PadGadget’s Flashback Friday: Street Flapper Pays Homage to Both Street Fighter and Flappy Bird

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When is the line drawn in the sand to show that a trend has gone over the top? Cat memes went over the line when poor helpless felines were being “breaded.” I don’t even know what “twerking” is and don’t want to find out. What about the Flappy Bird phenomenon? Since its demise, the strangely popular casual game has spawned hundreds of knockoff titles from Flappy Duck to Bouncy Pig. About 98 percent of them show no creativity or innovation and are simply a waste of space in the App Store.

However, some app makers have used the popularity of Flappy Bird to create something interesting, even if it is merely a clone of the original.

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IFTTT Now Available on iPad

IFTTTIFTTT is a really cool app that lets you create “recipes” that create certain triggers when specific actions take place. IFTTT stands for “If This Then That.” Users can create formulas or browse premade ones to help keep them connected to other apps and events. Today, the company updated the app with some very useful channels. Plus, IFTTT is no supported on the iPad.

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Kensington Releases New iPad Cases Designed for Business Users

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iPads in the marketplace are growing more and more popular because they are relatively affordable and very flexible. While they can easily do more than traditional cash registers, they are also more fragile and if not protected they can easily be dropped and broken. A new product line from Kensington is designed with point of sale applications in mind.

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Greenpeace Applauds Apple’s Commitment to Renewable Energy

Dai SuganoGreenpeace recently released a report on tech companies and their role in creating a “Green Internet.” Companies across the globe are turning to renewable energy. Apple was spotlighted in the company’s report for being the “most innovative and aggressive in pursuing its commitment to be 100% renewable powered.”

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Apple’s iPad Turns Four Today, Things Have Changed A Lot Since 2010

Happy BirthdayEvery year on this date, we wish the iPad a Happy Birthday. Sure, it is silly to send birthday greetings to an inanimate object. The iPad doesn’t even eat cake. Wishing Happy Birthday to Apple’s best invention is more of a way to reflect on the things we love about the tablet and how it has changed our lives than anything else.

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Apple Announces WWDC 14 to be Held June 2-6

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The 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference is officially set for June 2 – 6 at Moscone West in San Francisco. The WWDC is a yearly highlight for developers who are navigating freshly announced software and hardware offerings, and has been an increasingly popular event each year. Tickets are will be made available through random selection to those who apply before April 7th at 10:00.

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PadGadget’s Sound Stage: Tabular Mobile Lets You Write Music for Guitar on Your iPad

Tabular 1There are a lot of sheet music apps out there that let you write music for piano, woodwinds, and keyboards. Guitar tab writing apps are much fewer and farther between. You can use basic sheet music apps, but it would be nice if there were an app dedicated to creating song structure for guitar, bass, banjo, and other fingerpicking instruments.

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iPad Connected SITU Food Scale Aims to Help Us Eat Healthy

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I love cool iPad gadgets and I also love Kickstarter, which is why I think it’s hard to go wrong with an iPad connected food scale that is currently seeking funding. The scale is called SITU and it is a powerful way to track the nutritional content of the food we eat.

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It’s Here, Amazon’s Apple TV Competition Just Announced, Gaming Included

Amazon Fire TV 1We’ve been hearing rumors for a few months now that Amazon had plans to add its own set-top box into the market. Speculations ranged from it being a Chromecast-like stick to including a game controller. The company recently increased the cost of Amazon Prime, which includes instant streaming of T.V. shows and movies, further fueling the spread of rumors that the company would be launching a set-top box. Today, Amazon officially announced the launch of Android-powered Fire TV, which is available as of now from the online retail giant’s website.

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Dish Subscribers Now Have Full Access to ESPN, Disney and ABC Through iPad, iPhone and Apple TV

watchdisneychannelThe Walt Disney Company and DISH Network Corporation announced today that they’ve worked out their differences to the tune of a long-term, wide-range distribution deal that would allow subscribers to the cable company access to Disney’s sports, news, and entertainment content on T.V., PC, mobile devices, gaming consoles, and set-top boxes.

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