About six months ago, I started noticing more and more projects that feature Washi Tape. I had no idea what it was, but I liked how cute it looked when adhered to things like cases, wallets, and cups. It turns out, for those who don’t already know, Washi Tape is a lot like masking tape, but decorated. It’s origins are based in Japan, but due to its popularity, you can find the crafting supply all over the place. You can even order hand-decorated Washi Tape on Etsy.
In October of 2012, Apple shocked the tech world by announcing a new generation of iPad with Retina only seven months after launching the third-generation model. Today, Apple shocked the world again by replacing the low-cost iPad 2 with the fourth-generation iPad at the same price point. If you have not yet purchased or upgraded your iPad in the past few years, your choices have just gotten harder.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is preparing to discuss plans for their new “mobile first, cloud first” strategy, which is rumored to include an Office for iPad announcement on March 27th. Is this going to be the game changer that Microsoft needs in their mobile efforts? Unfortunately they are likely to keep the Office 365 subscription service at the heart of new efforts which means that most average users are going to pass it by and use other productivity apps.
By now, practically everyone has heard the rumor that Apple is making a 12.9-inch “iPad Pro.” The ferver has gotten so intense that concept images are now being published. CURVED/labs recently showed off a series of concept images that feature a larger sized tablet with no side bezel at all. When compared to the 13-inch MacBook Air, you can really see just how big the screen would be on a tablet this size.
Just on the heels of Apple’s recent update to iOS, which included major changes for large-scale deployment of iPads through its redesigned mobile device management (MDM) service, Belkin just announced the launch of an MDM solution to help schools securely deploy and support tablets and Chromebooks with ease through its Secure and Charge tablet charging dock. Additionally, the accessory maker has just received MFi certification for its Secure Wired Keyboard for iPad design. So educators can offer a more productive way of using the iPad in school.
When Apple launched the first ever tablet with Retina display, the company reduced the price of the iPad 2 in order to have a low cost model for those who were not willing or able to pay full price. Three generations of iPads later (not to mention the iPad mini), Apple was still selling the iPad 2 for $399. At this point, the iPad mini with Retina display costs the same price as that outdated second-generation Apple tablet.
Today, Apple has finally decided to put the iPad 2 out to pasture. The company now offers the fourth generation iPad with Retina display for the incredibly low price of $399.
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 75% off, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
In January, Bossa Studios leaked a very vague trailer for a version of their hit game Surgeon Simulator to launch on the iPad. At the time, we thought it was some kind of dentist spinoff. We were sort of right. Last week, Surgeon Simulator Touch launched on the iPad. The original game that spawned a million gameplay videos now includes dental and optical surgery. Don’t forget your scalpel (and coffee mug, and transistor radio, and… beer bottle?).
Gameloft’s hugely popular racing franchise is on the way to becoming the most innovative series of games for mobile devices around. The company announced the upcoming launch of a third major update to Asphalt 8: Airborne that will add a brand new racing area, brand new cars, and the ability to stream your gameplay live over Twitch.
More than three years ago, tech gadget company iRobot made a remote mobile stand for the iPad that could move around a room, making it possible for users to interact more realistically in teleconference type situations. At the time, the Ava (short for “avatar”) was little more than an idea and a prototype. Today, the company that created the Roomba is ready to ship their next big gadget.