Over on Padvance, Slide To Play’s tech news companion, we’ve been covering the week’s worth of tablet and app news. This week, we checked out the Google+ app and compare it to Facebook’s app. We also look ahead to iOS 5′s face detection technology, plus a whole lot more.
Face Detection Headed To iOS 5
Ever since Apple picked up facial-recognition technology company Polar Rose, there’s been buzz that future iPhones and iPads will be able to recognize you through the camera. Now with iOS 5 on the way, those APIs are already in developers’ hands. There’s even a gaming angle here, too: The game Two Worlds II: Castle Defense currently uses eyetracking to simulate glasses-free 3D. Read the full story here.
Google+ App First Impressions
Google+ has been getting some good “buzz” as it rides a “wave” of high hopes as an alternative to Facebook. This week, we checked out the Google+ app (sadly, it’s only optimized for the iPhone and iPod Touch for now) and found that it’s got a few distinct advantages over Facebook. For us, the fact that you can limit who you share content with is a big deal. Read the full article here.
Even More Daily News
This week, Padvance also briefly touched on a number of interesting tech and business stories. NASA released an iPad app, some joker brought a live goat to the Apple Store, a secret iPad version of the Facebook app was discovered and then blocked, and the iPad 3 rumors kept growing. You can read all of our daily news briefs on Padvance.com.