apps

Fantastic Dinosaurs HD – free today only – iPad app

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From the App Store Description:
“Fantastic Dinosaurs HD is an interactive encyclopedia which allows you to discover like never before 130 dinosaurs and prehistorical animals. Each animal has a description sheet containing HD photos optimized for the Retina screen, 360° views, sizes comparisons with man (adult and children) and much more information.”

[Fantastic Dinosaurs HD @ App Store]

Snapseed – Universal iOS photo app – get it now for free

From the App Store:
“Snapseed is the only photo app you’ll want to use every day. It makes any photograph extraordinary with a fun, high-quality photo experience right at your fingertips.
Anyone can enhance, transform, and share their photos with ease using incredibly advanced features from the leader in digital photography software.”

This “2011 App of the year winner” normally runs $4.99 get it now for free for a limited time!

The Truth About iOS Multitasking

From Fraser Speirs:

There is one iOS “tip” that I keep hearing and it is wrong. Worse, I keep hearing it from supposedly authoritative sources. I have even heard it from the lips of Apple “Geniuses” in stores.

Here is the advice – and remember it is wrong:

All those apps in the multitasking bar on your iOS device are currently active and slowing it down, filling the device’s memory or using up your battery. To maximise performance and battery life, you should kill them all manually.

Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. There are caveats to this but anyone dispensing the advice above is clearly uninformed enough that they will certainly not be aware of these subtleties.

I’ve had to explain this to many iPhone users too. Be sure to read the full post which I highly suggest to everyone with an iOS device.

[Misconceptions About iOS Multitasking - link]