Paper for iPad shows us what the Microsoft Courier could have been [video]

By on March 29, 2012 at 12:35 PM.

Paper for iPad shows us what the Microsoft Courier could have been [video]

In late 2009, a tablet concept in development at Microsoft set tech blogs aflutter. The device was code-named “Courier,” and it consisted of two connected touchscreens that folded open like a book. The slate was seen as a fantastic product that could serve as a digital notebook on top of a standard media tablet, but Microsoft would later confirm that work on the Courier was being discontinued. A new iPad app was made available this week that resurrects the spirit of the Courier however, and it’s easy to see why: the team behind Paper by FiftyThree includes several people who once worked on the Courier project at Microsoft. Billed as the “place where ideas begin,” Paper by FiftyThree is a stunning sketchbook with a built-from-scratch user interface that makes recording ideas, notes, sketches and diagrams an experience rather than a chore. A video showcasing Paper by FiftyThree follows below, and the app is available immediately in Apple’s App Store for free. More →

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iTunes App Store now home to more than 100,000 iPad apps

By on July 1, 2011 at 3:25 AM.

iTunes App Store now home to more than 100,000 iPad apps

The iTunes App Store is now home to more than 100,000 iPad applications. According to MacStories, Apple and its developers set a record by hitting that milestone just 453 days after the iPad made its debut on April 13th of last year. That’s approximately four months after Apple hit the the 75,000 iPad app mark in March, too. The most popular paid iPad Apps of last year included Pages, GoodReader for iPad, Numbers, Angry Birds HD, Keynote, and more. That list isn’t very different today. At the time this article went to press, Video Time Machine, Angry Birds Seasons HD, Pages, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, and Angry Birds HD were at the top of the paid apps list. More →

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Adobe intros three iPad apps, brings photoshop functionality to tablets [video]

By on April 11, 2011 at 9:56 AM.

Adobe intros three iPad apps, brings photoshop functionality to tablets [video]

Adobe on Monday unveiled the latest version of its Creative Suite software, version 5.5, which includes a new SDK for building smartphone and tablet applications that can interact with its famous Photoshop desktop software. To showcase some of the possibilities brought about by its new SDK, Adobe also introduced three new apps for Apple’s iPad. Adobe Eazel is a finger painting app with enhanced controls and nifty multitouch support, and creations can be stored locally or beamed over Wi-Fi to Photoshop CS5. Adobe Nav allows users to move menus and other controls off of their PC displays and over to the iPad. The app also allows users to view Photoshop documents on their tablet displays. Finally, Adobe Color Lava turns the iPad into a modern color mixing palette that pushes color creations directly to Photoshop CS5. Eazel, Nav and Color Lava will become available some time next month for between $1.99 and $4.99 pending Apple’s approval, of course. In the meantime, hit the break for a video of Adobe’s new apps in action. More →

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Apple reveals top iOS apps of all time

By on January 20, 2011 at 2:01 AM.

Apple reveals top iOS apps of all time

As the clock continues to count down toward Apple’s milestone of 10 billion apps downloaded from the App Store, the company has revealed its top iOS applications of all time. The list is split into four categories — top paid iPhone apps, top free iPhone apps, top paid iPad apps and top free iPad apps — and there are definitely some familiar faces in this crowd. The top paid iPhone app of all time is Doodle Jump, and SoundHound tops the list of paid iPad apps. Facebook finds itself atop the free iPhone app list, of course, and Pandora is No. 1 on the list of free iPad apps. As TechCrunch points out, however, there are also a few surprises in the bunch. The Google Mobile App is the No.3 free iPhone app of all time — something Apple might not be terribly excited about. Also, crowd favorite Angry Birds is only No. 4 on the all-time list of top paid iPhone apps, behind the aforementioned Doodle Jump as well as Tap Tap Revenge 3 and Pocket God. Hit the break for the full lists. More →

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Apple reveals top iPhone, iPad apps of 2010

By on December 9, 2010 at 12:21 PM.

Apple reveals top iPhone, iPad apps of 2010

Apple revealed its top iOS apps of 2010 on Thursday, and the list is broken down into six categories — top free, top paid and top grossing apps for the iPhone and iPod touch, and the same three categories for the iPad. There aren’t many surprises to be found, with Angry Birds taking the top spot in the paid iPhone apps category, and Apple’s Pages app coming in at No. 1 in the paid iPad apps category. Facebook was the top free iPhone app, iBooks was the top free iPad app, and MLB.com At Bat 2010 and iBooks were the top-grossing apps for the iPhone and iPad, respectively. Hit the break for the full list of Apple’s top iOS apps of 2010. More →

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