March 27, 2011

Handwriting on the iPad: Penultimate

Cocoabox's $2 Penultimate app for the iPad was the breakthrough app that clearly demonstrated just how well an iPad could capture handwriting with a stylus. The 'ink' is beautifully rendered in three different widths, and the smoothing algorithm is so well

March 19, 2011

Handwriting on the iPad: Note Taker HD - 2

Dan Bricklin's $5 Note Taker HD for iPad was recently updated to version 5. Note Taker HD's stand out feature is its Edit 2 input mode, which lets you enter more information onto each page.

New features introduced in version 5.0.5 include:

March 15, 2011

Early hands on with the iPad 2

Nothing like early hands on with new tech! Just 341 days ago last April, I first got my hands on the original iPad. Today, loading on an iPad 2 and laughing at how slow the original iPad was, it was iPhone 3 vs iPhone 4 all over again.

March 13, 2011

Rogue Amoeba Airfoil: Send any audio to Apple TV

When I hit a webpage with an audio clip – Rogue Amoeba's Airfoil app $25, makes it trivial to route this audio wirelessly from my laptop to my Apple TV 2  $99, and play the sound through my TV's sound system. Yes, iTunes' AirPlay does the same thing for free but only for audio from iTunes.