AT&T iPad Hacker Bills Government for Time Spent in Prison

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In 2011 Andrew Auernheimer was arrested and convicted of hacking into AT&T and compromising the personal data of 120,000 iPad users. His conviction was vacated last month, however, because he and his co-defendant were tried in New Jersey, which the appeals process determined was the wrong location. This week Andrew, also known as ‘Weev’, wrote a letter to the government demanding restitution.

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PadGadget’s DIY iPad Project Spotlight: Articulating Tablet Mount Ikea Hack

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Around here, we are fans of Ikea Hack projects. Those do-it-yourselfers come up with some amazing ideas for turning one Ikea object into something entirely different. Whether it’s a stand out of a wall bracket or an iPad holder out of a remote caddy, there are many things you can do with pre-existing Ikea accessories.

Today, we’ve got a great project that uses an articulating desk lamp, a tripod mount, and an iPad case with a tripod mount connector. It is easy enough to build and makes it possible for you to display your iPad at any angle, even above your head.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 7 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 7 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 7 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 4 productivity / entertainment apps and 3 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 57% off, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.

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Gulf Air Pilots turn to iPads for new Electronic Flight Bags

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Mobile devices continue to be a hot topic in the airline industry, and Gulf Air is the latest group to express the desire to incorporate iPads into the tool box of their crews. Gulf Air is partnering with Bahrain’s leading telecommunications provider VIVA Bahrain to provide 355 iPads that will be incorporated into Gulf Air’s electronic flight bags.

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Samsung Lawyers Call Apple’s Patent Efforts ‘jihadist’ – Settlement Outlook Now in Question

Samsung-vs-AppleEarlier this week, Apple and Samsung decided to have a sit-down to discuss a potential settlement on current patent lawsuits around the world. At the behest of U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh, the two companies agreed to meet. The hope for cooperation is waning fasts as both Apple and Samsung have submitted updates to their talks that show a bitter dislike that is sure to stymie any possible settlement that might have been reached.

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Microsoft Beats Apple to the Punch With 12-Inch Surface Pro 3

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While more than a years worth of rumors have bubbled up regarding Apple’s 13-inch screen so-called iPad Pro, Microsoft has actually been building one. Today, the company unveiled its newest addition to the tablet line with the 12-inch Surface Pro 3.

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Jimmy Iovine Rumored to Head Apple’s Content Business

jimmy-iovineThis has been an interesting month, to say the least. Last week, rumors spread like wildfire that Apple was in the market to buy Beats Electronics, including the hardware and software departments, for the bargain price of $3.2 billion. Yes, billion. Hours after the rumor started, Beats co-founder Andre Young (Dr. Dre) was seen celebrating becoming “the first billionaire in hip-hop” with actor Tyrese Gibson on YouTube.

Nothing official has been announced, but the rumor is strong enough that it has since spawned a number of predictions from the tech community, including one from former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ biographer, Walter Isaacson.

Isaacson told Billboard Magazine that believes that Apple hopes to place Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine in charge of the company’s content business to shake hands with media moguls in the music and television industries.

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SEGA Bringing Super Monkey Ball Bounce to iOS

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The Super Monkey Ball series is a big hit for SEGA. It may not be as popular as Sonic the Hedgehog, but those game makers really know how to anthropomorphize things and the cute little monkey with big ears and a backpack is no exception. Ai Ai is headed back to iOS in an all-new adventure. Similar to Sonic Pinball, this adventure drops you onto an obstacle course that will bounce you to a big win.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 9 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 9 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 9 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 3 productivity / entertainment apps and 6 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 80% off, several are even free, 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 »

Kickstarter Project – Acme Made’s ‘Ergo Book’ iPad Case Provides 360 Viewability

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Sure, there are times when you need extra rugged protection, an external keyboard, or the ability to mount your iPad off the countertop. Other times, you want your case to be as thin as your iPad, but still offer more functionality than just a sleeve would. The Acme Made Ergo Book is just the right fit and functionality for the minimalist in you.

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