The rumored Apple branded television set has been a part of tech news for so long now, it practically seems like it already does exist, except that no one has actually seen it. Analysts, suppliers, and gossips have told us that the living room device is coming our way, any day now. There have even a number of concept images made showing what the TV set could actually look like.
If 2013 was the year of patent disputes, then maybe 2014 will be the year of resolutions. That is, maybe this will be the year that Apple and Samsung finally resolve their differences and put these patent infringement accusations to bed. Based on an article from the Korea Times, the two most famous “frenemies” in the tech world may be on track to do just that.
In March of 2013, analysts were predicting that Apple tablets would drop to only 46 percent of total sales, while Android tablets would rise above the iPad with 48.8 percent of total sales. According to recent research from NPD Group, Apple has held strong in 2013 with approximately 60 percent of the market share, while Android tablets have only reached about half of that.
Today marks the last week of the year for the App Store Editor’s Choice award. By the time Apple spotlights another app for the recognition, it will be 2014 and a new year will begin. Each week, Apple gives a special nod to a couple of apps and games that stand out for their special characteristics, excellent design, or innovative use of the iPad’s features. Last week, Apple gave the spotlight to a fantastic independent room escape game called Republique.
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.
For today’s Daily Deal we’re featuring 11 great apps to add to your iPad collection. We have 6 productivity / entertainment apps and 5 game apps in today’s bundle.There are still other great apps on sale over the holidays so be sure to check out some of our previous Daily Deals.
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, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
Every year, Flurry Analytics measures the number of new activations of mobile devices across the US. For the past three years, Amazon has taken the lead exponentially, showing that the Kindle line of tablets is the most popular Christmas gift of all tablets researched. However, Flurry’s report also shows that the gap is shrinking.
IBM Analytics has been tracking holiday mobile traffic since Black Friday. One interesting bit of data the company has collected is that iOS appears to be five times more popular for holiday shopping activities than Android. What makes it so interesting is that Android has been more popular, numbers-wise, than iOS for mobile device sales. The question has to be asked again. What are Android users doing with their devices?
Now that the holidays have passed, it is time to get back to work. Or, it is time to get back to playing with our new toys. Right now, there will be plenty of brand-new iPad owners out there, looking for the right apps and games to fill up their Apple tablet.
Today is the last Friday of 2013 and the last Flashback Friday of 2013. As I looked back over the iOS games that launched in the App Store this past year, I realized that there were quite a few good classic or retro titles that made it to the iPad. Last week, we told you about Tomb Raider I, the direct, unaltered port of the classic 3D shooter game. The controls are just as awkward as they were in the original game, but it is not the fault of the iOS design. They are just awkward controls.
This week, instead of telling you about a different flashback game, I’m going to give you a list of the best iPad retro or classic games that launched in 2013.