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Dolphin Browser HD – a replacement for Safari

November 10, 2011  |  iPad Apps  |  No Comments  |  Share
Dolphin Browser HD - a replacement for Safari

Developed by MoboTap, the most popular browser on Android platform is now available to iPad users. After being released for the iPhone, Dolphin Browser brought new features like tabbed browsing, gestures and more. It was also crowned as the first browser on the iOS platform to feature gestured browsing. Read More

FIFA 12 on iPad

October 30, 2011  |  iPad Apps  |  No Comments  |  Share

For football lovers, FIFA 12 is out from the legendary game makers – EA Sports. Demand for FIFA 12 has proved to be higher than excepted. The game is available at Apple iTunes Store, priced at $8.99 – not a big deal. FIFA 12 is a huge 1 GB download. Once you download it and play it for even a few minutes you are likely to be overjoyed.


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Firemint is utilizing the AirPlay mirroring feature on iPhone 4S to the limit

October 8, 2011  |  iPad Apps  |  No Comments  |  Share

Real Racing 2 Party Mode for iPhone 4S

We have all enjoyed the great AirPlay mirroring capability of the iPad 2 for games from a few months, and the new iOS 5 extends the feature’s capabilities to a whole new level. This feature has now been carried over to the new iPhone 4S, which completely changes the world of video games. With this, Firemint might be the first company to utilize the feature completely to bring in more features to its game, Real Racing.

We have enjoyed Real Racing on big screen using the iPad 2 as a controller. Now, you can do the same with the new iPhone 4S. Who would have thought, when the iPhone was first announced years ago, that it would become one of the major competitors to the world of console based gaming. With the new dual graphics and the iPad 2 features A5 processor, the iPhone 4S is built to play high graphics games.

The ability to hook it up to a big screen using the Apple TV wirelessly makes it a wireless controller for games. Which is nothing less than modern game consoles. Also, Firemint is going a step further and adding multiplayer capabilities to the game. This means you can hook up multiple iPhone 4S and iPad 2 to the Apple TV and race against each other. Who would say no to that.

The Party Play mode on the new Real Racing will allow up to a max of 4 users to play simultaneously with each others, with the concept of split screen. So 4 screens, 4 players, 4 cars, 4 wireless controllers (iPhone 4s or iPad 2), one Apple TV, and one big screen TV. You are nothing less that a very intense high graphics gameplay on any console. I bet you would love to have this. I would trade my PS3 for this.

There is no time frame given by the company for the release of the new version. But they say that the upgrade would be free for current Real Racing owners. For new buyers, the iPhone 4S version will be $4.99 and the iPad 2 version will be $6.99.

Apple ready to compete with cable providers?

October 4, 2011  |  iPad Apps  |  No Comments  |  Share

iPad Media Rich apps

If you have been thinking that the whole iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S is what Apple has been doing, you are wrong. That is just a part of Apple and it doesn’t want to get in loss at the other departments of the company. For example, there is a department which takes care of the content that you provide to the users of Apple’s products such as the iPhone and the iPad. So, what is this content group up to these days?

Well, there is some info on it obviously, and by the title of this post, you must have figured out that it is regarding TV subscriptions or something like that. You are close. Robert Scoble has written a long post on his Google+ page which indicates something that the Cupertino company has been doing.

One point to be noted in this post was that Steve Jobs may not be attending the Apple event today. Apart from that, there is one paragraph which relates very much to this story. According to the info that Scoble presents, Apple is working on a content rich app which will give a lot of media that cable providers may have to run for their money.

“I’m hearing that Apple is working on a new ipad app that looks a lot like DirecTV without the dish, too. Again, that app will have Steve Jobs’ fingerprints all over it as it will be more expansive than the press is expecting in its content availability. There’s a reason Apple built a 500,000-square-foot datacenter (about twice the size of a Facebook one, by the way) and that new datacenter is for video and the data that video causes to be shared with everyone. Will Reed Hastings CEO at Netflix be on stage tomorrow to help Apple explain its three-screen strategy? I sure hope so, because that would explain further why Netflix split up its streaming and DVD businesses a lot better than Reed’s been able to so far.”

So, what do you think? Are you ready for such an app on your iPad?

Adobe releasing six new apps for tablets

October 4, 2011  |  iPad Apps  |  No Comments  |  Share

Adobe Photoshop Touch

In an initiative, Adobe has announced that it will release a set of cloud apps for the tablet computers to make its customers’ lives easier. These apps will be cloud based and take care of content creation. Using these cloud apps, users will be able to “elegantly design and edit their content.” There will be six new apps (list at the end of the post).

These new apps will be released for both Android tablets and the iPad. The Android version of the apps will be released next month, iPad users will have to wait a bit though as the company has not yet announced a release date for the apps for the iOS platform to be released. But it is poised to be launched early in 2012.

Inspired by Adobe Creative Suite® software, these stunning new apps bring professional-level creativity to millions of tablet users. The apps address multiple areas of the creative process: image editing; ideation; sketching; mood boards; website and mobile app prototyping; and presenting finished work. They are headlined by Adobe Photoshop® Touch, a groundbreaking app that brings the legendary creative and image-editing power of Photoshop to tablet devices for the first time.

Available soon as standalone apps, Adobe Touch Apps are essential components of Adobe Creative Cloud, a major new company initiative also announced today (see separate release). Adobe Creative Cloud will become a worldwide hub for creativity, where millions can access desktop and tablet applications, find essential creative services, and share their best work. Files created via Adobe Touch Apps can be shared, viewed across devices or transferred into Adobe Creative Suite software for further refinement – key features of Adobe’s vision for the Creative Cloud.

Adobe Photoshop Touch: Image editing and transformation.

Adobe Collage: Photo importing and drawing tools for creating image collages.

Adobe Debut: Presentation software for Creative Suite files.

Adobe Ideas: Vector-based drawing tools. (Released for iPad last year and currently priced at $5.99.)

Adobe Kuler: Color theme generation and exploration.

Adobe Proto: Prototyping tools for websites and mobile apps.

Each app will be available for an introductory price of $9.99.

Was HP behind the delay in Facebook app for iPad

October 3, 2011  |  iPad Apps  |  No Comments  |  Share

Facebook iPad app

We know that the official Facebook app for the Apple iPad has been ready for a long time now. But it never got released, until now, when there is some hope to see the app at the Apple event tomorrow. But do you know the reason behind the delay in the app even though the app was ready? Well, it turns out, HP was, indirectly though.

It so happened that when Steve Jobs was still in charge, he was in negotiation with Facebook to bring in system wide integration of the social network into iOS 5. Actually, it so happens that the talks have been going on from the stages of iOS 4. But somehow it has not yet happened. When Steve Jobs was in talks, he accidentally somehow found out that Facebook is already working on the official WebOS client of the social network to get it on HP’s TouchPad first. This obviously pissed Steve Jobs off.

So he raised his voice saying the iPad has to be the first to get the official Facebook app for tablets and the thing that Facebook kept the works with HP in dark was not good. For this, Mark Zuckerberg said that he will somehow halt the work on the WebOS tablet and get the iPad app prepped up for release. But HP refused to this, and everything became a mess.

But now that HP has discontinued WebOS, Facebook is all ready to release the iPad app.

“Roughly three months ago, Steve Jobs — then the Apple CEO — paid a visit to Facebook to discuss a Facebook for iPad application with CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg promised Jobs that the social network would release its first ever tablet application for iPad. Jobs, however, learned during his visit that HP was about to release a native webOS Facebook application for the TouchPad.”


Facebook may launch the iPad app at the iPhone 5 event

September 27, 2011  |  iPad Apps  |  No Comments  |  Share

Facebook iPad app launch

There have been talks about Facebook releasing an iPad app for a few months now. But nobody had any idea about when the social networking giant may actually release the app, until recently when Mashable broke the silence with a very surprising yet interesting news. According to the report on the blog, Facebook may launch the iPad app at the iPhone 5 event.

Dont get shocked, what you read is perfectly correct. According to the reports, Facebook may actually join hands with its rival, Apple, and announce the iPad app for the social network at the iPhone 5 event, which is scheduled to be sometime in the next week. This actually might be true, as Robert Scoble has reported last week on his Google Plus account that he had been hearing about this for quite some time.

“By the way, I heard a rumor from a usually credible source that Facebook may not announce an iPad app tomorrow, but will save it for October 4th instead. Now THAT will be very interesting news, since I know Apple really hates Facebook. But, who does Apple hate more than Facebook? Google.”

One more interesting thing to note here is that this news came on Mashabe the same day the Lead Developer for the Facebook iPad app quit the company. And are you wondering why he quit Facebook? Well, he said that he is quitting because the app is still not released even though it has been ready for over 4 months.

The timing indicates that Mashable may have some contact with this former lead designer at Facebook. Anyway, there are also news or rumors that the Facebook and Apple collaboration in this way might be for the Spartan, it is still foggy though.

Apple launched TV Time section in App Store

September 27, 2011  |  iPad Apps  |  No Comments  |  Share

iPad TV Time Apps

If you have an iPad and like watching TV on it, here is a good news. Apple has launched a whole new section in the App Store which focuses only on the TV part of the tablet. The section is available for the iPhone also, but dont you think the screen size of the iPhone is a bit too small for watching TV for a long time? Anyway, the new section is called the TV Time section and features all the classics related to TV in the App Store that has ever been there.

If you were planing to enjoy this fall with all the classic and funny movies that are scheduled to be telecast on the TV, the TV Time section of the App Store is your getaway place.

“It’s prime time for the fall television season. Watch your favorites, discuss key moments with friends, read episode and programming guides, and discover new addictions with this showstopping collection of apps.”

If you are interested, head over to the iPad version of the TV Time site and take a look at all the great apps listed there. I’m sure you are going to spend a lot of time on the page.

Optimum TV iOS app does not work on jailbroken iDevices

September 26, 2011  |  iPad Apps  |  No Comments  |  Share

Optimum TV app for iOS

Optimum is one of the big players in the cable TV business in New York. The company not only offers cable TV, but also offers iOS apps for those who are interested. This means you can watch all your favorite TV shows and movies on your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad (iPad being my favorite choice as the display size is the best among the three for watching videos). The company also offers on demand video services on the iOS app.

But now, there is a new finding. It is found out that the latest, updated app of Optimum for iOS does not work on jailbroken iOS devices. I’m not telling that it wont install, it will get installed from the App Store for sure, but you will not be able to use the app. You will get the error saying that there is some problem with the unrecognized and unregistered version of iOS.

One of the members of EverythingiCafe reports how he faced this problem when he tried to launch the app and use it on his jailbroken iDevice. The error is said to be due to an ‘unauthorized and modified’ version of iOS. The excerpt from his report is given below:

“I have a jailbroken IPhone 4 with IOS 4.3.3. I recently downloaded the new Optimum TV App from the app store. When I log in with my optimum ID, it tells me that it has detected that I’m using an unauthorized and modified version of the Apple operating system. It goes on to say that I must update to the current IOS to use this App. I’m definitely not a newbie to the jail break world and have never had this happen with any other app.”

This is not the first time something like this has happened. Remember the Skype app problem? So, did you face the problem?

Its Playing for iPad plays any video file

September 21, 2011  |  iPad Apps  |  No Comments  |  Share

Its Playing for iPad

VLC was an awesome video player for the iOS platform. It played almost any kind of the file you threw at it. But recently, due to some reasons, the app was pulled out from the App Store. Now, there is no app which gives the same feature. Oh wait, I stand corrected. There is, and its called Its Playing.

I know its kind of a weird name, but who actually cares as long as its doing what its supposed to do. And its case, its suppose to play just any file you that throw at it, just like VLC did. So this app is pretty much like a VLC replacement, but I have my doubts if this would have really become a VLC alternative if VLC was still available.

Anyway, according to the developers of this app, Its Playing is able to play just any 720p video you give it to play. Below is what the description of the app says:

What differentiates It’s playing, apart from pricing and the quality of the user interface, is the engine that takes advantage of the outstanding hardware and operating system it runs on.

AdditionFlow© is our optimized process for making sure that you get more video frames more synchronized with the audio, ensuring the best viewing experience.

The list of features of the app is as follows:

  • Play all video and audio formats commonly available on the web — including AVI, RMVB, MKV and FLV (Flash Video)
  • AdditionFlow© presentation engine: it plays most 720p hi-res video superbly — it’s so great we’re going to patent it.
  • Image and sound precision controls
  • File and folder management
  • Improved privacy management
  • Dynamic video quality monitoring and diagnostic
Its Playing is actually available for all of three iOS devices, and if you are willing to buy, you can buy Its Playing for $1.99 from here.