Tower Defense and Card Game Combine in Caveman Wars

Caveman Wars 2In tower defense games, players lay down turrets and other weapons in strategic places as hordes of enemies approach and try to destroy a building or break through a barrier. In typical stats-based card games, players lay down cards with certain attack and armor points to try to defeat their opponent directly. How would one play a game that involves both tower defense and cards? We are about to find out.

Caveman Wars is a strategy tower defense game that uses cards as weapons against the onslaught of enemies. Defend your food storage against invasions from cavemen, saber-toothed tigers, and more.

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Amazon targeting a Q1 Launch for Apple TV Set-Top Box Competitor

AppleTV2I’m one of those kooky kids who doesn’t have cable. Yes, there are some show I’ll never see unless a friend loans me the DVD. Even when shows do make it to Netflix, they are always at least a season behind, so I’m constantly telling people not to spoil things for me.

However, I don’t miss cable. I get enough content from my Apple TV that I feel satisfied with my television watching experience. One thing I’ve always wished for was an Amazon Prime streaming on Apple TV. That way, I don’t have to mirror shows from my laptop to my T.V. set.

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday – SCRABBLE for iPad

Scrabble 2When it comes to classic, old-school, or retro games, no arcade game has been around nearly as long as board games. One of the older games out there is SCRABBLE. If you want to flashback to anything, think about when you were just a little tyke and you played the game with your grandmother when you stayed with her for the weekend. EA Games, in collaboration with Hasbro, brought the tradition to iOS and you don’t have to wait for grandma to visit to play with her, either.

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Train Your Eyes to See Better with this Neuroscientist-Developed iPad App

UltimEyes 1What if you could improve your eyesight just by playing around with an app? Or if you could see things from further away than you ever could before just by using your iPad? It may sound like science fiction, but UltimEyes is all science and no fiction. A neuroscientist from the University of California, Riverside created it and based on evidence from his localized study, it effectively improved the vision of some players to 20/7.5.

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Tengami Brings Pop-Up Adventure Books to the iPad

thumbs_tengami_mountain_pagodaHow can a flat surface be turned into a pop-up book? Well, you may not be able to actually make objects protrude from your iPad’s screen, but Tengami will make you feel like you are reading a beautifully crafted pop-up book, complete with movable tags and all.

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Education Update: Scholarly Research Involving iPads Surges in 2014

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If you perform a basic Google search using terms such as ‘iPad’ and ‘education’ you will find that most of the results come from blogs and news sites. The success of iPads in schools is still highly anecdotal and often unconfirmed, but that is changing as more researchers and educators publish their findings in scholarly journals, which undergo peer review and a raised level of scrutiny. I spent the last few days tracking articles published through Elsevier’s various journals as listed on ScienceDirect.com, and it is clear that the iPad is on track to be the focus of more articles in 2014 than any year previously.

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Next Generation iPad Could Use Smart Magnets to Connect Accessories

Smart Magnet Patent 3By the time the second-generation iPad came out, Apple had figured out a way to introduce a cover that would protect your tablet without needing snaps or zippers, and would also trigger the Sleep/Wake function on the tablet. The simple solution involved magnets. Apple added magnets to the iPad so that accessories could be attached to it without needing any kind of additional connector. Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved a patent for Apple that would make it possible to connect even more accessories using “smart” magnets.

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PadGadget’s Sound Stage: Best of Apple’s Apps For Learning Music Category

Apps for Learning MusicApple recently added a page to iTunes that highlights a few dozen apps for learning how to play music. There is a category for virtual instruments, reading and composing music, music theory, and tools for musicians. Since we’ve been writing a column about apps and accessories for musicians for more than a year now, we thought we’d put in our two cents for which of Apple’s favorites stand out as the best in each category.

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Intel CEO Insists that Company Is Growing Closer to Apple but Admits that Intel ‘Missed the Mobile Move’

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In an ‘Ask Me Anything!’ session on Wednesday morning, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich talked candidly with an enthusiastic Reddit crowd. In addition to the expected questions about favorite foods and other likes and dislikes, one member asked him how things are going with their relationship with Apple.

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Apple Once Again Tops List of World’s Most Valuable Brands

Brand Finance Global 500For the third year in a row, Apple has been named the world’s most valuable brand by the popular valuation research company Brand Finance. The Brand Finance Global 500 report shows that the iPad maker increased its’ value by nearly $26 billion from the previous year. Catching up quickly is Samsung, who outranked Google this year as second most valuable brand.

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