Both 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.
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.
Rumors 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.
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.
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.
Welcome 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.
Over 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.”
Earlier 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.
Apple prides itself on having the highest adoption rate of any mobile operating system on the market. Part of the reason iOS is so popular is because the iPad maker gives it away for free and makes it possible to use on more generations of devices than any other company. Today, Apple added figures to its developer support page showing the adoption rate of iOS 7. While not up to 100 percent, iOS 7 is certainly gaining steam for Apple users.
Welcome back to the last iPad Tips column in 2013. The next time you look to our knowledgeable writers for advice, we will be deep into a new year in the 21st century. Don’t worry. We won’t stop offering our expertise on a weekly basis. We want you to feel as comfortable using your Apple tablet as we do. That’s why we try to help you with much of the basics, and some of the more complex features of the iPad. Last week, we had a list of things every new iPad owner should do right away.