PadGadget’s DIY Project Spotlight: Turn LEGO Minifigures into Cord Organizers

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Oh, man. This project is so simple that I can’t believe no one thought of it before. That is, no one thought about it and then wrote an Instructable project about it. Did you know that the tiny, half-circle hands of a LEGO minifigure is the exact right size to hold onto your electronics cords and cables?

Projectsugru posted a simple how-to guide for mounting your LEGO dude onto something solid so that you can keep your cables organized with style. Read More »

Box Brings Popular Notes App to iPad and iPhone Users

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Box.com has become a popular choice for professionals needing cloud storage and they continue to update it with new features. The newest offering is a note taking feature, with cloud integration and an updated iOS app. But is it enough to compete with the cloud services of Google, Microsoft, and Amazon?

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Rumored $350 iWatch Not Very Popular with Watch Wearing Public

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Piper Jaffray has been working on a variety of surveys relating to wearable computers and the rumored iWatch in particular. Last fall, a survey showed that only 12 percent of those surveyed would by an iWatch at $350. A few months later, a group of teens were asked a similar question and 17 percent said they would be interested in buying the product at that price. Maybe it’s because they don’t worry about money as much.

A new survey conducted by Piper Jaffray based on general jewelry and watch wearers showed that, even those who are still wearing watches long after the trend has died are not particularly interested in the $350 iWatch.

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Apple TV Gets New Content Including Live Streaming ABC News

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When I woke up this morning and turned on my Apple TV, I noticed that there were a few new channels added to the list. New content includes sporting events from Willow TV, which you’ll need a subscription for, children’s shows from PBS Kids, which you will need to connect to on your computer, AOL On, which features popular original content, and ABC News, which among other things, includes live streaming from the broadcast channel. You don’t need a cable subscription to watch it, either.

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Assassin’s Creed Pirates Gets New Content with Latest Update

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It looks like Captain Batilia is back in business. Today, the swashbuckling adventure of Assassin’s Creed Pirates continues with the Freedom update. Along with improved gameplay, daily rewards, and customizable ships, seafaring buccaneers can explore a whole new chapter appendix, catch eight new fish with the Legendary Hook, and get the ball rolling with the brand new Starter Pack.

Version 1.4.0 drops today with new content, improved naval fights, and more. Players will want to come back every day to earn increasingly valuable rewards. Connect with friends on Facebook for a very special reward. You can also unlock an exclusive item by completing the new content mission.

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Chinese Developers Release iOS 7.1.1 Jailbreak for iPad and iPhone – Proceed with Caution

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The past few major jailbreaks that have come out of the community have been from the evad3rs. Today, out of nowhere, as unexpected as can be, Chinese jailbreak developer team PanGu released an untethered jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1. The jailbreak is still in its infancy stages and many in the community recommend waiting until it is clear that the tools is legitimate. However, we’ve already heard from a few jailbreak fans that it does, indeed work.

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Sequel to Popular ‘Civilization Revolution’ iPad Game Coming July 2

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In 1991, Sid Meier launched a 4X (explore, expand, exploit, exterminate) video game that changed the way we play empire-building simulations forever. In 2010, Civilization Revolution became a huge success on the iPad. However, that game was a port of the console version by Firaxis Games. Today, 2K announced that Civilization Revolution 2, the first ever Civilization title to be developed exclusively for mobile platforms, will make its debut in the App Store on July 2.

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Rove Adds iPad and iPhone Pairing in Latest Update to Popular Journal App

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The new buzz in iOS and OS X is the ability to share seamlessly between platforms and it is this same ability that has been added into Rove in an update over the weekend. Rove is one of my favorite journal apps because it is very smart and utilizes a number of iOS features in helping you create a journal of your daily life.

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Amazon Instant Video App Now Features HBO Shows, ‘First Episode Free’ Content

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Amazon has really been ramping up its services and features lately. The company recently added streaming music to its list of content available to Prime members. In April, the Fire TV became Apple TV’s newest competitor. Just last week, the Fire smartphone was announced, which will bring Amazon’s entire app ecosystem, as well as a few unique features.

Today, Amazon updated its iOS Instant Video app to include HBO shows for Prime members, new video playback controls, and “First Episode Free” content for everyone.

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Intel May be Inside Next generation iPad and iPhone

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Apple and Intel have been working together for years to bring high quality processors to the Mac desktop and laptop line. However, the latter doesn’t seem to be able to make the leap to mobile as rumored talks to supply the next generation of iPad and iPhone processor chip have yet to become a reality.

According to market analyst Timothy Acuri of Cowen and Company, 2015 may be the year of change for Intel. Supposedly, talks between the two companies have “heated up” recently with regards to Apple’s 2015 mobile product launch.

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