There have been a lot of rumors floating around over the past few months that Apple is planning on launching a low-cost iPhone this fall. At the company’s second-quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook seemed adamant that the company is focused on quality over quantity. However, nothing would be a surprise at this stage. Recently, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities sent a note to investors that Apple is also working on an iPad mini that would be priced on the low end at $199.
There are so many things that the iPad can do and so little time to tell you about them. Actually, that’s not true. There is plenty of time. That’s why we started this weekly column. Last week, we told you about a fantastic app that offers more than 150 tips on how to get the most out of your iPad.
This week, we go in-depth with the iPad’s native Notes app. You may not think much of the yellow-paper, limited-font note-taking application, but it is simple and efficient and has it where it counts.
If you are looking for the newest hotness to hit the app store, there is no better place to look than Apple’s own Editor’s Choice award. Every Monday, we review one of the apps that the elusive “Editor” has chosen. Last week, Fish Out of Water received the coveted honor. What a fun game that turned out to be.
This week, Apple spotlighted Fotonaut’s newest user-collaborative endeavor and we couldn’t be more pleased. Here at PadGadget, we love Fotonaut’s Fotopedia series of apps and their newest submission to the App Store is one of their best.
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, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
Penumbear is a unique-looking platformer. It’s dark and dreary with a haunting soundtrack, but focuses on the usage of light to get through various obstacles, which is a great concept. The game stars Penumbear himself, who is a little bear that wakes up in a dark castle basement.
Poor Penumbear has just a purple firefly to keep him company, but luckily, it’s a magical firefly that is able to turn on lights, which is handy because Penumbear has the ability to walk across the lines where shadow and light meet.
I can never resist an iOS game that offers up bright, cheery graphics and adorably endearing characters, so from the moment I opened up Mr. Crab I was hooked. The visuals are incredibly impressive, which is no surprise because this game comes from Illusion Labs, the developers behind other fantastic titles like Touchgrind and Touchgrind BMX.
In Mr. Crab, which is a fast-paced platform-style arcade game, you will play as the titular character, making your way to the top of a continually rotating sand castle while snapping up pearls and rescuing baby crabs.
Platform games that use polarity reversal to allow players to defy gravity are not uncommon in the App Store, but Gravity Duck takes the mechanic and slaps on a fun retro skin plus a cute duck, which, as it turns out, is a complete recipe for success.
In Gravity Duck you will take on the role of a duck who can manipulate the laws of gravity, walking on ceiling and floor alike with ease. Since Gravity Duck comes from Ravenous Games, the developers behind other hits like League of Evil and Infestor, I knew it would be a hit before I even opened the app.
It’s Friday, and that means going back to an earlier time, a time when the amount of quarters in you pocket dictated how long you stayed at the arcade. Every week, we spotlight games and apps that remind us of our own childhood. Last week, we told you about The Bard’s Tale. While the game itself is less than a decade old, its theme harkens back to a time when role-playing games were the most valuable entertainment on your computer.
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.
Like many of you, I grew up watching the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon on Saturday mornings, watching Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rafael, and Donatello fight crime and eat pizza. If you weren’t aware, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have made a reappearance of late, as there is a new movie coming out and there’s a new show.
There’s also a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles app available, called Rooftop Run, from Nickelodeon. As you might have imagined, Rooftop Run is an endless running game.