Author Archive for Lory

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

Online Store is Down as Apple Prepares for Today’s Event

Online Retail Store ClosedApple’s big event is hours away. As usual, the online store has been temporarily disabled while the tech team redesigns the web pages for whatever product is going to be unveiled today. Wouldn’t it be great if we could order the iPad today?

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Will Apple Introduce an iPad Keyboard Cover for the new iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2?

apple wireless keyboardWe can logically presume that, if Apple launches a new size for the fifth-generation iPad, that a new Smart Cover will also be made available as a snazzy accessory. What we don’t presume, and didn’t even think was on the table, is that Apple might be making a keyboard cover for its flagship tablet.

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What to Expect at Tomorrow’s Big Event

Apple_oct_inviteApple has a lot to cover tomorrow, or so that’s what their invitation says. We’ve heard an unprecedented number of rumors and speculations over the past six months, with a fervent swell of leaks, theories, and gossip flooding the Web in the past couple of months. Tomorrow will put all rumors to rest, as Apple will be announcing… well, something.

We’ve got a rumor round up of things we expect to see tomorrow, as well as a few things we aren’t so sure about, but hope to see.

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PadGadget’s iPad Tips: Refreshing Apps in the Background in iOS 7

How to turn on Background App RefreshWelcome back to another weekly episode of our tutorial and how-to guide for the iPad. You iOS device is pretty easy to use. However, there are always a few tricks that you may not know about. Ever since iOS 7 launched, there are even more questions and hidden tricks to unlock.

Last week, we told you how you can minimize motion sickness by reducing motion on the screen, leaving often-used apps in Multitasking, and lowering the brightness of your screen. While none of these actions is a fix, they do help reduce the feeling of nausea and headaches that some have experienced since the launch of iOS 7.

This week, we have a quick tip on how to turn on background app refresh so your apps will always be up to date. Incidentally, turning it off will save on battery life.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Device 6

Device 6 1Another week has come and gone, and another huge run of apps have launched in the App Store. Each week Apple spotlights an app and calls it the “Editor’s Choice.” Strangely, last week, Apple decided to skip the Editor’s Choice award for iPad apps. Maybe it was a slow week. This week, Apple is making up for it by spotlighting a cerebral and exciting game that will confuse and delight the most literary fans around.

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Apple Vehemently Denies it is able to Read your Personal iMessages

iMessageBack in April, we discovered that Apple uses end-to-end encryption to make it all but impossible for someone to read your iMessage conversations.

However, at this year’s “Hack in the Box” conference in Kuala Lumpur, security research firm Quarkslab made a presentation that implied that Apple’s messaging system isn’t as secure as we might think. To follow up on Quarkslab’s claim, Apple has reiterated that it cannot read iMessages, even if it wanted to. Read More »

New iLife App Updates About to Hit Us?

GarageBand iPhoto iOS 7 Icons

When Apple launched iOS 7, the redesign included complete overhauls to the native iPhone and iPad apps, like mobile Safari, Contacts, Calculator, and more. Instead of the iconic skeuomorphic look that Apple was known for, the company has move on to a flatter aesthetic. The iLife and iWork suite of apps were left untouched in the change over. However, AppleInsider recently discovered a redesign of the app icons for iPhoto and GarageBand that might mean big changes are in the works for Apple’s productivity and entertainment apps.

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T-Mobile Starts Hinting About Carrying the New iPad

Apple-iPad-5A lot of people are getting excited about Apple’s upcoming event on Oct. 22. It is widely rumored that Apple will reveal the new models of iPad and iPad mini. Even though the fourth-generation iPad came out a year ago, many of us are still sitting on our third-generation model and feel that this launch is long overdue. One person out in the Twitterverse who is excited about the new iPad may have reasons other than wanting a new tablet. T-Mobile CEO John Legere recently tweeted his anticipation of the new iPad, which could be a hint at things to come.

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday: Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar

Ultima 3Welcome back to another friendly Flashback Friday. It is that time again. We take a walk down memory lane and reminisce about games gone by. Last week, we told you about Metal Slug X, the run-and-gun game that was originally launch on the Neo Geo home game console. Try saving the universe when you are being attacked by waves of alien invaders.

This week, we talk about a game that is far from being a port of its original, but is still a fun game for fans of role-playing games (RPG). Ultima Forever: The Quest for the Avatar finally launched in the App Store. Now, you can play cross-platform adventuring with friends and family practically anywhere.

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Music Search and Discovery App ‘SoundHound’ gets New iOS 7 Facelift

screen480x480-1The popular music discovery app SoundHound has just been updated with a newly redesigned interface for iOS 7. Additionally, users can now access the new “My Map” feature to visualize your music moments by geographic location.

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