Google Launches Productivity Suite to Compete with Microsoft Office, Apple iWork

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Apple has iWork, Microsoft has Office, and now Google has its own line of productivity apps that are available on the iPad. I guess Google was feeling a bit left out and wanted its own version of Word/Pages, Excel/Numbers, and PowerPoint/Keynote.

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Flow, the Missing Instagram App for iPad Gets Major Update, Now Supports Portrait Mode

Flow for Instagram 1I’ve always wondered why Instagram isn’t optimized for the iPad. Even if tablet photography isn’t as popular as smart phone photography, we still love looking at photos on our iPad. Luckily, third-party developers have come in to fill the void by offering clean, sleek, good looking Instagram clients that make you forget the official one is not supported on the iPad. Flow for Instagram is one such app. Today, the app’s developer announced a major update that, among other things, brings the most requested feature – portrait mode.

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Apple Reportedly Considering Shifting Some iOS 8 Feature to a Later Release

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Traditionally, at the annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple demonstrates the next generation of mobile operating system. It is a big to-do as Apple shows off new features, lists spec improvements, and gets us giddy for the imminent launch. This year, however, there is a chance that Apple will postpone the adding some rumored features for iOS 8, as well as postponing the demo that normally would take place at WWDC in June. Instead, we’ll be seeing what the future of OS X has in store.

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May the Fourth Be With You – Star Wars Pinball 3 Gets Four New Tables for Star Wars Day

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This coming May 4 is considered “Star Wars Day.” The phenomenon only started a few years ago, but spread like wildfire thanks to social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. It has since become more than just a play on words used by Star Wars fans. Today, Zen Studios has updated Star Wars Pinball 3 with four new tables in celebration of Star Wars Day. May the Fourth be with You.

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Apple Fixes Maps Issues by Rearranging the Earth, According to the Onion

The Onion Maps AppApple’s Maps app is famously fraught with issues, most of them relating to incorrect locations, and some areas missing altogether. While the world has moved on to Google, and Apple seems to be quietly trying to forget the whole thing ever happened, humorists at The Onion have decided to remind everyone what makes Apple so special.

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PadGadget’s Sound Stage: Be Truly Happy With Metalcore Breakdown Composer

Metalcore Breakdown Composer 2I am a fan of the metal genre. I regularly have arguments with my friends about which of the “Big Four” had the best album. I’ve seen my share of patch-covered sleeveless jean jackets, and I love the sound of a shredding guitar. So, when I first noticed Metalcore Breakdown Composer, I thought, “you had me at metal.”

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Pixel Press Launches First Ever Draw-Your-Own Game for iPad

Pixel Press Floors 3When I was a kid, we were always drawing out stories on paper. The boys were creating war scenes, complete with explosive sound effects (pew! pew!). The girls were drawing horses and jumping them over fences, complete with movement lines. Pixel Press now makes it possible for you to turn your drawings into video games that you can actually play.

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Gameloft Says Highly Anticipated Modern Combat 5 is ‘Coming Soon’

Modern Combat BlackoutModern Combat is the most popular series of first-person shooter (FPS) games on mobile devices. It comes ever so close to being console quality. Players enter the role of a fighting soldier and battle through a variety of situations, usually involving a foreign threat. Gameloft has regularly released a new version in the series every year since its first. However, we haven’t seen a new Modern Combat game since Zero Hour launched in December of 2012. According to Gameloft, we are in for a treat later this year.

The company recently announced that the fifth installment of Modern Combat is “coming soon” to smartphones and tablets. The name of the game; Blackout.

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Hulu to Begin Streaming Full TV Episodes to iPhones and iPads this Summer

Hulu_360AdsHulu recently held a star-studded event where celebrities took part in announcing new and returning shows, technological advancements, and advertising changes to a room of 1,700 advertisers. While many of the announcements involved what the company plans to do forthcoming to reach a wider audience, one small addition to the lineup will have a huge effect on viewers with mobile devices. Starting this summer, Hulu will add a “selection of ad-supported full episodes” to mobile devices for free.

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Steve Jobs Tops CNBC’s List of Most Influential Business People in the Past 25 Years

Steve Jobs IllustrationCNBC is celebrating 25 years in business this year. To honor the occasion, the media giant created a list of the top 25 most influential business people of the past quarter century. The list is filled with names of CEOs, investors, and entrepreneurs. At the top sits former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Taking the number one spot above the likes of Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Rupert Murdoch, Jobs was given the coveted spot due to his innovation and “creative genius.”

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