With all the chatter in the blogosphere, about new products soon to be released, and patent battles being fought on all fronts in the courts of law, I think it's important to keep in mind the old expression: "You ain't seen nuthin' yet!" Truly, hasn't this week been a great example of that.
With the court cases bringing out details Apple would just as likely have preferred to keep private, we have been granted a rare insight into the evolution of products in the Apple iDevice chain, as well as having been given glimpses into what Apple had in mind, in prototype form, two years ago.
That said, can you imagine what Cupertino has in store for us in say, 5 years? That's not that long. Think about it. Within 5 years, devices and functions that are now, only in prototype/patent form, may very well be seeing the light of day. It's not for nothing that Johny Ive says that the products Apple is working on now, are some of the best, most exciting products Apple has ever invented!
I recently reviewed a new stylus (see GoSmart review here), so figured I would swing back and repost on some of the drawing apps I used in the review. I also wanted to cover a unique "self-drawing" app created by Eric Hayes (an MIT math wiz and artist) called Set Paint Go. In this drawing roundup: Grafio, a very powerful diagramming and drawing toolset with a highly capable Lite version; Illustrator, another simple editor that can help you produce great looking graphics in like 2 seconds. I also have a few quick tips for when app crashes occur on older hardware, since I have been having some issues with an aging gadget...
j.media intelligence is pleased to announce TheNote 3.0 for iOS, an update to their all-in-one app for records on iPhone and iPod touch. The app includes notes, to-dos, lists, memos, reminders and other documents of any multimedia content. Documents may contain text, images, videos, audios, office documents, web links, and list items. The update to this comprehensive records app includes data export, backup and recovery, storage of most office documents, an all new file viewer, scanning QR codes, fast entry of tasks, and more.
The Third Rail slim case for the iPhone is an ingenious invention and perhaps one of my favorite portable charging solutions for the iPhone. Its versatility is a huge plus as is it’s minimalistic yet still, very protective design.
The Third Rail is indeed a slim, stylish and low-key option for a protective shield for the iPhone and as a stand-alone case by itself, would be worth considering. When you add to the equation, the fact that the Third Rail case is crafted to accept snap-on battery packs (as many as 6 of the ¼ inch deep, 1,250 mAh batteries can be stacked on) this case is hard to pass up! For anyone looking for a way to increase the time between having to plug your iPhone into a wall charger, while still keeping with the iPhone’s sleek and trim aesthetic, this is a case worth considering.
CUPERTINO, CA — July 24th, 2012 — Mobile smart phones are changing the way we live, socialize and do our businesses. Our phones have replaced many other once-common tools, from GPS devices to handheld gaming consoles, notebooks, calendars, point-and-shoot cameras, newspapers and portable audio players.
Today, the new Pearltrees iPhone app was released giving you a new and compelling way to share your life through iPhone. You may wonder why that matters--at least 2 of us here at IPLife have reviewed the previous app (see mine here and Patricia's here), and agree that Pearltrees is an app you should download. I sat down on a skype call with self-described "Chief Evangelist" Oliver Starr to get the skinny on the new version, which if Oliver is to be believed could very well change the course of the universe (okay, he didn't say that), but it certainly sounded like the new and improved Pearltrees could certainly change the way you organize and share photos, notes and your fav internet content. Read on to find out why...
Artists, designers, planners, writers, creative entrepreneurs! You know this feeling: you’re at the grocery store in the produce section when suddenly a brilliant idea hits you! You’ve come up with “it” the one big idea that is going to change everything.
X-Wave Soft today is pleased to introduce Cloud Outliner 1.0 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, their productivity app that enables the creation and editing of outlines, the text format that has been shown to be the most effective in organizing and sharing ideas. Featuring drag n' drop simplicity and powerful outlining tools, the app syncs automatically with all of the user's iDevices via iCloud and also supports one-touch sync with Evernote, the most popular note-taking apps for iOS. With OPML import/export (Outline Processor Markup Language) and plain text export, the app is ideal for organizing, editing, saving, and sharing information of every kind.
What I played this week includes a mix of apps for both work and play, and warn you this will be a lengthy column, as also have a bit of game news to share at the end. So, let's jump in--play before work, as the saying goes: Bounty Racer (beta) is an exquisite crash cart-esque 3D racing menagerie (should be released next week). Second, Kingdom Rush for iPhone is engaging, if tiny, Tower Defense fun with rousing vocals and clashing swords to keep you alert through endless enemy waves. Pearltrees is a "web curation" app (web-content mind mapping/sharing) with an interesting way to find/share online content. Stitcher is to news radio and podcasts what Slacker or Pandora are to music. Lot's to look at, so let the WIPTW madness commence forthwith!
Safe v2.8 was officially released for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
Safe allows to enter, organize and store sensitive data including images! All data is protected with strong 256-bit AES encryption.
Together with the features of the v2.7 - Retina Icon for new iPad - Restoring Safe data to a new device is now much easier - Auto Lock Preference now defaults to YES - New item icons - New category icons - UI Enhancements - Optimizations