Category: iPad News

Star Walk 2 is a beautiful Sequel to Popular Astronomy iPad App

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Summertime is the best time of the year for star gazing, especially when you are camping. The night sky lights up with millions of stars when you are far out in the woods with no pollution, congestion, or interference from manmade light sources. My favorite stargazing app has always been Star Walk. It comes with so many amazing features that it is like a planetarium in your pocket.

The app’s creator, Vito Technology just launched a brand new version of their incredible astronomy app and, believe it or not, it has even more amazing features than its predecessor.

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Flashback Friday: DotEmu Launches Summer Sale, Up to 80 Percent Off Classic Games

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DotEmu, the game company that has brought some of our favorite classic games to the iPad, has just announced their summer sale. Starting today, you can download such titles as Raiden Legacy and The Last Express for only $0.99.

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Namco Bandai Launches Brand New PAC-MAN Friends for a New Generation of Fans

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Today, Namco Bandai added a brand new title to the PAC-MAN franchise. This completely new pellet-chomping game was made specifically for touch screen devices and allows players to use tilt controls to get the job done. Help PAC-MAN rescue his pals by maneuvering through nearly 100 stages of complex mazes.

PAC-MAN Friends is based on the “waka-waka-waka” arcade classic, but features a whole new set of rules. Players work their way across various mazes while avoiding the likes of Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde.

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More Evidence of Reversible USB Cable Appears in Apple Patent

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Evidence is mounting that Apple is working on a reversible USB cable that can be plugged in either way to your computer or USB port. It is all but confirmed that the technology is going to exist at some point. The question is whether it will show up this fall when Apple launches a new line of iPad and iPhone devices.

Earlier this week, we heard the rumor that Apple might have a universally reversible Lightning cable ready for launch with the next-generation of iPhone and iPad. Sonny Dickson even showed off some fairly convincing pictures on his Twitter feed. Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published another patent that goes into more detail about how Apple plans on executing their reversible USB cable.

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All iPad Models Ranked Gold in Electronic Product Environmental Tool Registry

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The Green Electronic Council (GEC) recently announced that tablets and slates are now part of the Electronic Product Environmental Tool (EPEAT) registry. Based on new computer category specifications, these mobile devices are now considered eligible for Energy Star, which makes them eligible for EPEAT. Now that the new category exists, participating manufacturers can register their products and line up as supporters of the green energy standard.

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Next Gen iPad Air Rumored to be Outfitted with 2GB of RAM

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Over the past year, there have been dozens of rumors regarding what Apple will do this fall in terms of the next generation of iPad models. However, in recent weeks, Apple’s tablet has taken a backseat to rumors of the next-generation iPhone. Well, yesterday, the flames were fueled again. According to Taiwanese tech site TechNews, the next generation of iPad Air will include twice the memory as the first-generation.

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PadGadget’s Sound Stage: NodeBeat HD Makes a Musician Out of Everyone

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Since the existence of computers, developers have been working on ways to make music that is compatible with technology. Combining the digital world with the musical world has opened up many new opportunities. One of them being the ability to create beautiful music without needing to know how to play a single note on an instrument.

NodeBeat HD is one such app that allows users the ability to control and manipulate objects on the screen that will pulse rhythmically and change pitch as you move them around. No music theory necessary.

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World’s Largest Apple Store Coming to Mall Of The Emirates in Dubai

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Edgardaily.com had revealed inside information which indicates that Apple is going to open its largest retail store ever in Dubai. The store will be the first official retail presence of Apple in the Middle East, and comes after Time Cook was spotted in the United Arab Emirates earlier this year.

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Fantasy Flight Games Brings BattleLore to iPad and iPhone

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The epic strategy war-based board game BattleLore is getting remade for the digital gamer, Coming soon, Fantasy Flight Games is launching BattleLore: Command on the iPad and iPhone. Players can experience the excitement of turn-based fighting on impressive battlefields with full animation and tactical combat engagement.

Players can take on the vicious Uthuk Y’llan in single-player campaign mode, or compete against friends in the same room with local Wi-Fi. Whatever your taste for battle, you’ll be deep in the fantasy based trenches.

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PadGadget’s DIY Project Spotlight: Typewriter iPad Stand

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Last week, Tom Hanks launched a fun little throwback app called Hanx Writer. It simulates the rhythm and sound of writing with a real typewriter while using the touch screen of your iPad. It reminded me of how people are starting to long for the days of analog technology, like manual typewriters, cassette tapes, and rotary phones (my nephew has one, he love it).

This week’s project uses one of those old analog typewriters as a fancy display for your iPad. The interesting juxtaposition of modern and outdated technology make for an interesting talking piece when friends and family visit.

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