The Internet forum is the original way to crowd-source information on the web. I have been a user of forums to ‘poll’ ideas, opinions, and even get questions answered. Tapatalk is a great app to browse different forums from the comfort of your iPhone/iPad.
The tech world heard a huge thud (crash?) when a US court awarded Apple $1.05 Billion in their patent infringement case against Samsung. While the amount only represents 25% of Samsung’s last reported annual profits, the payout amount is unprecedented.
In the wake of all this news, Apple is proceeding to have any infringing phones banned from sales in various countries. While all this is happening, results of other lawsuits fought in other countries are mixed.
There has been much said about the iPad as a device for consumption, while I don’t use it to create anything, I do use it to consume a massive amount of information. I say massive in comparison to my pre-iPad days where I had to sit by the laptop to read my news via Google Reader. An excellent reader app out there is Newsify – a mix between Flipboard and Reeder.
This is a continuation of my introduction for Apple Newbies or people just thinking about switching over to using the ubiquitous iPhone. In Part 1, I covered how to never lose your contacts on your iPhone, the many uses of an iPhone thru the numerous apps available. In Part 2 – I discussed the option of Jailbreaking to get more of your iPhone. In Part 3 I covered ways to have a permanent way to send and receive messages without incurring SMS fees or being limited by them.
For this post, I will tell you how my iPhone/iPad has virtually replaced my computer (except for cases for heavy usage such as writing and heavy spreadsheet manipulation)
If you had an almost infinite resource of creative and financial capital and made an App, what would it look like? If you were Disney – it would appear in the form of Where’s my Water, a physics based puzzle game that has all the glitter and shine as the other winners out there.
The details of this Patent war have become blurred to most but the sight of the 2 tech giant’s legal teams quibbling about minor details have become somewhat of a sideshow for those of us following it. However recent comments made by the presiding judge Lucy Koh has very sobering implications.
Day One is a lovely app that lets you keep a journal of things in a Diary format. It stores everything in a cloud and lets you update it via your Mac or other iOS devices, this makes it great if you are prone to losing your journals. On top of that, Day One has the X factor that makes it a pleasure to use.
A few days ago Mat Honan a Tech writer at Wired and a damn good writer (in my books) had his Apple account hacked – wrecking havoc on his digital devices and life. When something like this happens to a newbie, you understand it happens. However, when a seasoned tech writer gets hacked you stand up and take notice and realize that nobody is safe from hackers.
The recent news of Samsung’s challenge to Apple’s iconic iPhone paints a picture that the landscape that Apple initially carved with their popular iOS devices will be shared and impacted by Samsung. Competition will continue to be fierce as these tech giants try to outdo each other to place their devices in your hands.
Clear Vision has been on my radar for quite a while but I kept downloading it on the backburner as I am not really into sniper games. One reason why it stands out is because they had so many ratings on the App Store (3000++). You get ratings for 2 reasons – being good or being really bad. Usually being really good.
I downloaded the game and completed the game (and story) in an hour. What amazed me was how a simple game featuring stickmen would be so captivating. Here is the storyline: