Microsoft Courier: Just a Concept after all

It was a sad day today as I scanned the web for news of what was new and exciting going on in the world of Technology. I came across confirmation of what myself, and many others feared for a long time. The Courier is not real. And it never will be. It was a moment for me personally similar to … Read More

Does Apple iPad Complement iPhone 4G?

iPhone 4G and Apple iPad 2010 may very well go down in history as the year Apple started to take over the mobile space. The year started with the Cupertino-based company revealing the much rumored and anticipated Apple tablet computer; the iPad. Who knew the iPad would come to dominate the tech industry in the first half of the year. … Read More

Hot News: Steve Jobs Writes An Open Letter About Flash

In a rather unusual move Steve Jobs has eschewed his normal curt emails from his iPhone or iPad and typed an opus on Apple’s reasoning behind not allowing Flash on iDevices. What’s more he’s posted it front page on the Apple corporate web site for all to see. It makes compelling reading, and calmly and clearly outlines the many factors … Read More

Apple’s iPhone, iPad OS 4 Jailbroken? There’s an App For That

From the dark corners of the Internet comes the news many have been waiting to hear. Tech blog Geekword is reporting famous/infamous iPhone hacker geohot has indirectly leaked the name of his iPhone OS 4.0 jailbreaking tool. According to the report, the domain name is registered to the same owner as and that owner is geohot of course. … Read More

Brain Shake HD iPad Game Review. Crazy lever pulling fun

Brain Shake HD [rating: 2.5/5] A Fun Game That Lacks Longevity Many people who are reading this review will have probably heard of a game named BopIt where a single player or groups of players pass around the toy and follow the instructions on whether to push, pull or indeed BopIt. Well for me I’m a little bit old school so … Read More

Amazon worried about Apple’s iPad?

Some say that Amazon is worried about the iPad. Amazon was always going to face competition from other e-Book readers. But they perhaps didn’t expect the paradigm shift that has potentially come with the iPad and Apple’s iBook Store. Even so, Amazon has just posted earning results which were higher than Wall Street expected. They did, however, follow them up with far … Read More

Apple upsets educators with Scratch Viewer app removal

We’ve spoken a fair bit about Clause 3.3.1 and its effect on Adobe and Flash. The general meaning of this controversial clause is that interpreted code is not allowed to run on any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. And that apps found to be using scripts, or other forms of run-time interpretation will be rejected or removed from the app … Read More

Instaviz – A flowchart tool for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

Instaviz [rating: 4.5/5] The best way to describe Instaviz for those who don’t know about it is the description on the company’s own website : Instaviz is an iPhone and iPad application that turns roughly sketched shapes and lines into beautifully laid-out diagrams. Instaviz uses Recog, a new shape recognition engine. Trained on over 2,500 sketches drawn by real users, … Read More

Apple iPad Not Quite Ready for US Universities

More iPad Banninations! Earlier in the week news came in of the Israeli authorities confiscating iPads from their owners as they entered the country. The argument they gave was that the iPad used Wi-Fi frequencies that “could interfere” with Israel’s own Wi-Fi infrastructure. I wonder if those same authorities know about iPhones, iPods and Apple’s laptops? Or other mobile devices? … Read More

Apple’s iPad The Future of Computing?

I read an interesting piece today on MacWorld by Kenneth van Wyk. The article, which originally ran in ComputerWorld, speaks to the conclusion many are making about the iPad; that it represents the future of computing. While some may think it a bit premature to crown the iPad as the once and future king, Mr. van Wyk brings up some … Read More

Mirrors Edge for iPad Game Review

Mirrors Edge for iPad [rating: 4.5/5] Stylish looking iPad game with the gameplay to match! Over the last couple of years Mirrors Edge has been released over a couple of different platforms and while it has met critical acclaim it never seemed to make it into the heart of the gaming masses. Now it’s being released on the iPad to … Read More

Google Gets in the Tablet Game. iPad Rival?

The New York Times reported today Google was hard at work on a tablet computer to rival the iPad. Although specifications were not released nor timelines or prices confirmed, the article did provide some interesting insight into a new front in the current war between Google and Apple. The real news in the item isn’t that Google is working on … Read More

News roundup on all things ‘Apple, iPad and Touch’

Last week we skipped the Weekly round up, simply because there was so much going on in the world of iPhone’s and iPad’s and Apple generally. Did you miss it? What is interesting today as I review the last week is that a lot of the headlines are the same, or at least similar. The iPhone has been hacked again. … Read More

Sherlock Holmes Mysteries for iPad. Game Review

Sherlock Holmes Mysteries for iPad [rating: 4/5] An Entertaining Short Adventure Set in Olde London Town Much of the success in the world is not necessarily about how good something is but more about timing and so on the back of the recent release of the Hollywood version of Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr. Warner Bros have released Sherlock … Read More

35% of iPad Apps are games: Report

Distimo, from their own About page, is an “innovative app store analytics company built to solve the challenges created by a widely fragmented app store marketplace filled with equally fragmented information and statistics.” They offer a free service for Developers who are interested in monitoring the mobile app ecosystem. They also offer free analytics tools for developers so they can … Read More