L.A. Unified School District Admits to More Security Issues with iPad Program

LAUSD iPad Education ProgramConsidering the fact that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the second largest school district in the nation and what some would call a “taste maker” for future programs, it appears that district-wide implementation of iPads might be dead in the water if LAUSD does not do something to cure its security ailments. Yesterday, we told you about 300 students in the District who essentially hacked their iPads to gain access to unauthorized websites. The L.A. Times recently reported that the District also “misplaced” 71 Apple tablets.

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Martha Stewart Not Happy that Apple Won’t Pick-up and Fix Her Broken iPad

On Wednesday afternoon, probably after a shopping trip to pick up antique buttons and pumpkin carving tools, Martha Stewart dropped her iPad out of her car and shattered the glass display in two corners. Unfortunately for her, Stewart tweeted her woes with an open request to Apple to come over and fix it.

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday: Warlords Classic – official port from Mac/PC/Amiga

Warlords Classic 1Welcome back to another edition of Flashback Friday. Each week, we look for old school games that have been ported to iOS to help you relive your childhood all over again. Last week, we told you about the simple office themed casual game Glider Classic. The water cooler has never been so action-packed.

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L.A. Unified Already Having Security Issues with $30M iPad Program

Students with iPadsWe’ve been following the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) iPad program since we first heard that the second largest district in the nation was planning on giving an iPad to every one of its 600,000 students. After only a few weeks in action, the District is restricting iPad use due to unauthorized access to websites by more than 300 students.

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Freshly Uncovered iPad 5 Smart Covers Highlight a Rainbow of New Colors

Smart Covers

I have a ‘collectors’ edition smart cover for my iPad. Okay, not really. When the smart covers were originally released there was a burnt orange color cover available and after a period of time they were discontinued. Unfortunately that really doesn’t add any value to my cover.

I have had a lot of people (3 or 4) mention they like the color but when they go to buy an official Apple cover in that color they are sorely disappointed. So the big news from Unbox Therapy is not that the new generation iPad 5 is indeed going to be thinner and 1 1/2 cm narrower, but that orange is back!

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Adobe Plans to Release a Smart Pen and Smart Ruler for iPad

Adobe

A new smart pen and ruler are being prepared by Adobe for a 2014 release. These products come with the promise to increase accessibility and to make the experience more natural, and after looking at the mountain of information that Adobe has provided about them I tend to agree.

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Apple’s iOS 7 Update is Literally Making iPad and iPhone Owners Sick

motion_sickness_by_blacksake15-d4j6sqwWhile much of the tech world is praising Apple’s new mobile operating system and the unique parallax animation that makes your backgrounds come to life, some users are experience motion sickness due to the new zoom technology and moving wallpaper. Read More »

Sequel to hit iPad Game ‘Cut the Rope’ to be Released Before Christmas

CTR_PromoOm Nom is back and he is as hungry as ever. ZeptoLab has just announced the upcoming launch of Cut the Rope 2 this holiday season. Instead of giving the OG puzzle game a Christmas themed skin, the developers of one of the App Store’s most popular games is giving us a true holiday gift in the form of a brand new game.

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PadGadget’s Sound Stage: STIX Electronic Drum Synthesizer Turns Your iPad Into A Drum Kit

STIXWelcome back to our weekly music column, Sound Stage. Each week, we search out the coolest and most shredable apps for the iPad that related to music. Last time, we told you about the dubstep synthesizer CRUD. Industrial noise has never been so easy to create.

This week, we wanted to tell you about another synthesizer app from the same company that created CRUD. Twisted Electronics also has a fancy digital drum synthesizer that includes more than 200 possible beats that can be controlled in the app or with a MIDI instrument.

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“Truckload of money” Reportedly Delays Plants vs Zombies 2 for Android

App Store

In a town hall meeting yesterday at Electronic Arts, Frank Gibeau the head of EA Labels is quoted as saying that “Apple gave us a truckload of money to delay the Android version” of Plants vs Zombies 2. Apple has responded that the original news as reported by giantbomb.com is not true and that no money was exchanged. While it is unlikely that Apple literally drove trucks with money to EA, there is bound to be some truth to the statement.

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