The Hollywood Reporter has dropped the news that the long-awaited biography film about the life of Apple’s beloved former CEO Steve Jobs will debut in theaters on Friday, April 19, which just so happens to be when Apple Computers was founded 37 years ago.
Earlier this week, the Boston Globe Newspaper announced the launch of a new digital pilot program that will put iPads into public school classrooms around Boston and Stoneham. Thanks to the Newspaper in Education program, 75 iPads will be distributed to various schools in the area.
Donations from Boston Globe subscribers totaling $65,000 are being used to pay for the iPads, plus projectors that will be sent the schools. Fifty iPads will be delivered to Boston Public Schools and 25 will be sent to Stoneham High School. Each iPad comes with a digital subscription to the newspaper.
Every time I hear a story about a robot that can perform tasks that are normally designated for humans, I think of movies like “Smart House” or “This House Possessed” where technology becomes possessed and attacks people. I know, its morbid. A lot of horror movies have themes of future technology gone awry. It’s good to know that in the 21st century, we’ve figured out a way keep our robots from killing people.
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of the first autonomous telemedicine robot for hospitals. RP-VITA comes equipped with an iPad for a face so that doctors can visit with patients no matter where they are.
Futureful is a new app from a Finnish startup, and it is backed by Skype co-founder Janus Friis. The app works a lot like StumbleUpon, as a content discovery tool, but it is smarter and aims to merge machine learning with human understanding.
As a result, Futureful functions quite a bit differently than other content discovery apps that you might have used. It has an ultra simple interface, where it is impossible to type in a URL. This simple interface also makes it confusing to use at first, so make sure to spend a decent amount of time with it after you download it to learn just how it works.
Yesterday, Apple presented its quarterly earnings report for Fiscal Year 1, 2013 and the company has reported a precedent $54.5 billion in revenue for the quarter ending December 29, 2012. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, “No tech company has ever reported these results.” While the iPhone 5 was the darling of the quarter, the iPad mini had its own shining star.
Twelve South, known for products like the BookBook for the iPad and the iPad mini, has released a new version of its popular PlugBug charger, the PlugBug World, which is an all-in-one USB iPad/iPhone charger that converts any MacBook Power adapter into a dual charger that can be used anywhere in he world.
The PlugBug plugs into your existing MacBook charger and allows you to use a single outlet to charge both the MacBook and an iPhone, iPad, or other Apple device.
For today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 16 great apps to add to your iPad collection. We have 13 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, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
Have you met George and Harold? They star in Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants series, and their antics are likely familiar to anyone with a school-aged child. In The Adventures of Captain Underpants: The First Epic App (iPad-only) kids can read the first book in the series, create an avatar, play plot-driven minigames, check out the Flip-o-rama, and goof around with the world’s first half-scatological, half-onomatopoeic beatbox.
The Book-o-rama covers George and Harold’s misadventures at Jerome Horwitz Elementary. The boys pull pranks, get into trouble, and bring their own character, Captain Underpants (who doesn’t just look like a superhero flying around in his underwear; he actually is flying around in his underwear) to life.
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Timeline 3D is an app that every teacher, educator, writer, or presenter should check out out, because it is a quick and simple way to make well designed multimedia timelines that can be shared at meetings, in classrooms, and more.
It can be used to create and present timeline charts for all kinds of events, from historical to personal. You can use the app to make and explain chronologies with an all new perspective, making it a great way to demonstrate timelines.