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SlingPlayer for iPad Receives 3.0 Update – Adds Second Screen Control, Split-Screen Navigation, and More
Posted by Rob Rich on November 18th, 2013
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
iPad users get ready: SlingPlayer has just received its newest update (3.0) today!
First in today’s software overhaul is an improved interface that makes it easier for users to search for the content they want using special filters and third-party services. Next on the list: Sports. Now finding the Big Game, or even a smaller one that you just really want to see, is a snap. And once that game is found users can check live statistics, find scores, and rant/gloat all over social media from directly within the app.
On the more technical side of things we have Second Screen Control and Split-Screen Navigation. Second Screen Control allows current SlingBox customers to turn their iPad into a “second screen companion,” which is sort of like a super-fancy remote control that can also be used to view media directly. Split-Screen Navigation, on the other hand, is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: users can search for stuff to watch, do their social media thing, and check up on The Sports while simultaneously watching a video on their iPad. Neat stuff!
The SlingPlayer update is live right now, and requires iOS 7.0 or later. Oh, and all these nifty features are only available for the U.S. and Canada for some reason.
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Sling Media, the company behind Slingbox, has announced new firmware and software updates that brings AirPlay support to the iPhone and iPad version of SlingPlayer. This allows Slingbox customers to view live TV on their Apple TV, and also gives them the ability to watch TV on a second TV without needing another set top box.
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
There is a new design tool that can help you create your next quilt while also saving you time and money. Quiltography: Quilt Design Made Simple gives you the opportunity to browse through different fabrics and customize colors and patterns to build your next quilt. This allows you to see what it would look like before spending money on fabric that might not work out just the way you thought it would, saving you from those “bah!” and “fuff!” moments!
Quiltography is available for $14.99, a small price to pay if it saves you from wasted hours and useless fabric purchases.
- Fabric Database
- Block Designer
- Quilt Creator
- Social Sharing
- Automatic Color Detection
- Colorful Fabric Creation
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Pocket Informant Pro has been updated to version 3.0. There is a brand new, completely redesigned interface that is beautiful and easy to use, along with a customizable event/task settings that allow you to see only the stuff you wish to see. You can even show yourself the weather in the Today, List, Week, and Month views by purchasing the option for $0.99 cents through in-app purchase.
Now go inform your informant of the upgrade by downloading it now.
One of Apple’s coolest features, AirPlay, is also one of its least-utilized. Currently, users can easily stream content from their iOS device right to their Apple TV, and the service will be extended in the new OS X Mountain Lion update to allow Macs to do the same. However, there’s never been a way to stream content from an iPhone or iPad to a Mac, until now.
Reflection offers a simple solution to the problem, simply run the app on your Mac, connect your iOS device to the same wireless network, enable AirPlay and viola, you’re all set. While you still control all of your iOS apps on their native device, you can now display them on your Mac, which should make for some pretty impressive gaming sessions at the very least.
Reflection will run you $14.99 for a license on a single Mac and $39.99 to install it on up to five separate computers. This being the first version of the app there are still some bugs and crashes, as well as a bit of input lag, but we’re sure that will get tuned up in future updates. In any case, we’re pretty impressed that someone got AirPlay running from iOS to Mac, and in a surprising twist it wasn’t even Apple.
Learning how to write a good academic essay is a vital skill for many students but it’s not always easy to learn how to achieve such great results. Enter an app by the name of High School Writing which hopes to help students learn exactly what they need to know to approach essay writing, right down to addressing college application essays.
The app, recently updated, includes ten major essays that students should learn. These consist of: Argumentative (Persuasive), Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Descriptive, Expository (Informative), Five-Paragraph, Narrative (First Person), Narrative (Third Person), Opinion and Reaction (Response) Paper. Each essay type is vital for numerous different purposes so this app should cover all eventualities. It even goes onto teach students how to write the best college application essays to ensure that they know how to sell themselves appropriately.
Currently priced at $14.99 (regularly $19.99), High School Writing is one of the more expensive apps out there – however, its ability to teach critical thinking in such a simple way is priceless for those desperate to improve their grades.
High School Writing is available now. It’s an universal app with the iPad offering some great dual-viewing fields allowing for side by side comparison of websites for research purposes.
ProCreative Golf 09 is a beautiful app with an interface that's just as great. But with the high price of $14.99 and the lack of a course editor, it might be better to check out some of the other golf apps.
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