Author Archive for Lory

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

Survey Shows iPad Air off to a Strong Start with Consumers

iPad Fourth Quarter Sales Estimates CIRPApple will release official sales numbers for the iPad at next week’s quarterly earnings call. Many analysts have predicted the possible number of iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, and iPad 2 models. However, when Apple tells the world how well it did in the last fiscal quarter, the individual models won’t be separated out. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) recently surveyed consumers on their Apple purchases to get an idea of what Apple’s numbers probably are. It looks like the iPad Air is the most popular tablet in the company’s line.

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iGear Unlimited Launches Keyboard Cover That Flips Around to Display Your iPad for Movie Watching

Flip Turn Case 2Keyboard cases are a dime a dozen these days. Well, not really. If they were that inexpensive, we’d all have one. My point is that there are plenty of options out there for your iPad keyboard needs. Accessory maker iGear Unlimited has just announced a keyboard cover that lets you flip it around to display your iPad at just the right angle for watching movies.

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PadGadget’s iPad Tips: How to Get Siri to Check and Read Your Messages

Siri Checks Mail 3Are you a new iPad owner? Do you feel like you are in the dark when it comes to all of the features your new tablet has to offer? You’re not alone. There are lots of things your iPad can do that didn’t come in your start-up guide. Oh, wait. That’s right. You didn’t get a startup guide. That’s because Apple wants you to have fun finding out about all the cool stuff your iPad does by trying everything out. Unfortunately, some things are harder to figure out than others. That’s why, every week, we offer up some tips and hints to help you learn all about your iPad’s features. Last week, we told you how to customize “Do Not Disturb” so you can sleep through the night without getting sent notifications about new Facebook updates.

This week, we thought we’d let you know about some of Siri’s new features. Since iOS 7 Siri can now check your email and text messages, read them to you, and respond to them on your behalf. Hands-free communication is the future.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Storehouse

Storehouse 1Welcome to another edition of our weekly Editor’s Choice column. Each week, Apple picks a couple of apps for their unique qualities and spotlights them for the Editor’s Choice. Every week, we highlight one of the apps that Apple has given the award to. Last week, Joe Danger Infinity was given the special spot in the App Store for its fun and exciting arcade style game mechanics.

This week, Apple spotlighted a photography app that turns your pictures into stories that everyone can read and experience fully. Add text, videos, and photos to create an exposition that will be loved by others in the community.

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Adobe Almost Ready to Release ‘Lightroom’ Photo Suite for iPad

Lightroom iOSLast May, we learned that Adobe was working on a version of their photo editing software Lightroom for the iPad. At the time, the company’s group product manager for Lightroom, Tom Hogarty, had demonstrated a prototype of the program on the web-based show “The Grid.”

Today, 9to5Mac discovered that Adobe is almost ready to launch Lightroom for the iPad when it was referenced on the company’s website earlier this week.

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Google Developing App to Remotely Control Your Computer From Your iPad or iPhone

Chromoting IconRemote access to a desktop or laptop computer is a must have for a lot of people. Remote services like LogMeIn are very useful, and also very expensive. According to 9to5Mac, Google is working on its own remote desktop service that will eventually allow you to access your Mac or PC from your iPhone or iPad. What makes Google’s service stand out above the rest is that it will supposedly cost nothing to use.

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Chillingo’s New Episodic Thriller ‘In Fear I Trust’ Coming Soon to the App Store

In fear I trust 2About a year ago, word started spreading about a new game that was promising to be one of the most disturbing games to come to iOS. The subject matter is dark, sinister, and downright scary. The game’s developer, Black Wing Foundation recently announced that their hard work is about to pay off as Chillingo will be distributing In Fear We Trust for a wide-spread launch, coming soon in the App Store.

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Apple Reportedly Prepping Suppliers on 12.9 iPad Pro Targeted for Later this Year

iPad ProThe iPad Pro rumors are ramping up again. From past experiences, that means it is likely to be true. Although, the rumored iTV still hasn’t been spotted in real life yet, so who knows. This new rumor is little more than a follow-up to previous reports that Apple is planning on launching a larger screen iPad in 2014. Today’s gossip is that Apple has already orderd 80 – 90 million units for shipment later this year.

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday – Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition

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Welcome to another Friday and another reason to love the weekend. Sure, most people will get two days to rest and recuperate, but the reason we love the weekend is because we get to spend all of our free time playing with apps and games that have come out this week. We love Fridays because that’s when we get to talk about games we played as a kid. Last week, Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project shot its way into the App Store. Hope you have a fresh supply of gum.

This week, we have a hopping good game to talk about. Some games come and go and are forgotten after a new generation of gamers comes in. Other games will stand the test of time and be fan favorites for ever.

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FTC Dissenter the Voice of Reason in Apple In-App Purchase Lawsuit

joshua-wrightYesterday, we told you about the FTC ruling and subsequent letter from Apple CEO Tim Cook regarding in-app purchases made by children without their parent’s permission. The letter conveniently made it into public hands before the FTC press release came out, which was a very good move on Apple’s part. It showed that the company has already done what the Federal Government considered appropriate actions to remedy the situation and compensate victims, even though the FTC was moving forward with the lawsuit anyway. Cook said the FTC’s actions “smacked of double jeopardy.”

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