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XCOM Shows Users are Willing to Pay Premium Prices for iOS Games

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All of us love a good deal and that’s reflected in the pricing trends for iPhone and iPad apps.  We’ve seen developers shift from paid apps to ‘freemium’ apps that cost nothing up front but then nickel and dime you for in-app purchases of virtual goods and new levels.  While this trend has proven profitable for many developers, 2K Games thought it would try something a little different when it released XCOM: Enemy Unknown at a rather steep price of $19.99.

When XCOM was first released many commenters said the developers were out of touch and the app was doomed to failure due to its ‘ridiculously high’ price tag.  Well guess what, Take Two Interactive’s CEO says the game has been a resounding success proving all the naysayers wrong.

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Apple Opens Spam Reporting Feature for iMessage Users

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Apple’s iMessage service has been a huge hit with iOS users with over 300 billion messages sent from  millions of iPhones and iPads.  Apple initially created iMessage as a feature of iOS 5 back in June, 2011 to get around the costly SMS and MMS fees carriers were charging mobile subscribers.  With iMessages’s success has also come an increase in unwanted ‘Spam’ messages delivered to iOS devices.

Apple now has a plan to help combat some of this unwanted Spam by allowing users to report unsolicited messages directly back to Apple.  The company has outlined a three step reporting process in a new support document posted earlier today.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 7 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 7 iPad Apps on Sale  For today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 7 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 6 productivity / entertainment apps and 1 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 86% 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 »

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 14 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 14 iPad Apps on Sale  For today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 14 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 11 productivity / entertainment apps and 3 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 67% 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 »

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 15 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 15 iPad Apps on Sale  For today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 15 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 3 productivity / entertainment apps and 12 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 80% off, several are even free, 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 »

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 7 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 7 iPad Apps on Sale  For today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 7 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 2 productivity / entertainment apps and 5 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 67% off, a couple are even free, 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 »

Apple Beats Q3 Analyst Estimates – iPhone Sales up 20% While iPad Sales Drop 14%

Apple just released financial results for its fiscal 2013 third quarter and while the company  posted strong sales numbers for the iPhone, the company’s iPad sales were down compared to the previous year. Slow iPad sales may be partly due to the a new release cycle for iPads and iPhones.

While iPad Apple iPad sales were strong, Apple sold 14.6 million units compared to 17 million units for the year ago quarter, iPhone sales hit a new record of 31.2 million units. Apple reported profits of $7.47 per share which was above Wall Street’s consensus of $7.28.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale  For today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 8 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 2 productivity / entertainment apps and 6 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 80% off, a couple are even free, 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 »

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale  For today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 10 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 5 productivity / entertainment apps and 5 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 80% 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 »

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale  For today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 10 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 5 productivity / entertainment apps and 5 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, a couple are even free, 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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