Rumor of the Day: Leaked Images Surface of Purported iPad Pro

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It has been a while since we’ve heard news of the rumored 13-inch iPad Pro. I guess all the hubbub around the iWatch has outshined the rest of Apple’s supposed activities. Today, an image of an aluminum back plate that is being called the backside of the iPad Pro surfaced on Read More »

Indie Favorite ‘Thomas was Alone’ now Available on iPad

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It is often impossible to predict which quirky games are going to be hits and which are going to be flops. Surprise hit ‘Thomas was Alone’ blends minimalist design with interesting game play, but it’s the emotional story telling that made this game the hit that it is. After being originally released only for Steam and PlayStation Vita, Bossa Studios stepped in to help bring the game to Mac and iOS.

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday: Atari’s ‘Haunted House’ Gets Revamped for the 21st Century

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In 1982, Atari launched a dark strategy game that put players into the role of a lost adventurer trying to escape a haunted mansion in order to find the missing pieces of an urn. The rooms are completely dark so that the only things you can see are your two glowing eyes.

This week, Atari gave Haunted House a complete makeover. The game is no longer strategy based, but it will still haunt your dreams as a spooky endless runner.

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Toy Rush’ Mixes Tower Defense with Card Collecting, Now on iPhone and iPad

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Uber Entertainment, creators of the epic real-time strategy space game Planetary Annihilation have been rummaging around under the bed to find inspiration for an exciting new tower defense game filled with all your childhood memories. Collect powerful toy weapons and adorable character cards and use them to destroy your opponents.

Toy Rush is a mix of tower defense and offense and card collecting. Players virtually tear open their new card decks to find powerful toys. Then, use what they’ve got to build an army that will protect and defeat.

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Futuristic Retro Style Platformer ‘Atom Run’ Available Now on Mac and iOS

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If I’ve learned anything from watching science fiction movies it is that robots will eventually become sentient and take over the world, enslaving humans. It is inevitable. Of course, in every good robot overlord movie, there is one robot who doesn’t want to kill all the humans. He is the savior of humanity.

Atom Run is like a good old-fashioned sci-fi flick. The robots take over the world and there is one good guy left that is humankind’s only hope. Take control of Elgo and collect as many atoms and molecules as possible in order to bring life back to the cold, mechanical planet.

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Chinese Tech Company Xiaomi Unveils ‘Mi Pad’ an iPad Mini Clone

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Someone is going to get sued. CNet just discovered that tech company Xiaomi made an iPad mini clone that is too close to Apple’s to be missed. The Mi Pad is a 7.9-inch tablet with 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution and Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor. It basically looks like the iPhone 5c version of an iPad mini.

The Mi Pad runs on Android and sports a quad-core 2.2 GHz ARM processor. The Retina quality display screen apparently makes reading, watching videos, and browsing the net pretty amazing. The website advertisement literally says, “7.9 inches, with the same resolution as iPad mini.” Xiaomi is not afraid to show off their likeness.

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Mercersburg Academy Provides Free Faculty Created e-Textbooks to Students

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It isn’t uncommon for a professor at a university to write a textbook and use it in the courses they teach, but due to strict standards in K-12 and heavily regulated curriculum, it is far less common for those teachers to write their own books. Mercersburg Academy is breaking from that mold and currently has 22 self-published e-textbooks being used in their classrooms.

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PadGadget’s DIY iPad Project Spotlight: DIY iPad Stand from a DVD Case

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In my never ending search for fun do-it-yourself iPad projects, I sometimes find something that is so simple, it is hard to believe it is true. Today, I’m going to share one such project with you.

This DIY iPad stand project comes from YouTube. The clever poster doesn’t speak a word, but chauppiLu is able to relay everything you need to know to make your own iPad stand in less than two minutes.

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Flappy Bird to Return to App Store in August with New Multiplayer Mode

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A quarter of a century from now, when networks and news organizations are creating their “Remember the Teens” list of things that were popular between 2010 and 2019, Flappy Bird will hold a place of honor as a bizarre phenomenon that turned the world upside-down for a few months in the middle of the decade.

The chapter continues as the game’s creator, Dong Nguyen apparently told CNBC’s Kelly Evans that the game is definitely coming back to the App Store.

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Twelve South’s New HoverBar 3 Makes your iPad Magically Float

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If you use your iPad as a second screen when using your computer, Twelve South has the stand you need to really make your workday productive. Today, the company announced the launch of the new HoverBar3. The stand attaches to any ledge up to one inch thick, lifting your iPad off the ground and saving much needed desk space for all those paper craft toys you have.

The HoverBar 3 is more versatile than its predecessor with three included iPad Fit Clips. Now, you can attach your iPad 2, third or fourth-generation iPad, iPad Air, or iPad mini. It also includes an additional mobile kickstand to use when you are away from your desk.

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