TweakTown NewsRefine News by Category:
Our App of the Day today is Skype for iPad with iOS 4.0 or later.
Launched only several hours ago, then taken down due to an issue with the app and then re-added to the App Store an hour or so after that, Skype for iPad has finally made it and it works rather well.
Bring your Skype contacts closer with full screen video at your fingertips.
Beautiful and simple, this is Skype built especially for the iPad. Call, video call, or instant message anyone on Skype. Plus, if you add a little Skype Credit, call landlines and mobiles at really low rates.
Simple to use:
Join Skype on our website or just sign straight in to your account.
If you already have a Skype account, your Skype contacts will automatically be there on your iPad.
We've made adding new Skype contacts really easy.
Once they're in your Contact list, call, video or instant message them in one touch.
Flick through recent calls and instant messages in your Skype for iPad history.
Skype for iPad works over Wi-Fi or 3G (operator data charges may apply). Call Skype contacts on their iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, PC, Mac and even Skype enabled TVs.
Our App of the Day today is MyPad - for Facebook & Twitter 2.0.4 for iPad with iOS 3.2 or later.
MyPad is a great little app for the iPad which brings Facebook and Twitter integration with a very snazzy and functional way. I liked it that much I even paid for the ad-free version. It should be a good fix for many until Facebook officially bring out its iPad app.
Facebook & Twitter beautifully designed for the iPad.
View multiple profiles as stackable, scrollable pages that are visually stunning and interactive.
Beautiful Photo Galleries (now with Slideshow)
Tweet and Retweet (via + button, Timeline is coming next week!)
Birthday & Event Calendars
Support for multiple Facebook accounts
Interactive Video Player
Games with Friends - Poker, Tiny Zoo, Tiny Chef, Mob Empire & more!
Upload & Download Photos
iPad2 Camera Support
Photo Effects & Change Profile Picture
Quick Links (Inbox, Notifications, Groups, Profile, News Feed, Friends, Search & more!)
Portrait & Landscape modes
Pull-Down to Refresh
A more friendly way of being social. Optimized for fun.
Our App of the Day today is Ustream 2.1 for iPad with iOS 4.1 or later.
Yesterday Ustream launched version 2.1 of its iOS app and with it came native support for the iPad with a totally sexy interface for watching your favourite live streaming of rare African birds, and other things.
Ustream powers live interactive video that enables anyone to watch and interact with a global audience of unlimited size.
With the Ustream app, go live and follow your favorite broadcasters anytime, anywhere! The Ustream app now combines the best of broadcasting and viewing into one convenient app for devices running iOS 4.1 and newer:
-Broadcast and interact with your audience through chat and poll
-Discover the hottest Ustream content showcased in a Featured carousel
-Follow your favorite shows by joining Ustream Crowds and getting alerts for events
-Share with your friends on Twitter and Facebook when you broadcast and discover content
-Customize the menu with your most used features
Our App of the Day today is Google Shopper 1.5 for iPhone, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G with iOS 4.0 or later.
Google's Shopper app for the iPhone was updated last week to include localized deals. Check this out for sure to find the best deal!
Google Shopper helps you find information on millions of products. Google Shopper recognizes products by cover art, barcode, voice and text search. You can find local and online prices, reviews, specifications, videos, and more to help you make the best purchasing decision. With one click you can save items to your shopping list and share with your friends.
The latest version of the app includes the following changes:
What's New in Version 1.5
Fixed mysterious crashes on certain iOS versions
Nearby offers giving users great deals around them
Map view for nearby offers
Redemption of Google Offers from your phone
Our very naughty TweakTown App of the Day today is Facebook for iPad thanks to the folks over at Pocket Lint.
So, we will admit it - this app isn't even released yet. It was discovered by some clever pundits earlier who somehow found it as part of the Facebook iPhone app. I can't wait to get my hands on it, but I don't think I'll jailbreak my iPad 2 to get early access to it.
After playing with the application for a while it starts to feel a bit like browsing in the OS X version of Safari. Essentially, you build up layers the more you click on elements in different pages and profiles, swiping right will take you back through these until you hit the news feed. From here you can tap on the three bars in the top left, this will then bring out a pop-out navigation menu where you can negotiate directly to things like your profile, news feed and photos, as well as groups you are involved in.
Tap on your profile and things look more like the desktop version of Facebook bar the photos tab, which is similar to the iPad's own photo app. Albums appear to load very quickly and single shots support finger zooming in and out.
Our TweakTown App of the Day today is Hashable Mobile 2.0 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.0 or later.
This is a great little social web app that provides a new and fresh way of remembering and storing the people you meet as well as know!
Hashable saves and remembers everyone you meet.
Hashable saves and tracks where and when you meet people. You can manage all of your important relationships on any device (iPhone, iPad, desktop). All you need is an email address or twitter handle.
Hashable also lets you:
1. Find Everyone Later - We store the where and when automatically, so you can easily search for your contacts on your smartphone. Then you can call, email, tweet your contacts directly from the app.
2. Set Reminders and Private Notes - Keep your relationships current by setting follow-up reminders for any contact.
- Get reminders via your calendar or email.
- See all of your upcoming follow-up reminders in one view - your Hashable to-do list.
3. See relationship histories - As you use Hashable, you can view a scrollable history of everything you've done with anyone in your network. You can even search and filter through your activity and people from our website.
Our TweakTown App of the Day today is Google+ for iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 with iOS 3.1 or later.
Google+ feels like it has been around forever, but the new social networking site by the giants of search has only been online for a few short weeks. First came the Android app (naturally) and now comes the app designed for the iPhone. Go grab it while it's hot - as a note, I tried searching for it and it didn't show up since it's very early in the game. You may have to follow a URL to the app page from your phone or iTunes.
Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot simpler. Huddle lets you send super-fast messages to the people you care about most. And no matter where you are, the stream lets you stay in the loop about what your friends are sharing and where they're checking in.
* Circles let you share the right things with just the right people.
* Stream is where you can get updates from your circles or see what people are saying about things nearby.
* Huddle is super-fast group messaging for everyone in your circles.
Google+ is only available for users 13 and older.
Our TweakTown App of the Day today is CNN App for iPad 1.1 for iPad with iOS 3.2 or later.
Just today CNN has launched version 1.1 of its app for the Apple iPad which brings with it live streaming of CNN TV (you'll need iOS 4 and above for that) as well as improved Facebook and Twitter sharing.
Experience the new CNN App for iPad. Share and comment on news & insights, watch live and breaking news video, and take yourself deeper into the stories.
Welcome to the bigger picture.
- Go beyond breaking news with top headlines, in-depth feature stories and video
- Choose your view from different navigation options; quickly scan the headlines or immerse yourself in a slideshow
- Take part in the conversation by commenting on stories and reading others' responses
- Share stories on Facebook and Twitter or via e-mail
- Save stories for offline viewing
- Watch live video streams of breaking news and other major news events
Have questions or feedback on the CNN App? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always looking for suggestions on how to provide the best experience possible on your iPad.
Our TweakTown App of the Day today is News.me 1.1.1 for iPad with iOS 3.2 or later.
News.me luanched recently by the folks behind the popular Bit.ly short link service. It allows you to easily read what your friends and the people you follow on Twitter are reading in a fancy layout on the iPad.
News.me offers a remarkable new way to find out what the people who interest you are reading right now.
By allowing you to read a full, clean, continuous and ad-free stream of articles right inside the app, News.me offers a fresh, uncluttered, and compelling way to get your news via the luminaries you already follow on Twitter. News.me includes a free trial and is 99 cents per week after that.
- Explore others' News.me streams to see the news through their eyes
- Explore your own News.me stream based on the people that you follow
- Experience News.me streams of notable users such as Steven Johnson and Nicholas Kristof
- Read full articles ad-free from major publishers like the New York Times
- View full text, images, and videos in an elegant and streamlined layout
- Save stories for later in your News.me reading list (or add to Instapaper)
- Personalized relevance filters using bitly data
- Browse and read the news offline
Our TweakTown App of the Day today is Spotify 0.4.14 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 3.0 or later.
Launched only a couple of days ago to users in the United States (sorry, if you are not in the US, you won't be able to find this on your App Store), Spotify is a new way to socially enjoy music for free. I loved it after using it for only five minutes.
Stream millions of tracks from thousands of albums and artists to your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Take your existing Spotify playlists with you on the go - listen to them during your commute, in the gym or on a flight. With 'Offline mode' you can listen even when no connection is available. Wirelessly sync your local files to your phone to merge your catalogue with ours, no cables required! Download and get started directly from your mobile.
Wirelessly sync your local files to your phone
Create and sync playlists
Receive music from friends via the inbox
Star your favourite tracks
Scrobble tracks to Last.fm
Spotify Premium provides you with:
Access to over 13 million tracks from our catalogue
Offline playlists - listen to music with no mobile connection and avoid using your data allowance