APP OF THE DAY: TED (iPad)

The change in the clocks back to Standard Time, may have confused the mob over at Cupertino, but we here at Pocket-lint are a sharp lot, so there's no mix up at our end. 

It's 6pm, so that can only mean one thing - it's App of The Day time.

TED

Format
iPad
Price
Free
Where
iTunes

When we said that we were sharp, we meant in a fairly bright, switched on kind of way.

We're not claiming to be mega sharp, super geniuses. There's no way that we could get a lecturing spot at a TED Talk for example.

If you're unfamiliar with TED Talks, then a) Where have you been for the last 5 years? And b) Prepare to be amazed.

TED (which stands for Technology Entertainment and Design) is a worldwide, on-going conference that is organised by the Sapling Foundation, with the objective of presenting "ideas worth spreading". Since 2006 the Talks have been posted online at TED.com and by July of this year, over 900 talks, ranging from an eclectic spectrum of topics, were available and have been viewed more than 290 million times.

The TED iPad app brings a bunch of those Talks to the 10-inch screen, with almost 800 available from 3 minutes to 30 minutes long.

The app allows you to personalise your TED experience, and play Russian-roulette with knowledge by including some brilliant features such as:

- An Inspire Me button that lets you choose a random video after stating how long you want it to last and a theme (inspiring, funny, jaw-dropping and so on). You’ll get a nice scrollable playlist of talks that fit your parameters.

- The Themes section which presents topics such as “The Power of Cities,” “How We Learn,” “A Greener Future” and “Unconventional Explanations”.

- Tag support that further defines the TED Talks topics into 250 sub-categories.

You can also save your favourite talks, or create play-lists to watch at a later date.

It really is a fantastic melting-pot of fascinating insights and incredible revelations. Check it out for yourself and let us know your favourites.

Our top three by the way: "David Gallo shows underwater astonishments", "Johnny Lee demos Wii Remote hacks" and "Arthur Benjamin does Mathemagic"

The change in the clocks back to Standard Time, may have confused the mob over at Cupertino, but we here at Pocket-lint are a sharp lot, so there's no mix up at our end.

 

It's 6pm, so that can only mean one thing – it's App of The Day time.



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