As I wrote in a recent blog post (Are you the Ultimate Movie Buff? Prove it!), I am a movie fan. I'm also an iPhone fan, obviously, so it's nice when the two interests coincide. There was a time when movie producers had to be convinced to build a website to promote a new movie. Now, it's all about apps. Two new movies have done a good job using free apps to drive interest in the corresponding film.
"iStoryTime, a company dedicated to bringing children’s stories to the iPhone and iPad, just released their 31st children’s book today – “Shrek Forever After”. The new book, which is available on iTunes for $1.99, times with the nationwide release of the movie tomorrow." Read on for a video preview, and full press release...
Macworld has posted a helpful article on nine favorite free apps for the iPad. Since some of these also have iPhone versions, you may want to check this out even if you don't have an iPad.
I really do love my iPad. For me, it's perfect.
I downloaded photos from my Sony DSLR camera with the camera attachment. It worked great. I can upload pictures to my MobileMe, Flickr or Kodak Gallery accounts. This will help out when traveling. I hated lugging around a big, bulky, 3 hour battery laptop through Europe.
I will also use this on field trips with my kids classes. It will help speed up the bus trip home.
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Here is a neat product for the iPad that I want to tell you about. This will appeal to those who may like to keep their iPads naked but want to add an accessory that will help prevent slips from the hand. It may also appeal to others who want to add some design to their device. I present to you NinjaGrips. This is a “gripping” system that basically sticks via adhesive to the back of your device. NinjaGrips sent me over a review sample to try out.
Macworld has a great article listing 11 essential apps for your iPad. These are all paid apps. The one that really caught my eye is Air Video ($2.99), which lets you stream video from your Mac or PC to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. It actually converts the videos on the fly to a format compatible with your device.
If you like trivia and games that test your knowledge, Bible Challenge is one you should own. The objective of the game is to make a path from the first row of squares to the fifth row. You do this in one of four options of game play: hangman, fill in the blanks, true/false questions, or trivia.
When I first got my iPad, I purchased the Apple iPad case to go with it. It’s a great case and what you would expect from an Apple product. It’s sleek, functional and protects the iPad as it should. But it was missing something – I couldn’t store my Pink Pogo Stylus in it, and you know how much I love my stylus!
The Summer 2010 issue of iPhone +iPad Life Magazine is out, and it’s packed with articles to get you started using your brand-new iPad. Here's some highlights:
Proporta sent me their new iPad Pouch, the Maya II Sleeve, to test out. This is basically a large slip case for your iPad. I have used slip cases in the past, but not for a device this large (compared to handheld devices). The slip case comes wrapped in a cardboard strip. It’s very basic, but gets the job done with the product information.