Tapbots has released Calcbot, a new calculator for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Calcbot is a simple and beautifully designed calculator for your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Never lose your place in a calculation again with the live as-you-type expression view. Simply swipe the keypad to the left to reveal advanced functions. See your past calculations in the history tape. You can even send old values and expressions back to your calculator or to a friend via email.
Features: ● Beautiful, yet simple user interface that comes to life with finely machined animation and sound ● Advanced functions accessible via the innovative SwipePad ● Live as-you-type expression history so you never forget what you entered last ● Calculation history tape that also shows the expression used ● Email your history as text or send values and expressions back the calculator ● Retina display support ● Fast app switching
You can purchase Calcbot from the App Store at introductory price of $0.99.
eBay has updated its iPhone application with support for iOS 4 Multitasking and Retina Display graphics.
The eBay application for the iPhone is specially designed to run natively on the Apple iPhone and the iPod Touch. Using a streamlined interface that’s as elegant as it is practical, eBay members can search, bid, and check their activity on the go. Buyers can sneak in that last-minute bid on a hard-to-find item, sellers can check on their sales, and act on time-sensitive information on the spot without a computer. eBay is open for business anytime, anywhere on the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch.
What's New In This Version: ● Support for multitasking with iOS 4 ● High resolution images for optimum viewing on iPhone 4 ● Frictionless payments with PayPal with option for persistent login (US only) ● Stability improvements and bug fixes
You can download eBay Mobile from the App Store for free.
PR Experts say Apple will be forced to issue an iPhone 4 recall over reception problems that occur when touching a spot on the lower left of the device.
CultofMac contacted several experts in the field of public relations who had this to say:
“Apple will be forced to do a recall of this product,” said Professor Matthew Seeger, an expert in crisis communication. “It’s critically important. The brand image is the most important thing Apple has. This is potentially devastating.”
“Apple needs to put this fire out now,” said Dr. Larry Barton, a leading expert in crisis management and author of Crisis Leadership Now. “There has to be a military-like response to this issue. And we have not seen this kind of urgency. Their response has been lackluster,” he said. “It’s been borderline irresponsible. They are in danger of betraying customers’ trust and hurting the brand, which is infinitely more valuable than any one product.”
“It’s the ‘half-loaf’ approach,” says Chris Lehane, who was a PR manager for the Clinton Administration. “Apple was under tremendous pressure to respond. They pushed out some information that wasn’t really baked. They found themselves in a hole, and they dug a deeper hole,” he said. “You acknowledge it; you address it; you deal with it,” Lehane said. “Apple must protect its brand image, its crown jewels, at all cost. Apple has enormous consumer loyalty but it depends on whether people believe it’s credible.”
Prof. Seeger, who is chair of the Department of Communication at Wayne State University in Detroit thinks Apple will likely delay a recall, and may issue a temporary “patch” such as free bumpers. However, a recall is unavoidable. “Apple lives and dies by its reputation,” he said. “We pay a premium for its products. We expect them to operate on a premium level. It’s very unfortunate, but they will have no choice but to mount a recall.”
The pressure on Apple to respond in an appropriate manner has increased today after Consumer Reports independently verified a hardware problem and would not recommend the device.
iFiles has added the ability to upload/download from online services and gained iPad support.
iFiles is a file manager, document viewer, text editor, voice recorder, wifi drive, and more for iPhone & iPod Touch. Transfer files from your computer, carry them around with you, and share them with your friends.
PERFORM FILE OPERATIONS - Move, Copy, Rename, Delete, and create New Folder - Zip and Unzip - Email (directly from iFiles using iPhones email accounts) - Share files with other users over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth(iPhone to iPhone/iPod Touch) - View and change properties - Save images to Photo Library - Create new Voice Recordings - Take Photos, record movies or import from Library - Create and edit text files
FILE FORMATS - iWorks (Pages, numbers, Keynote) ’08 and ’09 (with or without Preview) - Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). - HTML web pages and Web archives (web pages downloaded by Safari) - PDF Documents. - RTF (Rich Text Format) and RTFD. - Plain text with auto-detection of character encoding. Text files can also be edited. - Movies (supported file formats by iPhone: MP4, MOV, MPV, 3GP, M4V) - Audio (WAV, MP3, M4A, CAF, AIF, AIFF, ACC) - Images (JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIF, TIFF, ICO, CUR, XBM)
What's New In This Version: - iPad support - Upload/download files from online services - MobileMe iDisk support - Flickr support - Picasa support - Box.net support - Facebook support - Google Docs support - Webdav client - Web Browser for downloading files
You can purchase iFiles from the App Store for a limited time price of $0.99.
DVDxDV has released DVDxDV Pro 3.0 for Macintosh. DVDxDV Pro is software that rips unencrypted standard definition DVDs into Quicktime video files. Version 3.0 includes a new video timeline similar to the ones in found in iMovie or Final Cut Pro. It provides instant access to any location in a DVD movie. The new timeline can be expanded by zooming in or contracted by zooming out. With the timeline, the exact beginning and ending for movie clips can now be set. This saves time because DVDxDV Pro extracts only the parts of the DVD you need.
DVDxDV Pro 3.0 can convert DVDs into High Definition 1080i video for use in Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere and iMovie HD. In addition to editing systems, DVDxDV Pro supports conversion to the MP4 format for use in the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Apple TV. DVDxDV Pro will convert to any Quicktime compatible codec, as well.
Widely used in the television and film industry around the world, DVDxDV Pro has been used to create video for broadcast television shows and feature films. Its high quality video output has made it the industry standard for creating DVD demo reels for actors, writers, directors and cinematographers. Because DVDxDV Pro works with DVDs any broadcast format such as PAL or NTSC, DVDxDV Pro can read and convert DVD content from any country.
DVDxDV Pro is easy enough to use for people who are new to video editing. DVDxDV Pro is used to re-edit home movies that were transferred from film, VHS, DV and other formats to DVD. DVDxDV Pro converts these DVDs into Quicktime files that can be imported into iMovie HD for editing. After editing, the finished video can be exported to a new DVD.
Pricing and Availability: DVDxDV Pro is priced at $80 (USD) and can be purchased directly from the website. Recieve a 10% discount on any of our products when you "like" our Facebook page.
TeamViewer has released an iPad version of their application which provides fast and secure remote access to PCs and Macs.
Features: - Both spontaneous support and remote access to unattended computers are possible - Convenient control via multi-touch gestures: left click, right click, drag & drop, scroll wheel, zoom, change monitor - complete keyboard incl. special keys such as Ctrl, Alt, Windows® - reboot the remote computer - automatically decrease the screen resolution of the remote computer - integrated partner list - see which computer or partner is online - trouble-free use behind firewalls and proxy servers - highest security standards: 256 Bit AES Session Encoding, 1024 Bit RSA Key Exchange - the Free version of TeamViewer has exactly the same features as the Pro version. However, the license of the Free version is meant for private use only.
TeamViewer HD is free for personal use, i.e. that you can use TeamViewer HD completely free of charge to access your private computers or to help your friends with their computer problems.
For a commercial use in a professional environment, please look for TeamViewer Pro HD in the App Store.
You can download TeamViewer HD from the App Store for free.