Author Archive for Lory

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

Booq’s Latest Gadget Holder fits Everything You Need to Stay Connected on the Go

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When you know you are going to be on the move for a long time, but want to keep your tech stuff close at hand, Booq has the perfect solution with the latest addition to their Boa collection.

The Boa Flow Graphite is specially designed to store your newest gadgets while maintaining a rugged, but good-looking style. You won’t want to leave the house without the Flow Graphite on your back.

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PadGadget’s Sound Stage: iRing, the First Motion Controller for the iPad and iPhone

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Whoever says you can’t use an iPad as a musical instrument has never heard of the iRing by IK Multimedia. This interesting and unique set of touch less controllers makes it possible for you to mix loops, trigger beats, and set parameters using the special iRing Music Maker app.

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Twelve South Unveils the Rutledge Edition BookBook for iPad Air, iPad mini

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Twelve South’s popular Rutledge Edition BookBook has been a fan favorite of iPad carrying professionals for a few years now. Today, the company announced that, for the first time ever, the Rutledge BookBook has been redesigned for iPad Air and iPad mini.

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Facebook Unveils Music and Video Discovery Feature For Easily Sharing Your Media Activities

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Coming up in the next few weeks, Facebook is going to roll out a new feature on its mobile apps that will let users post status updates that automatically include info on music, movies, and TV shows they are watching and listening to. The media discovery feature is similar to Shazam. It “listens” to audio and identifies the source. Then, you can share it with friends and family to find out what they think.

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Google Knocks Apple from Top Spot as World’s Most Valuable Brand

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In February of this year, valuation research company Brand Finance listed Apple as the most valuable brand in the world for the third year in a row. Only three short months later, another valuation research company, BrandZ, dropped Apple from the top spot it held for three years, replacing the iPad maker with Google as the most valuable brand in the world. Last November, Forbes called Apple the number one valued brand. It just goes to show you that you can make statistics say anything you want them to if you know how to manipulate the numbers right.

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Apple Updates WWDC App for 2014, Keynote Confirmed for June 2

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This year’s Worldwide Developer Conference is just around the corner. At the conference, Apple is rumored to show off the next version of iOS and OS X. There is also hope that the rumored iWatch and the next generation of Apple TV will be unveiled. Now that Apple has finally updated the WWDC app to reflect 2014, the one thing we know for sure is that the conference keynote will take place at the Presidio on opening day, June 2, at 10:00 a.m. PT.

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PadGadget’s DIY iPad Project Spotlight: Articulating Tablet Mount Ikea Hack

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Around here, we are fans of Ikea Hack projects. Those do-it-yourselfers come up with some amazing ideas for turning one Ikea object into something entirely different. Whether it’s a stand out of a wall bracket or an iPad holder out of a remote caddy, there are many things you can do with pre-existing Ikea accessories.

Today, we’ve got a great project that uses an articulating desk lamp, a tripod mount, and an iPad case with a tripod mount connector. It is easy enough to build and makes it possible for you to display your iPad at any angle, even above your head.

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Samsung Lawyers Call Apple’s Patent Efforts ‘jihadist’ – Settlement Outlook Now in Question

Samsung-vs-AppleEarlier this week, Apple and Samsung decided to have a sit-down to discuss a potential settlement on current patent lawsuits around the world. At the behest of U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh, the two companies agreed to meet. The hope for cooperation is waning fasts as both Apple and Samsung have submitted updates to their talks that show a bitter dislike that is sure to stymie any possible settlement that might have been reached.

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Microsoft Beats Apple to the Punch With 12-Inch Surface Pro 3

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While more than a years worth of rumors have bubbled up regarding Apple’s 13-inch screen so-called iPad Pro, Microsoft has actually been building one. Today, the company unveiled its newest addition to the tablet line with the 12-inch Surface Pro 3.

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Jimmy Iovine Rumored to Head Apple’s Content Business

jimmy-iovineThis has been an interesting month, to say the least. Last week, rumors spread like wildfire that Apple was in the market to buy Beats Electronics, including the hardware and software departments, for the bargain price of $3.2 billion. Yes, billion. Hours after the rumor started, Beats co-founder Andre Young (Dr. Dre) was seen celebrating becoming “the first billionaire in hip-hop” with actor Tyrese Gibson on YouTube.

Nothing official has been announced, but the rumor is strong enough that it has since spawned a number of predictions from the tech community, including one from former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ biographer, Walter Isaacson.

Isaacson told Billboard Magazine that believes that Apple hopes to place Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine in charge of the company’s content business to shake hands with media moguls in the music and television industries.

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