CharityBuzz Auction Ends: Lunch with Tim Cook Earns Half as Much as Coffee

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Apple CEO Tim Cook’s CharityBuzz auction has ended. How much is one hour with the gentle giant worth? Well, this year he isn’t quite as expensive as he was last year. The final bid came in came in yesterday at just after 2:00 p.m. EDT. The winning bidder paid $330,001. Last year, coffee with Cook generated $610,000 for the RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights, almost twice what the auction reached this year.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Coming to iPad

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The next chapter of the Transformers movie franchise is coming to theaters in June and this week we’ve been given a glimpse of its official iOS game. The TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION game is currently under development, with an unspecified release date but it looks pretty awesome.

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NV3 Games Announces Trainz Simultator 2 Coming Soon to iPad

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Trainz Simulator found its way into the App Store the same year that the iPad premiered, in 2010. Since then, the app has become hugely popular with fans of train simulation games, but has not been updated or renovated for the next generation of mobile processor. Today, the company that brought the realistic train management game to iOS announced the upcoming launch of the sequel that promises to be bigger, faster, and better than ever.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 8 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 4 productivity / entertainment apps and 4 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 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 »

Griffin’s New Wired iPad Keyboard Makes Typing a Snap

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While the rest of the mobile accessory industry is going wireless, Griffin is taking back the cord and reminding us of how important it can be to stay connected, literally, to our iPad. The company has just announced the launch of a wired keyboard specifically designed for the iPad. This new accessory makes it possible for you to keep on typing when in situation where Bluetooth is not allowed.

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Powerful iPhone and iPad App Creation Now Available via Your Mobile Browser

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I absolutely love adsy.me because it is a showcase of a creative use of HTML5 that allows you to create mobile web apps on the fly. Visit adsy.me to start browsing examples of published web apps and then setup a free account to create your own.

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Apple Rumored to Introduce iPad Split-Screen Multitasking with iOS 8

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iOS 8 Split Screen Mockup by Sam Beckett

The Worldwide Developer Conference is just around the corner. In the weeks leading up to the big event, rumors are swirling as to what Apple will show off. Traditionally, the company demonstrates at least a few features of the next version of iOS. According to an unnamed source with 9to5Mac, one new feature in iOS 8 that we may get to see this June 2 is split screen multitasking.

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Microsoft has Reason to Brag, Office for iPad Downloaded 27 Million Times

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At Microsoft’s TechEd customer conference on Monday, general manager Julia White announced that Office for iPad had been downloaded 27 million times so far. The suit of productivity apps launched in late March and has remained on the Top Free Apps list ever since. After nearly four years of the iPad’s existence without a full version of Microsoft’s Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, it is interesting to see the success the company is experiencing so far with the iOS version of the app.

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Twitter Updates iPad App With Improved Functions, Rolls Out Mute Feature

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Today, Twitter dropped a big update bomb that is specifically meant for the iPad. The larger screen device has been given a few cool features to make tweeting and discovery better than ever. Plus, the company recently announced the rollout of the much-needed Mute function for iOS.

The app’s update to version 6.5 includes a more comprehensive search feature, better viewing of photos and vines, more integrated social features, and more. You can access direct messages quicker, add filters to photos, and see what is trending in the Discover section of the iPad app.

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iStick is a Flash Drive for your iPad or iPhone – a Kickstarter Project

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One major argument I hear from friends regarding why they think their tablet is better than the iPad is the USB connector port. No, the iPad does not have a USB port. However, you can plug a USB device into it using the USB Camera Adapter. You can’t however, just plug in a flash drive and drag-and-drop files between devices. That is, until now. The iStick is a USB flash drive with a Lightning connector that includes a compatible app for downloading content from the stick to your iPad.

The iStick is a basic flash drive. When you connect it to your Mac or PC, a file window opens up automatically and you can drag content from you computer to the file window. Then, you can flip the switch on the drive, turning a USB connector into a Lightning connector.

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