Apple released a new software update to the iPhone and iPad operating system today, adding some new features and bug fixes.
Having up-to-date charts on your iPad is easy with an app like ForeFlight or WingX, but there's a trap if you're not careful. Because there is no internet connection in the airplane, you must download the chart databases before you go flying. This is not always as obvious as you might think.
Garmin released its first app update for 2013, adding a selection of features to make their aviation apps for iPad and Android more user-friendly.
We've mentioned before that ForeFlight's Documents feature is a powerful, but under-appreciated, tool. Now this tool is getting a big upgrade, with the ability to store documents in the cloud (via Dropbox) and sync across multiple devices.
Sporty's new Instrument Rating Course app brings all the features of Sporty's popular Instrument DVD course to iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The app includes extensive video training and test prep features to prepare pilots for both the real world of instrument flying and the FAA tests.