Posts from the ‘Apple TV’ Category

Inko 2.0 Brings Remote Whiteboarding

Creaceed releases Inko 2.0, an upgrade to their collaborative whiteboard app for iOS, Mac and Apple TV. Inko 2.0 brings collaborative drawing over the Internet as well as a new Mac Catalyst app. This version also comes with an updated user interface and support for modern iOS features such as high-performance Metal rendering, Dark Mode, and Smart Screenshots.

 

 

This app lets multiple users draw together on the same virtual whiteboard with instant feedback. This is a great tool for schools and businesses alike as Inko can be used during meetings, brainstorming sessions and school group work. Inko also offers a remarkable drawing experience through its extensive support for Apple Pencil, as well as a beautiful pixel-free visualization with vibrant colors on wide color displays (P3). Inko’s peer-to-peer connectivity makes infrastructure network or internet access superfluous, offering a one-tap setup process that permits easy deployment in any environment. Moreover, Inko 2.0 now offers remote drawing over the Internet, bringing richer interactions with people from other places or even all around the world.

 

Macs can now also join other iOS devices thanks to Inko’s new Mac Catalyst app. Combined with video conferencing, Inko 2.0 is thus a key tool for remote collaboration, group work, or 1-to-1 teaching. The free Apple TV companion app enables live mirroring of contents on large displays, up to 4K, at a fraction of the cost of dedicated interactive whiteboards by reusing standard multi-purpose equipment (tablets, TVs), and it also offers innovative interaction with the remote as a laser pointer.

 

New features in this version:

  • Remote collaboration over the Internet to draw with anyone around the world
  • A Mac Catalyst app that brings the Inko experience to the Mac. Join or create a drawing group using your Mac, along with iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV
  • High-performance Metal rendering
  • Support of modern iOS features: Dark Mode, Universal Link, SF Symbols, Smart Screenshot, Siri Shortcuts

 

Other features include:

  • Beautiful pixel-free visualization with vibrant colors (on P3 displays)
  • Extensive Apple Pencil support with finger action, angle, pressure, high-speed & predictive sampling
  • Real-time drawing: highly responsive, “appears-as-it-happens” multi-user drawing with no lag including from remote locations
  • Dynamic trails: participants’ labels on drawing trails that show who is currently drawing
  • Nearby collaboration: nomadic connectivity for local devices, even without Wi-Fi access point (peer-to-peer or LAN)
  • Remote Collaboration: seamless connectivity over the Internet for global reach via invitation link sharing
  • Up to 8 participants for peer-to-peer connectivity or 12 participants for LAN/Internet
  • Group saving for quick setup of future sessions
  • Security & privacy: TLS connection between devices (nearby) and end-to-end encryption with daily data removal on server (remote)
  • No account creation
  • Reliable syncing and multi-user undo/redo
  • Pen tool with two sizes & one calligraphic variant. Eraser tool with two sizes
  • Ephemeral highlighter tool. On Apple TV, motion-driven, laser pointer-like control with the remote
  • Hi-res PDF export for a productive workflow
  • iCloud sync for personal drawings
  • Free Apple TV companion app

 

Inko 2.0 can be freely downloaded on the Mac App Store. Multi-user collaboration requires a subscription.

 

Apple TV companion app is a free download on the App Store and has no limitation. Existing owners of Collaboration Pack (Inko 1) automatically receive a complementary lifetime subscription to the Nearby Plan. Existing Hero Plan subscribers (Inko 1) are automatically promoted to the Remote Plan with additional features & a lower price.

Railroad Logistics Challenge for Multiple Platforms

Magnin & Associates announces the release of Railroad Logistics Challenge 1.0, their new game for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Windows PC and Xbox where you can try your hand at railroad logistics.

 

 

Daily job cards tell you where to go, which car to pickup, what to load it with, and where to deliver it. Job cards can be sorted in any order to help you prioritize the tasks. There are variety of railroad cars including box cars, flat beds, gondola cars, and tankers. You simply back your train into the car you want to pickup and it couples automatically. Then when you deliver it to the right spot you click on the decouple symbol.

 

The game was produced by Ed Magnin, designed and programmed by Willie Johnson, Jr, 3d models by Ryan Thomas, playtested by game dev interns from Dallas ISD, Conrad H-TECH at Richland College – David Hayes, Amber Roberson, Carlos Davila, and Gabriela Hernandez-Gasca. Matt Campana created the music and audio effects. According to Ed Magnin, “This was our chance to simulate the responsibility for picking up, loading, and delivering a variety of railroad cars to their proper locations to keep our economy moving.”

 

Railroad Logistics Challenge 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. An Android version is available worldwide from both Google Play and Amazon AppStore. A Windows 10 PC and Xbox version is available from the Windows Store.

 

Noteboom Tutorials Rebranded Dan’s Tutorials

Noteboom Productions, Ltd. announces Noteboom Tutorials has been rebranded as Dan’s Tutorials. These tutorials are designed to give users a better understanding of how to effectively use Apple devices, and now they are hosted on an all-new site with new features members have been asking for, including reminders being sent before renewal.

 

 

“I am excited to announce Dan’s Tutorials”, said Dan Wassink, President of Noteboom Productions, Ltd. “I’ve been working on this for a while. It started as a simple host change to make it faster. That went well, so it got me thinking ‘what else could I do?’ As an example, members have been asking for reminders before subscription renewals. How could I do this? It required new tools. So I started rebuilding my site as a side project. One thing lead to another, and before I even knew it, I had a faster website with better features for my members. In addition to sending out reminders before renewals, the new site allows members to pause there subscription, they can take note with each lesson, and it offers multiple memberships. With multiple memberships, a member can buy additional memberships for family or friends.”

 

Dan added, “This also got me thinking about the name. When I created Noteboom Productions, I wanted to portray a larger company, even though it was just me. But that does not fit in with today’s thinking; now you want to be more personal. Well, my members already know me as Dan, not as Noteboom Productions or Noteboom Tutorials. When they send a message or initiate a chat, the reply is from me, Dan. So I registered danstutorials.com, and started branding the new site as Dan’s Tutorials.” Dan also added, “The feedback I’ve received has been great!.”

 

Membership to Dan’s Tutorials is subscription-based and includes instant access to all the tutorials. Membership also includes access to new tutorials as they are released. Users can watch the tutorials on any device – Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Members can favorite tutorials they are taking, making them easier to go back to. Also, the site tracks a user’s progress by tracking individual lessons as they are viewed. New with Dan’s Tutorials, members can now take notes with each lesson.

 

Tutorials on Dan’s Tutorials include:

  • Tutor for Mac
  • Tutor for iPhone
  • Tutor for iPad
  • Tutor for Apple Watch
  • Tutor for Apple TV
  • Tutor for Books
  • Tutor for Calendar
  • Tutor for Contacts
  • Tutor for Files
  • Tutor for Image Capture
  • Tutor for iMovie
  • Tutor for iTunes
  • Tutor for Keynote
  • Tutor for Mail
  • Tutor for Notes
  • Tutor for Numbers
  • Tutor for Pages
  • Tutor for Photos
  • Tutor for Preview
  • Tutor for Reminders
  • Tutor for Safari
  • Tutor for Tap Forms 5

 

Membership is subscription based and includes instant access to all the tutorials. Various plans are available including multiple membership plans. Membership also includes 14-day free trial.

 

Remote Control for Mac for iOS and watchOS

Evgeny Cherpak announces immediate availability of Remote Control for Mac, updated for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch devices. Control your Mac with multimedia controls, keyboard, mouse, app and system actions and AirPlay controls. Take full control of your Mac from anywhere in your home or office.

 

 

Tired of sitting on the couch, having to handle keyboard and mouse on your lap to control your media center Mac? Use Remote Control on your iPhone as a trackpad and keyboard to comfortably browse on the big screen TV. Using AirPlay Mirroring and an Apple TV, your Mac could be located anywhere in your home. Simply select your Apple TV from the list of available AirPlay devices and control your Mac from the comfort of your couch or bed.

 

You can even start any app on your Mac, send your Mac to sleep, wake it up and perform many more useful actions to control your Mac remotely. All you need to do is download the Mac Helper application and connect your Mac and iOS device to the same WiFi. Remote Control will guide you through the simple setup process.

 

Features:

  • Control volume, playback and Airplay mirroring of your Mac
  • Use your iOS device as a Mac trackpad and keyboard
  • Launch and quit Apps on your Mac comfortably from your iOS device
  • Control any app on your Mac using its menu
  • Restart or shut down your Mac, change display brightness and many more useful actions
  • Enjoy the ease of use in a slick user interface you will love
  • Use the Personal Hotspot of your iOS device to control your Mac when you don’t have access to other networks
  • 3 steps, under 30 seconds super easy setup

 

Remote Control for Mac [Pro] is $9.99 through the App Store in the Productivity category.

Drive the Zamboni in Zamboni Challenge – Updated for iOS 13 & New Devices

Zamboni Challenge allows iOS gamers to see what it’s like to drive the Zamboni ice resurfacer. Players lean and turn their iPhone in landscape to speed up, slow down, and steer. Drive carefully to clean the ice as efficiently as possible.

 

 

Get as close to the boards as you can without hitting them. Don’t lift the cleaner prematurely and leave snow piles. Don’t over water the ice by driving over the same areas too many times.

 

Players start out on an early morning practice rink and work their way up through five arenas with increasing difficulty. The final challenge is cleaning the ice between periods of a professional hockey game.

 

Pricing and Availability:
Zamboni Challenge is $2.99 and available worldwide through the App Store. An Apple TV version is available. An Android version is available worldwide from both Google Play and Amazon AppStore. A Windows PC and Xbox version is available from the Windows Store.

Inko Whiteboard Now Available Through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program

Creaceed introduces Inko – Group Edition, a new variant to their real-time collaborative whiteboard app for iPad, iPhone and Apple TV, that can now be purchased through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program (VPP) by schools and enterprises. Just like its free counterpart, the Group Edition app lets users draw collaboratively in real time on the same canvas, offering network-less connectivity, a remarkable drawing experience, as well as live TV mirroring and interaction. Both app variants are compatible with each other.

 

Inko’s peer-to-peer connectivity makes infrastructure network or internet access superfluous, offering a one-tap setup process that enables easy deployment in most situations. Inko also offers a beautiful pixel-free visualization with vibrant colors on wide color displays (P3).

 

Ready for Enterprise and Education:
With its nomadic connectivity, Inko – Group Edition is particularly well suited for schools and businesses. Furthermore, the free Apple TV companion app enables live mirroring of contents on large screens, up to 4K, and also offers innovative interaction with the remote used as a laser pointer. Moreover, the support for standard TV sets makes it an affordable alternative to expensive and less flexible interactive whiteboards.

 

Inko also offers full compatibility with the new & more affordable 6th-gen iPad, introduced by Apple at their education event in Chicago (March 2018), and a remarkable drawing experience through its extensive support for Apple Pencil as well as the Logitech Crayon. And with the availability of the Group Edition variant through Apple’s VPP Store, Inko is a great match for schools.

 

“Inko is our fastest growing app so far, nearing 200.000 downloads after just one month. We believe Inko can be an advantageous alternative to dedicated interactive whiteboards, being more affordable, more easily deployed, and running on off-the-shelf devices (iPad, TV sets) that can serve numerous other purposes.” says Raphael Sebbe, Creaceed’s Founder.

 

Feature Highlights:
* Real-time drawing: highly responsive, “appears-as-it-happens” multi-user drawing with no lag
* Improved palm rejection (version 1.0.2) to avoid leaving marks when resting the palm while drawing with the Apple Pencil
* Dynamic trails: participants’ labels on drawing trails that show who is currently drawing
* Seamless connectivity with up to 12 devices when using a Wi-Fi access point, or 8 devices without Wi-Fi access point
* Extensive Apple Pencil support with angle, pressure, high-speed & predictive sampling
* Reliable syncing and multi-user undo/redo
* Pen tool with two sizes & one calligraphic variant. Eraser tool with two sizes
* Ephemeral highlighter tool. On Apple TV, motion-driven, laser pointer-like control with the remote.
* Optimized for latest iOS: file sharing, Split View Multitasking on iPad, Drag & Drop, Today Widget, Quick Actions, etc.
* Hi-res PDF export for a productive workflow
* iCloud sync for personal drawings
* Free Apple TV companion app

 

Live Demonstrations at Vivatech in Paris:
The Creaceed team will be giving live demos of Inko at the Viva Technology (Vivatech) event in Paris from May 24th through 26th. Creaceed booth will be located in Vivatech Hall 1, on the Digital Wallonia pavillon (E44). Vivatech takes place at Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles.

 

Pricing and Availability:
Inko – Group Edition is available immediately both on the App Store ($19.99) worldwide and on Apple’s VPP store ($9.99 for minimum 20 units, see conditions in link below) in 34 countries, and is localized in 12 languages. Inko – Group Edition provides the same features set as Inko with Collaboration Pack. An Apple TV companion app is available as a free download on the App Store, has no limitation, and works with both variants of Inko.

Inko 1.0
Purchase and Download
Apple Volume Purchase Program Store
Vimeo Video (Preview)
Vivatech Event (Paris, France)

AustinSoft Takes Day-n-Night Global

AustinSoft announces the immediate availability of Day-n-Night 7.0 for iOS and tvOS, localized to 24 languages, and supports date layouts from around the world. Not only are dates and times displayed in your regional format, but they are also displayed using your regional digit formats. Hold the beauty of the world in the palm of your hand, or let it light up your room from your AppleTV!

 

AustinSoft Takes Day-n-Night Global

 

“Day-n-Night displays the entire world,” said Glenn L. Austin, CEO of AustinSoft. “It only makes sense to localize the application to even more languages than before, and support virtually every date format available on the iPhone and AppleTV. To that end, we now parse the entire date formatting system available on the iPhone and display the date and time in your preferred format.”

 

Day-n-Night is now fully localized into the following languages:
* Arabic (World)
* Chinese (Simplified)
* Chinese (Traditional)
* Danish
* Dutch (Netherlands)
* English (United States)
* English (Canada)
* English (Great Britain)
* English (Australia)
* English (New Zealand)
* Filipino
* Finnish
* French (Canada)
* French (France)
* German
* Hebrew
* Icelandic
* Italian
* Japanese
* Korean
* Portuguese (Brazil)
* Portuguese (Portugal)
* Russian
* Spanish (Latin America)
* Spanish (Spain)
* Swedish
* Welsh

 

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV
* Requires iOS 10.0 or later
* 68.1 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
Day-n-Night 7.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. For more information, please contact Glenn Austin.

Creaceed Debuts Inko Collaborative Whiteboard for iPad & Apple TV

Creaceed today unveils Inko, their new peer-to-peer collaborative whiteboard app for iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV. Inko lets users draw collaboratively in real time on the same canvas from multiple devices, offering network-less connectivity, a remarkable drawing experience, as well as live TV mirroring and interaction. Following Apple’s Tuesday announcements at their education event in Chicago, Inko offers full compatibility with the new 6th-gen iPad & pencils geared to classrooms.

 

Creaceed Debuts Inko Collaborative Whiteboard for iPad & Apple TV

 

Inko’s peer-to-peer connectivity makes infrastructure network or internet access superfluous, offering a one-tap setup process that permits easy deployment in most situations. Inko also offers a remarkable drawing experience through its extensive support for Apple Pencil, as well as a beautiful pixel-free visualization with vibrant colors on wide color displays (P3). Moreover, the free Apple TV companion app enables live mirroring of contents on large screens, up to 4K, and also offers innovative interaction with the remote as a laser pointer.

 

Ideal for Enterprise and Education:
Thanks to its nomadic connectivity capability and its other productivity features, Inko is particularly suited to education and enterprise environments. Moreover, the support for standard TV sets makes it an affordable alternative to expensive and less flexible interactive whiteboards. Standard equipment enables rich usage scenarios.

 

“We made Inko to enable creative drawing-based interactions in most situations, scaling from drawing game at home to digital classes at school and the entreprise,” says Raphael Sebbe, Creaceed’s Founder. “We believe Inko can be an advantageous alternative to dedicated interactive whiteboard screens, being a lot more affordable, more easily deployed, and running on off-the-shelf equipment (iPad, TV sets) that can serve numerous other purposes.”

 

Feature Highlights:
* Real-time drawing: highly responsive, “appears-as-it-happens” multi-user drawing with no lag
* Dynamic trails: participants’ labels on drawing trails that show who is currently drawing
* Seamless connectivity with up to 12 devices when using a Wi-Fi access point, or 8 devices without Wi-Fi access point
* Extensive Apple Pencil support with angle, pressure, high-speed & predictive sampling
* Reliable syncing and multi-user undo/redo
* Pen tool with two sizes & one calligraphic variant. Eraser tool with two sizes
* Ephemeral highlighter tool. On Apple TV, motion-driven, laser pointer-like control with the remote.
* Optimized for latest iOS: file sharing, Split View Multitasking on iPad, Drag & Drop, Today Widget, Quick Actions…
* Hi-res PDF export for a productive workflow
* iCloud sync for personal drawings
* Free Apple TV companion app

 

Live Demonstrations at Vivatech in Paris:
The Creaceed team will be giving live demos of Inko at the Viva Technology (Vivatech) event in Paris from May 24th through May 26th. Practical information will be provided in May through Creaceed’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

 

Pricing and Availability:
Inko 1.0 is available immediately as a free download on the App Store, and is localized in 12 languages. The free version provides an unlimited number of canvases for personal use without limitation, and lets two or more users try the collaboration feature for a 60-second time-limited session. To remove this limitation, two purchase options are provided:

* Collaboration Pack: a one-time purchase ($19.99) that unlocks collaboration. In this configuration, each user must unlock the pack for time-unlimited sessions.

* Hero Plan: a subscription ($11.99 monthly, $99.99 yearly) that grants one user the ability of initiating sessions that others can join using just the free app, with no purchase required for the other users. Ideal for schools and enterprises.

The Apple TV companion app is a free download on the App Store and has no limitation.