We are just a few days away from the release of a new iPad, and that story pretty much dominated the iPhone and iPad news outlets this week. But there were a few other news items of interest to me, and here they are in case they might interest you too:
- Dan Friedlander, a California attorney who writes some great iPhone apps, has started his own law firm, Klein Friedlander. To celebrate, he has made four of his apps that attorneys would find useful free for the next few days:
(1) Court Days, which I reviewed back in 2009, is a date calculator that lets you count business days and takes into account court holidays. Click here to get Court Days free for a limited time:
(2) Court Days Pro, which I reviewed a year ago, is a date calculator that lets you use sophisticated rules to calculate multiple dates that follow each other. Click here to get Court Days Pro free for a limited time:
(3) Do Date, which I reviewed two months ago, provides daily reminders of important events that are coming up. Click here to get Do Date free for a limited time:
(4) TallyPad, which I have never reviewed, is an app that let's you keep track of scores or otherwise keep track while you count. Click here to get TallyPad free for a limited time:
- Are you already convinced that you are going to upgrade when the next model of the iPad is announced next week? Mickey Meece of the New York Times offers tips for selling your soon-to-be-old iPad.
- New York attorney Niki Black suggests iPad apps for lawyers who travel.
- Apple occasionally highlights businesses using Apple products on their website. For example, about two years, Apple posted a profile of the Chicago-based Sonnenschein law firm because of the firm's use of the iPhone. Apple recently added this profile of the Fennemore Craig law firm in Arizona because of its use of the iPad.
- Attorney Bill Latham of The Hytech Lawyer reviews PaperPort Notes, a free app that can convert voice to text. My review of that app from a few weeks ago is here.
- Do you like using ringtones on your iPhone? If so, Jacqui Cheng of Ars Technica explains how to use a Mac to create your own ringtones for free.
- Do you use your iPad at work? So does President Obama. Here's a picture in the Official White House Flickr Stream of the President using his iPad while getting a daily briefing. I've noted this in the past, but in case you forgot, the President actually got his iPad 2 directly from Steve Jobs shortly before they were released to the public. No word yet on whether Tim Cook is making plans to give the President a new iPad 3 next week. It has also been reported that the President uses the DODOcase for his iPad, a case that looks like a book. You often see that case on the President's desk in the Oval Office, such as in this picture and this picture.
- And finally, while all of us are wondering what the iPad 3 will look like, the folks at 3D animation production company Aatma Studio decided to let their minds run wild and produced this really fun video: