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Apple Debut’s ‘5 Year of the App Store’ Timeline

5 years app store

It’s hard to believe but its already been five years since Apple introduced the world to the App Store.   The original App Store was launched  a year after the original iPhone and was a top priority for developer’s who wanted to create apps for Apple’s popular new smartphone.

To celebrate the 5th anniversary, Apple has put together a timeline of all of the App Store’s key milestones over the years.  From 10 million apps downloaded in the first weekend to the 50 billionth app download earlier this year, it’s fun to see what progress the App Store has made in the past five years.

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iPad Controlled Super Yacht Wins Design Awards

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Billionaire Anton Marden’s iPad controlled mega yacht “Adastra” captured three awards including ‘Newcomer of the Year Award’ and ‘Naval Architecture Award’ at this years ShowBoats Design Awards held in Monaco. Besides looking like a space ship, the coolest thing about this high-end mega yacht is that the owner can control the boat from his iPad!

The yacht can reach a maximum speed of 22.5 knots is 42.5 meters long, 16 meters wide and weighs 52 tons. Perhaps more amazing is that it has a maximum range of 4,000 miles so the owner can expect to travel “from the UK to New York in a single trip without refueling.”

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Top iPad Apps now Free to Celebrate App Store’s 5th Anniversary

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If you’re looking to grab some great apps for your iPad, today may be your lucky day. Some of the top iOS app developers have dropped their app’s prices to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Apple’s App Store.

It’s unclear if this is an impromptu sale from developers or if it’s being coordinated by Apple as part of a larger App Store celebration week. Either way, hit apps like Infinity Blade II, BADLAND, Where’s My Water?, Traktor DJ, Tiny Wings HD, and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP have all dropped their prices to free for the first time ever.

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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 90% 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 – 24 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 24 iPad Apps on Sale  For today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 24 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 11 productivity / entertainment apps and 13 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 – 43 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 43 iPad Apps on Sale  For today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 43 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 11 productivity / entertainment apps and 32 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 – 11 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 11 iPad Apps on Sale  For today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 11 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 4 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 83% 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 »

Apple Launches Back to School Promotion – Get a $50 or $100 Gift Card with iPad, iPhone or Mac Purchase

back to school promotion

It’s that time of year when students and educators can save a bundle buying a new iPad, iPhone or  Mac.  If you’re a new or returning college student, a parent buying for a college student, or a faculty member of a school, you can currently take advantage of Apple’s new back to school promotion with the purchase of a new iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone or a new Mac.

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Apple Builds Solar Farm to Power New Reno Data Center

apple solar farm

Apple has partnered with NV Energy Inc to operate a solar farm for its latest data center being built in Reno, Nevada. This new solar farm will generate over 20 megawatts of clean sun power that will be routed into Sierra Pacific Power Co’s regional electrical grid. The new 137 acre solar farm is being built by solar panel manufacturer SunPower and will be operational by the time Apple’s facility goes on line in the next eight months.

Over the past two years Apple has been on an aggressive data center expansion spree as it moves more of it’s popular iCloud, iTunes, App Store services to the cloud.  These data centers house thousands of power hungry servers and Apple has been working hard to reduce its carbon footprint by using renewable energy sources to power its facilities.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 6 iPad Apps on Sale

pg62302013For today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 6 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 1 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, 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 »

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