Tuesday, November 22, 2011

How to Find apps to delete from the hundreds available on my IPad's home screens

To see all apps and have the ability to delete them, launch the Settings app.

Click in General an then Usage. Let the progress circle spin and then it will show you the apps that consume the largest disk space. Click on "Show all Apps" to see every app installed. Locate the app you want and select it. Click "Delete app". Click Click "Delete app" on the confirmation dialog box and the app is gone.

Thanks,

Carl W. Brooks

On Nov 22, 2011, at 2:00 PM, "zanec" <zanec36@.com> wrote:

> This is a problem I created and now need some help.... I have over 500 apps on my pad, obviously many in folders. I use the "find" feature frequently to help me locate apps, but this option does not tell me where on my home screens the app is hiding. I know I can open it from the "find" window, but if I want to delete it or move it, I have to find the unopened app..... Any idea on how to do this?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Google Launches Google Music; Plays on iOS devices

Google Music: Google announced that it is opening its Music service to everyone for free for up to 20,000 songs. In addition, the company is adding a music marketplace through the Android Market, adding a catalog of millions of songs.

Google is curating the store using recommendations from staff members and personalized recommendations based on artists you’ve indicated that you like. Hooking in its social network, Google+, the company is also making it easy to share songs either publicly or with select groups of friends through the network’s Circles feature.

I started to upload my measly 1975 music files into the service. It has rejected the music from Apple that have DRM licenses in them. This can be avoid by burning the DRM music files to a CD and then ripping them off in in non-DRM formats.

The Google Music can then be accessed from any connected device, including the iPhone and iPad.
Here is some of my music playing on my iPad.

Watch Steve Jobs: One Last Thing on PBS App for iPad

PBS has a video about Steve Jobs called "Steve Jobs: One Last Thing".

You can watch it from within the free PBS app for iPad or even online at their site.

PBS Presents

http://video.pbs.org/video/2163706349

Now you can watch PBS programs online! Hundreds of hours of award-winning feature films, documentaries, and television shows are available at http://video.pbs.org.

You can find the PBS iPad app in the iTunes AppStore

Friday, November 11, 2011

How to activate iPad 2 multitasking gestures on the iPad 1

Summary: Your iPad 1 can now do the same multitasking gestures the iPad 2 has had since iOS 5 … but you have to switch them on!

The iOS 5.0.1 update brings the multitasking gestures found on the iPad 2 to the first-generation iPad 1 … but only if you switch them on!

To turn on the multitasking gestures click Settings > General and scroll down to Multitasking Gestures and flick the switch.


There are three multitasking gestures, all making use of four of five fingers (is the thumb a finger?):

  • Pinch the screen when in an app to go to the Home screen
  • Swipe up to get to the multitasking bar (this one is the most awkward to get right in my opinion)
  • Swipe left or right to move between apps that are open

I am using these gestures on my first-gen iPad, and while they do take some getting used to, they workas advertised. Given that, I’m not sure why Apple decided to have them off by default.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Apple Release 5.0.1 Update for iOS device

Apple today released iOS 5।0।1 for the iOS devices. The update is an over the air update so you don't need a PC, but you do need a WiFi connection.


This could could be an inconvenience for users that don't have immediate access to a WiFi network।Without the WiFi connection, the download link was not selectable। Once I connected to WiFi I was able to download and install itI did have a hiccup during the download. My wife called me on the phone during the download and it failed; however, it continued after the call had ended.


Since WiFi was being used, it should not have failed so it may have been an issue because many others were updating their devices too।The update is intended to fix the poorer than expected battery life for some iPhone 4s users।It fixed some issues with Documents in iCloud.Siri issues with Australian speaking uses.It added gestures support for the generation 1 iPad devices.I'll report back to let you know if my battery life improves and how the gestures work on my iPad 1. The whole process took 25-30 minutes.




Zombie Highway - Both a Thrilling and Terrifying Ride

If you want an inexpensive thrill ride with tons of zombies to make that trip a short lived one, Zombie Highway is the way to go. Packed with gangs of the living dead that leap at your vehicle, with one intent on their hapless minds; to eat your brains - Zombie Highway is worth the play and the pay!

The game is comprised of a very simple concept; drive your vehicle down the highway for as long as you can. Zombie Highway is very simple in concept, buy quite challenging in execution. If you ever watched the Walking Dead series, you may have thought, "Why don't they just get in a vehicle and drive as fast as they can until there are no more zombie around?"

You wouldn't be the only one to think this nor the only one to attempt it. The highway is scattered with abandoned vehicle whose drivers have long become breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a light snack for the hungry zombies that roam the earth.

The two facts of the game that are unavoidable are you will try as many others have and you will die for your efforts. The only variables that you have any control over are how long you live in your attempts; the vehicles to have to drive, the weapons you have at your disposal and the difficulty of the challenge.

The controls are simple, tilt your device to steer your vehicle through the maze of abandoned vehicles while tapping on the screen to shoot your chosen weapon at the zombies that leap and hang onto your moving vehicle. In addition to the in-vehicle weapons, you can use the abandoned vehicle to help scrape the zombies from the sides of your vehicle. Sounds simple, but some of the zombies are tough and require multiple slams against the obstacles. The problem is made more difficult than it sounds because you are driving at top speed, more zombies are leaping at you at the same time requires you to multitask with draws your attention away from driving. The zombies are strong and will tip your car over quickly if you don't get them off your vehicle as soon as possible.

Think you got the game licked? Try doing it in the fog with your visibility limited. How about doing it with no weapons available to you. There are enough changes that you can tweak it so that the game has more life than you do during any given attempt.

The game is an universal app and will play on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The game is $0.99. There is also a lite version which is free, so there is no excuse not to have some fun. I love free and normally stick with the free versions, but it only took me a few tries before I slapped down the $0.99 for the paid version.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Amazon's "Flow" iPhone App Blends Augmented Reality With eCommerce

Amazon's "Flow" app is pretty cool.

Since Amazon's products are usually shipped free (over $25) and without (immediate) sales tax, it is cool to at a store and point your camera at a product and immediately get a price for the item.

The App is super fast. Point the iPhone, with the app open, at the cover of a book, video game, or movie and instantly get a result.

It works well with the items that it recognizes whether you are scanning a barcode, front of a physical item or a picture on a store flyer.

It doesn't recognize everything, but promises that it constantly adding new items to the database.

Obviously Amazon will collect data that can use to add items that it previously didn't carry as users reveal that they have interest in buying from Amazon.

Thanks,

Carl W. Brooks