iblazr Lights Up a Room So You Can Take Great Photos and Video with Your iPad

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I’ve mentioned before that I wish Apple would give a little more love to the iPad’s camera functions. The native camera doesn’t have the same specs on the iPad as it does on the iPhone. The iPad’s iSight camera is only capable of 5MP resolution and it doesn’t even come with a flash. The iPhone’s iSight camera can take 8MP pictures and comes with “True Tone” flash, which gives better lighting quality in different low-light situations.

We may not be able to do anything about the low megapixel problem, but thanks to the iblazr, we can now have a flash on the iPad so we can take better pictures and videos in any lighting situation.

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Best iPad Apps to Beat the Heat This Summer

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As I sit here, sweat dripping from the back of my knees, trying to withstand turning on the air conditioner for just a little bit longer, I look to my iPad for companionship in the sweltering heat.

Sure, my iPad can get so hot at times that it feels like I’ve got a heating blanket on my lap, but at least my digital companion has everything I need to have fun in the sun this summer. If you are looking for some ideas for your vacation, have plans to build a garden, or just want to see what it looks like on the other side of the globe, we’ve got a list of the best iPad apps to beat the summer heat.

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Future iPads and iPhones Could Automatically Detect if They Have Been Stolen

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A new patent application from Apple showcases a system which tracks user patterns and creates notification when users stray from their normal routine. While this might seem like something the NSA would have thought up, Apple developers are more interested in helping protect users in cases such as theft or loss.

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday: Jenga – Now Universal, Free for a Limited Time

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In 1983, a 3-D block un-building game launched a thousand cries of frustration when Jenga hit store shelves. This family favorite party game requires players to remove one block at a time without destroying the tower. Hilarity ensues.

In 2010, Natural Motion (makers of PadGadget favorite Clumsy Ninja) launched a hyper realistic version of the game on the iPad. After many revisions, and the combining of the iPhone and iPad version, the game is now universal, supports multiplayer mode, and is free for a limited time.

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Turn Your Pictures Into A Beautiful Photography Magazine With ‘Photo Book Flip’

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I love showing off pictures of my recent vacations, shows I’ve been to, and cute snapshots of my nephew. I usually break out my iPad whenever I have a captive audience and make them sit through swipe-after-swipe of pictures. What I really need is an attractive way to display my many photos so my friends and family don’t get bored with the same old stuff every time.

Photo Book Flip is a digital picture book that automatically loads images into an attractive looking display so your pictures look like a photo magazine. Your friends won’t even have a chance to get bored.

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Apple’s Cool iTunes Refill Feature Now Available in the US

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Earlier this week, word came down the pipeline that Apple was starting to roll out a new refill service for Passbook. Called “iTunes Pass” the service allows users to walk into an Apple Retail Store and add money to their iTunes account. The service started in Japan, but today it has found its way to the U.S. and Europe.

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Siri May get Much Smarter Thanks to Apple and IBM Partnership

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Yesterday, Apple announced a partnership with IBM that will put the latter’s “renowned big data analytics at iOS users’ fingertips.” What exactly will that mean for you and I? For one thing, Siri might get an upgrade to her intellect thanks to IBM’s powerhouse of information.

Businessweek recently reported on IBM’s popular, but as yet unavailable, personal computer, Watson. You may recall a few years ago that the supercomputer managed to beat a human opponent at the game of “Jeopardy.” What makes the program so unique is just how much information is stored in its computer brain.

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PadGadget’s Sound Stage: IK Multimedia’s iKlip Xpand Hands-On Review

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A couple of weeks ago, we told you about IK Multimedia’s newest musician’s accessory for the iPad. The iKlip is one of the first products that the company launched and has since been its most popular accessory. After a few years of tinkering and tweaking, IK Multimedia redesigned the iPad mount to be a universal fit with all tablet, while maintaining the durability and support you know from the original. We’ve got a hands-on review of the iKilp Xpand for you today.

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Apple Agrees to $450 Million Conditional Settlement in E-Books Antitrust Case

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Apple’s agreed-upon settlement has just been made public. Unlike the $840 million that the plaintiffs’ attorney Steve Barman was hoping for, the iPad maker agreed to pay out $450 million to consumers. This resolution comes with a condition. Apple gets to wait for the ruling of the appeal before dishing out the dough.

According to Reuters, Apple agreed to pay $450 million in damages in connection with the 2013 antitrust lawsuit the Department of Justice brought against the company regarding price fixing of e-books.

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Protect Your iPad Air With the Comfort of a Paperback Book with FlipBook Air

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Accessory maker Felix just announced the iPad Air version of their popular FlipBook case. This versatile case features 10 viewing angles, plus has a smart cover that flips over, so it’s just like reading a soft cover book.

The FlipBook Air is made from soft, vegan leather (in other words, not leather at all), and features a sturdy backside stand that allows you to position your iPad Air in one of 10 different angles, perfect for a multitude of activities. It also supports landscape or portrait mode, so you don’t have to be stuck with only one screen direction.

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