Earlier this week, we told you about Netflix’s upcoming rollout of the multiple user profile feature. A few days ago, the company began implementing the option on some subscriber’s Apple TV devices. Today, Netflix has officially announced the launch of the new service. Now, you and your kids can have separate recommendations based on what you like and not what they watch.
Welcome back to another edition of our weekly music column. Each week, we find interesting apps and accessories that musicians and fans of music will love. Last week, we told you about the iPad keyboard accessory for Little Tikes. It’s never too soon to get your kids started in music and tech gadgets.
This week, we found a fun iPad case made from recycled records. If you want the world to know just how much you love vinyl, this is the way to do it.
A developer has shared information about a new iPad Mini with 9to5mac.com and among other things it appears that it will continue to lack a retina display. This information comes from a compatibility list of devices with iOS 7 hidden in the iOS 7 SDK.
While it is not guaranteed that the devices listed in the report will ever ship, it seems likely that the new Minis will have similar specs. The lack of the display isn’t a total loss since the faster processor is still a jump forward in power and system capabilities.
Bret Taylor and Kevin Gibbs have announced the release of Quip, a modern word processor with a lot of mobile and social offerings. These guys have spent years in the trenches at Google and FaceBook and this release is a curiosity to see if Quip can succeed in a ‘Microsoft Office’ world.
At first glance Quip looks like a very capable mobile word processor and in fact some of the features certainly promise to be very useful but it represents a transition to a mobile paradigm that many companies aren’t ready for. This would be fine except that it appears the earning model for Quip is aimed at businesses and not with the free version anybody can download.
For today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 7 great apps to add to your iPad collection. We have 4 productivity / entertainment apps and 3 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 50% off, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
All of us love a good deal and that’s reflected in the pricing trends for iPhone and iPad apps. We’ve seen developers shift from paid apps to ‘freemium’ apps that cost nothing up front but then nickel and dime you for in-app purchases of virtual goods and new levels. While this trend has proven profitable for many developers, 2K Games thought it would try something a little different when it released XCOM: Enemy Unknown at a rather steep price of $19.99.
When XCOM was first released many commenters said the developers were out of touch and the app was doomed to failure due to its ‘ridiculously high’ price tag. Well guess what, Take Two Interactive’s CEO says the game has been a resounding success proving all the naysayers wrong.
It is time, again, for another episode of our weekly DIY iPad project spotlight. Every week, we search the Interwebs for projects we like that accessorize your iPad. Last week, we showed you a great project for making an iPad case that looks like a Moleskin notebook. Talk about classy.
This week, we found a fun project that only requires a block of wood.
In a report published by OpenSignal.com, Android fragmentation has increased over the past year and the number of distinct Android devices has tripled. The report compared devices, manufacturers, screen sizes, and operating systems all which are showing more diversity than in previous years.
In a comparison with iOS, Android versions were split and the biggest share holder was version 4.1-4.2 Jelly Bean at 37.9%. iOS, on the other hand, was split with iOS 6 at 95%, iOS 5 at 5%, and all the rest at below 1%. Screen size is another element that OpenSignal analyzed and found that Android devices come in all kinds of sizes while iOS devices have only four.