Now, with the first beta version of iOS 4.2 and its in-page text search in Safari I've been waiting for, I can finally publish the online version of the iPad / iPhone Web browser bible I promised almost a month ago.
As you may well know, in the past, I've published several articles (last one, testing 3.1.2 on the 3G and 3G S, HERE; one of pre-4.1 full AVRCP emulation HERE) on Bluetooth headphones and A2DP, the standard for music transfer between a mobile device and a pair of stereo headphones.
I've been very busily working on my Web browsing-specific article for the iPhone Life Buyers' Guide. To back up my printed article on the Web browsers, I've found it necessary to update the main chart of my main browser comparison and feature chart. It's available at http://www.winmobiletech.com/sekalaiset/08232010iOSWebBrowsers.html .
(Note that a cleaned up and extended, easy-to-digest version of this article – without the lengthy section on the chart – will be published in the iPhone / iPad Buyer's Guide. Go buy it ;-) ).
The iPad offers an excellent way of reading PDF files. While you can do this right in Safari (with web based PDF's) or can freely download Apple's own iBooks, it may be still worth checking out how almost all (!) the currently available PDF reader solutions. Knowing what the alternative PDF readers are capable of is essential as reading online PDF's with Safari lacks any kind of features like in-document searching. In addition, iBooks lacks some essential features too.
If you don’t actively follow the later changes to the articles I create (if you are interested in a specific game genre or a given utility type – instant messengers, Web browsers, multimedia streaming apps etc. –, you should as I’m continuously posting updates and news items on the latest releases), you may miss my newest article on Reign of Swords Episode II. You’ll find it at the end (in the “(UPDATE 08/23 12:14 CET)” section) of the multiplayer gaming bible at http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/87/iphoneipod-touch-multiplayer-gaming-bible.
You’ll find it VERY useful as
Please see the just-added “UPDATE (08/22 19:52 CET)” section (at the bottom; use Ctrl-F to quickly find it if you want) in my iPhone/iPod Touch Multiplayer Gaming Bible at http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/87/iphoneipod-touch-multiplayer-gaming-bible .
Also note that, lately, I’ve added several other updates to the same roundup before this one.
First of all, if you have an iPhone 3G, you don’t need to read further – games are just too slow. The situation is somewhat better on the second-generation iPod Touch because of the faster CPU.
Multiplayer games (see my all-in-one roundup & bible
A brand new Scorched earth / Worms clone, KIL.A.TON, has just been released. It has lounge-based multiplayer (albeit, at the time of writing, it’s still empty, which may change in the future). A decent alternative to, for example, Star Hogs by IUGO and Iron Sight by Polarbit; particularly if you take into account that, in KIL.A.TON, you can have up to six players (while in Star Hogs “only” up to four, and, in Iron Sight, only two) . See THIS
for more info.
You may have always wanted to quickly scroll through a long page (let it be even the or list of records or a long Web page).
So far, this has been impossible. Sure, there have been some shortcuts in some apps. For example, by tapping the upper bar in Safari to quickly scroll up to the beginning of the page or you could use scriptlets like my “quickly scroll down to the bottom of the page” (see THIS).