The company that created the popular business management app for online storefronts, Shopify, recently announced that it will be going physical with a point-of-sale solution that uses the iPad as a terminal. Now, you can keep track of your online business and sell stuff in your brick-and-mortar store in one app.
Apple is constantly working to improve its products. One area that is always being improved upon is battery life. Another is speed and performance. Today, TechCrunch reported that Apple purchased a Swedish startup company that has the ability to improve both issues on mobile devices.
According to Swedish news source Rapidus, and confirmed by TechCrunch, Apple purchased AlgoTrim, a small company that builds codecs and designs solutions for increasing performance of data, mobile imaging, video, and computer graphics while keeping memory requirements to a minimum.
Nowadays, everything is go, go, go. No one sits at their desk anymore. People are always on the move and working from mobile devices. Apple took advantage of that information and created a tablet that lets you work on the move. Microsoft took advantage of that information and made a mobile application for its tablets. The two have never combined. Parallels, Inc. is now taking advantage of the knowledge that people want to use their iPad on the go, but they also want total access to their Office productivity programs. The company has just launched a remote desktop application that “applifies” your computer’s programs so that you can use them like you would an iOS app on your iPad.
A couple of weeks ago, we told you about the Kickstarter campaign for the eleMount. The device is so popular for fans of micro-investing that it quadrupled its original goal in must one week. Today, with eight times the amount that was originally needed to kick start this project, the creators have added new rewards and add-ons to entice you to drop a couple of extra dollars in the investment bucket.
It’s time again for our weekly column regarding do-it-yourself projects for the iPad. We are big fans of homemade crafts and gadgets and we like sharing our finds with you. Last week, we told you about a very simple iPad sleeve made from cork, just in time for the start of school.
This week, we found a pretty pattern for an iPad beanbag stand that will brighten up any lap. All you’ll need is some material and a little sewing know-how.
Dance Dance Revolution wowed the world by making it possible for gamers to earn points for sweet moves. SEGA has figured out a way to bring the sweat inducing, bouncing good time to your iPad using the FaceTime camera to let you dance your way to stardom with Go Dance.
Research firm Forrester recently release a report on what mobile app developers are most interested in. Even though Android has captured most of the smart phone market, iOS is the preferred operating system for launching a new app. No wonder Android users get so upset when a cool app is only available for iPhone or iPad.
Are you ready for some football? Today, EA launched its NFL themed deck building card game for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and iOS. As of today, you can build the perfect team, play against others in exhibition games, and compete in several game seasons all on your iPad with Madden NFL 25.
A friend of mine recently told me that the new Chromecast does everything my Apple TV does, plus it is way cheaper. While I appreciate what Chromecast is and I believe that having more competition can only help make every device better, Apple is still ahead of the pack. Just today Apple has added more content providers to its lineup, and while these are welcome, someone is still missing the big picture of on demand content.
The big new partner is Disney, but you still have to be attached to a cable/satellite provider. Other new apps come from the Weather Channel, the Smithsonian Channel, and Vevo. What is missing is the ability to subscribe to Disney content on an individual basis.
Google’s answer to the set-top box, Chromecast, allows users to stream media from their mobile device to their HDTV. The device simply plugs into your television set and connects with your smartphone or tablet using local Wi-Fi. Today, Google launched the Chromecast app for iOS making it possible for you to stream all your favorite movies, shows, and videos from your iPad to your big screen TV.