Popular Productivity App ‘Clear’ Finally Getting Reminders This Spring

remindersRealmac launched Clear in 2012 and it quickly became a big hit for its simplistic design, colorful look, and easy-to-use interface. By September, the developer had added a Mac version that would allow you to sync with your iOS app. In February, the app was finally updated with iPad optimization. Today, the company announced that the biggest requested feature, Reminders, will finally be added in the next major update, due this April.

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iOS 7.1 Glitch Allows Folders-within-Folders. A Sign for iOS8?

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Macnn.com published details of two bugs in iOS 7.1 which allow folder nesting and app hiding, both of which are useful when customizing iOS. While it is clear that these are bugs, it is still interesting to know that iOS is fully capable of doing them and I wonder if we’ll see similar functionality added in iOS 8.

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New York Times to Launch ‘NYT Now’ Tiered Subscription Package

NYT iPadThe New York Times lets the general public read articles from its website for free within limitations. You can visit the site 10 times per month before you are faced with a pay wall. After that, visitors are offered the option to pay the subscription price for unlimited access. Today, the famous news organization announced it will begin offering limited access to curated content for only $8 per month.

According to AppleInsider, The New York Times will soon launch the NYT Now app exclusively on the iPhone. The entry-level subscription will cost $8 per month. If you are a current subscriber to the paper, you will be able to access NYT Now for free.

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Apple Updates ‘iTunes Movie Trailers’ App with Push Notification and Rotten Tomatoes Integration

iTunes Movie Trailers 3I’m a big movie nut. I love watching silent films of the 1920s, Spaghetti Westerns of the 1960s, and any Disney movie that comes out at any time. In order to stay informed on new movies coming out, I oftentimes check Apple’s iTunes Movie Trailers app. The app was recently updated to include Push Notification for favorite upcoming movie releases. Plus, now you can read critic reviews of films through Rotten Tomatoes integration.

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PadGadget’s DIY Project Spotlight: DIY Embroidery Headphones

DIY Embroidery Headphones 2Last week, we spotlighted a simple way to add decorations to your iPad without putting out much effort. The Washi Tape iPad accents idea came to us from travel and photography blogger Agus Yornet. In the process of researching her blog, we discovered another clever and creative way to decorate your iPad accessories with little effort.

This project is for decorating your headphone cord. All you need is at least one color of embroidery thread, although using a few different colors makes it look more interesting.

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Booqpad for iPad Air Magnetically Secures Your Tablet While You Take Notes

Booqpad 1Popular accessory maker Booq recently announced the launch of their new Booqpad for iPad Air. The company has successfully developed a line of iPad folios that are specifically designed for the business-minded user. The iPad Air case gives professionals a simple solution to secure their tablet while taking traditional pen and paper notes. Your boss won’t even know what you’ve got hidden in your folio until you show off your presentation.

The Booqpad for iPad Air is a tablet case and notepad in one. The multifold cover connects to a polycarbonate snap case using an array of magnets so you can quickly remove your iPad from the folio with little effort.

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New Apple ‘Your Verse’ Story Shows How the iPad Helps Reduce Sports-Related Concussions

Your Verse concussion 1Apple’s “Your Verse” advertisement campaign has shown the iPad being used by filmmakers, mountain climbers, and more. Today, the company has added another chapter to the Your Verse story. This time, the iPad helps keep track of sports-related head injuries to ensure that, if a player suffers a concussion, he won’t be sent back out onto the field.

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Apple Wins Again – Japanese Court Finds iPad and iPhones Don’t Infringe Samsung Patent

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Apple scored another victory in the fight for patent domination with Samsung in Japan. Tokyo District Court Judge Koji Hasegawa ruled in favor of Apple and denied Samsung’s claims that the iPhone 4, 4s, and iPad 2 infringe on data patents.

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Apple to Improve App Discovery with ‘Related Apps’ in Search Field

BjiN8TbCQAA44CR.png-largeOh, the App Store. It is both the joy of the iOS user and the bane of our app discovery. Admittedly, the discovery software has improved over the years, but Apple is still sorely behind when it comes to finding new apps and games based on likes and wants. Today, an iOS 7.1 iPhone user unwittingly discovered something new being implemented into an App Store search that may improve discovery.

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Apple’s iOS 7 Adoption Rate Hits 85% of all iPads and iPhones

ios_adoption_march_2014Apple’s newest mobile operating system is proving to be a particularly popular version. Today, the iPad maker published data pertaining to the overall adoption rate of iOS 7 on its mobile devices over a seven-day period ending Mar. 24. It appears that 85 percent of all iPad and iPhone users are running iOS 7. In comparison, Google’s adoption rate, which was last updated on Mar. 3, shows that only 2.5 percent of Android users are running the most current operating system.

Apple’s App Store Distribution developer support page shows 85 percent of all devices running iOS 7, while 12 percent are still holding out with iOS 6. Approximately three percent of iPhone or iPad users are using iOS 5 or older. The operating system has steadily grown by five percent since January of this year.

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