When Apple launched iOS 7 nearly every native app and brand app received an overhaul that turned the formerly skeuomprohic designs into flat, bright, and white all over. One app that held onto the faux-realism was iBooks. The traditional wood grain bookshelf and paper textured pages stood out amongst the rest of the iOS 7 look. Today, Apple finally updated the app and it has lost all semblances to its former self.
If you are a regular user of the popular personal finance app Mint.com, and you have automatic updates turned on, you have probably already noticed that Mint has a new look. If you spend a little time exploring, you will notice that it also has a few new additions, one of them being the popular “Trends” feature.
Our friends over at Kinivio, makers of the very cool wireless portable speaker we reviewed this summer, have sent us another new wireless accessory to try out – the Kinivio BTK330 Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard. In fact, I’m using this keyboard paired to my iPad to write this Gear Review now!
Rube Goldberg was best known for his love of depicting complex machines that performed simple tasks. The idea behind a “Rube Goldberg Machine” is that there are a series of things that happen in a very specific order that eventually cause one or more events to take place.
Welcome to the next installment of PadGadget’s weekly music column. We are always on the lookout for cool new apps and accessories that are fit for musicians and fans of music. Last week, we went hands-on with IK Multimedia’s iRig BlueBoard. Now, you can switch between effects pedals, hands free and cord free.
This week, we are going to talk about a new app with a few years of iOS history under its belt.
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 57% off so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
The saga continues. In June, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) approved a $30 million program to put an iPad in the hands of every student in the second largest district in the United States. By September, it was obvious that things were not running smoothly. First, the District reported mass hacking of 300 iPads from students at three different high schools. Then, it came to light that $50,000 worth of tablets had been “misplaced” at the District.
By the beginning of October, the District had begun taking iPads away from students for an “indeterminate” amount of time. That’s not all. During a recent presentation to the Los Angeles School Board, the District admitted that the program was over budget due to unexpected costs for iPad storage containers, protective cases, and other expenses.
The new iPad Mini is out and ifixit.com has posted a thorough teardown which demonstrates the low level of reparability. It’s not really a surprise, since Apple is constantly squeezing more tech into smaller spaces but it makes it hard to repair when parts need to be replaced.
Its been one year this week since Apple introduced us to the iPad mini, and in that year, hundreds – maybe even thousands – of cases, keyboards, and other accessories have hit the market touting their features and all trying to lure you in for the buy. In that year, I’ve had the privilege to try many of them out, always looking for the next great one. One case that really stands out as being both feminine and durable is the Folio Case series for iPad mini by JAVOedge.
Black Friday is two and a half weeks away. It seems like last week I was trying to figure out what to wear for Halloween. Time is flying by this year. Before we know it, retail stores will be taking down the Christmas trees and replacing them with hearts. Part of the reason that the holidays seem to be rushing past might be that retail stores starting stocking shelves with Christmas decorations before Halloween.