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OS 4.0: Implications for Developers and for You

What do these 1500 new APIs give us?

The release of Apple's newest operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and Touch devices was introduced with 1500 new APIs for developers to explore. When expanding the platform, Apple identified "tent poles" of functionality necessary to support a richer app experience. The iPhone SDK 4 arrives with seven new tent pole features for users and services for developers. Much like the release of OS 3, Apple has maintained compatibility of the new OS to all Touch platforms while limiting some of the new functionality to Gen 3 hardware.


Developers receive the new iPhone OS 4 with all the APIs necessary to take their 185,000+ apps to the next level.


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Solar Walk now available for iPad!

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Another of my favs to hopefully become a big hit now on iPad...press release/links follow: Alexandria, VA., -- May 6, 2010 -- Vito Technology today announced its Solar Walk App for iPad is available on the App Store. A comprehensive addition to Star Walk, Solar Walk shows a 3D model of the Solar System with detailed info about each planet. It gives users a beautiful, educational, and interactive walk around the Solar system on their iPads.



Slug Wars To Shell and Back Released for iPad!

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I reviewed Slug Wars for iPhone and iPod some time ago. The game is fun on multiple levels, but now you can go head-to-head on your iPad with To Shell and Back (get it on iTunes here) with up to 4 of your slug lord buddies! To Shell and Back (gotta love that name) completely reworks Slug Wars with all new units, towers, gameplay and a unique storyline created especially for iPad.



HandHeldItems.Com Screen Protectors

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 I have been looking for a good quality affordable screen protector for the iPad. I wanted to add a little screen protection and get a sheet that helps cut down on the fingerprints. I did not really want to spend $25-$30 for one screen protector, because I have always had a problem putting them on the smaller devices.  I figured putting one on the iPad would put me over the edge. I did not want to throw $25 bucks down the drain and have to throw it out because I messed it up too bad. I would not mind putting a few extra bucks in to get a high quality product, because in the end it’s usually worth it. But I was not going to take a chance on this, just in case. I went to HandHeldItems.com because I know they had some iPad accessories there.



Whistle Phone, how it sounds

This is just a quick video demonstration of the Whistle Phone app for iPad.



Stick It - a note app that works with Bump Technology

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There are getting to be so many note apps available that I’m a bit weary of looking at them. But I decided to try Stick It to see what’s unique about it. As far as I can see, the biggest difference is that, currently, Stick It is the only one that allows you to share your notes through BumpTM Technology. You can exchange  notes by  bumping your iPhone with another iPhone that has Bump installed.



Windows XP on an iPad? I declare!

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What you're seeing in the picture to the right is lots of folks' worst nightmare: Windows XP on an iPad. The real thing and fully functional. How is this possible? With a VNC client (I use VNC Viewer). The iPad is not really running Windows XP, of course; it's just running a piece of software that lets you view, control and use Macs, Linux boxes and, yes, PCs. 



Cinema for iPad — free streaming movies

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I haven't yet tried this new app, but it sounds like an interesting idea — sort of like subscribing to a movie channel via your cable service, or going to a movie at a cinema. That's because instead of being the usual Internet model of movies on demand, Cinema for iPad has a schedule and streams movies at particular times. You pay $2.99 for the app, but the movies are free. The schedule changes frequently. You tune in when there's a movie playing that you'd like to see, whether a matinee or late-night show.



Distracted by Spazzle!

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I had no intention of reviewing games today, but I got distracted by this one: Spazzle. I downloaded the free version - got so engrossed that I went back and bought the pay version. I LOVE THIS GAME!

It's whack-a-mole on steroids! The music is upbeat, the graphics are fantastic, and the game play is just plain fun!



Britannica - It is concise

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The definition of concise is: expressing or covering much in few words; brief in form but comprehensive in scope. 



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