Monthly Archives: March 2011

Apple Releases iOS 4.3

Despite announcing a release date of March 11 at last week’s media event for the next software update for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, Apple has made iOS 4.3 available today. This latest iOS version adds several new features, including Personal Hotspot capability, improved Safari performance, HD video out and more. Apple’s knowledge base… Read more »

TurboTax for iPad Debuts

Intuit, the California-based financial and tax software company, has released a version of its popular TurboTax application for the iPad. TurboTax 2010 debuted in the App Store yesterday and offers the ability to complete federal and state tax returns and file electronically all within the app. TurboTax 2010 is free to download and use. Completing… Read more »

‘Kik Messenger’ Adds Pictures and Group Chat

Kik Messenger, a cross-platform messaging app, was updated today with new features including the ability to send and receive pictures and chat with multiple people at once. Kik first hit the App Store last April and quickly gained a large user base after a major revamp in October, hitting over 1 million users within two… Read more »

Random House Brings 17,000 Ebooks to iBookstore

A bit lost amid the big announcements about the iPad 2 and impending release of iOS 4.3 earlier this week, Apple also reported that Random House has joined the iBookstore. The German-owned publisher has brought its entire catalog of 17,000 ebooks to the iBookstore. We are delighted that Appleā€™s iBookstore now will be carrying Random… Read more »

iMovie and GarageBand Coming to iPad

Apple’s video editing software, iMovie, is coming to the iPad. At today’s media event, Apple announced a universal version of the iMovie app that will take advantage of the iPad’s larger screen size. The updated app will include new themes, more precise editing functionality, multi-track audio recording and more. iMovie is currently available in the… Read more »

Apple Previews iOS 4.3

At today’s media event where the iPad 2 was announced, Apple also previewed new features in iOS 4.3. The next version of the operating system for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch will feature iTunes home sharing, AirPlay improvements, and improved browser performance. Home Sharing, a feature introduced to iTunes last year, will allow your… Read more »

Apple Announces Next-Generation iPad

At today’s media event, Apple announced the next generation of its popular iPad tablet device. Featuring a thinner design with a 1GHz dual-core processor, the new iPad will also have front and rear-facing cameras and will come in black and white versions. It will work on both GSM and CDMA networks and begin shipping on… Read more »

Discovery Channel Comes to iPad

Discovery Channel, the U.S.-based cable channel that features popular shows like MythBusters and Dirty Jobs, has released an iPad app offering access to the channel’s program schedule, behind-the-scenes photos, video clips, and more. The free Discovery Channel HD app hit the App Store early this morning and joins a version first released for the iPhone… Read more »