The iPad has been on the market for more than three years now. Every year, we find out more about what the tablet is being used for. It has become a digital textbook in schools across America, an in-flight entertainment device on airlines, and a point-of-sale cash register so retailers can come out from behind the counter.
Welcome back to another episode of our weekly how-to guide. Right now, there might be millions of new iPad owners out there. The numbers aren’t in yet, and it is impossible to tell how many iPad Air purchasers are new to the iOS operating system, but I’ll bet there are a few of you. Each week, we cover the basics of how to use your iPad, and try to fill you in on some of the extra features you may not have already known. Last week, we explained AirDrop and what it can do for you. Have you given your phone number out to a random stranger at a bar yet?
This week, we have a simple trick for getting Siri to say names in your contacts correctly. From now on, she (or he) won’t confuse “Michelle” with “Michel.”
It is that time again. It seems like we were just talking about the Editor’s Choice award only a week ago. Oh, wait. It was only a week ago. Every week, Apple gives a special spotlight to apps and games that stand out from the mass of submissions. Last week, Apple gave the spotlight to Lose it! – Weight Loss Program and Calorie Counter. I’ve logged seven days straight. I’m on a roll.
This week, Apple gave the nod to the sequel to a popular platform game that has won the hearts of casual iOS gamers around the globe. Rayman has gone tropical in his newest title, Fiesta Run.
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 93% off so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
The Joy Factory, creators of so many fantastic device accessories, has a new iPad mount made specifically for those who use a wheelchair for mobility – the Charis Wheelchair Mount for iPad. This brilliant new stand is the perfect attachment for anyone looking for a lightweight and flexible way to use their iPad while on the go.
Call it a baked Apple: A Vodafone store in Canberra, Australia was evacuated on Wednesday after an iPad Air demo model burst into flames. While this iPad now resembles no more than a charred slab, thankfully no one was injured.
But this was no minor incident: after the iPad’s charging port leaped with flames, the fire department had to be called in as the store filled with smoke and sparks continued to fall.
Rumors coming out of Korea are providing more insight into the iPad Mini delay, which is due to display issues. Apple is remaining tight lipped as usual on the delay, but evidence is building in support of a issue that Sharp is having with the manufacturing of the LCD displays.
It probably seemed like a slam-dunk product placement for Sony on Jimmy Kimmel Live to give a child genius, Arden Hayes, a Sony Xperia after he amazed the audience with his geography knowledge. While most kids might just be happy to get a free gift, this particular genius quickly told Kimmel that he was getting an iPad for Christmas and handed the Sony back.
Welcome back to another episode of our weekly retro games column. We might be exposing our age when we talk about games from our childhood, but we are fans of arcade classics from before there was such a thing as console games. Each week, we track down games that remind us of a simpler, less-bit era, when you had a limited viewing angle and only a couple of buttons on your controller. Last week, we told you about the 1980s breakout clone, ARKANOID HD. Brick breaking games just aren’t as good as they were 30 years ago.