We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great deals and we’ll continue to look for the best app deals as they pop-up. Some of these apps are up to 80% off, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
Chillingo wants you to be ready for World War Z and to get you in shape for the zombie apocalypse, the app maker is launching two undead themed games today. Run from brain eating reanimate corpses in Dead Ahead, or collect your very own aquarium of cannibals in Zombie Fish Tank. Read More »
On Tuesday, Apple Executives were asked to appear before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations to justify its corporate tax practices. The Senate accused Apple of using “tax gimmicks” to avoid paying as much as $6 billion in corporate taxes. The company’s CEO Tim Cook responded by saying that America’s tax code needs to be overhauled.
Today, Reuters is reporting that Apple will spend twice as much money on lobby groups this year than it did in 2012 in order to influence corporate tax reform.
The recently launched email client Mailbox has received much acclaim since it’s launch in February. At the time, it was an invite-only service and was not available for the iPad. After a soft launch, when the company filtered in more than 1 million new users with no server issues, Mailbox was made open to the public and skyrocketed in popularity. Today Orchestra has announced that Mailbox has been optimized for the iPad.
Shazam, the popular music identification app, just got a major update. Shazam is now a universal app, and it offers some cool new features for the iPad. The user can now auto-tag songs, view real-time top track charts, and check out top tags from TV shows, friends or by geographical locations including countries, cities, and neighborhoods.
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We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great deals and we’ll continue to look for the best app deals as they pop-up. Some of these apps are up to 90% off, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
It is time again for our weekly music column. At PadGadget’s Sound Stage, we bring you news and information about apps and accessories relating to music. Last week, we showed you an incredible synthesizer app that lets you connect and combine multiple virtual instruments. Tabletop lets you connect samplers to mixers to keyboards to recorders.
It is well known that Apple is pushing hard to be a staple in every classroom in America. Educators can order iPads in bulk for a reduced rate. Digital textbooks are flooding the iBook Store on a daily basis. Even iTunes University is a hot commodity for iOS users. Logitech is one of those companies with an ear to the ground and they know how prevalent the iPad is becoming in the education arena. Today, the company is announcing the upcoming launch of the first iPad keyboard designed specifically for the classroom setting.
Although Apple CEO Tim Cook told the nation that the company had plans to manufacture one of its existing Mac lines in the U.S. last December, there has not been any official information regarding which line or where. During Tuesday’s Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Cook shed some light on that issue.
According to AllThingsD, Cook told the Senate Subcommittee that Apple will be making Macs in Texas. “We’re investing $100 million to build a Mac product line here in the U.S.,” Cook said. “The product will be assembled in Texas, include components made in Illinois and Florida, and rely on equipment produced in Kentucky and Michigan.”
This is great news for Texans specifically and the U.S. in general. We need more companies to work their way back into the U.S. for manufacturing as part of the effort to improve the economy.
Will Apple ever make iPads in the U.S.?
ZooGue is known for having some pretty awesome promotions. Just before the iPhone 5 launched, I was able to grab a free case from the accessory maker. Today, ZooGue announced the launch of their newest iPad mini back cover and to celebrate, you can get it for only two bucks.