In the world of increasingly cross-platform services, there are very few apps that really tether me to iOS. If I left for Android land (or perhaps Windows 10? Hah!), I know that my 2000+ Evernote notes would follow me. My photos and videos could go into Dropbox and my calendar and contacts would sync through Google. However, if I left iOS, I’d be leaving Due behind, and that would really suck. A lot.
If you aren’t already familiar with Due, here’s the elevator pitch: it’s a gorgeous system designed to bug the crap out of you until you finish what you said you’d do. One of the awesome things about Due is that it usually gives you a few ways to manipulate its UI.
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I was introduced to Spout at the start of the week and it was one of those apps that I was immediately wowed by. Pictures won’t really do it justice, it’s the movement and animation that really sell this app. The way to describe it is it is rather like watching a Prezi of your social network feeds.
Upon launching the app, you can configure your social network feeds and attach Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Instagram. Within this you can opt to display certain hashtags. If, for example you put #ipaded into the stream, Spout will only display tweets with this hashtag. As well as this, you can add custom text which will animate. It could be used as a message if your iPad is connected to a screen for example.
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Easily Mount Your Phone or Tablet to Any Surface
The headline deal today in iPad Insight Deals is the Neutron S Phone & Tablet Mount, on offer for $24.99 – 16% off its standard price.
This is a handy little accessory for mounting any iOS or Andrpid smartphone or tablet on just about any surface from kitchen to living room to car and more. Here are some of its standout features:
- Easily mounts to any surface
- Crafted from sold aerospace aluminum
- Contains a permanent neodymium magnet
- Strong enough to hold any phone or tablet (under 1 lb)
- Use it in your car, at your desk, or anywhere around the house
- The Neutron S works with any Apple or Android phone/tablet. It can also be used as a mount for your keys, kitchen utensils, etc
- Requires 3M tape to mount (included)
To watch a demo video, see more details, or place an order, check out this iPad Insight Deals page.
The wonderful Khan Academy iPad app has been updated this week, to Version 2.0.
This is a major update for an already superb educational app. It brings access to everything that’s available at Khan Academy online – including some 150,000 learning exercises as well as personalized recommendations.
Khan Academy is a great educational tool for all ages; the iPad version has always been a great app – and now it’s even better.
Here’s an App Store link for Khan Academy – it’s still a free app, and also a universal app designed for use on both iPad and iPhone.
In less than two weeks now, on February 1st, the greatest show on earth will be plastered across the majority of TV sets in America and around the world. This year, NBC has the honor of broadcasting the gala event. As part of their TV Everywhere content promotion of Super Stream Sunday, NBC is offering 11 hours of free online programming. The day’s events will include Super Bowl Sunday pre and post-game shows, the Super Bowl itself, and the half-time show featuring Katy Perry. In addition they will also include a feature presentation of The Blacklist.
All this programming will be offered free of charge. Users will able view all the Super Bowl content offered without even having to create a username or password. The streamed content will be available on iPads (tablets) and via desktop computers. However, mobile users on carriers other than Verizon will have to pay to watch the Super Bowl on their phones due to an exclusive deal.
The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available for the iPad in the App Store for free!