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.
This year is not faring well for Apple. The company’s stock prices have gone down, consumers are claiming that there is no more innovation. It seems like Apple spends more time in court than it does on creating products. Even though the tech world seems to think Apple is on a downward path, the company has still managed to capture the majority of the tablet market share. By this fall, things may even take a swing upward for the iPad maker.
According to a recent estimate from analyst firm Canalys, Apple continues to lead in the tablet space with 46.4 percent of the market share. This is especially good news considering the tablet market is growing faster than PC and smart phones. Worldwide tablet shipment grew 106.1 percent year-over-year to 41.9 million units.
Whether you are gearing up for the return of Arrested Development or engrossed in edge-of-seat dramas such as Top of the Lake or House of Cards, most Netflix fans find it’s even easier to blow through an entire season of content thanks to the iPad app‘s new post-play feature.
Sid Meier made a name for himself as a game designer back in the 1980s when he launched such epic PC games as Gunship and Pirates! By the mid 1990s, he was considered one of the “Most influential People in Computer Gaming,” (something he won an award for). So, when he puts his name on a game, it is definitely something to pay attention to. Yesterday, Meier, in collaboration with 2K Games and Firaxis Games, launched his first ever iOS exclusive game. Ace Patrol is free to play and available in the App Store today.
It is somewhat known that many iOS users are not huge fans of Apple’s Safari. Some complain of the inability to change the default browser and wish the iPad maker would allow some level of personal choice. According to Microsoft, 80 percent of iPad users have had “problems browsing the Web on their iPad.”
T.G.I.F., right? For so many different reasons, we love Fridays. Maybe you are leaving for the weekend as soon as the clock strikes five. Maybe there is a great concert downtown that you’ve been looking forward to for a month. Here at PadGadget, we look forward to Fridays because it is the day that we look backward to our youth. Every Friday, we spotlight games and apps that are classic arcade games from decades ago, or at least remind us of them.
Last week, we told you about a choose-you-own adventure app based on the Fantasy Flight gamebooks from the 1980s.
This week, we skip forward a decade, to a time when PC games were big and epic puzzle adventures were the rage. Cyan Worlds created a monster of a puzzle game that, to this day, is as good as, or even better than most others in the genre.
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 83% off, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
At the beginning of the year, rumors were going around that Apple was looking into buying the social network mapping service Waze. The rumors were quickly refuted thanks to some clarification that low-level meetings between companies are a regular occurrence in the business world. Today’s rumor regarding Facebook and the aforementioned map app developer has a bit more weight to it. According to Israeli newspaper Caclalist, the term sheet has already been signed.
Apples mapping service may not be completely reliable for getting you from point “A” to point “B,” but it is great for virtually traveling the globe. Recently, Apple added 3D Flyover in its Maps app to 16 more cities and this week, iGen.fr is reporting that France’s city of love has received the graphic upgrade.
Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that Apple parts supplier Pegatron was forecasting its “biggest drop in consumer-electronics revenue in six quarters as iPad mini demand falls.” Pegatron CEO Jason Cheng later claimed that the article, penned by Tim Culpan, was merely speculation and not based in fact.
That’s not to say that Pegatron isn’t seeing a drop in numbers, it’s just that Cheng never mentioned products or companies by name. Culpan, apparently, added the bit about the iPad mini on his own.
According to a report from CNNMoney’s Apple 2.0 department, Cheng told investors the potential outlook for Pegatron at the company’s Institutional Investors Conference. He spoke about the category of consumer electronic products, which does include tablets, but never gave details on products or customers.