New Angry Birds Adventure Coming Soon, Sneak Peak Revealed on Twitter

Just when you thought the Angry Birds Phenomenon was finally winding down, the game’s Developer let slip a few images and a telling hash tag on Twitter that points to the imminent launch of a new Angry Birds title. Read More »

Oyster teams up with Disney and releases a kids’ Ebook subscription service

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Oyster has made it clear that they want to be the ‘Netflix’ of subscription ebook services and they have taken another step in that direction by partnering with Disney to add 100 titles in a new dedicated children’s section. While you might assume that children’s books from Disney would be picture books or heavily illustrated, in this case you would be wrong because they are almost all chapter books.

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A New and Converged ‘iAnywhere’ Computing Platform in Apple’s Future?

ipad second screenThere has been a lot of buzz lately as to what new products Apple has for us in 2014. A lot of information is coming through the pipeline that Apple will launch a wearable computing device, dubbed the iWatch, in the first half of the year. Apple’s own job listings are hinting at the need for NPI Engineers to work with “new platforms as of now unannounced.” Alongside this information, J.P. Morgan recently wrote a note to investors that Apple might be headed toward a new “iAnywhere” computing platform.

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Looking for Long Battery Life? iPad Air Tops Battery Tablet Scores

Tablet-battery-lifeTech news blog Which? recently tested the top tablets for a variety of performance ratings. While the iPad Air tested below Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) for speed, Apple’s newest tablet swam circles around the others for battery performance.

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Study Shows iPad Users are Night Owls, Microsoft Surface Users are Workers

Chitika tablet overall usage by hourLast August, Flurry released a report showing that iPhone users preferred to take their fun on the go, while iPad owners preferred to stay indoors with their technology. Today, Chitika released a new study that shows iPad users tend to be more active at night, while Microsoft Surface owners prefer to use their tablets during work hours. That either means the Surface is used more for work than fun, or users are slacking off on the job.

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‘Unroll Me’ Rolls Into the App Store, Free for a Limited Time

Unroll me 3Now that Flappy Bird has flown the coop, casual gamers are looking for something as equally simple, but equally challenging. Plenty of clones have popped into the App Store to fill the void, but for some, the sting of the fresh wound hurts too much to replace one bird with another.

Unroll me is a simple, but challenging puzzle game that will give you something to do while waiting to catch the bus, but might be so addicting that you will waste your life playing it instead of feeding the kids.

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PadGadget’s DIY Project Spotlight: iPad mini Cover with Automatic Sleep/Wake Functions

DIY Sleep Wake 2There are hundreds, if not more, do-it-yourself projects for iPad and iPad mini cases floating around on the Internet. You can make a case out of an old painting or an old leather jacket.  You can decorate a hard shell with old magazine images or Mod Podge it with some cute material. You can even turn a simple bubble mailer into a very classy protector for your iPad or iPad mini. But, what about the super cool Sleep/Wake function that Apple added to their tablets a few years ago? How can you turn your DIY iPad mini case into a fully functioning cover?

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 8 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 5 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 75% 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 »

If iTunes were a Separate Business, It would be On Fortune 500’s List Thanks to App Store

Asymco iTunes revenue by categoryFinancial analysis firm Asymco recently released data on sales of Apple’s iTunes, Software, and services for the first quarter of 2014. You may recall in the most recent quarterly earnings call, CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer announced that the company posted revenue of $57.6 billion in 1Q14. Asymco used official information on hand to make some comparisons and found that Apple’s App Store is growing exponentially and the company’s app and service revenue pushed the company to a record-breaking quarter.

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New Hints About Apple’s Next Platform

iWatch Mockup Via Dribble.com

iWatch Mockup Via Dribble.com

From the second half of 2013 and on, Apple has been battling with tech writers and financial analysts about its current line of products. Critics have accused the iPad maker of not creating any new products for a few years and not being innovative enough. Apple CEO Time Cook noted in multiple quarterly earnings calls that the company would be launching new products throughout 2014. Although no official information has been announced as to what products or whether they would be considered new categories, it is clear that Apple is trying to get on top of speculation that the company’s creativity has dried up.

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