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: Griffin and Algoriddim Collaborate on Pro Quality DJ Accessory

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One of the most important aspects of being a good deejay is the ability to cue up the next song of a playlist so that it blends seamlessly with the current one. A good record spinner won’t miss a beat so that dancers won’t miss a step. One problem with mobile deejaying is that iPhones and iPads only have one output connector, so you can’t play music over your speaker system while simultaneously listening to the next song in your headphones without some kind of splitter.

That’s where DJ Connect comes in. There are plenty of splitters on the market, but this one has an external volume control and dual stereo outputs so deejays have more control and functionality over the music they play for the masses.

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Google’s AdWords Express Now Accessible on Mobile Devices with New iOS App

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A few weeks ago, Google held a special event where a number of new software updates were announced, including Android-based support for smart watch devices. As the company pushes into more mobile markets, it continues to stay relevant with iOS users, as well. Today, the company launched the AdWords Express app to help business owners get more revenue on iPad and iPhone devices.

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Apple Still Treating Apple TV as a Hobby and it Shows

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Lately, my friends and family have been expressing interest in adding a set-top box to their lives. I have been a proponent of the cable cutting devices for many years now and recently it seems that consumer interest has finally begun to catch up to the technology, especially since Amazon launched its branded Fire TV a few months ago.

Today, a report has come out that shows Apple TV losing steam among consumers, even as interest in set-top boxes rises. With these low numbers, it appears that Apple still considers the streaming media player to be just a hobby.

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SEGA Bring Sonic Jump Fever to iPad as Free to Play Game

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SEGA is on a roll right now. The company has been blasting the App Store with huge price drops on many of its Sonic titles over the past few months. The popular monster-collecting gambling game Dragon Coins hit iOS in May. A few months ago, SEGA launched Super Monkey Ball Bounce in Canada (still not available in the U.S.). Today, Sonic will make an appearance in another jumping game with Sonic Jump Fever, available in the App Store now.

Sonic Jump Fever is a lot like the original platform jumper, Sonic Jump. However, in this game, players compete in score-attack gameplay and compete against friends for top ranking.

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Apple Supposedly Breaks Ties With Samsung for A-Series Chip Making


More than a year ago, rumors began to swirl that Apple was setting up a strategy that would eventually end a tumultuous relationship with Samsung whom, at the time, was battling the company around the world for patent infringement lawsuits. A few months ago, India Times reported that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) was already working on Apple’s new A8 chip, which would be used in this fall’s iOS lineup.

Today, the Wall Street Journal claims that TSMC has begun shipping its first batch of microprocessors to Apple, unseating Samsung as the major supplier for chip sets.

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Fairune is Epic RPG Fun on your iPad

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Fantasy style role-playing games (RPG) date all the way back to early existence of video games, arcade and console. As time went on, and so did technology, RPGs grew into something even more advanced. The gameplay went from text based to map exploration. RPGs have since turned into such massive entities as World of Warcraft. All along the way, as technology made games more advanced, developers continued to try to recapture their own childhood love of the genre.

Fairune is a recreation of my youth (maybe not exactly childhood) that fits perfectly with what I consider to be an epic RPG. Players use an on-screen D-pad to traverse the forested landscape, which is filled with dangerous creatures, sweet loot, and hidden underground rooms for exploring.

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Sunrise Calendar Now Available Across All Apple Devices With Mac App Launch


Back in February of 2013, the Sunrise Calendar app launched on the iPhone. It was hugely successful for it’s attractive flat design ahead of Apple’s iOS 7 remodel. A year later, in January of this year, the app was finally optimized for the iPad. Last week the app launched on OS X, so now you can have all of your calendars and events synced across all of your Apple Devices with the same look and experience everywhere.

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Summer Vacation at Disneyland With the iPad


This year, I invested in an annual pass to Disneyland and have had a lot more experience with park visits than I ever have before. I’ll be visiting the park in just a few days. Since I’ve got Disney on the brain, I thought I’d fill you in on some of the ways the iPad (and iPhone) can help make your visit smooth.

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Tabitop Turns Your iPad Into a Virtual Windows PC


If you’ve been wondering what that whole Windows RT experience is like, but don’t want to invest hundreds of dollars in a second tablet, there is a way for you to get a virtual version of Windows on your iPad. You’ll have to pay a monthly subscription fee, but you won’t have to purchase a whole tablet to enjoy Windows on a mobile device.

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Kensington’s New ‘Trapper Keeper’ Case Brings High School Style to the iPad

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I was a Trapper Keeper user when I was a kid. If I remember correctly, mine was rainbow themed and was designed by Lisa Frank. When I got into high school, I had one of those splashed paint designed ones. I thought I was so Mod.  There were many other designs in my locker throughout my school years. However, one thing remained the same across 13 years of learning. I always had a Trapper Keeper.

Kensington has just announced a new line of Mead inspired universal cases for 10 and 8-inch tablets. You may not be able to choose from the long list of licensed designs, but the fold-over front flap will certainly remind you of first period History.

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