Have you seen the new mac app called iBooks Author? It allows you to make content-rich, interactive iBooks for the iPad. Just connect your iPad and you’re food to go. You can even set an opening video that plays each time you launch the iBook! Check it out, it’s free!
Saturday was my birthday and I got a MacBook Pro! It was the 15-inch version and it is sooooo cool! It has OS X Lion with the multitasking gestures! That’s all for now, see you!
Today, I will be looking at the Cygnett Bluetooth Keyboard. It’s a small, portable QWERTY keyboard that is able to connect to a multitude of deices including the iPad (2), iPhone 4(s), MacBook Pro and Air, iPod Touch and Samsung Galaxy II. It 218mm x 93mm x 21mm, and it weighs 200g; this makes it very portable. It has 78 keys including Print Screen.
When you first look at it, you realise how small it is, and you can tell that Cygnett had made it with portability in mind. This means that they had to compromise in the size of the keys, which makes it harder type with and takes a bit of time getting used to. It comes complete with a cmd and option key, for use with MacBook only, and the print screen only works on computers too. There is a numpad, that can work on iDevices though. It also has arrows keys which are lacking from the virtual keypad on iOS.
The keyboard comes with a charging cable that connects to a USB port such as a laptop or a PS3. It takes 2-3 hours to fully charge, but you can use it for quite long from one hour’s charge. The device doesn’t take long to pair and you are good to go as soon as it does.
Overall, a very good product, I would only improve it by making the letter keys a bit bigger, and moving all the other keys to fill the gap in the border so the actual keyboard will be the same size.
Have you got a bluetooth keyboard? Comment below!
I managed to bag myself a copy of Sketch Nation Studio and I have had it for a day. I will now give you a full, detailed review on the app.
Firstly, the app is free to download on both iPad and iPhone (and iPod Touch). As it is a free app, and it is available for all devices, it gets full marks for the looks on the App Store.
Once you open it, you get a quick tutorial for making your very first game! Easy as Pi!
It’s very simple to learn and the labels are marked clearly, so you know what everything is. It’s got a built-in social network to share games and artwork, it even gives you ‘sketchbucks’ every time someone downloads your stuff!
There are five game types, up jumping, side jumping, down jumping, side running and side flying. With those, there are three game modes, simple, advanced and stand-alone app. In simple, you just change the artwork and your game is built! With advanced, you change everything, there are power ups, enemies, coins even a power up store that the player can access! You can add dust coming from the back of the player (for instance if it’s a car or a train). It is an awesome app!
Stand-alone app is just the same as advanced mode with one exception, you can send your game off so that it can be put on the app store! Yes, once finished, you have the chance to apply your game to sketch nation, who will decide if its good enough for the App Store!
The game will be sent off usually at the price off 0.99$ (69p). Apple[will take their 30% cut and the rest will be halved between you and Sketch Nation!
This app gets 90% on my app scoreboard! You should really check this app out.