The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently published a patent request from Apple for a mobile device that has the ability to automatically request assistants if a user is in trouble. So, if your being mugged and you’ve got your iPad in your bag, it may just save your life.
Black Moon Design is big on HTML 5 games. They’ve got a decent collection of them available for free online. Today, the company announced the launch of a new HTML 5 game that is available on the iPad and iPhone that is also free to download, free to play, and has no advertisements or in-app purchases. Is this the start of a new trend?
I received a disturbing email this morning. In my inbox was a letter from ComiXology with an “Important Security Notice.” It turns out that the company found that an “unauthorized individual” accessed the subscriber database that included username, email addresses, and cryptographically protected passwords. If you use ComiXology, it is highly suggested that you reset your password immediately.
Early this morning Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California denied a motion for permanent injunction filed by Apple against Samsung in the widely publicized patent infringement case. It appears that you can’t win your cake and eat it too and this is in’t the last we’ll hear of this with upcoming patent litigation on its way.
About three-and-a-half years ago, Apple launched a new service to allow advertising inside apps, games, magazines, and books. The iAd service has not caught on with advertisers over the past few years and Apple is hoping to do something about it. The company will roll out full-screen video ads that will automatically play at certain times during your in-app activity.
Anyone with a guitar has a tuner. Anyone who writes songs uses some gadget to record their ideas. Anyone with an acoustic guitar (or any wood-based instrument) has to make sure that humidity and temperature don’t mess up the sound. Why not have a gadget that takes care of all three needs at once, plus have the ability to connect your iPad to your amp without the need of additional adapters. That is exactly what the Acoustic Stream promises to do.
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 86% off, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
iOS 7.1 Will Roll Out Apple’s New Mass Deployment Initiative for Enterprise and Education Management Tools
Last week, Apple made big changes to its mobile device management (MDM) to make it easier for large-scale deployment of iPads across companies and schools. Unnamed sources are now saying that iOS 7.1 will incorporate full functionality of Apple’s mass deployment initiative.
Who will be Apple’s next chipmaker? Every time a new iOS device comes out, within months, there are reports that Samsung getting dumped by Apple. Years ago, the tech world started spreading rumors that Apple was looking to sign contracts with Qualcomm, TSMC, and whomever else they could get to produce their system-on-a-chip. Reasons varied, Samsung’s prices were too high, Apple hated Samsung for their patent war antics, Intel offered a better deal, but what has remained constant all of these years is that Apple has never stopped working with Samsung to design and manufacture the mobile device chips that go in our iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices.
LifeProof is known for their waterproof cases. The company makes fully sealed cases for mobile devices so you can take your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch underwater. Today, the company has launched a new case for iPad Air called “fre.” This waterproof, drop proof, dirt proof, snow proof case will keep your Apple tablet protected from the outdoors so you can play how you like.