iPad Software

Streaming Video App HBO GO Now Available on iPad and iPhone

The latest streaming video application for Apple iOS brings premium HBO content directly to mobile devices. Dubbed HBO GO, the app features access to HBO original television shows and new release movies for existing HBO subscribers. The only catch is that your cable provider must also participate in the service.

HBO GO iOS application streaming

Current shows including True Blood and Boardwalk Empire are joined by older series such as Deadwood and the Sopranos. Besides every full episode for each original series, HBO GO provides access to extras and bonus features like behind-the-scenes specials.

Top 10 iPad 2 Bugs, Problems and Complaints

Millions of iPad 2 units are already in the hands of consumers, and Apple's tablet is set to launch in several additional countries starting tomorrow. As with any product, sometimes users face manufacturing issues or other problems.

iPad 2 slim profile

For the most part, the iPad 2 has received outstanding reviews and demand continues to exceed supply across the country. Some unlucky users have experienced problems, although Apple is quick to respond thanks to the Apple Care warranty included with iPad 2 purchase.

Opera Web Browser Coming to iPad

iPhone users got a treat last April when the Opera Mini web browser launched on the Apple App Store. Now Opera Software has announced that an iPad-optimized version of their browser is headed to iOS tablet owners soon. The company plans to demo the new iPad app at next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Opera Web Browser App for iPad

The current version of Opera Mini has unique features that are optimized specifically for smartphones. For example, Opera actually uses its own servers to compress data up to 90 percent before pages are transmitted to iPhone users. This saves bandwidth and can speed download times.

iPad App Store Gets Helpful Search Filters

Sometimes trying to find an app for your iPad can be an exhausting experience. After all, the App Store offers over 400,000 individual iOS software packages. Over 60,000 of these are iPad-specific apps optimized for the larger screen.

Apple iPad App Store search filters

Apple has recently added a series of search filters to the top of the iPad App Store application to help focus on individual criteria. The buttons that have appeared include filters for Category, Release Date, Customer Rating, Price, Device, and a Reset Filters option.

Top Five Places to Find the Best iPad Applications

Sometimes getting software for your iPad can be a real drag. After all, with thousands upon thousands of choices in the App Store, finding the right application takes time. Searching on iTunes isn't always the greatest experience, either. Luckily there are a variety of different websites that specialize in making sense of iPad apps.

Apple iPad App Store iTunes logo icon

What follows is a list of five incredibly useful sites that will help with your app search and make sure you get the most bang for your iPad buck. With more information at your fingertips you can find and download digital gems you may not have encountered otherwise.

iPad Firmware Update iOS 4.2 Beta Includes Tethering

Most people think of Internet tethering as something they have running on another device such as an iPhone to provide Wi-Fi to their iPads. Developers checking out the latest iOS 4.2 beta have found that Apple has now included the feature on iPads, allowing the iPad to share an Internet connection with other devices.

Apple iPad iOS 4.2 Internet Tethering Wi-Fi

The discovery was made on iPads outside of the United States, with screenshots posted from two different wireless carriers in Europe; one in the UK and the other in Sweden. It's not clear if Apple plans to launch the feature in the final public release of iOS 4.2 coming to the iPad in November.

iPad 3.2 In-Browser Jailbreak Released

Comex has released JailbreakMe 2.0, which jailbreaks iPads right through the Mobile Safari web browser on the device. No computer is required, and the procedure provides access to Cydia on the iPad home screen so that more applications and utilities can be installed.

Apple iPad Jailbreak

The jailbreak solution can be accessed on two different sites, by just visiting one of these two links directly on the iPad you wish to jailbreak. JailbreakMe 2.0 can be installed using jailbreakme.com or jailbreakme.modmyi.com. After a successful install, a message that Cydia has been added to your home screen appears and the process is complete.

App Turns Your iPad Into a Wireless PC Monitor

Looking for some more screen real estate, but not looking to spend money on a graphics card and second monitor? Take that iPad off your desk and install Maxivista for a simple wireless solution that's fully compatible with your Windows PC. The software is free for your desktop computer, and the companion iPad app runs $9.99.

Apple iPad App Maxivista Demo

The app works over your local Wi-Fi network using efficient data compression, which makes for a display frame rate close to that of a normal monitor. You can drag windows from your notebook or desktop computer screen right over to the iPad seamlessly, and even maximize windows on the iPad to fill the 9.7 inch LED screen.

Future iPads Will Make FaceTime Video Calls

Apple plans to bring FaceTime video chat to more iOS devices in the near future, as BGR has discovered in the iOS 4.1 beta firmware. Assuming the next-generation iPad includes a front-facing camera, video chat over Wi-Fi would be possible using the built-in software. This would greatly expand communications options between Apple mobile devices.

Apple iPad FaceTime video chat

In addition, FaceTime has been opened up to developers for use on any platform. Potentially those with the iPhone 4 could use FaceTime to communicate to anyone with an enabled device. The iPad and iPod touch could join the fray as soon as cameras are added. BGR found that Apple is working on a system to allow calls using email addresses instead of phone numbers.

Flash Works on the iPad Thanks to Frash

Yes, Frash. This software makes it possible to run Adobe Flash on a jailbroken iPad. Comex has demonstrated his latest creation with a YouTube video showing a sample of Flash animations and games running on the iPad. Frash is a port of the Adobe Flash runtime for Android to the iPad.

Apple iPad Flash Player Frash

Flash programs run natively in the Safari browser, and a crash in the plug-in doesn't affect the browser thanks to the way it's set up. Comex has made the source code available and plans to release the software when a stable version is complete.

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