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

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

iOS 8

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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Sing Along to the most Ubiquitous Soundtrack Ever with ‘Disney Karaoke: Frozen’

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Let it go. Let it go. Parents around the world wish their kids would just let it go. Well, Disney has just made it harder than ever for your little one to forget the lyrics of the catchy pop tunes from the animated movie “Frozen” with a new sing along app.

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Griffin Adds Rotating Feature to Updated AirStrap iPad Case


Griffin’s AirStrap case makes it possible for you to hold your iPad with one hand without worrying about it slipping from your fingers. The flexible strap lets you place your palm flat on the backside of the iPad securely. Today, the company announced that the AirStrap has been updated with a rotating strap so you can hold your iPad Air or iPad mini in any direction and still experience the same secure hold.

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What Does Apple’s Acquisition of Beats Mean for the Future?

Beats and Apple

Yesterday, Apple made waves in the tech and music industry by announcing the upcoming acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music, two subsidiaries of the same company whose focus is on music-related software and hardware. The unprecedented $3 billion purchase has many scratching their heads as to why Apple wanted this partnership so bad. It already has a streaming music service, and the company isn’t exactly known for spending a lot of effort on accessories. So, what made Beats so special and what will this merger mean for Apple fans?

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