iPad Web Traffic Slips in December but it’s Still King of Tablets by a Wide Margin

Chitika Holiday ReportJust before the New Year, NPD Group released a report showing that Apple increased its share of the tablet marked during the Holiday season by 2.6 percent. While those numbers could mean millions of new iPad owners, it is still much lower than Android’s success this holiday season. NPD Group reported an increase of 160 percent of Android tablet sales during Christmas.

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Apple iWatch Reportedly Delayed due to Manufacturing Glitches

iwatch_concept-580x405About a year ago, rumors began to surface that Apple was working on wearable computing technology in the form of a watch. No one has been able to nail down precisely what the so-called “iWatch” will be capable of, but some analysts claim it will be a companion device to let you access certain things on your iPhone or iPad without having to be near it.

The company applied for a patent for a slap wrist style computer device earlier this year. In July, Bloomberg confirmed that Apple submitted a request in Japan for the iWatch name.

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SEGA Launches ‘All-Star Racing Transformed,’ Starring Everyone’s Favorite Hedgehog

Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed 1Both SEGA and Nintendo have their iconic branded characters. Nintendo has made a point to actively stay away from mobile gaming, while Sega continues to embrace the technology and has even gone so far as to port some of the more popular titles to iOS. One hugely popular racing game, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, successfully made it to iOS a few years ago. Today, SEGA has graced us with the more updated sequel, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

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Japanese Customers get iPads and MacBook Airs in this Year’s ‘Lucky Bag’ Sale


It wouldn’t feel like the New Year without news about the Lucky Bag sale in Japan, and a tinge of jealousy about such events. Customers at Apple stores in Japan can spend approximately $345 and pick up a bag of random gadgets and gizmos, with some lucky enough to get a MacBook Air, iPad Air, iPad Mini, or iPod Nano.

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Rumor: Upcoming iPad Pro to get 4K Display and Eye Tracking Technology

eye-trackingRumors of a larger screen iPad are the talk of the town right now. We’ve heard musings about the 13-inch tablet for a while, but recently, the pipeline has started to get backed up with all of the purported news about the so-called iPad Pro. A few weeks ago, International Business Times (IBT) reported that Apple would be launching a 2K display version of the tablet in April of 2014, with a 4K model launching in October.

Today, the same news organization has added to the rumors by claiming that the iPad Pro will feature eye-tracking technology.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 8 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 6 productivity / entertainment apps and 2 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 50% off, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.

Check out all the sale apps after the break »

Southwest Airlines Live TV: Field Test


I’ve just returned from the first half of my holidays and I was able to test out the Southwest in-flight live TV streaming on my iPad Air. I had my doubts going into it but I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to use and at the good quality.

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PadGadget’s DIY iPad Project Spotlight: DIY Nail Polish Colored Headphones

DIY-Head-Phones-Craft-Crafts-Make-Project-Technology-Gadget-TechWelcome to the first DIY iPad project column of 2014. We’ve discovered a lot of fantastic projects over the past year. Crafters and DIY-ers are constantly coming up with great ideas for homemade iPad accessories. Last time, we told you about a stand that uses a microphone stand, so you can display your iPad at great heights.

This week, we head back to one of our favorite crafting blogs, Crème de la Craft for a fun how-to project for your headphones.

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Apple Denies Knowledge of NSA Spying Through iPhone ‘Backdoor’

Apple:NSAOver the weekend, German news magazine Der Spiegel published leaked documents from Edward Snowden that showed the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Access Network Technology (ANT) division had access to specialized hardware that would allow them to spy on people through a variety of ways, one of them including a “backdoor” to Apple’s iPhone.

Since then, tech writers, bloggers, and Apple-haters around the globe have been accusing the iPad maker of collaborating with the government to spy on U.S. citizens. One commenter on an unrelated blog post said iOS 7 should be changed to “iOS/NSA 7.”

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Court-Appointed Antitrust Monitor Speaks Out Against Apple’s Accusations

michael-bromwichEarlier this month, the Wall Street Journal wrote an editorial blasting court-appointed monitor Michael Bromwich for being overenthusiastic about his job. The WSJ accused Judge Denise Cote of hiring Bromwich to further her own agenda and claimed that the antitrust monitor rewrote his own job description to “investigate Apple all over again.” Around that time, Cote submitted a proposal to the Court that would give Bromwich more power than he was originally given, and would allow for the judge and the monitor to meet privately to discuss Apple’s status.

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