Apple will release official sales numbers for the iPad at next week’s quarterly earnings call. Many analysts have predicted the possible number of iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, and iPad 2 models. However, when Apple tells the world how well it did in the last fiscal quarter, the individual models won’t be separated out. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) recently surveyed consumers on their Apple purchases to get an idea of what Apple’s numbers probably are. It looks like the iPad Air is the most popular tablet in the company’s line.
In a welcome update to VLC we finally have a new iOS 7 interface, added multi-touch gestures, streaming capabilities from Dropbox, and Google Drive integration. In addition to a number of high profile feature updates, there are also quite a few under the hood tweaks which improve audio playback and other media handling.
Keyboard cases are a dime a dozen these days. Well, not really. If they were that inexpensive, we’d all have one. My point is that there are plenty of options out there for your iPad keyboard needs. Accessory maker iGear Unlimited has just announced a keyboard cover that lets you flip it around to display your iPad at just the right angle for watching movies.
Are you a new iPad owner? Do you feel like you are in the dark when it comes to all of the features your new tablet has to offer? You’re not alone. There are lots of things your iPad can do that didn’t come in your start-up guide. Oh, wait. That’s right. You didn’t get a startup guide. That’s because Apple wants you to have fun finding out about all the cool stuff your iPad does by trying everything out. Unfortunately, some things are harder to figure out than others. That’s why, every week, we offer up some tips and hints to help you learn all about your iPad’s features. Last week, we told you how to customize “Do Not Disturb” so you can sleep through the night without getting sent notifications about new Facebook updates.
This week, we thought we’d let you know about some of Siri’s new features. Since iOS 7 Siri can now check your email and text messages, read them to you, and respond to them on your behalf. Hands-free communication is the future.
Welcome to another edition of our weekly Editor’s Choice column. Each week, Apple picks a couple of apps for their unique qualities and spotlights them for the Editor’s Choice. Every week, we highlight one of the apps that Apple has given the award to. Last week, Joe Danger Infinity was given the special spot in the App Store for its fun and exciting arcade style game mechanics.
This week, Apple spotlighted a photography app that turns your pictures into stories that everyone can read and experience fully. Add text, videos, and photos to create an exposition that will be loved by others in the community.
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 75% off so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
Last May, we learned that Adobe was working on a version of their photo editing software Lightroom for the iPad. At the time, the company’s group product manager for Lightroom, Tom Hogarty, had demonstrated a prototype of the program on the web-based show “The Grid.”
Today, 9to5Mac discovered that Adobe is almost ready to launch Lightroom for the iPad when it was referenced on the company’s website earlier this week.
Remote access to a desktop or laptop computer is a must have for a lot of people. Remote services like LogMeIn are very useful, and also very expensive. According to 9to5Mac, Google is working on its own remote desktop service that will eventually allow you to access your Mac or PC from your iPhone or iPad. What makes Google’s service stand out above the rest is that it will supposedly cost nothing to use.
About a year ago, word started spreading about a new game that was promising to be one of the most disturbing games to come to iOS. The subject matter is dark, sinister, and downright scary. The game’s developer, Black Wing Foundation recently announced that their hard work is about to pay off as Chillingo will be distributing In Fear We Trust for a wide-spread launch, coming soon in the App Store.
The iPad Pro rumors are ramping up again. From past experiences, that means it is likely to be true. Although, the rumored iTV still hasn’t been spotted in real life yet, so who knows. This new rumor is little more than a follow-up to previous reports that Apple is planning on launching a larger screen iPad in 2014. Today’s gossip is that Apple has already orderd 80 – 90 million units for shipment later this year.