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.
What would you do for an iPad? One 12-year-old girl in Dubai wanted an iPad so badly that she faked her own kidnapping in an attempt to get her paws on one of Apple’s ultra desirable tablets.
The girl (unnamed because she’s under age) pretended to be kidnapped and then called her father, telling him that an iPad was the ransom for getting her back. Her dad, wisely suspicious, informed the police after he found that he could not get in touch with her. A subsequent police investigation of the alleged kidnapping revealed that she had concocted the entire scheme to try to get her father to buy her an iPad.
Last month, Littleloud released a game for the iPad called Sweatshop HD, a tower defense game that was designed to “challenge young people to think about the origin of the clothes we buy.” The app description says the game required players to manage an off-shore clothing factory, producing the latest in cheap designer fashions for Britain’s high streets.
Apple apparently took offense to the title, because Sweatshop HD has been removed from the App Store. Developer Littleloud was told that Apple was “uncomfortable selling a game based around the theme of running a sweatshop.”
In 2010, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs said that the iPad mini was just a rumor and that the whole 7-inch tablet industry would be “dead on arrival.” Little did he know that 7-inch tablets, and the iPad mini specifically, would blow the doors off the market. Today, Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt tried to put the tablet market back three years by saying that the iPad mini is “too small.”
When Apple first launched the Podcasts app, I was really exited. I love podcasts. I listen to them in the car, while I’m exercising, when I’m at work. I listen to podcasts more than I listen to the radio. After about a half hour of using Apples signature podcasting app I was disillusioned by the awkward user interface and serious lack of customization options. Today, Apple has updated Podcasts to include a number of new features that has rekindled my excitement for the podcast player. The best one is iCloud sync. I’ll never have to deal with doubles of the same episode on different devices again.
Yesterday Apple implemented an optional two-step verification system for Apple ID accounts, allowing users to set a dedicated device and use a recovery code to strengthen the security of Apple accounts. With two-step verification, it is impossible for people to access and manage your Apple ID without access to your password and a verification code sent to your “trusted” device.
If you haven’t yet activated two-step verification, your Apple ID could potentially be in jeopardy. The Verge is reporting that a new exploit has been discovered that allows anyone to reset the password of an iTunes account that does not use two-step verification.
About a year ago, the House of Representatives Committee on Infrastructure and Communications flagged Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe for what was believed to be unjustifiable high prices in Australia. Last Month, the Committee subpoenaed all three companies to offer some kind of explanation. Yesterday, the three largest tech companies gave their excuses for why Australians pay more for digital downloads than their U.S. counterparts and they blame the media industry.
Today, Reuters is reporting that Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe executives told the Committee that higher prices in Australia are due to a 10 percent goods and services tax, higher labor costs, geographical product differentiation, and copyright issues.
If you’ve ever forgotten your password, had your account hacked, or even had your iPad stolen, you’ll be happy to know that Apple has just added an additional security measure to make it nearly impossible for someone else to access your Apple ID account.
“She’s a maniac, maniac, on the floor…” Oh, sorry. I was flashing back again. It’s Friday, and that means we go back in time to stale air, soda pop, and the familiar sound of bleeps, boops, and buzzes of the arcades of our youth. Last week, we reminded you of the decade spent hiding out in your bedroom reading comic books. Archie Comics are making a comeback. Mark my words, one of these days, your middle-schooler will bring home a copy they found in the school library.
This week, we are breaking the rules just a little, but don’t worry, the game fits perfectly into the retro game genre. Jones on Fire is an endless survival game that looks like it came right out of 1984.