It’s Monday and, while many of you are off soaking up the sun, relaxing with the kids, or heading to a BBQ, there are still plenty of apps for us to tell you about. Each week, Apple spotlights a couple of apps as good enough to be the Editor’s Choice. Last week, the award went to a fantastic music app that explores the note-by-note details of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
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 86% off so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
You know you’ve made it big when Jon Stewart makes fun of you. On Wednesday’s episode of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” America’s favorite news comedian took jabs at Apple’s Maps app and fishy tax evasion tactics. But, the real subjects of his humorous ranting were the members of the Senate tasked with grilling the iPad maker.
For years now, some techies have complained about Apple’s overabundance of skeuomorphic design. While it has been the company’s traditional look, rumors have been swirling that Apple’s Senior Vice President of Industrial Design has something to say about it. Since Jon Ive is leading the charge to overhaul iOS, we may see some major design changes that will leave Apple’s next mobile operating system a bit flat.
If you’re looking for a deal on a 4th Gen iPad or iPad mini, check out the recent price drops on Apple certified refurbished models. A buyer can save 15 percent on most models. This is the second time Apple has dropped prices on refurbished tablets. The first set of mark downs came in March 2013, as these tablet models arrived in Apple’s refurbished store for the first time. All of Apple’s refurbished products come with a 1-year warranty, so you can buy with confidence.
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Well, it’s Friday again. This time, we’ve got a nice long weekend to look forward to. Fridays are great for finishing up on the week’s business and getting ready for a relaxing bit of fun. Every Friday, we spotlight a classic arcade or console game that brings back our days of youth. Last week, we reminded you of afternoons listening to Bad Religion and driving through city streets, looking for fares with Crazy Taxi.
This week, we are only going back about half a decade with another console game that may have had you glued to your boob tube for hours of afterschool fun.
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 80% off, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
Chillingo wants you to be ready for World War Z and to get you in shape for the zombie apocalypse, the app maker is launching two undead themed games today. Run from brain eating reanimate corpses in Dead Ahead, or collect your very own aquarium of cannibals in Zombie Fish Tank. Read More »
On Tuesday, Apple Executives were asked to appear before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations to justify its corporate tax practices. The Senate accused Apple of using “tax gimmicks” to avoid paying as much as $6 billion in corporate taxes. The company’s CEO Tim Cook responded by saying that America’s tax code needs to be overhauled.
Today, Reuters is reporting that Apple will spend twice as much money on lobby groups this year than it did in 2012 in order to influence corporate tax reform.
The recently launched email client Mailbox has received much acclaim since it’s launch in February. At the time, it was an invite-only service and was not available for the iPad. After a soft launch, when the company filtered in more than 1 million new users with no server issues, Mailbox was made open to the public and skyrocketed in popularity. Today Orchestra has announced that Mailbox has been optimized for the iPad.