iOS7

25 06 2013

We are looking forward to the public release of Apple’s iOS7… so far it is looking good!





Apple’s iPad 2 Review

3 04 2011

Having had an Apple iPad since they were first released, I wondered if the new iPad would be different enough to get one. I didn’t wonder for long and moments later placed my order online. Shipped directly from the factory in China, the iPad arrived via Fedex.

Now that I have had a week or so to set up and test the iPad 2, I can say the improvements are significant and it is well worth getting one – even if you have a fully functioning original iPad.

Here are the main improvements/new features that stand out:

  • holding the iPad to read a book or email is easier and less strain on your arm because it is a lot lighter – which means longer reading times (I did not even notice this as a problem before)
  • the front and rear cameras enable video conferencing, taking snapshots and recording video… awesome! documents can be scanned, barcodes can be read and you can show video callers how you look in early morning video chats!
  • the lower profile (otherwise known as height) means it fits in more bags, and is cooler… OK, the biggest benefit of this is the reduction in weight.
  • snapping (it’s magnetic) the leather cover on is a breeze – and it looks great.
  • faster run times means you don’t have to wait as long for apps to load, pages to download etc.

Despite what some people think – the iPad is way more than a large screen iPhone! Over time more apps are becoming available that take advantage of the cloud, syncing and integrating seamlessly with your desktop/laptop and mobile phone. A simple example of this is when you update a password on one device, it is automatically available on all your devices… (don’t worry, it is encrypted to make it secure).

If you haven’t ordered one yet… we highly recommend it!





Apple’s New iPad II

2 03 2011

Today, Apple announced the new, slimmer, faster, more capable iPad II.

Last year the iPad opened up a new category of mobile devices, and now a year on… wow the new uses for something that did not exist a year ago. I don’t know about you, but I can imagine a lot of very sexy enterprise applications on an iPad that will reinvent corporate employees relationship to technology. It really is about empowering the individual and putting advanced tools in their hands that cost very little compared to the productivity gains and client engagement that is possible.

I don’t think most people realize just how useful an iPad is for downloading music and videos – then plugging into your TV and watching HD movies and listening to high quality sound. And if you miss your favorite show… download it and watch it in the waiting room while you wait for the doctor! cool!

At Violet, we look forward to developing a new generation of enterprise iPad applications that change the way people work.





Ever Lost A Password?

2 12 2010

Have you ever lost a password? They say don’t write your passwords down and don’t use easy to figure out passwords… yikes! how to keep track of all those unique digits that are a must for your digital and financial security?

The very best application we have come across is 1Password. It is totally secure, you only need to recall one password (hence the name) and it automatically syncs to all your devices. Go to a website and instead of looking up your ID and password, all you do is simply click on the key in your browser, enter your master password… and hey presto – you are logged in.

Check it out here and download a free trial:

http://agilewebsolutions.com/products/1Password/





twitter for iPad is Awesome!

6 09 2010

twitter has recently released its latest version of twitter for iPad… and it is awesome! Many of the new features found in this App foretell what users can expect from the regular browser version of the twitter service in the weeks and months to come.

Download >>> Twitter for iPad [iTunes link]

Check out some of the screen shots…





Apple Delays International Launch of iPad

14 04 2010

It’s disappointing news for those living outside the USA… due to popular demand, Apple has delayed the International launch of iPad… surely it is not because of “technical” problems?








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