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 so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
Choose-your-own adventure books, or “Gamebooks” were a huge hit in the early 1980s. If you were over the age of seven at that time, you’ll remember how fun it was to “skip to page 25” or, “go back to page 13.” Recently, gamebooks have made a comeback on the iPad with new technologies to help turn the classic stories into interactive apps. Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! was picked up by Inkle and is set to launch in the App Store in just a few weeks.
Comedy website Funny or Die made an entire movie in only a few weeks. The biopic based on former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ life, iSteve, was originally scheduled to launch yesterday. Although there was no official airtime announcement, it was eventually delayed due to the tragic events that took place at the Boston Marathon yesterday afternoon.
NimbleBit is known for producing high quality freemium games that can be played without ever investing a cent. Some examples of their most popular titles include Pocket Planes and Tiny Tower, two games that experienced enormous success. Nimble Quest is NimbleBit’s latest game, and while it’s a bit different, it’s another instant must-have hit title.
You’ve probably seen Snake, the casual game that’s been on computers and cell phones since the 70s. In Snake, the idea is to eat to grow while avoiding both the walls and your own snake tail. Nimble Quest works in a similar way, combining Snake-style gameplay with RPG elements.
Welcome back to another week of PadGadget Photobooth, my weekly column that features an array of useful photography apps and accessories. Last week, I highlighted Repix, an awesome iPad app that allows you to paint high quality effects onto portions of photos with a finger. Today I want to share a brand new accessory from the folks over at Photojojo.
The iFlash Drive is a thumb drive designed to work with the iPhone or the iPad, which is perfect for those of you who want a super quick and easy way to transfer photos from your computer to your iPad or from your iPhone to your iPad (it works in reverse, too).
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, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
Less than a week ago, Apple pulled AppGratis from the App Store. The banning was based on a new rule on Apple’s part, guideline 2.25, that states “Apps that display Apps other than your own for purchase or promotion in a manner similar to or confusing with the App Store will be rejected.” Today, the developers of the offending app are protesting the ban by petitioning users to send emails to Apple in support of allowing AppGratis back into the App Store.
According to TechCrunch, AppGratis has supposedly been selling its ability to drive titles upward in ranks to developers by taking money in exchange for promoting their apps.
Businessweek just published a report that shows that Apple employs four out of five of the top paid executives in the S&P 500. Even more interesting is the fact that none of them are CEOs. They are senior lieutenants that received cushy compensation packages to entice them to stay with the company.
According to a new report today from Bloomberg, Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest electronics manufacturing plant, began hiring again after a two-month freeze in preparation of Apple’s new line of products.
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), in a separate report, claims that Foxconn will continue expanding its workforce in Zhengzhou to meet seasonal demands from clients, while an unnamed source claims the demand comes straight from Apple.