Posts tagged ‘iPad’

Photos: The Ultimate iPhone & iPad Photography Guide Now Available

Tap Guides has launched Photos: The Ultimate iPhone & iPad Photography Guide, an eBook, and paperback guide that reveals the secrets of mobile photography. Written by tech author Tom Rudderham, it’s packed with inspirational photos, tutorials, and interviews with the world’s best iPhone photographers, making it possible for anyone to take a stunning picture with their iPhone or iPad, edit it then share the image with friends and family.

 

Photos: The Ultimate iPhone & iPad Photography Guide Now Available

 

Taking photos on an iPhone or iPad is easy, just open the Camera app and press a button. Taking a beautiful photo, however, is a little bit trickier. Photos: The Ultimate iPhone & iPad Photography Guide, reveals the secrets of mobile photography, making it possible for anyone to take a stunning picture with their iPhone or iPad. In next to no time you’ll discover how to take an amazing photo, edit it and share it with friends.

 

Here’s just a taste of what you’ll find inside:
* In-depth tutorials that explain the Camera app, Photos app, and third-party apps
* Interviews with Michal Koralewski – 2015 iPhone Photographer of the Year winner; Holly Wesley – 2012 iPhone Photographer of the Year winner; nature photographer Kaisa Breeden and a profile of traveler and photographer Kevin Russ
* Top photography tips
* Comparison between original iPhone & iPhone X
* Inspiring high-resolution photographs
* And much more

 

Device Requirements:
* Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac & Kindle Devices
* Print Length: 162 Pages

 

Pricing and Availability:
Photos: The Ultimate iPhone & iPad Photography Guide, is $7.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) in eBook format, and $19.98 in paperback. It is available worldwide exclusively through the Amazon Store.

WaterField Holdall Debuts Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall Bag

WaterField Designs introduces the new Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall, a hybrid briefcase-fitness bag, designed to help professionals uphold Americans’ most popular New Year’s resolution: to get more exercise. One side of the Atlas Holdall features a padded MacBook and iPad compartment and organizational pockets for other work essentials; the other side boasts a spacious chamber for clothes and a collapsible, zippered space for shoes. The sophisticated carryall, packed daily for both work and workout, promotes healthy behaviors to improve work effectiveness and fitness in 2018.

 

 

Even though fewer than 40% of New Year’s resolutions survive the one-month mark, scientific research shows that it is possible to beat the discouraging odds. “Piggybacking” goals onto existing behaviors facilitates the creation of desirable new habits. The Atlas Holdall helps the fitness-minded professional create an enduring fitness habit by supporting two critical elements of successful habit building: the cue and reward.

 

Pre-packing work and exercise essentials in the Atlas Holdall each night facilitates the cue – professionals awaken with daily workout essentials ready-to-go. The convenience of carrying a single handsome, American-made bag that separates workout clothes from work gear provides the reward. Since regular exercise is linked to improved concentration, creativity, and mental stamina, the new exercise habits created by the Atlas Holdall will not only improve physical fitness, but will also enhance work performance.

 

“Now that I have everything I need for the office and for fitness training in my Atlas each day, I’ve created a no-excuse situation that makes it natural for me to exercise during or after work,” explained company owner Gary Waterfield. “I look forward to squeezing in a daily workout; afterwards, I get back to work feeling invigorated and ready to focus.”

 

The Atlas Holdall combines the best features of a professional briefcase and a fitness bag into one sleek design. In either classic, sturdy black ballistic nylon or rugged, tan, waxed canvas and premium full-grain leather accents, the Atlas Holdall looks as smart with a suit as it does with workout attire.

* A slim chamber, secured by dual waterproof zippers, serves as a briefcase. Inside, two built-in, padded sleeves protect an Apple laptop and an iPad, and additional pockets stow a power supply, cords, a pen or stylus, and other work necessities.
* Corner cut-outs on the laptop sleeve permit laptop charging while the device remains safely within.
*The TSA-friendly briefcase compartment opens flat so the MacBook remains protected inside while passing through TSA screening.
* A cavernous compartment, secured by dual waterproof zippers, stores clothing for exercise or for an overnight trip.
* A discrete, zippered, pouch separates shoes from apparel and work items in an interior pocket accessed from the outside. It recedes when not in use to maximize space.
* An exterior zippered front pocket holds quick-access items. Inside the exterior pocket, an Ultrasuede(R) iPhone pocket and a key fob make it easy to retrieve these items after a vigorous workout.
* An open-topped side pocket stores a water bottle.
* Gold rip-stop lining lights up the bag’s interior for improved visibility.
* Three carry options – dual leather-grip handles, a suspension shoulder strap, and a wheeled-suitcase handle pass-through – add to the Atlas Holdall’s versatility.

 

The Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall joins a full line of WaterField bags and cases that support Apple-enthusiast professionals in their daily lives. The Atlas is available exclusively from the WaterField Designs online store.

 

Weight and Dimensions:
* Canvas 3.4 lbs. Ballistic 3.1 lbs
* 16 x 10 x 8.5 inches
* Meets most airline personal carry-on-item size requirements
The Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall is priced at $429 (USD) and is available in Black ballistic nylon with black or chocolate full-grain leather details. Tan waxed canvas with full-grain, chocolate leather details. Available for order now. Pre-launch production run sold out. Next production run ships February 2, 2018.

Tabby Awards App and Gaming Awards for iPhone and iPad Announced

The Tabby Awards have announced the iPad and iPhone winners from the 2017 Mobile App Awards and Mobile Game Awards competitions. With nearly 2.4 million (non-game) consumer apps available in the App Store, the app award winners are positioned in the top 0.003% of iOS mobile apps.

 

iOS App Award Highlights: Award-winning iOS apps included Netflix, Twitter, Lyft, Starbucks, Quora, and The Economist.

 

iOS Game Award Highlights: Award-winning iOS games included MARVEL Contest of Champions, NBA Live Mobile Basketball, Minecraft, My Singing Monsters, and Clash Royale. Game publishers with multiple iOS award winners included Supercell, Electronic Arts, Playrix and Gameloft.

 

With over 700,000 games available today on iOS, the event’s mobile gaming award winners represent the top 0.005% games. The 2017 iOS App and Game Award winners are presented below by device type and category:

 

Mobile App Awards – iPhone:
* Duolingo – Education
* Elevate – Brain Training – Education
* Rosetta Stone – Education
* Amazon Prime Video – Entertainment
* Reelgood – Entertainment
* STARZ – Entertainment
* Cash App – Finance
* Discover Mobile – Finance
* Personal Capital – Finance
* Robinhood – Finance
* Panera Bread – Food and Drink
* Starbucks – Food and Drink
* 8fit – Health and Fitness
* MyFitness Pal – Health and Fitness
* GoodRx – Medical
* Spotify – Music
* YouTube Music – Music
* Buzzfeed – News
* Nuzzel – News
* The Economist Espresso – News
* Adobe Illustrator Draw – Photo and Video and Design
* Adobe Photoshop Fix – Photo and Video and Design
* Magisto – Video Editor & Maker – Photo and Video and Design
* Cozi – Productivity
* LastPass – Productivity
* Wunderlist – Productivity
* IKEA Place – Shopping
* Macy’s – Shopping
* Target – Shopping
* Ulta Beauty – Shopping
* Twitter – Social
* Premier League – Official App – Sports
* theScore – Sports
* Hilton Honors – Travel
* Hitlist – Travel
* Hopper – Travel
* Lyft – Travel
* Skyscanner – Travel

 

Mobile App Awards – iPad:
* ABCMouse.com – Education
* Epic! – Education
* Peak – Brain Training – Education
* Netflix – Entertainment
* STARZ – Entertainment
* YNAB – Finance
* Calm – Health and Fitness
* Peloton – Health and Fitness
* Houzz – Lifestyle
* Redfin – Lifestyle
* Doctor on Demand – Medical
* MusixMatch – Music
* Pandora – Music
* Texture – News
* The Economist – News
* Adobe Sparkpost – Photo and Video
* Canva – Photo Video
* Adobe Scan – Productivity
* DocuSign – Productivity
* GMail – Productivity
* Ebates – Shopping
* Wayfair – Shopping
* Wish – Shopping
* Houseparty – Social
* Pinterest – Social
* Quora – Social
* Bleacher Report – Sports
* KicksOnFire – Sports
* AirBnb – Travel
* HomeAway – Travel

 

Mobile Game Awards – iPhone:
* Clash Royale – Action and Adventure
* Minecraft – Action and Adventure
* ROBLOX – Action and Adventure
* Dune! – Arcade
* Rush – Arcade
* Rolling Sky – Board
* Disney Magic Kingdoms – Family
* Splitter Critters – Puzzle
* Asphalt 8: Airborne – Racing
* Real Racing 3 – Racing
* Dragon City Mobile – Role Playing
* Lineage 2: Revolution – Role Playing
* Jurassic World(TM): The Game – Simulation
* FIFA Soccer – Sports
* NBA Live Mobile Basketball – Sports
* Hearthstone – Strategy
* Plants vs. Zombies(TM) 2 – Strategy
* Tricky Test 2(TM): Genius Brain? – Trivia
* New York Times Crossword – Word

 

Mobile Game Awards – iPad:
* MARVEL Contest of Champions – Action and Adventure
* Township – Action and Adventure
* CSR Racing 2 – Arcade
* Toy Blast – Arcade
* Scrabble Premium for iPad – Board
* Frozen Free Fall – Family
* Hay Day – Family
* My Singing Monsters – Music
* Gardenscapes – Puzzle
* Real Racing 3 – Racing
* Lineage 2: Revolution – Role Playing
* Star Wars(TM): Galaxy of Heroes – Role Playing
* Golf Clash – Simulation
* Madden NFL Football – Sports
* MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2017 – Sports
* Fire Emblem Heroes – Strategy
* War Dragons – Strategy
* Trivia Crack – Trivia
* Wheel of Fortune – Word

 

This list is also published on the Tabby Awards website where these category-leading apps and games can also be downloaded. This news release is intended to aggregate the iPhone/iPad award winners as a supplement to the prior Mobile App Awards and Mobile Game Awards releases.

 

AWARD PROCESS

With all iOS apps and games eligible and under consideration, winners were selected based on a combination of quantitative metrics and qualitative factors.

The analytical evaluation component focused on app store user review scores submitted over the course of 2017 to measure user engagement. The qualitative component – benefiting from the Tabby Awards expertise in judging app and game awards since 2012 – focused on user interface, design, and innovation. The degree of tablet-optimization was also a key factor in the assessment of iPad apps and games.

 

ABOUT THE TABBY AWARDS

The Tabby Awards is the most comprehensive awards program honoring the best apps for tablets and iPads. Since 2012, it has held two separate competitions: one for consumer apps and games and one for business and professional apps. Starting in 2015, the Tabby Awards events expanded to include phone-optimized apps and games.

iPad Text Editing App Clean Writer Version 3 Now Available

Cognitive Bits Software has announced the release of Clean Writer 3.0, a major update to their popular text editor app developed exclusively for iPad. Originally created in the summer of 2010, Clean Writer was the first iPad app of its kind – a distraction-free text editor for writers and creative people that boosts creativity by putting the focus on words and WRITING instead of formatting and unnecessary features.

Version 3.0 is the first update since 2012, and brings improvements that dedicated users have called for, including: hardware and software compatibility with modern iPads and iOS versions’ improved Dropbox integration using Dropbox API 2.0; a modern UI with cleaner looks and icons.

 

Other notable features: live counters for words, characters and lines; minimalist UI with the possibility to hide out everything but the text and use multi-touch gestures for navigation and menu invocations; 4 color themes adapted to diurnal or nocturnal writing; custom global font selection; file management with Dropbox integration; keyboard auxiliary bar with user-customizable shortcut keys; inter-app connectivity; sending files as email attachments.

 

Clean Writer for iPad 3.0 is available in the iTunes App Store for only $0.99, 75% off its original price.

plasq Introduces Comic Draw for Schools

plasq(R) today unveiled Comic Draw for Schools, a full-featured comic creation application for iPad. Designed with Apple’s iPad Pro and Pencil in mind, Comic Draw for Schools provides a comprehensive suite of drawing tools, fast and easy script editing and lettering.

plasq Introduces Comic Draw for Schools

“iPad, and especially iPad Pro, is an incredible creative platform,” said Robert Grant, plasq’s CEO. “Now, with Comic Draw for Schools, students of all artistic levels can easily create and share complete multi-page comics right on their iPad. We’re excited to see all the new creative potential this will unleash for students.”

 

Comic Draw for Schools is perfect for creative learning; aiding students to develop planning, conceptual thinking and design skills. Comic Draw for Schools helps students learn about sequential storytelling and allows for student expression. Comic Draw for Schools has everything students require: brushes, fonts and tools to make creating cartoons and comics a fun and easy learning experience.

 

Drawing in Comic Draw for Schools is divided between two separate modes: Sketching and Inking & Coloring. The Sketching interface is distinct and simplified allowing students to focus on creating the simple forms that underlie their final artwork. Once sketching is complete the Inking & Coloring interface brings additional tools and brushes so that the artwork can be refined. Students will find a variety of brushes and color palettes to get them started all of which are customizable. Comic Draw for Schools also incorporates advanced features such as blending, masking, filtering, layer groups and multiple perspective guides per page in order to support the most ambitious projects.

 

For script-editing and lettering Comic Draw for Schools inherits many capabilities from the Apple Design Award-winning Comic Life. Students can refine their story in the script editor, outlining ideas for panels and character dialogue. When lettering, text from the script can easily be dragged and dropped onto the comic pages. A comprehensive style system allows for easy and consistent typography and graphic design. Balloons and their associated tails can be positioned and reshaped as needed, while lettering can be warped for dramatic effect. The lettering elements can also be previewed while sketching ensuring that the entire page will work together before final artwork commences.

 

When the comic is complete students can share in various formats – PDF, JPG, PNG, ePUB and the native Comic Draw format to be shared with other students for collaboration.

 

Device Requirements:
Comic Draw for Schools require iOS 9.1 or higher. Comic Draw for Schools also requires a 64-bit capable iPad (i.e. iPad Air or more recent.)

 

Pricing and Availability:
Comic Draw for Schools is available from the iTunes App Store and Volume Purchase Program for Education store. Comic Draw for Schools is US$19.99. When schools purchase more than 20 licenses on the Volume Purchase Programme for Education store the price is US$9.99.

Comic Draw – Full-Featured Comic Creation App for iPad

plasq(R) today unveiled Comic Draw, a full-featured comic creation and publishing application for iPad. Designed with Apple’s iPad Pro and Pencil in mind, Comic Draw provides a comprehensive suite of drawing tools, fast and easy script editing and lettering, and an integrated publishing platform in the form of the companion app, Comic Connect.

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“iPad, and especially iPad Pro, is an incredible creative platform,” said Robert Grant, plasq’s CEO. “Now, with Comic Draw, comic artists of all levels can easily create and publish complete multi-page comics right on their iPad. We’re excited to see all the new creative potential this will unleash.”

 

Drawing in Comic Draw is divided between two separate modes: Sketching and Inking & Coloring. The Sketching interface is distinct and simplified allowing users to focus on creating the simple forms that underlie their final artwork. Once sketching is complete the Inking & Coloring interface brings additional tools and brushes so that the artwork can be refined. Users will find a variety of brushes and color palettes to get them started all of which are customizable. Comic Draw also incorporates advanced features such as blending, masking, filtering, layer groups and multiple perspective guides per page in order to support the most ambitious projects.

 

For script-editing and lettering Comic Draw inherits many capabilities from the Apple Design Award-winning Comic Life. Users can refine their story in the script editor, outlining ideas for panels and character dialogue. When lettering, text from the script can easily be dragged and dropped onto the comic pages. A comprehensive style system allows for easy and consistent typography and graphic design. Balloons and their associated tails can be positioned and reshaped as needed, while lettering can be warped for dramatic effect. The lettering elements can also be previewed while sketching ensuring that the entire page will work together before final artwork commences.

 

When the comic is complete users have the option of publishing their creation to Comic Draw’s free companion application Comic Connect. Users of Comic Connect can follow their favorite artists and get notifications when new comics are available. The integrated reader presents comics with a natural page turning interface. Users can discover new comic artists, check out the featured comics, and creators can follow their rankings on the charts.

 

Comic Draw and Comic Connect are available from the iTunes App Store. Comic Draw is free to download and all features can be tried for 14 days via a free In-App Purchase. While the regular price will be $19.99 USD to retain access to all the comic creation, editing and publishing features, an introductory 50% (USD $9.99) discount is available during the first month of release. (Offer ends Feb 22nd 2017). Comic Connect is a free download.

Endangered Animals – Practice Statistics – New Educational iPad App

Gebo Kano ehf. today is proud to announce the release of Endangered Animals – Practise Statistics 1.0, a new educational title developed for iPad. Endangered Animals – Practise Statistics is a statistics, nature knowledge and math education rolled into one. Learn about animals in danger and other environmental issues through an interactive trip through statistics and facts.

Endangered Animals - Practice Statistics - New Educational iPad App

Learn statistical concepts
* The mode
* Least value
* Greatest value
* The median
* The mean

 

Create and read charts and tables
* Frequency tables
* Line charts
* Bar charts
* Pie Charts

 

Endangered Animals – Practise statistics is an interactive educational material for children aged 9 to 12. The app contains realistic projects about statistics and is created as extra material along with conventional statistic teaching methods. Additionally, the app includes simple explanations of the concepts and operations that are used in the projects. The theme is endangered animals, and it’s full of information about animals and environmental issues. Therefore, it’s ideal for themed work about the environment or animals or as entertainment for children with a special interest in animals.

 

Each chapter starts with an introduction of the chapter’s content. After the introduction, the user solves statistic problems related to the chapter’s material. Some of the tasks involve answering questions from data and pre-made charts. In others, the users make their charts from data. In the Panda chapter, for example, the user is supposed to investigate how much bamboo a group of pandas eat on average in a day and the Rhinoceros chapter, the user ought to make a bar chart demonstrating the horn size of couple of rhinos.

 

A help page opens when a user enters a chapter for the first time. The help explains the concepts and operations relevant to that chapter. In chapters about line charts the help explains line charts, in chapters about bar charts, the help focuses on those and so on. This help does not open automatically when the user enters a chapter a that has been opened before, but it can always be accessed by tapping the help button for operations.

 

Help for the interface with information about how the interface works is also available at the tap of a button. Among other things, it includes information about how to create bar charts, how the calculator works and how to answer questions of each type. The material is not set up in a particular order so the user can work on the chapters in any order they wish, repeat them if necessary or only work on selected chapters. It’s, therefore, possible to pick and choose those chapters identified with the school material being worked on at any given time.

 

Every part has few tasks. Intriguing information about the material is shown between tasks. When a user finishes a chapter, recognition in the form of an information card about the animal being worked on is opened. The information card appears in the animal book which can be accessed from the app’s main menu. The app is designed by a primary school teacher and takes into account math, nature and statistics curriculum.

 

Endangered Animals – Practise Statistics 1.0 is $2.99 and available through the App Store in the Education category.

Calligraphy Handbook 2.1 Leads to More Creativity

Topdune Studio is pleased to announce the release of its new version (2.1) of Calligraphy Handbook. Learning and practicing are the basis of calligraphy. Since the beginning, our application provides the best tools for learning and training in the art of writing beautiful letters. Guide lines, grids, letter models with ductus, and word tracing make your learning easy and highly rewarding.

Calligraphy Handbook 2.1 Leads to More Creativity

In this last update, we encourage users to more creativity with new features for personal artworks: layers for higher performance, and in-app gallery for better storage and navigation.

 

In fact, a beautiful piece of calligraphy needs more than a few minutes to be completed. Usually, the process starts with a rough sketch of the project. You will correct this first draft one or several times. Then you draw your letters, make them perfect. At the final step, you will add some patterns and decorations.

 

This creation process needs more tools than a simple piece of (digital) paper and some grids. You will need place to save unfinished works, or several copies of your draft. You will also need tools to make clean improvements, allowing many cancellations and moves.

 

All these actions are now possible with the layers and the in-app gallery. Layers can be moved, dimmed, merged or duplicated. The gallery allows unlimited work storage. So, you can save drafts, unfinished works, or draw again a saved work.

 

Calligraphy Handbook 2.1 is free with in-app purchases ($3.99 USD to unlock all features), and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. All features and the full paid version can be tested for free during 24 hours.