Apple iBeacon Makes Newsstand Magazine Browsing a Virtual Reality

ByPlaceI love magazines. At least once per month, I head over to my local newsstand to check out titles from various categories I am interested in. What makes this event so special is that I am able to see all different types of magazines. Even though I may not have ever heard of a title before, if it catches my eye, I might buy it. Browsing for magazines in Apple’s Newsstand app is just not the same. You have to know what you are looking for when you start shopping.

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Clumsy Ninja Gets 10M Downloads, Move Over Angry Birds

Clumsy-Ninja-2A couple of weeks ago, Clumsy Ninja stumbled its way into the App Store. This simple free-to-play game has made a name for itself. According to NaturalMotion, the game’s creator, the little masked fighter was downloaded more than 10 million times in its first week. If the game’s popularity continues at this rate, it will become the most successful iOS game since the App Store launched.

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New NASA iPad App Shows How Climate Change and Natural Disasters Impact Earth

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Our planet is changing and NASA has released an iPad app called Images of Change which gives you access to dramatic images of the changes caused by varying climates, natural disasters, and the impact of humans on our environment. The app is relatively simple in its design but the ramifications of these images present a powerful message that is important for us to notice.

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PadGadget’s DIY iPad Project Spotlight: DIY Canvas Case for iPad Air

DIY iPad Canvas Case 1As December smashes us in the face with its surprising arrival, many of us are frantically gathering our materials, supplies, and notions for the month long craft-a-thon that takes place among DIY-ers. We may have plenty of cloth, yarn, Washi tape, and hot glue, but what we don’t have a lot of are ideas. One great gift you can give someone you love this year is a handmade iPad case. That is why, each week, we search the Web to find great DIY projects that compliment Apple’s tablet. Last week, we told you about Craftsy. If you don’t know how to make something, chances are Craftsy has an online class for it.

This week, we have a project for a simple iPad Air sleeve. If there is an art-lover in your life, they could use a Canvas iPad Case.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 6 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 6 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 6 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 4 productivity / entertainment apps and 2 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 80% off so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.

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Realmac Releases ‘Ember’ for iPad and iPhone – Helps you Collect the Things you Love

Ember 3Starting in late August, I turn on my present-buying brain and begin thinking of gifts I can get my friends for Christmas. Oftentimes, someone will mention something they like and I’ll make a mental note of it. Unfortunately, my memory fails me more often than not and I end up forgetting my gift ideas when the holiday season comes around.

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Latest FileMaker Release adds Cool New iPad and iPhone Design Features

FileMaker 13 2One of Apple’s offspring (subsidiary) has just announced a major update to its popular productivity app that promises to streamline business, information, and efficiency. FileMaker 13 has been updated with more than 50 new features and the compatible iOS app, FileMaker Go 13, now has a better user interface, popovers, and new iOS keyboards.

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Apple Confirms Purchase of Topsy, Will iTunes Ping Make a Comeback?

pinglogoApple has been on a buying frenzy lately. Last week, we found out that the iPad maker had purchased 3D motion detection company PrimeSense. Presumably, Apple is hoping to add some kind of motion sensing software or hardware to future products. Today, the New York Times is reporting that Apple has just acquired social media research company Topsy.

Apple is not known for its social media prowess. A few years ago, the company tried to go social with iTunes Ping. After only two years in existence, Ping was stamped with the “failure” tag and deleted from iTunes like a typo.

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Apple Products Dominate Yahoo’s Top Gadget Searches for 2013

Yahoo 2013 Year in ReviewYahoo has been around long enough to have a fairly healthy database of the average Internet surfer. Each year, the tech company compiles a report on the most popular search terms. From celebrities to food trends, Yahoo has determined which terms have made the grade. This year, Apple’s iPhone 5 made it into the list of top 10 general search terms and multiple products from the company pepper the list of top gadget searches for 2013.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 8 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 5 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 67% off, a couple 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 »

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