Skyfire

Contest Winners: JOBY GorillaMobile, Jawbone JAMBOX, Skyfire, Steve Jobs biography

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App Giveaway: Skyfire Web Browser

Skyfire Web Browser, the popular iPhone and iPad app that lets you watch flash videos, received an update today. Now it will suggest videos that you will like based on what you've watched. It's like Pandora - for video!

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Tuesday, April 5

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Zapd: Create high quality, themed websites straight from your iPhone. [Free - iTunes link]

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Daily Tip: How to watch Flash video on your iPad and iPhone

Curious how to watch Flash video on your iPad, iPod touch and iPhone? Sure Apple doesn't and probably won't even support Adobe's Flash plugin but guess what -- there are a couple of apps for that! You won't get Flash games or Flash apps, but thanks to some server-side Flash-to-H.264 transcoding, you can get a lot of the video you want on the device you have. And we'll show you how after the break!

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Thursday, March 3

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Skyfire: This browser supports Flash videos and has updated to 3.0 with more video, popular content, and lots of Facebook integration. [$2.99 - iTunes link]

  • SoundHound ∞: Instantly name music playing from a speakers, or being sung or hummed. Now with recommended songs and improved sharing. [$4.99 - iTunes link]

  • Dream Home – Spring 2011: Get inspiration for decorating your home this spring. [$2.99 (iPhone) - iTunes link] [$4.99 (iPad) - iTunes link]

  • WritePad for iPad: This note taking app now has folders, a new file manager UI, file sharing, and Autoinsert Recognition. [$9.99 - iTunes link]

  • Photo Mess: Make a photo collage with your iPhone or iPad! Now with wallpapers and the ability to send as PNG or JPG. [Free - iTunes link]

Any other big apps or game releases or updates today? If you pick any of these up, let us know what you think!

Check out the Skyfire video after the break!

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Want to win a free copy of Skyfire for iPhone or iPad? Enter now!

Skyfire is the browser for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad that does server-side transcoding, allowing you to watch a lot of the Flash videos that otherwise appear blank on your non-Flash supporting devices. We've posted on both Skyfire for iPhone and iPod touch, and Skyfire for iPad versions before but you know what's better than posting about them? Yup! Giving them away!

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Skyfire Web Browser brings flash and social browsing to iPad

After an anxious wait it looks like Skyfire is finally out for the iPad. Just like the iPhone version of Skyfire that released in early November, iPad users can tap into the millions of flash videos available online through a clever conversion process conducted on Skyfire's servers. In addition to the regular flash-enabling features Skyfire brings to the table, the developers have packed in a ton of great social functionality for you to play with.

You can do things like check your Facebook or Twitter news feeds from the bottom toolbar, along with sharing links to a number of social services and others like Read It Later. They've also decided to include a universal 'like' button for users who want to share what they're reading (or watching) with friends on Facebook.

But they didn't stop there. Skyfire for iPad has a 'Fireplace' button along the bottom which lets you quickly get to the links that only your Facebook friends have shared, making it easy to check out what your friends have been looking at online without even leaving the app. Two more small yet significant features are the ability to browse in full-screen, and Skyfire's tab UI which felt very snappy compared to Safari.

You can get a full feature-list and pictures after the break, and don't forget to tell us your likes and dislikes for Skyfire on the iPad in the comments below!

[iTunes -- $4.99]

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Skyfire for iPad coming very soon

Skyfire has released a demo video (see below) showing off the iPad version of their Flash transcoding browser. Already available for the iPhone with fairly positive reviews; some of the features in the iPad version are the ability to view full screen Flash video as well as embedded Facebook, Twitter and Google Reader integration.

The iPad version will be a totally separate app, which basically means you will have to pay again if you already paid for the iPhone version. No information on pricing, but expect to pay slightly more than the $2.99 that the iPhone version currently costs.

Hopefully Skyfire will have ironed out its previous server overload issues, prior to the launch of the iPad version. Do you use Skyfire? Are you excited by the iPad version? Let us know in the comments!

[Skyfire]

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Skyfire for iPhone - app review

Skyfire for iPhone is a web browsing application that converts Adobe Flash to HTML5/H.264 so you can view it on iPhone or iPad touch. Seeing as Apple chose not to implement Flash into iOS, a lot of videos on the web still can't be watched on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Skyfire steps in to try and bridge this gap and while it's a nice feature to have, but not always the best experience.

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Skyfire browser also coming to iPad

Skyfire has announced via its official that it is working on a version of their Flash-to-H.264 transcoding browser specifically for the iPad.

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