Sharing a Photo Stream, which is a hand-picked collection of your photos in the iPad photo library, is on of the coolest features in iOS. With it you can quickly and easily put together a group of photos and instantly share them to family and friends.
This week I’ve learned a nifty new feature that lets you give the people you’ve shared your photo stream with the ability to add to the photo stream – thanks to an article by my friend Chris at everythingiCafe.
Here’s how you do this:
– Start with a shared photo stream if you already have one, or create a new one. To create a new one, go to the Photos app and tap on the Shared button in the bottom nav bar. Then tap on the ‘New Shared Stream’ button. Give your new stream a name and then choose t least one person to share it with and enter their email address where prompted.
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This weekend Apple’s iOS App Store hit another major milestone – one million apps available. As reported by MacRumors, Apple has now approved over 1.4 million apps since the App Store launched in 2008 and there are now over 1 million available to install.
There are over 500,000 apps designed specifically for the iPad and over 900,000 for the iPhone.
I’ve seen plenty of jokes over the weekend saying that 90% of those apps are worthless or just fart apps and similar. Admittedly there are a large number of low quality apps in the App Store, but there are also plenty of excellent apps – which even a quick glance at the Featured section each week will confirm.
We see so many huge App Store numbers that it’s easy to become more than a little jaded by them, but it’s still pretty incredible to think that 6 years ago the store didn’t exist and 4 years ago there was no iPad.
This weekend’s featured iPad art is this lovely ‘Under the Sea’ painting by Rafael Co.
It was created using the Procreate app on the iPad.
This pick is for my daughter. She loves animals of all kinds and has been fascinated by them since she was tiny. She’ll love how many different sea creatures there are in this image – from a starfish to an Orca. As always with Rafaal Co’s work, there’s so much going on. On top of the sea creatures there’s a mermaid and a sunken ship and probably more that I haven’t even spotted yet.
If you want to see more incredible iPad paintings you can check out this site’s iPad Art section, our iPad Insight Flickr group, or the iPad Art community on Google+.
Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.
Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all our picks via the link at the end of this post and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.
This week’s pick is Amount, a simple and lightweight unit converter app. Want to quickly see what 20 dollars is worth in British pounds? Or what 1 cup is equal to in fluid ounces? How many miles are equal to 100 kilometers? Amount is your friend – for these and lots more similar sort of quick conversions.
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I think all of The Hopper ads for Dish are very funny, and this latest one with an iPad and the live police chase is great.