Apple has released a dedicated page on apple.com detailing some of the features of the forthcoming iOS 4.2 update that will unify the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad operating systems. The page highlights some of the most coveted features of iOS 4 (currently only running on iPhone and iPod touch) that will finally debut on iPad, including:Multitasking. A simple double-tap of the home button brings up a quick-switch interface allowing users to easily jump back to recently used Apps. Multitasking also allows for Apps like Pandora to run in the background while you surf, e-mail, or catch … Read more
If you ever wished for a way to view your iPhone snapshots on a bigger screen (without first copying them to your PC), here's your answer. WiiPhoto transmits photos to your HDTV by way of your Wii game console.
It's a terrific idea, but one marred by a couple of gotchas and the limitations of the console itself.
The app works with any iOS device that's connected to your home Wi-Fi network: iPhone, iPod, iPad, and so on. You'll also need the Wii Internet Channel on your console if you don't already have it.
When … Read more
Others beat the drum (and clicked the mouse) for a new Apple TV and iOS 4 for iPad--both of which Apple also announced. In fact, the rumor mill got just about everything right; the only poll item that didn't become reality was a smaller iPad.
All this begs the question: which of today's announcements did you like best? Are … Read more
iPad owners: Are you feeling left out by all the iOS 4.1 love on the iPhone 4 and the new iPod Touch? Don't worry, you're being remembered. Unfortunately, you still won't get multitasking till November.
During Apple's music event, Steve Jobs gave a brief preview of iOS 4.2, the iOS update that will finally bring the iPad up to speed. In November, the update will finally bring the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad up to the same iOS version, and it will also bring Game Center to the iPad.
Other new features revealed were … Read more
Two years before the first iPhone, Apple applied for a patent that has become one of the staple gestures of the iOS platform. I recall when we first received the original iPhone at the Apple Store (where I was the Lead Specialist). We unboxed and powered-on a demo unit and the first thing we did was swipe through the preloaded iTunes playlist, amazed by Apple's new mobile operating system.
It is that gesture, the basic swipe-to-scroll motion that is one of the true signatures of Apple's iOS platform, that has been approved by the United States Patent and … Read more
Hulu Plus may have been the first major entertainment app to stream television shows and movies on Apple's iOS 4, but now it's facing stiff competition from Netflix for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, which has also now taken up residence in the App Store.
So how is Netflix's streaming app? So far, pretty darn good. We take you on a tour of the app's ins and outs in the latest edition of Tap That App, CNET's show about the hottest apps in the mobile space.
Taiwan-based PhotoFast is well-known for its range of flash memory and adapters, so its newest product comes as a bit of a surprise. The PhotoFast iPADock is a dock that lets a whole household charge their Apple devices. It can hold Apple products in the following combinations:
Two iPads One iPad and two iPhones/iPod Touch players Four iPhones or iPod Touch players Six iPod Nanos
Yes, you can dock up to four iPhones with this massive dock. Not only does it let you connect these products to charge or sync, the iPADock is also a multicard reader and USB … Read more
After an absence of more than 15 years, AutoCAD is finally back on the Mac.
Autodesk announced Tuesday the launch of AutoCAD for Mac, a new version of its popular design and engineering tool that will run natively on Mac OS X.
AutoCAD for Mac will offer many of the features familiar to users of the software but will also take advantage of Mac OS X, said Autodesk. The program's Cover Flow interface will help users browse through graphical previews of each file, while the Mac's multitouch gestures will allow for panning and zooming of each drawing. Users … Read more
Ever since I got my iPad a few months back, I've been looking for the perfect case--which to my thinking was one that not only protected the device but also held it upright for watching movies and whatnot.
The Brenthaven 5-in-1 iPad Case does that and more. Although a few design flaws keep it from achieving perfection, it provides a lot more versatility than most cases.
Let's start with protection. The 5-in-1 consists of a two-sided plastic shell, one of which stays on your iPad at all times. (That "side" is actually two pieces that slide … Read more
Popularity of Apple products has always brought out scammers, hoping to prey on the wish list's of potential targets. Currently, a Facebook scam promises to send consumers a brand-new iPhone 4 or iPad 3G for testing. In return for your opinion, you get to keep the device.
Well, not to dash your hopes and dreams of owning one of Apple's latest iDevices, but signing up at the linked site will not result in a shipped product. These types of scams are only designed to get user information and spread throughout the Facebook network.
This scam has also been … Read more