Apple has invited some select members of the press to a special event tomorrow, April 8th to preview some upcoming things in the iPhone OS 4.0. My guess is that we might see a beta version of OS 4.0 released to developers tomorrow, as Apple has been known to do previously. In any case, it is going to be interesting to see what they are highlighting.
Tune back in here tomorrow to find out what Apple is announcing on their special event, which starts at 10 a.m Pacific Time.
Agile Web Solutions have today announced that their 1Password app for the iPad is available in the App Store. You will now be able to sync over your passwords to have with you on the go at the iPad as well, making use of the big screen.
The 1Password for iPad application is available for $6.99 while an update, 1Password Pro 3.0 is available, containing both the iPad and iPhone version, which goes for $14.99 but is a free upgrade for current owners.
The above Apps are the iPad "only" Apps I've downloaded so far. Getting ready for tomorrow!
When I created BestAppSite.com there were already rumors that an Apple Tablet Device was coming. So I didn't want to restrict the site to just iPhone and iPod touch Apps. That was a good call! As I predicted, there will be Apps that work on both platforms AND Apps geared just for the iPad. Those iPad only Apps are starting to make their way onto the App Store. For example, I've been waiting for a Netflix branded App since day one. It never came for the iPhone, but it's now here for the iPad complete with movie streaming!
This is going to be a crazy weekend as Apple ships the first iPad model. I'll of course have coverage of the device itself on my tech blog, however as far as App reviews and news goes you're in the right place. BestAppSite.com will continue to focus on only the "Best" Apps for iPhone, iPod touch and now iPad! iPad App reviews will begin on Monday. Of course we'll continue to cover iPhone and iPod touch Apps as well and make a distinction in the review as to what platforms the Apps we review here support! Should be a fun ride
Apple has updates iTunes to 9.1, giving it support to sync with the new and upcoming iPad which will be released in a few days. You will be able to store books in your library with the update, as well as actually have it recognize the iPad as a device.
If you are not getting the iPad, you can still enjoy the update as it allows you to rename, rearrange and remove Genius Mixes that you have created.
Amazon is not going out without a… "compromise"? It makes total sense from Amazon's perspective that if you can't beat them, join them. For Amazon I'm sure it's more about selling content than it is selling eBook readers. Selling the Kindle devices I'm sure was more about selling more content than it was about selling the actual hardware. So I'm not surprised at all to see the announcement of a "Kindle for Tablets" App. It was just last week when Amazon also announced the shipping of the long awaited Kindle App for Mac. So now you'll be able to take advantage of your Kindle books just about anywhere and for the customer that's the right thing to do. This also means seeing Kindle books in COLOR! Granted Kindles are less expensive than iPads, but iPads do so much more! I'm wondering if this is the beginning of the end of Amazon's Kindle hardware business?
This of course also begs the question, will Apple allow competing Book Reading Apps on the iPad? There was already a Kindle App for iPhone and there wasn't a problem with this because Apple didn't have an iBooks Store. Well now they do! So it will be interesting to see how this plays out in the coming weeks. Is Apple more concerned about selling iPads or iBooks eBooks?