As expected, Apple announced at an event today the new iPad Mini. With a 7.9" diagonal screen, but the exact same pixels and resolution as the current iPad, the iPad Mini weighs in at 0.68 lbs., 53% less than the 3rd generation iPad. It will be available in both black and white. What was suprising is that Apple also announced a New iPad, a fourth generation model, just 6 months after releasing the 3rd generation. This release comes with marked improvement in the tablet's technology and capabilities.
Twitter for iPad got an all new app today. According to the update, there are new profiles with header photos, photo streams on profiles and events, along with other improvements, polishes and fixes.
This reflects corresponding changes to Twitter in general allowing users to do more with images. At the same time, Twitter has also announced that it will no longer support third-party image hosts like Twitpic or yfrog. Users will have to use Twitter's native photo service.
With iOS5, Apple introduced us to iCloud, the easy way for us to backup and store data from our iPhones. Every Apple user receives an iCloud account with up to 5GB of storage space, with the option to purchase additional space. While the upgrade option is nice, many of us would prefer not to have to pay for more storage space. However, it's easy to fill that 5GB and before you know it, you don't even have space to complete a system backup.
Have you tried Google Chrome on your iPhone yet? As part of the ongoing "war" between Google and Apple, Google recently released Chrome for iOS. Today, the first update to the app was released and the featured update was the addition of Share to Google+.
We've all been familiar with Safari's share options. When viewing a website in Safari on your iPhone or iPad, you can opt to share that site via email. As of the last iOS update Twitter support was added. Now, if you're using Chrome for iOS you can share easily to email and Twitter as well as Facebook and Google+.
Google has released an update to their iPhone app for Google+. Google+ users will now enjoy integration of the recent Google+ new feature, Events. In addition, users can attach Instant Upload photos to posts and start and join Hangouts.
Perhaps more importantly, the Google+ app now sports full iPad support! Update or install the app on your device now and you'll immediately be able to take advantage of these new features.
Google notes that it designed the new app with the iPad in mind. In its blog post, the company pointed out some new, interactive features: