Apple Pulls at Customer’s Heartstrings with Latest TV Commercial

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I was watching the Voice finals on TV last night and I saw a very cute commercial that starts with a family visiting grandma and grandpa. A young boy seems to be playing on his phone the entire time but it turns out he is making a video of everything going on. It climaxes with him showing the family the final video, which is a surprise to them and by the end everyone is crying. I expected the product tag at the end to showcase Chromecast or some other mobile product but was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be an Apple commercial.

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PadGadget’s DIY iPad Project Spotlight: DIY iPad Mic Stand Clip

DIY iKlipAs we inch closer to the big gift-giving day, it is important to remember that a good old-fashioned DIY project shows your friends that you love them just as much, if not more than, a brand new shiny object. Each week, we try to find creative and unique projects that you can make at home for your iPad. Last week, we found a simple pattern for a sleeve that will make your iPad look cool, motorcycle gang cool.

This week, we found a project on Instructables that is pretty much a do-it-yourself version of IK Multimedia’s iKlip mic stand iPad holder.

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Apple Announces the Top iPad and iPhone Apps of 2013

App Store Best of 2013This year was a very good year for apps and games. We saw fantastic titles, like Fetch, Makr, and Dropchord receive the week’s spotlight for Editor’s Choice. Plus, game companies produced sequels, prequels, and spinoffs of their most popular titles. Today, Apple announced the winners of its annual “App Store Best Of” list and we have a rundown of the top iPad app winners for 2013.

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Moshi’s VersaPouch Uses Origami to Display your iPad mini

versapouch_mini_3If you are still looking for gift ideas for a new iPad mini owner in your life, Moshi has a great looking sleeve that doubles as a stand. So, you can protect your device with a slim, unobtrusive cover and you don’t have to stuff it in your bag while using your iPad mini.

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Classic LEGO Based Mac is Actually a Clever iPad Stand

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Every once in a while we run across an interesting iPad project that is cool and different and this LEGO Mac iPad stand is certainly one of a kind.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 10 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 6 productivity / entertainment apps and 4 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 80% off, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.

Check out all the sale apps after the break »

Apple to Open up Real Time Ad Bidding Platform to Help Drive Ad Sales

real-time-biddingFrom visiting PadGadget, you may have noticed that, sometimes, advertisement space seems to directly reflect your recent Internet activity. For example, if you were just looking at socks on Amazon, you may see an ad in the sidebar for socks on sale on Amazon. This type of advertising is called real-time bidding (RTB) and it is used to better target visitors to a website and increase interest in the advertisement.

Google has been offering a service, called AdSense, to publishers on the Google Network that allows for interactive media advertisements based on RTB. According to a recent article from AdWeek, Apple is in the process of doing the same. The focus in 2014 will be on iTunes Radio.

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Shipping Time for iPad mini with Retina Display Drops Just in Time for Christmas

iPad mini shipping times dropAs soon as the iPad mini with Retina display launched, supplies were constrained. It wasn’t as bad as launch sales of the first generation 7.9-inch tablet were, but getting your hands on one usually took about two weeks. Even after you could order one for in-store pickup, most Apple Retail Stores still weren’t letting consumers walk in and buy one.

Today, Apple has updated shipping time of the iPad mini with Retina from five to 10 business days to one to three business days. This comes just in time for last minute shopping for Christmas next week.

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Study Finds Samsung is a Distant Second to Apple’s iPad in Internet Usage

StatCounter ReportA new study from a web analytics firm shows that the iPad is still going strong as the leading tablet for Internet usage, even while slowing down in overall market share of tablet purchases.

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Redesigned Yahoo Weather Finally hits iPad

Yahoo Weather 3I’ve tested a lot of weather apps, especially since Apple redesigned its mobile operating system. Since iOS 7 launched, developers have been whipping out beautiful looking minimalistic weather apps for the iPhone. Unfortunately, the iPad hasn’t been invited to that party very often. However, things are starting to look up for Apple’s tablet. Today, Yahoo finally updated their gorgeous weather app to support the larger sized screen and it is even more stunning than on the iPhone.

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