Category: iPad News

Apple Announces Record Preorders for iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Top Four Million in First 24 Hours

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Last week, Apple opened up preorders for its newest model of iPhone. Within a few hours, reports were coming in of massive shutdowns and online load errors that didn’t really clear up until the wee hours of the morning, at which time the iPhone 6 Plus was already backlogged with a delayed shipping date. This morning, Apple announced a record number of first day preorders, which explains why the company was having so much trouble online.

According to Apple, preorders of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit four million in the first 24-hours, which is the biggest in Apple history. The company had a certain number of devices prepared to ship for launch day. However, preorders far exceeded expected demand and many customers will be waiting until mid October to get their iPhone shipped.

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iPhone 6 – Why You Shouldn’t Upgrade

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Last week, Sam gave his expert advice on why upgrading to the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus is a good idea and who it is a good idea for. Today, I’ve got a different opinion on the matter. For the first time since my first iPhone, I won’t be upgrading to the most current model after my contract is up. The biggest reason is size. However, there are a few more reasons that pushed me into the decision to wait.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Spider-Man Unlimited

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Old Spidey is back and ready for a new adventure. This time, the multiverse is taking action against the Sinister Six, led by the Green Goblin. Also this time, Spider-Man and his other-dimension selves are running for their lives in a free-to-play title with a twist.

Spider-Man Unlimited is a free endless runner style game that actually has an end. That is, players reach an end goal for each level instead of simply running the distance.

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Apple’s iPhone 6 Preorders Went About as Smoothly as the Live Stream, 6 Plus Sold Out

iPhone 6 Plus Sold Out

At precisely 12:01 a.m. this morning, Apple was supposed to make the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus available for preorder. According to a number of reports, that just didn’t happen. In fact, it took until approximately 12:20 a.m. for the online retail store to be “open” for business. The site didn’t really get on track until nearly 3:00 a.m.

Additionally, third-party carriers were having issues keeping up with demand. AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon had reports of website crashes. Now that everything is running more smoothly, the iPhone 6 Plus models are sold out. 

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Apple Watch Will Encourage You To Get Active

Apple Watch Fitness

The Apple Watch will come with many features, like mobile payment, messaging, maps, and person-to-person doodling. One big feature that Apple hopes will literally change lives is its fitness integration. Thanks to a series of sensors on the back of the shell, the internal accelerometer, and GPS and Wi-Fi on your iPhone the Apple Watch can measure your total body movement. Plus, it comes stock with two fitness apps that are specially designed for whatever activities fit your lifestyle.

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday: Dragon Quest I

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In the mid 1980s, a fun little role-playing adventure game (RPG) swept across Japan and won the heats of RPG-ers. Shortly there after, it crossed the ocean under the name “Dragon Warrior” in the U.S. It became so popular that it spawned a series of games, a few of which have already made it to iOS.

This week, Square Enix has brought the adventure game to the App Store for the first time under its original nomenclature, “Dragon Quest.”

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Apple is Giving You U2’s New Album Whether You Want it or Not

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At about 11:50 a.m. PT on Sept. 9, Apple announced to the world that U2’s new album “Songs of Innocence” would be free for everyone with an iTunes account. It took about 10 minutes for the free content to appear in the iTunes Store, but it did appear and it is free. I downloaded it onto my MacBook Pro and started listening to it while writing an article about it.

During the Apple media event, Cook stated, “Every iTunes customer gets this incredible album for free… It is available throughout the day in your iTunes library. All you have to do is click and you can begin listening.” He noted that it will also be on iTunes Radio and Beats Music.

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Samsung doesn’t Miss a Beat with Apple Bashing in Latest TV Commercials

Samsung Commercial It Doesn't Take A Genius

Within 24 hours of Apple’s product launch, Samsung has followed up with a series of commercials that poke fun at Geniuses. The 30-second advertisements are clever and might give you a chuckle. However, what they don’t do is show a single Samsung product. It is like we are watching someone who has been dumped, making a fool of themselves by making up stuff about their former lover. When is Samsung going to get over it?

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Apple Watch to make up the majority of smart band shipments next year

Smartwatch predictions for 2015 Canalys

Four years ago, Apple announced a new product line in its family of mobile devices. The tablet had existed previously, but became more popular than PC computers thanks to the iPad’s incredible technological advancements. This past Tuesday, Apple made another announcement about a new product line, and analysts are already predicting that it will revolutionize the smartwatch industry, led by the Apple Watch.

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PadGadget’s Sound Stage: Ondes: Expressive Electronic Instrument

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You may have never heard of the ondes Martenot. I’ve been an active musician, and for a time was a music major in college, but I had never heard the name until recently. You probably have, however, heard the sound that the instrument makes. It has been around since the late 1920s and is used in classical music, horror films, and was even used recently by Daft Punk on Random Access Memory for the song, “Touch.”

It is a piano-like instrument that uses a series of pulley controls to create an ethereal sound that is not unlike that of a Theremin. It creates an incredibly beautiful resonance that can be manipulated and altered by the frequency of oscillation.

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