Pelican ProGear Vault Protects your iPad Air while you Cook, Build, and Even Ski

Pelican ProGear VaultThis winter is proving to be one of the coldest in recent U.S. history. When the weather gets cold, the cold goes skiing, or bakes cookies, or heads to a more tropical environment. Whatever activities you partake of this winter, you will need something to protect your iPad Air from rain, sleet, and snow. The Pelican ProGear Vault is a rugged case that keeps your iPad from scratches and dents. It also protects it from weather with a water resistant seal.

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PadGadget’s iPad Tips: Set a Spending Allowance in iTunes

iTunes Allowances 2Welcome back to our weekly column filled with tips, tricks, and advice on how to use your iPad to the best of its abilities. This Thanksgiving, I was able to show my uncle how to backup his iPad by connecting it to his laptop. He has had the tablet for over a year and didn’t know he could back it up by plugging it into his computer. It was a reminder to me of how important it is to tell others as much as possible about what the iPad can do. Last time, we showed you how to make your images fit better as wallpaper on your iOS device. Now, you have a better chance of getting that picture of your puppy in a Santa hat to fit without chopping off his ears.

This week, we are getting you ready for Christmas with help on giving your kids the perfect gift without breaking the bank every month for the rest of their childhood. Apple now offers spending allowances for iTunes purchases and we’ve got a tutorial to explain it to you.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: The Wolf Among Us

The Wolf Among Us 6Welcome to another week of apps, games, and everything iPad. Every single day, new apps and games make their way to the App Store. For some reason, Thursdays seem to be a big day for releases. We like to call it “New App Day.” In addition to a huge push of new titles, Apple also spotlights a few apps and games as the Editor’s Choice for the week. Last week, Apple gave the award to Icycle: On Thin Ice from Chilingo.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 9 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 9 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 9 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 6 productivity / entertainment apps and 3 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 80% off, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 9 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 8 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 1 productivity / entertainment apps and 7 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 80% 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 »

Become a Star with the Zya Remix App

Zya

Chillingo has released a new app called Zya which puts you in the recording studio with some of today’s biggest hits and lets you remix them on your way to becoming a star. Does it live up to its potential? It might not make you famous, but it sure it fun.

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The Wall Street Journal Slams Judge and Special Prosecutor in Apple eBook Case

using-ibookstore-on-ipad-oIn July, Apple, Inc. was found guilty of conspiring to price fix digital books in the U.S. by a District Court in New York. Judge Denise Cote ruled that Apple played a “central role” in conspiring with book publishers to set book prices at between $12.99 and $14.99. One of the effects of the ruling was that Apple would be required, at their own expense, to hire an external monitor to keep track of the company’s activities to ensure that anti-trust related shenanigans did not continue.

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Apple’s ‘Smart Dock’ Looks to Unlock Siri in your Home

apple_patent_illoAn interesting patent from Apple was recently published through the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). As discovered by UK-based The Register, this patent appears to be for a device that will allow users to activate Siri on their iOS device without having to touch anything. You’ll be able to yell at your personal assistant from the other room to do something for you, just like in real life.

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Apple to Rollout iBeacon Location Tracking Technology in 254 Retail Stores

Apple-In-Store LocationApple’s near field location identification technology, iBeacon, is starting to get some buzz. We’ve known about the service since Apple demonstrated iOS 7 in June of 2013. Just recently, we heard about BySpace from Exact Editions. The tech company wants to make it possible for magazine companies to offer free editions of their publications within a store, office, or waiting room.

The Associated Press has reported that, today, Apple will roll out iBeacon connectivity across 254 U.S. retail stores. This near field location tracking service makes it possible for Apple to send you notifications about products while you are looking at them in the store.

The Associated Press was recently invited to demonstrate iBeacon technology in Apple’s Fifth Avenue retail store in New York City. Apple has installed 20 iBeacon transmitters throughout the store. As customers browse the showroom floor, they will receive notifications regarding iPhone upgrades, accessory possibilities, and even whether your device is ready to be picked up from the Genius Bar.

Users must have the Apple Store app installed and give permission to track them and receiving notifications. Then, when the user walks into an Apple retail store, the technology will activate.

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday: Double Dragon Trilogy

Double Dragon Trilogy 1Welcome back to another edition of our weekly retro and classic game column. Each week, we look for games that either remind us of our childhood, or are straight ports of games we played as kids. Last time, we told you about the empire management game Civilization Revolution. Building armies and taking over the world is much easier on the iPad than in real life.

This week, we have a treat for you that is three-fold. The fighting duo of the Double Dragon franchise have made their way to iOS as Double Dragon Trilogy. Now you can relive your younger days of spending hours in front of your television, Nintendo controller in your sweaty hands while you side-munched whatever salty treats you could find in the cupboard.

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