Tipitap Apps just released their Color & Draw app for the iPad. Now, there is lots more room to work. Even I managed to color a page!
Just when I start to get bored with my iPod touch, a new app comes along that makes it like new again. The app in this case is Solar Walk from VITO. I have reviewed the amazing Star Walk previously here (a celestial viewing app), but was wondering when they would get round to adding 3-D planet exploration to the mix. There's a great (and free) PC app out there that does this called Celestia, and Google Earth also has some pretty awesome planet/star-gazing features.
I’m reviewing two apps for the iPod here because they are so close in terms of what they do they make for a good side by side comparison.
Gizmodo has a very helpful article that gives detail on the new features in iPhone 4.0. There are items here that I didn't see in the first wave of coverage, such as local notifications, custom backgrounds (that is, persistent backgrounds, not just the lock screen), 5x zoom, iBooks, and more. Plus, the article has a number of links to even more detail. They've gleaned info from a variety of sources, including Apple's developer guidelines.
Wow. Less than 24 hours after Apple announced what looks like a very innovative Mobile Advertising program, iAd, the FTC. blocked the Google AdMobe merger! Here are details. This certainly is Apple's golden time.
Once again this afternoon, a tweet has alerted me to some developer news.
In the new version of the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement released by Apple today (and which developers must agree to before downloading the 4.0 SDK beta), section 3.3.1 now reads:
At a media event today Apple announced iPhone 4.0, which will be available this summer for the iPhone and iPod touch and in the fall for the iPad. The big news is that it will include multitasking (the ability to run more than one app at a time) and the ability to organize apps into folders. You can read more in InformationWeek and on Apple's website. One interesting new function will be Game Center, which will support Apple's forthcoming social gaming network.
A tweet from iLounge alerted me to this interesting news:
Yesterday, GizMag's Jeff Salton published a terrific iPad accessory round-up:
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week, you might have heard that Apple has released its iPad. But what’s an iPad without accessories and, you’ve guessed it, they’ve already started hitting the shops to make the most of the hype surrounding the iPad's release. So far, there’s a nice keyboard dock, a camera connection kit, conventional docks, power adapters and chargers, and roughly as many different styles of carry bags and cases as there were units sold on the first day. We’ll give you a look at a few must-haves
Early adopters often encounter technical issues with their gadgets and it seems that Apple's iPad is no different as many sites and blogs have been documenting users complaining the iPad's 'widespread' wifi problems (remember the iPhone's wifi issues?), and even on Apple's own forums, owners are raising the issue (here and here).