Author Archive for Lory

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

EA Games Founder Trip Hawkins Announces First Educational App From New Startup Company

If ... 4Electronic Arts is one of the best know game makers in the industry. Its founder, Trip Hawkins recently launched a new startup company that raised $6.5 million in Series A funding. If You Can Company is focused on creating games to teach children social and emotional learning skills. Today, the company launched the first in what is sure to be a long line of children’s games.

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PadGadget’s DIY Project Spotlight: Leather and Sugru Magnetic iPad Stand

DIY Leather and Sugru Stand 1Up until quite recently, I didn’t know what Sugru was. I notice that a lot of tech and electronics projects are now calling for a bit of the substance, so I figured I’d have to look into it more. It turns out, Sugru is a self-setting claylike rubber that can be manipulated and formed by hand like dough, and bonds to nearly everything, turning into a durable, but flexible silicone rubber overnight. It’s like the Mighty Putty of silicone.

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Apple Requests that Arizona Governor Veto Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

Apple Sapphire Plant Mesa AZFor a while now, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been speaking out, openly and loudly, about discriminatory practices in the public and private sector. Last November, He asked Congress to “strike a blow” against discrimination in a heartfelt opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal. Today, CNBC confirmed that Apple has sent Arizona governor Jan Brewer a letter requesting she veto the controversial religious freedom bill SB1062.

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‘MLB.com At Bat’ Celebrates Spring Training With Complete iOS 7 Redesign

MLB.com At Bat 3The official Major League Baseball app, “MLB.com At Bat” launched on the same day as the App Store on July 10, 2008. It was downloaded 10 million times in 2013. The app has been the mainstay of professional baseball fans for nearly as long as iOS has existed. Today, in celebration of Spring Training, MLB.com At Bat has been completely redesigned with a new iOS 7 user interface, more video features, and league-wide scoreboard functionality. Get ready for Opening Day with the MLB’s full experience.

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Disney’s ‘Movies Anywhere’ Brings a Library of 420 Films to your iPad

Disney Movies Anywhere 1I think one could call me a Disney fan. I grew up less than sixty miles from the theme park and visited Disneyland for the firs time when I was only 6 months old. I grew up watching VHS tapes of the earliest animated films and the Disney Channel was my babysitter for much of my afterschool activities. I own every animated feature film the company made until 1985 (except for three very hard to find movies from the mid 1940s). Disney has just announced a digital movie service and app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch that will make it possible for fans like me to watch more than 400 of the company’s titles.

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iOS Bug Lets Potential Hackers Track Your Keystrokes

ios-keyloggingArs Technica discovered a blog post published last night by security research firm FireEye showing proof of concept monitoring on a non-jailbroken iOS 7.0.x device. Based on information gathered from FireEye, the researchers were able to identify a flaw in Apple’s mobile operating system that would allow attackers to log every touch a user makes on their device, including TouchID and volume controls.

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Mad Catz Unveils iPad Friendly MFi iOS Game Controller

Mad Catz iOS 7 Controller 1As iOS 7 game controllers are slowly creeping into the market, it is still rare to see one fit for the iPad. So far, the only one we’ve come across has been the SteelSeries Stratus. Today, console accessory maker Mad Catz unveiled their new iOS 7 MFi controller at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Although it has a special mount for the iPhone, the controller is Bluetooth connected and compatible with the iPad.

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Incredible Heist Set to Launch on iPad Soon

GI_IncredibleHeist_logoHidden Objects games have come a long way in the past few years. They have gone from a stationary screen with hidden items to a deeply involving story with complex puzzle challenges. Free-to-play game distributor is capitalizing on the frenzy of interest in the genre with a new hidden objects game from the same company that created Mystery Manor. Incredible Heist will be coming soon to the iPad.

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WWE Launches $10 Subscription Streaming Video Service to iPad Owners

WWE appWorld Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has just updated their app so that users can now watch live streaming content from the WWE Network. In addition to catching scheduled programs, users can also select from the massive on-demand library.

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Happy Birthday Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs RememberedToday, arguably the world’s most beloved CEO would have turned 59. Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs died in 2011, but his legacy, unquestionably lives on. The company’s current CEO, Tim Cook, expressed sentiment for his friend today on Twitter, quoting things the creative techie had said in the past. Things like, “Stay hungry, Stay foolish,” and “Details matter, its worth waiting for,” remind us of Jobs’ tenacity and innovation.

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