WordPress 2.6 for iPhone and iPad Released

The WordPress team has released an updated WordPress app for the and . WordPress 2.6 contains several new features including video recording and upload, local drafts, auto-save, post revisions, media library and more.


The WordPress app for iPhone and iPad has been upgraded to include new features that will make it more easier to blog from your iDevice. It will now allow you to easily upload that video you recorded during your recent vacation with ease.

Users will also be able to save local drafts to their device so that they can always go back and add more thoughts to their posts before they publish it along with the ability to auto-save posts so that they you no longer have to worry about losing it because of a crash.

Complete features in WordPress 2.6 and iPad app include:

  • Video. Record, upload, attach, and play videos within the app.
  • Total rewrite of the way local drafts are handled, to prevent the unintentional loss of your pending posts.
  • Auto-save and post revisions.
  • Media Library to manage your media from your iDevice.

You can download the WordPress app from the iTunes store here or read the release post and release notes on the new changes.

VLC Player For iPad Now Available

VLC, the open source and cross-platform media player has now been ported to work on the . The best part about VLC player is that it has almost every codec required to play videos built-in, allowing you to play almost any video file.

VLC Player for iPad

VLC Player is currently available for downloads for iPad, sadly and users will not be able to download and use this popular video player on their devices.

If you are using an iPad, head over to this iTunes link to download the app.

(h/t @tanmays)

Twitter for iPad Adds Inline Media, Gestures and Panes

users have a huge screen and more screen-estate than smartphones and is all set to take advantage the fluid interface of iPad to provide a better experience with their new Twitter for iPad app.

Twitter for iPad

Twitter has announced the introduction of a new Twitter for iPad app which bring in several new features including Panes, which are similar to tabs and allow you to open multiple links at once and switch back and forth between them.

In addition to that, Twitter for iPad has also allows you to view inline videos in the panes that you open. The videos will continue loading without hampering your navigation and you can easily switch to watching the video by clicking on the pane.

Twitter iPad Gestures

Twitter for iPad also has gestures support where you can pinch on a tweet to see actions such as reply, retweet etc., or use two fingers to pull the tweet to view the twitter conversation. You can download the Twitter for iPad from here and find more information about it at the official Twitter blog.

Download Paid iPhone Apps, iPod Touch Apps, iPad Apps For Free

Owning an , or is incomplete without the numerous useful apps available in the Apple app store. However, not all of the apps available out there are free of cost, and you might have to shell out a decent amount of money to get your hands on some useful apps and addicting games.

Free iPhone Apps and Games

I have owned my iPod Touch for quite a lot of time now and have more than 250 apps and games installed on it, most of the apps I have installed are paid apps which I have downloaded for free, well not illegally though. So how did I do it? Well by keeping an eye on price drops and free apps available every day.

So do you want to install paid ,   and for free? Well, here are some places where you can find free paid apps.

App Shopper


App Shopper which I had written about in the past is a website which tracks price drops and new apps in the app store. This is a one stop solution for finding paid apps which go free for a short period of time.

If you visit this website daily, you will find a lot of paid apps and paid games which are free and can download it to your iTunes account. This is definitely one of the best way to download apps whose price has dropped. Visit it at http://appshopper.com

Open Feint Free Games

Open Feint Logo

Open Feint is one of the biggest game tracking and socializing platform for iPhone games. However, in addition to adding the social network twist to your games, Open Feint also offers one free game everyday through their Game Spotlight program.

You can either find new free games by visiting http://openfeint.com or downloading their Game Spotlight iPhone App from here which will allow you to track paid games which go free on your iDevice.

Free App A Day

Free App A Day or FAAD as it is called ties up with several apps and games developers to offer a free app a day, you can download the app to your iDevice and use it for free. There are lot of interesting apps and games which can be downloaded for free from this website. Visit it at http://www.freeappaday.com/.

There are many more options to find paid apps which can be downloaded for free, but trust me you won’t need anything else than these three websites to fill up your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with some cool games and apps for FREE.

11 Favorite iPad Apps from 2 Friendly Geeks

image Two of my online buddies have an iPad. I asked both of them to recommend a few iPad apps so that I could share them with you. If you have an iPad, you might want to take a few seconds to check these out.

• The first list comes from my friend Zia, who authors the blog CyberNirvana. Here’s what he told me about the apps he uses:

I have over 50 apps on the device which I use to a varying degree. The 5 apps below are almost used daily. I consider them as a must have and treat them as the essence of using an iPad over the use of laptop/netbook, that is: convenience, speed and usefulness.

air-video 1. Air Video – An amazing program which allows you to access and view all your videos (all major formats supported including DivX) stored on your PC (even USB hard drives) from the iPad. The streaming quality is excellent depending on the Wi-fi access. I decided to purchase the full version (a few bucks) As soon as I realised I was able to watch The Dark Knight in HD in the living room on the iPad.

cinexplayer 2. CineXplayer – An app which is only 2 weeks old and which has shocked a lot of people. How did Apple allow an app to bypass its own self-imposed restriction of video formats playable on the device? This app allows you to load all DivX and Mpg movies (via iTunes) into the iPad for offline viewing. The quality is unaffected and conversion is seamless.

instapaper 3. Instapaper – The ability to read text in the right format on the iPad is literaly a pleasure. This app allows me to read all the articles captured from the net in a neat and easily readable format.

flipboard 4. Flipboard – This app is the talk of the net right now. People are surprised at how good it is and wonder how long it will last as a free product. This one pulls news and content (not RSS feeds) from the web, including Twitter and Facebook, in a beautiful and slick format.

early-edition 5. Early Edition – A simple RSS aggregator which displays all my feeds in a newspaper-like format with the option to send stories to my Instapaper account.

• The next list comes from my friend and fellow author, Rajesh. Here’s what he told me:

These are the apps I use on a day-to-day basis on my iPad, and I enjoy using them.

evernote 1. Evernote – Evernote turns the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad into an extension of your brain, helping you remember anything and everything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as it instantly synchronizes from your iPhone to your Mac or Windows desktop. (quote from the website)

dropbox 2. Dropbox – Dropbox is the easiest way to sync and share your files online and across computers. (quote from the website)

quick-office 3. QuickOffice – ACCESS. VIEW. EDIT. SHARE. Quickoffice Connectâ„¢ Mobile Suite is the FIRST and ONLY full-featured Microsoft ® Office productivity suite for iPhone ® or iPod ® touch with integrated access to multiple cloud services. (quote from the website)


4. Pulse – Catch up on all your news in this highly acclaimed reader – so good it was featured by Steve Jobs himself in the WWDC keynote! (quote from the website)

osfoora 5. OsfooraHD – Osfoora for Twitter is a fast and clean twitter client that gives you easy access to all of twitter’s functionalities. Osfoora features an elegant and clean Home screen that lets you access most functionalities in a single touch. (quote from the website)

im-plus 6. IM+ – All-in-One app for GTalk, Yahoo, MSN/Live Messenger, AIM/iChat, ICQ, MySpace, Twitter, Facebook, Jabber and Skype chat.   (quote from the website)

• If you have your own tips about good iPad apps, be sure to comment below or email me.

iPad and iPhone Audio/Video Converter, Transfer and Backup Software

Recently I got myself a 16GB (Non-3G version) to fulfill my high internet and multimedia usage. The device has been downright impressive, but the only problem for me until now has been to find a good video converter software.

iPad Video Transfer

iTunes does what it is intended to do, but can only supports a limited number of video formats. This basically ruled out transferring videos to iPad, whose format iTunes did not support.


While searching for a good video converter, I bumped across ImTOO iPad Mate. The software does everything I was looking for, plus offers some extra novelties as well. The video converter of the software works as it is supposed to do. It supports all the major video formats right out of the box. ImTOO iPad Mate not only supports iPad, but also iPhone and iPod Touch, and the various other generations of the iPod).

Users can connect and manage two or more iPad/iTouch devices simultaneously via the ImTOO iPad Mate. The software can also rip videos from a DVD and convert and transfer them to your iPad/iTouch. The software also allows users to convert ISO files to iPad-supported format.


The time taken to convert videos will significantly vary depending on your system’s configuration, the settings you convert the movies, and ultimately the size of the movie itself. I managed to convert a 1.98GB Mkv format video file to iPad format (1280*720) in just under an hour on my 3.4GHz Core 2 Duo PC.

ImTOO iPad Mate also allows users to delete specific songs, pictures and videos from their iPad and other iDevices. Along with this, users can also transfer videos, pictures and music from their iPad/iTouch to their PC. This feature of the ImTOO iPad Mate makes your a iPad a media library backup device. The software also allows users to modify ID3 information of the songs already present on your iPad/iTouch.

The only problem, which I faced with the software, was that it required a proper working internet connection while transferring files to iPad, and few other selected iTouch devices. It remains a mystery to me why the software needs a proper working internet connectivity for transferring files to my iPad.


You can learn more about the features and supported videos and more at the ImToo site.

Techie Buzz Verdict

The ImTOO iPad Mate is a must have software for every iPad owner. Heck, every iTouch owner should own it. The software combines the features of multiple software into one and offers them in a nice slick package.

ImTOO iPad mate is available for both Windows and Mac OS X. At 59.95$, the price of the software is a bit on the steep side though but it worth what you will spend. You can also download a free version of the software and use it before you purchase the software.

Techie Buzz Rating: 3.5/5

Downloads: Download  ImTOO for Windows | Download ImTOO for Mac

Access Flash Websites on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Steve jobs is not relenting to entertain Flash on the or , he even went to the extent of saying that he had no issues with Adobe, but would not allow Flash on the iPad and iPhone.

Flash on iPhone and iPad

However, with software and hardware there will always be a workaround to things, and the same can be said about accessing Flash on an iPhone or iPad. Cloud Browse is an iPhone app which allows users to browse and access flash-enabled websites on the iPhone and iPod touch.

However, Cloud Browse does not display Flash on the iPhone or iPad directly, when you browse to a website which has flash content, Cloud Browse will process the flash content on its own servers and then display it on your device.

The flash content displayed by Cloud Browse is not as fast as the original flash objects, however, you can at-least access Flash on your device.

Watch a video of Cloud Browse in action on an iPad below.

You can download Cloud Browse for free using this iTunes link.


iPad’s Game List Leaked

PadGadget has spotted some of the iPad games on Apple.com’s iTunes Preview, a Website-based catalog of iTunes store content.

According to PadGadget

We did a quick scan and were able to find several titles clearly marked as HD, a common label developers are now using to indicate an iPad specific version of their app.

HD, however is not a universal title for iPad apps.

Some developers are instead choosing XLto denote their iPad version. This is done to create a universal build so that both the iPhone and iPad versions are contained in a single app.

Some of the games found by Padgadget include :

• Azkend HD

• Flight Control HD

• Grind HD

• HD Recovery

• Labyrinth 2 HD

• NBA Hotshot HD

• Numba HD

• Plants vs. Zombie HD

• Sparkle HD

• Worms HD

• Ammoin HD

Apple has recently started accepting submissions for iPad applications. These applications will be checked and approved by March 27.If approved you might just see the app to be available when the iPad goes on sale on April 3.

Via: Blackweb20

iPhone Apps Will Work With The iPad

Earlier today during the Apple Event as Apple was showcasing the new iPad, one thought which ran across most people’s mind was – “What about apps ? Will the existing ones work?”

To answer that – yes, the existing apps will work. As Apple had demonstrated during the event, existing iPhone / iPod Touch apps will run in two modes – one with the same resolution as the iPhone , at 320×240 centred on the iPad screen.

The apps can also make full use of the real estate, albeit in a zoomed manner. While this seems good, the flip side to this would be that the difference in resolution ( 320×240 for the iPhone / iPod Touch versus 1024×768 for the iPad) – would mean that the apps might not look as pretty since the image is going to be stretched a wee-bit more than 3 times the original resolution.

Apple has made available the iPad SDK to developers, so it shouldn’t be long before developers tweak their existing apps to suit the iPad’s gorgeous new high-res screen.