After Steve Jobs passed away in late 2011, two film studios jumped at the chance to make movies about his life. “Jobs,” the biopic from director Joshua Michael Stern that stars Ashton Kutcher, focuses on Steve Jobs’ early life and the founding of Apple, while Aaron Sorkin is working on an adaptation of Walter Issacson’s hit biography.
Jeremy and Newsom are just a couple of kids who love playing video games. On paper, are typical boys. They love to climb rocks. They eat all of the time. They get easily distracted. However, these boys don’t have to worry about finishing their math or history homework before getting to play with their iPad. You see, Jeremy and Newsom are penguins.
This isn’t the first time the iPad has been introduced into the wild (ish). The Milwaukee County Zoo has an iPad program in place for their Orangutans.
Today’s rumor is good news for anyone who is holding out for an iPad mini with retina display. The second generation iPad mini may be released in June 2013, before the popular product is even a year old. According to the latest reports the updated mini tablet might come with an updated screen and a reduced price tag, though at present no pricing numbers were available.
Reports claim that the second gen iPad mini will have a screen resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, which is comparable to the iPad 4.
Last week, THX Ltd. filed a patent infringement case with the U.S. District Court , Northern District of California against Apple Inc., claiming that the company’s iPad and “other devices” violate its design patent for narrow-profile speakers.
According to Law360, U.S. Patent 7,433,483 “covers a narrow profile speaker unit meant to improve the audio quality of electronic devices without the need for external speakers.” The theater acoustics company, originally created in 1983 by George Lucas, believes that Apple is using that design in its mobile and desktop devices.
Best Buy knows how to get iPad users’ attention. Put stuff on sale. Last November, the gadget retailer offered a 15 percent discount on all of their iTunes gift cards, plus big discounts on Apple products. Today, the company is generating a lot of interest again by offering $20 off of their $100 iTunes gift card.
Cling is a maze style puzzle game where the idea is to help a poor lost creature named Edgar who has been lost inside of a toy vending machine. Edgar needs your help to find his way to the transporter so he can escape from each level. Edgar is tentacled, and will hold on and move between pegs on the screen.
To play, you place and hold a finger on the iPad, guiding the creature through the level to the transporter. The goal is to help Edgar find his way to the end of the level as quickly as possible to earn a high star rating.
There is nothing more exciting than exploring all of the wonderful features that the iPad has to offer. Unfortunately, the iPad doesn’t come with a user guide. While part of the fun is figuring out how to make the most out of your tablet, some things are practically a secret. We are here to help you discover some of those secret features. Last week, we explained how to mirror your iPad to Apple TV. Did you download Real Racing 2?
For a few months now, Apple has been spotlighting games, which we at PadGadget love. Last week, the elusive editors couldn’t decide between two awesome new games, so they gave them both the honor of being “Editor’s Choice.” We were lucky enough to have a chance to play both games. Monster Meltdown is great for it’s interesting graphics and unique gameplay. Block Fortress combines Minecraft with first-person shooter and tower defense gameplay.
Today has been a bit of a slow day for app sales with only a handful of quality apps changing price today. For this reason, we’ve dug a little deeper in our Apps Tracker and are featuring several top apps that previously were on sale but are still available at their sale price.
For today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 10 great apps to add to your iPad collection. We have 3 productivity / entertainment apps and 7 game apps in today’s bundle.
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, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
Dungeon Plunder is a cross between a slot machine and an RPG, which may seem like an odd combo, but it’s actually quite clever. All combat is based on random chance, making Dungeon Plunder an uniquely fun game.
This is actually a roguelike, which is a genre of games that includes level randomization, permanent death, and turn-based movement. The RPG sub genre originated with the 80’s game Rogue and has been popular ever since. Dungeon Plunder’s closest iOS counterpart is the King Cashing series, which was updated a couple of weeks ago. Dungeon Plunder is a bit more forgiving than traditional a roguelike, but it’s still plenty tough.