More than two years ago, Finnish game developer 10tons brought the sweetly emotional Peablins to iOS. The moody creatures must hold hands in order to make it through the Whispering Woods and away from the scary boogeyman. Oh, and they also get cranky when they are too crowded together. Today, the Peablins are back with a new adventure that takes them out of their comfort zone and into the woods to discover the mystery of a shooting star in Joining Hands 2.
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Music is the spice of life in my book. My world revolves around music. Whether I’m playing it, listening to it, or writing it, I can’t live without the sweet melodies of a well-written song. Pioneer loves music, too. Today, the company has announced the release of their second generation virtual turntable. The DDJ-WeGO2 will make your next party rock.
Welcome to another installment of PadGadget’s Sound Stage. Each week, we slip the bouncer a fiver in order to get backstage and find out about apps and accessories for musicians and fans of music. Last week, we went hands-on with the multi-charging FM clock radio from iHome. I haven’t been late for work once since I started using it.
This week, we have a hands-on review of IK Multimedia’s new iKlip Stand for the iPad. If you are a musician who uses a keyboard, or just needs a tabletop stand for your iPad, you’re going to want to stick around.
The company that created the popular business management app for online storefronts, Shopify, recently announced that it will be going physical with a point-of-sale solution that uses the iPad as a terminal. Now, you can keep track of your online business and sell stuff in your brick-and-mortar store in one app.
Apple is constantly working to improve its products. One area that is always being improved upon is battery life. Another is speed and performance. Today, TechCrunch reported that Apple purchased a Swedish startup company that has the ability to improve both issues on mobile devices.
According to Swedish news source Rapidus, and confirmed by TechCrunch, Apple purchased AlgoTrim, a small company that builds codecs and designs solutions for increasing performance of data, mobile imaging, video, and computer graphics while keeping memory requirements to a minimum.
Nowadays, everything is go, go, go. No one sits at their desk anymore. People are always on the move and working from mobile devices. Apple took advantage of that information and created a tablet that lets you work on the move. Microsoft took advantage of that information and made a mobile application for its tablets. The two have never combined. Parallels, Inc. is now taking advantage of the knowledge that people want to use their iPad on the go, but they also want total access to their Office productivity programs. The company has just launched a remote desktop application that “applifies” your computer’s programs so that you can use them like you would an iOS app on your iPad.
A couple of weeks ago, we told you about the Kickstarter campaign for the eleMount. The device is so popular for fans of micro-investing that it quadrupled its original goal in must one week. Today, with eight times the amount that was originally needed to kick start this project, the creators have added new rewards and add-ons to entice you to drop a couple of extra dollars in the investment bucket.
It’s time again for our weekly column regarding do-it-yourself projects for the iPad. We are big fans of homemade crafts and gadgets and we like sharing our finds with you. Last week, we told you about a very simple iPad sleeve made from cork, just in time for the start of school.
This week, we found a pretty pattern for an iPad beanbag stand that will brighten up any lap. All you’ll need is some material and a little sewing know-how.
Dance Dance Revolution wowed the world by making it possible for gamers to earn points for sweet moves. SEGA has figured out a way to bring the sweat inducing, bouncing good time to your iPad using the FaceTime camera to let you dance your way to stardom with Go Dance.
Research firm Forrester recently release a report on what mobile app developers are most interested in. Even though Android has captured most of the smart phone market, iOS is the preferred operating system for launching a new app. No wonder Android users get so upset when a cool app is only available for iPhone or iPad.