Just over a year ago, Apple went to court in a class action lawsuit regarding an in-app purchase window that exists for 15 minutes after a user enters a password on an iPhone or iPad. The company promised to pay out $100 million to customers who were affected by accidental in-app purchases made. The company also promised to make changes to its mobile operating system that would clarify in-app purchase accessibility. With this week’s update to iOS 7.1, Apple made good on the second part of its promise by adding a pop up window to let users know that in-app purchases can be made for 15 minutes without reentering a password.
If you are looking for a very simple do-it-yourself iPad stand project, IkeaHackers has a great selection of simple tutorials, many of which are so simple they only require a minimum amount of work. The hardest part is going to Ikea to get the items needed. I know when I go to Ikea, it takes hours to get out because I can’t help but wander around in all of the furnished rooms.
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, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
Marvel Entertainment has been highly prolific since the Walt Disney Company acquired it in 2009. Before that, there was a movie here and there, a few cartoons, and some televisions shows. Now, the company churns out blockbuster hits on a regular basis. The next in line is Sony Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (Not to be confused with plain old “Spider-Man”). In connection with the upcoming sequel, Gameloft announced today the launch of a new game by the same name.
According to research firms Triton Digital and Edison Research, only six months after its debut, iTunes Radio is the third most popular music streaming service in the United States. Pandora is number one. iHeartRadio came in second, leading iTunes Radio by only one percent.
Proving that they are still the leader in offering massive open online courses (MOOCs), Coursera has released a beautiful native iPad app that provides access for learners on the move. The internet continues to change education and freely available MOOCs are just one example of a thriving open community.
Apple and Samsung are famously fighting each other in courts around the world. One of the most famous is a trial that Apple won in 2012 in California. Thanks to a variety of appeals and the Northern District of California’s help in getting the damages reassessed, the trial has remained in court for a year. The two attending a hearing on Jan. 23 where it was recently made known that Apple is requesting damages of $40 per phone or tablet sold as unpaid royalties for devices that Samsung infringed the patents of.
Apple’s biggest failure in the history of iOS, Maps, is finally getting some much-needed attention. According to sources familiar with the matter, the iPad maker is on track to add transit directions with the launch of iOS 8. Additionally, Apple has been snatching up map service startups in order to bolster its reliability across the globe. Maybe this time, Maps will get it right.
According to 9to5Mac, unnamed sources claim that Apple is working on improvements to Maps for the next major iOS update. The company is putting a lot of effort into making the native mapping application something that will eventually live up to the “incredibly high standards of Apple’s customers.”
With all this talk about Apple security lately, it makes me want to take stock of what I do to protect my iPad in case it does get stolen. “Find my iPad” is on. I’ve got “My Photo Stream” connected to my iPhone and Mac so that I can see any pictures that a stranger may take with it. I’ve set a passcode so that no one can get into it without knowing the four-digit code. Hm…, only four digits. There should be a way to make it harder for someone to get into my iPad. Something a little longer, and with symbols.
Luckily, I can do that. It only requires a few simple steps that I’m about to show you.
For today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 8 great apps to add to your iPad collection. We have 5 productivity / entertainment apps and 3 game apps in today’s bundle.
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.