Discussion in 'mobiles, tablets and wearable tech' started by Citizen66, Feb 8, 2012.
Anybody tried Photoshop Touch for the iPad 2 yet?
That does look very interesting I have to say...
The Android version came out last year and it's supposed to be pretty good, albeit a bit fiddly:
Shame this thread isn't about androids then, eh?
It's about the same app that's just been released on iOS, so I would have thought a video showing how it will work on that platform would be rather informative.
The Ed 3 step thread derail plan revealed:
1. Make seemingly innocent Android comment on an Apple related thread
2. Play the innocent when called on the above implying the caller is stupid
3. When step 2 is pointed out either a) flounce or b) go mental accusing everyone else of having a problem for five pages
I have a Photoshop app for the ipad 2 - I got it when I was travelling and had to edit and send some photos off to a client. The whole process was a piece of piss. Yes there is a dongle for the sd card, but it takes one second to connect and the user interface is effortless. For some of the tasks I have to do for work (screen-grabbing and editing hundreds of images from the web and from pdfs to make market reports), it's *much* faster on the ipad than on my laptop. Which I didn't expect. It also means I can do a tedious task lounging around on a sofa or in an airport. Which is ace.
Evi - a British 'better than Siri' clone:
However you'll have to move fast to try it, it would seem, as a certain company appear to be ready to pull it in a bit of a hissy fit:
Seems to work (for me). Summarised the weather today and found the nearest pub.
I can't say I've been impressed with it at all: it seems to spend most of its time telling you it can't find what you're looking for. I found it even worse than Siri (and that is saying something!), but it'll be truly pathetic if Apple throw it out of their app store just for offering an alternative.
Just about all of the similar programs (on multiple platforms) can usually manage to get the weather right, btw!
Now supposedly Apple are working with the authors of Evi to 'avoid confusion with Siri'.
Perhaps they could just market each as 'shit' and 'not-so-shit' to distinguish them, in the light of this thread...
You'd have to be on some pretty special drugs to confuse Evi with Siri.
Who needs drugs when one can have the reality distortion field?
Well without wishing to derail this thread anymore (thought it was a suggestions thread not another debate Apple's crappy policies thread) I think it's crap they have a policy like this at all. I understand it from a business pov but as a consumer I want choice and competition in the app store...
Absolutely. Strange they don't get worked up about the hordes of note taking, clock, weather or stock app clones in the app store, eh?
The most used app in our place is GT Racing, it's also the reason I can never use the ipad. Grr!
Demon Cam from Videocopilot is clever fun, my daughter was freaking her grandma out with it at the weekend.
Anyone using Voxer?
Quite fun and kinda useful. Probably other things that do the same but it seems pretty robust.
(If you can't be arsed to clicky, it basically turns your phone into a walkie talkie....vocal text messages)
eta..Not actually vocal text messages ( at me) , but sending voicemail like you would a text, if that makes sense. Really useful when you can't text but can blurt out a quick message
Sounds interesting...will check out.
I have an iphone 5 from work. It was jailbroken for a bit but it was killing the battery, but these are the apps I am running that I find useful/like:
Vine - new social video app thingy
Cinemagram - Takes a video, lets you retain some of the video whilst turning the rest into a photo. Can get some funny effects
HDRforFree - Can mess with the ranges in photos to resemble HDR. Bit meh, but if you take a decent enough photo it can be good.
Dolphin Browser (to check when things dont work on Chrome)
Speedtest - Test internet speed
Remote - For apple TV
Prey (anti theft)
Flashlight (because I still haven't got round to fixing the attic light)
Glassboard (social collaboration tool )
AccuWeather (second opinion might give better weather)
(also known as we are in a restuarant and its getting late, I know you are tired, here's daddys phone)
Disney Princess Sticker Book
Princess Colour Mix
Møgfuglene (I really have no idea what is going on in this one)
My horse - (Amazing game, you own a horse and feed it and fuck it I'm bored of this shit already. It doesn't die however, so this is good - oh shit scrap that. I just killed it. I just checked the app and it asked me to restore an acccount that was level 4 with gems or money or some shit, but the name was weird so I figured it was a mistake and clicked don't restore. I do not recommend this it is confusing.).
Phone4kids - Silly phone game.
Dino Martin - Spelling with a dinosaur
Quiz Battle - Like a trivial pursuit game you can play against random people or friends. Only in Swedish or Danish I think currently.
Boom! - Fun game.
Fing - ping sweeper, network scanner
Evernote - I have the full version after I bought macheist
Shodan - Vulnerability Database
iterminal - unix terminal client
zScan Pro - nmap clone
pTerm - Can never have too many terminals
Net utility - ping sweeper, network scanner
Afaria - smart phone client for work
Deep Whois - whois lookup
Headspace - meditation app
TaxiNord - Taxi app for a local firm. Can call a taxi direct to your location or preorder one.
Mobilbilletter - buy bus and train tickets on my phone
Check my trip - place travel info in here. It gets maps and shit.
Scan - QR code scanner.
Musyc is great fun, well worth checking out!
I like frontline d-day commando, though the new update has meant a fiendishly difficult game has become a lot easier, and there is a chance of actually affording the more expensive weapons without spending any real money.
I use Remote a lot on iPad. I have speakers attached to Airport modules in each room so as well as controlling the audio, I can turn speakers on or off and change the volume. However, they seem to have fucked it up in iOS7. It seems less responsive and it won't go into landscape mode. This is awkward as it's the aspect I normally use. I have to tilt my head to the side to see what I'm doing. No doubt this will be fixed before long, but I thought releasing buggy and incomplete programs was Microsoft's MO.
Can anyone reccomend a good PDF app which will allow pdf magazine pages to be page-turned from the side like an actual mag, rather than scrolled like a regular PDF doc?
I think Goodreader does this.
Harmony, really nice little puzzle game.
The new Facebook messenger is rather ace, primarily because it lets you call phones for free - even international phones!
Rather nifty if you need to speak with someone abroad who doesn't have a smartphone or a data connection fast enough to handle Viber or Facetime.
Can't stand how they're going to force you to use it though, I don't want two bloody apps for Facebook.
Anyone playing Battlefield 4 could do no worse than to install the Commander and Battelog apps on their iPads. Very useful and great fun!
Can anyone recommend a swipe-typing keyboard app for an iPhone 5? Ideally one that works as well as the native android one on my Nexus 5.
Tried "UltimateKey Keyboard" but it was total crud
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