iPads are generally great products, but they come with a slight defect. As of this writing, the overwhelming majority of iOS apps are written for iPhone. Not iPad. That’s just the nature of the status quo – there are far more iPhones and iPod Touches in existence then there are iPads. Thus it stands to reason that developing for iPhone would carry the greatest chance of profitability. Thus the greater amount of iPhone apps. That’s not to say that iPad users are left out in the cold, though. With some careful changes, anyone can upgrade their iPad. Not only can
You may have caught our review of MoneyWiz for Mac earlier, and if you did then you’re in for a lot more of the same with the following review. Here, I’m checking out the iPad version of the finance-management software from SilverWiz, and I’ll let you know how it compares, contrasts and compliments its desktop counterpart. I’ll also cover something I didn’t in the initial review, and that’s the synchronisation features that the set of apps provides. How to use MoneyWiz Setting up accounts and such on the iOS version of the application is entirely similar to that of the
iOS is a fantastic OS. As far as mobile operating systems go it represents a hell of an achievement in user-friendliness and speed. The iPhone and iPad exemplify the Apple design philosophy at its finest- end to end control over a product’s hardware and software to create a piece of technology that feels less like a gadget and more like art. Using an Apple product is smooth and seamless. It’s one of the real advantages of their “walled garden” philosophy to design. The downside to the walled garden, though, is that it can be restrictive. Take alternate browsers, for example.
As much as people like to trumpet the new revolution in mobile, there are a few things that a tablet still cannot do. Productive work, for one. It depends on the type of work you’re doing, but heavy duty content creation is still something that requires a real PC. Though apps for iOS and Android are advancing by leaps and bounds, the problem is that there’s only so much you can get done on a touch screen without the full suite of PC-exclusive programs like Photoshop, MS Word, AutoCad, and Final Cut. There are other reasons to go PC for
When we invested in an iPad for the TechNorms staff, one of the best benefits of our purchase was its impressive capabilities as an e-reader. The iPad is an impressive device for reading all sorts of things- books, magazines, newspapers, websites, webcomics, comics, and pretty much anything else you can think of. However, one question that many first-time buyers have when purchasing an e-reader is, “Why should I buy this and not a Kindle?” It’s a good question. After all, most everything that you can read on an iPad can be read on a black-and-white E-Ink Kindle. Amazon’s signature e-reader
In case you were too busy during the Holiday festivities, you might have missed the announcement that LogMeIn Remote Access app is now available as a free download from the App Store. For the unaware, LogMeIn is a nifty app that lets you access your PC or Mac desktops on your iOS devices. The old premium version is still available via in-app version but it will cost you $40 per year to enjoy premium features such as HD video and sound streaming, file transfer, and cloud storage integration. So, if you don’t have a need for those features and you
When it comes to the web on Apple devices, Safari has been the ubiquitous browser for a while, and the move from the Mac to the range of mobile iDevices has only served to increase its reputation. There’s nothing particularly wrong with Safari on the iPad. It’s a pretty featureless browser, but it’s sturdy and capable of all things Flash-less whilst retaining many of the traits that make it reasonably popular on the desktop. For this reason, Dolphin Browser HD has been built on top of that basic platform, and added a handful of extras to make the experience a