Yesterday Apple released an update to their remote app (v2.0 that includes support for the iPhone 4′s retina display. As well as iPad and shared library support.
I’ve been playing with the app for a few hours today. And all I can say is it’s WOW. I’ve been a huge fan of the app since I purchased my Apple TV last year, but this takes the experience to a whole new level. Check out the pictures below. Not too shabby for a free app, if you own an iPhone, iPod Touch, or better yet, an iPad.
In this video I am unboxing and installing the OtterBox Commuter case for the iPhone 4.
A couple of years ago, I won this awesome memory card wallet from CameraTown. I’ve since used it to hold my memory cards, since as it’s great for storing as well as transporting my flash media.
A couple weeks ago, I finally got my Apple iPad camera connection kit. And one morning, it came to me to test the fit to see if my camera kit components would fit. Sure enough. They fit perfectly. This adored memory card holder has now been assigned double duty. Holding my media for my cameras, and my iPad camera connection kit.
So there you have it. If you’ve been looking for s way to transport your iPad connection kit, just get yourself a ThinkTank memory card wallet.
Thanks again, CameraTown….
I don’t think it’s possible to mention the Magic Trackpad without mentioning the glass multi-touch trackpad on the current generation of MacBooks from Apple.
The Apple Magic Trackpad is exactly that. A larger version of the glass multi-touch trackpad.
When this product was announced by Apple, I thought it was a cool product, as I have a very high regard for the trackpads. For several years, I’ve said they are the best available in any notebook computers. But, Initially, I didn’t see myself purchasing one as I was content with my current setup.
As I continued to think about it and hear from my peers, I decided to order one. It began to make since to me because I am such a fan of the trackpad on my MacBook Pro, and the majority of the time it’s docked in my office. The Magic Trackpad gives me the exact same experience whether I am docked using an external keyboard and mouse. Or sitting with my MBP on my lap.
So far…its been a great experience with the device. And I highly recommend it.
For me….It has replaced the Magic Mouse. A device that I have a love hate relationship with.
When Apple announced the iBooks app for iPad, my initial thoughts on it was that it was cool and that I was anxious to give it a try. As someone who doesn’t do as much book reading as I would like to. I was anxious to try it as this may be something to help steer me back to book reading.
Since the the release of the iPad and iBooks, I’ve done some reading on the device. But admittedly, not near as much as I should be. Not as a fault of the device, it’s more me and where I am at in my life as a husband, father of 5 and geek. There are only 24 hours in any given day. And unfortunately, something has to give. The majority of the reading I do are blogs and tech news. Not much time for anything else.
And then came the iBooks app update 1.1 that supports viewing and syncing .PDF files within the app. This was the game changer…..
For the majority of my professional career, I find myself preaching to people to “RTFM”… As many never or very briefly look at product manuals.
Being that I always try to practice what I preach, I am big into manuals. And they are always my first resource when I need to learn how to do something with a product I own. Or a product that I am researching.
My iPhone and iPad are never far from me, and on them I store downloaded .PDF documents for gadgets that I own and also products I am considering buying, or researching for clients.
The iBooks app allows me to keep the original (if I have it) tucked away safely in a drawer, and the electronic versions always by my side. It’s very convenient, because not only do you have the document always at your finger tips. Its very easy to scroll through pages and chapters to find what you are looking for. This for me, is simply a game changer.
So if you have an iDevice that supports iBooks, the application is free, and I highly encourage you to sync a few product manuals to it. And if you don’t have one yet, maybe this will help you make that decision.
Unboxing the Apple Magic TrackPad.
Don’t let your tech, getch dizzy……Lata..
Our favorite app by Nexvio called ReelDirector has been updated to support 720p video import and exports from iPhone 4. As well as importing music tracks from the iPhone library (iOS4) only.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with ReelDirector. It was the first full featured video editing app released for the iOS platform. It’s since become more feature rich, as well as iPad compatible.
You can import pictures, video, music tacks. And it supports full titles, transitions and video trim functions.
If you use your iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 for shooting and editing video. This application is a must buy.