The sixth episode of At Random is here upon us and we can’t let Google+ go by without having our say. After casting our predictive eyes over Google+ we then investigate the ever fragmenting Android marketplace considering the development nuances that appear around Android Honeycomb and Gingerbread. As usual, we have a trio of app reviews for your pleasure and this month we look at PSD Viewer, IM+ and Notes Plus – all for the iPhone / iPad. Last, but certainly not least, we poke a bit of fun at BlackBerry’s PlayBook and give a cursory look at how the tablet market is evolving.
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An early look at Google+
Following Google’s recent release of Google+ we take a detailed look at some of the decisions that Google have made in their second stab at entering the social networking arena.
Android Device Fragmentation – Honeycomb vs Phones etc.
With Honeycomb introducing the new Fragments API to allow for easier development of applications for both phones and tablets, why is it still so hard to develop apps that work across all devices? Join us in a discussion about some of the problems that are arising with the Android Marketplace and the fragmentation of the Android OS across legacy devices.
PSD Viewer for iPhone / iPad; Opening Adobe Photoshop PSD document files on iPhone? Impossible? Until now. When you install PSD Viewer on your iPhone you will be able to open PSD files from Mail, Safari or any other application that supports opening files in external utilities (for example DropBox).
IM+ for iPhone / iPad; All-in-One app for GTalk, Yahoo, MSN/Live Messenger, AIM/iChat, ICQ, MySpace, Twitter, Facebook, Jabber.
Notes Plus; Notes Plus is a powerful note-taking tool that supports handwriting, typing and audio recording. It offers close-up writing mode for small text, stroke smoothing, vector shape auto-detection, palm handling, complete folder structure, PDF exporting, emailing, Google Docs uploading, and more.
A look at the PlayBook and View Sonic tablets
With the recent launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook, we look at some of the shortcomings of this unique tablet offering and ponder why RIM made the decision to launch the device without a fully functioning email client. Rick also gives a more detailed review of the 7 inch View Sonic tablet that he’s been trialling over the last month.
Product Review: iPad Keyboard Wallet (Maplin)
A worthy addition to the accessory bag for any iPad owner, listen to our 8 out of 10 review of the iPad Keyboard Wallet from Maplin.