Here's how to translate a foreign language into your own language.
Here's a handy app - Group Text. No more typing in contacts one-by-one to send a text message to more than one person at a time. Instead, create a group in Group Text (like Family or Work). Then, when you want to send a text to the group, simply select the group's list and bingo! One text message to everyone in the group at one time! Easy and quick. $2.99
DashPad allows you to use multiple widgets on the iPad in a multi-tasking environment. You can check the time, write a sticky note, search Google, calculate and look up a phone number in a dashboard environment. The program runs in Mobile Safari - in other words, you must be connected to the Internet to use DashPad.
Finally, a PDF reader and annotation tool that’s different: iAnnotate PDF integrates your notes right into the document, not as a layer on top of the document. You can read these annotated documents with any standard PDF reader, such as Adobe Reader or Preview.
Electronic engineers and enthusiasts seeking a comprehensive collection of electronics calculators and fundamental electronics reference materials will want to take a closer look at a new iPad application called Electronic Toolbox HD. Based on a previous release of the utility for the iPhone, Electronic Toolbox HD contains over 20 different categories from a resistor color code calculator to a comprehensive (though not exhaustive) list of integrated circuits (ICs) and their corresponding chip diagrams. The application covers a spectrum of electronics features:
Apps that let you view, edit, and create Office documents on your new mobile computer
In the Fall 2009 issue of iPhone Life magazine, I authored an article that looked at the two major mobile application suites that allowed iPhone users to work with Microsoft Office documents and spreadsheets (iphonelife.com/issues/Fall2009/TurningIphoneMobileOffice). With the release of the iPad, developers including Apple, have stepped up to the plate to offer a selection of apps for viewing, editing, and creating documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on the go with the iPad. In addition, Apple included support for Bluetooth-enabled external keyboards in the iPad.
I like MobileMe, especially for the FindMyiPhone feature (which I've used a few times) but it could use some competition, especially in terms of price. Ironically, before I became a full-time iPhone app developer, I worked for a software firm in the printing industry. We partnered with Ricoh and in that capacity, I beta tested their quanp service. Similar to MobileMe's iDisk feature, you can upload and share photos and files such as PowerPoint and PDF documents.
iBooks 1.1 out with PDF support – mini-review & full (!) comparison & feature chart
You may already have noticed that iBooks 1.1 has been released some 4-5 hours ago for iOS4-based iPhones and iPod touches (and, of course, the iPad).
Well, to make a long story short, I’ve expected more. FAR more. Unfortunately, the PDF support in iBooks 1.1 doesn’t really live up to my expectations – some of the third-party PDF readers (e.g., GoodReader, iAnnotator etc.) are way more powerful.
There are only three areas where I can only recommend iBooks 1.1:
- Night-time reading: third-party apps that do support “decreasing” the backlight just make whites darker (that is, decrease the contrast of the page).
No more notes on the refrigerator — now there’s HoneyDo for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
It’s easy, fun, and effective! Simply host a HoneyDo group and invite your spouse, kids, relatives, friends, or anyone else who will be helping with the task. (Perhaps you are remodeling your home or planning a family reunion.)
If you ever wished for a genie to give you a longer life, there is now an App for that! Skyclock shows you how to get your day's worth, each and every day!
When I first saw this App I thought "So what?" but then as I started using it I rapidly discovered what a useful and rather amazing tool it was. I never thought about the daily changing skylight conditions that we take for granted. It just doesn't get light or dark at the same time every day!