We told you this was coming…Some of our Time Warner readers have just informed us that the company has posted a public acknowledgment of the removal of some channels from Discovery, Fox and Viacom on their iPad App. For the 300,000 people who downloaded the app, the following channels are being removed: Read more
Adobe’s Photoshop Express app for iPhone and iPad gets the job done for quick image edits on the go. It’s free and has a bunch of filters (more available via in-app purchase) and border presets, as well as color correction and image cropping tools. It looks crisp on the Retina Display, supports multitasking and enables seamless sharing and cloud integration via Photoshop.com. Fans of the program will be happy to know that it’s about to get even better.
Music publishers Universal and EMI are considering packaging more music albums as iPad apps, reports the New York Times. This will allow labels to charge app albums more than their standalone counterparts on iTunes because of the native experience and bonus multimedia content such as photos, video clips and lyrics:
The Universal Music Group has teamed up with a video company, Eagle Rock Entertainment, to create iPad versions of films about classic albums like Nirvana’s “Nevermind,” with social networking features that allow fan commentary. This month, Bjork announced that her next project, “Biophilia,” will encompass “music, apps, Internet, installations and live shows.
Apple, in late 2009, acquired a mapping company called PlaceBase and since then many rumors have said that Apple is working to revamp their built-in maps application. Rumors have covered a redesigned iOS application all the way to Apple creating their own maps database – with PlaceBase’s data – to replace Google’s backend currently used in iOS maps.
Now, Apple has filed a new job opportunity for an iOS Maps application developer. Apple wants the candidates to work on a team that will “radically improve” maps and location services within their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch operating system.
The Maps team is looking for an exceptional developer to join us in our mission to radically improve how people interact with maps and location-based services.
Apple also wants the candidates to have “excellent skills in object-oriented software design and programming” and they will be “collaborating closely with Apple’s peerless human interface team to add new and innovative features.” Additionally, the candidates should have “experience at the application and user interface level” and “experience with the iOS SDK and Cocoa programming.”
From that description, it seems that this person will be “radically improving” the entire maps application, not specifically the backend. We speculate that Apple would not revamp their whole maps app if they are not going to give it a whole new backend.
In iOS 5, Apple is expected to introduce a new “Find my Friends” map-based social network, so perhaps this team will be involved in implementing this as well. Apple has not really updated their built-in maps application since an iOS 1.x update.
Apple is continuing their new “if you don’t have an iPhone…” campaign, this time showcasing Apple’s iOS social gaming platform Game Center. The new TV advertisement opens up by noting the vast library of gaming titles available on the iOS App Store then transitions to the main point about Game Center.
Twitter has released an update to their iOS application with support for the iPad 2′s dual camera system. The update now allows users to capture photos and videos within the application and directly upload them in a tweet via any photo/video uploading service they choose.
- Photo/Video capture support for iPad 2
- Disabled significant location change monitoring that was causing compass to appear constantly when in app
- Bug Fixes from user reported crashes
The rest of the update covers bug fixes relating to location, the built-in compass in certain iOS devices, and app crashes. We think this update will make a big impact as it will now seemingly be the quickest way to share media taken with the iPad 2 with the world. Get it for free on the App Store.