Year: 2011

Evaluating new software

When trying out the latest beta (or general pre-release) version of a software build, what is your gut reaction when something doesn’t work? Are you inclined to rant and rave and post flaming Twitter posts or do you accept that

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GoodReader for iPad updated to v3.11.0

The excellent GoodReader for iPad just received an update, adding Unrar for archives along with a few other useful additions. I WILL write a review of this app very soon, it’s an app I would recommend to every iPad owner.

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The PlayBase Android Tablet

On 2 November 2011, Singapore-based consumer product developer and manufacturer, Karuma, officially announced the launch of their upcoming Android Tablet, the PlayBase. Karuma market the PlayBase as a sleek, durable and tough tablet for adults, built with kids in mind.

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Goodbye iOS Notes app

Back in October I wrote a post stating how I was using the iOS Notes app again, following the introduction of iCloud.  I mentioned how I had started to use it quite a lot. Well, now I’m not.  On Monday

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WordPress for iOS v2.9.1 available

An update has recently landed for the WordPress iOS app. Now at version 2.9.1, the latest update is a maintenance (bug fix) release offering greater stability. Head over to the App Store now to install the update. I am @iCraigt

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chime.in for iPhone updated

Version 1.1 of the chime.in iPhone app has just landed and it brings with it some much anticipated new features. For me the most significant updates are Notifications and the addition of an online browser. If you haven’t tried chime.in

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iOS 5.0: Photo Stream

Another great benefit of iCloud, introduced in iOS 5.0, is Photo Stream. Photo Stream seamlessly synchronises your last 1000 photos (photos and screen shots taken on your iPhone or iPad) across all your iCloud enabled devices. Take a picture on

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New version of Steve Jobs autobiography

I received an email today informing me that there was a new version of the Steve Jobs autobiography available to download. No big deal, I shall open up iBooks and no doubt the new version will make itself known and

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Define, another iOS 5.0 gem

Another iOS 5.0 gem is the addition of a dictionary. Simple enough but very useful for anyone churning out text on iOS devices. To invoke the dictionary, double tap a word, click the arrow and select Define. A box appears

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iOS 5.0: swiping notifications

I don’t know how well published this feature is. I’ve not seen it specifically called out anywhere and yet I find it to be one of the most useful features of the new iOS 5.0 notification system. It may be

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