A few weeks ago, Microsoft finally launched its productivity suite on the iPad. Users can now have complete access to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint right on their tablets. With all the glamor and fanfare that Microsoft put into creating the perfect iPad version, they forgot one important feature; printing from the app. Today, Microsoft updated their app to include the important printing capability, so you don’t have to access files on your desktop in order to print copies for everyone in the office.
Technology is for the young and young at heart. Or, at least mobile device use appears to be embraced by the younger generations more than the older ones. According to Ofcom, Adults are turning to smart phones and tablets more for their online activities. In 2013, the number of adults using tablets has doubled from 2012.
Not too long ago I wrote about the beneficial competition between point-of-sale app developers and today we see yet another benefit of the competition heating up. Square has announced three new features which are going to provide indispensable infrastructure to small and growing businesses.
Around this time of the year, families are going on vacation, couples are getting married, and the spring season is producing all manner of wildlife. Once you’ve captured your most treasured events on your iPad, you can create beautiful video presentations using Animoto’s video editing tool. Today, the company announced that its popular iOS app, Animoto Video Maker, has been redesigned for a better video editing experience on the iPad.
Apple designed the iPad to be as light as possible, but when the battery dies you might as well have a desktop computer plugged into the wall. A new Kickstarter from Fang Wang provides additional battery power for up to two devices on the go. The battery also functions as an iPad case which provides protection and a 360 degree stand.
Amazon Avoids Apple’s In-App Purchase Fees By Forcing comiXology Users To Download Titles Through Website
comiXology has been called the “iTunes of comic books.” It was the highest grossing non-game app in 2013. Recently Amazon acquired the popular digital comic app. This weekend, users received an email requesting a new app download that would change the way comics are purchased. Without actually coming out and saying it, Amazon has avoided Apple’s in-app fee by requiring purchased to be made directly from the comiXology website, instead of within the app.
I’ve heard of the “Santa Crawl,” the “Craft Beer Crawl,” and even the “Last Mile,” but until today, I had never heard of the BeaconCrawl. That’s because, until recently, it had never existed. App development company Aurnhammer recently collaborated with the Lower Manhattan business advocacy group, Downtown Alliance, to incorporate iBeacon technology into the pub-crawl experience.
This week’s iPad tip is actually a follow up from our post last week about how to add contact information to your lock screen. One of our readers pointed out that, since iOS 7, the Lock screen is blurred whenever you receive an alert from Notification Center. While you can clear your list of notifications without unlocking your device, thus getting that important image back on your screen, not everyone knows that, which our friendly reader politely pointed out.
A quiet, unassuming little puff of stuff recently won the hearts of the App Store editors, as well as fans of platform games. The beautifully crafted, well made game sends you off on an adventure to find Leo’s missing gold. Do you have what it takes to make it through complex traps, complicated puzzles, and all manner of spiked platforms? Don’t worry. If you don’t make it, you can try, try again.
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, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.