Starting in late August, I turn on my present-buying brain and begin thinking of gifts I can get my friends for Christmas. Oftentimes, someone will mention something they like and I’ll make a mental note of it. Unfortunately, my memory fails me more often than not and I end up forgetting my gift ideas when the holiday season comes around.
One of Apple’s offspring (subsidiary) has just announced a major update to its popular productivity app that promises to streamline business, information, and efficiency. FileMaker 13 has been updated with more than 50 new features and the compatible iOS app, FileMaker Go 13, now has a better user interface, popovers, and new iOS keyboards.
Apple has been on a buying frenzy lately. Last week, we found out that the iPad maker had purchased 3D motion detection company PrimeSense. Presumably, Apple is hoping to add some kind of motion sensing software or hardware to future products. Today, the New York Times is reporting that Apple has just acquired social media research company Topsy.
Apple is not known for its social media prowess. A few years ago, the company tried to go social with iTunes Ping. After only two years in existence, Ping was stamped with the “failure” tag and deleted from iTunes like a typo.
Yahoo has been around long enough to have a fairly healthy database of the average Internet surfer. Each year, the tech company compiles a report on the most popular search terms. From celebrities to food trends, Yahoo has determined which terms have made the grade. This year, Apple’s iPhone 5 made it into the list of top 10 general search terms and multiple products from the company pepper the list of top gadget searches for 2013.
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.
Last week I wrote about the newly released Procreate 2 and today I want to share the amazing power of this app when put in the hands of an artistic genius. That’s right, Kyle Lambert is a genius.
The video below the break shows Kyle using Procreate to create a digital illustration of Morgan Freeman but if you only saw the end result you would swear it was a photograph because it is that good. There is a part of me that tried to imagine how this could be faked by taking an actual photo and then altering it, which is why I have now watched the video 5 times and I am still in awe.
When Apple first launched the iPad in 2010, Amazon went on a warpath, trying to convince people that the Kindle was the better product. What the company failed to realize at the time was that the two devices weren’t even in the same category. The Kindle was an e-reader and nothing else. The iPad was a mobile personal computer.
Today, things have changed and Amazon is competing more directly with Apple in the tablet market. The brand new Kindle Fire HDX is currently one of Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals at $50 off. The company’s latest tablet to enter the market is a legitimate “orange to orange” comparison to the iPad. However, Amazon still sees the need to make fun of Apple in order to look better, which makes me think the company doesn’t have a high opinion of its product if it needs to stoop to such tactics.
Black Friday may be the biggest shopping day of the season, but Cyber Monday was coined a few years back when retailers began offering significant discounts on products for consumers doing their back-to-work holiday shopping online. Now, some retailers offer the same deals they did on Black Friday, giving us one more day to fight for the best deals. Only this time, no one will get pepper sprayed for it.
By late last night, tech analysts had gathered and reviewed some consumer data for the recent Black Friday sales event across the nation. Based on information from InfoScout, Forbes has determined that Apple’s iPad and iPad mini were top sellers in two of the nations largest big box corporations.
U.K. based accessory maker Nodus has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for a newly designed product that uses micro-suction to adhere to the protective covering and make it easy for you to access all of your iPad’s features without being intrusive.