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.
Welcome to another Friday and another reason to love the weekend. Sure, most people will get two days to rest and recuperate, but the reason we love the weekend is because we get to spend all of our free time playing with apps and games that have come out this week. We love Fridays because that’s when we get to talk about games we played as a kid. Last week, Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project shot its way into the App Store. Hope you have a fresh supply of gum.
This week, we have a hopping good game to talk about. Some games come and go and are forgotten after a new generation of gamers comes in. Other games will stand the test of time and be fan favorites for ever.
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 86% off, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
Yesterday, we told you about the FTC ruling and subsequent letter from Apple CEO Tim Cook regarding in-app purchases made by children without their parent’s permission. The letter conveniently made it into public hands before the FTC press release came out, which was a very good move on Apple’s part. It showed that the company has already done what the Federal Government considered appropriate actions to remedy the situation and compensate victims, even though the FTC was moving forward with the lawsuit anyway. Cook said the FTC’s actions “smacked of double jeopardy.”
Last summer, Southwest Airlines and DISH Network teamed up to bring in-flight TV watching to digital devices. The marketing campaign involved giving a free iPad to a plane full of unsuspecting passengers. Those lucky travelers. Today, Southwest has announced that they are extending the “TV Flies Free” promotion until the end of this year. So passengers now have another 12 months of Duck Dynasty watching on their iPads.
This past holiday season, I spent many hours sitting in front of my computer monitor, giggling until my sides hurt as I watched various gamers fail miserably at attempts to perform heart surgery. The game is hilariously difficult. No matter what you do, you inevitably end up dropping something important on the ground or leaving a scalpel inside the patient’s chest cavity. Hours of good times.
Welcome to another installment of PadGadget’s weekly music column. You may have already noticed how important music is to the writers around here. At least half of us are musicians of some kind. Our own Sam McGuire has even written books on the subject. Each week, we track down apps and accessories we think musicians and fans of music will enjoy. Last week, we told you about IK Multimedia’s new (and strange) gesture-based effects app controller. Now, you don’t even have to touch your iPad to turn up the shred on your rock star solo.
This week, we have a fun sampling rig that will make your iPad sing like its summer all over again and the dance party has just begun. Caustic – version 3 is a synthesizer app inspired by the rack mount design so you can mix and match samples to create a dance beat that will get your heart pumping.