iMore, has a nice trick for caching maps for using when an Internet connection is not available. A little weird, but cool.
Amazon.com, Inc. today introduced the Amazon Instant Video App, enabling customers to stream or download Amazon Instant Video movies and TV episodes from their video library directly on their iPhone or iPod touch. The app also makes more than 30,000 titles from Prime Instant Video available to Prime members such as hit TV shows like American Horror Story, Downton Abbey and Fringe, as well as popular movies such as Hugo, Thor and Goodfellas, to stream instantly on their iPhone or iPod touch at no additional cost. Amazon announced the Amazon Instant Video app for iPad earlier this year. With today’s launch, Amazon Instant Video is now available across iOS mobile devices.
On the iPad with Retina Display this will look sick.
This is why a desktop OS is not good on a touch device (you hear that Microsoft?).
With Amazon Instant Video, you can:
• Stream thousands of titles available from Prime Instant Video at no additional cost with a Prime membership, or watch over 120,000 videos available from the Amazon Instant Video store
• Download purchased and rented videos from Your Video Library
• Shop over 120,000 videos available from the Amazon Instant Video store by visiting Amazon
• Add videos to your Watchlist from a PC, Mac, or Kindle Fire for later viewing on your iPad
• Subscribe to a TV Season Pass by visiting Amazon and episodes will automatically be available on your iPad the day after they air
• Start watching on your iPad, and resume watching right where you left off on a Kindle Fire, PS3, PC, Mac, or hundreds of models of connected TVs and Blu-ray players with Amazon Whispersync.
You need to have an Amazon Prime account, which is $79 a year with a one month free trial. The Amazon Prime program, also gives you free shipping and many other things. Available for iPad only at this moment, on the App Store [Link].
Android remains the number one platform by volume in the United States, but its market share is peaking as Apple iOS gains ground. Apple’s US market share has risen by ten points from 23 percent in Q2 2011 to 33 percent in Q2 2012.
And what will happen if the next iPhone is available on all major carriers, including T-Mobile will be simply scary.