Author Archive for Lory

Writer of all things app related, traveler of the space-time continuum, baker of really great cookies. Follow me @appaholik

PadGadget’s Sound Stage: iProphet Brings the Sound of the Prophet VS to iPad

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Vector synthesis is a type of audio synthesis that creates movement in sound using crossfading between four sound sources. It was big in the mid 1980s after it was developed by Sequential Circuits for the Prophet VS. Today, you can get the sound of the original vector synthesizer right on your iPad thanks to music company Arturia.

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Pokémon TCG Online Now Available on iPad

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My nephew just recently got into the Pokémon trading card game (TCG). Like, less than a month ago. Apparently, it is all the rage in his first grade class and he feels that it is necessary to participate in order to maintain his social standing. Lucky for him, his birthday was last week and he received hundreds of cards as presents. He will be overjoyed to find out that the online game is now available on the iPad. So, now, whenever he visits, he can play Pokémon TCG instead of Minecraft for hours at a time.

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Apple Makes it Possible to Donate to ‘City of Hope’ From Your iPad

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. In honor of the important occasion, Apple has added a special page to iTunes that will allow users to donate to cancer research and treatment center City of Hope on the iPad with one tap.

City of Hope is a research and treatment facility that specializes in cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases. The organization has been designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute and is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

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Apple’s Jony Ive in Vogue, Fashion Trendsetter Thanks to the Apple Watch

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This week, Paris is playing host to the annual Fashion week. On Tuesday, high-end boutique Colette held a special event to show off the Apple Watch. Today, Vogue published an in-depth profile piece with Apple’s senior vice president of Design, Jony Ive, proving that Apple is more than just a tech company. It is also a fashion trendsetter thanks to Ive’s eye for design.

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Next-Gen iPad Air Purportedly Available in Gold

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Within the next couple of weeks, Apple will likely announce a media event where the company will unveil the next generation of iPad Air and iPad mini, as well as unleash OS X Yosemite on the public and make Apple Pay available for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

With a new iPad Air looming in our future, rumors are peaking. Today, Bloomberg reported that Apple will finally add a gold option to the tablet line-up, something that has been available since 2013 on the iPhone.

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PadGadget’s iPad Tips: How to Find Your Photo Stream Images in iOS 8

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Shortly after I updated my iPhone and iPad to iOS 8, I discovered that the “My Photo Stream” album wasn’t there anymore. Without research, one would assume that Apple had lost your photos. However, that is not the case. Apple has, instead, relocated your iCloud photos to a different place. Instead of having a separate Photo Stream album, pictures will automatically be added to the “Recently Added” section of your camera roll.

The Photos app in iOS 8 has combined all of your images into “Recently Added” instead of a separate Camera Roll and Photo Stream. Images are organized by date and listed by Moments, Collections, and Years.

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Apple Watch a Surprise Hit at Paris Fashion Week

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As we inch closer to the launch of Apple’s next big thing, fashionistas were given the chance to get a special glimpse of the Apple Watch during the Annual Fashion week in Paris. Upscale fashion boutique Colette announced a one-day only event in collaboration with Apple and the night before, snapshots were coming in from Twitter of a window display that would turn heads on the runway.

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Apple Applies for Touch-Based Interactive Holographic Display in Latest iPhone and iPad Patent

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Apple is always looking for new ways to make our lives easier and impress the world with new innovations. If you look at patents that the company has applied for within the last decade, you’ll see that Apple has a lot of irons in the fire and a lot of ideas for future technological advancements. The company’s patent list reads like science fiction.

Today, Patently Apple discovered a new patent for an interactive three-dimensional holographic display that does not require any glasses or other reflective medium and works along side Mac computers and mobile devices like the iPhone or iPad. The images would be displayed using beams of light emitted from multiple micro lenses.

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iOS 8.1 Beta Includes Features for Upcoming iPad’s with Touch ID and Apple Pay

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Apple has already begun seeding the first beta version of iOS 8.1 to developers. Of course, with big updates to an operating system comes tech info on what those updates will be. Acccording to developer Hamza Sood, iOS 8.1 includes Apple Pay content and shows evidence of Touch ID support for the next generation of iPad.

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Waze Version 3.9 ‘Places’ Adds Up-To-Date Info on Businesses

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Whenever I’m about to go someplace I’ve never been, I try to get as much info ahead of time as possible. I’ll use Google Earth to try to get a visual description of a building. I’ll look up Yelp reviews to see what is good or bad. I’ll even try to find out what the parking situation is like, just in case I need to plan ahead for a long walk.

This week, Waze updated their social networking map app to include the ability to add and edit current pictures and information about businesses and residences. Now, you can take a picture of a restaurant that recently closed down and post it to Waze to let others know not to waste their time.

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