Author Archive for Lory

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

Apple Inks Deal with China Mobile to Bring iPhone 5s and 5c to its 760 Million Customers

China-mobileApple has been wooing China for some time now. CEO Tim Cook has been spotted making the rounds throughout the year in the world’s most populated country. The reason Apple wants to buddy up with the birthplace of most of its mobile devices is that the world’s largest mobile carrier, China Mobile, has 760 million customers. Until now, Apple has not been able to make an agreement with China Mobile.

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PadGadget’s iPad Tips: Five Things You Should do After You Get Your New iPad

ipads-xmas-2013Christmas is only a couple of days away and there is a very good chance that many consumers will be introduced to the iOS ecosystem for the first time through the iPad. Last Christmas, my sister-in-law got her first Apple tablet and I was happy to help her figure out how to setup her account, download apps, and set certain important features on her new device. This year, I’m happy to share it with the rest of the world.

This week, we have a list of things you should do after you’ve opened your box and started playing with your iPad. Don’t worry, the tablet will already have a charge, so you won’t even have to wait to get started.

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Imagine Stand for iPad is Built for Ergonomic Well Being

Imagine Stand 1As the years go by and more people use their iPad for a wider variety of activities, it becomes more obvious that consumers have different needs when it comes to holding their tablets. Some people use it to video chat with family over FaceTime. Others want it to be perpendicular to the floor for tabletop activities like digital drumming. Watching movies in bed needs its own angle.

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Halfbrick Unleashes City Smashing Robot in new iPad Game ‘Colossatron: Massive World Threat’

Colossatron_Banner_01Picture this; a bustling metropolis, filled with humans who go through their day, oblivious to the fact that the universe is filled with giant, mechanical monsters. That is, until the day one of those monsters decides to attack Earth. Now, picture this; you are the monster.

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday: Tomb Raider I

Tomb Raider 2Welcome back to this week’s installment of our classic game rewind. Each week, we seek out games that are either straight out of our childhood, or at least remind us of our younger years. Last week, we went where no man has gone before with Star Trek Trexels.

This week, we take a couple of decades off our lives and go back to a time when video games were just starting to push the boundaries of 3-D gaming. When Tomb Raider first launched, the unusual game controls had players all twisted into weird positions, trying to navigate the treacherous caves. Or, maybe it was just Lara’s tight braid.

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Could your iPad and iPhone Camera be used to Spy on You?

FaceTime CameraAs I was perusing my daily news topics, I came across a frightening article from the Washington Post that proves I’m not being paranoid about my computers’ internal web cams. I actually have a Post-it note covering the camera lens on both my Mac and my MacBook Pro because I’ve long feared that someone could have the capability of activating my web cam without my knowledge. What I didn’t think about was the possibility of it happening on my iPad, too.

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Infinity Blade III Gets Major Update, On Sale for Half Off Through Christmas [Bug Warning]

Infinity Blade III 2 The third installment of Apple’s favorite game for showing of iPad graphics just got a huge update that features a brand new storyline with three new quests. Plus, the game is on sale for half off through Christmas for those who have not already been immersed in Infinity Blade III. Be warned, however. Based on user comments, there may be a bug when updating that deletes your saved game and items.

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Om Nom is Back in a Brand New Adventure, Cut the Rope 2 is Now Live in the App Store

Cut the Rope 2 1In 2010, an adorable little green alien won the hearts of casual gamers when he landed in our world, looking for delicious treats. Cut the Rope was hugely successful and spawned a number of related physics-based puzzle games. Today, the company announced that the sequel to the hit staring Om Nom is finally available in the App Store.

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Apple Patent Shows off a New “Layered” Maps App

Interactive Maps 1How much more interactive can Apple’s Flyover feature get? We may find out sooner than later. A recent publication from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) shows that the iPad maker is working on layering software to make their Maps app more interactive.

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Loud Crow Launches Richard Scarry’s Busytown Mysteries on iPad and iPhone

Busytown Mysteries 3When I was a kid, I loved building a fort out of blankets and couch cushions. Then, I’d grab my collection of Richard Scarry’s Busytown books and hide out in my secret reading room until my mom had to drag me to bed. The intricate artwork that Scarry added to every page kept me glued to my books for hours. I could reread a book 10 times and see something new every time.

The app development company that brought us the interactive Peanut’s Gang holiday favorites, Loud Crow, has just announced that Richard Scarry’s Busytown Mysteries is now available in the App Store.

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