We have been waiting for this news for a LONG time, but finally here it is, FLASH FOR THE iPAD, even though you will need to jailbreak your iPad in order for this to run, it sure does rock!
After having ported Flash for the iPhone, the guy who released the Spirit untethered jailbreak tool for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has now managed to run “real” Flash content right on the jailbroken Apple iPad. He calls is Frash, and in essence it is nothing more than a port of Adobe Flash runtime for Android running on iPad using a compatibility layer.
We have added a video below to prove that this isn’t just some kind of hoax. The YouTube description of the video explains everything about the port as follows.
Frash is a port of the Adobe Flash runtime for Android to the iPhone, using a compatibility layer, by comex ( http://twitter.com/comex ). Frash can currently run most Flash programs natively in the MobileSafari browser. Frash currently only runs on the iPad, but support for other devices (3GS+ only due to technical restrictions) is planned, as well as support for iOS 4.
One of the reasons why I love using the iPad is the fact that you can connect to and use Bluetooth devices, such as keyboards and mice.
While the iPad does come with a built in keyboard that shows up on the screen as you enter input fields, however sometimes it is just nicer to use the more traditional keyboard, especially if you are writing longer texts, or need to get work done quickly. Therefore we think that if you really want to rely on the iPad for productivity then it would be a good idea to know how to connect an iPad to bluetooth keyboards.
How To Connect the iPad to a Wireless Keyboard
In order to connect the wireless keyboard you will need two things:
– Wireless(Bluetooth) Keyboard
Connecting the iPad to bluetooth wireless keyboards is quick and easy:
Step 1)Turn on your iPad and navigate to the settings app on your iPad screen
In Settings select the General option
Step 2)In General you’ll notice the Bluetooth option. If it is off, tap the arrow next to the word “off”
Step 3)Slide the Off button on the Bluetooth setting to ON. This will tell the iPad to start looking for devices it can connect to.
Step 4)Now that you’ve turned bluetooth on for your iPad, be sure your bluetooth keyboard is set to discoverable mode. Your iPad will look for the device and should successfully connect
Step 5)On the keyboard, enter the number the iPad prompts for after the device has connected successfully
To test if you did everything correctly simply open the app you need to type quickly on and start typing away on your iPads bluetooth keyboard.
We knew that the iPad was becoming more and more popular for browsing the web however latest reports on monthly browser usage data state that the iPad is becoming more popular than Android-powered devices.
According to the report since being released in April the Apple device already represents 0.17% of all Web browser traffic tracked by Net Applications. Then in June the iPad finally managed to do the amazing of beating Android driven devices which only represent 0.14 percent of all Web browsing traffic. The iPod touch gained 0.14% of the shares.
It is also interesting to note that during June Apple’s most high-profile iOS device, the iPhone, was revealed by Net Applications to carry a 33 percent share of all mobile browsers. Which seems pretty awesome when compared to 14 percent for Nokia’s Symbian, 6 percent for Google Android, 4 percent for BlackBerry, and a mere 3 percent for Microsoft’s Windows Mobile.
We knew it wouldn’t be too long before these would start popping up in cartoon shows across the globe, and who better to poke fun at the new iPhone than the folks from Futurama. The latest episode of Futurama, “Attack of the Killer App,” featured a series of jokes at Apple‘s expense, focusing on the recent iPhone 4 craze.
Perhaps the best line in the show is when the store employee tells Fry, “Okay, it’s $500, you have no choice of carrier, the battery can’t hold a charge, and the reception isn’t very…” At which point Fry interrupts with “Shut up and take my money.”
If there was ever a doubt that the episode pokes fun at Apple, then according to Engadget, “all doubts are removed when Bender asks, “Is there an app for kissing my shiny metal ass?” A fanboy replies, “Several!” Also hilarious, Mom at one point cheerfully explains, “The new eyePhone is wonderful. I use it to check recipes and send threatening e-mails to unauthorized third-party app developers.”