Only a few short days from now, the masses will converge on suburban malls at the crack of dawn, waiting to be the first of their friends to hold Apple’s new thinner, lighter iPad Air in their hands. Some of the tech world’s more notable names were lucky enough to have early access to the device and, as of last night, reviews started posting online. The overall consensus is that the iPad Air is, by far, the best tablet Apple has ever made, and some say the best tablet ever made. The main complaint is that it’s toughest competition will be the new iPad mini with Retina display. Thanks to Apple’s upgrade, the smaller sized tablet is now just as good as its big brother.
It doesn’t take much when looking at the chart above to realize how impressive the new iPad Air is in terms of improvements over previous iPad versions. According to primatelabs.com, the iPad Air is approximately twice as fast as the iPhone 4th generation. Even though it shares the same chip as the iPhone 5s, for a variety of reasons it is still faster.
It is time for another installment of our weekly do-it-yourself project spotlight for the iPad. It is just a matter of time before we will start finding awesome crafts and handmade accessories for the iPad Air. I can’t wait. Until then, we’ll continue to keep you up to date on the boring old model (just kidding). Last week, we reminded you of the clever Halloween costume that was created a few years ago using two iPads and a shirt with a hole in it. If you don’t have a costume idea, there is time to make a cool one out of your iPad and iPad mini.
This week, we found a DIY project that adds a backseat charger to your car so you can watch movies on a 12-hour road trip and never worry about running out of battery life. Read More »
I’ve always had a fascination with maps. Ever since I was a kid, I’d collect maps from National Geographic and had a collection of atlases. One of my favorite things to do is track down globes from decades ago to see the different names regions have been given over the years.
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, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
My five-year-old nephew has been known to spend hours on my iPad when visiting. He loves to read books, play video games, and watch movies. Even if a movie is available on Netflix and I can bring it up on the T.V. screen through Apple TV, he prefers to watch cartoons on the tablet screen. My nephew is not alone in his love for mobile media and Disney knows it.
According to the New York Times, a security vulnerability which affects hundreds of iOS apps has been identified by Skycure, a leading mobile security firm. If attacked, apps can be tricked into looking for the wrong server when accessing data. This is just another reason to avoid unsecured public Wi-Fi without taking proper precautions.
I normally don’t choose an airline based on in-flight services because I find that the overall price is more important to me but when Southwest came in at the lowest price I decided I really wanted to see what their free TV service is like on my iPad. It seems that the program is picking up steam because DISH has started a loaner program for passengers without a compatible device.