Dutch site One More Thing recently published supposed leaked photos of the second-generation iPad Air predicted to launch this fall. According to the source, Apple is planning on integrating the LCD layer in the display panel, which is currently not part of the iPad assembly.
Ahead of each of Apple’s fiscal quarters, Fortune publishes a list of predictions from analysts, both professional and amateur. The iPad maker’s second quarter is just about to end, so the news organization has just released its quarterly list of predictions. Not surprisingly, analysts are expecting a decline for Apple’s tablet line. However, this time, an unusually large number of them have forecasted low numbers.
A couple of weeks ago, Hunter Island went free as Apple’s App of the Week. I decided to check it out since I had heard it was a pet collecting game similar to PokémonI’ve been playing it fairly regularly and I really enjoy it. It may not be as good as Nintendo’s pocket monster classic, but since we can’t have the original, this is a good substitute.
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 90% off, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
Last November, Apple launched the first ever iPad mini with Retina display. Although the company was able to keep up with demand, it was still a difficult task as consumers flocked to purchase the device during the holiday season. Today, refurbished versions of the tablet have started showing up in Apple’s online store. For the first time, you can purchase the iPad mini with Retina display for less than full price.
Time management games have been a popular genre of games for about as long as computers have been available in the home. You can play at being a short order cook, candy maker, or traffic controller. Gamers can regulate cars, boats, planes, and trains in a variety of traffic situations.
City Rush is a traffic management game that requires close attention and the ability to predict where cars will go. Tap to change the lights and keep the cars flowing through the downtown city streets.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently published two patent requests from Apple that refer to a system for locking and unlocking iOS devices. The patents, titled “Gesture entry techniques” refers to drawing patterns and shapes on the screen to unlock an iPhone or iPad.
New Apple Retail executive Angela Ahrendts is able to officially take up her post in Cupertino having completed the six month transition period required by her contract but may postpone the move until early summer to receive substantial bonuses. How much are money are we talking about? £8 million!! ($13.4 million) Apple seems to be doing okay with its retail business, in spite of being without a permanent head since 2012, yet it will be interesting to see what changes will trickle down after Ahrendts takes over.
Less than two months from now, Apple will likely demonstrate features for its next big update to iOS at the Worldwide Developer Conference in June. While much is still unknown regarding what Apple will “wow” us with in 2014, rumors are starting to pop up here and there. Today, Bloomberg reported that Apple and Shazam Entertainment are collaborating on new software that will let a user identify songs and artists directly in iOS, possible with the help of the personal assistant, Siri.
Thank goodness for Bluetooth technology. It makes it possible to connect your iPad to a sweet sounding speaker system instead of trying to hear your beats through those tiny speakers. We’ve been able to test some fantastic mobile Bluetooth speaker systems for Sound Stage, but thanks to Logitech, we don’t need to invest in new speakers anymore. With the Bluetooth Audio Adapter, you can connect your iPad or iPhone to any receiver and listen to music through any speaker. We’ve got a hands-on review of this little connector device.