Popular sketch app Paper by FiftyThree updated with pinch to zoom and more

It was just a little over a year ago that FiftyThree launched Paper for the iPad. But during its short existence, the sketch app has amassed quite a few accomplishments, including winning an Apple Design award.

Last night, Paper received its first major update since its original debut. And the release, which brings the app to version 1.3.1, offers a few improvements, including the highly-requested pinch-to-zoom feature…

Adobe unveils new iPad-friendly Bluetooth stylus and digital ruler

 Adobe announced a number of new products and changes to its current lineup today, during a keynote at its MAX conference. The company is ditching its Creative Suite, and turning its focus to a new cloud-based platform it’s calling CC.

In addition to the software announcements, Adobe also showed off new hardware today. And there are two products that we’re particularly interested in, an iPad-friendly smart stylus code-named “Project Mighty,” and a digital ruler…

4chan founder releases community-based iPad app ‘DrawQuest’

Looking around the collection of image boards known as 4chan, it’s hard to believe that the same person responsible for creating that, also created the app you see above. But it’s true, this is 4chan founder Chris Poole’s latest project: DrawQuest.

The premise of the app is pretty simple. Users are given daily ‘drawing quests,’ where they are asked to complete drawings by using only the tools provided. And once they’re done, they can share their drawings, view others’ artwork and more…

CES 2013: Crayola’s Light Marker for iPad lets you paint in the air

CES didn’t officially start until today, but we’ve already seen a plethora of new mobile products and accessories. We’ve told you about smart watches and smart forks, and even smart automobiles. And now we have something for the kids.

Crayola, easily one of the most recognizable names in art supplies, has teamed up with iOS appendage-maker Griffin to create the Light Marker, a marker-shaped stylus that can draw on an iPad without having to touch the screen…

LA hosts first Mobile Arts Festival for iOS-created content

This is kind of cool: the first ever Los Angeles Mobile Arts Festival is going on right now, in Santa Monica, California. Hosted by and the Santa Monica Art Studios, the festival spotlights art created explicitly with iOS devices.

The event is like one big digital art gallery, featuring iPhoneography, artwork and more. That art on the car in the above image? Made on an iPad…

Etcher turns your iPad into a functional Etch-A-Sketch

TechCrunch points to an interesting new Kickstarter project called Etcher, an iPad case that makes your tablet look like an Etch-A-Sketch. But this accessory does more than just drum up nostalgia — it actually works.

That’s right, unlike other Etch-A-Sketch cases, this one has real knobs that let you draw real lines on your iPad’s screen. So on top of keeping your tablet protected, you have a way to create impromptu sketches…

Introducing Paper, an iPad drawing and sketching app you’ve been clamoring for

Paper, a new iPad sketch app, launched last night with quite a bang. That’s not surprising when you consider it has a gorgeous UI, and the fact that many of its creators are ex-Microsoft employees, who once worked on the infamous Courier project.

I know what you’re thinking. “Great, exactly what the iPad needs, another sketch app.” But before you go writing this one off, you might want to see what all of the fuss is about…

Create Awesome Polygonal Art Using Poly for iPad

There are some great iPad apps out there, if you know where to look. One such app comes from Seoul-based Innoiz, and it goes by the name of Poly.

Poly is an iPad app that allows users to turn any photo into one that appears to be made up solely of polygons, just like the video games of old…

iTattoo Cases Make Your iPhone’s Apple Logo Stand Out

We’ve seen some pretty odd iPhone cases over the years here at iDB. There was the lego case, and the one shaped like a hand. There was even one that allowed you to store your um, smoking equipment.

But we’ve also seen our fair share of cool cases as well, and this next one certainly falls in that category. Cult of Mac points to an interesting line of see-through snap-on iPhone cases called the iTattoo…

The iPhone Air

As the iPhone 5 launch inches closer, it seems everyone wants to know what the device is going to look like. We’ve heard leaked information from “sources,” and we’ve even seen purported cases for the gadget, but we still don’t really have much to go on.
This is one of the reasons that concepts are so interesting. Artists take the rumors and the speculation, and create visual representations. This is exactly what the folks over at Ciccarese Design have done with their latest creation, the iPhone Air…

Light Painting with the iPad

Communication agency Dentsu London worked on a project for one of their clients. Part of the brief was to “make the future magic”. The iPad truly is magical in this video.

A Unique Hand Engraved iPhone

It only took 8 hours for this guy to hand engrave the bottom of his iPhone bezel.

You can only imagine how long it would take to do it all.
Engraving my iPhone is something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time now, the plain metal border was so tempting. I’ve searched the net, but haven’t yet found any hand engraved iPhones. There are a lot of laser engraved ones and cases, but to me laser engraving is not really a true engraving. So someone must start with the handmade.

For starters I engraved the bottom part of it, so when I did screw up, it wouldn’t be too noticeable. The metal seems to be some kind of stainless steel and a very tough one too. I broke many-many graver tips during the process and at least 1/4th of the time was spent on re-sharpening the gravers.