The first rule of thumb is to never enter your iTunes Store account information in any website that is not Apple's and … Read more
Rumors started swirling Monday that Apple would launch an Apple Store application for iOS.
Just a day later, the company has, in fact, launched the free application for its recently renamed mobile operating system.
Dubbed Apple Store, the iPhone/iPad app allows customers to "buy Apple products and accessories, read customer reviews, find an Apple Retail Store, stay up to date with in-store events, and make Personal Shopping, Genius Bar, or One to One appointments."
There is a reason why Apple waited until Tuesday to launch the app--it's the same day that it will start allowing customers … Read more
GoodReader? They should call it GreatReader! OK, pardon the lame joke, but what is arguably the best document viewer currently available for the iPad just got better.
The app already excels at bringing all kinds of files to your iPad: Office and iWork documents, PDFs, text files, HTML pages, photos, music, and videos.
It does this using any number of connectivity options. You can set up a temporary Wi-Fi connection to your PC, browse a Web site or specific URL, or pull files from just about any online source: mail and FTP servers, Box.net, Dropbox, Google Docs, iDisk, and … Read more
Getting a jump on Apple's upcoming iAd service, Pandora Media has designed its own ad platform for its iPad app and enlisted its first three advertisers.
Starbucks, Lexus, and Budweiser are each expected to launch campaigns designed to take advantage of the new ad platform. Similar to iAd, Pandora's iPad ad platform will allow users and potential customers to view the interactive video and audio advertisements without leaving the music-streaming app.
Pandora, which lets people create personal "stations" based on their music tastes, said the in-app ads can be targeted to listeners based on their age, … Read more
You know that annoying plastic horn that makes the World Cup almost unbearable to listen to? Yep, there's an app for that.
Like millions of people around the world, I've spent the past few days developing a loathing of a plastic horn known as a vuvuzela. One vuvuzela sounds kind of like a loud kazoo, but get a few thousand of them in one crowded soccer stadium and they sound like the most annoying swarm of bees you've ever heard.
But, amid the growing headache, I had one clear thought. I wonder if someone has thought to … Read more
Just weeks ahead of the official release of Apple's next-generation operating system for mobile devices, iOS 4, the App Store is ready to accept iOS 4 apps. To make the process easier, Apple released an App specially designed to help developers track sales and trend data, right from their iPhones.
Apple's iOS 4 incorporates everything from video calling to multitasking, separating Apple's mobile device operating system even further from the competition, and those apps are now being accepted for the App Store.
Will iPhones, iPads, and other iOS devices usurp the venerable Mac, as some fear? Will the more versatile, powerful and universally compatible Mac prevail? Why must we fight, people? Maybe we can have it both ways.
We've wondered when (and how) Apple's iOS would evolve to challenge OS X. An absence of Mac focus at this year's WWDC has had Mac users panicking slightly.
In fact, it seems highly likely that Apple's iOS and OS X are bound to merge in some fascinating and (hopefully) useful ways.
How so? Well, let us brainstorm for you. We … Read more
Like its smaller predecessor, the Blausen Human Atlas iPad app boasts narrated, 3D video animations of 150 medication conditions and treatments, as well as 360-degree, rotatable 3D illustrations of the human figure's full-body systems (skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, circulatory, etc).
Blausen reports that the app has been developed for a middle-school reading level and includes a searchable glossary of more than 1,500 terms that … Read more
San Francisco seems to currently enjoy more iPad posters than restaurants.
However, a group called Freedom from Porn believes that these posters don't accurately reflect the world as it sees it. So, its members sneaked around in the middle of the night and offered the laps featured in the posters something of a dance.
It seems the group was stimulated to act by Apple CEO Steve Jobs who has repeatedly declared that the iPad should be free from porn.
The group's Web site offers that its members--two of whom are seen in this footage, walking away, dressed in … Read more
One of the clear winners to emerge from Steve Jobs' formal unveiling of the iPhone 4 Monday was the game development community. With major new features like a gyroscope, a better screen, a better antenna and a better camera, developers have a slew of new tools to use in making their games.
Yet at the same time, the release of the iPad has also opened up what amounts to a major new platform for games. Many people are using it more like a computer than an iPhone and that means that developers can take advantage of users' longer sessions with … Read more