iPad users can now get to taste what it might feel like to own a tablet that is running on Windows 8 after a new tool was released for developers. The Win8 Metro Testbed app brings the full experience of the Windows 8 Metro beta OS to the iPad. This includes access to the full range of apps available from the Windows Phone Marketplace and multi-touch gestures.
This app which costs £17.99 ($28.51) which has been developed by Splashtop can be installed and opened. After it opens, the app can remotely stream the OS from any PC that is already running the Windows 8 Consumer Preview which means that you will not have to store the OS on your iPad. The purpose of the app is to free Windows 8 potential users and developers from the keyboard and mouse to allow them to experience firsthand what the Metro UI is capable off.
According to the app developer Splashtop, the full range of Windows 8 gesture controls are on board and they are, swipe from the right for the ‘charms’ menu, swipe from the left to switch apps, pull down from the top to close the app, swipe slowly from the left to run two apps side by side, pinch to do semantic zoom and other gestures which you will apparently be able to learn as you intuitively navigate your way through the OS.
So, if like me, you’re curious about the Metro UI or other elements involved with Windows 8, you could always get the app at the Apple App Store but hurry up because after the introductory period ends, the developer aims to double the price to about $57. Embedded above is a little video demonstrating what the app can do to your iPad. Relax, it won’t hurt the thing.
OnePlus Has iPhone 6S Case Now
Now here’s an iPhone 6S case that will certainly turn heads, especially when you take into consideration its name which is known as the OnePlus iPhone 6S case. That’s rather weird, don’t you think so? It will certainly take some getting used to before the name rolls off your tongue naturally. Well, we do know that The OnePlus iPhone 6S case can now be purchased for $19.99 a pop, and no, you do not need any kind of invite before you can snag one for yourself.
Each purchase will also be accompanied by an invitation to purchase a OnePlus X, just in case, you know, you would like to tread the Android waters. All in all, it comes in the kind of material as found on the OnePlus One and OnePlus X, which makes it a whole lot harder to lose grip of when you hold it – which is good!
iPhone 6S Prepares For September 18th Release Date
If you are on the lookout for either the iPhone 6S or the iPhone 6S Plus, then here is news for you – chances are pretty high that you can pick up either one, or perhaps even both if you are feeling fat in the pocket, this coming September 18th. First of all, there was a leaked internal memo from Vodafone alongside Japanese site ITHome and German tech experts Macerkopf claiming that the new iPhones 6S models will roll out this coming September 18th in their respective countries
With Japan, Germany and the UK being tier one Apple launch countries, this means that those living in the mentioned countries will receive the iPhones at the same time as folks living over in the US – traditionally speaking, of course. There really isn’t that much time left to wait, as it is less than a month away, and I am quite sure that the time will pass by sooner than you think.
iPad Air 3 Not Coming This Year According To Rumors
It looks like the folks over at Digitimes have come up with their own interpretation of things to come – that there will be no iPad Air 3 released, at least for this year. Digitimes has had their fair share of hits and misses in the past, so it would be best to take this rumor concerning the non-release of the iPad Air 3 in 2015 with a pinch of salt.
Digitimes also laid claim that the iPad mini 4 will not be as supercharged as some of the rumors that had been going around, as it will bring with it only small and incremental upgrades when compared to its predecessor, the iPad mini 3. This does not seem to bode well for fans of the compact tablet, taking into consideration how the iPad mini 3 itself was improved over its predecessor with a new Touch ID fingerprint reader.
Since Apple tends to roll out a new iPad in October, we will just have to sit tight and see whether this particular rumor has enough “legs” to run.