Limited Edition UE BOOM Designed by Skateboard Artist Don Pendleton Available Now

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My favorite mobile Bluetooth speaker is getting a new look. Today, Ultimate Ears, the music department for Logitech, announced another limited edition version of the UE BOOM. This time, artist Don Pendleton is in charge of the one-of-a-kind graphic design.

The Jettison Edition UE BOOM sports the iconic cubist doodle that Pendleton is known for. The color scheme runs in a muted palate of blues with a smattering of yellow. Fans of Pendleton will be familiar with the triangular owl design that peppers the speaker grate.

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday: Magic 2015 Brings 20 Years of Trading Card Games to the iPad

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In 1993, Wizards of the Coast launched a trading card game that would change the tabletop gaming world.  More than 20 years later, Magic: The Gathering has become a cultural phenomenon, bringing together fans of fantasy fiction from around the world in epic tournaments and massive social events. Now, the game can be played online, so fans don’t even have to go anywhere in order to enjoy a quick round.

Last year, Wizards of the Coast brought the magic of Magic to the iPad with much success. Magic 2015, which launched earlier this month, is the next installment of the trading card game.

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Fantastical Gets Snooze and Improved Calendar Search Features in Latest iPad Update

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The “Snooze Bar” is something we are used to seeing on our alarm clocks. It’s 6:00 a.m. and you just need five (or maybe 10) more minutes of sleep. The snooze feature gives you just a few more minutes to finish that dream. A snooze bar on a calendar seems unnatural, but at the same time, makes complete sense.

I can think of quite a few times when I’ve needed to put off a task for an hour. I normally reschedule the event so I’ll get a notification again when I’m ready. This week, Flexibits added a feature to their popular calendar app that lets you snooze your events or reminders, just like you would on your alarm clock.

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SlingAmp Amplifies Your iPad’s Sound With a Minimalist Style


Whenever I go camping, if I forget to bring my EU BOOM, I’m always trying to find ways to amplified the sound coming out of my iPad speakers so music can be heard over the noisy sounds of nature. I’ve discovered that, by placing my tablet plate in a metal pan, it redirects sound and makes it just a bit louder. While this “hack,” if you will, works, it isn’t the perfect solution since I eventually need that pan to cook something.

Seventy-year-old entrepreneur Vinod Goswami had a similar discover, but had the foresight to turn it into a profitable business. So, he developed the SlingAmp, which is a rolled steel stand that redirects and amplifies sound coming from your iPad so you can get that boost you need to hear music and movies just a little bit better.

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Griffin Release Survivor Slim iPad Air Case


Griffin has released a new iPad Air case which brings their tradition of quality into a lightweight case that is perfect for protecting your tablet at the highest level. If you are tired of lugging around what is supposed to be a super light device just to keep it safe, then this is the case you should look at.

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Former Angry Birds Developers Unveil Upcoming Auto Run Platformer ‘Monsu’

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A handful of teammates that previously spent time under the roof of Angry Birds creator Rovio have spread their wings (pun intended) and started their own game development company, Boomlagoon. This week, the company popped onto the scene with a teaser trailer for the upcoming platform auto run game Monsu and it looks as cute as Angry Birds, but with a flare all its own.

You can tell from the soundtrack and the art style that these guys came from Rovio. The big-eyed cartoon monster and cell paint style background are similar to the Birds of yore without being any sort of rip off. It is familiar without being redundant.

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FiftyThree Release SDK Allowing App Developers to Integrate Pencil’s Cool Features in New iPad Apps

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App maker FiftyThree has successfully expanded its small developer business into a full-fledged company with the success of its artist stylus Pencil. Pencil is a realistic touch screen tool that lets you sketch, blend, and erase. The only problem is that the stylus is only compatible with FiftyThree apps. This week, the company announced it would be making its software public so other developers can make their art apps compatible with Pencil so everyone can take advantage of the unique features.

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PadGadget’s Sound Stage: Nearly App Yamaha Music Apps Go Free

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One week ago, I noticed that some of Yamaha Corporation’s music recording and sequencer apps had dropped in price to free. There was more than one on sale, which caught my attention. Upon further inspection, I realized that nearly all of the company’s originally paid music apps are now free. I don’t know if the sale is temporary, or if Yamaha is throwing the towel and making its content free, but you can take advantage of whatever is the cause of the discounted apps right now.

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Apple to Release Public Beta of OS X Yosemite with Powerful iOS Integration

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iOS has been a game changer for Apple and as the devices which run it become more powerful, iOS hasn’t started to look more like OS X, as some surmised would happen, but just the opposite with OS X clearly looking more like iOS with each version. If you are an iPad owner who still uses Windows, however, then OS X Yosemite might be a substantial reason to finally take the plunge into an Apple computer. Our mobile devices are at the center of our lives and Yosemite has the potential to make our Macs the best iOS accessory ever.

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Modern Combat 5: Blackout Launches Today in New Zealand, Midnight in U.S.

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The next installment in the most popular first-person shooter (FPS) series of games on iOS has just hit the market. Android-based device owners in the U.S. can already download Modern Combat 5 from Google Play. The New Zealand App Store launched it earlier this afternoon, and reports are coming in that U.S. residents will be able to download the game by midnight. Depending on your time zone, it might be available as early as 10:00 p.m. tonight.

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