Archive for August, 2011

Little Pim Spanish offers language lessons en Español (Appolicious)

Aug 31 2011 Published by under General Interest

Appolicious – It’s been shown that children have an easier time retaining languages than adults, so starting your tot on a foreign language early is a smart move if you want a bilingual teen. PBS’ new iPad app Little Pim Spanish is designed for tykes age 5 and under. The app is centered on the plushy panda star of the station’s direct-to-DVD foreign language series, “Little Pim.”

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    Yes, it’s discontinued, but HP may offer more TouchPads for sale (Digital Trends)

    Aug 31 2011 Published by under General Interest

    Digital Trends – Hewlett-Packard’s TouchPad tablet has led a turbulent life: years in development and widely viewed as a potential serious competitor to the iPad, HP cancelled the product (and all webOS development) after only a few weeks on the market and chopped its price to a shelf-clearing $99. And the radical price cut may have been the best thing to happen to the TouchPad, as tech enthusiasts snapped it up off store shelves. The TouchPad is now very hard to find, but there may be hope on the horizon: HP may—just may—make more TouchPads available.

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      Yes, You Can Think Less of Steve Jobs for Not Being a Philanthropist (The Atlantic Wire)

      Aug 31 2011 Published by under General Interest

      The Atlantic Wire – Related: These Are the Apps Apple Just Zapped

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        Sprint employees clam up about iPhone rumor (Appolicious)

        Aug 31 2011 Published by under General Interest

        Appolicious – The iPhone rumors have been fast and furious as fall and the supposed release of the next iPhone looms. But one more interesting rumor – that the iPhone is coming to Sprint when the next iteration launches supposedly in October – has Sprint employees remaining mum.

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          Fresh iPhone Apps for Aug. 30: Campout, Madden NFL 12, Zeppelin Air, SPY mouse (Appolicious)

          Aug 31 2011 Published by under General Interest

          Appolicious – Need a music fix this week? Check out today’s Fresh iPhone Apps: Campout, which lets you stream tracks from indie music selling site Bandcamp over an Internet connection, and Zeppelin Air, which makes use of Apple’s Airplay software to allow users to stream music between devices. In games, get in the football season spirit with the release of Madden NFL 12, the latest in the monster football game series. If sneaking around is more your thing, you’ll enjoy SPY mouse, a game from the makers of Flight Control about helping a mouse get cheese and avoid patrolling cats.

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            Logitech announces iPad 2 folding keyboard, joystick accessories (Digital Trends)

            Aug 31 2011 Published by under General Interest

            Digital Trends – Designed to work with the iPad 2, Logitech announced the Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad. Powered by Bluetooth, the keyboard attaches to the bottom of the iPad and is designed to travel with the Apple tablet.  When in use, two sides of the keyboard rotate out and lock into place to form a full-sized keyboard. When the keyboard is unfolded and locked into place, it automatically powers up for use with the iPad 2. It also turns off automatically when unfolded and can be recharged through a USB connection. It’s also compatible with the iPad 2 Smart Cover, thus both can be used to protect each side of the iPad 2. The keyboard also acts as a stand when in use and includes a variety of keyboard shortcuts to highlight areas of text within an app like Pages.

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              Mingle for iPhone Turns Missed Connections Into Mobile Opportunities (Mashable)

              Aug 31 2011 Published by under General Interest

              Mashable – The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here.
              Name: Mingle

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                Sprint Sales Force Told To Stay Mum on iPhone (NewsFactor)

                Aug 31 2011 Published by under General Interest

                NewsFactor – Sprint Nextel has instructed its store employees to refrain from commenting on rumors about the arrival of Apple’s next-generation iPhone for Sprint’s nationwide network, according to an internal Sprint memo obtained by media outlets.

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                  Be prepared for natural disasters with these iPhone apps (Appolicious)

                  Aug 31 2011 Published by under General Interest

                  Appolicious – As Hurricane Irene worked its way north from Florida to New York this weekend, those in its path scrambled to assemble the appropriate emergency supplies. And while the storm did not inflict as much damaged as had been feared, it certainly left a parting message: preparation is everything. So don’t let a hurricane, an earthquake or a fire for that matter, catch you off guard. Charge your iPhone, download these apps and be ready.

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                    Socialcam Spins Out of Justin.tv to Simplify Video-Sharing on Mobile (Mashable)

                    Aug 31 2011 Published by under General Interest

                    Mashable – “It’s fairly common knowledge that a startup can’t execute on two products simultaneously,” reasons Michael Seibel. Seibel, who will be transitioning out of his role as CEO of Justin.tv, is now the CEO of the newly independent startup Socialcam.
                    Socialcam was created inside Justin.tv in just 60 days to address challenges associated with sharing video via mobile. The iPhone and Android application traffics in quick clip-sharing in the same way that Instagram makes mobile photos instantly sharable.

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