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 75% off, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
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The Atlantic recently profiled Intel CEO Paul Otellini, who ceded his post after 8 years helming the renown chip maker. Yesterday was Otellini’s last day in the office. Though his Intel colleagues, and even former rivals, like AMD CEO Hector Ruiz, were willing to praise Otellini’s accomplishments, the man himself admits that he could have done even more for the company had he agreed to make chips for the iPhone prototype.
Last week, Bloomberg reported that Apple’s iOS devices were on the short list for mobile devices that would be approved for Pentagon use. This approval would allow the iPad maker to dig in deep for a long-lasting contract with U.S. Military. Today, Bloomberg reported that the Pentagon has officially cleared Apple devices for use on its network.
This approval puts Apple on the same playing field as Samsung and Blackberry, who were both recently approved for military use as well. According to Bloomberg, now that Apple has joined the ranks, this may prompt a three-way fight for the military market.
Welcome to another installment of PadGadget’s Flashback Friday. Every week we spotlight a game or app that appeals to the younger version of ourselves. Whether it is an 8-bit side-scrolling game, or a macramé how-to app, we love to go back in time. Last week, we reminded you of the time-sucking PC duo from Cyan Worlds. I had almost forgotten how long it takes to get through Myst.
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.
Toca Boca, the Swedish developer extraordinaire, boasts an impressive track record of hit kids’ apps. Toca Boca acquired Canadian developer zinc Roe back in March. The result of the marriage was Sago Sago, a new, Toronto-based developer, whose first app, Sago Mini Sound Box, premieres on the App Store today.
Get ready to make some noise! With Sago Mini Sound Box, kids tap their way through nine different sound makers from wind chimes to barking puppies. As the child taps the screen she releases colorful dots that sound off on a theme. As the screen fills with dots, whose sounds compliment each other, the child is encouraged to play around with the different sound combinations.
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Less than two weeks ago, Apple announced that the 50 billionth download was imminent. To celebrate, the company held another contest by which the lucky person to download the 50 billionth app would receive a $10,000 gift card to the App Store. Last night, the contested ended and the winner was announced.
When iOS 6 launched, some of us immediately downloaded the new update in anticipation of many of the new features, one of them being Apple’s Maps app. Of course, hindsight is 20/20 and we now know that Google Maps is the superior service. Lucky for iPhone users, Google graciously gave them an app that would help them get from one place to another without getting lost.
However, iPad users were left unattended and either have to use the Web-based version or risk it all using Apple’s mapping service. Yesterday, Google showed off a bunch of new features coming with its next Maps update. One of the best announcements of the day is that Google Maps is finally coming to the iPad.
Welcome back to another edition of Sound Stage. Every week, we talk about music. Not just bands we like or our favorite albums, but instruments, compatible music devices, apps, and accessories that we think musicians and fans of music will like. Last week, we told you about SmartMusic. This cloud-based learning app is the perfect companion for music teachers who want to share sheet music with students who can actually practice along with the app.
This week, we found an awesome synthesizer app that lets you create layers of sounds using module components, just like you would if you were connecting synth instruments in real life.
Yesterday was a big day for Google. After much anticipation, the company launched its unifying messaging service, Hangouts. This new chat client is not a mobile messenger for Google +. It is a replacement app for all of your Google-related social networking accounts.
Hangouts lets you keep track of conversations, no matter what device you are using. If you start a conversation on your desktop and finish it on your iPhone, you messages sync across devices so that you won’t lose track of who said what. Read More »