This is another "you-gotta-see-this" video. At an orchestral concert the guest pianist plays Flight of the Bumblebee on an iPad.
Over on DownloadSquad.com, Sebastian Anthony has posted some very interesting news:
It seems the camel's back has finally snapped: Adobe's Flash department has curtailed all Flash and AIR development for the iPhone OS platform. Citing the recent change in Apple's developer license, Adobe no longer believes the iPad or iPhone to be a safe or worthwhile investment. The ability to target iPhone and iPad in Flash CS5 will still exist, but no further work will be made by Adobe to update or support that feature.
When I played the original Radio Flare, I guess I didn’t “get it”, because while the game was okay I wasn’t overly impressed with it. Now we have Radio Flare Redux, and while I’m still not sure I “get it”, I think this is a marked improvement over the first game, and I really like this version. It still has moments where it can get as hectic as a traditional shooter, but by its very nature it’s a much more relaxing type of game. The visuals are odd, the music is good, and the overall feeling of the game is not quite like anything you’ve played before (unless, of course, you’ve played Radio Flare). It’s definitely an experience for those who feel they’ve played it all when it comes to vertical shooters.
I came across some speed tests on Lifehacker for the free Opera Mini browser. When it comes to loading web pages it's over 4 times faster than Safari. But the testing shows that it's slower than Safari in a couple other respects. The review says this is likely due to Safari's privileged position as the default browser and the fact that this is first version of Opera Mini.
Well, here's another test off my iPad of what iWork.com can do, maybe. What remains to be seen is whether iWork.com becomes widely adopted. Given that, not everyone will have an iWork.com account. For those that do, take a stab at following the posted link here towards my attempted sharing to
Here is a shortened URL for a shared document http://bit.ly/aqUoQc
And here is the regular link you'd get if you upload a file to share
-- Post From John Painter's iPad
Ah the good old days. When the app store was new, everyone rushed to download apps that could show off what was unique about the iPhone. iSteam was a great app to demonstrate both the touchscreen interface and the accelerometer, as well as the microphone to 'steam' up the screen. Now that the iPad is here, we need to round up similar apps that we can use to evangelize this new platform.
Airstash ($99) notified customers today that its new wifi based flash drive is not shipping due to a problem in some of it's first run products with weak wifi signal (sound familiar iPad users?) even when the Airstash is fully charged and close to the device meant to stream to. A small number of defective units did ship, before 4/20/10, anyone having received one of these defective units should request an RMA number from the following address http://www.airstash.com/contact.html for return.
Having ordered an Airstash myself, I'm glad the company is acting promptly.
Free Game of the Day is a free app that highlights a free game each day. You download the game app from within the Free Game of the Day app. This is because many of the apps that they make available are ones that you'd normally have to pay for. It's an interesting marketing model: they convince developers to make their game available for a day for free. This brings attention to their game, and downloads soar, boosting their ranking. In the case of the Stair Dismount game, it went from 5,000 daily downloads to 32,000.
I am always on the lookout for the perfect case, and the iPad presents a particular challenge. I want something that can protect the iPad, while it is in use, so a slipcase doesn't cut it for me. I also want to be able to grip my iPad with a handle. And I would prefer to not carry a "Man Purse". Yes, I'm superficial.
With that in mind, and nothing on the market that seemed to meet my needs, I went ahead and created just such a tool. I call it the "ManHandle". It is created completely with parts you could get at a hardware store. It looks tough, because it is. And it only cost me around $20.