Category: iPad

The Guardian Eyewitness for iPad: Stupendously Stunning Photography

The iPad’s rich display is great for viewing pictures, but personal pictures from iPhoto can only go so far. The Guardian Eyewitness app, documents each day’s major news event in a picture. Just one perfect image, with a little caption. And it really shines on the iPad. The experience is nothing like viewing their site in a browser (where you’d much rather just head over to 9gag and watch some funnies instead). The colours on the iPad look so rich,...

Tracking Deliveries through the Cloud

The iXyr team finally finally—finally!—got their iPads, and have been busy all weekend devouring all kinds of apps on the next revolution in personal computing. We had a friend in the US order the iPads from the Apple Online Store (which ship out from China), after which he re-routed them to the mysterious and magical lands of India. To help us salivate throughout its travels, we had the help of one hell of an awesome service, Junecloud’s Delivery Status. Delivery...

Ego for iPad shows up with extra pixels

Who doesn’t love tracking stats? Especially when they look so good. On the iPhone, Ego is one app I launch almost every day (rather, every five minutes). Yes, I’m that desperate. But look what Garrett Murray has done with Ego for iPad. While the app still sports its simple minimalistic list of all your stats, the right side is an embedded webkit browser, which just shines when using Mint stats. Well actually I’m saying that judging by the screenshots; I...

Epicurious – The Cook’s Companion

I first came across Epicurious when I signed up for a Premium account on Ars Technica. One of the many websites owned by Conde Nast Digital, Epicurious is a collection of Recipes, Menus, Food Guides, pretty much everything about food and drinks. The website also has apps for iPhone and iPad and boy are they delicious. The apps bring easy access to an abundance of recipes and yummy content through some very lick-able pixels. The app isn’t only good looking...

Square is up to some amazing pixels; now on iPad.

Square started off with gorgeous pixels, and seems to be continuing the trend. It’s only natural, considering the high profile team that’s working on the Square ecosystem. For those who don’t know what Square is, it’s a smooth way of accepting credit card payments, with just a swipe of a card on the tiny device attached to your iPhone. It takes care of everything from invoices, bills, and the transaction itself. I don’t have an iPad to check it out,...

Get your iPad wallpaper fix

The iPad has certainly brought on a new category of wallpapers. Not only do they have to look good, they also have to be subtle enough not to distract the user from the icons, and have to work well in portrait as well as landscape (so, 1024×1024). Digital artists of course have taken on the challenge, and have been busy creating new ones (and cropping their previous works). I don’t have a device to test these on, but here are...