A bit of news for the would be iPad recording artist and an article correction/update to our recent issue. The amazing Yeti USB mic from Blue Microphones can be used with the iPad (using a connection kit). The Yeti is an excellent recording mic, but combined with the iPad and Blue FiRe app, you can have the makings of a lightweight recording rig. I also need to print a correction to my recent article on recording with Blue FiRe. I said that BF only recorded in mono, but in fact supports both mono and stereo. Read on for more press info about the Yeti + iPad hookup..
Connecting iPad and Yeti...
If you refer to or use Wikipedia as much as I do, then you have to get a WikiReader (created by Openmoko). Not directly iPhone or smartphone-related, I know, but bloggers should really listen up. This is s great companion device, especially for those times when you just can't get to the network, and you need to brush up or verify some tech info. Trivia junkies will also love this gadget, so it is a superb Father's Day gift. The WikiReader brings the power of WikiP to your fingertips, and only needs 2 AAA batteries to do it (and a storage card, both included).
OMG, this is AWESOME! Tilt To Live is FREE this weekend. You can get the details here at the game site, or head over to freeappaday.com, and be on the lookout for it to pop, because it would be a shame to miss this highly addictive and fun game (see my review here)!
What I really love about the iPad is that it’s not only fun, it’s educational, too. Why not take advantage of this feature by not only entertaining your children, but educating them as well. 123 World Geography HD can help you do just that.
Right on the heels of my last European trip, the iPad accompanied me on a very different kind of journey, a five-day dive trip to the California Channel Islands. That meant eight hours on the road each way to and from Santa Barbara, and the three days on the good ship Conception, an 80-foot dive vessel.
I have written before about Finger Arts and their Hangman RSS app. It's a great app because not only does it keep you entertained, but it's informative. News feeds are used for the hangman words. Well, Finger Arts had another cool app before Hangman RSS and it's called Guess the News. And while they have a Lite version for free, the pro version is free TODAY ONLY in partnership with OpenFeint.
If you like news, wheel of fortune, hangman, crosswords, or just well polished apps, and you like FREE, you will like Guess the News!
First the folks at Taplay brought us a nifty take on the Jawbreaker style of game play with the fun game Virus Laboratory. For their second outing they decided to tackle the wall defense game with the appropriately named Monster Mayhem. This time, however, you’re not trying to prevent the nasties from breaking in, but rather you’re trying to prevent them from getting out. There are several different types of weapons at your disposal to help with crowd control, but what really makes this game is the crowd you’re trying to control. With 21 different types of creatures, you’ll always find something new to be amused with… until they kill you or rob you blind, of course.
I just examined two samples of STM iPad bags: the micro extra small iPad shoulder bag and the jacket iPad.
Both are made of quality materials, they’re stylish, and they will help keep your life organized.
The micro is roomier. It has plenty of storage space not only for your iPad, but also for your charger, your iPhone, or whatever else you want to carry in its roomy pockets. The padded shoulder strap makes it very comfortable to carry. There’s also a short handle for carrying it in your hands. This is roomy bag for its size.