Flappy Bird Creator Pulls his Smash Hit Game from App Store

Item Not Available in App StoreLast week, we found out that the number one title on the Top Free Games in the App Store list, Flappy Bird, was generating $50,000 per day in advertising revenue. The game’s creator and the founder of dotGears, Dong Nguyen, was interviewed by The Verge recently and told the tech news site that he didn’t even know why the game skyrocketed to the top spot.

In a surprising and unprecedented twist, Nguyen announced on Saturday through Twitter that he was pulling the game in less than 24 hours. Much to the surprise of gamers accusing Nguyen of pulling a publicity stunt, the game came down on Sunday afternoon.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Slice Fractions

SliceFractionsBannerOne of my dearest friends is a math professor. He is constantly telling jokes that no one gets, except maybe other mathematicians. Math can be an intimidating subject for some kids. It really isn’t as scary as you think. With the right learning tools and a lot of practice, anyone could become a mathematician and tell jokes that no one gets.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 7 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 7 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 7 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 2 productivity / entertainment apps and 5 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, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 10 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 5 productivity / entertainment apps and 5 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 86% 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 »

Walmart Rolls Back The Prices On iPad Keyboard Cases and Accessories

Wal-Mart iPad Accessory SaleHave you been looking for a keyboard case for your iPad mini, but don’t want to spend a lot of money? Walmart has dropped the price of their stock of ZAGGkeys MINI 9 Keyboard case for the iPad mini to only $27. A full-sized Kensington Keyboard case has been marked down by nearly 30 percent. If you prefer to carry your iPad, au natural, grab the iWerkz foldable Bluetooth Keyboard for only $29.99. Read More »

Sphere 360 (Formerly Tour Wrist) Now Supports Recording on iPad

Sphere 360 1A few years ago, we took a look at Sphere 360. At the time it was called Tour Wrist. At the time it was nothing more than a really cool virtual tour app on the iPad. Granted, we are talking about a really, really cool virtual tour app that lets you see places in 360-degree view. But, for the iPad, it was only for viewing.

Yesterday, the company updated their app to support video recording on the iPad. So now, you can capture beautiful Spheres on your tablet and post them for the world to see.

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Apple Reduces Licensing Fees For MFi and Pass-Through Connector, More Affordable Accessories on the Way

mfi-programApple has made third-party accessory connectors available for years. The official manufacturing license is called Made for iPod, or MFi. Since Apple launched iOS 7 and included coding for MFi game controllers, companies have started launching game pads for iOS. However, most of these controllers, as well as other accessories, like chargers, speakers, keyboards, and other products that connect directly to Apple’s iPad and iPhone devices are fairly expensive.

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Apple’s Next Update, iOS 7.1, to release in March?

screen-shot-2014-02-06-at-11-21-17-pmIt 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.

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Walmart Slashes iPad 2 Prices by $100

Walmart iPad 2It 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 »

Tim Cook Promises Apple will Release ‘Really Great Stuff’ Later this Year

Tim Cook

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.

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