It is Friday again. Fridays mean so many different things to so many people. It might mean the start of a relaxing weekend, or the end of a great workweek. It might trigger desire to go on a road trip, or give you hope for a quiet weekend at home. For us here at PadGadget, it means remembering our youth. It means going back a couple of decades to a time when we sat on the floor eating cookies and milk while watching reruns of Voltron and playing games on our ColecoVision. It means we spotlight retro and classic games for Flashback Friday.
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It is time for another edition of PadGadget’s Sound Stage. Every week, we look for apps and accessories for musicians and fans of music. Last week, we showed you a pair of drumsticks that are specifically designed for the iPad. Think of them as a musician’s stylus.
This week, we have a fun synthesizer app that lets you manipulate sound to create crazy samples that you can use with any Midi compatible device. This app was recently updated with Audiobus support. To add even more awesome to the mix, it is absolutely free. There are no ads, no in-app purchases, and no paid upgrades. Just start playing and see where it takes you. Read More »
A few months ago, a new email client hit the App Store that just about turned the iOS community upside-down. Mailbox was being touted as a “revolutionary email app” that changes the way you use email. The app looked great, but within a week, I was back to my native iPad Mail app.
I’m just not the kind of person who needs help organizing thousands of emails. I’m pretty good at deleting and archiving my messages. Mailbox is a great app, but not a game changer for me.
Today, a new email client has hit the App Store that may just be what I’m looking for. Evomail is an email client for the iPad that is specifically designed for Gmail users. It offers some of the great features that Gmail’s Web-based service offers, but are not available with Apple’s native Mail app.
If you are familiar with Adobe’s Lightroom software for PC, then you will be happy to know that the company has just announced plans for an iPad-compatible version of the photography application.
Well, it finally happened. Rovio made an announcement one month ago that the company’s Facebook-based birdbrain game, Angry Birds Friends would soon be available on iOS. Today, the social phenomenon flew into the App Store for the iPhone and iPad.
Only two years ago, Apple owned practically the entire market share of tablet sales. In early 2011, the iPad generated more than 90 percent of all tablet sales. Since then, the market has been flooded with all shapes, sizes, and price tags for tablets. For the first time, Apple’s iPad has dropped below 40 percent.
According to a recent survey by hospitality industry Wi-Fi provider iBahn, travelers are leaving their laptops at home and using iPads instead. For the first time in history, the past nine months saw a drop in laptop use. How does lighter computing affect the business world? The iPad may be a great mobile gadget, but it is no replacement for a laptop. Or, is it?
It’s time to talk do-it-yourself again. We are big fans of homemade crafts here at PadGadget. If you made it out of stuff lying around your house; even better. Last week, we told you about a DIY iPad stylus brush made from an old paintbrush and some metallic thread. It looks like your metallic thread is really starting to come in handy.
This week, we found a very simple, but very useful DIY car headrest mount from Geek Dad Life. If you want to play movies for the little ones while on long trips to grandma’s house, but don’t want to invest in the high cost, you will love this easy and inexpensive headrest mount.
We all know that it is coming. Apple recently admitted it in a press release regarding the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). The release of iOS 7 is imminent. The questing now is, when? According to Bloomberg, the next mobile operating system update for Apple’s mobile devices may be the biggest in the company’s history. And, it may take longer than they thought to be ready for us.
According to unnamed sources that spoke with Bloomberg, Apple’s senior vice president of Industrial Design, Jonathan Ive, has been a busy beaver, overseeing a complete redesign of iOS. This undertaking is a bigger task than Ive realized.
Since the ousting of former software chief Scott Forstall, it has been rumored that Ive would throw out the skeuomorphic themes that have gotten somewhat out of hand (wood bookshelves, leather bound address books, etc.) and replace them with a more streamlined, sleek design.