Status Board by Panic is a detailed information dashboard designed for the iPad. The app displays the time and weather, as well as your calendar, email, Twitter, and RSS feeds in an organized, customizable way.
You can debate how much we have evolved emotionally since our early primate days in Africa, but there’s no arguing about our looks. At that point in human development. we were to beauty what the butt is to fine cuisine - distantly related, and in all the wrong ways.
The brain that revolutionized physics now can be downloaded as an appfor $9.99. But it won’t help you win at Angry Birds.
While Albert Einstein’s genius isn’t included, an exclusive iPad application launched Tuesday promises to make detailed images of his brain more accessible to scientists than ever before. Teachers, students and anyone who’s curious also can get a look.
A switch away from Google’s mapping data in favor of Apple’s own in-house solution is imminent, according to a report by 9to5Mac. Citing “trusted sources,” the site says the Maps application for iOS will be done “completely in-house,” mapping data and all, thanks to Apple’s acquisition of Placebase, Poly9, and C3 Technologies over the last couple of years. Apple’s deal to use Google’s Mapping data is also said to be expiring soon, opening the door for Apple to begin experimenting with its own technologies.
An interesting new iOS app launched today called Whale Alert. Though it’s available for anyone, the iPhone/iPad app is intended primarily for use by workers in the shipping and maritime industry. It “combines science and technology to help save critically endangered North Atlantic right whales by reducing threats of collisions with large ships along the East Coast of North America.”
The Washington Post announced on Monday the launch of a new iPad app dedicated solely to political coverage.
“The app offers a visually rich and engaging new way to following the 2012 presidential election campaign, with the latest breaking news and images, most informed analysis and deepest polling data, a constantly updated library of TV ads, and an incredible range of historical data, dating all the way back to the first U.S. presidential election,” said Marcus Brauchli in a post on the Washington Post’s website.
Philips just released a new iPad 2 app called Vital Signs Camera that uses the camera to measure your heart and breathing rate. It detects subtle beat-to-beat changes in the color of your face to measure your heart rate.
We’re slowly living in the future.
We’ve just released MapBox for iPad 1.4, a huge update bringing full integration with both our TileStream Hosting service and our open source, self-hosted TileStream software. We’ve also overhauled every inch of the application’s design and appearance, added support for MapQuest Open tiles, fixed a slew of bugs, and moved to supporting iOS 4.2 and up for the best performance and reliability.
Biblion: World’s Fair is a free iPad app from the New York Public Library that showcases the library’s vast archive of materials from the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Perusers can read original essays about the fair, explore photo galleries and listen to radio broadcasts (see a video of Biblion’s slick user interface.) Future editions of Biblion will cover other collections, programs, and services at the New York Public Library.
Stats of the Union by Ben Fry’s Fathom Information Design reveals the vital health signs of the U.S. on the iPad. The interactive visualization provides a geographical view on various detailed statistics, such as population demographics, risk factors and indicators of health, all aggregated per county.
Back in February, we heard that a private jet company had gotten FAA approval to use an iPad-based charting system instead of paper charts, which are the standard throughout the industry. They used an app called Mobile TC, but GlobalNavSource has come up with another app, EFB (“electronic flight bag”), and it’s being offered for free until they release it commercially on June first.