I think one could call me a Disney fan. I grew up less than sixty miles from the theme park and visited Disneyland for the firs time when I was only 6 months old. I grew up watching VHS tapes of the earliest animated films and the Disney Channel was my babysitter for much of my afterschool activities. I own every animated feature film the company made until 1985 (except for three very hard to find movies from the mid 1940s). Disney has just announced a digital movie service and app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch that will make it possible for fans like me to watch more than 400 of the company’s titles.
Apple technology is beginning to spread to new schools all over and one feature that has a lot of potential to enhance the learning experience is Airplay. In this post we are going to look at several of the issues we face when using Airplay features in a large-scale network environment and then we’ll look at temporary solutions to help until our IT departments and Apple can provide us with permanent ones.
It isn’t often that we get to report on news in which Apple and Samsung are working together for a common goal, but this is exactly the case today as both companies have joined together with 17 others to support new patent policies in the European Union to limit patent trolling. Certainly these companies have extensive experience in this area and hopefully lessons they have learned will help make the new patent system in the EU better than the mess it currently is.
Ars Technica discovered a blog post published last night by security research firm FireEye showing proof of concept monitoring on a non-jailbroken iOS 7.0.x device. Based on information gathered from FireEye, the researchers were able to identify a flaw in Apple’s mobile operating system that would allow attackers to log every touch a user makes on their device, including TouchID and volume controls.
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 67% off, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
As iOS 7 game controllers are slowly creeping into the market, it is still rare to see one fit for the iPad. So far, the only one we’ve come across has been the SteelSeries Stratus. Today, console accessory maker Mad Catz unveiled their new iOS 7 MFi controller at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Although it has a special mount for the iPhone, the controller is Bluetooth connected and compatible with the iPad.
Hidden Objects games have come a long way in the past few years. They have gone from a stationary screen with hidden items to a deeply involving story with complex puzzle challenges. Free-to-play game distributor is capitalizing on the frenzy of interest in the genre with a new hidden objects game from the same company that created Mystery Manor. Incredible Heist will be coming soon to the iPad.
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has just updated their app so that users can now watch live streaming content from the WWE Network. In addition to catching scheduled programs, users can also select from the massive on-demand library.
Today, arguably the world’s most beloved CEO would have turned 59. Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs died in 2011, but his legacy, unquestionably lives on. The company’s current CEO, Tim Cook, expressed sentiment for his friend today on Twitter, quoting things the creative techie had said in the past. Things like, “Stay hungry, Stay foolish,” and “Details matter, its worth waiting for,” remind us of Jobs’ tenacity and innovation.
In an unusual turn of events, Apple is purportedly suing the Chinese government, as well as a China-based technology company, over patent rights for Siri. According to the State-run news agency in Xinhua, the iPad maker is striking back at Zhizhen Network Technology after being accused by that company of infringing on their personal assistant software.