Category: iPad News

Jimmy Iovine Rumored to Head Apple’s Content Business

jimmy-iovineThis has been an interesting month, to say the least. Last week, rumors spread like wildfire that Apple was in the market to buy Beats Electronics, including the hardware and software departments, for the bargain price of $3.2 billion. Yes, billion. Hours after the rumor started, Beats co-founder Andre Young (Dr. Dre) was seen celebrating becoming “the first billionaire in hip-hop” with actor Tyrese Gibson on YouTube.

Nothing official has been announced, but the rumor is strong enough that it has since spawned a number of predictions from the tech community, including one from former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ biographer, Walter Isaacson.

Isaacson told Billboard Magazine that believes that Apple hopes to place Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine in charge of the company’s content business to shake hands with media moguls in the music and television industries.

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SEGA Bringing Super Monkey Ball Bounce to iOS

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The Super Monkey Ball series is a big hit for SEGA. It may not be as popular as Sonic the Hedgehog, but those game makers really know how to anthropomorphize things and the cute little monkey with big ears and a backpack is no exception. Ai Ai is headed back to iOS in an all-new adventure. Similar to Sonic Pinball, this adventure drops you onto an obstacle course that will bounce you to a big win.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 9 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 9 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 9 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 3 productivity / entertainment apps and 6 game apps in today’s bundle.

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, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.

Check out all the sale apps after the break »

Kickstarter Project – Acme Made’s ‘Ergo Book’ iPad Case Provides 360 Viewability

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Sure, there are times when you need extra rugged protection, an external keyboard, or the ability to mount your iPad off the countertop. Other times, you want your case to be as thin as your iPad, but still offer more functionality than just a sleeve would. The Acme Made Ergo Book is just the right fit and functionality for the minimalist in you.

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Groupon to Roll Out iPad POS Service to Compete with Square

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I am a Groupon user. You might even say I am a reformed Groupon-a-holic. I spent many a-dollar on many a-deal when the website first launched. I can’t count the number of deals I let expire before using, simply because I forgot I had them. I’ve gotten better about it, but the deals are so good that it is hard to pass up. Today, the flash deal company announced that it is growing its business to offer point-of-sale services to retailers who run Groupon promotions. This new iPad program will make it easier for customers and businesses to seamlessly work with deals they have promoted through Groupon.

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Apple Celebrates 13 Years of Retail Store Growth with 400 Locations in a Dozen Years

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It was 13 years ago today that Apple launched its first retail stores in McLean, Virginia and Glendale, California. Since then, the iPad maker has managed to grow its brick-and-mortar stores to more than 400. During a decade when the U.S. has suffered a financial slow down, it is incredible to see what Apple has accomplished in just over a dozen years.

Retale created a time-lapse infograph of the development of Apple Retail Stores across the U.S. from 2001 to 2014. The map shows the growth of the company’s stores and the milestones that took place each year.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Table Tennis Touch

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Some call it Ping-Pong. Others call it table tennis. No matter what name you give it, the game is pretty darn fun. Players of all abilities can enjoy a friendly game of table tennis, too. Young can compete against old. Sports fans and video gamers are able to compete with each other on the waist high court. The game is an equalizer. The only thing that makes one player better than another is practice.

Table Tennis Touch is a tournament style realistic game of Ping-Pong that will put you in league with some of the best. The best part is, if you lose the ball, you don’t have to go chasing after it under the couch.

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PadGadget’s iPad Tips: How to Trade in Your Old iPad for a New One

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Last week, one of our readers questioned whether it was possible to trade in the now-retired iPad 2 for a few dollars to use on a new iPad. The short answer is yes. Apple has a recycle program that makes it very easy for you to turn in all manner of electronic devices in order to keep gadgets out of our country’s landfills. Some devices are still worth a few dollars to Apple and they will give you a gift card that can be used in Apple’s retail store to purchase a new on.

We’ve got a quick tutorial that explains how to go about trading in your older iPad for a shiny new one.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 7 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 7 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 7 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 4 productivity / entertainment apps and 3 game apps in today’s bundle.

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 86% off, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.

Check out all the sale apps after the break »

PadGadget’s Sound Stage: University of South Florida’s iPad Band, Touch

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I sometimes participate in discussions regarding whether the iPad is a legitimate piece of hardware for musicians. Hands-down, Apple’s tablet has a plethora of useful production and engineering apps that hold their own against the pros, some of them are the pros. The App store is also rich with effects apps that you can use in conjunction with a MIDI instrument. One place the iPad falls short is virtual instrument category. There are a lot of them, and some of them sound pretty good. But you just can’t replace a real, physical instrument like piano or guitar, with a touch screen device.

Or can you?

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