A 13-year-old in the U.K. is in hot water today after using his iPad to wrack up a bill of more than £3,700 pounds, which amounts to over five thousand dollars. Doug Crossan, a policeman in the U.K., claims that he was “horrified” when his credit card company informed him that his son Cameron had spent thousands of dollars in Apple’s App Store.
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 the Eye-Fi Wi-Fi enabled SD Card that’s designed to help you get your digital photos from your camera to your iPad, and this week I thought I would share super cool photo editing app Path On, which allows you to add text to your photos in unique and interesting ways.
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.
As a frequent flyer, I dread both takeoffs and landings because I am forced to stow my iPad and other electronics for several minutes, despite the fact that usage of such devices has not been proven to be harmful to the plane. During that dead zone, my only options are staring at the seat back in front of me or flipping through Skymall.
That is set to change, however, as the Federal Aviation Administration is considering relaxing the rules regarding in-flight usage of electronics. According to The New York Times, people that work as part of an industry group set up to study the issue are reporting that the F.A.A. hopes to change the rules later this year.
The Washington Post has released a major update for its iPad app today, creating a new dynamic news reading experience that features the best of everything from The Post’s well known website.
In the updated version of the iPad app, readers will now be able to access news, blogs, and multimedia content that is updated throughout the day, along with a replica of the print newspaper that includes a 14-day archive and more than 40 different comic strips.
The Peanuts Gang was one of those comic strips that I loved reading in my dad’s newspapers as a kid. He would carefully fold the front page in half and then into thirds for prime one-handed reading while he drank his coffee. I would steal the comics page and spread it out across the living room floor, smashing my elbows into Family Circus and the advertisement page.
The Peanuts Gang was always one of the first strips to read, next to Garfield and Calvin and Hobbs. When Snoopy Coaster launched in the App Store, I was excited to have the chance to go on a super speedy adventure with Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the rest of the madcap kids, just like I did on my living room floor so many years ago.
We’re back with some more tips for utilizing your iPad to its fullest abilities. PadGadget’s iPad Tips is different than our “Ask the Expert” column in that, here, we offer advice on what your should already know about your iPad, but don’t because it doesn’t come with an owner’s manual. Last week, we showed you how to get the most out of your iPad’s camera. This week, we have some helpful information on your iPad’s native Mail app.
Apple has added a new labeling system to the App Store, putting a new line of text on all apps that contain in-app purchases. When you go to download an app from the App Store on your computer, you will now see text directly under the app icon that reads “Offers In-App Purchases.”
According to The Guardian, who reported the change, Apple has confirmed that the message is a new addition to the App Store. The message, which is located in close proximity to the purchase button of an app, should serve to alert people to apps that might end up costing them in-app cash.
Every week, it seems like Apple has found the most innovative, unique, and interesting game ever. Then, the new Editor’s Choice spotlight comes out and it outshines the previous one. Last week, Apple gave us an amazing photo editing app. Repix is more than just a digital filter app. You can add effects to designated areas with stylus drawing controls.
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 86% off, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.