The BTstack Mouse app for iPhone that we demonstrated on iPad last week has been updated to bring support for iPad. This new version brings stability, bug fixes and performance improvements for the new Apple device. The only disappointment about the update is that it still runs in the native iPhone resolution. You can run it in full iPad resolution by using this hack posted here.
If you have been using your iPad on a desk with the official iPad Keyboard Dock accessory, you might have felt the need of having a mouse to control iPad’s screen. This is because it is more convenient to use a pointing device for interacting with a device when it is placed in a standing position on a desk, just like how we do with our desktop monitors, notebooks/netbooks and so on.
Due to its killer user interface and ease of use, many iPhone users have been able to at least semi-replace their notebooks or netbooks with their beloved iPhone’s. However, right from its inception, easier text entries on the Apple’s smartphone has been the desire of many. This could currently be only achieved on a jailbroken iPhone by connecting a bluetooth keyboard via BTStack app from Cydia. But now, ION, a leader in consumer audio and entertainment technology has announced iTYPE, the world’s first desktop keyboard designed exclusively for iPhone.
Apple in the recent past introduced an amazing and rather sensational product called Magic Mouse which introduced iPhone style multitouch gestures for Macs. Later on, some folks managed to hack the Boot Camp drivers of Magic Mouse to make it unofficially run on PCs running any version of Windows from XP to 7.