In the Race Info screen, there’s a place for you to enter Goal Time (it was called Estimated Finish Time before version 1.2). What is that all about? Here’s a little secret: That setting is totally optional. It’s only used to estimate the distance of the first split you record.
Seriously. It’s worth pointing out that pressing buttons in Splitcaster (actually, in pretty much all well written iOS apps) doesn’t do anything. It’s when you release that button that the action is taken. Why is this worth pointing out? Because, once you know this, it makes timing races and taking splits that much easier and more accurate with Splitcaster.
You know the most amazing thing about this “product”? The voice recognition understood “Monsieur Gayno”!
I all seriousness, I think that this is silly. Silly because it’s something that doesn’t exist. It isn’t even close to existing. But the reaction people have is “Oo! Look at this thing that Google is going to come out with!” No, Google made a concept video. And that’s it. Google will never ship a product that does half of what this video is demonstrating.
Before there were MP3s, there were MODs. And “Beyond Music” was the coolest MOD of them all. I must have found this song on some local BBS back in the day. Or maybe CompuServe.
Does this bring back memories for anyone else?
I’m very happy to report that the two tests that my newly purchased iPad Smart Cover needed to pass were handled without any problems. “What two tests?” you ask? The two tests that demonstrate features I was annoyed that no one else mentioned in their iPad Smart Cover reviews.
The “I’m eating at the table and want to prop up my iPad to read” test:
And the “I’m lounging on the couch and want to rest my iPad on my lap without it sliding around” test:
It passes the second test particularly well. The inner suede-y microfiber lining (which faces outward when the cover is flipped around) grips the material of my pants very nicely. $40 is pretty steep for this cover, but I’m feeling no regret whatsoever. Unless you are super concerned about protecting the back of iPad, I’d say that getting one of these Smart Covers is essential if you get an iPad.