The new iPad app for Facebook has been found hidden inside of the Facebook iPhone app. Apparently, @AeroEchelon on Twitter revealed a hack to make the hidden Facebook iPad app appear using a jailbroken iPad 2. The guys at TechCrunch took that tip and ran with it and played around with the Facebook app for iPad. The images above are from the TechCrunch site which did not offer a slide show only a bank of images. TechCrunch confirms that they have checked with a source close to the Facebook iPad app team and this is in fact the actual iPad app design that is going to be released very soon. I wonder if this was an actual planned leak by Facebook to create buzz and measure the response to their new design? Either way we are thrilled with the possibility of this Facebook iPad app being released soon.
Just north of Charlotte, North Carolina sits the technology-progressive-iPad-friendly town of Cornelius. This small town of only 25,000 residents has begun issuing the iPad 2 instead of printing out bulky city meeting agenda packages. Anthony Roberts, the town manager of Cornelius, sees this move as a big savings for taxpayers.
He explains, “The short version is, unlike a lot of governments, we try to operate as much as a business as possible. At the end of the day, when you are printing agendas around 200 pages apiece and after the meeting they go into the recycling bin, you say, ‘Why are we doing it like this?’ We have to run 20 agendas at 200 pages per agenda. That’s 4,000 pages just on that one, and that’s not including the time to put it together. And you usually don’t get it right the first time because everything changes. I would think it takes over eight hours per packet.” Continue reading
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a world class chef helping you in the kitchen? London based start up Great British Chefs launched their new iPad app yesterday. Twelve of Britain’s most celebrated chefs have banded together to offer over 180 succulent dishes on this iPad app for food lovers. In this iPad app users get to choose three customisable five-course menus from each of these fine chefs. Tom Aikens, Marcus Wareing and Nuno Mendes are 3 of the 12 chefs that have collected 15 Michelin stars between them. I had to look up what the Michelin Star designation is all about. The Michelin Stars are a 3 point scale and are a hallmark of fine dining quality. This app for iPad is overflowing with tips, videos, wine pairings, and a shopping checklist that matches up with the dishes you want to make. This Great British Chefs app is on the app store for $6.99. (video demo below the break) Continue reading
You’ve probably heard of the wildly successful music service called Spotify. Arguably, the largest and fastest growing music service of its kind, is available today in the US on the App store here. Spotify was launched in Sweden in 2008 and is now the 2nd largest source of digital music revenue for labels in Europe. Today Spotify crosses the pond to invade the US app store, it’s 8th new territory. Spotify has more than 10 million registered users in 7 European countries.
Spotify Free is by invite only and Spotify Unlimited service (ad-free) is $4.99 per month. Spotify Premium comes in at $9.99 (all the bells and whistles).