Thanks to iOS, we all know how to use Mobile Safari to scroll a web page or zoom in and out using pinch gestures. But did you know that one of the third-party browsers for your iPad can do all of that and much more, complete with tabs and desktop browsing spoofing?
There are already plenty of capable VNC apps for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, but there’s a new kid in town called Screens, and it’s making friends quickly thanks to a superior touchscreen experience like never before.
This week's tips cover touchscreen issues with the iPhone and iPod touch. We'll also take a look at some keyboard tips for all iOS devices that help you to be better and faster at typing contractions, and we'll explore how to clear out the auto-correct dictionary. Also, we'll show you a cool tip about how to convert any document from any app into a PDF file, and the into iTunes for syncing to iBooks.
If you follow Apple news even on a casual basis, you'll no doubt be familiar with the eloquent off-the-cuff zingers that Steve Jobs routinely levels at his company's competitors. Whether he's riffing on Flash or whittling down fingers, the Apple CEO always has an opinion. Sometimes, Apple's competitors respond to his quips by pouting or spewing forth propaganda in order to offset the damage a verbal barrage from Jobs can render on a company's fortunes. After listening to Jobs talk smack about how terrible touchscreen PCs were at a recent Apple Event, Hewlett Packard has come back with a few points of their own, taking aim at Apple's implementation of a touch interface.
The past couple years, Apple has really seemed to embrace the themes of touchscreen technology. Rumors out of DigiTimes say that the company is now testing a new touchscreen all-in-one iMac desktop computer.
Ever wished your iPad could be more than a giant iPod touch? We know the screen on the iPad makes it far from that when it comes to productivity, but nothing is quite as productive as OS X. Enter the Axon Haptic Hackintosh tablet. It'll make you forget that hackintoshing was ever considered just for desktops.
The tablet is designed to work with any Darwin OS, so you can play with more than just OS X. You can even run Linux or Windows on this thing. But, of course, we're most interested in the OS X compatibility, which seems to be the tablet's main feature. That, and its impressive hardware, which is both user-replaceable and puts the iPad to shame. Here's what's in it (after the cut!).
Man, Apple's been coming down pretty hard on third party vendors lately.
First it was the sexy apps, then the WiFi sniffers, then the book-only
apps. In the latest round of purging, Apple takes it to the physical
Whether it's just because they want more store space for
their own products or they're cooking up their own screen films or they
really think their oleophobic glass screens are all that tough, Apple has told
screen protector vendors that they're quits as far as the Apple Store
and the website goes. Whaaat?
Rumors have abounded in recent weeks that the iMac line would be gaining a touchscreen display, and a new patent application from Apple revealed this week indeed shows that the company is at least thinking about it.
If Apple doesn't have a 10-inch tablet prototype in testing right now, I'll print this column and eat it.
got tech vendors and unnamed sources leaking like mad various tidbits
about the hardware and software specs, while publishers and content
providers suggest a whole new market share for Apple to conquer. Then
you've got this.