German audio software specialist Algoriddim has released its djay app for iPhone and iPad. Designed to turn an iOS device into a complete and portable DJ system, the app allows you to mix an iPod music library via a touch-turntable interface or can be set to mix automatically. It's intuitive, simple to use but deep enough for some serious djing.
Among other things, Einstein’s theory of special relativity says that as an object’s velocity increases, time as experienced by the object will slow down when compared to another object traveling at a lower velocity. This means that a 'relatively' short round trip on a space ship traveling at close to the speed of light would see you arrive home having aged less than those back on Earth. While the greater the velocities involved, the greater the effect, the theory applies to all relative movement. Now there’s an iPhone app
that will let you know just how many extra nanoseconds you’ve gained by getting moving as opposed to sitting on your rear end.
have joined forces to launch "an entirely new digital play experience" in the form of the Crayola ColorStudio HD. Announced at CES
this week, the system brings together a custom-built Crayola iMarker digital stylus with an iPad
application that gives a high-tech edge to coloring by allowing kids to interact with the animated pages featuring music and special effects.
Ahhh, the glamorous life of the professional writer. Spending untold hours alone in a room staring at a screen awaiting inspiration with no guarantees of attracting the interest of a publisher, let alone readers, after baring one’s soul on the page. Many successful writers will say, when in the grip of the Muse, they go into a kind of trance with thoughts flowing faster than they can be written down. But inspiration is a fickle thing and, once found, often difficult to hold onto. A new iPad
app from Information Architects called Writer for iPad is designed to remove many of the distractions that can send inspiration packing and give writers a better chance of maintaining focus.
Following on from success with the iPhone, IK Multimedia has now released an AmpliTube app for the iPad
. Using an iRig interface adapter, the app offers guitar and bass players real-time, mobile tone-modeling and multi-effects solutions on the bigger multi-touch screen of the iPad. It is available in both free and paid-for versions, the latter giving players 11 effects, five amps and cabinets, plus two microphones to play around with.
If you're outside the US, and have just paid an exorbitant amount of money to an eBay reseller (or a shipping company) to get your iPad, you've probably realized by now that there's a few hoops for you to jump through before you can start using it to its fullest. Read on to find out just how easy it is to get access to the App Store, iBooks and US-only apps like ABC and Pandora.
I've reviewed a few pieces of hardware in my time, but never before have I held something in my hands that was so thought provoking as the iPad. It's without doubt the closest we've come to a device like Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide or Neal Stephenson's Young Lady's Illustrated Primer.
We're still holding on to the firehose of iPad news
as the official April 3 release date approaches. Our second installment this week covers the latest on iPad availability, apps and accessories.