Remember when we told you about Apple’s rumored iPad maxi back in May? I chalked that silly rumor up to being drummed up to keep a dry rumor season going. I mean, who would want an iPad that is basically the same thing as a Macbook, but without the keyboard and storage capacity. Today, Japanese based Macotakara is claiming that the larger sized iPad screen is in production right now.
Yesterday, Amazon launched a new line of tablets just ahead of Apple’s rumored iPad event. The new Kindle Fire HDX sports an 7-inch or 8.9-inch screen, twice the memory of the Kindle Fire, a 2.2 GHz quad-core processor and up to 17 hours of reading-only battery life.
It is well known that Apple’s design plans for the fifth-generation iPad are similar to the iPad mini. It has also been predicted that the upcoming tablet models would have likenesses to the newest iPhone design with Touch ID, an A7 processor chip, and new camera technology. Today, Apple rumor leaker extraordinaire Sonny Dickson has new images of the back panel of the next generation of iPad sporting the iPhone 5s “Space Gray” color.
Welcome back to another edition of our weekly do-it-yourself column. We are big fans of making cases, stands, and mounts out of stuff lying around the house. Each week, we search the Web to find the coolest DIY projects. Last week, we told you about a handmade case that was inspired by the BookBook case for the iPad.
This week, we have another crafty case for the iPad, only this one is for a more relaxed personality. The Ultimate Hippie iPad Case is as easy to make as a laid back person could want.
Motion detection software and hardware developer Sixense recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund production of the STEM System. Within four hours, the project exceeded its initial $250,000 goal. The company has decided to offer even more exciting features, including support for iOS and Android, if the campaign reaches its stretch goal of $700,000.
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 67% off, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
Online clothing reseller Threadflip recently redesigned their iPhone app for iOS 7 to makes it easier for fashion followers to buy and sell designer wares on the go. Even more exciting is the fact that the app has just been optimized for the iPad.
Threadflip has more than a half million users who buy and sell high fashion clothing and accessories. Since its launch in 2011, the company has grown to become a go-to place for the “re-commerce” marketplace.
The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) is one of EA Games’ most popular series of games. Yesterday, the company launched the newest in a long line of soccer tournament video games. Interestingly, a title that- last year- was priced at $6.99, is available to download for free.
Achieving a top 10 ranking on the App Store is a coveted badge of honor for developers and the recognition it provides can certainly be a financial boost. It’s no surprise that the method of achieving a high rank is fascinating information, especially because the App Store ranking system is shrouded in secrecy.