on to find out how to set it up.
LogMeIn Ignition could be considered one of the best remote desktop viewing applications currently available for the Mac and iOS, and it just got better with an update allowing remote file transfers from your computers over Wi-Fi or 3G. This functionality was added to the application a few weeks ago, along with a major user interface overhaul. If you’re new to retrieving files with LogMeIn Ignition, read on to find out about all of the new features this service currently provides.
TiVo forever changed the way we watch TV, but its arrival on the iPad sure won’t spark a similar revolution. This app definitely delivers some killer new functionality, but it doesn’t do the one thing you probably most want it too: streaming.
Still, what it does do, it does quite well, turning your iPad into a killer remote control -- if you have the right TiVo hardware.
This smacks of the spiffy. In an interesting combination between iOS and Mac OS X products, Majic Jungle Software's Chopper 2 ($4.99) side-scrolling helicopter combat and rescue game can be controlled via an iPad, iPhone 4 or 4th-generation iPod touch over Bluetooth or WiFi using another iOS device. Per Touch Arcade, the game will be released via the recently-announced Mac App Store.
There's quite a bit of speculation that Apple will be unveiling a redesigned version of Apple TV, dubbed iTV, at their upcoming Annual Music Event this Wednesday. The rumor mill, as always, has gone into overdrive on this particular technology, since it's the unloved child of Jobs & Co., reduced to just a "hobby." But who doesn't want to see Apple push that old non-dynamic TV you've got into awesome new directions? Which brings up a good question: if iTV gets an iOS overhaul, what about its remote?
The Parrot AR Drone, better known as the coolest thing at CES 2010 is now available and no longer just simply something we wanted but never could have. The drone, which is controlled by an iPhone, iPod touch, or (now) an iPad, can be "played" by two people over a Wi-Fi network connection.