Earth Networks, Inc. just announced the launch of an update to its WeatherBug app for iPhone and iPad. The app has been given a user interface refresh, a redesigned Spark lightening alerts and map, and 64-bit support. With this update, Spark makes it possible for users to see real-time information regarding lightning proximity for current and saved locations. You’ll always know how far away the lightning strike is.
AppleInsider recently discovered US patent No. 8,655,004 for a “Sports monitoring system for headphones, earbuds, and/or headsets.” The system would be used to monitor fitness activities and could also be used to sense biometric data. The patent also covers the user control of the electronic device using head gestures.
Realmac Faces Challenges as it Kills ‘Clear+’ and Attempts to Move Customers over to Updated ‘Clear’ App
Remember the days when software updates used to cost money? In just a few short years Apple has flipped the entire software world upside down and consumers now expect every update to be free. In spite of the new normal, not every developer handles this in a graceful way but I was impressed with Realmac Software and the situation they found themselves in recently.
iPads are the latest tech craze in education but there are still a lot of questions about how much impact they are making and if they are worth the financial investment. In a Wall Street Journal post, Joseph De Avila takes a closer look at one school that has adopted iPads and is using an app created by Pearson Education Inc. which teaches math and English as a part of the new Common Core standards.
MacRumors has published comments from a new research note by KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo which suggest that Apple is not going to release an iPad Pro or a new iPad Mini until at least 2015. While I believe that it is unlikely that an iPad Pro will be released, it is hard to fathom the Mini going a entire year without an update.
Note: How to enable “private browsing’ is one of the most asked questions we get here at PadGadget so, as part of our ‘Best of’ tips guide, here is a refresher on how to enable this convenient little iPad surfing feature.
Normally, we provide a handy-dandy how-to guide for the iPad on Mondays. However, it has recently come to our attention that some of our users are having trouble figuring out how to turn on private browsing in Safari now that iOS 7 has completely redesigned the look of the Web app. Since the Holiday shopping season kicks off this Friday, we didn’t want any secret shoppers worrying about someone seeing which gifts were being purchased for other iPad users in the house. So, we wanted to give you a quick tutorial for enabling private browsing in iOS 7.
It seems that Apple and Google are both getting tired of developers trying to cash in on the ‘Flappy’ phenomenon and I am right there with them. It was surprising to see the original Flappy Birds pulled from the App Store by its developer because it was very successful but the wave of obnoxious clones and look-a-likes is tiresome at best.
Last year, news of Apple’s iBeacon technology began to hit the street. With iOS 7, the iPad maker included the ability for third-party tech companies to make devices that would connect wirelessly to iOS devices from localized transmitters. The transmitters work using Bluetooth LE (low energy) to conserve energy. It can be used in retail stores to offer discounts to shoppers, large-indoor complexes to track your whereabouts inside, and baseball stadiums to beam relevant information directly to you. Today, Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that two of its ballparks are fully equipped with iBeacon technology and are ready for Opening Day.
We’ve heard it before. On any given day, someone claims to have insider information that Microsoft is working on a full-featured version of its Office suite for the iPad. Just when we thought Microsoft would throw iOS users a bone, they came out with their own line of tablets, mobile Office installed, instead. The company even launched Office 365 last June, but only for iPhone users. Today, ZDnet claims to have some insider information that Office for iPad is, indeed, coming this year. We’ll see.