Brothersoft, one of the leading software download websites in the world, has a Mac section (still in Beta) that offers more than a few goodies for new and old iOS users. As a new iOS user myself, I found their "Software for New Macfans" a nice place to start. Here are a few of the more interesting and impressive free apps and software I found:
In an article in the upcoming issue of iPhone Life magazine, the author discusses the decision developers have to make as to whether their app should be native to the iPhone or Web-based. It seems there are definite advantages to having a Web app since it becomes global rather than specific to a platform. Well, it seems YouTube has made the decision to go global.
Before there was an app store, one of the first apps created for jailbroken iPhones was a Flashlight app by the excellent Erica Sadun. It basically used the screen display as a light emitting device. We have finally come full circle with the iPhone 4 which has an actual LED for use as a flash. An enterprising developer, Michael D'Ulisse of More Blu Sky saw this as an opportunity to create a real flashlight app that projected light.
Keynote on the iPad might encourage you to take your show on the road and present without a traditional computer. In preparation for a talk I’m giving at the local Apple Users Group, I have been experimenting with Keynote and the M1 Micro Projector Plus from AAXA ($299 to $339 at www.aaxatech.com).
Feeling left out because of all the iPad news? Here are some gadgets that can help iPhone and iPod touch users feel like an iPad owner at a fraction of the cost.
First, one of the nice features of the iPad is the bezel. Yes, many folks complained about it, post announcement but before they actually got their hands on one. The complaint was how wasteful the untouchable, black border was. But once you use it, you can see how it's important to be able to grip the device without being detected as a "touch" on the multitouch device. So for some games, this bezel makes a big, positive difference.
Reviewed this app awhile back on the Windows Mobile side of our site, and now SPB has versions for Android, Symbian, and iPhone! What surprised me is they are offering it for free for iPhone (it's $14.95 for WinMo). It worked pretty well then, but have not tried any other versions or checked the channel availability lately (which was somewhat limited). You can get it on the App store here, or read on for press release details.
My aunt is a Pediatrician. She says when parents bring their sick children into the office - they can either exaggerate, downplay or accurately describe symptoms. What does "Loud" or "Big" really mean?
When my daughter was snoring at night, to me it was loud, really loud. She would also gag and stop breathing for a couple seconds and her tonsils were HUGE.
According to a story on MacRumors, the video provider Brightcove is making HTML5 video playback an option for their customers, including Time magazine and the New York Times. This is big news for those of us who build Web sites with lots of videos -- like this one -- and would like them to work on the iPhone, iPad, and other Flash-free platforms.
Gary Abel - the willing and able man that he is - is walking the floor at Macworld 2010 for us - capturing great video demonstrations. Here's a couple that go with his post yesterday. He's also tweeting and live blogging! If you see him at Macworld2010 buy him some coffee.