The news overnight was sad news indeed. After a short but world changing life, Steve Jobs died yesterday, the 5th October 2011.
A truly inspiring individual, both personally and globally. I don't really have the words to do this man justice. So I will leave it to the likes of Obamma, Steven Fry and the many other errodite speakers who can do a far better job than I ever could.
All being well, the new version of Simplicity, the first in a line of mini-Apps from James, will be released within the next few days.
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We have an overview video on the home page and at the base of this post too if you would like to have a sneak peek at what is coming.
Based on user feedback, we have not only added the features that were being requested, but we have written the update from scratch to take full advantage of the new performance and function facilities that the newer releases of iOS 4+ have to offer.
It is in effect a brand new app and performs as such. Blisteringly fast, enhanced functionality (ability to print & email recipes as well as text based quick reference versions) and we are pretty sure you will be impressed…
As soon as we know that the review process has been completed, we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we can so you can go and get the free update.
Since September of last year, we hear Ginkgo Studios have had a little bit of a secret. A secret we were sworn to keep until mid December of last year and a secret that we have kept until today.
We were the proud hosts and organisers of the photo shoot snapped by David Bailey of his Royal Highness Prince Harry and the Walking with the Wounded Arctic expedition team exclusively for GQ Magazine.
In short, it was an amazing day! And it is quite a relief to be allowed to talk about it at last.
The Walking with the Wounded team are quite exceptional indeividuals. And deserve all of our support and dare I say it, cash to help raise money for a truly worthy cause.
You can do this by either donating directly here, or by going out and buying yourself a copy of the May issue of GQ magazine. From each copy sold, GQ magazine will be donating a nice hefty portion of that purchase price to the charity.
So, what does make the perfect / best recipe & cooking app for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, BlackBerry & Android platforms?
James Martin, the UK TV chef famous for his weekly hosting of Saturday Kitchen, amongst other things wants to know. As part of his James Martin's Food team developing a series of apps for the iOS, Blackberry & Android platforms, an invitation has been for you to tell them.
So that they can make it for you - exactly what you want... Now is that a refreshing change or what!?
Well, we knew we were on to something with the new style and delivery of recipes and instructions with Simplicity – but in the space of just a few days over christmas, we have moved the iPad version of the app to No.6 in the iTunes App Store Lifestyle Section (with it being placed No.2 in the What’s Hot areas too) and a rapid rise to No. 27 for the iPhone version, which was only released on the 23rd of December 2010 – That’s only 4 days!
So to all of you out there who picked up a copy – A very big thank you – Hope you seriously enjoy using it and don’t forget it is the same app for both iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. If you own more than one of these devices, you only need to buy it once!
Keep the feedback coming. We have already had a point which had already planned to include in an update at a later date – but the more ideas you can give us, the better we can make it for you!
As of today, our simplicity app has hit iTunes for all of the iOS devices, including AirPlay compatibility for those running 4.2+
A one time purchase gives you the app across all of your devices. One cost, one great little mini-app. Perfect as a little self indulgence or as a gift as at 99¢ / 59p we couldn’t have given you more value if we had tried – And we certainly tried hard!
1400 – BBC Radio 2 – Craig Charles fills the Big Show Christmas stockings with Boyzone’s Keith Duffy. Steve Wright in the Afternoon - Craig Charles Sits InJames joins Craig Charles to discuss his new iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch ‘mini-App’ series. Perfect christmas present? Of course it is – Just gift it via the iTunes App Store…Edit
Tom's working on a big 9-minute follow-up to "Learning to Fly", but it won't be ready till next summer. Meantime, here are some shots from my trip in August to California's White Mountains and Yosemite, all shot on the Canon 5D2.
These pictures are taken from the book ‘ Microcosmos‘, created by Brandon Brill . This book includes many scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of insects, human body parts and household items. These are the most amazing images of what is too small to see with the naked eye.
01 – A wood or heathland Ant, Formica fusca, holding a microchip