News tagged ‘3D’
AMZN Mobile LLC has released a ‘pre-iOS 7’ update for Kindle app recently. It fixes some compatibility issues that can prevent you from upgrading to the Apple’s seventh mobile operating system, so if you enjoy reading books and plan to continue doing this - you should install the version 3.9.2 on your iPhone or iPad.
The list of improvements is not actually a list at all - here’s what you can find in the ‘What’s New’ section on the App Store:
This is a fix for a Kindle issue with the upcoming iOS 7. OS upgrade that may cause customers to have to re-register and re-download books from Amazon. Please download and install - this is a required update before upgrading to iOS 7.
Kindle app for iOS is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 5.0 or later.
One can download the app for free from the
VLC player for iOS has been updated recently with numerous new features and bug fixes. For those who don’t know - VLC is one of the most popular media players ever created. It supports most formats and has a very simple and intuitive interface.
Spotify app for iOS was updated with a bunch of new features, namely, a new way to browse music, new languages (Thai, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese, Malay and Greek) and bug fixes. As usual, you may either listen to music for free or upgrade to Spotify Premium and get unlimited access to the Spotify library. The premium account also gives you the opportunity to sync your favorite playlists to your iPhone - to have all the music you like close at hand.
Minecraft Pocket Edition for iOS has been updated recently with the ability to easily connect to external servers and some other useful features. I don’t want to waste much of your time, so I’ll simply copy and paste the ‘What’s New’ list from the App Store. I hope you will forgive me. So, here’re the new features available in the version 0.7.4:
Shazam app for iOS has been recently updated with faster and better song recognition and a bunch of other new features. Those who think this smart application only recognizes music are wrong.
On August 16 PopCap introduced the highly awaited Plants vs Zombies sequel. Ten days ago it reached the level of sixteen million downloads. Today it was announced that the game was downloaded twenty-five million times. It means that nearly a million copies were downloaded every day.
It is also stated that the number of Plants vs. Zombies 2 downloads is bigger that the total number of the original Plants vs. Zombies game.
In fact the two games can hardly be compared, as he original one is a paid-app, while the sequel can be
Cut the Rope has become the App of the Week which means it is now available for free. Those who can't live without playing games can download this app for both iPhone and iPad right now.
Google Maps app for iOS got the update on August 28th to give all the users the ability to share their favourite places trough Google+. Apart from that, there’re some stability improvements and bug fixes.
Twitter app for iOS has been updated recently with the new look of conversations. Now it is much easier to create, find and join them.
Pandora Radio app for iOS was updated on Thursday. Now it has a sleep timer with 15, 30, or 60 minute options that allow you to listen to your favorite songs while you’re falling asleep. Apart from that, there’re some stability improvements and bug fixes in the version 4.5.
The surgeons in Germany used iPad to perform a liver surgery. The device helped them to access and visualize planning data. Reuters informs that the doctors used an augmented reality app to overlay the liver with virtual 3D models reconstructed from the real organ.
Developed by Fraunhofer MEVIS in Bremen, this procedure helps locate critical structures such as tumors and vessels and is expected to improve the quality of transferring pre operational resection plans into actual surgery.
Have a look at the photos of the surgery.
*Warning: if you are sensitive please do not look through the photos .
One of the most popular games on the App Store - Real Racing 3 - was updated on August 21. As to the improvements, EA says it added the difficulty tuning, new cars, tracks, events, cameras and more to the game.
Apple is going to obtain a patent for 'Working with 3D objects'. It implies the technology of generating, modifying, and manipulating 3D objects with the help of 3D gesture inputs.
Three-dimensional objects can be modified using 3D gesture inputs. For example, a 3D object shown on a touch-sensitive display can be detected, and a 3D gesture input that includes a movement of a finger or a pointing device in proximity to a surface of the touch-sensitive display can be detected. Detecting the 3D gesture input can include measuring a distance between the finger or the pointing device and a surface of the display. The 3D object can be modified according to the 3D gesture input, and the updated 3D object can be shown on the touch-sensitive display.
The 3D object can be generated based on two types of inputs. The first is a touch or a two-dimensional (2D) gesture input. The second is 3D gesture input which implies detecting a movements in proximity to a surface of the screen.
Norwegian government blocks Apple from capturing its capital - Oslo - in 3D for the iOS and Mac Maps apps, reports
Google Play Books for iOS was updated yesterday to a version 1.6.0. Now one can highlight the text and take notes from the scanned files as well as rent books and read them in a sepia mode.