Author Archive for Lory

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

iOS Suffering from ‘App Overload,’ Study Shows Android Users More Engaged

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A new report from Localytics shows that engagement in app use has increased overall in the mobile market with 20 percent of apps only opened once. That’s down six percent over the past four years. Even though Apple has the market for Web browsing on mobile devices, it turns out iPad and iPhone users are more likely to download and open an app only once compared to Android users, who also appear to be more engaged in the apps they download.

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SurfacePad Case for iPad Air Protects your iPad Air in Style

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Accessory maker Twelve South has been hard at work putting the finishing touches on its newest iPad Air case. Just like the SurfacePad for iPad mini, the larger sized SurfacePad looks great and protects your iPad Air with a look that is sure to impress your boss.

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Top Five iPad Games for Dad this Father’s Day

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With Father’s Day right around the corner, it is not too soon or too late to start shopping for the big guy. Dads are getting tired of the same old tie and shirt routine. This Father’s Day, why not get him some fun games to keep him busy while you avoid mowing the lawn. We’ve got a list of awesome games we think dad’s everywhere will love.

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PadGadget’s iPad Tips: How to Enable Two-Step Verification on iPad or iPhone

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A couple of weeks ago, we told you about iPad and iPhone owners in Australia whose devices were ransomed off by a hacker or group of hackers that figured out a way to get into the software program and lock users out. If you recall, Apple’s response to the situation was to recommend that everyone enable two-step verification in order to protect devices from future attacks. If you’ve never enabled two-step verification on your iPad, or don’t know what it is, we’ve got a tutorial that will help explain it all and show you what to do.

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Telltale Games and Zen Studio Join Forces to Bring The Walking Dead Zen Pinball to iOS

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Zen Studios is famous for bringing such pinball titles to iOS as Star Wars Pinball. The company makes fun, fantastic, virtual pinball machines to keep you going for days. Telltale Games is famous for launching a new genre of point-and-click adventure games like The Walking Dead: The Game that put players in the position of having to make difficult decisions, and fast. Together, the two companies have joined forces to launch a licensed game that is sure to make your skin crawl.

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HealthKit for Developers and Health App for iOS 8 Will Help You Track Your Well Being

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For a few months now, we’ve been hearing a lot of rumors about Apple coming out with a rumored Healthbook app. Originally, it was assumed that this was to be part of the rumored iWatch that we still haven’t seen the light of. However, Apple put one of those rumors to rest at this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) when they unveiled the upcoming Health app and HealthKit software development kit (SDK).

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Top Five Handy iPad Apps Every Dad Needs This Father’s Day


This Father’s Day, get dad something he really needs. No, he doesn’t need another socket wrench set. Those things don’t exactly go bad. He also doesn’t need another travel coffee mug with a clever saying on it. There is a reason you haven’t seen that old one around lately. This year, give the gift that keeps on giving with an awesome app that he will use for a long time. We’ve got a list of apps that any dad would find to be invaluable for today, and for years to come. Plus, they don’t take up any space in the garage.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Rival Knights

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Jousting. Now that’s a sport I’ve never spent a lazy Sunday afternoon watching while I dozed in and out of sleep. Actually, if jousting were broadcast on television, I highly doubt it would be something I could fall asleep watching. Even if there were no swords or real bloodshed, it would be pretty action-packed. Gameloft’s newest entry into the sports video game market dates back hundreds of years, when knights were warriors and unhorsing your opponent could win you the hand of a fair maiden.

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In iOS 8, iCloud Drive will Make Accessing Your Documents Easier Than Ever

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At this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple showed off a lot of new features coming to iOS and OS X, including deeper integration of the mobile and desktop operating systems. In addition to Handoff, phone calls from your Mac, and personal hot-spot identification, iOS and OS X will be more in tuned to your document activities with iCloud Drive.

iCloud Drive is an online document storage system that allows you to store all of your various documents, including spreadsheets, PDFs, images, and any other kind of document. You can then access those documents from your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, or even PC.

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iOS 8 will let Safari Scan and Enter your Credit Card Info using your iPad’s Camera


Right now, in Safari, you can store your passwords and credit card information in a secure keychain so that, whenever you fill in a form that requires your card number, it will automatically enter the important information for you, like the name, address, card number, and expiration date. Once the information is stored, you can use it on iOS or OS X. It’s very convenient.

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