I took the iPad out today for the first time for a real test in town. My son was getting his haircut so I figured that I could pick up a wifi signal at the salon. Unfortunately I could not pick up any open signals where I was. I can definitely see how the 3G version can be beneficial. So instead of going online, I took the time to play around some more with pages, as I am sitting here typing this up. This is probably one of the most borings posts you ever read, but hey I got some pad practice out of it.
A friend has created a useful app if you're serious about photography. iWatermark ($2.99) puts a digital signature on your photos. This can be useful not only for protecting your intellectual property, but also for promoting your brand by having your logo in all your images.
I'll be getting round to posting up a full review later on Princess Fury, but it looks cool already, and wanted to get the word out that it can be grabbed in the App store. I love any game involving battle strategy (see my recent review of the most excellent Land Air Sea Warfare). So go check out Princess Fury at the links above...and stay tuned for my review.
The game is not hugely challenging, but it is free, and a kinda fun time-killer for when you are standing in line at the store or something (or at the dealer waiting for your financing to get approved). New music tracks are featured in this version, and you can't beat the price...Read on for full press release, links, etc...
CNET has a great article that answers all of your questions about AT&T's new tiered pricing. And it scrutinizes how this new pricing will affect you. Bottom line: many will save money but those who are heavy users are screwed. And the tether option? "it's actually a terrible deal for consumers." David Pogue of the New York Times says that the new plans will save you money. Bottom line: "I think you’ll wind up coming out ahead. I think AT&T has put together one of the fairest, most carefully considered plans in a long time."
Confession time – I’m not sure I ever actually read the description of Bloomies before I agreed to review it. The screen shots looked cool and a friend said that he and his wife were into it, so that was good enough for me. Then I loaded it up and was like “hey, this is another garden game”. As a result, it took me a few tries before I really was willing to give the game a chance. Turns out that was just sadly wasted game time on my part. While this isn’t the kind of game you’ll play for hours at a time, it’s definitely the kind of game you could play for weeks on end. It doesn’t seem right that a game about growing flowers could be so intriguing, but then that’s part of what makes gaming so great.
I haven't seen this in person, but it looks like a fun gift! Here's the company's blurb:
With the World Cup rapidly approaching, you might be interested in a great soccer gadget to help ring in the festivities of this monumental international sporting event.
The MiSoccer is a uniquely styled ‘made for iPod’ docking station in the shape of a soccer ball that boasts superb audio quality. It’d be a great conversation piece and boom box for any World Cup party or gathering .
The soccer themed docking station is the ultimate music accessory for sports fans
I figured I would post a variety of updates of what I have been doing with my tech lately. These are in no particular order.
Documents to go was updated two days ago with support for the iPad. This app is now a universal binary so it can be used on the iPad, Touch, and iPhone. I am looking forward to using it more on the Pad as I think I will get more use of it there than I have had on the Touch.
I recently downloaded and started using the DropBox file service.
I love the Slacker and Pandora websites — free services that let you create your own radio stations that only stream music that you like. Both are very popular, and both have iPhone apps. Now Slacker has taken an interesting — and timely — new direction. Given the constraint on data usage in AT&T's new plans, the ability of Slacker Radio 2.0 (released today) to cache songs can be a convenient and money-saving feature.
JBL released their On Stage Micro II last week. This is one of their portable speaker docks, which works with the iPhone, iPods, as well as some other devices. They were kind enough to send me a loaner unit (Thank You), which I have been using for a few weeks.