Too many app releases and product news updates to post individual posts, so I'll combine the tidbits together in this post. The Scosche flipSYNC keychain won a best product award at MacWorld UK.(see my review here), iStockPhoto has released a free iPhone app (for browsing their on-line collection of great photos), Sonos announced an iPad controller, and Elgato released a streaming iPad TV app for it's eyeTV product, If you haven't checked out the latest VITO Solar Walk and Star Walk apps lately, both have added some really cool features like real 3-D (Solar Walk), picture of the day and more...Read on for the full press details...
LONDON – June 24, 2010 – Scosche Industries, award-winning innovator of iPod, iPhone and iPad accessories, is proud to announce the flipSYNC was named the 2010 Best iPhone & iPod Accessory by Macworld UK. The keychain USB charge and sync cable is about the size of a car alarm remote control, provides users with convenient syncing cable when on the go and fits comfortably on any keychain.
“Our products designs are driven by the direct input we receive from Apple enthusiasts around the world,” said Kas Alves, executive vice president of Scosche Industries. “We created the flipSYNC to empower Mac users with a simple, non- descript syncing solution that stays with you at all times. Being recognized with this prestigious award reaffirms our never-ending dedication to delivering the necessary accessory.”
The flipSYNC is available in two models, IPUSBM which features an iPhone/IPod connection, and USBMM which features both Mini and Micro USB connections for use with Blackberries, digital cameras and more. Both models feature USB 2.0 for the fastest data transfer possible.
Both flipSYNC models are available now in Bestbuy stores and online at bestbuy.com for 19.99.
Calgary, Alberta, June 24, 2010 – iStockphoto
has untethered its community today with the delivery of an iPhone application that allows users to browse iStock’s vast library of photos, illustrations and audio files from an Apple iPhone or iPod Touch. The application uses iStock’s industry-leading search engine to help customers find the perfect file quickly and easily. Customers can access and manage lightboxes of stored files from their existing iStockphoto account or create new lightboxes to save files for future viewing or purchase. The app also allows files to be e-mailed to clients and colleagues for discussion and evaluation.
In addition, the new app allows the more then 80,000 contributing artists whose work is sold on iStockphoto, to track their sales and view download statistics, even while on the go.
“Inspiration and ideas often strike when least expected,” said Kelly Thompson, COO of iStockphoto. “This application lets us be there for our community whenever and wherever that happens.”
The iStockphoto application is available free of charge from the Apple iTunes store or at www.istockphoto.com/iphone. Watch this space for iStockphoto’s iPad app, soon to follow.
Sonos Controller for iPad
is introducing the brand new Sonos Controller for iPad. The Sonos Controller for iPad will provide music lovers with a giant window into the world of music that, combined with Sonos ZonePlayers, can be played all over the home.
The Sonos Controller for iPad features:
- Connections to Pandora, last.fm, Rhapsody, Napster, SIRIUS, iheartradio, iTunes libaries and more
- Fun and easy music interface: Quickly search for your favorite artists by typing on the virtual keyboard and browse through albums by pointing and flicking. Then simply drag and drop to add to your queue
- Multi-pane view: See your music menu, what’s playing in every room, and what’s in your queue, complete with vivid album art—all at once
- Landscape and portrait modes: No matter how you turn it, the iPad’s large screen makes controlling your music easier than ever
The Sonos Controller for iPad will be available, for free, on the iTunes App Store sometime in mid/late August.
Elgato EyeTV iPad Live Streaming
San Francisco, Calif. - June 21, 2010 – Elgato
announces the immediate availability of version 1.1 of their popular EyeTV app for iPhone which brings live TV streaming over Wi-Fi or 3G connections to the iPad. In updating the EyeTV app to support the iPad, Elgato optimized the app to take advantage of the iPad’s much larger, high resolution screen and its superb video playback capabilities. The result is beautiful full-screen playback - on the patio or on-the-go. EyeTV 1.1 is a "Universal App" which works on both iPhones and iPads, and is a free update for existing owners.
Turn an iPad into the ultimate portable television The EyeTV app running on the iPad or iPhone works in tandem with the user's Macintosh at home to stream high quality live or recorded TV anywhere. In addition, the app gives full access to EyeTV's program guide for finding something to watch and the ability to remotely schedule upcoming shows for recording.
Setting up EyeTV for iPhone/iPad is easy: On a local Wi-Fi network no configuration is needed. When connecting from elsewhere, Elgato's' free "My EyeTV" locator service can automatically find the path to the Mac back at home.
EyeTV for iPhone is a universal app and requires a Mac computer running EyeTV 3.4 and configured with a compatible TV tuner device. Streaming live TV requires an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. For sending the live signal over a 3G connection, Elgato recommends the Elgato Turbo.264 HD which enables "adaptive streaming" for the best picture possible under varying network speeds.
EyeTV for iPhone 1.1 is available from the App Store at a price of $4.99. The update is free for existing EyeTV for iPhone customers. EyeTV 3.4 is available as a free update for EyeTV 3 users. Elgato EyeTV tuners are available at the Elgato Online Store (www.elgato.com), at Apple retail stores and from local Mac resellers.
FarmVille App available for iPhone
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 24, 2010 – Zynga today announced the launch of its popular social game FarmVille for iPhone and iPod touch. More than 75 million users across the world play FarmVille and this week marks the one year anniversary of the game. The combination of FarmVille and iPhone gives millions of mobile users the ability to play, engage and connect with their friends and family through social games.
Today’s announcement builds on Zynga’s strategy to bring social games to a broad audience across multiple platforms. The FarmVille App offers users a new social gaming experience that leverages the power of the touch screen. By swiping a finger or double tapping to zoom in and out, players can view their farms, harvest crops or drive tractors. iPhone users will get alerted to the status of their crops and farm through push notifications. In addition, current FarmVille players can tend to their farms and continue to play at any time or place during their day.
“Mobile devices are an extension of people’s daily social lives everywhere in the world and the Apple iPhone is the most innovative breakthrough in this area,” said Mark Pincus, founder and chief executive officer of Zynga. “We are excited to bring FarmVille to the Apple iPhone and introduce our social games to a new audience of mobile users around the world.”
To commemorate the launch, Zynga is offering several exclusive market items and gifts available only to iPhone and iPod touch users. These items include a baby snow leopard and white apple trees. FarmVille App is free from the App Store...
Image Feed is built for viewing images on a defined touch display, it allows its users to be updated with their favorite blogs in a single stream of images.
It allows you to customize your blog list, save and send images, as well as to consult articles that the image refers to. In this way Image Feed makes it possible to enjoy pictures and images on a single page, with a single gesture, becoming a useful and pleasant tool that helps you stay updated with themes like art, fashon, cinema, photography, design, graphics... where a picture is worth more than a thousand words. Link on iTunes