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Our tentative series App of the Week continues and this time we present an app which would help you with all your photo sharing and storing needs. iPicasso, an App developed by Uvento, is available for download from the App Store for $2.99 .
This App allows you to view your Picasa Web Albums on your iPhone. Not only that, it further allows you to have multiple Picasa Web Albums Accounts, Upload Photos from your iPhone, iPod or iPad, Select Album Order, Add and View Comments and a whole lot of exaggerating features. The App automatically adjusts your photos in the normal iPhone photo App manner and lets you flick through those precious memories in no time at all.
It has been time since we featured a game in the App of the Week section. This week, Asphalt 5 and Asphalt 5 HD caught our eyes. Asphalt 5 is for the iPhone/iPod touch while Asphalt 5 HD is for the iPad.
Asphalt 5 is a car racing game with extraordinary graphics, improved accelerometer controls and lots of different cars and tracks to choose from. The App is developed by Gameloft, a popular company which has a lot of games up on the App Store.
You have a huge number of cars to choose from, including cars from leading manufactures such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi and Ducati. The HD graphics allows you to see every detail and complete engrosses you into the game. While driving your Lamborghini or Ferrari, you could even play music from your iPod touch or iPhone and completely enjoy your drive.
iPad, the device that brought glory and money to Apple is now owned by a million people. On the first day itself, Apple sold about 300,000 iPads and today it has sold about a million iPads in just a month.
Compared to the iPhone, this is really an enormous achievement which has been registered as the iPhone took 74 days to reach a million users. What really matters is whether the iPad sales would continue to grow or would come to a stop? Even more, what would be its share of the overall market in the next few years? All Apple fan-boys and nerds already own one and other technology geeks in general are most probably waiting for the next generation or other tablets.
There are loads of Twitter clients available for any device and the truth is that the best are the paid ones. Twitter did launch its own official App for Blackberry’s and now it has launched its official Twitter App for Google’s Android. Recently, Twitter acquired Tweetie because of which any day we could see an official Twitter App for iPhone appear on the App Store for free.
LabPixies, a leading developer of personalized web gadgets “widgets” including iGoogle, Android and the iPhone has been acquired by Google. Widgets help users improve their experience with a website and LabPixies was the very first developer to develop widgets for iGoogle. Later on, with the coming of the Android platform, LabPixies even started to invest in it and contributed by developing widgets for the Mobile platform by Google.
Today Apple officially discarded the rumor about it acquiring ARM. ARM’s CEO did report that the leading company in microprocessor technology was not in talks with Apple but yet we did not have an official word from Apple itself. Apple has acquired a chip making company, Intrinsity.
Apple gobbled Intrinsity for about $112 Million. The credit for the development of the A4 chip which Apple uses in the iPad, would also go to Intrinsity because Apple uses the same technology which Intrinsity used for the development of its 1 GHz hummingbird processor in partnership with Samsung last year.
This acquisition would give Apple an edge over its competitors. Intrinsity is a maker of fast chips and Apple wants to put fast chips on their devices to improve battery life and performance. Fast chips is even a necessity for the iPhone OS considering that it now supports multitasking.
Every acquistion either by Google or Apple seems to add up to the Apple-Google fight as this too takes us back to the acquisition of P.A Semi by Apple. The employees of P.A Semi left Apple due to the compensation they had to make and started Agnilux which was acquired by Google earlier this month.
This acquisition does seem to be a response to Google acquiring Agnilux.
Google’s Andy Rubin in an interview with The New York Times has confirmed that Android 2.2 will support Flash. The next Android release, codenamed Froyo, for frozen yogurt would support Adobe’s Flash.
A giant leap for Android, a mobile OS with a mission to combine Web and Phone. Android would once again try to overcome the iPhone by putting Flash on its devices. According to Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, Flash only makes devices buggier, slower and eventually leads to crashes. This is quite true and by putting Flash into Android, Google is even playing with security.
A very surprising move by a company that believes in open standards. HTML5, a new version of the Hypertext Markup Language is completely open source and plans to eliminate Flash. Rubin also commented on Google’s commitment to keeping Android open — open for developers, open for API access, simply and completely open. According to Rubin, Google’s definition of openness “means not being militant about the things consumers are actually enjoying.”
Accessing Wikipedia Pages on the iPhone and reading them is so much fun but with native Apps to help you, Wikipedia is that much better. However, while the mobile site of Wikipedia is good, it has got certain deficiencies. You cannot store pages and images for later reading, cannot efficiently zoom in and out etc. With Articles, you can do these things and a lot more. It is a Wikipedia App for iPhone OS which helps you easily read and discover Wikipedia Articles.
The App feels as the iPhone Safari browser with similar looks. The Multiple Tabs button and Add a Bookmark button exactly replicate the browser. With the tap of a button, you could simply open up your Bookmarks pages and then navigate through various options available such as Artists and Famous Paintings, thus making the App a Wikipedia Page discovery App. History would help you read articles, which you previously stored while surfing through articles using the App. “Surprise Me!”, loads up a random Wikipedia Article which enhances its capability as a discovering tool.
You could even Add and Delete Folders in the Bookmarks Page. Opening Multiple Wikipedia Apps in the form of Tabs is even possible with the help of this genius App known as, Articles. Tapping on images inside Wikipedia Articles would fit the images to the whole screen. It has the same Progress bar as in safari which makes it almost identical to Safari on the iPhone.