Author Archive for Lory

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

Disney’s ‘Movies Anywhere’ Brings a Library of 420 Films to your iPad

Disney Movies Anywhere 1I think one could call me a Disney fan. I grew up less than sixty miles from the theme park and visited Disneyland for the firs time when I was only 6 months old. I grew up watching VHS tapes of the earliest animated films and the Disney Channel was my babysitter for much of my afterschool activities. I own every animated feature film the company made until 1985 (except for three very hard to find movies from the mid 1940s). Disney has just announced a digital movie service and app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch that will make it possible for fans like me to watch more than 400 of the company’s titles.

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iOS Bug Lets Potential Hackers Track Your Keystrokes

ios-keyloggingArs Technica discovered a blog post published last night by security research firm FireEye showing proof of concept monitoring on a non-jailbroken iOS 7.0.x device. Based on information gathered from FireEye, the researchers were able to identify a flaw in Apple’s mobile operating system that would allow attackers to log every touch a user makes on their device, including TouchID and volume controls.

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Mad Catz Unveils iPad Friendly MFi iOS Game Controller

Mad Catz iOS 7 Controller 1As iOS 7 game controllers are slowly creeping into the market, it is still rare to see one fit for the iPad. So far, the only one we’ve come across has been the SteelSeries Stratus. Today, console accessory maker Mad Catz unveiled their new iOS 7 MFi controller at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Although it has a special mount for the iPhone, the controller is Bluetooth connected and compatible with the iPad.

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Incredible Heist Set to Launch on iPad Soon

GI_IncredibleHeist_logoHidden Objects games have come a long way in the past few years. They have gone from a stationary screen with hidden items to a deeply involving story with complex puzzle challenges. Free-to-play game distributor is capitalizing on the frenzy of interest in the genre with a new hidden objects game from the same company that created Mystery Manor. Incredible Heist will be coming soon to the iPad.

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WWE Launches $10 Subscription Streaming Video Service to iPad Owners

WWE appWorld Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has just updated their app so that users can now watch live streaming content from the WWE Network. In addition to catching scheduled programs, users can also select from the massive on-demand library.

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Happy Birthday Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs RememberedToday, arguably the world’s most beloved CEO would have turned 59. Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs died in 2011, but his legacy, unquestionably lives on. The company’s current CEO, Tim Cook, expressed sentiment for his friend today on Twitter, quoting things the creative techie had said in the past. Things like, “Stay hungry, Stay foolish,” and “Details matter, its worth waiting for,” remind us of Jobs’ tenacity and innovation.

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Apple Sues Chinese Government Over Siri Patent

SiriIn an unusual turn of events, Apple is purportedly suing the Chinese government, as well as a China-based technology company, over patent rights for Siri. According to the State-run news agency in Xinhua, the iPad maker is striking back at Zhizhen Network Technology after being accused by that company of infringing on their personal assistant software.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Brian Cox’s Wonders of Life

Wonders of Life 3Brian Cox is back with another three-dimensional adventure to take you on. Last time, the British physicist took to the stars to share his vast, enthusiastic, but surprisingly easy to understand knowledge with the world. This time, he is reining it in a little by bringing us back to Earth to discover the Wonders of Life.

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PadGadget’s iPad Tips: Getting Siri to Get Directions for Your Through Google Maps

Siri Google Maps Transit 2It’s no secret that I am not a fan of Apple’s Maps app. When it first launched with iOS 6 in September of 2012, users were complaining about it not working correctly. I brushed off the notion as just a bunch of complainers looking for something to whine about. That is, until I tried using it to get to my best friend’s wedding and it failed to properly navigate me to where I needed to go (I still burn with rage over that incident). I’ve never purposefully used the app since then, unless I’m testing something for an article.

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Get Your Bacon On With Open Air’s Cookbook ‘Better Bacon’

Better Bacon 4Bacon, that wonderfully delicious breakfast meat, has become the darling of professional chefs and home cooks alike. It is no longer relegated to breakfast time and unhealthy burgers. Now, it pops up in our sweet treats, like maple bars with bacon, or bacon infused chocolate.

Everyone has a different idea of how to properly cook the processed pig, too. Some like it burnt to a crisp. Others prefer the ends to maintain the chewy fat that bursts with flavor when you bite into it. Expert butcher Tom Mylan wants to give you some industry tips on the best way to cut, prepare, and cook bacon like a pro in Open Air Publishing’s Better Bacon: Chef Recipes & How to Make Your Own app.

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