Category: iPad News

Disney Brings Popular Kids Virtual World Game ‘Club Penguin’ to iPad

Club Penguin 1About a month ago, I was visiting my brother and his family. My six-year-old nephew grabbed me by the arm and dragged me to the computer saying, “I have to make you a Penguin.” That was my first introduction to Disney’s hugely popular massively multiplayer online (MMO) game for kids. Since then, it seems like the game is everywhere. Interestingly, Club Penguin has been around since 2005.

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Fireproof Releases ‘The Room 2′ – a Sequel to their iPad ‘Game of Year’ Winner

The Room Two 2When The Room first came out, I tested it for a review and fell in love with it immediately. I had plans to play the game for about an hour and then watch a movie. However, after about 15 minutes, I was so hooked on the game that the rest of my evening was dedicated to finishing the puzzle.

Today, Fireproof Games launched the sequel to the 2012 App Store’s Game of the Year winner and it looks like it is going to be as addictive as the first.

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PadGadet’s Sound Stage: Hands-on with IK Multimedia’s iLoud

iLoud_comp_cutWelcome back to another installment of our weekly music column. Each week, we bring news, reviews, and information on apps and accessories that musicians and fans of music will love. Last week, we told you about the Roadie Tuner. Your strings will never break unexpectedly again.

With the holidays fast approaching, we’ve got a few hands-on reviews in the works for the music lover in your life. Our first review is of IK Multimedia’s newest product to launch this year. The iLoud speaker is a studio monitor-quality speaker that is great for solo musicians. It is also the perfect speaker to fill your holiday party with festive music.

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Pinterest’s New iOS 7 iPad App Redesign Includes Faster Navigation and Better Sharing

Pinterest 1Pinterest is an excellent place to find…well, practically everything. If you are looking for ideas for your next vacation, planning a Thanksgiving dinner, or need a creative spark to come up with crafts for the kids, you will find everything you are looking for on this photography-based social networking website.

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Rovio Releases ‘Angry Birds Go!’ Kart Racing Game for iPad and iPhone

Angry Birds Go keyartRovio has been on a tear this year. By the beginning of 2013, the indie game company had already surpassed one billion downloads. In March, the first Angry Birds cartoon launched online. In May, Angry Birds Friends found its way onto mobile devices. By September, the sequel to Angry Birds Star Wars delighted fans of the sci-fi classic. I could go on. Today, the newest bird flinging adventure has driven into the App Store. Angry Birds Go! will make you race.

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Spotify Shuffle Streaming Music Service is Now Free for iPad and iPhone Users

Spotify 2I love Spotify. I listen to new music all of the time from my desktop or laptop computer. However, I don’t listen to it on my iPad. At least, I hadn’t in the past. That is going to change today. According to the company’s blog, mobile Spotify is now available for free on tablet devices. Sort of.

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AT&T Wants Wireless Carriers to Drop Smartphone Subsidies

no-contractWhen you buy your iPhone from a carrier, or even directly from Apple, you are getting a huge break on the cost. The full price of an iPhone is more like $600 – $900. That means a 16GB iPhone 5s would cost you at least $400 more than the subsidized price through a carrier. Carriers pay the additional costs of phones in order to entice consumers into signing a two-year contract. AT&T doesn’t want to do that anymore.

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PadGadget’s DIY iPad Project Spotlight: DIY Leather iPad Case

Leather iPad Case Tutorial 1Welcome back to our weekly column about DIY projects for the iPad. We are fans of making things from scratch. Whether it is a handmade bookshelf or a home cooked meal, doing it yourself shows that you care. Each week, we search the Web for projects that you can do at home, most of the time with items you can find around the house. Last week, we told you about a simple iPad Air sleeve made from art canvas. If you recall the ones previously available at Anthropologie, the project was inspired by the same style.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 8 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 4 productivity / entertainment apps and 4 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 67% 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 »

Twitter App Update Adds new Swipe Interface and Improved Direct Messaging

Twitter 2Twitter just announced an update to its official app that adds a few new features that fans are sure to enjoy. Now, users can swipe between timelines and include photos in direct messages. Twitter for iOS is becoming more personalized than ever before.

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