Tagged: smartphones

Why Ingress for iOS is Best Suited for Your iPad

https://archive.org/download/Ipad365-2014/Geekazine-iPad365WhyIngressWorksBestOnYourIPad275.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (305.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSToday, Google announced one of their flagship games is now available for iOS devices. Ingress by Google, Inc. is an augmented reality massively multiplayer online pervasive game created by Niantic Labs, a startup within Google. The game allows you to head to locations and place your marks down to keep the portals within your team. There are two teams – The “Enlightened” Green team and the “Resistance” Blue team. You basically pick a side, then find portals – which are usually landmarks around the city –...

What’s Coming in iOS8

https://archive.org/download/Ipad365-2014/Geekazine-iPad365WhatsComingInIOS8734.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (967.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSToday we are going to take a look at iOS8. Now last week Apple announced at the WWDC conference the new iOS for iPhone, iPod, and iPad. Those devices not making the list would include your iPhone, iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4. 5th generation iPod touch and all models of iPad EXCEPT the iPad v.1 will allow for iOS 8 to be installed. First of all, you won’t be seeing the OS until about September when new devices will also be announced. What Apple does is...

iRing Music Maker, FX Controller

https://archive.org/download/Ipad365-2014/Geekazine-iPad365IRingMusicMakerFXController955.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (522.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe folks at IK Multimedia have done it again. This time they have turned the iPad into a music control unit with the iRing system. Two plastic rings with a dot pattern which will control beats, add tones and samples, and even control your programs on the Mac. I start with the iRing – two plastic rings that slip in between your fingers. These rings will control any iPad 2 or above (needs the front-facing camera to work) to adjust the beat and tones to the...

Chromatik – Practice, Create, and Share Music on iPad

https://archive.org/download/Ipad365-2014/Geekazine-iPad365ChromatikPracticeCreateAndShareMusicOnIPad234.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (313.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAs a musician, I feel music in the classroom is important. If a child can learn on their own, they might get more opportunities to be a part of something bigger. That is why I really like what Chromatik is doing – they give you the ability to practice your instrument (guitar, drums, clarinet, trumpet, etc) using popular music. Chromatik is part of a bigger project for schools to get sheet music. Whether it’s Rachmaninoff or Royals, musicians can keep their chops up and practice what they...

iPad Air vs. 4th Generation iPad – Should You Upgrade?

http://media.techpodcasts.com/geekazine/p/media.techpodcasts.com/ipad365/p/s3.amazonaws.com/iPad365/iPad365-261-iPad-Air-720.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (161.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSOver the weekend I purchased my iPad Air. The new version of iPad is actually a departure from the original design. But is it enough of a difference to upgrade from your 4th generation iPad? What about an iPad 2? Differences Between iPad Air and iPad 4. OK. First of all, I am going to start calling it iPad 4 as opposed to “4th Generation iPad”. Now that’s out of the way… There are FOUR differences the iPad Air is about an inch smaller The Air...

Smackdown of Black Friday iPad Apps – Isotoner SmarTouch Gloves

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:17 — 127.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS It’s black Friday, Friday, everyone’s lookin for deals on Black Friday. This year its all about leaking secret deals – or at least they want you to think the deals were accidentally leaked. For some, getting ready for black Friday is like preparing for a marathon. They grabbed all the inserts in the Sunday paper and made their plans to shop. Some have used the iPad to put together their black Friday deals. Why not? The apps have push notifications so if...

Disney, Pixar’s Takes Over Temple Run: Brave iPad App

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:46 — 65.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSA couple months ago, I talked about Temple Run – a game where you run from monkeys and collect coins. A new version of Temple Run: Brave has been released, this special edition uses the characters from Disney Pixar’s Brave. You are Merida, and you are running from a beast. You have to jump, turn and collect coins – just like in the original version. Added to the game was sliding under trees and rocks, and targets – as you are running, you shoot...