We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great deals and we’ll continue to look for the best app deals as they pop-up. Some of these apps are up to 90% off, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
Category: iPad News
If you’re an eco-friendly iPad owner, you’ve probably noticed there aren’t too many cases made from recycled materials on the market. Lucky for you, and our environment, husband and wife duo Sam Palmer and Jennifer Feller developed ReFleece. This line of cases combines recycled plastic with reclaimed Patagonia fleece jackets to create a durable sleeve option for iPad owners.
Today we have partnered with the ReFleece founders to offer our readers a chance to win a charcoal grey sleeve with light blue interior.
The online Apple Store went down late last night, which is always exciting because it means some kind of update is imminent. When the store came back online, it wasn’t immediately clear what had been changed, but Japanese blog Macotakara tracked down the differences, which ended up being design enhancements when viewing the site on a mobile device like the iPad or the iPhone.
When you visit the online Apple Store via a touchscreen device, you will now notice a new sliding navigation bar that has been implemented for product categories. You can select one of the main categories, such as Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod, and then quickly browse through child categories using that permanent navigation bar which slides back and forth.
Though we have seen few hints of iOS 7 from Apple, we heard earlier this week that it was behind schedule due to a significant design overhaul. Jony Ive, who has been working with the software development team since a management shakeup last year, is said to have influenced the design, which is going to be “flatter” with fewer skeuomorphic elements.
This morning a new iOS 7 concept video hit the internet, and it comes equipped with quite a few interesting ideas that could potentially be included with Apple’s newest mobile operating system, including widgets, lock screen enhancements, and quick access to preferences.
Apple began designing and working on a second Apple campus in Cupertino back in 2011. The campus, which was said to be over 2.8 million square feet, features an out of this world design that have led many to refer to it as the “Spaceship.” According to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek, that radical new building that Apple will construct is currently $2 billion over budget and quite a bit behind schedule.
Five people involved with the building say that the $5 billion campus will now cost more than the new World Trade Center complex being built in New York City. It will house more than 12,000 Apple employees on 176 acres of land.
Earlier this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook issued an official apology to the people of China after China’s state-run media launched an aggressive attack against the Cupertino-based company for its warranty policies in the country.
The Chinese media targeted Apple for replacing iPhone parts under warranty with used pieces, a policy that has now been reversed. China is an important emerging market for Apple, so it is unsurprising that the company would go to great lengths to protect its relationship with Chinese officials. Apple, in fact, seems so intent on earning the good favor of the Chinese government that it today banned an app that includes content that is considered illegal in the country.
Friday is the best day of the week. It signals the end of work and the beginning of two days of playtime, new movies traditionally launch, and PadGadget flashes back to yesteryear on Fridays. Last week, we told you about the brand new iOS version of Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. and the pocket pet you can keep on your iPad. Incidentally, I’ve raised six of them since last Friday and I keep going back for more.
This week, we have tracked down a collection of PC games for the Commodore 64 that came out in the mid to late eighties and early nineties. Grab a Mountain Dew and your Walkman because the Summer Games are about to begin and it is going to take all night.
Samsung has been accused of copying everything from Apple’s smartphones to its tablets, and now Samsung wants to encroach on Apple’s retail style as well. Best Buy and Samsung have partnered up and plan to open 1,400 Samsung “Experience Shops” within Best Buy Stores throughout the United States.
Since Samsung does not operate standalone retail stores like Apple and Microsoft, the Samsung Experience in Best Buy is designed to give customers a way to interact with Samsung products in one accessible location. Like the Apple Store, Samsung’s mini stores will feature “Samsung Experience Consultants” to help consumers purchase items.
We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great deals and we’ll continue to look for the best app deals as they pop-up. Some of these apps are up to 80% off, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
Yesterday we posted that Best Buy was offering the third generation at rock bottom clearance prices. That deal is still going on and you can snag a third generation 16GB Wi-Fi iPad for just $315 or a 32GB iPad for $385. That’s a major deal since the lowest price you can get for a 16GB mini from Apple is $379, in the refurbished section of its online store.
You can only snag one of Best Buy’s discounted iPads in-store, and some stores don’t have many in stock, but if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to purchase a shiny new Apple iPad at an amazing price.