Author Archive for Lory

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

Buyers Have Spoken: Apple Set to Discontinue iPad 2 This Year

ipad2sIn 2011, Apple presented the world with a thinner, faster tablet. It was definitely an improvement on the premier model in terms of performance. However, three years and Retina display technology later, the second-generation iPad seems more like a slow, heavy, retro computer than an advanced piece of machinery. Still, Apple makes it available to purchase if you don’t want to spend the money on the newer model.

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday: R-Type II

screen568x568I love arcade shooter games. The entire Raiden series keeps me glued to my iPad for hours at a time. Flying over planets, shooting everything in sight reminds me of standing in front of an arcade cabinet in the suburbs as the sun was going down, trying to milk my last quarter for as long as possible. Classic games are much easier on the back when you can play them on the iPad. Like Dungeon Keeper. We spotlighted that reimagined game for the iPad for the previous installment of Flashback Friday.

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Rovio Announces ‘Angry Birds Stella’ – A New Universe in the Angry Birds Franchise

angry birds stellaYesterday, Rovio leaked teaser images on Twitter of a new Angry Birds adventure headed our way. Today, the company made the announcement official. The Angry Birds family is growing just a little bit bigger with the addition of Stella and her friends.

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Is Apple Dumping Big Screen Television Plans in Favor of a Revamped of its Set-Top Box?

AppleTV2Rumors that Apple would someday launch a branded television set date back to 2011. At the time, unnamed suppliers were claiming knowledge of 32-inch screens and analysts were predicting a release date of 2013. Word on the street was that Apple was meeting with TV executives to work out deals for content. By December of 2012, Apple executives were openly discussing their feelings about current television experiences.

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Intel Looking to Take iPad and iPhone Chip Business Away from Samsung

Intel headquartersIntel is the largest provider of processor chips in the world… for desktop and laptop computers. Recently tech analysts have predicted that mobile computing will overtake traditional home computers and every household will be more likely to have a tablet in every room than a space-hogging desktop. That is bad news for Intel. They haven’t successfully captured the mobile processor market.

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New Angry Birds Adventure Coming Soon, Sneak Peak Revealed on Twitter

Just when you thought the Angry Birds Phenomenon was finally winding down, the game’s Developer let slip a few images and a telling hash tag on Twitter that points to the imminent launch of a new Angry Birds title. Read More »

A New and Converged ‘iAnywhere’ Computing Platform in Apple’s Future?

ipad second screenThere has been a lot of buzz lately as to what new products Apple has for us in 2014. A lot of information is coming through the pipeline that Apple will launch a wearable computing device, dubbed the iWatch, in the first half of the year. Apple’s own job listings are hinting at the need for NPI Engineers to work with “new platforms as of now unannounced.” Alongside this information, J.P. Morgan recently wrote a note to investors that Apple might be headed toward a new “iAnywhere” computing platform.

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Looking for Long Battery Life? iPad Air Tops Battery Tablet Scores

Tablet-battery-lifeTech news blog Which? recently tested the top tablets for a variety of performance ratings. While the iPad Air tested below Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) for speed, Apple’s newest tablet swam circles around the others for battery performance.

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Study Shows iPad Users are Night Owls, Microsoft Surface Users are Workers

Chitika tablet overall usage by hourLast August, Flurry released a report showing that iPhone users preferred to take their fun on the go, while iPad owners preferred to stay indoors with their technology. Today, Chitika released a new study that shows iPad users tend to be more active at night, while Microsoft Surface owners prefer to use their tablets during work hours. That either means the Surface is used more for work than fun, or users are slacking off on the job.

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‘Unroll Me’ Rolls Into the App Store, Free for a Limited Time

Unroll me 3Now that Flappy Bird has flown the coop, casual gamers are looking for something as equally simple, but equally challenging. Plenty of clones have popped into the App Store to fill the void, but for some, the sting of the fresh wound hurts too much to replace one bird with another.

Unroll me is a simple, but challenging puzzle game that will give you something to do while waiting to catch the bus, but might be so addicting that you will waste your life playing it instead of feeding the kids.

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