Multitasking gestures are coming to iPad 2 with iOS 5. Apple, however, made quite a strange decision to disable the gestures on the original iPad. Here’s how to get them back.
Since last month, there has been this rumor floating around the web about an Arc Touch Mouse by Microsoft. Twitter account of Microsoft hardware also teased a couple of images of this mysterious looking “flat” and “touchy” device. And now according to the sources at Neowin, this device is in fact the Microsoft “Arc Touch Mouse” and it will be available in September of this year. The Arc Touch Mouse is the result of Microsoft’s “Mouse 2.0” program which has been lurking around for quite some time now.
Here’s some interesting news related to iMac and iOS 4. How many of you thought that iOS 4 is limited to the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad only? We used to think the same, but looks like all that’s going to change. Apple is planning to ship iOS with its next iMac refresh with a touch-screen display.
The developers behind the popular iPhone game Touchgrind has published a video, which shows off a Mac version of the game, run and controlled by utilizing the multitouch capabilities of MacBook Pro’s mouse trackpad. This version of Touchgrind for OS X is only a technical demo and requires the newer MacBook’s with multitouch capable mouse trackpads.
Like the Motorola Droid on Verizon, US version of Nexus One which was launched by Google earlier this month didn’t ship with a multitouch capable web browser even though the hardware and Android 2.1 OS is fully capable of doing it. This surely was a set back considering the fact that iPhone can do it since 2007. But now folks over at XDA-Developers have released a Nexus One add-on, which enables full multitouch functionality, including gestures like pinch-to-zoom in Nexus One’s native web browser.
The are a number of rumored reports around the web, suggesting a possible announcement of Microsoft Courier Tablet like Slate tablet PC tonight during Steve Ballmer’s opening keynote at 2010 CES. If this happens, then we could very well have a Slate/Tablet PC, running Microsoft software well ahead of Apple’s rumored iSlate/Tablet, which is expected to be unveiled on January 27th, in Apple’s mega event to be held at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
Today is the big day for the Android side of the house. It is today when Google is finally going to unveil its latest darling to take on the iPhones, Droids, Pres and the HD2s of this era. Folks at Engadget, who got their hands on the device before Google’s announcement has put up an excellent review which covers all the pros and cons of the said phone. Their final verdict on the handset hasn't changed much from a couple of days ago when they first got hold of it.
A little while ago, Digitimes has published a story stating Foxconn's screen division Innolux, to supply Apple with a 10-inch screen for its upcoming Tablet. It has further added that the panels are being strength treated by G-Tech Optoelectronics, also a division of Foxconn. Concurrently, Macrumors is quoting Taiwan's Economic Daily paper, stating that Cheng Uei Precision Industry today has received an order for "connectors" for Apple's new tablet computer.
Rumors about the Apple’s forthcoming tablet device are hot and spreading like fire. Earlier this week, Apple reportedly asked developers to prepare their existing iPhone apps for larger displays. They then booked the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco for a possible event to unveil the rumored Apple tablet device.