TwoDots for iPhone and iPad

2013’s most addictive iOS game gets an even more thrilling sequel

By on May 29, 2014 at 12:03 PM.

2013’s most addictive iOS game gets an even more thrilling sequel

Popular iOS game Dots, a puzzle game that offers a very addictive gameplay, now has an even more interesting sequel that will let players enjoy a story-based game experience, making the game less about competing for a high score and more about enjoying a more immersive experience. More →

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Free iPhone Apps

8 fantastic paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free for a limited time

By on May 29, 2014 at 10:05 AM.

8 fantastic paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free for a limited time

Smartphones have been around for quite some time but truth be told, they weren’t terribly smart until the advent of on-device app stores. Apps had existed before, of course, but finding them and installing them was a huge pain that involved dealing with awful sites like Handango and then transferring files from your PC to a phone, so most people didn’t bother.

App stores changed all that and turned smartphones into devices that are always morphing, gaining new functionality with each app we install. The capabilities we’re now afforded are priceless — but they’re even better when the price is free. More →

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Apple SVP Eddy Cue: Apple’s best products in 25 years will launch in 2014

By on May 29, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Apple SVP Eddy Cue: Apple’s best products in 25 years will launch in 2014

In an interview during Re/code’s Code Conference, Apple’s senior vice president Eddy Cue echoed Tim Cook’s earlier references to the company’s product line for 2014, further building up anticipation for the devices Apple will launch in the second half of the year. More →

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Apple iPad Price Discount for Education

Apple’s new iPads are cheaper than ever – if you’re a student

By on May 28, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Apple’s new iPads are cheaper than ever – if you’re a student

Apple has included its iPads in the Apple Store for Education section, 9to5Mac reports, meaning that buyers who are either working or studying in higher education can purchase a new iPad Air or iPad mini for less than their regular prices. More →

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Apple Prototypes Computers Phones Tablets

Incredible photographs showcase some of Apple’s earliest prototypes

By on May 28, 2014 at 2:53 PM.

Incredible photographs showcase some of Apple’s earliest prototypes

Apple’s designs have become so ubiquitous over the past ten years that’s it hard to remember a time when the company was struggling to find its identity. Early in Apple’s existence, the rising star of the industry brought in outside help to figure out how to make its products stand out. In fact, Frog, a design firm with studios all over the world, is credited with many of the earliest design prototypes for Apple’s future products. Of course, plenty of the designs were changed significantly from their conception (or scrapped entirely), but as Frog founder Hartmut Esslinger illustrates in his latest book, Keep it Simple, Apple might never have drawn so much attention without the assistance of his team. Among the stories, Esslinger includes some fascinating imagery of prototypes that never saw the light of day. We’ve included a few below, but head over the to The Verge to see the rest. More →

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Guitar Lesson Rock Prodigy Free Download

Paid apps gone free: This $50 app that teaches you to play guitar is now free

By on May 28, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Paid apps gone free: This $50 app that teaches you to play guitar is now free

Somewhere within us all lives a rock beast waiting to break free. Those looking to uncage the animal inside themselves have a wide range of new options in the digital age, and one of the highest rated options out there for the iPhone and iPad is now free for a limited time. More →

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iPad Osmo Physical Games

Clever new iPad games force your kids to stop playing with the iPad so much

By on May 22, 2014 at 8:55 PM.

Clever new iPad games force your kids to stop playing with the iPad so much

Founded by two ex-Googlers, Tangible Play is a company that has figured out a clever way to force children not to play on the iPad excessively. What the company has developed is an accessory and applications set that encourages kids to play using physical objects according to a set of instructions on the screen, thus preventing them from playing regular iOS games. More →

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Best iPhone iPad Accessories iStick

This is the one USB stick every iPhone fan will want to own

By on May 21, 2014 at 11:56 AM.

This is the one USB stick every iPhone fan will want to own

Do you want a quick way to zip files from your iPhone or iPad to your PC that doesn’t involve carrying a Lightning cable around with you everywhere? Then you might want to check out the iStick, a new USB flash storage drive that has both a standard USB connector and an approved Apple Lightning connector as well. The iStick, which is being developed by the Sanho Corporation, has launched a Kickstarter page where so far it’s raised close to $600,000, more than 6 times the $100,000 it had set out to raise and it still has 26 days to go. More →

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Apple iPad Trade-in Program

Apple lets international iPad owners trade in their tablets for something new

By on May 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Apple lets international iPad owners trade in their tablets for something new

Apple kicked off a new trade-in program that lets iPad owners turn in their older tablet models for credit that will count towards a new iOS device purchase, The Next Web reports. The offer is good for old devices, including iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 and first-gen iPad mini, which can all be traded in, while the current-generation iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display won’t be accepted by Apple retail store employees. More →

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iOS 7 Tips Tricks

More than 30 great tips and tricks every iOS 7 user should know

By on May 19, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

More than 30 great tips and tricks every iOS 7 user should know

Apple’s iOS mobile platform is easily among the most user-friendly operating systems we have ever seen. But even still, there are so many features and settings that it’s practically impossible to remember them all. While it may never be possible to remember all of iOS’s features, there are some tips and tricks in particular that can dramatically improve your experience while using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. More →

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Calendars 5 Free Download

Download this app right now: Calendars 5, one of our favorite iPhone calendar apps, is now free

By on May 19, 2014 at 10:40 AM.

Download this app right now: Calendars 5, one of our favorite iPhone calendar apps, is now free

In a recent feature covering 5 gorgeous free iPhone apps, we discussed a fantastic new calendar app called Magneto that looks to put a new spin on the traditional calendar format. As impressive as this closed beta app is shaping up to be, there are still some more traditional calendar apps that do a terrific job of organizing our lives. Now, one of the best — and most expensive — options out there for the iPhone and iPad has been made available for free for a limited time. More →

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Counterfeit iPad charger teardown: cheap, but low quality

Counterfeit iPad chargers are cheap for a reason

By on May 13, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Counterfeit iPad chargers are cheap for a reason

Apple is often criticized for selling its chargers at a high profit margin, especially when you can easily find an incredibly cheap version on eBay. Well, it turns out there’s a reason these counterfeiters can make such cheap chargers. Engineer Ken Shirriff tore down an Apple-branded iPad charger and a counterfeit version, and he found that the counterfeit version skimps on power quality, construction, and safety. The counterfeit charger, which advertised itself as a 10W charger, was in fact just a 5W charger.
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iPad Sales Tablet Market

Disappointing iPad sales are just the start of the tablet market’s problems

By on May 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Disappointing iPad sales are just the start of the tablet market’s problems

After Apple announced its earnings for the second quarter of 2014, analysts began to question the future growth potential of the iPad. Sales were undoubtedly strong, but in an industry that expects constant improvement, the year-over-year decline was troublesome. Unfortunately, based on a recent research report shared by Business Insider from Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty, the relatively poor performance of the iPad is just one indicator signaling significantly slowed growth for the tablet market as a whole in the coming months. More →

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