President Obama Turns Camera On Press With iPad to Promote ConnectED Initiative

obama_ipad_reuters_360x270Over the past few days, President Barack Obama has been making the rounds to promote his initiative to get students connected with proper high-speed wireless Internet and hardware to support it. Yesterday, the President announced that Apple, among other tech companies would be donating to the ConnectED program.

Today, Reuters reported that Obama, while visiting a middle school in Adelphi, Maryland, showed off his capabilities with one of the iPad tablets on hand. He launched the native camera and began filming his surroundings. Read More »

Padcaster Set to Release iPad mini Version of Poplar Mobile Production Studio

Padcaster

The critically acclaimed Padcaster is at the center of another Kickstarter campaign after being featured in the ‘Your Verse’ iPad commercial from Apple. I was impressed when I wrote about the Padcaster Mini last year and I remain a supporter of the product, but it seems that with one failed Kickstarter the new campaign is going to have to make a bigger impression.

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New Captain America iPad Game Slated to Hit in March

Captain America 1Captain America will be back on the Big Screen on April 4 in the super hero sequel “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. Around the same time, Gameloft, in collaboration with Marvel Entertainment, will launch the next epic super hero game.

Captain America will finally get his own game on iOS. No more teaming up with the big dogs. This time, the engineered soldier of the future is the big dog.

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Watch the 2014 Winter Olympics Live Streaming on the iPad

NBC Sports Live ExtraThe 2014 Winter Olympics, held in Sochi, Russia, will start in less than a week. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for this Friday. Even if you are stuck at your desk or traveling by train, you can watch still watch the Winter Olympics this year thanks to NBC Sports in collaboration with Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud computer technology.

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PadGadget’s DIY Project Spotlight: Turn Any Pair of Gloves Into Touch Screen Gloves

Nanotips 4Winter has traditionally been my favorite time of the year to craft. I love staying in where it is warm, especially if I’m wrapped up in my favorite blanket while knitting a cute case for my iPad. Last week, we spotlighted a fun Valentine’s Day themed project made using needle felting, which is something I’ve never tried before.

This week, we found a Kickstarter campaign for a great new product that will make it possible for you to make DIY touch screen items out of just about anything, no sewing required.

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Siri to Get New Voice Options in iOS 7.1, Beta Reveals New Updates Coming Soon

SiriApple is currently in the process of finalizing a big update to its mobile operating system. According to the release notes for the fifth beta version of iOS 7.1, Siri will get a more natural voice in a handful of countries. Plus, the software update will include bug fixes, a minimal user interface property for mobile Safari, and more.

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Gazelle Offers Extra $10 for Your iPad Trade-In During the Entire Month of February

GazelleIf you have an iPad from AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint whose contract is just about to end, gadget trade-in company Gazelle has a treat for you. During the month of February, get an additional $10 for your old iOS device, no matter what the condition is.

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Morgan Stanley Thinks Apple iWatch will Generate $17.5 Billion in Sales During First Year

iWatch Mockup Via Dribble.com

iWatch Mockup Via Dribble.com

Now that 2014 is in full swing, rumors of what Apple has in store for us this year are swinging just as fully. There will be photo leaks of television sets, suppliers claiming they’ve been working on a bigger iPad, and the iWatch will be on everyone’s lips. Analysts are already predicting what kind of impact Apple’s purported wearable technology will have on the industry. According to Morgan Stanley, tens of billions of dollars is the impact.

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Apple Continues to Prove Dedication to Education, Pledges $1M to ConnectED Initiative

Obama ConnectED InitiativeUS President Barack Obama recently announced $750 million in corporate commitments to get students in the public school system wired into the future through a new technology program called the “ConnectED” initiative. Apple is doing their part for the program by pledging $100 million in iPad devices, computers, and other tools.

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U.S. Winter Olympic Athletes Use $5 iPad App to Help Them Train

2014 Winter OlympicsIn three days, the 2014 Winter Olympics will begin. Leading up to the big event, sports writers focus on profile stories on some of the top athletes. Recently, Yahoo Sports profiled a couple of members of Tea USA. According to the article, both Patrick Deneen and Billy Demong use the iPad in connection with a $5 app during training.

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