Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Instapaper, Chrome and CNN optimized for iOS 6.

The apps on my iPad have been constantly getting updates since I upgraded to iOS 6. last week. It is great to see that developers are working hard to optimize their applications. Today's apps to get updated are Instapaper, Chrome and CNN. Check out the Updates tab in the App Store on your iOS device.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dolphin browser for iPad updated.

If you are not a big fan of Safari on the iPad, then give the Dolphin browser a try. I haven't used it personally, but feedback is very positive about it with some users saying that if they were given the choice, they would gladly set Dolphin as their default browser in place of Safari. Unfortunately, Apple will never be prone to such openness on the iOS platform.

Dolphin has been updated to version 5.4 yesterday and here's what's new:

  • Autofill: Search suggestion automatically shown in URL bar for faster browsing
  • Save passwords: Easier and safer
  • Keyboard: Improved design and faster input into URL bar 
  • Various stability and performance improvements

Dolphin browser for iPad is free for download in iTunes.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Google Drive update for iOS supports document editing.

Google Drive for iOS has been updated with features that enables editing of documents on an iPad. Owners of any iOS device will be able to create a document from scratch and collaborate with other people as they make changes to the documents in real time. A very welcome addition.

Other additions include the ability to view Google presentations  on the iPad including speaker notes, full screen mode and ability to swipe between slides.

Source: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/09/google-drive-updates-for-ios-and-android.html

Download link: http://itunes.apple.com/app/google-drive/id507874739?mt=8

Learn more: http://drive.google.com/start

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Google Chrome for iOS update lets you share to your favorite social network.

One of the limitations of Safari for iOS is that it is still not possible to share stuff to Facebook and much less to Google+. Safari being the default browser on the iPad and iPhone makes this a bummer. Well, that changes now with the recent update to Google Chrome for iOS. Not that Apple now lets you set your favorite browser as the default in place of Safari, but you will be able to share stuff using Google+ and Facebook in Google Chrome. Safari is limited to Twitter and Email. Not for long though. Apparently, iOS 6 will also include these features. Never too late.

List of changes include:

  • Ability to share directly from Chrome to your favorite social network or via email
  • More actionable sync sign in error messages
  • Improved language detection for welcome tour
  • Fixes for pages loading blank in Incognito* mode  
Get the update via the App store.

Download Google Chrome for iPad and Google Chrome for iPhone.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Skype for iOS gets photo sharing, performance improvements.

The latest update to Skype for the iPhone and iPad contains a much requested feature that lets users share photos to friends right within Skype. There is no limit on the size of the file you can send.

Also improved is performance whereby Skype is less battery hungry and thus can left to run in the background without worrying about devices running out of juice. Speed has also been attended to. So Skype will load faster.

Download Skype for iPad  and Skype for iPhone from iTunes.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Verge app for iOS released.

The folks of The Verge have indeed released their app for iOS devices to the App Store. Founded by Joshua Topolsky, former editor-in-chief of Engadget, The Verge is a great source of information as the site broadly covers the tech industry. The mobile app is great for reading on the go. I haven't tried it on my iPad yet. So I'll update this post if I come across any issues.

The app does what it's been designed for and that is to provide great content at your finger tips. Get your free copy on App Store.

Source: The Verge

Friday, July 13, 2012

Rovio strikes back with Amazing Alex.

Amazing Alex is the new game developed by the guys behind angry birds. Will this game reach the same level of stardom as Angry Birds? Check it out and let me know.

"Amazing Alex has a set of 35 fully interactive objects just waiting to be set in motion. Fans can set the objects up to bounce, pop, ricochet, bash, and crash into each other and create an elaborate Rube Goldberg device! With a houseful of toys to play with, there’s more than one right answer. Fans can share their most creative solutions with friends and see what they came up with. With 100 challenging levels across four fun-filled locations, there’s a whole world of creations to explore!"

Amazing Alex costs $0.99 on iTunes.