It looks like Apple is working hard on updating the current mobile operating system to iOS 7.1. This week, the company launched the fifth beta for the update, complete with upgrades to Siri’s natural voice feature in a variety of countries. Today, 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple with have the public version ready to launch by March.
It appears that Walmart is trying to clear its inventory of Apple products. Specifically, the second-generation iPad. Today, the company is selling the iPad 2, 16GB Wi-Fi model in black or white for only $299. That’s $100 off the normal price of the two-and-a-half-year-old tablet. While nearly $300 still seems a bit high priced for Apple’s second revision to what is now the perfect tablet, it might be the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone if you just can’t afford something more. Read More »
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Tim Cook discussed the future of Apple and hinted at new products coming later this year. While no specifics were mentioned, Cook insists that they are in new categories. Recent earning reports came in below expectations and it seems that Apple is not only aware of recent growth stagnation, but also focussed on fixing the issue with an ‘Agressive’ strategy.
Apple has made it a priority to create products that enrich people’s lives and have put themselves in a position where revenue is able to take a back seat. This is evidenced by a large scale stock repurchase to the tune of $14 billion. Certainly Apple has an impressive cash reserve, but investors are interested in what is coming next and how Apple plans to continue innovation.
In an interview with wired.com at the Apps World North America conference, Steve Wozniak made some bold statements about how Apple should develop an Android version of the iPhone. It wasn’t too long ago that everyone thought installing Windows on a Mac would never happen, and even that eventually changed with Bootcamp. While an Android version is not likely on the horizon there is no reason to doubt that it could eventually happen.
This whole iWatch thing is getting out of control. Yet, I’m already pretty excited about the possibilities of what a wearable computer from Apple could potentially be like. One possibility is that Apple will focus on making the iWatch a fitness-based device. Look out Nike, Apple has its sights on you.
Tanks are the new “black.” There have been a couple of new titles launched in the App Store recently that feature the battle-hardened transport. Today, Chillingo has launched the newest from game developer Level Eight and it features plenty of tanks. But it also includes massively equipped missile towers, low-flying warplanes, and colossal enemy attack ships.
Say what you will about Flappy Birds, it has become a bizarre success story for game developer Dong Nguyen. While major game development companies churn out title after title in hopes of hitting the big time with at least one of them, Nguyen sat at his desk after work for a couple of days and created a game that has captured the nation. Now that free, advertisement supported game generates $50,000 per day for Nguyen and his small company, dotGears.
ZooZoom Crew: Snow Adventure is a ski-themed downhill racing game featuring a cast of cute zoo animals. Players zoom down the slopes by tilting their device left or right, picking up coins along the way. This fun-filled adventure game was created by a set of 12-year-old twin girls, along with their “skiing passionate” family. Game developer Igor Pusenjak of Doodle Jump fame sat in on the creation of ZoomZoo Crew as an advisor.
A few years ago, Bandwidth launched a comprehensive app that shows off George Harrison’s collection of historic guitars, including his Rickenbacker, Gretsch, and Telecaster. In addition to the detailed, 360-degree images, fans can hear George playing, watch videos of other celebrities playing his guitars, and listen to interviews with legendary musicians.
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.