If you were to check out the current New York Magazine iPad app right now, you’d see that it is not exactly popular with its readers. It appears that the media conglomerate has heard the cries of its followers and has been hard at work, rebuilding the entire app landscape in order to right the wrongs that have been created by the digital version of New York Magazine.
Angry Birds Star Wars HD Receives Major Content Update with 20 New Levels and Steam Gameplay Mechanics
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away a group of rebel birds stood up against the evil Pigtroopers, battling with lightsabers on a journey to destroy the Dark Lord of the Pigs. Now there’s an all new battle to fight, courtesy of developer Rovio, who today released Angry Birds Star Wars HD version 1.2.0.
With the update comes a brand new Cloud City episode, which includes 20 additional levels along with fun steam gameplay mechanics for a whole new piggy-fighting experience. Check out the video after the break to get a glimpse at the gameplay.
According to a new report from Distimo, in-app purchases remain an incredibly successful way of monetizing in the App Store. While in-app purchases in the United States were responsible for just half of iPhone App Store revenue in January 2012, that number has climbed significantly to 76 percent in February of 2013.
That means the majority of app revenue, both from the iPhone and the iPad, is now coming from the purchase of in-app items and currency. This is immediately evident in the App Store with a simple look at the apps that are earning the most money. On the list of Top Grossing iPad Apps, 19 of the top 20 are free apps. Of those 19 apps, 15 of them are freemium games such as Candy Crush Saga, Clash of Clans, and Megapolis.
Analytics firm App Annie recently released its February report, which shows that Google, the creator of the Android operating system and Apple’s mobile software nemesis, has surpassed the iPad maker as the top publisher in the iOS App Store for its second month in a row.
The report, according to The Next Web, refers to non-game apps for the month of February. Apple used to be the number one publisher, in terms of downloads, in the App Store. That is, until January, when Google passed the iOS App Store owner with its own non-game apps.
I don’t own a Smart Cover. While they seem like handy protectors for the iPad’s screen, they are fairly expensive for what you get. I mean, what makes them so smart? When I first laid eyes on one, I thought, “Meh.” and looked for something better. A few weeks ago, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent from Apple that include integrated inductive charging in a smart cover. I thought, “Huh.” Today, the USPTO published another Smart Cover related patent from Apple that has made me think, “Wow.”
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 67% off, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
After the Samsung Galaxy S4 launched two weeks ago, Apple debuted a new iPhone page on its website that read: “There’s iPhone. And then there’s everything else,” designed to list all of the reasons why people love the company’s iPhones. Today Apple followed that up with a page touting all of the selling points of its tablets.
The new page, entitled “Why You’ll Love an iPad,” opens with the following statement: “iPad and iPad mini. They’re two of no other kind.” The page that follows is full of the highlights of Apple’s best selling tablets.
Welcome back to PadGadget’s weekly music column. We have some resident musicians on staff who love talking about music related apps and accessories. Last week, we had a hands-on review of IK Multimedia’s iLine Cables. What a great way to have all your audio connections in one place.
This week, we have found an iPad mount that is specifically designed for use with a microphone stand. Castiv’s TAB STATION is a musician’s best friend in a pinch.
When rumors come down the pipeline from parts manufacturers its time to start listening. Last year, there was a whole lot of buzz about a new, smaller sized tablet from Apple that I didn’t believe for a minute. That is, until word started coming in from the supply chain that the iPad mini was in production.
We’ve been hearing rumors and analyst predictions about when Apple will launch the second-generation iPad mini for month now. Since April is nearly upon us and there hasn’t even been an invitation to a special event in a certain independent theater, it appears that DigiTimes’ newest rumor is more likely to be true, especially since it claims to come from the supply chain.
King Oddball is a fairly basic physics based puzzle game. If you’ve played a game like Angry Birds, you will be able to jump right in, because it’s essentially the same concept: use a projectile to destroy targets.
The King is a giant rock with a crazy long tongue, which you can use to hurl smaller rocks and boulders at a range of targets. The game incorporates simple one-touch controls, so you need to combine proper timing with a tap on the screen in order to squash enemies like tanks and helicopters.