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In a recent review titled Mind Watering: Revolutionizing iPad Cookbooks, I looked at how Kinetic Art is utilizing innovative features to create “a whole new way of cooking” with their Look & Cook app platform. Today I’d like to share with you an interview with Kinetic Art’s co-CEO, Oran Huberman, who tells us more about this Israeli-based startup and how they work with talented chefs and cooks to create iPad cookbooks for the future.
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This week’s weekly sponsor is MetaTrader 4, the ultimate solution for online trading and technical analysis.

MetaTrader is the leading trading platform for the Forex (foreign exchange) market. The company has recently released an iPad version of their popular web app, meaning that traders can now work from wherever they are, without having to be tied down to the office — a real bonus in today’s working world. The new version of their app features an enhanced graphical system which provides better performance and an improved functionality when working with charts.

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iOS is among the greatest success stories in the technology world. The rate of growth, the number of users, the simplicity of the interface, and the sheer number of functional programs available for the platform boggles the mind.

But I did say among; iOS is not the number one mobile operating system in most metrics. Android, the mobile operating system designed and maintained by Google, reigns supreme in overall marketshare, in devices shipped, and in manufacturers who use the software. (more…)

About a year ago I wrote an article for iPad AppStorm entitled, “What the new Microsoft Surface means for the iPad”. It got lots of comments, many of which called me biased towards Apple and the iPad. Maybe I was slightly biased, but as an iPad and iPhone owner writing on an iPad website that was to be expected. Today I revisit this old topic as news of Microsoft slashing the price of the Surface RT (the lower end model) is released upon the world. In this article I’ll again be looking at the Surface and the iPad, what they mean for each other and whether the Surface has proved a true contender to the iPad on a number of levels.

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Almost two years have passed since the sad death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. At the time of his death, there was much debate on how Apple would move forward, whether they would lose their way or be able to continue pushing boundaries and creating their own areas in the industry. In this opinion piece, I’ll be looking at what Steve Jobs meant for Apple as well as how Apple have coped after losing their mentor and figurehead. Read on for more.

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It’s almost been a month since one of the most hotly anticipated events in any Apple lover’s calendar — WWDC. There’s been a plethora of articles on the actual event, yet very little has been mentioned about what the WWDC announcements mean for Apple going forward as a company. In this opinion piece I’ll be exploring what some of WWDC’s announcements (and omissions) mean for Apple’s coming months and years. Read on for more.

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If there’s one thing that the iPad doesn’t have a shortage of, it’s note taking apps. And if there’s one thing I can’t get enough of, it’s note taking apps. I’m always interested in trying out the latest and greatest. It’s becoming a serious problem, because I don’t need a new note taking app. In fact, every time a new one pops up, I shake my head. Even though I’ve got a workflow I really like already, I’m compelled to try it.

When I had the opportunity to take a look at Microsoft OneNote’s 2.0 update, I instantly remembered how much I enjoyed the desktop app about two years ago. This was an app that singlehandedly got me through most of my second and third years of university. So even though I’m satisfied with my workflow, I had to check it out. What if OneNote could disrupt what I’ve already got? Read on to find out if it lives up to the hype.

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If you missed these fantastic articles from iPad.AppStorm this month, then here’s another chance to catch up on some of my favourite writing from the site in June. And remember, if you have any suggestions then please feel free to post them in the Comments section below.

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Here at iPad.AppStorm, we absolutely love iPad apps, from business ones to weather ones. We review all different kinds of app, but from now on we’d like to focus on a particular category of app every month, giving you the very best reviews, roundups, feature pieces and how-to guides on that particular kind of app.

For July, our theme will be productivity apps. We’ll be kicking off with a feature about Droplr and throughout the month, we’ll be bringing you great reviews, features and guides on how to be more productive with your iPad. All our posts will be marked with the tag productivity month, which you can follow by clicking here.

So fasten your seat-belts, get your iPad battery charged right up to 100%, and prepare your fingers. It’s going to be a fun ride!

Back at the start of this week, I reviewed Beesy, a professional note-taking and task management app for the iPad — and I loved it. The app received a 9 out of 10 rating, mostly due to its sheer range of features and its different take on iPad interfaces (everything is focused on hexagons).

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