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Let Your Kids Take a Ride Through Space with Astropolo

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If your little one has a hankering for space travel, this paper craft game may be just the right title to trigger an imaginative adventure.

Astropolo is a handcrafted group of eight mini games that little ones can play. Each game features a different mechanism, requiring players to interact in a variety of ways with the story’s character.

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Now you Can Make Any Pair of Gloves Touch Screen Ready

Nanotips 4Winter has traditionally is a tough time to use your iPhone or iPad outside while using gloves or mittens. This week, we focus on a product that will make it possible for you to make DIY touch screen items out of just about anything, no sewing required.

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How-to: Moving Audiobooks from your PC to your iPad or iPhone

Audiobook Sync

I know there have got to be some people out there who are having trouble getting audiobooks they’ve downloaded on their computer onto their iPad (or iPhone). It is a fairly simple process, but Apple doesn’t make it completely clear. Even after you think you’ve properly downloaded one onto your device, you may have trouble finding it. Check out our tutorial on how to get your audiobooks onto your iPad and then where to find them once they are there.

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How to Remove Duplicate iTunes Match Songs from your iPad

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If you subscribe to iTunes Match, there is a chance that you have experienced an issue with duplicate content on your iPad. The reason is that iTunes Match doesn’t simply replace music already on your iPad but instead adds music to your device. So, if you already had music on your iPad or you sync your music when you connect to iTunes, both versions (iCloud and local) will show up. There is an easy way to remedy this situation.

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Report Finds Santa Preferred Apple Devices this Christmas


From the looks of things, Apple had another stellar Christmas. The folks at Flurry analyzed Christmas device activations and Apple crushed the competition with nearly three times as many devices activated as Samsung who was the next closest in device activations. The gap with Microsoft was even larger with Apple activating nearly nine times as many devices over the Christmas holiday.

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DIY IkeaPad iPad Stand

IkeaPad Stand 2If you are looking for a very simple do-it-yourself iPad stand project, IkeaHackers has a great selection of simple tutorials, many of which are so simple they only require a minimum amount of work. The hardest part is going to Ikea to get the items needed.

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Five New iOS 8 Features We’re Dying to have on our iPads

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With iOS 8’s release still months away, many people are dying to get their hands on Apple latest iPad and iPhone OS and start using some of the 100+ new features Apple has packed into iOS 8.  The list of all the new features in iOS 8 is huge but we’ve narrowed down our top picks of the things we can’t wait to try on our iPads and iPhones.

Your top feature not on our list?  Let us know what features you’re dying to have in our comment section below.

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Stupid Autocorrect, How to turn off Autocorrect on your iPad

Autocorrect 2It happens to all of us. Sometimes, the mistake is harmless and just makes us look like we are bad at grammar. Sometimes, iOS’s autocorrect feature gets us into deep trouble, or just makes for a very funny joke. This week, we are going to show you how to turn off the autocorrect feature on your iPad so that, when you are quickly typing those iMessages and emails, you won’t accidentally hit send before correcting, “Can you give me a rise to the shaping mall?”

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PadGadget’s iPad Tips: Teach Siri to Pronounce Names Correctly

Siri How To 3Welcome back to another episode of our weekly how-to guide. Right now, there might be millions of new iPad owners out there. The numbers aren’t in yet, and it is impossible to tell how many iPad Air purchasers are new to the iOS operating system, but I’ll bet there are a few of you. Each week, we cover the basics of how to use your iPad, and try to fill you in on some of the extra features you may not have already known.

This week, we have a simple trick for getting Siri to say names in your contacts correctly. From now on, she (or he) won’t confuse “Michelle” with “Michel.”

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 8 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 1 productivity / entertainment apps and 7 game apps in today’s bundle.

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 75% off so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.

Check out all the sale apps after the break »

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