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The wait is over, as today Skype launched Skype for iPad now available for download in the iTunes App Store
Here is a little video Skype has put together
Skype for iPad is offers the best of both worlds for users who want a larger Skype experience, on-the-go. The large iPad screen is perfect for bringing Skype video calls to life, in either landscape or portrait view, and because it is on the iPad, Skype video calls can be made at the beach, in a car or even lying on a couch.
Not only does Skype for iPad feature an interface that takes advantage of the large screen, but there are a number of additional iPad-optimized features found in this new app, including:
- Two-way video calling.* With Skype video calling available on iPhones, as well as in Skype for Android, Skype for Mac, Skype for Windows, Skype on HDTVs and more – you can connect to over 170 million Skype connected users worldwide**.
- Instant messaging. You can even instant message during a video call on your iPad, with emoticons to personalize your message.
- Simple to view contacts. Contacts are now displayed in a grid on Skype for iPad, showing large avatar photos – making it easy to find your contacts and conversations.
- Easy navigation. Find your recent Skype conversations and history at the touch of a button making searching simple.
- Simple SMS texting. An SMS text message can be sent by simply opening a contact and selecting SEND SMS or by opening the dial pad, typing in the number you wish to SMS and then typing your message.
The new Skype for iPad app also takes full advantage of the iPad 2’s dual cameras, allowing users to talk face-to-face with the iPad’s front camera or switch to the rear camera to show what they can see. Skype for iPad also allows users to call landlines and mobiles using Skype’s great low rates – all a user needs is a little Skype Credit. Skype for iPad works across both 3G and Wi-Fi networks and also allows users to make voice and video calls across platforms from their iPad to other Skype users on iPhones, Mac, and Windows.
AT&T Inc. said Friday that it’s going to start limiting speeds for the 5 percent of its customers with “unlimited” data smartphone plans who clog the airwaves the most.
The measure will take effect Oct. 1, AT&T said, and is intended to alleviate congestion on the network.
T-Mobile USA already throttles users who go over certain limits for data consumption.
AT&T stopped signing up new customers for “unlimited” plans last year. Instead, it now lets heavy users pay extra when they go over a certain data allotment.
Verizon Wireless also recently stopped signing up new customers for unlimited service.
AT&T says it will warn users when they are approaching joining the top 5 percent, and anyone subject to the speed limits will experience them until the next billing cycle starts.
The Dallas-based phone company says that what puts someone in the top 5 percent is usually streaming video or playing some online games.
AT&T won’t count data use over Wi-Fi, just usage over the cellular network.
So Think again before getting a unlimited data plan.
Look closely. Notice something? The top status bar on the iPod Touch does indeed say “3G”. Obviously, the current 4th generation iPod Touch’s don’t have any 3G connectivity whatsoever. This graphic appeared on Apple’s iTunes page when updated with the recent release of Lion, and you can see the graphic for yourself, here. Although this may just be an iPhone’s screen superimposed on an iPod Touch for some reason or another, rumors have indeed been circulating on a possible 3G capable iPod Touch. What do you think? Did Apple just leak the 3G functionality of the iPod Touch 5th gen, or is it just a graphical mistake?
Personally, I do think this was just a photoshop blunder, and not really a 3G iPod Touch, however, I wouldn’t be completely surprised if Apple does end up adding 3G support in the new line of iPod Touch’s.
Below is a picture/model of the iPhone 5 case… It looks very alike with the current iPhone 3GS case… This is very unlike the iPhone 4 cases. From my perspective Apple is turning back to the 3GS look
Lets look at the differences,
You will notice a larger, edge-to-edge display for more viewing and better resolution. Do you think this is plausible? It may feel like a good idea to have the most screen space possible but putting it so close to the edge sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. I can see so many of these screens being cracked with the slightest fall. If this screen rumor is true, hopefully Apple will take this to heart and make a very durable screen.
The two other things you may notice from a quick glace is that the home button is made larger and the back of the device is slight curved, like the iPad 2. Although the curved back seems like a great idea and will make it feel right for holding, why make the home button larger? I thought the reason behind the iPhone was to eliminate most of the button use so why make the button larger? I truly believe they should keep it the same or completely eliminate it with the new gestures iOS 5 has.
What do you think about the case?
A handsome thick piece of solid walnut with either a brushed aluminum or glossy resin face plate. The ultimate mix of modern design and convenience. The perfect mate to my already perfect iPhone. You will simply start your clock app of choice and slide your phone into the fully enclosed sleeve and it will seamlessly dock and begin to charge, giving you the restful sleep you deserve. Or maybe you’ll set it up on your desk to show slides of the family while you’re at work? Or use it as a mini flat screen to catch up on your shows?
You can pre-order yours at Kickstarter for $65 and $55, respectively.
Today July 19th Google has launched it’s + app for iPhone,
The Description is quoted
Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot simpler. Huddle lets you send super-fast messages to the people you care about most. And no matter where you are, the stream lets you stay in the loop about what your friends are sharing and where they’re checking in
The + App has the following features,
* Circles let you share the right things with just the right people.
* Stream is where you can get updates from your circles or see what people are saying about things nearby.
* Huddle is super-fast group messaging for everyone in your circles.
What are your thoughts?
I don’t know if you know but recently Apple released some of the things in iOS 5.
I’m just going to focus on one of the things released the 11th of July.
When a designated corner is touched on the iPad
A menu comes up that controls the whole device
So… I want my device to rotate from landscape to portrait…
This is just 1 of the things assistive touch can do for you!
Lets just say if your iPad is broken and the volume button wont work that you can change the volume from the screen 🙂