This week, Microsoft rolled out its new tablet, simply called Surface, which gives you another way to enjoy our courses, movies, ebooks, audio books and the rest. In many ways, Surface resembles the iPad in its look and feel.[...]
Last year, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto staged an exhibit of David Hockney’s playful drawings produced with/for the iPhone and iPad. Hockney became an early adopter of Apple’s popular devices and started creating finger-drawn images (using the Brushes app) in 2008.[...]
When it opened to vehicle traffic in May, 1937 the Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world. Since then eight bridges have surpassed it in length, but the iconic international orange span is still the most photographed bridge in the world.[...]
What if you took great works of art, stacked them side by side, and had them tell a story? You’d have a decidedly artful video … and a great teaser for the new artCircles iPad app that brings you collections of images curated by well-known figures including Yves Behar (named one of the “World’s 7 Most Important People in[...]
About a month back, we featured George Harrison’s long lost guitar solo on “Here Comes the Sun,” and you went gaga for it. Little did we know that George Harrison’s son, Dhani, was just about ready to unveil a new iPad app called The Guitar Collection: George Harrison. It runs $9.[...]
Back in 2009, Stanford University started recording lectures given in its iPhone Application Development course and then placing them on iTunes, making them free for anyone to view. The course hit a million downloads in a matter of weeks, and now, two years later, here’s where we stand.[...]
A little David Sedaris on your mobile device? Yes, please!
Last week, Hachette Digital released David’s Dairy, a new app that brings six animated short films inspired by David Sedaris’ diary to your Apple and Android devices. The films are short — most run about 45 seconds.
William F. Buckley famously said that he flogged himself to get through Atlas Shrugged, and now you can too in grand style. This week, Penguin released Ayn Rand’s politically-influential novel as an iPad app. It will run you $14.[...]
The online documentary web site SnagFilms recently unveiled a new version of its iPad app, which makes 80 great documentaries available on yet another media platform.[...]
Looking to design apps for the iPhone or iPad? Stanford University now has a course online that will help you do just that.
Simply called Developing Apps for iOS, the course features 20 video lectures (the last installment was uploaded just this week) and, somewhat fittingly, they’re all available on Apple’s iTunesU.