Rumors keep cropping up that the next-generation iPad will be thinner, lighter, and narrower, with styling similar to the iPad mini. And yesterday this rumor got more juice thanks to the appearance of iPad 5 cases on the Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba. You can see a collection of images of the cases on AppleInsider.
Excitement is mounting for the release of Google Glass: "augmented reality" eyewear, which superimposes information in your field of vision. The Google Glass headset connects with your smartphone to receive data, displays a screen just above your field of view, and responds to voice commands.
The rumor cycle regarding the forthcoming iPad mini with a retina display has now reached the leaked-images stage. Pictures of the supposed new device were recently posted to an Internet forum in China. The images show the back casing of the iPad mini, which is, tellingly, a bit thicker than the casing of the current iPad mini. It suggests the next model will have a retina display, because a larger case is needed to accommodate the larger battery necessary to power the higher-density display.
iWatch rumors got more credence today following the publication of an Apple patent giving detail about the watch. As earlier rumors suggested, the design is a band that wraps around one's wrist and that would use the entire band as a flexible display.
I've long thought Amazon Prime is an excellent deal. For $79 per year, you get free two-day shipping on everything you buy on Amazon, unlimited instant streaming of movies via Prime Instant Video, plus a free book per month from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library of more than 270,000 titles.
And now, those of you with Prime accounts have yet another benefit — the option to stream video while perusing movies on IMDb’s free app, IMDb Movies & TV.
An interesting article in Computerworld includes a concept design of the rumored iWatch by graphic designer and marketing specialist Nickolay Lammm of MyVoucherCodes. Interestingly, his concept art for the iPad mini almost exactly predicted its final form.
Apple has two new fun and lively iPad commercials running on broadcast and cable networks. In each ad you see a rapid-fire series of words, each followed by a rapid display of specific apps. Its "Alive" spot, for example, includes the words awake, grow, shine, friend, Sunday, heart, flip, wave, and many more, so fast you hardly see them. It then pauses on "loud," followed by snippets of apps related to a sound, including AmpliTude and GarageBand. Then it repeats the same sequence with the words "deep" and "alive."
Think of Winston for iPhone as Flipboard with a voice. In fact, the interface somewhat resembles the extremely popular news aggregator app, but instead of presenting text on the screen, Winston speaks the news. Winston is free, and like other aggregator apps, you can customize it according to your interests, as well as connect it to your Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Apple posted a recent job announcement seeking talent to develop the next generation of the Apple TV, according to AppleInsider.
If you're eager to enhance your loving relationship this Valentine's Day, try the Syncrohearts Love Game ($0.99). It's billed as a game — and it does have gaming aspects, including accumulating points — but its purpose is to help build your relationship in a variety of ways.