What does Apple do when they want to add features to one of their product lines? They go shopping for smaller companies and according to sources close to Techcrunch.com, Apple has purchased Cue for between $40-60 million. What does Cue have to say about this? They have closed their site and removed their app.
Welcome back to our weekly installment of our retro game spotlight. Each week, we track down fun games from our childhood and yours to let you know what’s been ported to iOS. Sometimes, we feature new games that remind us of classic ones, but most of the time we talk about games that came out when we were kids. Last week, we told you about the very old-school real time strategy game Warlords Classic. Does anyone still own an Amiga?
This week, we are hitting the road to a long journey that takes us on trains, busses, and all manner of transportation. Get ready to travel back in time with one of the most popular management simulation games of the 1990s.
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 75% off, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
Trip Advisor’s Completely Redesign iPad Travel App Feature Bigger Photos, City Pages and Improved Maps
Trip Advisor is an example of an app that represents everything good about mobile devices. It allows you to plan your travel using an elegant interface and provides access to amazing data while you are on the move. Version 8.0 is a big step forward with an overhaul of the interface and some nice new features.
In a move that undermines an already broken patent licensing system, Samsung has allegedly misused information about licensing agreements made between Apple and other companies that were divulged as a part of the Apple vs. Samsung case during 2011-2012. The licensing agreements were supposed to be kept confidential and only be used by the company’s counsel in the related litigation. Nokia and Apple are claiming Samsung executives inappropriately used the licensing information during negotiations earlier this year.
The camera on the iPad and iPad mini are notoriously bad. Apple has spent a lot of time and energy making the iPhone camera top quality with loads of extra features and technology, but they seem to think that no one uses an iPad to take pictures. Believe me, they do. I see people taking pictures with their iPads all of the time. KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple might give the tablet line a better camera in the next refresh.
According to Electronista, Kuo told investors that the iPad and iPad mini may be upgraded to an 8MP camera with the next generation. There is also a chance that the fifth-generation iPad and second-generation iPad mini will be more on par with the iPhone 5s, since they are capable of larger apertures.
Looking for a new puzzle adventure game? Sega has a scratch for your itch. From the creator of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion, Ron Gilbert, comes a new game that will have you lost in the darkest recesses of a sentient cave that takes pleasure in your misfortune. Grab a pick axe and your adventuring companions and head out for the spelunking trip of a lifetime in The Cave.
The most popular streaming media service in the U.S. just recently updated their iOS app. Now, users can enjoy HD quality movies on their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Plus, AirPlay streaming is now possible from your iOS device. That is, if they get it working properly.
For today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 7 great apps to add to your iPad collection. We have 1 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 75% off, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
If you are going to compete with FaceTime, Skype, and Google Hangouts, then you had better have something unique to offer. Net Power & Light’s (NPL) new app Spin is attempting to do just that with a different approach to the design and implementation of mobile video communications.