Market analyst firm Diffusion Group recently launched an in-hope electronics report that showed “Smart TVs,” - television sets that are connected to the Internet and have built-in applications like Netflix streaming capabilities – are more popular than set-top box devices like Apple TV and Roku. This begs the question of when will Apple enter the television set market with its rumored “iTV”?
It is Friday again. Fridays mean so many different things to so many people. It might mean the start of a relaxing weekend, or the end of a great workweek. It might trigger desire to go on a road trip, or give you hope for a quiet weekend at home. For us here at PadGadget, it means remembering our youth. It means going back a couple of decades to a time when we sat on the floor eating cookies and milk while watching reruns of Voltron and playing games on our ColecoVision. It means we spotlight retro and classic games for Flashback Friday.
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 90% off, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
Anyone who enjoys using an iPad in the kitchen may be familiar with Chef Sleeve‘s product line, which has expanded from the disposable plastic sleeves to include a cutting board and a dishwasher-safe iPad stand. The company hopes to release the Smart Food Scale, a Bluetooth-enabled kitchen scale with iPad integration, and has launched a Kickstarter project to fund this new effort. The user will be able to bring up nutritional information about the food she is weighing as she is preparing a meal. Genius!
It is time for another edition of PadGadget’s Sound Stage. Every week, we look for apps and accessories for musicians and fans of music. Last week, we showed you a pair of drumsticks that are specifically designed for the iPad. Think of them as a musician’s stylus.
This week, we have a fun synthesizer app that lets you manipulate sound to create crazy samples that you can use with any Midi compatible device. This app was recently updated with Audiobus support. To add even more awesome to the mix, it is absolutely free. There are no ads, no in-app purchases, and no paid upgrades. Just start playing and see where it takes you. Read More »
A few months ago, a new email client hit the App Store that just about turned the iOS community upside-down. Mailbox was being touted as a “revolutionary email app” that changes the way you use email. The app looked great, but within a week, I was back to my native iPad Mail app.
I’m just not the kind of person who needs help organizing thousands of emails. I’m pretty good at deleting and archiving my messages. Mailbox is a great app, but not a game changer for me.
Today, a new email client has hit the App Store that may just be what I’m looking for. Evomail is an email client for the iPad that is specifically designed for Gmail users. It offers some of the great features that Gmail’s Web-based service offers, but are not available with Apple’s native Mail app.
If you are familiar with Adobe’s Lightroom software for PC, then you will be happy to know that the company has just announced plans for an iPad-compatible version of the photography application.
Well, it finally happened. Rovio made an announcement one month ago that the company’s Facebook-based birdbrain game, Angry Birds Friends would soon be available on iOS. Today, the social phenomenon flew into the App Store for the iPhone and iPad.
Adonit’s newest addition to its growing line of capacitative style, the Jot Touch 4 Stylus, makes drawing on an iPad more like putting pen to paper.
With most styli the user gets the same type of line regardless of how hard she presses. The Jot Touch 4 adds 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity, which allows for more realistic representation of the natural variations in pressure that occur when we write or draw on paper. The stylus also employs what the company describes as “palm rejection,” which just means that it ignores your hand, so you can rest your palm on the iPad while drawing. This welcom addition promises to end the frustration of leaving stray marks on the iPad screen.