Today, the company that created a traditional ink pen that connects to your mobile device has launched the third version of their SmartPen. This new version uses Bluetooth Smart wireless technology to make it possible for you to take notes with pen and paper and then transfer those notes to your iPad and share them with others as PDF files.
Two very cool new programmable robots made by Play-i are current under development and are seeking funding for a summer 2014 release. The idea is to provide children with a “toy” that is both fun and educational, with the focus of teaching them how to program.
This Friday, I’ll be in line with the hundreds of other Apple fans, waiting for my new iPad Air. While I am very excited to be getting the new tablet, it comes at a cost. My favorite iPad keyboard case will no longer fit. Luckily, Logitech has just announced that the entire line of iPad folios and keyboard cases will be updated to fit the new iPad Air. Looks like I’ll still be able to type away in style after next week.
Apple has released the new version of GarageBand for iOS 7 and after using it for a few days it’s time to return and report my findings. Overall I am very happy with this update but we won’t know its full power until running it on the yet-to-ship new iPads.
Welcome back to another Monday and another week of new and awesome apps. Each week, Apple spotlights a particular app or game, oftentimes several, which has a special something that makes it the Editor’s choice that week. Last week, Apple gave the award to Device 6. The cerebral puzzle game will have you all turned around as you literally follow the words to the end of the story.
This week, Apple has given the nod to a zombie shooter that will have you screaming in terror.
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 72% off, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
Apple is still keeping the official iPad Mini w/ retina display release date vague by saying “Coming later in November.” This delay is no surprise considering the rumors about supply issues and iSuppli.com is reporting that the Mini will continue to have delays through the beginning of next year. Of course, nothing makes an Apple product cooler than having a limited supply and high demand.
ClamCase was one of the first companies to make a keyboard case for the iPad, turning the tablet into a laptop computer of sorts. When the Star Wars inspired “Trooper” was launched, I was first in line to get my hands on one and I loved it. The only problem was the size and weight. Not long after, I started using a more convenient, although less awesome-looking, keyboard case.
We’ve been closely following the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) iPad program over the past few months. The LAUSD is a “tastemaker” of sorts, being the second largest school district in the nation. If L.A. is successful, other districts will follow. When it comes to the iPad program, it appears that L.A. has been anything but successful.
Although Twitter has its own app that is available for free, third-party apps have been very popular, even at a price. One of the most popular, some would say the most popular, is Tweetbot. The app’s creator has been working for months on updating all of its apps, to be compatible with iOS 7. Today, Tweetbot 3 for iPhone and iPod touch has been given the iOS 7 redesign. It is just a matter of time before the company unveils the new iPad version.