Category: iPad News

Apple launches ‘Best New Game Updates’ category for iOS App Store games

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You may have noticed, over the past year or so, that Apple’s “Best New Apps” and “Best New Games” categories are a bit confusing since more than half the titles in each category are not new at all. Previously, Apple listed recently updated apps and games in the same category as new ones. Yesterday, iTunes received a fairly noticeable change that helps clarify things a bit. There is now a “Best New Updates” category.

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday: Monty Python’s The Ministry of Silly Walks

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In 1969, a revolutionary sketch comedy show staring a troupe of British comedians took the world by storm. “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” is still the most popular sketch comedy show around the globe. In 1970, one of the Flying Circus’ most famous sketches made its first appearance. In “The Ministry of Silly Walks,” actor and co-Python John Cleese performs a series of ridiculous walks on his way to work at the Ministry, where he encounters a young upstart seeking government funding to work on his silly walk. Hilarity ensues.

This week, under the title “Boondogle Studios,” the Python troupe launched its first of what will hopefully be many humorous games, The Ministry of Silly Walks. In it, players control the minister, voiced by Cleese, on an endless runner style obstacle course.

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Apple Rumored to be Developing Smart Home Devices to Connect to HomeKit


Apple’s promise to launch a variety of new products throughout 2014 has not yet been fulfilled. When CEO Tim Cook made that statement in a Quarterly Earnings conference call, the tech world speculated as to what the company had in store. A rumored iWatch, iPad Pro, and revamped Apple TV have all been contemplated. Today, 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple has plans to enter the smart home market with gadgets and gizmos that will link to iOS 8’s HomeKit software developer kit.

According to 9to5Mac, Apple is looking into developing hardware for the smart home market and has gathered a team to work on products for the home that will integrate with preexisting devices like the iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

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Civil War 1864 Brings The Battles of Grant Versus Lee to the iPad and iPhone

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Hunted Cow Studios has a long list of war battle games ranging all the way back to Ancient Rome and reaching all the way out to the vast universe. The game maker’s like of Civil war strategy titles have been hugely successful covering 1862, 1863, and now 1864.

Civil War 1864 covers the battles between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee that ultimately led to the surrender of Lee and the Confederacy a year later. Fight as either the North or the South as you command an infantry of troops across the battlefield.

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Opera Redesigns its Mobile Browser With Flat Design and Multiple Modes

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Opera is one of the most popular alternative web browsers around. Back in 2011, the company made Opera Mini available on the iPad. Over the past three years, the iOS version has seen enough changes that it has become one of the most popular mobile web browser alternatives around.

Today, the company launched an update to Opera Mini that completely redesigns the user interface and restructures the way you browse the Internet. Now you have three different choices for exploring the worldwide web with a new flat design compatible with iOS 7.

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MMO Tank Battle Game ‘World of Tanks Blitz’ Rolls into the App Store

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World of Tanks is a massive multiplayer online game where players control a battle ready tank and fight on the streets against groups of others to win supreme dominance over the arena. Today, the game has been released on iOS with specially redesigned features made for mobile play.

World of Tanks Blitz puts you in the driver’s seat of one of 90 different iconic tanks based on US, German, and Soviet vehicles. As you earn experience, you’ll be able to upgrade your tank with better modules, equipment, and consumables. Choose from four different tank classes including light, medium, heavy, and tank destroyers.

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PadGadget’s Sound Stage: Apogee One Microphone and USB Audio Interface

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When it comes to recording audio, there are many options available to iPad users. You can plug in directly using an adapter like the iRig Pro. You can set up a microphone that is connected to the iPad. You can even record right from the tablet’s internal microphone, which I don’t suggest doing.

Apogee has a device that comes with a high-quality built-in microphone, and also features instrument inputs, a headphone output, and a USB connector so you can plug into your computer as well.

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Google Beats Apple to the Punch with Android Wear

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At Google’s I/O Keynote today, the company showed off its new software system Android Wear. The wearable version of the mobile software system can be used on any compatible hardware device and allows users to connect their smartwatch to their phones and tablets. Based on the demonstration given at the keynote address, Apple has some serious competition to deal with.

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Researchers Discover How To Steal Your iPad Passcode from 10 Feet Away

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As much as a Lock screen passcode is important to securing your privacy and personal information, it turns out that the four-digit simple code is not exactly the safest way to ensure no one can access your iOS device’s innards. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell have created PIN-spying software that can accurately determine your passcode, even if the snooper isn’t able to see your screen at all.

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New Video Shows off Supposed Prototype for Next-Gen iPad Air


Earlier this week, we showed you pictures posted by Taiwan-based Apple.Club.TW that were supposed images of the Touch ID sensor on the next generation iPad Air. As more and more purported leaked photos of the new model of Apple tablets come out, we see more and more possibilities of what to expect this fall.

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