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 and OS X are Becoming More Integrated with Yosemite and iOS 8

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At this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple demonstrated new features that are coming this fall for both iOS and OS X. While both platforms are getting a serious overhaul, one thing that stands out is just how integrated the two operating systems are becoming. Not only is the new Mac OS X, Yosemite, looking more and more like the flatter design of the current iOS, but also the next generation of mobile and desktop operating systems will support features that will literally let you work between devices with just a click or tap.

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OtterBox Unveils Low Cost iPad Air Cases for Educators

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I was talking to a 10-year-old the other day and he told me a story about a friend of his who accidentally threw his iPhone across the room after getting a fright from a prankster of an older sister. “Oh, no!” I exclaimed. He quickly noted that the iPhone was protected with an Otterbox case. It’s funny how some companies are so well known for their products that you don’t even have to get further explanation. I knew immediately that the iPhone was fine because it was safely enclosed in the toughest case on the market.

Today, Otterbox announced the launch of a line of iPad Air cases that are designed to meet the unique needs of K – 12 education. So, that 10-year-old kid who gets frightened enough to throw an iPad across the room won’t have to worry about breaking it.

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Apple to Release Several Cool New App Store Features this Fall

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Along with demonstrating the next version of OS X and iOS at this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple went into a bit of detail regarding some changes we will see in the App Store in the fall. The features are intended to help app developers get their wares noticed, but really, it’s going to be a huge benefit to those of us looking for the next great app.

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Apple Unveils iOS 8 – Top New Features We Can’t Wait to Use

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Today, Apple followed tradition by showing off new features for iOS and OS X that we can expect to see this fall. Sure, we were hoping to find out more about the new iWatch, and maybe get a glimpse at the next generation of Apple TV, but we are happy with what we found out about iOS 8, as well as its upcoming integration with OS X Yosemite. We’ve got a list of some of our favorite features coming this fall to iOS below.

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WWDC Keynote Event Summary: What Apple Announced at Today’s Event


Today’s Worldwide Developer Conference is over. Apple had a few big announcements regarding the fall launch of both iOS and OS X. Additionally, Apple spent the second half of the keynote address to talk about new developer tools that will make it easier and faster to write code and create new apps for iOS and OS X.

We were on hand, catching all of the important information that will affect everyday iOS users in the future, as well as some interesting new elements for the guys making content behind the scenes.

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Apple Announces This Year’s Numbers at WWDC


Every year, Apple shows off new software, talks about new products, and wows the tech world with updates on how the company is doing. This year, Apple has a lot to talk about at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). We’ve got a rundown of important information from the company’s progress over the past year.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the WWDC, the longest running conference ever. When it started in 1990, there were only 1,300 attendees. Today, Apple boasts attendees from more than 69 different countries with 70 percent visiting the conference for the first time. Read More »

New York Times Confirms Apple Will Launch Home Automation Solution and Health App During WWDC


In the hours leading up to this year’s keynote address at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), the New York Times is reporting that it has insider information regarding what Apple will or won’t talk about. With many rumors still under a fog of doubt, Apple’s Healthbook App and home automation ecosystem appear to be on the list of talked about items.

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Top Things to Expect from Apple’s WWDC Keynote Address Today


Today is the day. Apple is scheduled to hold a keynote address for the opening ceremonies of the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at 10:00 a.m. PT. No one knows what will be talked about, but we all have a few ideas.

In the past, Apple has demonstrated portions of the next version of its desktop and mobile operating system, showed off new products, and even hinted at the possibility of future devices that we hadn’t thought possible. For the past few months, rumors have swirled regarding what we might see at this year’s WWDC and we’ve got a list of possibilities.

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Nyne’s BASS Will Make Your Backyard Sound Like a Concert


If you are heading to San Francisco next week to be a part of the WWDC action, there are sure to be plenty of opportunities to blast your tunes into large crowds of people who will either dance to your party or tell you to shut up. Make sure your dance mix is ready to get the people jumping with Nyne’s portable wireless speaker.

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday: The Wizard of Oz Game

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This week’s Flashback Friday spotlight goes back to a time before video games. It goes back even further than television. The fantasy children’s book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” was written 114 years ago by author L. Frank Baum. More than a century later, the book has been turned into board games, Broadway musicals, a number of different movies, and of course, video games.

Warner Bros., who now owns the rights to the 1939 Judy Garland film, published an iOS version of the story of Dorothy Gale and her traveling companions, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion. The game itself is not a classic. However, the traditional city builder game is based on the century-old story of the young girl’s adventures over the rainbow.

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