Wow. This contest was a heck of a lot of fun. I asked you guys for damn good reasons why you need these cleaning cloths for your iPads and touchscreen devices and Oh Boy did we get some great reasons and responses.
If I had to pick a single favorite it would be extremely tough. Luckily I don’t have to though – because Mobile Cloth generously let me pick 6 winners. They are:
- Brian Esse
- Lorilei Potvin
- Steven Servantez
- Rob Zombie
OK, if you twist my arm I’ll share just one quick favorite among the many I had – this one from Brian Esse:
I need these because I have 30 3rd grade students using 10 iPads. Thats 60 hands! We did the math.
Winners – please keep an eye on your Inboxes and spam folders – as Mobile Cloth will soon be contacting you to get your shipping details.
Thanks to everybody who took part in the contest and made such great comments. And of course big thanks to Mobile Cloth for doing this giveaway with us.
The Saturday Evening Post has recently launched an iPad edition, which is available on Newsstand now. Touted as ‘the trusted voice of American culture’ the magazine has a rich history – and was well-known years ago in part for its Norman Rockwell cover illustrations.
I have to admit I didn’t realize The Saturday Evening Post was still being published until I saw news of its iPad version. I very rarely visit real-life newsstands these days, so that’s my excuse for not realizing this title was still around.
Here’s a bit of the App Store intro for The Saturday Evening Post iPad edition:
The Saturday Evening Post reports on the who, what, and why of today with a nod to the past and an eye on the future. The trusted voice of American culture is now available with bonus content and enhanced features including hot links, audio and video highlights, easy browsing capabilities, personalization settings, multiple viewing options, search and zoom capabilities, and much more.
Each issue delivers in-depth, unbiased articles covering today’s most relevant issues. Discover proven health advice; money- and time-saving ideas; and delicious, healthy recipes for your family. Then relax with inspiring success stories, iconic celebrity interviews, fiction from America’s top writers, plus humor, cartoons, and art you can only find in the Post.
The app is free but you need to buy individual issues of the magazine or sign up for a subscription. Issues cost $3.99 and subscription options are as follows:
• Single issue subscription for $1.99, automatically renewed until cancelled
• 1 year (6 issues) subscription available for $9.99, automatically renewed until cancelled
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Issue 2 of The Loop Magazine is out today, right on schedule. This is an extension of Jim Dalrymple’s The Loop website, described like so in the App Store:
The Loop magazine will serve as an extension of my interests on The Loop
Web site, which includes music, design, technology, games and Apple, among
others. Each issue will feature a number of really great authors that
I’ve come to know and respect over my nearly 20 years writing about Apple.
The Loop Magazine is a similar style to Marco Arment’s The Magazine – with a clean, minimal look and a strong team of writers. Issue 2 features articles from Matt Gemmell, Rene Ritchie and other notable contributors.
It’s published twice monthly, and subscriptions cost $1.99 per month. It’s already a favorite of mine.
Here’s an App Store link for The Loop Magazine.
The Evernote app for iPad and iPhone has been updated today, to Version 5.3. This update adds Reminders as a new feature which lets you pin notes to the top of your list to help you remember those that are most important.
You can also add due dates and receive notifications in the app and via email, and mark notes as Done when you’ve completed them. Here are the remaining items on the change list for this update:
Enhanced security with XAuth
• View all applications that access your account from Evernote Web Settings
Business: toggle between personal and business tags in the tag view
Numerous bug fixes, including:
• Fix for an issue causing certain large notes to duplicate on sync
• Fix for several offline search issues
For those who use Evernote for task and to-do tracking the new reminders features should prove hugely useful. I rarely use Evernote that way, but I do at times for some projects and I’m sure I’ll end up making good use of these features.
I know we have plenty of Evernote users here. What do you all think of this latest update to the app?
Mailbox, the popular iPhone email app, now has an iPad version – as of today. The app is know for being clean, minimal, and making email management easier. Here’s a slice of its App Store description:
The fast, fun mobile inbox that puts email in its place.
Note: Currently for Gmail only. Other email platforms coming soon.
Mailbox is a completely redesigned inbox that makes email light, fast, and mobile-friendly. Quickly swipe messages to your archive or trash. Scan an entire conversation at once with chat-like organization. Snooze emails until later with the tap of a button — they’ll return to your inbox automatically so you can focus on what’s important now.
Mailbox checks your email from the cloud, then delivers it to your phone securely. You can even get push notifications for new messages. Add all your GMail accounts for speedy access on-the-go.
Mailbox makes getting to zero — and staying there — a breeze. After you experience a clean inbox, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
I’ve tried out Mailbox on the iPhone and briefly on the iPad today. It’s certainly got an elegant and effective UI. The reason I can’t make any great use of the app is that it does not currently support Gmail Labels, which I rely on heavily.
Are any of you Mailbox users, on iPhone, iPad, or both?
Here’s an App Store link for Mailbox; it’s a free app and a universal app designed to run on both iPad and iPhone.