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23
Nov

Apple Releases iOS 4.2 (with Airplay and Airprint)

    Apple today announced that iOS 4.2 is available today for download for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. iOS 4.2 brings over 100 new features from iOS 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 to iPad including Multitasking, Folders, Unified Inbox, Game Center, AirPlay and AirPrint.

    iPad users can now run their favorite apps and switch between them instantly. Users can organize their apps with drag-and-drop simplicity using Folders, and Mail now features a Unified Inbox, fast inbox switching and a threaded message view.
    AirPlay is also available in iOS 4.2. It allows users to stream music, video and photos wirelessly from iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to Apple TV. iOS users also will be able to use AirPort Express and AirPlay to stream wirelessly to any stereo or powered speakers, or directly to AirPlay-enabled speakers coming to market in the months ahead.

    AirPrint is a next-generation Wi-Fi print architecture that dramatically simplifies printing by completely eliminating printer drivers. A selection of AirPrint enabled printers including the HP Photosmart, HP LaserJet Pro and HP Officejet will be the first to support printing direct from iOS devices. iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users can simply tap to print their documents or photos wirelessly to any printer that supports AirPrint.

    The Find My iPhone (or iPad or iPod touch) feature is now free to use without a MobileMe subscription and helps you locate your missing device. The Find My iPhone app is a free download on the App Store and lets users easily locate a missing device on a map and have it display a message or play a sound. Users can even remotely lock or wipe data from a lost device to protect privacy.

    Other new features that iOS 4.2 brings to the iPad include: the ability to rent TV episodes directly to iPad using the iTunes App with a 30 day viewing window and a 48 hour session window once playback is started; the ability to easily find and highlight specific words and phrases on web pages in Safari; enhanced enterprise support so businesses can take advantage of stronger security features, new device management capabilities and improved enterprise integration; industry-leading accessibility enhancements; and support for 25 additional languages, including Korean, Portuguese and Traditional Chinese.

    Availability
    The iOS 4.2 update is available today to download to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch by syncing the device with iTunes 10.1. iOS 4.2 is compatible with iPad, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, second and third generation iPod touch (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB) and new iPod touch. Some features may not be available on all products. For example, Multitasking requires iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, third generation iPod touch (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB) or later. The free Find My iPhone feature is available for iPhone 4, iPad or new iPod touch (4th generation).

    18
    Nov

    PDF Expert 1.5 gives iPad users a paperless way to sign and fill in PDFs

      Readdle today announced the release of PDF Expert for iPad 1.5, the latest version of its application for working with PDF documents. The update extends PDF annotation capabilities for the iPad users, adding the ability to sign documents, fill in scanned PDF forms and type text directly onto the PDF file, in addition to the existing markup annotations. All changes made with PDF Expert can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader, Preview or other compatible applications.

      The new version adds text fill-in feature to annotation functionality. This allows users to type text directly on PDF file, and even makes possible filling in scanned PDF forms right on the iPad. PDF Expert 1.5 lets iPad users sign PDF document with their own handwritten signature. Contracts, agreements, statements can be immediately affirmed with the stamp signature and sent back via email or shared through cloud storages.

      Device Requirements:

      * Compatible with iPad
      * Requires iOS 3.2 or later
      * 7.4 MB

      Pricing and Availability:
      PDF Expert for iPad 1.5 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies), a free upgrade for existing owners, and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

      Readdle
      PDF Expert for iPad 1.5
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      18
      Nov

      LargeViewer 1.0 for iOS Displays Documents Up to 10,000 x 8,000 Pixels

        Corporate Smalltalk Consulting, Ltd. today introduced LargeViewer 1.0 for iOS, their document viewer that accommodates very wide documents, up to 10,000 x 8,000 pixels, or larger. Ideal for examining 48-inch wide blueprints, detailed site layouts, or CAD drawings using an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, the app's Hippo View provides fast scrolling vertically and horizontally. LargeViewer reads over 50 different file formats, includes zoom in/out functionality, features Dropbox file download connectivity and management, saves files as thumbnails for quick view, supports multi-tasking, and opens documents from other apps.

        LargeViewer is designed specifically to overcome the two most common problems when using a typical document viewer to display very large documents on an iOS device: crashes and slow-downs. Due to its limited screen size, processing power, graphics hardware, and internal memory, viewing a 10,000 x 8,000 pixel TIFF using an iPad can be a frustrating experience. Scrolling slows to a crawl, zooming takes 15 seconds or longer. LargeViewer solves this, and handles the common PNG, JPEG, TIFF, and PDF file formats natively. Other common file formats are read, but require pre-processing before display. Because it supports iOS 4.x multi-tasking, any pre-processing may be done in the background.

        Engineering or Architectural drawing like ISO A0 (841 x 1,189 mm/33.1 x 46.8 in) or in the USA Arch E (762 x 1,067 mm/30 x 42 in), or the Large E size (915 x 1,220 mm/36 x 48 in), plus the more standard size of D1 (24 x 36 in) are usable and render instantly.

        LargeViewer reads all the following file formats: AVS, BMP, CUR, DIB, FITS, GIF, ICON, JNG, JP2, JPEC, JPEG, JPG, MAT, MIFF, MTV, MVG, PBM, PCX, PDF, PGM, PICT, PIX, PNG, PNG8, PNG24, PNG32, PNM, PPM, RLE, SGI, TGA, TIFF, TIF, TIM, VIFF, WBMP, WPG, SBM, and XPM. The app also reads some forms of the following: CALS, INLINE, MONO, OTB, PALM, PAM, PCD, PCDS, PFM, PICON, PTIF, RLA, SCT, SFW, SUN, and VICAR. iTunes may be used to import files into the app, or to export them from the app.

        Feature Highlights:
        * Document viewer accommodates very wide documents
        * Hippo View allows display of image documents up to 10,000 x 8,000 Pixels, or larger
        * Reads over 50 different file formats
        * Displays and paginates large PDF files
        * Dropbox file download compatibility
        * Acts like a USB memory stick
        * Responsive H/V scrolling and zooming through large documents
        * Sophisticated Cache Manager allows user control of cached files
        * Supports multi-tasking, allowing pre-processing to be done in the background

        A major convenience feature of LargeViewer is its Dropbox compatibility. The app has read-only Dropbox capability; it will never change or delete a Dropbox stored file. The app allows the downloading of any file, and then gives the user the option to open it using Preview, LargeViewer, or any other app. Similarly, LargeViewer need not be running to open a file created in another app. In addition, LargeViewer provides a sophisticated Cache Manager. This gives users complete control over files that have been stored in cache memory.

        Device Requirements:
        * iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
        * iOS 4.2 or later
        * 7.1 MB

        Pricing and Availability:
        LargeViewer 1.0 is $6.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category.

        Corporate Smalltalk Consulting
        LargeViewer 1.0
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        18
        Nov

        ViewSticks – iPad Headrest Mounting System is now shipping

          Compatible with all iPad cases and quickly installed and removed without tools, the ViewSticks headrest mounting system is now shipping. Created with today's mobile media consumer and family in mind, ViewSticks turn the backseat of your car into a media center or productivity lounge. Position and use your iPad to keep the kids entertained and make your Holiday driving easier.

          Just in time for the Holidays, ViewSticks make great stocking stuffers. "This product was designed with the iPad user in mind" says Douglas Collins, founder of ViewSticks. "It attaches to the headrest and will hold and support the iPad to transform it into a Rear Seat Entertainment system." ViewSticks are compatible with cases and will install on any automotive headrest that has post style attachments. It will also hold and support the iPod touch, iPhone, all tablet computers and Smartphones as well as most DVD players. Installed or removed in under 30 seconds without tools, ViewSticks can quickly be switched from seat to seat or car to car.

          Pricing and Availability:
          Now available for shipping, ViewSticks are $19.95 (USD).

          ViewSticks
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          17
          Nov

          Talking Gremlin Hits The AppStore – Animals Run Scared

            FIPLAB Ltd has launched their brand new interactive entertainment app, Talking Gremlin, which can now be downloaded for free for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It is set to go head-to-head with Outfit 7's Talking Friends collection, most notably, Talking Tom Cat. By making use of the microphone and touch screen on their iDevices, users can interact with the Talking Gremlin by not only making him repeat words in his amazing little voice, but also through various touch gestures that will cause him to laugh, cry, growl and much more.

            What Fip can do:
            * Repeat what you say, but in his awesome voice
            * Laugh when you rub and tickle him
            * Wave at you
            * Taunt you with his muscular strength
            * Take any physical abuse you throw at him - but be easy, he is a tough little guy and WILL fight back
            * Fall asleep right before your face if you ignore him
            * Cry when he gets hurt
            * Be forced to do something you may not like if you annoy him too much
            Notes and Requirements:
            iPod touch owners may have to put in earphones that have a microphone attached, otherwise the Gremlin won't be able to hear what you say. Animation smoothness will depend on the age of your device. 1st Gen device owners will get lower framerate.

            Talking Gremlin 1.0
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