Every once in a while, I’ll search for something on Google and when I click through, I get a specific section of highlighted text that addresses the question I was asking. But it’s only every once in a while. The vast majority of the time, I either have to scan the page for the content or try to use the Find function.Read More
Those sick stuffed animals aren't going to heal themselves: Pretendasaurus launches Dr. PetPlay
Have you ever watched a child interact with an iPad? It’s actually kind of amazing how ridiculously quickly they pick up the concepts and techniques. And given the world we live in, that’s a skill they’re going to need. More often than not, however, the content delivered on those devices is for anyone but children. But now, the stuffed animal doctor is in. Read More
Even more accessible learning: Treehouse releases iPad app
Sometimes, you need a change of scenery. Even when you’re trying to learn stuff. And even when that stuff you’re trying to learn is technical. The folks at Treehouse understand. And that’s why they’ve just released an iPad version of Treehouse, so you can learn where and when you want to. Read More
Another day, another awesome Portland Kickstarter project funded: GameDock for iOS devices
Admit it. There are days when you find the less than tactile surface of your capacitive touch screen a tad cold and unwelcoming. You long for the days—especially during gaming—when you had buttons to press and a controller to throw at the wall. Well, get ready to be happy. Read More
Soon, they may call Portland “the big Apple”: New Apple store plans make PDX home to the largest retail space
Now, it’s no secret that Apple has done a heck of a job of dominating the world of tech. Last I checked, they were worth more than Portland. Oh wait. I mean, Poland. Or something. Read More
Voting by mail? That’s so last century. Oregon upgrades to voting by iPad.
We always like to talk about how Portland—and by association Oregon—is a hub for mobile development. But guess what? The State government just upped the ante.
Not satisfied to just let its voting public vote by mail, the State of Oregon has now rolled out a program that allows folks to vote by iPad. Read More
Is that Hellboy in your pocket or are you just Buffy to see me? Dark Horse Comics unveils Dark Horse Digital iPhone and iPad apps
Okay okay. Dark Horse Comics isn’t really a startup. But I could argue that any number of its titles are. And it is in Portland. Well okay Milwaukie. Fine. But you know what? When someone in Portland releases a really cool mobile app? That’s like a startup right there. So I’m totally covering this.
That’s right. Portland’s Dark Horse—the third largest comic publisher in the world—has officially released Dark Horse Digital, its new bookshelf app for iPhone and iPad. Read More
Growing like bamboo: Portland’s Grove expands their bamboo case line to iPad 2
You remember Grove right? The awesome Portland-based company that made amazing bamboo cases for the iPhone 4?
Well, they’re not stopping there. Turns out, the iPad could use a little protection from lovingly handcrafted bamboo artwork too. That’s right. Grove now offers a bamboo iPad case. Read More
Haven’t seen any good design lately? Grab your iPad and check DesignScene
Meet DesignScene, a new “real-time inspiration” app that’s designed to provide iPad users with a bevy of interesting imagery. All delivered by a pre-selected group of design sites.
With Portland’s growing mobile development scene, I get a lot of chances to write up iPhone apps that work equally well on an iPad. But it’s not often that I get to talk about a pure iPad app.
Meet DesignScene, a new “real-time inspiration” app that’s designed to provide iPad users with a bevy of interesting imagery. All delivered by a pre-selected group of design sites. Read More
Keeping the baggage handlers on the tarmac: TSAzr gives you all the TSA info you need for security checkpoints at every airport
anyone with an iPhone or iPad can record their experience with the TSA, good or bad, and we’ll all benefit from the shared reviews. Meet TSAzr.
If there’s one government entity that people love to hate, it’s the IRS. Wait. I mean, if there’s another government entity that people love to hate, it’s the Transportation Security Administration—affectionately known as the TSA. From travel delays to inappropriate searches to just general ineffectiveness, it seems that everyone has a gripe or two about the people in charge of keeping our airports secure.
Well now—thanks to Vancouver’s Elguji Software—anyone with an iPhone or iPad can record their experience with the TSA, good or bad, and we’ll all benefit from the shared reviews. Meet TSAzr. Read More