TouchMyApps » iPad http://www.touchmyapps.com All Things iPhone and iPad for those who like to Touch. iOS App reviews, News, New Apps, Price Drops and App Gone Free Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:45:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.3 New iPad updated with faster A6X chip, lightning connector http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/10/23/new-ipad-updated-with-faster-a6x-chip-lightning-connector/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/10/23/new-ipad-updated-with-faster-a6x-chip-lightning-connector/#comments Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:07:23 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=70436 The 7.9-inch iPad isn’t the only new tablet unveiled earlier today. The “New iPad” with Retina Display, which was first released 6 months ago, has been updated with the iPhone 5′s lighting port, along with a more powerful A6X chip. The new A6X chip inside iPad is our most powerful mobile chip yet. It delivers … Read more]]>

The 7.9-inch iPad isn’t the only new tablet unveiled earlier today. The “New iPad” with Retina Display, which was first released 6 months ago, has been updated with the iPhone 5′s lighting port, along with a more powerful A6X chip.

The new A6X chip inside iPad is our most powerful mobile chip yet. It delivers up to twice the CPU and graphics performance of the A5X chip. And it makes iPad feel faster and even more responsive. Apps launch instantly and run smoothly. Graphics-intensivegames are fluid and lifelike on the gorgeous Retina display. And with improved image signal processing built into the A6X chip, the photos and videos you take with the5-megapixel iSight camera look sharper and even more Retina worthy.

Its design remains unchanged and despite the faster processor within, the updated 4th Generation iPad still rocks a solid 10 hour battery life. Another notable change is the newer and more advanced Wifi (802.11n 2.4 + 5GHz) that is said to be 2x faster than any previous-gen iPad.

Pre-orders, like the iPad Mini, will begin on Oct 26th and the Wifi only models will start shipping November 2nd (with Wifi+LTE to follow 2 weeks later). Both black and white iPads will be available and price/storage remains unchanged from the 3rd gen iPad, starting at $499 for the Wifi only model.

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iOS 6 is now available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/09/19/ios-6-is-now-available-for-the-iphone-ipad-and-ipod-touch/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/09/19/ios-6-is-now-available-for-the-iphone-ipad-and-ipod-touch/#comments Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:49:25 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=69903 Apple’s latest mobile operating system – iOS 6 – is finally available to the masses. Available either as a download over-the-air and directly from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (go to Settings –> General –> Software Update), or by plugging it into your computer and updating via iTunes, iOS 6 contains over 200 new features, including Apple’s … Read more]]>

Apple’s latest mobile operating system – iOS 6 – is finally available to the masses. Available either as a download over-the-air and directly from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (go to Settings –> General –> Software Update), or by plugging it into your computer and updating via iTunes, iOS 6 contains over 200 new features, including Apple’s all-new maps app, Passbook, an improved Siri and more. We previous posted about its most notable new additions, as well as a list of features that are/aren’t compatible with older iDevices. For the complete scoop on the latest OS, hit Apple’s iOS 6 page, or start updating your iPhone/iPad to see first hand all the new goodies that are included.

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Next Issue brings all-you-can-read magazine store to iPad for $10 a month http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/07/10/next-issue-brings-all-you-can-read-magazine-store-to-ipad-for-10-a-month/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/07/10/next-issue-brings-all-you-can-read-magazine-store-to-ipad-for-10-a-month/#comments Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:37:09 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=68962 Reading digital magazines on your iPad has just gotten a whole lot more affordable. Next Issue, the buffet-style magazine app that was first released on Android devices 3 months ago, has finally arrived on iOS. Essentially the netflix for magazines, a monthly subscription of $9.99 will give you unlimited access to 34 titles (which are ”enhanced digital … Read more]]>

Reading digital magazines on your iPad has just gotten a whole lot more affordable. Next Issue, the buffet-style magazine app that was first released on Android devices 3 months ago, has finally arrived on iOS. Essentially the netflix for magazines, a monthly subscription of $9.99 will give you unlimited access to 34 titles (which are ”enhanced digital editions, optimized for tablets”) including Car and Driver, Elle, Esquire, GQ, Vanity Fair and Wired. For an extra 5 bucks a month (the “premium” plan – $14.99), you’ll get in addition all the weekly magazines, and they include Entertainment Weekly, People, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker and Time. As Engadget noted, Next Issue Media hopes to double their catalog by year’s end, as well as add additional publishers to the mix. The iOS app is a free download, and new customers get to try out the service FREE for 30 days. Promotional trailer and how-to videos after the break.

Next Issue Next Issue Media, Next Issue - Free

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Steel Media launches SWiPE Magazine app for iPad http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/06/12/steel-media-launches-swipe-magazine-app-for-ipad/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/06/12/steel-media-launches-swipe-magazine-app-for-ipad/#comments Tue, 12 Jun 2012 17:57:27 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=68515 Steel Media, a leading tech mobile publisher based out of the UK (PocketGamer, iPhone Alliance and Quality Index to name a few), has just released the first ever issue of Swipe, an interactive magazine especially designed for the iPad. The app was built using HTML5 and its content showcases the best that the App Store … Read more]]>

Steel Media, a leading tech mobile publisher based out of the UK (PocketGamer, iPhone Alliance and Quality Index to name a few), has just released the first ever issue of Swipe, an interactive magazine especially designed for the iPad. The app was built using HTML5 and its content showcases the best that the App Store has to offer. In Issue #1, Swipe gets an exclusive first look at Rovio’s Angry Birds follow up Amazing Alex, along with reviews from sites like Slide to Play, 148Apps, TouchGen (and TMA), as well as an interview with gaming legend David Braben (Lost Winds) and much more. Swipe is available now as a free download (243MB) and well worth the space on your iPad, especially if you dig iOS games. Press release and intro video after the gap.

swipe magazine Steel Media, swipe magazine - Free

Press Release

Steel Media launches swipe magazine, an interactive publication showcasing the finest iOS content
Issue 1, featuring world exclusive preview of Rovio’s Amazing Alex, now available on the App Store for iPad (iPhone version to follow shortly)

Bath, UK – 12th June 2012 – Roll up! Roll up! Come share Steel Media’s excitement at the launch of swipe magazine, our brand spanking new interactive digital publication aimed squarely at users of Apple’s iDevices.

Unlike previous digital publications that have offered comparatively flat print magazine conversions or included iOS content as secondary filler, swipe is built with interactive HTML5 goodness from the ground up and focused squarely on the biggest and best content to hit the App Store. That means that not only is it tremendously fun to use, but it also cuts straight to the stuff that’s worth downloading.

So in this first issue, for instance, we kick off with the world exclusive on Amazing Alex, Rovio’s follow-up to Angry Birds. We also review the latest and greatest games, talk to gaming legend David Braben, list our ten favourite RPGs, check out the coolest iPhone/iPad gear, suggest some must-have apps, discuss the thorny issue of freemium, offer tips for Where’s My Water? Cranky’s Story, and a whole lot more.

The magazine’s content is sourced directly from members of the iPhone Alliance, a collection of the world’s finest independent sites covering the iOS scene. So readers get access to an uncommonly broad coverage selection, as well as a cross-section of views from sites whose opinion you can trust.

“From an editorial perspective, working on a publication that focuses only on the best content available for the iOS scene is uniquely rewarding in terms of how well you get to serve your audience,” said swipe editor Joao Diniz Sanches. “But when you add in the dynamic, fun interactive elements that a digital magazine format allows you’re then able to push the reader experience to a new level, to bring it to life.”

“Swipe magazine packages the best content from independent game sites into a smart, easy-reading interactive wrapper,” added Chris James, Steel Media MD. “We’re really proud of it and think it stands out in the digital magazine space as offering something a bit more engaging than anything else out there.”

While the interactive awesomeness of swipe magazine is designed primarily with iPad screens in mind, we do love all iDevices and will be making a more compact edition, which we’ve dubbed swipe lite, available for iPhone and iPod touch users very shortly.

Swipe magazine is available now on iPad and it’s totally free. So download it from the app store at http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/swipe-magazine/id531140965?mt=8.

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iOS 6: All New Maps app, improved Siri, Passbook and more http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/06/11/ios-6-all-new-maps-app-improved-siri-passbook-and-more/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/06/11/ios-6-all-new-maps-app-improved-siri-passbook-and-more/#comments Mon, 11 Jun 2012 23:32:38 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=68474 Apple officially unveiled iOS 6 earlier today at the WWDC, calling it “The world’s most advanced mobile operating system”. Hardcore Android users and Google may beg to differ, but one thing’s for certain: iOS 6 will come loaded with over 200 new features, including an all-new Maps app, improved Phone functionality, a smarter and more capable … Read more]]>

Apple officially unveiled iOS 6 earlier today at the WWDC, calling it “The world’s most advanced mobile operating system”. Hardcore Android users and Google may beg to differ, but one thing’s for certain: iOS 6 will come loaded with over 200 new features, including an all-new Maps app, improved Phone functionality, a smarter and more capable Siri, and much much more. The next gen OS is set to drop this fall and will be compatible with the iPhone 3GS/4/4S, iPod Touch 4th gen, and iPad 2/3. Here are some of iOS 6′s more notable features:

Maps

  • Designed from the ground up, the all-new Maps uses a “vector-based engine” that gives it crisp visuals and smooth performance when panning and zooming
  • Turn-by-turn navigation with 3D view of streets and surroundings. If you miss a turn, Maps will automatically reroute you and update your ETA (say goodbye to your 3rd party GPS app!)
  • Real-time traffic information (thanks to crowd-sourced data) will provide users with updated ETA
  • Flyover: Major metro areas can be viewed from above with photo-realistic, interactive 3D views. “Fly” around cities and explore landmarks in high res by zooming, panning, titling and rotating the 3D map
  • Works from the home screen and works hand-in-hand with Siri
  • Integrated with Yelp and will have over 100 million business listings upon launch.

Facebook Integration

 

  • Now integrated throughout iOS. Like Twitter on iOS 5, you only need to sign in once
  • Share photos from the Camera app, locations from Maps, links from Safari, high scores from Game Center, and more
  • Facebook friends’ contact info will be integrated into Contacts
  • Facebook Events and friends’ birthdays are integrated into Calendar
  • ‘Like’ songs, albums, shows, movies, and apps.

Siri

 

  • Available on the new iPad
  • Siri can get the latest scores and stats for your favorite team and players (Baseball, basketball, football and more). Data pulled in from Yahoo! Sports
  • You can ask for upcoming showtimes, look up movie facts, play trailers, and more. Movie ratings and reviews provided by Rotten Tomatoes
  • Ask Siri to look up restaurants by cuisine, price, location, outdoor seating and more. Restaurant photos, Yelp stars, price range, and reviews will be shown
  • Siri has partnered with OpenTable, allowing you to make reservations
  • Siri can finally open apps. Simply say “Open [name of app]” and the desired app will immediately launch
  • Tell Siri to update your Facebook status, post a comment on your Wall, or send a tweet just by speaking
  • Siri now available in English, French, and German. Japanese to come next, followed by Spanish, Italian, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese.

 Passbook

  • A new app that acts like a virtual wallet, keeping all your boarding passes, movie tickets, retail coupons, loyalty cards in one place
  • Brands include Target, Fandango, Starbucks, Apple Store, United and more.
  • It’s time and location aware, so passes, tickets and other coupons will automagically appear on your Lock screen at the appropriate time/place

Mail (VIPs)

  • Users can set up a VIP list by adding various contacts to this newly designated category. Think of it as a “Starring” system for individuals
  • Mail VIPs is iCloud enabled, so all your VIP Contacts will be synced across all devices
  • Add photos and videos to emails few a few taps
  • Mail will be able to open password-protected Office docs in iOS 6

FaceTime

  • FaceTime will finally work over cellular (3G/LTE) networks, so you can FaceTime friends and family wherever you are
  • Make and receive FaceTime calls on your iPad and Mac using your phone number (Apple ID and phone number will be unified)

Safari

  • All-new iCloud Tabs keep track of all the pages you have opened on your iDevices, so you can pick up right where you left off from one device to another
  • Offline Reading: Full webpages are now saved (not just links) to your Reading List, meaning you can read that article later while offline
  • Upload photos and videos to various websites directly from within Safari
  • Read full-screen on your iPhone/iPod Touch while in landscape with a tap

Phone

  • In the event a call comes in and you can’t answer right away, simply swipe up to reveal “Replay with Message” and “Remind Me Later” options
  • Send sms/iMessage with preset and custom messages for a quick reply
  • Set up a time or location-based callback reminder (for location-based, options are “When I leave”, “When I get home” and “When I get to work”
  • Do Not Disturb feature ensures that no one can bother you (blocks all incoming calls and notifications)
  • DND can be turned on manually or at a scheduled time frame (i.e from 11pm-7am on weekdays)
  • Conversely, you can set it up to allow calls from your favorites or a specific contact group

Shared Photo Stream

 

  • Share specific photos you want, with just the people you choose. This is done by selecting photos from the photo apps, tapping the ‘Share’ button, then selecting contacts you want to share your pics with
  • Those using iCloud on iOS 6 device (or Mac running Mountain Lion) will automatically receive images in Photos app or iPhoto. If the other party doesn’t own an iDevice, they can be viewed on the web
  • Shared photo streams can be viewed on Apple TV
  • Users can like photos and even make comments
  • Shared photo streams don’t count against iCloud storage and they work on both WiFi and cellular networks

Miscellaneous

  • Lost Mode: iOS and iCloud offers Lost mode, which makes it easier to use Find My iPhone to locate/protect missing device. You can immediately lock a missing iPhone with a 4 digit passcode and sent it a message (contact number/info). While in Lost mode, the lost/stolen device will keep track of where it’s been, which you can view on a map within the Find My iPhone app
  • Guided Access: A feature that helps make it easier for people with vision, hearing, learning, and mobility disabilities. The home button, touch input and/or motion sensor can be switched off to help those with disabilities focus on the content
  • Redesigned iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore: Quickly browse through the best of what’s new in music, movies, TV shows, apps and books at the top of the respective store’s home page. A new history feature keeps track of the music, movies, and TV shows you’ve browsed. Tap on the history button when you want to buy that movie you’ve been keeping your eye on. It’s iCloud enabled, so your history will be up-to-date on all your devices
  • New Features for China: Chinese users will have access to new Chinese dictionary and improved text input (it’s faster and more accurate). iOS 6 has support for over 30,000 Chinese characters in handwriting recognition, more than double the number in iOS 5. Finally, you can add words to your personal dictionary and iCloud will make them available on all iDevices. Also, Baidu (China’s Google) will be a built-in search option in Safari and users can also share videos directly to Youku and Tudou.
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tyype HD brings swipe gesture editing to the iPad http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/06/05/tyype-hd-brings-swipe-gesture-editing-to-the-ipad/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/06/05/tyype-hd-brings-swipe-gesture-editing-to-the-ipad/#comments Wed, 06 Jun 2012 00:13:26 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=68422 About a month ago, we’d posted a video of a prototype iPad keyboard that would allow the movement of the onscreen cursor left or right by simply dragging a finger in either direction. Such functionality would indeed make it much easier for the user when editing text on the iPad. Well for all you non-jailbreakers … Read more]]>

About a month ago, we’d posted a video of a prototype iPad keyboard that would allow the movement of the onscreen cursor left or right by simply dragging a finger in either direction. Such functionality would indeed make it much easier for the user when editing text on the iPad. Well for all you non-jailbreakers out there who want to try out gesture based editing on your iPads, developer iApp have recently released tyype HD, a simple enough app that let’s you do just that. Sliding your finger above the virtual keyboard, you can move the cursor left or right. To quickly select text, use two fingers, while three fingers move the cursor twice as fast. In addition, pinch gestures will scale the font size. tyype HD is available now on the App Store for the intro price of $0.99, and after several planned updates (multiple file support and Dropbox/iCloud sync), it’ll sell for $2.99. Check out the video demo of the app in action after the gap.

tyype HD iApp, tyype HD - $0.99

 

Description

Tyype HD is a revolutionary gesture based text editor for iPad.
Quick and natural gestures allow you to quickly move around the text and select bits of it without multiple taps required.

Some of the gestures tyype supports are:
* One finger pan – lets you move the cursor precisely between characters.
* Two finger pan – similar as above, but is used to highlight the text.
* Three finger pan – same as one finger, but moves the cursor twice as fast – comes in handy when you deal with large amount of text
* Pinch – scales the font size
* Two finger double tap – selects entire text

What’s New in Version 1.1

- word/character count
- gesture recognition improvement
- undo/redo keyboard extension

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iPad 2 with 32nm A5 chip provides up to 16% improvement in battery life http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/05/04/ipad-2-with-32nm-a5-chip-provides-up-to-16-improvement-in-battery-life/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/05/04/ipad-2-with-32nm-a5-chip-provides-up-to-16-improvement-in-battery-life/#comments Fri, 04 May 2012 17:44:49 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=67993 The iPad 2 may have received a price drop ($399 for WiFi model) with the release of the New iPad, but what you may not be aware of is that it now houses a smaller and more efficient A5 chip – 32nm as opposed to the 45nm to be exact (the 45nm chip is found … Read more]]>

The iPad 2 may have received a price drop ($399 for WiFi model) with the release of the New iPad, but what you may not be aware of is that it now houses a smaller and more efficient A5 chip – 32nm as opposed to the 45nm to be exact (the 45nm chip is found in previous iPad 2s and even the current gen iPad). Known as iPad 2,4, Anandtech recently bought one through Best Buy and promptly put it through a series of tests. While the new A5 chip doesn’t appear to provide a boost in speed and power, it does give users a nice bump in battery life. In the web browsing test, the “new” iPad 2,4 lasted for 11.7 hours, whereas the iPad 2 clocked in at 10.1 hours (9.28 hrs for new iPad).

In the 3D Gaming test using Infinity Blade II as the test subject, the iPad 2,4 provided 7.9 hours of play time, while the iPad 2 lasted 6.12 hours and the new iPad 5.58 hours. Swapping the game with a graphically less intentive one (Riptide GP) provided very similar results. Besides improved battery life, it seems that the 32nm chip runs cooler as well. After playing Infinity Blade for an hour, the iPad 2,4 ran 1 degree Celsius cooler than the iPad 2.

The iPad 2,4 with the battery friend 32nm A5 chip is only found in the $399 Wifi model. But the real question is where to find one, especially if you’re in the market for the sub $400 iPad. According to Anandtech, there’s unfortunately no way of knowing whether the iPad 2 sports a 32nm or 45nm chip unless you open the box. The newer iPad 2,4 is likely to come with iOS 5.1 preloaded, while the iPad 2,1 should still be on 5.0.1 or older. But to be 100% sure, you can run the benchmarking app Geekbench, which will identify the iPad as 2,1 or 2,4. The review also noted that the next iPhone “will almost certainly use Samsung’s 32nm process and require it in significant volumes”. If true, we should expect the iPhone 5 to be not just faster than the 4S, but also more power efficient.

You can read the complete review of the iPad 2,4 over at Anandtech.

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iPad Keyboard Prototype: Text editing on the iPad made easy http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/05/04/ipad-keyboard-prototype-text-editing-on-the-ipad-made-easy/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/05/04/ipad-keyboard-prototype-text-editing-on-the-ipad-made-easy/#comments Fri, 04 May 2012 15:22:40 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=67989 If you’ve ever tried editing text (repeatedly) on the iPad, it’s probably crossed your mind that there should be a more efficient method of moving the onscreen cursor and selecting the desired text. I know I have and it’s one of the primary reasons why I love using the Shift and arrow keys on the ZAGGfolio … Read more]]>

If you’ve ever tried editing text (repeatedly) on the iPad, it’s probably crossed your mind that there should be a more efficient method of moving the onscreen cursor and selecting the desired text. I know I have and it’s one of the primary reasons why I love using the Shift and arrow keys on the ZAGGfolio bluetooth keyboard. Well you can leave it to Youtube user danielchasehooper to provide a visual on how this could be implemented on iOS for the iPad. As shown in his prototype video, you drag one finger left/right to move the cursor (two fingers to move it faster), and hold shift while dragging to select the text. Perhaps Apple will provide similar functionality in iOS 6, but until WWDC next month (where Applecould very well announce the next iOS) we won’t know for certain if the virtual keyboard will receive any improvements and upgrades. But you can let Apple know that you wish to have this feature on the iPad. Here’s how:

From Daniel Cooper’s Youtube page:

1. Go to bugreport.apple.com, sign in and click “New Problem”
2. Set the Title to “Editing Text on iPad (duplicate of rdar://11365152)”
3. Set the Product to “iPad”, Version Number to “N/A”, Classification to “Feature (New)” and Is It Reproducible to “Not Applicable”
4. Copy the letter below and paste it in the Problem Details section then click submit

I just saw Daniel Hooper’s iPad keyboard demo and I want that for my iPad! (Check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGQTaHGQ04Q) Apple says the iPad is the future of the Post-PC world; if it’s going to be my primary keyboard, I want a better way to edit text! 

Tapping directly on text to move the cursor works well for small portions of text, but we don’t just write short portions of text anymore! When performing lots of edits in larger documents the direct interaction metaphor falls apart for cursor control. Even short portions of text can be painful to edit when you need to move the cursor to a precise location. Would you ever want to write a document on your computer without using the arrow keys? This is the reality iPad users face because they do not have the equivalent of arrow keys. There is a better way.

Take advantage of gestures by making a drag over the keyboard UI move the cursor. Move the cursor in word increments when dragging with two fingers. And finally, let the user select text while dragging when they hold down shift.

This developer’s definitely nailed it on the head and I can’t think of an easier way to edit text on the iPad, especially without adding extra keys on its virtual keyboard. Hopefully Apple’s got a few ideas of their own and will implement it for iOS 6.

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Shadowgun gets Retina support on new iPad, now $2.99 http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/04/24/shadowgun-gets-retina-support-on-new-ipad-now-2-99/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/04/24/shadowgun-gets-retina-support-on-new-ipad-now-2-99/#comments Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:20:15 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=67846 Shadowgun (TMA Review), one of the best third person shooters on iOS, has just been updated to support the new iPad’s 2048×1536 resolution. Not only does it get a nice bump up in res count, but it also gets 4x MSAA Anti Aliasing without sacrificing on performance. As such, the visuals will look even more stunning on the … Read more]]>

Shadowgun (TMA Review), one of the best third person shooters on iOS, has just been updated to support the new iPad’s 2048×1536 resolution. Not only does it get a nice bump up in res count, but it also gets 4x MSAA Anti Aliasing without sacrificing on performance. As such, the visuals will look even more stunning on the latest iPad. Meanwhile for other iDevice owners, this splendid shooter has received some minor bug fixes to improve upon the overall experience. The update is free for those who’ve already purchased the game, otherwise, Shadowgun can now be had for only $2.99 (down from $4.99).

SHADOWGUN MADFINGER, SHADOWGUN (TMA Review) – $2.99


Description

The year is 2350, and corrupt intergalactic corporations are the rule of law, hiring bounty hunters and mercs to do their bidding. The best of the best are known as SHADOWGUNS.

SHADOWGUN puts you into the role of John Slade, the galaxy’s most infamous bounty hunter. Your mission: hunt down Dr. Edgar Simon, maniacal genius and leader of his own mutant army. Infiltrate Dr. Simon’s mountain fortress and fight his personal guard of cyborgs, battle droids, and genetically-enhanced humanoids. Using state-of-the-art weaponry, ships, and the assistance of S.A.R.A.—Slade’s personal android assistant—SHADOWGUN combines intense tactical combat with 3rd person action.

☣ CRUSH, KILL, DESTROY! ☣
- Featuring the most advanced combat A.I. to date—enemies flank, seek cover, and utilize teamwork to take you down! Battle automated sentries, aerial drones, and other lethal foes—tactical maneuvers are based upon actual military strategy!
- Solve hacking mini-games to whet your nerdly appetite, then get back to blasting!

☣ CONSOLE-QUALITY GRAPHICS! ☣
- It ain’t just pretty—it’s gorgeous! Advanced lighting effects, beautifully rendered environments, and pro voices make this one of the most advanced games for your smartphone!

☣ LIKE YOUR SCI-FI SOAKED IN BLOOD? ☣
- Immersive storyline with multiple outcomes! You decide how it ends!
- The first installment in a major franchise!
- Unlock the detailed “Shadowpedia”, and read more about the SHADOWGUN universe!

☣ FROM THE MIND OF A MADMAN! ☣
- Survive the onslaught of Dr. Simon’s deadly creations, including level bosses, mutated grunts, killer machines, and more!

☣ EXPANSION DETAILS ☣
- The story directly follows the events of original Shadowgun
- New datadisc is free
- 4 new levels
- New enemy creature
- New gun
- New type of gaming interaction
- New collectibles
- New soundtrack
- Lot of new graphics, animations and cutscenes

What’s New

Support of the new iPad !!!
☢ Native 2048×1536 iPad resolution
☢ 4x MSAA Anti Aliasing

Bug Fixing
☢ Fixed bug in reloading
☢ Fixed bugs in roll
☢ Fixed invisible/untouchable icons on some lifts (Level 7 and 8)

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Report: iPad Mini coming in Q3 2012, will cost $249-$299 with 6 million units at launch http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/04/16/report-ipad-mini-coming-in-q3-2012-will-cost-249-299-with-6-million-units-at-launch/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/04/16/report-ipad-mini-coming-in-q3-2012-will-cost-249-299-with-6-million-units-at-launch/#comments Mon, 16 Apr 2012 16:15:54 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=67621 A new rumour has emerged today from China (surprise!) that claims Apple will be releasing an “iPad Mini” in the 3rd quarter of 2012 to compete against a host of soon-to-released Windows tablets. According to Kotaku: Chinese net portal, NetEase, has a story on a rumored new mini Apple tablet. NetEase claimed that the device will be released … Read more]]>

A new rumour has emerged today from China (surprise!) that claims Apple will be releasing an “iPad Mini” in the 3rd quarter of 2012 to compete against a host of soon-to-released Windows tablets. According to Kotaku:

Chinese net portal, NetEase, has a story on a rumored new mini Apple tablet. NetEase claimed that the device will be released around the third quarter of this year to “counter attack” the upcoming Windows tablets. The report further claims that the devices will cost anywhere from US$249 to $299 and that there will be an initial 6 million units ready for launch.

While this report does make mention of the iPad Mini’s possible cost ($249-$299) and initial units for launch (6 million), it doesn’t speculate on the size of the smaller iPad. Plenty of rumours in the past have pointed to a 7.85″ iPad, which would be slightly larger than the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet (both 7″). If true, a nearly 8″ iPad at under $300 would be a heck of a bargain.

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iPad (Retina) App Updates Roundup: PDF Expert, Facebook, Nook, Air Display and Upad http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/04/03/ipad-retina-app-updates/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/04/03/ipad-retina-app-updates/#comments Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:43:13 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=67431 Over the past 24 hours, several notable iPad apps were updated to include support for the new iPad’s retina display. PDF Expert, my favorite PDF reader/annotator on the iPad, also received a great new feature – Document Thumbnails. Now all files are shown as thumbnails and moving PDFs around (i.e into folders) can be done … Read more]]>

Over the past 24 hours, several notable iPad apps were updated to include support for the new iPad’s retina display. PDF Expert, my favorite PDF reader/annotator on the iPad, also received a great new feature – Document Thumbnails. Now all files are shown as thumbnails and moving PDFs around (i.e into folders) can be done via simple drag ‘n drops. Another anticipated update came from Air Display, where turning on the “HiDPI mode” on your Mac OS Lion will essentially turn that new iPad into a gorgeous 2048 x 1536 secondary display for your iMac/Macbook. Check out the complete “what’s new” for these updated apps after the break.

Facebook

What’s New in Version 4.1.1

In this release, we added some features and fixed some bugs so now:
- You can go offline in chat
- The right profile picture appears for everyone
- Your list of friends always includes all your friends
- In sets of photos, your name is displayed correctly
- Photos of people who like Facebook Pages load correctly
- Your friend-request notification only lights up if you have a request
- You can change your language to Czech, Danish, Greek, Indonesian, Malaysian, Norwegian (Bokmal), Portuguese (Portugal) or Thai
- If you’ve got a new Retina iPad, you’ll see a crisp, high resolution interface

Facebook Facebook, Facebook, – Free

PDF Expert

What’s New in Version 4.0

- PDF Expert now supports retina display on the new iPad
- PDF Portfolios and PDF videos enrich the use of PDFs on your iPad
- Document Thumbnails are added to help you browsing your files

PDF Expert - Fill forms, annotate PDFs Readdle, PDF Expert – Fill forms, annotate PDFs, – $9.99

Air Display

What’s New in Version 1.6

HiDPI
• If you have Mac OS X Lion and a Retina iOS device, now you can turn on “HiDPI mode.” HiDPI is a built-in Mac OS X feature that makes UI elements render at double resolution. It’s absolutely stunning on a Retina display. By default, Mac OS X disables HiDPI because until now, there has been no Mac display with high enough resolution. Air Display on a new iPad, with its 2048×1536 264-dpi Retina display, finally brings HiDPI to life.

RETINA DISPLAY (Mac OS X 10.6+ only)
• Devices with Retina displays now can optionally render at high resolution. You can still choose to view at non-Retina resolutions.
• Air Display now uses the full screen resolution when scaling (while doing video out or mirroring a larger device).

BUG FIXES
• No longer disabling drivers on MacBook Pro models with NVIDIA 9400M/9600M video adapter. Please see avatron.com/lion for more information.
• Fixed bugs related to modifier keys on the virtual and Bluetooth keyboards, when connected to a Mac. Requires Mac Air Display Connect update.
• Fixed the “Enable Keyboard” option (in the Air Display section in the Settings app).
• Improved frame rate and quality.
• Fixed video output bugs.

Air Display Avatron Software, Air Display (TMA Review), – $9.99

NOOK by Barnes & Noble

What’s New in Version 3.1.3

• Updated and enhanced for iPad’s new Retina display – words and images load sharper
• Easier-to-use Highlight feature for NOOK Books – highlight all the words you want
• On NOOK for iPad only: Now read in 1 or 2 columns when using landscape orientation
• Several bug fixes

This update requires iOS 4.3+ and works on the new iPad, iPad2, iPad1, iPhone 4S/4/3GS and iPod touch (3rd generation and above).

NOOK by Barnes & Noble Barnes & Noble, NOOK by Barnes & Noble, – Free

UPAD

What’s New in Version 1.96

- Retina display support for new iPAD
- Fixed data storing bug
- Fixed GoogleDocs upload bug
- Fixed minor bugs

UPAD PockeySoft, UPAD, – $4.99

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New iPad not as “hot” as other tablets http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/03/27/new-ipad-not-as-hot-as-other-tablets/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/03/27/new-ipad-not-as-hot-as-other-tablets/#comments Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:22:03 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=67305 If you’ve been sitting on the fence about buying the new iPad due to concerns that it runs hotter than its predecessors (Consumer Reports recorded a temperature of 116 degrees Fahrenheit after playing Infinity Blade II for 45 minutes), this new test performed by Wired could possibly ease your mind a little. Comparing Apple’s latest with 5 other tablets, including … Read more]]>

If you’ve been sitting on the fence about buying the new iPad due to concerns that it runs hotter than its predecessors (Consumer Reports recorded a temperature of 116 degrees Fahrenheit after playing Infinity Blade II for 45 minutes), this new test performed by Wired could possibly ease your mind a little. Comparing Apple’s latest with 5 other tablets, including the Asus Prime Transformer and Kindle Fire, each tablet was used to play Dead Space (Infinity Blade is an iOS exclusive) for 30 minutes. Here’s what Wired found:

The result? The third-generation iPad reached just 94 degrees Fahrenheit in its hottest rear chassis location (slightly below, and to the right of, the Apple logo when the tablet is held in portrait mode). Ninety-four degrees is not an uncomfortable temperature in one’s hands, and it’s also well short of the alarming 116 degrees publicized by Consumer Reports, as well as our own 108 degree reading. Dead Space may not tax the iPad’s internals as much as Infinity Blade 2, but it’s still a demanding 3-D game in the tablet space, and will certainly evoke hotter run temperatures than a mail program, YouTube orAngry Birds during continuous use.

Surprisingly, the new iPad ran 4.5 degrees fahrenheit cooler than the Transformer Prime, an Android tablet that’s currently considered among the most powerful out there. The breakdown of temperature measurements are as follows:

  • ASUS Transformer Prime – 98.5
  • Kindle Fire – 96.5
  • BlackBerry Playbook – 95.5
  • New iPad – 94
  • iPad 2 – 93.5
  • Acer Iconia Tab A200 – 90

While it’s true that Dead Space has been out for nearly a year now and doesn’t push the new iPad’s hardware to its limits, it’s still interesting to see where it stands temperature-wise in comparison to the other tablets while playing the same game. Of course, the true test would be for all tablets to run Infinity Blade, but until Epic Games decides to release the graphically taxing action/adventure on the Android platform (which may be never), this should at the very least tell you that the new iPad doesn’t run as hot as its competition – at least when it comes to playing games that aren’t most demanding on the GPU. And let’s not forget that this whole issue with overheating iPads may have completely been overblown (remember antennagate?)

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