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.
The Zite app for iPad has been updated today, to Version 2.3. Zite is one of the leading news magazines apps for the iPad and learns from your interactions and tailors the content for you as you go along using it. I’ve seen many apps that claim to do this sort of thing, but Zite is by far the most effective at it.
This latest update is focused on further improving the app’s recommendation engine and tweaking the UI to make it even easier to use and to find the best content more quickly. Here are the new features listed for the 2.3 update:
· We’ve made huge improvements to our recommendation engine to ensure that the stories we deliver are a good match for your interests.
· Articles that you’ve read before will be greyed out (synced across all your devices).
· We’ve enhanced some articles with pull quotes.
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The heck with stealing the towels – at this hotel you’re going to want to leave the towels and sneak out with a gold-plated iPad.
As Business Insider recently reported, the Burj Al Arab hotel, touted as one of the world’s most luxurious hotels, is offering gold-plated iPads as a luxury amenity.
When guests check in, they’ll be given their own gold iPads, which will serve as a “virtual concierge” that offers information on everything from the hotel’s restaurant menus and spa treatments to housekeeping and butler services.
The iPads are given to the guests for the duration of their hotel stay. If they grow attached to them they can be bought in the hotel’s boutique. I couldn’t find the price for these gold-plated iPad 3 models at the hotel site or the manufacturer (Gold & Co)’ site. I guess that puts them firmly in the ‘If you have to ask…’ category.
I nearly always find myself saying this when I see these sort of ridiculous gold or jewel adorned iPads and iPhones, but I honestly find them extremely ugly.
Anyway, look out for these next time you’re spending a weekend at the Burj Al Arab – and when you do, let us know in the comments if the towels are gold too.
If you fancy learning how to maintain and repair your iPad and all your iDevices, there’s an impressive new book out that could serve as a starting point and handy reference guide. The book is ‘The Unauthorized Guide to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Repair’ and is billed as a DIY guide to extending the life of your iDevices.
It’s available in print and also in an Amazon Kindle edition and on the iBookstore.
The book’s author is Timothy L Warner, an Apple Certified Repair Technician and is said to be the only reference / tutorial of its kind that is in full color. Perhaps most impressively, the book has been thoroughly reviewed for technical accuracy and approved by the brilliant folks at iFixit.com.
Here’s a slice of the book’s iBookstore description:
Fix your own iPhone, iPad, or iPod with secret repair knowledge Apple doesn’t want you to have! This groundbreaking, full-color book shows you how to resurrect expensive Apple mobile iDevices you thought were dead for good, and save a fortune.
Apple Certified Repair Technician Timothy L. Warner demystifies everything about iDevice repair, presenting simple, step-by-step procedures and hundreds of crisp, detailed, full-color photos.
He’ll walk you through safely taking apart your iDevice, replacing what’s broken, and reliably reassembling it. You’ll learn where to get the tools and exactly how to use them. Warner even reveals sources for broken Apple devices you can fix at low cost–for yourself, or even for resale!
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