Travelzoo is a deal finder website for travel. They publish discounts on hotel, air, car, and packages from more than 2,000 travel and entertainment companies. You can receive weekly emails for trips around the world with huge sales of 20 to 70 percent off. This week, the company released an app for the iPad that helps kids get excited about traveling the globe by teaching them where they fit into the world. It is a great geography lesson for adults, as well.
As an educator I love the idea of using an iPad in the classroom but with small built-in speakers and a relatively small screen, it is not a device that can effectively be used without a little help. Califone has released a new speaker / mobile device stand that provides a possible solution.
The PA-MBiOS is capable of filling the room with sound from your connected iOS device and any other 3.5mm capable sound source. iPhones and iPads can be connected directly via the old 30-pin connector or through a Lightening adapter, which isn’t included.
This Friday, Microsoft is launching the next big thing in console gaming. Today, the company released an iOS app that is expected to work seamlessly with the Xbox One. You’ll be able to use your iPad as a remote for the new gaming console, plus browse the web, keep track of other gamers, and communicate with friends.
Well, it’s about time. I always use the Apple Store app to purchase products. I live 10 miles from an Apple retail store and it is always packed with people. So, I use the app to browse for what I want, Then, I order it, pay for it, and am able to walk in and out the physical store in just a few minutes. When Apple added their line of tablets and smartphones as an in-store pick up option, I was overjoyed. What I didn’t like was having to use my four-inch screen to purchase my iPad Air in the middle of the night. I’ve always wondered why Apple didn’t optimize the Apple Store app for the iPad.
While iOS features many apps for drawing, sketching and painting, it’s not very easy to create detailed works of art with one’s finger. While finger painting is fun for some, others may see tools that better emulate what it’s like to draw or paint on a tactile surface.
One such example is the Nomad Brush stylus, and those who are looking for a more portable, improved product may find that the brush’s newest iteration, the Nomad Mini 2, meets their requirements.
As the holiday season approaches, crafters around the nation are grabbing their sewing needles, hot glue guns, and materials for a present-making frenzy. This is the perfect time of the year to work on your DIY skills. Making stuff is so much more fun when it is for someone you love. Each week, we track down awesome DIY projects that are made for the iPad. Last week, we showed you a very simple crochet pattern for making a protective sleeve for your iPad mini with Retina display. Did you watch the crochet tutorial?
This week, we have a fun DIY project for the gamer in your life. You may have heard of the Joystick-It Arcade Stick for iPad by ThinkGeek. I have one. I love it. I use it all the time. It is awesome. We found a clever DIY project that you can follow to create your very own version of the iPad accessory. I can’t promise it will work as well as the Joystick-It, but the idea is worth the effort.
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 »
When Apple first launched the second-generation Apple TV, there was plenty of speculation as to whether the company would make the set-top box into an App Store compatible device. There is a limited amount of storage space in the unit that led tech followers to speculate that there was more to come for the “hobby.” They were right.
As the years have gone by, Apple has added more and more channels to its line-up of streaming media possibilities. Most recently, HBO Go, Disney, and ESPN have become available channels. Today, Apple has signed on with two additional media providers to add even more content to Apple TV. Yahoo Screen and PBS now have apps for watching content directly on your television set.
Since the new iPad mini with Retina quietly launched last week, there really hasn’t been any hubbub for overwhelming sales. At the time, in-store pickup options were limited.
However, there have not been any 48-hour sellouts like there was when the first generation model launched last year. It appears that Apple has finally caught up with demand. Either that, or the tablets just aren’t as popular as they used to be.
The rumors of an “iPad Maxi” or “iPad Pro” have increased in the past few months. Only two weeks ago, Chinese-language tech website PadNews claimed to have information that Apple would be launching a 12.9-inch tablet in 2014. A few months ago, Macotakara had reported that display maker Quanta was working with Apple on the design of the pro sized screen. Now, Korea-based Korea Times has information from an unnamed source at Apple’s biggest supplier of iPad parts (company not named) is currently in production of a 12.9-inch Retina display to be used in the new iPad.