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 75% off so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
At this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple told us about HomeKit, which is a developer software kit that will allow companies to create apps that work directly with Siri to activate compatible in-home accessories, like lights, locks, and alarms. Today, AppleInsider has a glimpse into some of the things Siri will be able to do in the connected “smart home” in iOS 8.
Apparently the term “smart home” is now part of the tech world’s vernacular. I don’t mind, though. It may be silly, but it makes me think of those horror films in the early 1980s where a house would be powered by a computer that would eventually gain sentience and attack everyone. I sure hope Siri doesn’t have a jealous side.
ARCHOS recently announced the launch of its newest smart home kit that provides users with information and controls for their in-home accessories on their iOS device.
Lego has announced a new hybrid building set called Lego Fusion which is based on a really exciting concept. It is a simple design that kids are going to love because they will be able to mix what they build with Legos into a virtual world on their favorite tablet. All angles point towards an attempt to keep up with virtual platforms such as Minecraft, which have proven very popular for kids all over the world.
Big news is coming in today regarding the wearable computer that Apple is rumored to be working on. According to both the Wall Street Journal and CNBC, the so-called iWatch will begin production this summer with a predicted launch sometime in October.
Is there a holiday this weekend that I don’t know about? For some reason, two major game distributors are having a massive sale today. SEGA has dropped the price of all Sonic titles to just $0.99 and Electronic Arts has dropped the price of all of its paid games to $0.99. Today is a good day to catch up on all those games you’ve wanted, but didn’t want to spend money on.
Since the launch of the iPhone 5S and the iPad Air, health and fitness apps have become more popular than ever. One reason has to do with the M7 motion coprocessor chip that allows apps to track users’ physical activities. It used to be that you’d have to strap a pedometer to your ankle to see how may steps you’ve walked. Now, all you have to do is walk. Most people already carry their iPhone with them. If a fitness app is running in the background, it is tracking.
According to a recent report from Flurry Analytics, health and fitness apps are growing faster than the overall app market. Considering the games category has traditionally been the most popular subject in the App Store, this new trend is really moving.
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 90% off, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.