It seems like there’s no shortage of social networks nowadays, with new ones popping up every minute. Maybe you have something important to say and you want to post it across multiple platforms, or maybe you’re a business owner who wants to manage and get statistics for their links. For those people, and those who just want to control their social lives a bit better, there’s HootSuite.

HootSuite takes all of your social networking sites and bundles them up in one simple location, then it allows you to manage your input and output to those sites, easily and quickly. It’s available for both the iPad and the iPhone, but the iPad is where the app really shines, with the larger screen and cleaner layout.

But you want to learn more, right? Of course you do. Just hit that little (more …) button down there and let’s discover what’s going on with HootSuite.


Winners Announced

Thanks to everyone who took part in the giveaway this week, and special thanks to the kind people at SpiderOak! I’m excited to let you know that the winners have now been chosen. Congratulations are in order to:

Bruno Grande
Josh Bartolomucci
Afdzal Aamirus

Well done to the lucky winners, and we’ll be in touch soon. Sorry to those who missed out, be sure to check back for more great competitions!

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Today we have an awesome competition for you, we’re offering the chance to win one of 5 Premium accounts for the excellent SpiderOak.

SpiderOak is a popular and extensive storage and backup utility that is founded upon secure data encryption, and we can give you the opportunity to win a 1 year, 100GB Premium account (of $100 value)!


As long as there have been things that humans needed to do, we’ve been keeping up with them one way or another. From scratches on the walls of caves, to strings on our fingers, or pads of paper, we’ve always managed to find a new way to keep ourselves on track.

The problem hasn’t gotten any better, either. Today, we’re bombarded with hundreds of things we need to do. The good thing is that the iPad, your latest gadget, is great for keeping up with your tasks.

The problem isn’t finding a todo list app; the problem is finding the right one for you. There are dozens of high quality todo list apps on the App Store today, and many of them are beautifully designed and offer unique features to help you keep up with what you need to do.

One of the newest todo list apps for iPad, Wunderlist HD, is an exciting multiplatform task management app that has become extremely popular since its release. Keep reading to see what this free todo list app offers and how it can make you more productive on your iPad.


With Facebook now having more than 500 million active users, and around half of them accessing Facebook from mobile devices, it’s not a big stretch of the imagination to think that most people who own an iPad probably have ventured into the world of Facebook.

Whether you’re the kind of person who keeps it small and intimate, with just your close friends and some serious privacy (if that’s possible), or someone who prefers to refer to their friends as fans, you’ll inevitably want to use your new technological marvel to access Facebook.

Facebook themselves have neglected to create a native app, possibly because they’re busy doing other things, or possibly because they believe the web experience is good enough. Not to fear, though, there are a multitude of alternatives.

There is a regular stream of new contenders, one of the latest being Friended. Would you, if the perfect app existed, be willing to pay for a truly intuitive Facebook experience on the iPad?

I, personally, find that using Facebook in Safari works very well for my needs (although I wish Facebook would up the resolution of their web icon), and sometimes I open up Friendly.

What are you looking for in you’re iPad Facebook experience? Do you wish they’d just make an app?

It would be great to hear your thoughts and find out how you use Facebook on the iPad, leave a comment and don’t forget to vote!

In 2010 the MLB At Bat iPad application was demoed as part of the event unveiling the now infamous iPad. Not only did the iPad wow the world, but the MLB At Bat app drew quite a following as well.

Earlier this year there was talk that Major League Baseball did have to rush the development of their iPad application somewhat last year to make the iPad release event deadline. Though it was still very successful in 2010 they wanted to take some time and put it through a full development cycle.

MLB At Bat 2011 was released just in time for opening day. I’m a huge baseball fan so this was great news to me and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. It has quickly become one of my most used applications. Let’s take a look at all that is available in this year’s offering.


The electronic book. Fantasized about for decades by sci-fi authors and readers alike, yet one of the last analog mediums to enter the digital realm. Why is that?

What is it about a book that makes it so difficult to translate the experience into a digital medium?

I think it has to do with the way we define a book, and how broad that definition really is. The problem is that we’re looking for one solution to the digital book problem, one answer that packages our bookshelves into bits and bytes. The ePUB standard has been proposed as that answer. But it isn’t the complete answer, and I’m not sure it ever can be.

The things we today call books have fundamental differences that can’t be reconciled by any one standard that’s currently been proposed. Why is that? What’s missing? And how can we fix it?


I’m going admit something to you right now, please don’t think less of me for it. I’ve never really used an RSS reader on my Mac. I didn’t even have a Google Reader account until I had the original iPad in my hands.

I read the news online, sure, but normally in a sligthly haphazard and meandering way; drifting through a sea of news sites and magazines, never commiting to read past the first break.

The iPad has changed me. Could it change the way we read, forever?


As us Apple fans start tuning into the rumour mill for information on iPhone 5, another community is at work preparing for a summer launch of their own product: a new film. Harry Potter fans around the globe will already be excited for the second part of the final instalment of JK Rowling’s popular series about said wizard.

Warner Bros. launched LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 late last year to complement the launch of their new movie. Naturally, this game is available on a range of popular consoles that include Sony’s Playstation 3 and Nintendo’s DS – but it’s also available on iOS!

The iOS game doesn’t lack punch in the feature or graphic department either, this is a full-blown console game on your tablet!


The first time I ever signed my name digitally was on a UPS deliverer’s handheld computer, and it seemed amazing that it would actually work. Years later, we sign our names on strips of plastic on credit card scanners in stores all the time, and it somehow doesn’t seem so magical any more.

Then, tax season comes, and we have to print out forms, sign them, scan them, find where the scanner decided to save them on the computer, and finally email them back to the accountant.

Wait, what? Surely with all the advances in computers, we should be able to file anything we need without resorting to a paper copy. Your iPad is the perfect device to make your computing more paper-free than ever. Keep reading to see how you can fill out PDF forms, markup and annotate documents, sign any document, and then send them anywhere you need all from an iPad.


If you’re considering getting an iPad, or have been looking for amazing and unique apps for an iPad you already own, chances are you’ve heard of The Elements. This app has been featured in Apple’s demos in addition to earning constant reviews ever since the iPad was released. Most of us struggled to remember the periodic table when in high school chemistry, so why would you want to get a new version of it for your shiny new gadget?

The Elements is an interactive eBook written by Theodare Gray, an author you may know from the Popular Science column “Gray Matter.” He and his team have photographed samples of each element they could and produced a coffee table book filled with high quality imagery and descriptions of each one.

They then redesigned the book for the iPad, bringing the periodic table into the 21st century. Most eBooks are simply a digital copy of the same text you could have bought in dead tree format, so is The Elements any different?


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