Now you can now own exclusively on your iPad the whole collection of Tintin. So far they are available only in French. For 49,99 € (65.00) you can have the whole collection. Considering you can buy them for about 6.00 a single book, it is a great bargain getting the 20 books. That’s almost half price for each book. Lets hope the English versions will have the same offer.
I am trying to get away from using a pencil and paper for my art projects. There are many tools for the artist out there like the iPad, Surface and Dell XPS 18. Now along comes the Adobe “Project Mighty” connected pen. This pen might just revolutionize the way we jot down our ideas and expand upon them. The future is not quite here, we will have to wait a bit more. I will get in line for one of these pens. I will miss my pencil sharpener.
I have Apple recharging USB cables dangling all over the house from outlets. These tentacles of juice power look awful at times. CableKeeps has a simple organizational tangle-free solution.
CableKeeps secure your USB docking cable to your iPhone, iPod or iPad power adaptor for neat and tidy storage. The intuitive design keeps cables organized and tangle-free even when jostled in a bag, pocket, or purse. The tail of the fish-like design can also be used as a charging pedestal for your iPhone or iPad.
DrawQuest is making artists out of non-artists. There are so many good little free apps for iPad out there. DrawQuest takes the learning curve out of the equation and lets you have fun like a kid. Sure it was designed for kids, that should not stop that inner-child and go crazy with DrawQuest. It is more than drawing, it’s an adventure.
“Every day, people come together on DrawQuest to draw the Quest of the Day. What’s a Quest? It’s a challenge to use your imagination and complete a drawing!”
The iPad has a long history to challenge of written words on paper. Will the iPad make communication better or more controlled by the source of the written word? I have always seen words as keys to many doors that open the imagination. The iPad is a key within a key that will open whole new worlds.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Tiny Wings is cashing in on the fame of Angry Birds. Not exactly the same type of game but the bird theme might get exhausted as many are trying to copy the birdmania. Tiny Wings comes out looking like a well animated game for your smartphone with intriguing levels of gaming and animation. This game is truly eye candy and worth a whirl. Take a test drive of Tiny Wings, it’s a winner. It’s now available on the App Store for $0.99.
You have always dreamed of flying – but your wings are tiny. Luckily the world is full of beatiful hills. Use the hills as jumps – slide down, flap your wings and fly! At least for a moment – until this annoying gravity brings you back down to earth. But the next hill is waiting for you already. Watch out for the night and fly as fast as you can. Otherwise flying will only be a dream once again.
New school meets old school. You can have your own letterpress within the confines of your iPad without the mess. The virtual press from LetterMpress is a Kickstarter project that could be a reality with funds. I am Mpressed.
I don’t know about stuff like this. The MORE/REAL Stylus Cap is just too good to be true. Why is there a sucker born every second? That is one expensive Sharpie. I did not see any results from using this stylus pen. Fool’s gold. Why would you pay for half a pen? Do yourself a favor and buy 3 Pack of Universal Touch Screen Stylus Pen for a dollar each and you will get a full stylus pen. They will give you the same result and maybe a whole lot better and that is not saying much. At this rate you can whittle yourself a stylus wood pen.
The MORE/REAL Stylus Cap turns a Sharpie, a Bic, or a Pilot Fineliner into a touchscreen stylus that works with any capacitive touch screen. You get all the benefits of a marker that can write on paper with a stylus that gives you superior control to sketch and take notes on touchscreens such as the iPad.
Adobe and Corel have a niche market for the artistic professional community. ArtRage is making some noise with their iPad app version software. Most people cannot afford or upgrade every other year to Adobe’s high market value. The iPad is slowly replacing companies like Wacom the pen-tablet makers. The pens for the iPad are not as sophisticated, new companies are promising better ones. The ArtRage interface is a thing of beauty and friendlier than the boring standard Adobe interface. ArtRage will convert many traditional painters and bring a few novice Adobe and Corel artists along for the ride. With such a low price of $6.99 how could they not afford to.
Do you hear the death knell? The newspaper is dead. The Daily is the first true direct to the iPad newspaper. The Rosebud era is over. Go gentle into that night. Will Generation Y embrace the new found newspaper? Do they really care about the news? (LOL)
“New times demand new journalism,” said Mr. Murdoch. “So we built The Daily completely from scratch — on the most innovative device to come about in my time — the iPad.”
The war is on and there are already casualties. The big book chain stores are already feeling the pinch. Pink slips are being handed out to Borders and Barnes and Noble employees as fewer books are being sold. They both have their own e-reader but they are not the Kindle or the iPad. The clear winner in all of this is you and me. If the word is more important to you, then the format does not matter. The potability of the e-reader is a logical a choice. This infograph crunches the numbers for the reader, the publisher and the writer. The numbers changed in the past six months since the infograph. There might be a few writers who think that they are getting a smaller royalty check with their e-reader edition of the book. Depending on the downloads they can increase their take, however some might want to detach themselves from a publisher and go solo and reap a bigger payday. The e-reader might liberate many writers from their publisher and Amazon and Apple can easily give a writer a wealthier alternative in the future.
Is the Nomad Brush for the iPad about to put many mom and pop art stores out of business? Now what is the fun of not getting dirty when painting. The iPad is turning into an artistic tool for many. The Nomad Brush seems to be perhaps the first paintbrush stylus that can duplicate artistic brushes. Many artists will have their eye trained on this tool. Is this the renascence of art coming from the iPad? Look for the Nomad Brush in February 2011.
Tap! Tap! Tap! Tap! That’s the sound the world is making today and perhaps for many years as people are tapping on their iPhones, iPads and other devices as they communicate their thoughts. A great new magazine has found some space on the stands called, Tap! The iPhone and iPad Magazine. Another UK amazing tech magazine offering. The UK publishers make great magazines. They seem to be filled with more information. If you love apps, Tap! The iPhone and iPad Magazine is for you. Get the latest news on these app driven devices.