Silicon Valley Report shows Apple Makes More than Next Top Four Companies Combined

SV150 Rank Silicon ValleyThe San Jose Mercury News recently put together a list of the top revenue companies in Silicon Valley. Based on information from Bloomberg’s data, in conjunction with company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it turns out that Apple’s profit during 2014 was higher than Hewlett-Packard, Google, Intel, and Cisco combined.

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iPad mini ‘Gallery Waist Pack’ Makes Wearing a Fanny Pack Look Cool

waist-pack-detail_2-smlI wear a fanny pack. It is a specially designed bag from a small company in San Francisco called Fabric Horse that specializes in making accessories for bicyclists. They call them utility belts, but that’s just because no one wants to admit that it is just a tough looking fanny pack. I love fanny packs. They hold your important stuff, like phones, wallets, keys, and a couple of candy bars when you are trying to sneak snacks into the movie theater. Hex has a sweet looking hip sack is big enough to hold your iPad mini, but still small enough to not get in the way. They don’t call it a fanny pack either, but it is.

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AT&T iPad Hacker Weev Released from Prison after Appeal

AuernheimerGoatse Security researcher Andrew Auernheimer, also known as “weev” recently won his appeal regarding the 2010 AT&T “iPad 3G Account Slurper” hack in which he was convicted for exploiting a vulnerability in the carrier’s website to collect email addresses of iPad users. In November of 2012, he was sentenced to serve 41 months.

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PadGadget’s iPad Tips: How to Save Passwords on your iPad Using iCloud Keychain

icloudkeychain-ios-MavericksFor the past week, the big buzz around the Internet has been the discovery of Heartbleed. This widespread security bug has caused a large number of victims an immeasurable amount of suffering. Not only are websites scrambling to fix the hole, but everyday people who put their trust in these companies are at risk of having personal data stolen, or even money swiped right out of their bank accounts.

In an effort to rescuer your personal identity across the web, experts recommend that you change your password for any website that might have been vulnerable to the attack.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 24 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 24 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 24 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 13 productivity / entertainment apps and 11 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 86% 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 »

Time Gap: Hidden Object Mystery Brings Einstein and Cleopatra Together

Time Gap 1The hidden objects genre is a perfect match for gaming on the iPad. Instead of having to click around with your mouse, you can tap an object the moment you find it on the screen. The category has seen some brilliant submissions to the App Store and games have grown in style and features.

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Apple Rumored to Launch Hi-Res24-Bit Tracks on iTunes with Upcoming Remastered Led Zeppelin Catalogue

itunesApple may have the largest source of downloadable music in the world, but music trends are moving toward paid subscriptions to streaming services. In order to keep up with where the industry is moving, the company needs to do something to stand out from the rest. Music blogger Robert Hutton claims that Apple is going to introduce 24-Bit iTunes song downloads sometime in the next few months.

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1Password for iOS and Mac ‘Heartbleed Sale,’ Half-Off for a Limited Time

1Password 1By now, you’ve probably already heard of Heartbleed, but if not, it is the single largest security bug to infect the Worldwide Web. In an effort to remind everyone how important it is to have strong, unique passwords, AgileBits has announced a Heartbleed Sale with both the iOS and OS X versions of 1Password on sale for half off.

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Popular Real-Time Strategy Game ‘Age of Empires’ Coming to iPad this Summer

Age of Empires World DominationFans of historical real-time strategy games will be excited to know that one of the most popular empire building games is finally going to make its way to iOS. Instead of porting the online version of Age of Empires, Microsoft, in collaboration with the game’s development team KLab, will launch a brand new chapter called World Domination.

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday: R.B.I. Baseball 14

RBI Baseball 1In the late 1980s and early 1990s, there was this simulation baseball league video game that would let players take part in a career-long fantasy baseball experience using real members of the Major League Baseball (MLB) association. I have a friend that still talks about the game to this day. He reminisces about running home after school every day to catch up on his league’s activities. This week, MLB.com launched a revised version of the game that sticks to the tradition of the original, but is much more than a port of a 20-year old game.

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