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First, watch the video. Done? Ok good. Now awe in amazement knowing the fact that that video was made entirely using iMovie on the iPad. It’s amazing what such a simple device can do. Just think, if a novice can crack a decent quality video edit, imagine what a pro can do with the the iPad. The possibilities are indeed limitless.
And if you consider that 48 hours of videos are uploaded on YouTube every minute, you can see how the iPad with the new iMovie makes a compelling case for consumers. Videos are the next frontier in user generated content and the new iPad, with its quad-core graphics performance, the 5MP camera with backlit sensor and enhanced optics, and the updated iMovie, is primed to make the most out of this surging trend. Imaging shooting a concert in 1080p, editing it right after and uploading it immediately when you’re done. Or imagine a roving reporter shooting, editing and uploading the content right from the field. Imagine the advantages and potential.
More and more people are uploading videos online and even more want to make their videos look good. Similarly, these same people don’t want the fuss, complication and cost normally associated with full editing suite.
Apple’s combination of easy to use yet immensely powerful software and the gratification of being able to create amazing user generated content so quickly and easily on an intuitive device like the iPad will be the biggest pulling factor for consumers to hit Apple stores come launch day.
In yesterday’s iPad announcement Tim Cook said “Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you can’t create on an iPad”, we can certainly agree with what he said. While we still think that there is still very little to get excited about with the new iPad, overall Apple has once again shown why it is unbeatable in the tablet market segment.
With the iPad and easy to use yet amazingly powerful apps like iMovie, Apple has created the perfect marriage of software, operating system, applications and cloud solutions that all work seamlessly together to give the user a simple yet immensely rewarding and satisfying experience.
And this, ladies and gentlemen is why the new iPad doesn’t need to be revolutionary, because as it is right now, it’s already perfect.
Smart Cover for the iPad 2, let’s not kid ourselves, it doesn’t do much than being just an overpriced screen protector. In terms of protection, the Smart Cover offers very little and when it comes to being a stand, although it gets the job done, there are other sturdier designs out there.
So what is the purpose of this Smart Cover then? It turns out with the right app installed, the Smart cover can actually make you smart.
Evernote Peek is an app that is designed to work with the Smart Cover. With Evernote Peek you pick a topic and the app will quiz you on the related topic. You peek under the Smart Cover to get the question and peek again for a clue. Open the whole cover to get the answer. You can create your own quizzes as well.
It’s an interesting concept, one that will definitely spur other developers to create app that use the Smart Cover as an interface. We’re assuming that this peek thing works with other similar cases as well as long as you can flip the cover in portions.
Still, it doesn’t change the fact that the Smart Cover does very little.
Hit up the source link for more information or download direct from the iTunes link below.
What are they?
The Magic Fiddle for iPad is an app that emulates classical string instruments like the violin and the fiddle. There are various modes in which you can play the virtual instruments and the app even allows you to play together with other players from around the world right within the app itself.
The Magic Piano for iPad offers roughly the same features but instead of playing string instruments, you play the piano.
But theses two apps are not just fun and games. You can use the apps as a tool to learn how to play the instruments that they emulate. Either way, both apps serve up bucket loads of fun.
Check out the demo videos of the apps right after the jump to see what we mean.
If you’re like us chances are you’re afflicted with this mysterious magnetism towards anything and everything robots. And if that is indeed the case, this robotic iOS app could be right up your alley.
LoveBots is an iOS app is a digital robot avatar assembly kit that is not unlike creating something awesome and unique with a Lego set. The full version costs US$2.99 (about RM9.15 at today’s exchange rate) but there’s also a lite version you can try out albeit with a limited selection of robot kits to create your avatar with.
Even with the limited selection we found ourselves playing with the lite version of the app for longer than we would like. What we’re trying to say here is that there’s still a multitude of robot avatar permutations you can create even with the lite version.
Once you’ve created the robot masterpiece of your dreams, you can share your creation via email, Facebook or Twitter. It’s a pretty fun app with a virtually limitless possibilities of robot avatars to create. Worth a look.
It may sound crazy, but there’s an app for that. KL Dartboard turns your iPad into a virtual dartboard and you use your iPhone to throw virtual darts at the virtual board.
Don’t worry, you won’t be physically throwing your iPhone at your iPad. Instead, to throw darts, you shake your iPhone and your actions will be transmitted via Bluetooth to your iPad.
KL Dartboard for iPad is US$3.99, and the iPhone app is free. The app supports up to two players.
Hit the link to download the app from iTune