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As reported by our friends at ThePhotoMaster.com, Quest for Land, is an extensive photo reportage about land issues in Cambodia by John Vink, a Magnum Photos photographer who has been working on these issues over the last 11 years.
And it’s an iPad app too!
The application developed by Robert Starkweather contains over 700 photographs, texts written by Robert Carmichael, links to reports by various NGO’s and slideshows with sound.
As Vink said in an interview:
I am interested in the digital aspects of photography since over 15 years, when I first started …
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In July we wrote about Flipboard for iPad and this social media aggregator has become huge since then.
Today, Flipboard becomes available for iPhone and with a stable release too!
A new personalized-reading app for the iPhone is being launched by Flipboard, the design-centric company that led the customized-news charge with its app for iPad.
News can be rapidly browsed with a thumb flick from the hand holding the iPhone, like a digital Rolodex.
As you may expect, signing up a (free) account on Flipboard bring the same content, RSS-feeds and windows arrangements and …
Flipboard has been a long-time favorite here at theiFile.com.
Today they’re announcing the new content guide!
Tap on the red ribbon at the top of your Flipboard to open the Content Guide. Here you can quickly browse great content, add social networks, or use the search bar to find any topic, blog, or person you want to check-out on Flipboard.
What if the iPad had some apps that are built-in in the iPhone, like Stocks, Calculator, Clock, Weather, Voice Memos, and Compass?
We couldn’t read a great feature article on The Unofficial Apple Weblog about the Missing iPad Apps.
Just read it and get ready to download [Especially the freebies.—Ed.]
When you have done with all your usual trivialities on your iPhones and iPads, think of creating some beautiful fractal to relax and delve in a mathematic field so unknown that if you zoom enough you will be looking at fractal areas that nobody else ever looked at! [guaranteed.—Ed.]
Chromatic Chaos from Ardeasoft can help you in the endeavour, since you can zoom literally billions of times and get fractals comparable in size with Jupiter’s orbit.
Fractals can be saved in a gallery, or images can be saved in the photo album. …
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Andrew and Alexa Kaz released Ruler 2.0, a small and good innovation of the ruler concept: instead of make little markings mentally match an object, Ruler is just a matter of aligning a pointer: alas, the exact measure value instantly appears.
Ruler 2.0 has an introductory price of US$ 0.99, € 0.79, and comes as a free update for buyers of version one.
But, this time, just version 2 of version 1 it is not: Andrew and Alexa point out that Ruler 1 was, by their admission, ugly and they rewrote the …
Want to Get Things Done once and forever? Have a look at Delegate 1.1 by app4Mac, for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
The new version generally improves application and apps, fixes bugs, treates foreign languages better, and the like.
Until the end of September, mobile versions of Delegate are only US$ 2.99, € 2.39.
Those who opt for the Mac version can share a to-do list on the Internet with a free online service powered by app4mac servers.
Whatever version you choose, remember to stay focused on one task at a time and leave multitasking …
The difference between iPad and netbooks is that you can found iPad Orchestra with the former, and perform Sweet Dream by Ilya Plavunov on four iPads.
iPad Orchestra uses Seline HD, an app by Amidio, which features a new, ergonomically designed playing surface called ioGrid.
With Seline HD, the player can choose among twenty built-in factory voices – flutes, bowed strings, reeds, synth leads and more – and nine drone voices.
Drones do not fly in Seline HD: they are chorded synth pads that are generated on-the-fly via software based on the complex …
Try to guess why a company should call itself Punflay… exactly, well done!
Educational iPad apps and games from Punflay are on sale until Thursday, September 16th.
MyNumbers is US$ 0.99 instead of 1.99: the app has the look and feel of a simple toy that helps kids learn to count from 1 to 10 [yesterday night had beer party and badly needed app for myself—Ed.].
Same discount as above for Mathomatix Number Sense/HD: five activities to teach simple counting, addition, and subtraction to kindergartners. The app has been redesigned using feedback from …
Corey Angst, assistant professor of management at the American University of Notre Dame, is debuting the first and only class taught using iPad in substitution of traditional textbooks.
Forty students are following the course, using iPads borrowed from the University.
The broader goal of the initiative is to build an ePublishing ecosystem that eases and makes inexpensive creation, management, sharing, annotation, reading, and distribution of education materials between teachers, students, and staff.
This is huge and shows how the iPad is poised to radically change the world in which we will live, starting …
With all this technology at hand, it is easy to forget our humanist side and the whole concept of liberal arts, so called because a master at them could be free and stay free in ancient Rome.
Although far in time, the concept still holds true today: if you want real freedom, cultivate as much literature and arts as you can.
And if you have an iPad at hand, get Poet’s Pad by Dante Vanado Moore. [a nom-de-plume?—Ed.]
Poet’s Pad allows poets to write, arrange, and store poems in one app, and even …
Back to school and the same need to take notes during lessons, jot down sketches, write annotations and setting calendars, maybe sharing all this wealth of information with mates and teachers.
We suggest CourseNotes 2.0 by Dear Panda. You can do all of that and more, included viewing shared notes of your Facebook friends from within the app.
Inside the app there’s also a new Premium Content store, where to buy study-sheets about various matters, from French verb conjugations [nothing about French kisses?—Ed.] to the Periodic Table of the Elements.
The price to …
Just a bunch of programmers in the world hadn’t written a Twitter app for the iPad yet. Twitter’s programmers.
Finally they did it too and their effort could be viewed by someone as one of the best Twitter apps for the iPad as of now.
It’s not the usual beefed-up iPhone app, but a real boon for a bigger screen. Every tweet shows in a panel what it linked, it’s possible to search for global trends and much, much more.
At this price — that is, for free — it’s almost a crime …
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As far as we know, App Store lacked an iPad Photo app able to use metadata information from photographs for searches and various other chores.
Sort Shots – iPad Edition 2.0 from Today Beanheads Consulting Inc. closes the hole.
The app allows users to import images via iTunes while retaining previously assigned metadata keywords and ratings, so users can simply tap on desired search criteria to find photos instantly.
Tags and ratings asseigned to images in Sort Shots can be exported and used by some desktop applications like Photoshop Bridge and Lightroom from …
As Chris Anderson put it:
[with apps on your device, iPhone/iPad namely] You’ve spent the day on the Internet — but not on the Web. And you are not alone.
Ok, this may sound strange, a little strecthed and provoking, but if you’re an avid iPhone/iPad user you may agree.
App usage vs. web usage is a compelling topic although I don’t think most people will drop looking at blogs (ours, namely) or using the full-page version of Facebook anytime soon.
As small services, apps has brought us a new way of interacting with …
Think of an electronic book designed for deaf people. Well, just read it, you’d say. But, waht about an iPad book complete with sign language for deaf children?
Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy, by iStoryTime, contains three versions of the work: one that children can read themselves, one that would be read to them and one “spoken” in sign language by a woman who stand offs to the side of the screen.
The signed version is actually a QuickTime movie, that the user can pause when needed, and the book runs in …
Ingens Networks released SpyTools 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
The tools in themselves are fun and, who knows?, maybe useful in certain situations.
SpyMic activate a recording function by timer, by volume level or detecting device movement.
SpyCam, available where a camera exists of course, can either take individual pictures or photographic sequences, activated either by a timer or sound detector.
SpyFiles hides files that have to, to defend them from the wrong eyes and hands.
SpyTools is made for entertainment purposes, says Ingens, not to invading privacy of others. Nonetheless, it works …
Adobe Systems has eventually updated Photoshop Express for the iPad, after coming out with a first release that was horribly bugged.
To explain how these folks understand the iPad, let’s say they couldn’t think of someone willing to launch the app while having the iPad in landscape orientation.
Now Photoshop Express neatly launches and, most of the time, works.
Adobe still managed to create the ugliest app icon seen at today, even for a free app like this one. We fear this is not going to improve with the next update.
Cramberry, an app for fun, easy, and efficient card memorization on the web, iPod touch, and iPad, received a major update.
The author, Ishaan Gulrajani, co-founder of Lateral Communications from Pennsylvania, said to have rewritten almost totally Cramberry from scratch, listening to users’ feedback.
Through the Cramberry website, users can access more than a million free public flash card collections on literally every kind of topics.
When studying, Cramberry shows one face of the card and asks the student to tell what the other side of the card contains. Based on the response, …
A full MMORPG on the iPad, for free? You got it. It’s Pocket Legends by Spacetime Studios, LLC.
Just forgive the cartoonesque appearance of characters and make one. Then jump in and find others to play together. The rest is hack, slash, and dungeoneering.
Don’t look for the World of Warcraft-polish, though. Some location isn’t properly tuned for your difficulty level, for instance. But, the game really delivers and, heck, given what you pay you get an astounding performance/price ratio!
The app is optimized for iPhone too, and it looks like a miracle. …