Posts tagged with: iPad

Apple TV is now cheaper and named Apple TV 2010

Apple TV is now cheaper in Amazon and they have named it Apple TV 2010 Model. Amazon normally have some clues when it comes to Apple’s product updates. So with this movement of dropping Apple TV price and renaming it to 2010 model, does it means that we might be getting a new Apple TV very soon?

I have been waiting for Apple TV refresh for quite some time, Although Apple TV 2010 Model is not sold in Singapore, but there is just more and more reasons for getting Apple TV. One of them is AirPlay, which you can mirror everything from your iPad/iPhone to your big screen in your living room.

In the recent Steve Jobs Biography, he mentioned that he cracked how TV should work, I really can’t wait for the product that he cracked to be out.

 

 


iCloud.com is now live!

Apple’s iCloud.com has went live!

One of the newest feature for iOS 5 is the integration with iCloud. iCloud is not just a sync service by Apple, it is more like a magical storage area which will be shared between all your iPhone, iPod, iPad and Macs/PC. When you take a photo on your iPhone 4, in just seconds, you can browse the photo on your iPad and iPhone.

iCloud.com is now live, it is the web apps of iCloud services like Find my iPhone, Mail, Contact and Calendar. If you have an Apple account, you can login to iCloud.com right now, but the only service that is available is Find my iPhone. Other services like Contact, Mail and Calendar will only be activated when you upgrade your iOS to iOS 5 when it launches.

You can access iCloud.com right now, or read up on iCloud.com’s help site.

 


Amazon Kindle Fire, $199 7-inch iPad killer

Kindle Fire

Amazon today have announced that they will be launching a new Amazon Kindle call Kindle Fire. It is a 7-inch colored tablet and will cost just $199! Amazon is very smart at their pricing for Kindle Fire, they knew they can’t fight Apple’s iPad at $499 or even $399 market. With the price range $199, it will kill alot of other Android Tablets in the market.

How Amazon bring down the Price Point?

Of course, how Amazon manage to bring their tablet down to just $199 price point? Remove. Amazon’s Kindle Fire don’t have camera, no microphones and will be Wifi only. Although it is a multi-touch color tablet, but it will only take 2 finger touch at once. No demo of the tablet yet, but one cool deal is Amazon Prime 60-days free trial comes with every Kindle Fire! They are really pushing their Prime Serve which cost $79 per year, with free 2 days shipping of any product in Amazon.

So will Kindle Fire be the real iPad killer? Maybe, with the strong backing of Amazon App Store, Streaming contents and cheap price point.

 


Lion Theme running on iOS? It’s very cool! [Video]

Are you a Mac OS Lion lover? If you love Lion, I’m sure you would like to try out this iOS Dream Theme. Dream Theme is like Winterboard, you will be able to install Dreamboard via Cydia(For Jailbroken iPhone only).

In Dreamboard, you will be able to select and install different themes like Endroid and now Lion. Here’s the steps how you can install the Mac OS Lion Theme:

  1. Launch Cydia
  2. Tap Manage Sources
  3. Tap on Edit, then on Add, then add this source source fnetdesigns.com/cydia/repo
  4. Go to the Changes Section and install Theme Outlet
  5. Close Cydia after installation, Open up Theme Outlet
  6. Browse for OS  X Ultimatum and download it
  7. Open up Dreamboard and Select OS X Lion Ultimatum and install it
Check out the demo video below on OS X Lion Ultimatum:


Cool Ikea iPad App Concept [Video]

Cool iPad Concept

Moritz Harrmann came out with this very cool concept for Ikea iPad App. Although he is not linked affiliate with Ikea, but this concept should be useful for not just furniture related iPad App, but even other retail apps.

The way that this app is created, users will be able to smoothly browse to items, zoom in and out and move around. It is hard to describe in words, so check out his demo video:

iPad fluid app layout concept from Moritz Haarmann on Vimeo.


How deep Apple’s root grew into the world

Apple’s Root

Time Magazine have came out with this very informative infographic. It shows the percentage of Apple’s income stream, how different business are interlinked with Apple’s Product.

iPhone sales are 43%, Mac 20%, iPad 19% and iPod 7%, I feel iPad will be taking over Mac’s sales very soon, and iPod will slowly die off.

This page was taken from September 12 issue!

[via cultofmac]

 

 

 


Vocre instantly translate your speech from 1 language to another! [Video]

Translate your speech instantly with Vocre

Vocre, an new iOS app, can instantly translate whatever you just said to your iPhone/iPad into another language. Pretty cool right? Using Nuance technology, Vocre will be able to translate your speech but needs data connectivity.

This apps should be very useful, when you are overseas in country which you don’t speak. This will not only allow you to understand what foreigners are speaking to you, conversation can flow via this app. But of cause the down side is the need of data network, which will most likely cost a bomb.

Demo Video below:

Vorce is free, and will be free for the first 10 translation. After which $0.99 will be charge for 10 translation and $8.99 for 100 translation. Try Vorce for free at iTunes App Store.

 


Apple promotes Eddy Cue to SVP of Internet Software and Services

Apple promoted Eddy to the “i-Man”

Tim Cook have just promoted Eddy Cue to Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services. Eddy Cue is no newbie, he is the key man for iTunes, App Store and iBookstore. These few products are very successful and I feel is the key to the success of iPhone and iPad.

So what’s new for him as SVP of Internet Software and Service? iCloud and iAds. Both of the 2 services are fairly new, and haven’t really taken off. I’m sure this 2 services are also the key services that Apple will be focusing on for the next few years.

Here a email from Tim Cook to Apple’s employee obtained by 9to5mac:

Dear team,

It is my pleasure to announce the promotion of Eddy Cue to Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services. Eddy will report to me and will serve on Apple’s executive management team. Eddy oversees Apple’s industry-leading content stores including the iTunes Store, the revolutionary App Store and the iBookstore, as well as iAd and Apple’s innovative iCloud services. He is a 22-year Apple veteran and leads a large organization of amazing people. He played a major role in creating the Apple online store in 1998, the iTunes Music Store in 2003 and the App Store in 2008.

Apple is a company and culture unlike any other in the world and leaders like Eddy get that. Apple is in their blood. Eddy and the entire executive management team are dedicated to making the best products in the world that delight our customers and make our employees incredibly proud of what they do. Please join me in congratulating Eddy on this significant and well-deserved promotion. I have worked with Eddy for many years and look forward to working with him even closer in the future.

Tim

 

 

 


Play game on Apple TV via iPad and use iPhone as controller! [Video]

Play games on Apple TV via iPad with iPhone controller

Joypad is very interesting app, with this app, you will be able to play iPad games on your TV via AppleTV and use your iPhone as controller! In other words, it will treat your iPad as a “console” and stream the game from iPad to AppleTV and uses your iPhone as controller.

Very cool right? It uses their special SDK and is able to stream gameplay to AppleTV via Airplay. iPhone is connected to iPad via Bluetooth, thus you will be able to as controller. But the amount of games support this SDK is quite limited. You can see the list of supported games here.

You will be able to download Joypad here.


Cool iPad Animations [Video]

This is a pretty cool iPad animation. I have never thought that just a piece of plastic sheet and some printing on it, we will be able to get such a cool animation on iPad.

Check out the video below to see what I’m amazed by:


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