Category: iPad News

‘iOS in the Car’ Ready to Launch Soon, Renamed ‘CarPlay’

CarPlayWith the introduction of iOS 7, Apple added a new feature that was still in the works, but has already been talked about extensively in the tech world. The in-car feature, originally dubbed “iOS in the Car,” is an in-dash system only available in select new cars that allows users to connect their iPhone to the vehicle’s built-in controls and display. Apple and car manufacturers are officially rolling out the feature this year under the new nomenclature, “CarPlay.”

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Royal Revolt 2

Royal Revolt II 4Strategy games are thriving in the App Store. Traditionally, the genre has been most popular on desktops, but developers are constantly coming up with new titles that are fun, engaging, and great for wasting time on a rainy day. Apple’s Editor’s Choice for this week is a tower defense style strategy sequel. Royal Revolt 2 lets you explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate your neighbors to become the king of all lands.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 12 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 12 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 12 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 7 productivity / entertainment apps and 5 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 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 »

MOGA Ready to Release New iOS Game Controller next Month

moga_rebelThe ball is rolling. Accessory makers and game controller companies are on the move. It took a while to get started, but we are now spotting more and more iOS 7 controllers in the wild. Even more exciting is that companies aren’t narrowing their options to just the iPhone anymore. MOGA had a hit on their hands with the iPhone-only gamepad, “Ace Power.” The company is already working on their second submission to the market and this one will be compatible with both iPhone and iPad.

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Apple Cuts Apple TV Pricing with $25 iTunes Gift Card

Apple TVIt is possible that Apple is preparing to move old stock to make room for a new version of Apple TV. Today, the company has launched a special deal that would essentially make the set-top box only $75, brand new. The discount comes in the form of a $25 iTunes gift card, which you could use to stock up on movies for your new Apple TV.

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Avadon 2: The Corruption HD Finally Available on the iPad

Avadon 2 2Nearly three years ago, the first installment of the Avadon game series launched in the App Store. The deeply involving role-playing adventure game was a big hit with fans of dungeon crawls and RPGs. This week, Spiderweb Software has finally released the second game in the Avadon series, called “The Corruption.”

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday – Tamagotchi L.i.f.e Angel

Tamagotchi life angel 4Almost a full year ago, Namco Bandai launched their official Tamagotchi app for iPad and iPhone. I admit, for months, I cared for my pixelated baby, cleaning up its poops, feeding it, and playing games with it. I had fun with my Tamagotchi, but just like the real thing, the fun wears off after a while. I’m ready for a new one.

This week, Namco Bandai launched their second virtual pet app in the form of Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. Angel.

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American Greetings Launches Make-Your-Own Card app for Kids

Creatacard 1How often do you send physical cards to others through the mail? Does anyone other than grandma get greeting cards from you in the mail? It used to be that people would send birthday wishes, congratulations messages, get well cards, and condolences through traditional postal services to friends, families, and colleagues where they would then sit on the mantel for weeks before finally being relocated to a drawer somewhere. Now, birthday wishes, baby announcements, and party invitations are quickly typed up in emails or on Facebook. They may be more convenient, but they have no staying power.

American Greetings has the ability to change that with Creatacard. This new app lets kids create cards using digital drawing tools, stickers, paint brushes, and more, right on the iPad. Then, you can mail a physical copy of the card to your friends of family as a professionally printed greeting card.

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Tiny Tower Creator, NimbleBit, Launches Newest Pixelated Game ‘Disco Zoo’

Disco Zoo 4NimbleBit, creator of such games as Tiny Tower, Pocket Trains, and Nimble Quest have just launched their newest free-to-play title in the App Store. Instead of building a tiny tower for citizens to live in, or traveling the rails on pocket sized trains to distribute goods, players build the best zoo in the city and throw a disco party.

In Disco Zoo, players travel the globe in a rainbow-colored hot air balloon, rescuing animals (from the wild, apparently) and bringing them to the zoo to let the world see them. Oh, also, there is a disco party.

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Education Update: iOS Enterprise and Education Management Tools Updated


Apple made huge improvements to its iOS enterprise and education management tools this week and with all of the schools across the country trying to implement iPads into their curriculum it doesn’t arrive a moment too soon. New changes are going to go a long way in convincing a skeptical IT community to stop resisting iPad deployments in situations with massive numbers.

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