Apple renamed iPhone OS to iOS. Not a dynamic name, but goes well with their products. iOS 4, the latest version of the Operating System brings in much needed features such as multitasking, folders, iAds and iBooks to the iPhone.
At WWDC, Steve Jobs announced that an update to iBooks would appear sometime this month. The update would bring complete PDF support to iBooks and users could read their PDF’s within iBooks itself. The PDF’s would be featured in the books shelf just as the books downloaded from the iBooks Store do. The App would now have two sections on the top – Books and PDF
The App would even add notes and bookmarks which would let you take quick notes while reading a book or PDF and bookmark any page.
By now, you must probably be admiring your shiny new iPad and must be in awe with it. The iPad is neatly designed and protecting it is one heavy task. Dread the day, when you accidentally drop it and it breaks down into pieces. Apple did keep that in mind while designing the iPad and it is quite scratch resistance. For extra protection, you could purchase a $39 Apple case, which is almost rubber like and does not succeed in its task.
During the D8 conference, John Donahoe, CEO of eBay predicted that in due course of time, wallets and credit cards would become extinct and devices such as the iPhone and iPad would have all the information needed to make transactions and purchases. According to him, wallets would be digitized and these devices would be everything people would ever need for a transaction.
Steve Ballmer was interviewed at the D8 conference where he commented on Macs and the iPad. According to Steve Ballmer, PCs would grow in huge numbers and people would continue to use them. He even mentioned that Macs could become like trucks in the near future, but PCs won’t. They would still continue to operate in large numbers. Speaking about the iPad, Ballmer believes the iPad to be a PC with a different form factor.
Flixster, the highly popular Movies App for iPhone and iPod touch just got ported to the iPad. Currently, the App is on version 4.0 and works smoothly. Movies by Flixster allows you to rate movies, review them, check upcoming movies, find showtimes, get critic reviews from Rotten Tomatoes and share them with your friends. It is the ultimate App for all your Movie needs.
Bill Gates and his Dad were interviewed by Larry King on Larry King Live. Speaking about computers and technology, Apple had to be mentioned. Larry asked Bill Gates about Steve Jobs. He said “Steve’s Brilliant, done very good work. We enjoyed working together and sparring with each other. We have different strengths but we love the industry.”
Whoa! This is awesome. It seems like Apple has approved a browser to exist on the App Store. This App is a browser which is complete. It is now the top paid app in the App Store and is developed by Vivek Javvaji .
When Digg launched its App for the iPhone, it gathered a lot of attention and within just days of its launch it was the top free app for the iPhone on the App Store. Digg did a good job with the app and using it is fun. We did a complete review of the App as soon as it was launched and pointed out some of the setbacks of the App.