According to Gizmodo, Apple have purchased 3D mapping company C3 technologies. They’ve previously purchased at least two other mapping technology companies.
Gizmodo reports that you can break into any iPad 2 using its smart cover. From the shutdown screen, close and open the cover then click cancel. I tried it under iOS 4 and it didn’t work so I suspect it’s an iOS 5 only bug.
It seems that Executive Jet has been to use Jeppesen Mobile TC on an iPad as an electronic flightbook (EFB) by the FAA, passing electronic interference and sudden decompression tests. I wonder if this means they carry a backup iPad and a USB charger?
MicroSim sell online an adapter so you can use the Sim from your iPad in your old iPhone 3 (or another 2nd-generation form factor Sim phone).
It seems the Vatican has approved the use of iPads to replace the Missal during Mass, with Rev. Paolo Padrini, a consultant with the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Social Communications launching his own (unofficial) iPad App in July. Would be interesting to see if it gets App store approval and what rating it gets…
225,000 apps have paid out US$1 billion to developers. So that’s around US$4444.44 per app.
At a guess I’d be hoping that it doesn’t take more than two weeks to write an App, otherwise I suspect most developers are being underpaid, despite the ‘I quit my day job’ stories Apple is keen to promote.
I love Stephen Fry’s writing. As I sit here syncing an iPad for the first time I read:
What Willie Wonka was to Charlie, Steve Jobs is to me
(With thanks to Andrew for the link)
What more could one hope for in an evening of MacGeekery than 15 MacGeeks (one from far afield of the Mothership) for a ramen dinner, a hands on session with an iPad, and an announcement of the much awaited new i5 and i7 MacBook Pros?
Apparently Apple is previewing iPhone OS 4.0 to the press on April 8th.
Given the difficulties AT&T’s network had coping with the traffic generated by the iPhone, I wonder if it will be able to keep up with the iPad (even after they announced the revamping of their infrastructure)? After all, Google Maps is going to have to draw a lot more tiles to show your copilot the directions as you drive along. Image sizes will be bigger, and so too will App sizes. Anyone know what size the icons are on the iPad?