Apple’s iOS reaches all-time best, Android still far behind in web share

iOS Android Web Share

The guys over at Net Applications recently released some interesting information about various operating systems, both mobile and desktop, and how they compare to each other with regards to web share. Apple’s iOS platform, with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices combined, rose to 1.18% of all web usage. When you consider mobile browsing in total reached an all-time high … Read More

Oliver HaslamApple’s iOS reaches all-time best, Android still far behind in web share

iOS 4.2 Beta 2 Internet Tethering for iPad, Printer Support and More

ipad tethering iOS 4-2

It’s been a couple of days since Apple seeded iOS 4.2 beta 2 to developers and we here are Touch Reviews Towers have been putting it through its paces on our iPads (no iPhone testing yet) ever since. A few points from the release notes with a couple of things we’ve noticed thrown in for good measure: Build 8C5101c – … Read More

Oliver HaslamiOS 4.2 Beta 2 Internet Tethering for iPad, Printer Support and More

Apple’s Second Gen iPad to support mini-USB port and camera?

Electronista is reporting that Goldman Sachs analysts Henry King and Kevin Lu have claimed to have some new information as to what we can expect from the second gen iPad. From their 4 predictions based on ‘industry checks’ we can expect at least one camera (I’m betting two), a lighter design (wow, who’d have guessed?), a mini-USB port (I’ll say … Read More

Oliver HaslamApple’s Second Gen iPad to support mini-USB port and camera?

Dots-n-Bombs Great Example of how to Convert a Simple Game to the iPad

Dots-n-Bombs iPad

Dots-n-Bombs Rating: During my youth I spent many an hour playing a variety of games using nothing more than a piece of paper and a pencil. From the traditional Noughts & Crosses, Sprouts and Squares to the more unique Cowboys & Indians and F1 Racing it was a cheap and easy way to pass some time. I was pleasantly surprised then … Read More

Craig WillisDots-n-Bombs Great Example of how to Convert a Simple Game to the iPad

Lamp of Aladdin for iPad. An engrossing game that is difficult to put down.

Lamp of Aladdin

Lamp of Aladdin Rating: Two Great Games for the Price of One Makes All Your Wishes Come True We’re reviewed many hidden object games and match 3 type games as well here at www.touchreviews.net but now we have Lamp of Aladdin which combines the story of Aladdin along with both a match 3 and hidden object game. Have corners been cut … Read More

Craig WillisLamp of Aladdin for iPad. An engrossing game that is difficult to put down.

Target to begin selling Apple iPad on October 3

We recently reported that Apple has begun expanding iPad distribution to resellers across the U.S and now Target has also announced that they will start selling Apple’s iPad on October 3. Target will sell Apple’s tablet at the same price starting at $499 for 16 GB Wi-Fi only model and will carry all six versions of the tablet. In an interview … Read More

RavinTarget to begin selling Apple iPad on October 3

Apple’s iTunes Now Highlights “Game Center” Compatible Apps

Game Center Apps

Apple has added some more information to the way it labels games in the iTunes App Store. Prior to the latest update, people wanting to find games that work with Game Center, Apple’s new social network for gaming, would have to scan the app’s text description, or look in a dedicated Game Center section on the App Store. It seems … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple’s iTunes Now Highlights “Game Center” Compatible Apps

iOS 4.2 AirPrint for iPad is Magical (Video)

AirPrint iPad Apple

Last week we saw the release of the first beta of iOS 4.2 on both the iPad and iPhone. One of the marquee features of iOS 4.2 is a little thing called AirPrint. Since the announcement and subsequent release of the iPad earlier this year, Apple has been pilloried for the lack of an easy way to print documents directly … Read More

Oliver HaslamiOS 4.2 AirPrint for iPad is Magical (Video)

Apple touch patent suggests no buttons in future iPhone and iPad

apple touch patent

Apple’s been at the patent pot again, this time showing plans for hardware devices including sensors throughout the device – presumably with the aim of removing the need for physical hardware buttons. Could we be saying goodbye to our beloved home buttons? The theory is pretty simple. Place multiple sensors under a device’s touch screen, around its bezel or on … Read More

Oliver HaslamApple touch patent suggests no buttons in future iPhone and iPad

HP Slate: No iPad Killer (Video)

Remember the HP slate? That’s the tablet device Steve Ballmer was waving around during his CES keynote this year, and the very same one subsequently canned by the computer hardware manufacturer. Today we’re treated to a full four minutes of demonstration courtesy of YouTube user x313xkillax, showing off boot-time and web browsing. The video starts off well, showing the slate’s … Read More

Oliver HaslamHP Slate: No iPad Killer (Video)

7-Inch iPad similar to the iPhone 4 now a ‘finished product’ [Rumor]

Filed firmly in the ‘rumors that just won’t go away’ category, Chinese rumor site Shanzai.com claims that the 7 inch iPad is real. They even go so far as to say the iPad’s baby brother is in fact a ‘finished product’. Rumors of a smaller iPad-like device have been doing the rounds for a while now, but this one differs … Read More

Oliver Haslam7-Inch iPad similar to the iPhone 4 now a ‘finished product’ [Rumor]

Apple Begins Expanding iPad Distribution To Resellers Across U.S.

Apple’s iPad is already a massively successful product for the computer giant, and it can only get bigger as the company allows its largest distributors to provide all six models of the must-have tablet to authorized resellers across the U.S. This move continues Apple’s careful expansion of iPad availability, and allows users to gain access to the device at various … Read More

Killian BellApple Begins Expanding iPad Distribution To Resellers Across U.S.

VLC Media Player for iPad

VLC Media Player iPad

Apple recently relaxed it’s guidelines for iOS developers and since then we have been noticing some really cool apps making their entry into the App Store. Google Voice apps GV Mobile + and GV Connect were recently made available for the iPhone and the C64 emulator which uses the BASIC interpreter was also approved. These type of apps had been rejected by Apple prior to the change in … Read More

RavinVLC Media Player for iPad

Apple (AAPL) Pushing to Accelerate iPad Subscription Roll Out

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is pushing hard to bring Subscription Publishing to the iPad sooner rather than later. Whilst it is still possible that we may not see any regular subscriptions to newspapers until next year, some analysts are thinking that Apple would like to at least lay the groundwork for another stream of media revenue … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple (AAPL) Pushing to Accelerate iPad Subscription Roll Out

Charge your iPad from any USB port for $5

iPad adapter USB port

OK, put this firmly in the column for things that are so simple I’m annoyed I didn’t think of it myself! You own an iPad right? You like to keep it charged, yeah? OK, then no doubt you’ve come across the iPad’s main irritation – it doesn’t charge from most USB ports due to needing a 10w power source. Yes some … Read More

Oliver HaslamCharge your iPad from any USB port for $5