New Recipe App ‘SideChef’ Gives You Hands-Free Step-By-Step Recipes

SideChef 1I’ve mentioned before how much I love using my iPad for cooking and baking. I save recipes from blogs to Evernote Food. I have a board on Pinterest with yummy treats. I have a dozen different recipe apps right on my iPad. Now, a new one will be added to the mix. SideChef is a step-by-step cooking app that makes it easy for amateurs to feel like pros in the kitchen.

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Escaping the Shredder in High Flying Bird Thriller

Aero Birdies

At first I couldn’t imagine worse timing for a new physics based bird game, given that it comes in the shadow of the flappy revolution, but once I gave Aero Birdies a try I knew there was something genius in releasing it now. In many ways this game is the antithesis of the flappy bird games because it is polished, has friendly physics, and I can score more than 11 points.

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday – Game of Watchcraft: Spawn of Squishy

Game of WatchcraftWhen I was a kid, Game & Watch games were incredibly popular. At the time, the only way you could play Donkey Kong was at an arcade, which I had to get permission to go to, or on a handheld electronic device that Nintendo put out. Of course, the Game & Watch games were a pale comparison to the full arcade, but it satisfied the hunger in me.

Thanks to the progression of technology, today, you can play just about any type of game, from arcade to PC to home console, right on your iPad or iPhone. Sometimes, however, I just want to take it back to a simpler time, when handheld games were little more than a painted on screen and a blinking digital ape.

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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 3 productivity / entertainment apps and 5 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 83% off 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 »

‘Attack Detection Mode,’ a New Apple Patent for iOS

burglar costumeThe U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently published a patent request from Apple for a mobile device that has the ability to automatically request assistants if a user is in trouble. So, if your being mugged and you’ve got your iPad in your bag, it may just save your life.

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New HTML 5 Game ‘Sam Bogart Files’ Is Free, Funny, and Full of Foxes

Sam Bogart 1Black Moon Design is big on HTML 5 games. They’ve got a decent collection of them available for free online. Today, the company announced the launch of a new HTML 5 game that is available on the iPad and iPhone that is also free to download, free to play, and has no advertisements or in-app purchases. Is this the start of a new trend?

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Popular ComiXology App a Victim of Security Breach

comixologyI received a disturbing email this morning. In my inbox was a letter from ComiXology with an “Important Security Notice.” It turns out that the company found that an “unauthorized individual” accessed the subscriber database that included username, email addresses, and cryptographically protected passwords. If you use ComiXology, it is highly suggested that you reset your password immediately.

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Judge Denies Apple’s Request for Permanent Injunction Against Samsung in Patent Suit


Early this morning Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California denied a motion for permanent injunction filed by Apple against Samsung in the widely publicized patent infringement case. It appears that you can’t win your cake and eat it too and this is in’t the last we’ll hear of this with upcoming patent litigation on its way.

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Apple Steps Up iPhone and iPad Advertising Efforts with Full Screen Video Ads

Apple iAds iPadAbout three-and-a-half years ago, Apple launched a new service to allow advertising inside apps, games, magazines, and books. The iAd service has not caught on with advertisers over the past few years and Apple is hoping to do something about it. The company will roll out full-screen video ads that will automatically play at certain times during your in-app activity.

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PadGadget’s Sound Stage: Acoustic Stream 4-in-1 Wireless Companion

Acoustic Stream 3Anyone with a guitar has a tuner. Anyone who writes songs uses some gadget to record their ideas. Anyone with an acoustic guitar (or any wood-based instrument) has to make sure that humidity and temperature don’t mess up the sound. Why not have a gadget that takes care of all three needs at once, plus have the ability to connect your iPad to your amp without the need of additional adapters. That is exactly what the Acoustic Stream promises to do.

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