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 67% off, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
While a finger works just fine for many iPad users, there are those of us who prefer the more precise tip of a stylus when tapping, clicking and drawing on the iPad. If you fall into that category of iPad user, this giveaway is the perfect one for you. Today we have partnered with the folks at Musemee to offer our readers a chance to win one of five silver Notier styli.
Fans of platformer games are getting lots of presents this month. A few weeks ago, Cordy 2 wowed us with amazing graphics and interesting gameplay and Rock Runners just skyrocketed to the top spot as Apple’s Editor’s Choice. Earlier this month, Burt Destruction launched in the App Store and it has all the great features of an action-packed side-scrolling platform. The best part is that it’s free right now.
Apple just released a new version of iOS for its iDevices. iOS 6.1.2 fixes a serious bug that was created with iOS 6.1, causing Microsoft Exchange users to flood Exchange servers by creating a continuous loop that resynchronized recurring calendar meeting invitations.
The error, which resulted in excessive memory and CPU consumption, prompted Microsoft to recommend that administrators ban devices running iOS 6.1 from accessing Exchange servers. Apple promised an imminent fix, which it has now delivered.
Apple announced today that some of the computers of its employees were hacked after those workers visited a website for software developers that contained malicious software. According to Apple, the software had been designed to infect Mac computers.
To infiltrate Apple’s computers, the software used a flaw in Java, which is used as a plug-in for many browsers, including Apple’s own Safari. The same Java exploit was used to hack social networking site Facebook last Friday.
Haptic feedback is basically the vibration you feel when you are playing a SEGA game and the controller shakes in your hand when you crash into something. It has been around for more than 40 years. Apple doesn’t use haptic technology on its iPhones or iPads, even though the rest of the tech world has implemented vibration feedback in one way or another on phones and tablets. However, AppleInsider recently discovered that Apple is working on a particularly accurate haptic feedback for its mobile devices. It looks like the company may be working on a way to make the touchscreen keyboard feel more realistic.
When Kevin Beverley was in his mid-thirties, he was attacked and beaten in an unprovoked fight. His injuries were so severe that he was left paralyzed on the right side of his body and he hasn’t been able to speak for 20 years. Thanks to a speech app on the iPad, Beverley can now communicate with others using more than just grunts and gestures. “At last, someone can hear me,” were his first words.
There has been a lot of mumblings, or even grumblings, in the tech world lately that Apple is losing its edge in innovation. Along side those complaints are rumors that the iPad maker will be making an announcement within the next few months regarding watches, television sets, and developer tools for Apple TV. Today, Piper Jaffray is sticking with tradition and claiming Apple will do what they always do in the spring, which is to launch a new iPad model.
According to analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffary, “We believe that looking at the history of time between Apple product launch events suggests that the company will introduce something new in March or April.” He went on to note that the past two spring events have yielded new iPad models (its actually been three).
In last week’s edition of Ask the Expert, we had some great questions on restoring deleted iPad apps, iPad apps that crash, and muting the iPad. This week we have even more useful questions for you, so check after the break to find out about transferring movies to your iPad, recovering lost space, and deleting photos.
I have owned Photojojo’s magnetic cell phone lenses for quite some time now, and I regularly use them with my iPhone 5. After some experimentation this weekend, I learned that they also work well with the iPad mini, giving iPad mini owners a way to take fun fisheye, macro, and telephoto pictures.
To be honest, I’ve never used my full-sized iPad for photography unless it was the only device on hand. It’s much too heavy to carry around, and its size prevents it from being toted easily in a purse. That’s not the case with the iPad mini, however. The mini fits easily in a purse or even most pockets, it’s light, and it takes decent photos, so a set of extra lenses might be a worthwhile investment. I’ve used it more than a few times to snap photos.