As it gets closer to the launch of Apple’s iOS 7 and the company’s streaming radio service iTunes Radio, AOL has finally updated its Radio app to be universally compatible. Now, you can listen to your favorite tunes with the full landscape of the iPad’s larger screen.
Philip’s iPad-controlled lighting system is getting a few new accessories to turn your home into an illuminated abode. Not only can you fill your house with a line of colorful bulbs that can be synced with your iOS device, but the company has also added two new lighting options that will really make your room glow.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) recently approved a $30 million contract with Apple to give an iPad 30,000 students and teachers across 47 schools. The contract is only the first phase in what is expected to be a $500 million investment in more than 650,000 iPads across the entire District. Yesterday, LAUSD teachers were given their first day of training.
Welcome back to another exciting episode of our weekly DIY project spotlight. Every week, we scour the Web for cool, fun, and hopefully easy projects that you can do at home using materials you can find around the house. Last week, we told you about a project that was designed by the creators of the popular $5 iPad dock. Instead of buying the dock, you can make it yourself using the same schematics that the creator used.
This week, we found a clever reuse of an Ikea product that turns a remote control holder into an iPad holder. The FLÖRT is a pocket for your various remotes that hangs over the side of your couch arm. It features a back pocket that allows you to slide magazines into it.
In a move that is both responsible and smart, Apple has created a charger take-back program that is beginning on August 16th and continuing until October 18th. The program is for customers who have purchased a charger from any 3rd party source and may have inadvertently bought a product which is unsafe. Apple wants to replace them with an Apple charger for only $10.
The program promises to properly dispose of USB power adapters for iPhones, iPads, and iPods and then you can purchase replacement adapters for each device. In order to participate you have to turn in at least one USB power adapter and bring in all devices for which you are purchasing replacement adapters. Each device will be verified using serial number validation.
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 an informal survey run by Craig Hockenberry of furbo.org, 95% of app developers are in the process of updating apps to iOS 7 and 52% are completely leaving iOS 6 behind. According to Hockenberry, updating to iOS 7 has proven more work than previous versions but the “results are stunning.”
At first glance it does seem curious that so many would leave an active operating system behind and in the fragmented world of Android it is less likely that developers would update apps to only the most current version. The reason you can do this with iOS is because the adoption rate of new software versions is extremely high among iOS users.
You’ve probably experienced this scenario: You call your mom/sister/buddy for a FaceTime chat and, they’ve got their iPad sitting on their lap so you can pretty much see up their nose. Or, you are having a FaceTime chat with someone on your iPad mini when your arm starts to hurt because you’ve been trying to hold it at eye level for so long. Twelve South has solved the issue of low-view FaceTime chats with the new HiRise iPhone and iPad mini stand.
When Google announced that it would be eliminating its popular RSS feed feature, app developers scrambled to find ways to let users integrate their favorite blogs from Google Reader into their own service. Feedly came out of the ashes to be the next big thing. After a few bug fixes and updates, the company can now boast more than 12 million users. Yesterday, the RSS reader company DevHD announced the launch of a new pro service that will allow a few additional features not currently available for free subscribers.