Apple Thoughts - News & Reviews on all things Apple

Be sure to register in our forums and post your comments - we want to hear from you!


Android Thoughts

Loading feed...

Laptop Thoughts

Loading feed...

Digital Home Thoughts

Loading feed...





All posts tagged "ipad"


Monday, May 28, 2012

PicFrame For Making Photo Collages

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 02:30 PM

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/picf...7528?mt=12&ls=1

"PicFrame helps you combine multiple photos into amazing looking frames that you can save to your computer or share to Facebook. With 34 adjustable frames, rounded corners and plenty of patterns, you will always have a unique look."

I added this to my iPhone a few days ago, and a version is now available for Mac OS X. More from the App Store:

"Since PicFrame was released on the iPhone and iPad we have often been requested to create a Mac version for people to use on their desktop, well here it is! PicFrame on the Mac is just as easy to use, select a frame, drag and drop your photos in, tweak the border size, give the photos rounded corners, add a color or pattern, resize the adjustable frames and save the photo or share it to Facebook.

Main Features:- 34 adjustable frames- Support for up to 5 photos- Rounded corners- Change the border size- Zoom and drag the photos around- Easy color picker for border color- Multiple patterns to use for the border- Ratios 1:1, 3:2, 2:3, 4:3, 3:4, 16:9- High resolution- Share to Facebook- Drag and drop photos into the frame "

Pretty nice for a couple bucks on each platform ... and really, really easy.


Friday, May 25, 2012

Axis App for iOS, From Yahoo

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:00 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/yaho...+Alley+Insider)

"Yahoo! announced last night the launch of its new app dubbed Axis, available for iPhone, iPad, and plug-ins that work with Firefox, Safari, or Chrome."

You can do everything from within the app, instead of having it switch you to the native Safari in iOS. And from what reviewers are saying it works pretty well. Worth trying out, since it's free.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The iPad Provides Many Options for Magazines

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:00 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/maga...pad-2012-5?op=1

"With everything tending more and more towards digital consumption, the print world is in trouble."

I have to agree, at least for me personally. I read everything on my iPad now, since what I found hard to find in the early days of the iPad are now readily available on a variety of iPad apps such as Kindle, Newsstand and Zinio. How about you, have you given up on print?


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Just Notes

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 06:00 AM

http://brooksreview.net/2012/05/justnotes/

"I am not as crazy about note taking on my Mac as I am on my iPhone. On the iPhone I struggled for a long time to find the perfect notes app, on the Mac though, eh, I mean I need something to take notes but I never really use notes apps on my Mac."

I am always on the lookout for a good note taking app I can use on all my devices, and Simple Note has been the one I've stuck with over the years. I may have to check out Just Notes, though, after reading this review by Ben Brooks. What are your thoughts on note taking apps? Which one do you find yourself using more often than the others?


Find That App!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:00 AM

http://tidbits.com/article/13009?rss

"You can use the Find My iPhone app to locate a wayward iPhone and Find My Friends to find a family member, but what if you want to find an iOS app on one of the many pages of your iOS device's Home screen?"

I run into this problem daily, so I usually just use the spotlight search function on my iPhone. There are some good tips in this article about locating and organizing your apps. I know I need to!


PowerDock Dual From Griffin

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 03:00 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-...+Alley+Insider)

"Sometimes space is a premium."

If it is for you as well, this PowerDock Dual from Griffin might be for you, as it charges your iPad and iPhone at the same time, and allows space to put keys, change etc all in one place. It's available now from Griffin for $59.99 USD.


Monday, May 21, 2012

Learn About and Purchase Art With Art Circles for iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 09:19 AM

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/arti...=rss_everything

"I have a friend who is all about art. When she talks about any subject dealing with art she borders on pretentiousness as she slings about the names of different artists (living or dead), the people she's met, her near-fame, and so on."

If you want to be in the know, this free app called Art Circles fits the bill. This app covers all kinds of art so you can be "in the know" about a wide variety of artwork. And not only can you share the art you like via email and Facebook, you can also buy the art you like via the app. The coolest thing is you can actually put the artwork on a photo of the wall you are thinking of using and you can see how it would look.


Monday, May 14, 2012

Get The Most Out of Your iPad Keyboard

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/116...l#lsrc.rss_main

"As more and more of us use the iPad for regular business chores, we're spending more and more time with its virtual, onscreen keyboard."

So it doesn't hurt to learn some new tricks to make yourself more efficient with the iPad does it?


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

iPad Goes On Sale This Weekend in 30 More Countries

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 04:00 AM

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-5...subj=News-Apple

"Cheerleaders for Apple's iPad can get out their pom-poms (and perhaps their passports)."

The new countries are, in no particular order: Argentina, Aruba, Bahrain, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Curacao, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Madagascar, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Morocco, Peru, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Tunisia, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates. This brings the total number of countries to 90. Impressive.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

AT&T Announces Home Security Service Called Digital Life

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.imore.com/2012/05/07/att...te-control-app/

"AT&T has announced a new home security and automation service called Digital Life that comes with an iPad and iPhone app with a bunch of security and remote control options."

I like these home automation set ups, makes it easy to monitor things in case you aren't home. And with this one you actually get them to install and monitor. If you are in Dallas or Atlanta, you might want to go to the AT&T site for this since those areas are the first to go live this summer.


Need a Translation App That Works? Try SayHi

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 03:00 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/than...+Alley+Insider)

"Talking to someone who doesn't speak English? (Or a language that's other than your native language.)Well, finally, there's an app for that."

It works pretty well if you talk slow per the review. But it is highly rated in the app store and it's on sale now in iTunes for $0.99 USD [affiliate link].


eBay iPad App Actually is Awesome

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:00 AM

http://beautifulpixels.com/ipad/eba...nds-of-awesome/

"eBay pushed out version 2.0 of its iPad app a few days ago."

Not exactly known for apps but eBay has really come out with a great one with their latest update. And I have to agree with the reviewer when he asks Facebook if they are listening. I hate the Facebook iPad app. They need to hire the same guys that did the eBay app.

Tags: software, ebay, ipad, ios

Monday, May 7, 2012

iOS Update 5.1.1 Released

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 03:00 PM

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/...t+Hardware+2.0)

"Apple has just released iOS 5.1.1 update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This update fixes a number of bugs, including a particular annoying one affecting the iPad 3 which resulted users losing access to their cellular data connection until they rebooted their tablet."

The biggest fix is for the bug that causes problems on the new iPad when switching between 2G and 3G networks. But the annoying bug that is supposedly fixed is the one I've experienced, namely the one that displayed the "unable to purchase" message when you actually have purchased the item. You can find out more at Apple about this "first ever" iPad 3 update.


Get a Deal on Refurbished iPads From Apple

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 01:29 PM

http://9to5mac.com/2012/05/07/you-c...e+Intelligence)

"Apple today lowered the prices of its refurbed iPads across the board."

Pretty good deals if you haven't upgraded already. And refurbished from Apple is like getting a new one, same warranty and packaging as new. You can find a complete list of the deals over at MacRumors.


Friday, May 4, 2012

NBC Politics Launches iPad App

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:00 AM

http://mashable.com/2012/05/03/nbc-...able+(Mashable)

"NBC Politics launched a new iPad and iPhone app Thursday that lets users keep tabs on the latest news coming out of the 2012 race to the White House."

Like any of these political apps, I tend to be cautious about believing everything in them but I'll add this one to the group I have on my iPad. The coolest thing about this app is the simulator that will come in handy this fall. Besides being universal and free and available now that is.


Spotify on the iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 03:00 AM

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/mus...reo-system.html

"The race for digital music supremacy got a little more interesting this morning when Spotify, the online music streaming service that has quickly become both an industry standard and a key online innovator, released its long-awaited iPad application, replacing the dinky half-size iPhone app that preceded it."

48 hours to try it before you buy it isn't a bad deal at all. After that, you either have to pony up the $9.99 USD monthly fee to continue to use the iPad version or give them some info about yourself to continue it for another 30 days free. I think that is plenty of time to decide if this fits your needs, and from the sounds of the review they certainly did it right with the iPad version. What are your thoughts on Spotify and their move, according to on exec, to become the "OS of music."


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Give Your Jailbroken iPad Resizable Windows With Quasar

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:00 AM

http://gizmodo.com/5906214/how-to-r...jailbroken-ipad

"When is an iPad not an iPad? Maybe when it runs apps in their own resizable windows just like your laptop, which is exactly what Quasar, an app for jailbroken iPads, does."

To take advantage of this, you obviously need to have a jailbroken iPad. But if you do, this would be a handy feature. With Quasar you can view multiple apps in varying window sizes. Well, better than me telling you, check out the video to see exactly what you can do with it.


AluPen Pro Stylus

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 03:00 AM

http://www.insanely-great.com/news....t=Google+Reader

"The AluPen Pro is a combo ballpoint pen and rubber tipped stylus. The product comes with a replaceable tip for when the little rubber bubble wears out. Also has a small carrying case to protect the stylus and keep it from scratching anything in a bag."

Great option if you are looking for a stylus, since it also has a pen for those times when you need to actually write something down on paper. Best of both worlds. It's available now for around $36.00 USD [affiliate link].


Monday, April 30, 2012

Wired Keyboard for iPad? Yep

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.cultofmac.com/163903/kic...board-for-ipad/

"Who says iPad keyboards have to run on Bluetooth? Not MacAlly, that's for sure. The iKey30 is a good ol' USB keyboard which sports a 30-pin dock connector on the end of its cable, and comes with an almost ridiculous number of special function keys."

Not sure why you would want one, but now a wired keyboard is available from MacAlly for about 50 bucks. I think I'd much rather get a Bluetooth keyboard that I could also use when I dock my Macbook Air. In reading the Macworld review, they did make the point that if you are in an area where wireless connections are prohibited (such as during certain times on an airplane) it would come in handy. I don't think this outweighs the downside though, what are your thoughts?


Friday, April 27, 2012

Aero Pad Two Dock, Spendy But Oh So Nice

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 03:00 AM

http://gizmodo.com/5905002/an-ipad-...han-your-tablet

"Because they seemingly outnumber the stars in the sky, speaker docks for iOS devices are rarely worth a second glance."

I'd say this one deserves a second or third look, then it also deserves a purchase. Fantastic looking dock for your iPad, but at roughly $900.00 USD, I don't think I am worthy! You can find out more here.


Featured Product
News Tip or Feedback?

Contact us

Other Apple Resources

All iOS News

iPhone Life

Thoughts Media Sites

Windows Phone Thoughts

Digital Home Thoughts

Zune Thoughts

Apple Thoughts

Android Thoughts

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Sponsored links