May 16th, 2013 10 Comments »
Designer Sam Beckett has released a new concept video demonstrating his vision of how an Apple ‘iTV’ could pair with an iPad mini as the remote for the entertainment centre, as he explains in his post over at The Verge:
The overall idea of the concept demonstrates how an iPad or iPad Mini could be paired, (via bluetooth) to an Apple TV set-top box or TV screen panel. User input would either be by multitouch (on the tablet), or with Siri voice commands.
Eventually, I would like to demonstrate how the App Store, FaceTime and the Recordings app (with inbuilt DVR and iCloud storage) would work.
The iPad mini would have apps which would simultaneously launch on the Apple Television, which would imagine Apple having successfully partnered with cable operators for content. The iPad mini would be paired via Bluetooth to the TV and Siri would play a major role in navigating around the media centre.
Check out the video below and tell me what you think:
We have previously seen other concept videos released by Beckett, including an iPhone 5 concept from last fall envisioning a taller iPhone with ‘Mission Control’ and a fingerprint sensor to unlock the device.
This Apple iTV Concept Imagines iPad mini as the Ultimate Remote [VIDEO] is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog – Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
May 15th, 2013 10 Comments »
Google has announced at its 2013 I/O developer conference it has revamped Google Maps for the desktop, plus mobile, which means new designs are coming for the iPhone version plus a dedicated native iPad version (which was used in a demo).
The next version of Google Maps will expand live traffic incident reports and accidents around the world. Check out the preview video below:
At this point in time, I have no idea how Apple Maps will ever reach the detail of Google Maps, unless the impossible happens.
Redesigned Google Maps for iPhone, iPad, Coming this Summer [PICS] is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog – Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
May 14th, 2013 10 Comments »
Earlier today Square launched their new Square Stand, a dedicated stand and credit card swiper in the USA, to allow any merchant to turn their iPad into a register. The stand itself costs $299 and ships the first week of July.
We reached out to Square to inquire when and if Square Stand would make its way to Canada. The company provided the following statement to us:
At this time, Square Stand is only available in the U.S. Like all of our products, we look forward to offering them to new markets.
In other words, it’s not coming anytime soon but that could change. Considering Square is officially supported in Canada we most definitely would be getting this sometime in the near future after the company sees how the product fares in the USA.
Square Register is already available in Canada and at the end of April the app was updated with new features, such as a customizable item library with the ability to apply names, photos, and price points to each item, plus access to item-level analytics for better informed business decisions.
Square launched in Canada last October and a recent report by the company noted adoption rates and transactions in Canada are higher on average compared to the USA. The payment system is already the official credit card processor at Vancouver’s Seller Markets.
Later this year, Square Wallet will make its introduction in Canada as a mobile payment system.
Square Says ‘Square Stand’ iPad Register Not Coming to Canada Yet is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog – Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
May 14th, 2013 10 Comments »
Chris Hadfield, a Canadian space commander of the International Space Station, who became an internet sensation after his rendition of David Bowie’s classic song Space Oddity, filmed and edited his version of Space Oddity using his iPad and Apple’s GarageBand app, CultOfMac is reporting.
In his many video transmissions from Space, Hadfield has been seen using an iPad as a teleprompter, in combination with an app.
In case you haven’t seen it yet, check out the ‘Space Oddity’ video below and feel proud while you do:
Commander Chris Hadfield Filmed & Edited ‘Space Oddity’ Using His iPad [VIDEO] is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog – Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
May 14th, 2013 No Comments »
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“Over 400 levels of mental addiction” sounds more like a diagnosis to me than a promotional point, but that’s how 2GMG advertises Blaster X HD. Accurate? I can’t verify the 400 levels just yet, but
the mental addiction part is spot-on in this challenging and attractive arcade puzzler.
What is it?
Blaster X HD is a game of physics; specifically, angles and velocity. It’s also marbles. You’ve got this blaster, which is basically a big ball. Then, you’ve got these orbs, which are basically
small balls. It’s your job to ram the blaster into the orbs to clear them from the game grid in as few moves as possible.
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