Thursday, October 14, 2010

PI APPS: Planet iPad Apps News

Bezos Vs. Jobs: Want inspiration from your iPad? Look at TEDTalks, the iPad app being unveiled today. It brings talking heads to your iPad, like Jeff Bezos founder of Amazon, speaking at Princeton on his grandmother's smoking (and its lesson on being kind) and Steve Jobs speaking at Stanford University's commencement on "How to Live Before You Die."  He admits to never having graduated from college. “This is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation,” he says in this address.   TED is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing words, wisdom, and witticisms of leading names.

ITGO HD: For souls who time their tries, whether reading a book, playing a game or working out, the ITGO HD Interval Trainer in the iPad app store may do the job for you. London-based ITGO maker Appnoose Ltd Puts the ITGO HD, specifically for the iPad, on sale for 24 hours on Saturday, Oct. 16, for $2.99, marked down from $5.99. Find it it Apple's app store in the Healthcare & Fitness Category.

In Fashion:  An upcoming app for the wonderful folks in the fashion industry hints that the iPad can spend the day on the job and then relax at home with you after work. Centric Software's “Collection Book for Fashion App” debuts at an industry event in New York on Nov. 3. PI readers in any business dealing with Product Lifecycle Management issues might want to take a look.

Lost in Thought?:   Instead of jotted notes on napkins, there's the MindNode  for the iPad. It collects your mental notes, structures them, and sweeps you into the mindmapping craze.  Here's an unplugged guide for you to make a mindmap using only a high-tech No. 2 pencil or trusty box of crayons.  Worth reading!

Good Sport/Bad Sport: Gizmodo pitches a lefty “compliment” to ESPN's ScoreCenter: “It provides a sickeningly constant feed of sports information.” Well, one user's bitter pill is a sport's freaks ballpark frank. 

Got Game? Mondo Solitaire is the “is the ultimate Solitaire experience,” says the hype in the Apple store. At $4.99 from Ambrosia Software. The company offers apps to occupy your iPad time with mahjong and sudoko, too.

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