The trajectory of the "Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy" story was fairly standard, as far as modern stories go. First, it was an illustrated book. Then a DVD. Then iStoryTime developed it as an iPhone app.
We'd heard of all sorts of unusual applications for the iPad, such as a giant calculator, but this is one of the more interesting concoctions so far. Here, we see the famed Apple tablet fitted into a vintage CRT TV-like casing complete with a nostalgic "snow effect" as wallpaper for added realism.
This is the handiwork of Frog Design's creative director Jonas Damon, who assembled the retro wooden enclosure from an iPad dock to recreate an emotional connection to familiar home appliances from his upbringing. You can drop by his blog to read about his other … Read more
Time Warner Cable is developing an iPad app that will let customers watch current programming, among other offerings.
The app, which has yet to be named or given a release date, was demoed in a YouTube video by Time Warner Cable Vice President of Web Services, Jason Gaedtke. When it's opened, the app delivers current programming for users to view in their area. They can see all the shows on now, or flip through the TV listings to see when other shows are on later.
According to Gaedtke, Time Warner Cable wants to achieve two basic goals with the … Read more
An "Eye of the Tiger" remix played entirely on iPads and made into a slick and amusing music video. It's no cat-scratching-an-iPad vid, but for those who like to follow the travels of Apple's tablet it's a cool sight nonetheless.
The 1982 Survivor song got the remix treatment with four music apps downloaded from iTunes: RealDrums, Pro Keys, Baby Scratch, and Guitar Mania. Scott Harris, the lead singer, worked on the arrangement and appears in the video alongside Shea Butta and Harold O'Neal, aka Kid Jazz.
We had the pleasure of sitting down in CNET's San Francisco offices on Wednesday with Finnish developers Mikael Hed and Peter Vesterbacka from Rovio, makers of hit iPhone and iPad game Angry Birds (download for iPhone/iPad).
Angry Birds has become the most successful paid iPhone app to date, selling more than 5 million copies of the 99-cent game in the past six months alone. Did it get there overnight? No, but in the world of App Store development, its ascension was brisk.
So how did it all start? Toward the end of last year, the Rovio developers said … Read more
Apple has quickly released a patch for the recently uncovered security flaw with how Mobile Safari handles PDF files in iOS 4.0.1 and earlier for the iPod Touch and iPhone, and iOS 3.2.1 and earlier for the iPad.
The iPhone Dev Team uncovered the flaw and released software that took advantage of it to jailbreak iOS devices when you visit its Web site.
A week ago, CNET reported that Apple was preparing a fix, but there was no mention of when Apple would release it.
The update to fix this problem should now be available via … Read more
Apple this week launched what it calls the App Store Volume Purchase Program, which lets educational institutions buy 20 or more apps in bulk for faculty or students.
The program requires schools to designate at least one "program facilitator" to join. Upon doing so, the institution needs to buy volume vouchers worth between $100 and $10,000. Only those vouchers can be used to buy applications from the company's App Store. Applications that schools want to purchase with a credit card can only be purchased through an individual account.
Although volume purchasing might hint at discounted pricing … Read more
OmniFocus for iPad is a totally new beast with some new, unique features that are really fantastic. Right … Read more
The iPad may work wonders as a mobile video player, but it's rather hamstrung by the limited number of video file formats it supports.
Indeed, unless you convert all your videos to MP4 format (a lengthy and sometimes fruitless process) or stream them via an app like Air Video (not an option when you're offline), you're sorta outta luck.
Enter CineXPlayer, an iPad video player with native support for the popular Xvid (AVI) format. It's free, and it's fantastic.