Macworld UK’s David Price has posted an omnibus guide to addressing questions those facing the iPad vs. iPad mini conundrum may have. Specifically, do you go with the iPad 4 with Retina display, the iPad 2, or the iPad mini? Or, is it prudent to wait for the iPad mini 2 or iPad 5? Should you even get a new iPad at all if you already have one?
On Friday, Apple aired a new TV ad for the iPhone, dubbed “Music Every Day.” The new commercial is part of the new ad campaign by Apple that shows a specific feature from the iPhone and how it is used in the real world. In Music Every Day, Apple shows all of the places that its customers use the iPhone to listen to music in their everyday lives.
Apple’s full-sized iPad has retained the same design since the iPad 2, for the most part, and the iPad mini is soon going to be running technology that is two years old. This may be why Apple reduced prices of the refurbished iPad and iPad mini. Are they clearing out remaining devices before they restock with the second generation iPad mini and the iPad 5?
Can you imagine how the iWatch and iOS Maps will look together? I recently stumbled upon Martin Hajek’s mockup images of the iWatch acting as a support-compass of Apple Maps running on an iPhone. The leather strap looks good, but I think it would be more geeky and techie if the iWatch has a flare of interchangeable sporty straps; not bulky ones like ODM’s, but something similar to what Pebble uses.
This week on the Free Apps Roundup: it’s Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S.A., and that means you have extra time to spare on Monday. Good news for you is that there are a ton of great games available for free this weekend. There’s a new Tetris game, there’s the movie tie-in game to EPIC, Angry Birds Space is free, and more. If you don’t find something on this week’s list then you probably just don’t like games. Have fun!
Up for some Apple product rumors? Citing various reliable sources, Macotakara claims the rumored low-cost iPhone may come in various colors. The same can be said about the iPhone 5S. Macotakara also claims that the iPad 5 will be launched after the new iPhone is launched.
Evernote—one of the more popular note-taking apps available for iOS, Mac and the web—has just been updated with a new feature that will certainly make the app even more useful: Evernote Reminders. With Reminders, you’ll be able to enjoy three features in one: in-app and email alarms, quick note based to-do lists, and the ability to pin notes to the top your note list.
Shazam has updated its app once again, except this time they have completely reworked the experience for the iPad. The music tagging application has a number of new features to ease the tagging process for its users. One of the key features of Shazam for iPad is background auto-tagging, which allows users to use other apps on their iOS devices while Shazam identifies music in the background and saves it in the “My Tags” section of the app.
Mailbox—that cool and hip email app which was released for iPhone—has just been updated to support the iPad. Those who have been hooked on the Mailbox app for iPhone app, which is now under the ownership of Dropbox, are sure to be pleased that there’s now an iPad optimized version.
Hey, remember when card games were played with cards and when video game characters did things? Sorry, what I’m actually trying to say is that Star Trek Rivals, a new collectible card game app, is now available for free as part of the promotional push for Star Trek Into Darkness. Based in the reboot Trek universe, it features over 100 cards based on ships, characters, and monsters.