This year was a very good year for apps and games. We saw fantastic titles, like Fetch, Makr, and Dropchord receive the week’s spotlight for Editor’s Choice. Plus, game companies produced sequels, prequels, and spinoffs of their most popular titles. Today, Apple announced the winners of its annual “App Store Best Of” list and we have a rundown of the top iPad app winners for 2013.
If you are still looking for gift ideas for a new iPad mini owner in your life, Moshi has a great looking sleeve that doubles as a stand. So, you can protect your device with a slim, unobtrusive cover and you don’t have to stuff it in your bag while using your iPad mini.
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, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
From visiting PadGadget, you may have noticed that, sometimes, advertisement space seems to directly reflect your recent Internet activity. For example, if you were just looking at socks on Amazon, you may see an ad in the sidebar for socks on sale on Amazon. This type of advertising is called real-time bidding (RTB) and it is used to better target visitors to a website and increase interest in the advertisement.
Google has been offering a service, called AdSense, to publishers on the Google Network that allows for interactive media advertisements based on RTB. According to a recent article from AdWeek, Apple is in the process of doing the same. The focus in 2014 will be on iTunes Radio.
As soon as the iPad mini with Retina display launched, supplies were constrained. It wasn’t as bad as launch sales of the first generation 7.9-inch tablet were, but getting your hands on one usually took about two weeks. Even after you could order one for in-store pickup, most Apple Retail Stores still weren’t letting consumers walk in and buy one.
Today, Apple has updated shipping time of the iPad mini with Retina from five to 10 business days to one to three business days. This comes just in time for last minute shopping for Christmas next week.
I’ve tested a lot of weather apps, especially since Apple redesigned its mobile operating system. Since iOS 7 launched, developers have been whipping out beautiful looking minimalistic weather apps for the iPhone. Unfortunately, the iPad hasn’t been invited to that party very often. However, things are starting to look up for Apple’s tablet. Today, Yahoo finally updated their gorgeous weather app to support the larger sized screen and it is even more stunning than on the iPhone.
It is time again for another installment of our weekly iPad tips column. If you have recently purchased your first iPad, you are probably all too aware of how much there is to learn about what your device can and can’t do. Last week, we explained how to set a spending allowance so that you can give the gift that keeps giving all year, but won’t cost you a fortune.
This week, we have some pointers for those who have owned an iPad before and either already have, or soon will, upgrade to a new one. Don’t worry about losing your data, getting all of your old stuff onto your new iPad is as easy as flipping a switch.
Welcome back to another week of news about apps, games, accessories, and everything iPad related. As the calendar changes days and we begin a new workweek, we like to let you know about Apple’s most recent Editor’s Choice pick. Last week, A Wolf Among us was granted the honor. Keep an eye out for more Telltale Games news in the upcoming weeks.
This week, Apple has spotlighted a sequel game that the puzzle-loving world clapped with excitement for on Thursday. The Room Two finally launched on iOS and it has proven to be an exceptionally good puzzle game. No surprise there.