Now that our own iPad arrival delays have come and gone, spare a thought for those Apple-lovers, just like you, in countries such as Hong Kong, Ireland, Mexico, and hey, even New Zealand.*Believe it or not, the iPad launches today
for those lucky boys and girls, and like you, I'm sure they'll be thrilled with their new shiny.
Apple allowed a tethering-enablimg app to get into the App Store -*but only because it was disguised as a flashlight app
, say AppShopper. Primarily targeted at those unwilling to pay the fee to allow iPhone tethering - of course, the app has now been pulled.
As we begin to move more and more services into the proverbial cloud, it becomes more and more important to have those systems tested for high usage levels - and that's exactly what Mu Dynamics do. Their most impressive feat to date includes*the ability to simulate a million iPhones simultaneously
Snow Leopard introduced new behaviour for opening files that some people apparently just don't like - but luckily for them, the "Open With" and associated commands allow you to control exactly what applications open which files
The AppStorm one-two combo punch includes 30 essential iPad apps for designers and creatives
, and then follows it up with a powerful list of 30 fantastic geeky tricks to get the most from your Mac
. My wallet's reeling already!
Recent apps to add to your iOS 4 update list include the official Flickr app
, and more notably, Skype - which will allow you to receive Skype calls over 3G
- even when you're not even in the app - provided you've got an iPhone 3GS or an iPhone 4, of course. What's even better is that they're not planning to charge for the ability to make and*receive*calls over 3G, either.
There's a Mac OSX hint that tells you how to add custom keyboard shortcuts in Terminal
, if you're so inclined.
Tron the game has been released by Disney for free
, but the only downside is that it's only available in the US App Store.
As if Apple needed to compete with Google any more, HardMac report that*Apple are working on a new video format
, presumably to revolutionise home entertainment once again. The new format will be more efficient while being more compressed than H.264, and I for one look forward to some in-depth analysis of the format in the near future.
Macworld put the iPhone 3G and 3GS head to head in a shootout of iOS 4 and iOS 3 battery life
- presumably the iPhone 4 wasn't tested as it contains not only a larger battery but different internals to boot, but the results should speak for themselves.
What is this mythical Apple trackpad that*just gained FCC approval
? Why, it's the Apple Magic Trackpad, of course! Now with extra-special five finger multi-touch, this thing is set to revolutionise trackpads, all over again.