Archive for the ‘iPad’ Category

This is just an awesome idea for an app: Converse by Riot Software turns your iPad into a traveling, dual-keyboard kiosk that will allow you to have a conversation with anyone you might encounter, no matter how bizarre and filled with phlegmatic squawks his native language is.

Load Converse up on your iPad and two keyboards will pop up, one on each hemisphere of the display. You can specify a language for each keyboard: once that’s done, typing a word or sentence onto one keyboard will result in that word translating into the other keyboard’s language, and vice versa.

As someone who has a pretty impressive vocabulary of physical gestures after years of traveling without a lick of knowledge of any language besides English, I can see how useful this would be. If you can’t communicate with someone, just open up your iPad and start typing. This would also be pretty good for finally asking out that cute foreign girl you (literally) don’t know how to talk to.

Converse is $4.99 and can be downloaded here.



Multiple users on your iPad

Posted: 2011/07/14 by soheilmonzavi in iOS, iOS App, iPad

Here’s a really cool new Cydia hack: iUsers, a jailbreak add on that allows you to have multiple user accounts on a single iPad, each with their own separate apps, mailboxes and settings.



Fring For iPad !

Posted: 2011/06/28 by Sadeq008 in iOS App, iPad, iPad 2
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Sure, you could have fired up Fring to make four-way video calls from your iPad 2 this whole time, but you’d have saddled with an iPhone-sized interface on your 9.7-inch IPS screen. And, as we say around the Engadget compound — tablet optimized or get the frack out. OK, we don’t really say that, but everything is better when it’s designed for the screen you intend to use it on. So, we’re very pleased to tell you that Fring has been updated with proper iPad support (cue cheers). Basically there’s no reason to use Facetimenow, with its lame single-caller and WiFi only limitations. Hit up the source link if you’re in the group video chatting mood.


The iPad has already gotten the go-ahead from the FAA as a replacement for paper flight charts and maps, and now Alaska Airlines has become the first major US airline to hop on board the paperless bandwagon. While it’s not quite ready to ditch paper navigation charts just yet (though that is under consideration), the airline has announced that it will be replacing its traditional flight manuals with iPads, which will be loaded up with the GoodReader app and PDFs of 41 different manuals and other materials. According to the airline, that change will result in savings of about 2.4 million pieces of paper, and it says the cost of the project will be offset by fuel savings from the reduced weight, and additional savings that are expected from “fewer back and muscle injuries caused by pilots carrying flight bags,” which can weigh up to 50 pounds. Let’s just hope those newly lightened flight bags still have room for a charging cable.



We’ve seen oscilloscopes repurposed as clocks and MAME machines, but we hardly ever see the pendulum swing in the opposite direction. The iMSO-104, however, actually turns your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch into an oscilloscope display. Using a Cypress Semiconductor system on a chip, the iMSO-104 touts a 5MHz bandwidth and as much as 12 megasamples per second, and connects to your device by way of the dock connector — according to its maker, it’s also the world’s smallest and most portable oscilloscope. That’s all well and good, but what we really want to know is, does it support Tennis for Two? The iMSO-104 is now available for pre-order for $300, but if you’re itching to see the thing in action, you can download the corresponding app today and give it a test drive. Full PR after the break.




Disputes with Fox, Viacom and Discovery caused Time Warner to pull 11 of the 32 original channels from its live TV streaming TWCable TV app yesterday, but as promised it has brought in some new ones to replace them. Among the 17 channels added are several networks from the ABC/Disney group including ABC Family, Disney, Disney XD and ESPNnews, plus NBC Universal selections like MSNBC, Syfy and USA as well as the curious addition of Fox News. We’re still not convinced watching TV on our tablet is a more useful development than using it as a remote/couch companion but until those features arrive or the app gets sued out of existence, that’s what this one does. Check the full list of new channels after the break or on the TWCable Untangled blog.

Update: There’s no word from Time Warner, but Multichannel News reports five more new channels have been added this afternoon – Bloomberg TV, PBS Kids Sprout, Hallmark Movie Channel, Current TV and TruTV. Turner also stated TBS will join them once the app supports MLB blackout restrictions, which is also the reason why other ESPN stations aren’t included yet.


Channels added today:

  • A&E
  • ABC Family
  • AMC
  • Bravo
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • CSPAN2
  • CSPAN3
  • Chiller
  • Disney
  • Disney XD
  • E
  • ESPNnews
  • Food
  • Fox News
  • G4
  • Gala
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • Hallmark
  • History
  • HSN
  • IFC
  • Jewelry
  • LMN
  • NY1Noticias*
  • NY1*
  • QVC
  • Sleuth
  • Soap
  • Style
  • Syfy
  • Golf
  • Travel
  • USA
  • We
  • YNN Austin*


(*Available based on user channel entitlements)

iPad 2 launch day: everything you need to know

Posted: 2011/03/11 by Sadeq008 in iPad

You know what tomorrow is right? Yep, Friday, but it’s also iPad 2 launch day! After months of rumors and a pretty impressive launch event, Apple’s releasing the second iteration of its popular tablet. Yes, it’s true, in a lot of ways the iPad 2 is a lot like the first iPad, so many of you should be old pros at this, but if you happen to be a first timer or you simply just need a refresher, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about getting your own “magical” tablet. We’ve also put together a short list of things to do with it as soon as you’ve gotten it out of the box. Hit the break for a full breakdown of everything you need to know and don’t forget to read our full review.