Apple ‘Slightly More Diverse’ Than Other Tech Companies, Tim Cook Not Happy With Report


Yesterday, Apple released statistics regarding the company’s diversity of employees. Of the, nearly 100,000 employees the company has under its umbrella, 55 percent are white, 15 percent are Asian, 11 percent are Hispanic, and seven percent are black. Although Apple’s numbers show more diversity than other tech companies in the U.S., CEO Tim Cook expressed disappointment in the report’s findings.

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Apple Creates Tribute to Comedian Robin Williams


The world let out a grief-stricken cry on Monday when news of actor and comedian Robin Williams’ death was announced. For people of my generation, Williams was part of our lives. I laughed when Mork from Ork sat on his head and cried when Dr. Sayer brought Leonard out of his catatonic state. I grew up with Williams. His life, as well as his death, has had a big impact on me. I’m not alone.

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PadGadget’s DIY Project Spotlight: DIY Coloring Book App for Kids

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It is never too soon to start your kids down the path of do-it-yourself projects. All of those doll heads that are missing bodies (or vice-versa) can be made into something completely new and fun to play with if you let your imagination go wild. Your little one may not feel confident enough to take on a handcrafted birdhouse just yet, but with a bit of colorful inspiration, you may find yourself with a few new additions.

DIY Coloring Book is a book of illustrations that encourage children to take charge of a project without fear. There are 10 pages, each relating to projects, like helping mom paint the house, or refinishing a chair.

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MADFINGER’s Latest App will Let you Build Detailed Models on your iPad

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The iPad and iPhone have changed a lot of things. Games and activities that used to be common in the real world have been ported to the digital realm and MADFINGER Games is taking it to another level with virtual model making. MONZO is a yet to be released app which virtualizes the model kit construction process.

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Activision to Bring New Skylanders Trap Team Game to iPad this October

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Activision has been ramping up for the Oct. 5 launch of its newest action adventure game based in the Skylanders world. Today, the company announced that it will be adding tablets to the same-day release schedule, making it the first time a Skylanders game will launch on mobile devices in tandum with the console version.

Skylanders Trap Team is the follow up game to Skylanders: Swap Force. In it players take on the evil that Kaos unleashed by taking on the role of the Portal Master and recapturing all of the escaped villains.

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iOS Still Number One in Enterprise but Android is Gaining Market Share

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A new report from Good Technology shows tablet use in Enterprise is growing significantly. Apple is still ahead of the game, but as new apps hit the market, making it possible for companies to bring mid-level tablets into the corporate environment, Android is gaining significant numbers across enterprise, making Apple’s work harder than ever.

Among the discoveries made by Good Technology in its Mobility Index Report, one observation is that the enterprise market is showing signs of spending shifts toward mobile applications and software management solutions for them. As quoted by a recent Forrester report, “At the end of the day, we may talk about mobile devices, but in reality it’s all about the apps.”

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Apple Discusses HealthKit with with Medical Professionals, Intends it to be Lynchpin in Mobile Healthcare


As the launch date for iOS 8 grows near, we are finding out more information about what this “HealthKit” thing is all about. Today, Reuters is reporting that Apple has been meeting with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic, and Johns Hopkins to discuss how to implement the software program across the medical industry.

According to Reuters, Apple hopes to make health data like blood pressure, pulse, and weight available to patients and doctors alike so they can view information in one place. Currently data is gathered separately by thousands of healthcare software programs, but isn’t centrally stored. Apple wants to be the storage facility for this information.

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PadGadget’s Sound Stage: Make Your Audio Recording Clearer with the Mighty Mic Hands-on Review

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I regularly record live video of bands that play in my hometown. I love capturing a song or two so that others will know what a great experience live music is. The problem is that the music I usually participate in is loud, very loud. Nearly every recording I make when I’m not using a special external microphone sounds overblown and distorted. Sometimes it is so loud that the music is unlistenable, which is unfortunate when the point is to give people something to listen to.

The Mighty Mic is an external microphone that makes audio just a little bit clearer and higher quality. Plus, the included windscreen is perfect for capturing memories on a windy day at the beach.

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Apple’s Next-Gen iPad Rumored to Have Anti-Reflection Coating

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As the new product season begins, rumors have already started that suppliers have production underway on the next version of the iPad. The sixth-generation Apple tablet is supposedly on the line right now. According to unnamed sources speaking with Bloomberg News, the new iPad will feature anti-reflection coating.

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Mad Catz Launches ‘S.T.R.I.K.E.M’ Gaming Keyboard for Tablets

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Accessory makers have gone to great lengths to make tablet keyboards that turn the iPad into a productivity workhorse, but the gaming industry is lagging when it comes to dedicated devices that help make video game play more convenient. Mad Catz is doing something about that. Not only is the company’s iPad friendly MFi controller nearly ready for release, but now Mad Catz’s S.T.R.I.K.EM, which features some dedicated gaming options, is now available for sale.

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