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Tablets are the new handheld game systems, beating Vita and 3DS

April 10, 2015

Which would you rather do, play Candy Crush on your iPad or Mario Kart 8 on your 3DS? If you said Candy Crush, you aren’t alone. Gaming apps on iOS and Android are increasing in popularity as sales for handheld gaming systems have been suffering a steady decline. In the 4th Quarter of 2014 handhelds may have seen a deathblow. This could mean that tablets are the new handheld game systems, at least in the minds of mobile device owners.

You would expect that more people would be interested in buying handheld gaming systems September through December. That is when holiday sales often boost numbers and help gaming companies beat sales records. When it comes to gaming [...]

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Best New iPad Apps: Sort email faster with Gmail, check finances with Mint & stash items in a digital scrapbook

November 15, 2013
Flip through emails faster on Gmail

Google this week released a pretty significant update for iPhone and iPad, which not only brought about iOS 7 support but also some handy tools for responding to emails themselves.

The iPhone app has had some minor tweaks such a new side navigation bar, but it is the iPad where things look considerably different.

You should note the new slimmed down navigation bar to the left which lets people easily switch between accounts and inboxes at the bottom left of the page, and the excellent full-screen mode for composing emails and viewing messages.

An added bonus is the ability to search for emails even quicker with predictions as [...]

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Digg refreshes iOS app to serve up popular Internet videos

November 14, 2013

The update sees the free app move to version 5.3 and introduces Digg Video, which pulls in videos based on how much interaction they are getting on Digg, Facebook and Twitter.

In addition, Digg promises that the app offers faster scrolling and says that there are fewer crashes.

As before, users are able to read the latest news articles, find and follow online publishers, writers and bloggers and save  articles to Digg, Instapaper, Pocket and Readability. Alternatively, readers can share these out via Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS.

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You can now order the iPad mini with Retina Display

November 12, 2013

Following various rumors, Apple confirmed via press release that the tablet can now be ordered online through Apple.com for delivery or personal pick-up from an Apple retail store. The iOS device can also be ordered through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and select Apple resellers.

Looking at the Apple website, the 16GB and 32GB models are currently listed as shipping between one and three business working days, although every other variant is quoted as being between five and ten.

(Worth reading: Why you shouldn't buy an iPad Air until you've checked out the iPad mini & 5 biggest surprises from the iPad Air and iPad mini 2 [...]

 
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Best New iPad Apps: Edit posts on Facebook, check stocks & complete a workout in seven minutes

November 8, 2013
Facebook users can now edit their posts

If you’re on those Facebook posters who take a little time scripting and rehashing your comments for mass social appeal, the latest Facebook iPad app update is likely to go down well.

The app (free, iTunes) update has just rolled out to the App Store and allows iPad users to finally edit posts and comments, as well as view all their changes. This was previously only available on the iPhone.

Less significant changes in version 6.7 include new language support and various bug fixes.

Check stocks with Yahoo Finance

Following on from the re-launch of the Yahoo Weather app back in April, the Internet firm this week [...]

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Google Drive for iOS now supports multiple accounts, printing

November 7, 2013

The biggie is Multiple Account Support. You can now switch between personal, work, or any other Google account.

Also with Single Sign In you can sign in once to Google Drive and you’ll automatically be signed in to apps like YouTube, Google Maps, Chrome, and G+.

The updated iOS 7 support now also lets you print your files with Google Cloud Print or AirPrint. 

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Apple promises to restore 18 features to iWork

November 7, 2013

"In rewriting these [OS X] applications, some features from iWork '09 were not available for the initial release," Apple said in a support document. "We plan to reintroduce some of these features in the next few releases and will continue to add brand new features on an ongoing basis."

Apple is believed to have dropped the features in the OS X version of the apps to make them more compatible with the iOS versions.

Apple said it plans to restore 18 features in all to Pages (8), Numbers (6) and Keynote (4) on the Mac in the next six months. Among them are customizable toolbars, renewed support for AppleScript workflow automation and page- and [...]

 
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Google Search App update for iOS features improved Google Now notifications and reminders (video)

November 5, 2013

Many of the new features are old hat to Android users already, but now iPhone and iPad users will get notifications when they are about to run late for an appointment and, for example, they're headed for a traffic jam.

You will also be able to set reminders using Google’s now ubiquitous "OK Google" command and say something like "OK Google, remind me to take the trash out when I get home" and Google will notify you when you get home.

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Stuck at the airport? 6 best iPad games to play when you have some free time

November 5, 2013
Angry Granny Run

Angry Granny Run is a fantastic free running game which throws a bit of humor in for good measure. The simple aim of the game is to collect as many points as possible by picking up coins, dodging oncoming vehicles, dinosaurs, and other obstacles, as well as by battering ‘punks’.

Oh, and did I tell you that your character is a grandmother running away from an asylum?

Angry Granny Run is a super entertaining game for those with five minutes and a sense of humor. It has some amusing in-app purchasing options for extra costumes.

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iPad Air already five times more popular than the iPad 4, according to study

November 4, 2013

Fiksu tracks this data by seeing how many iOS devices are using its client apps on an hourly basis, and it found that iPad Air usage (0.75% of Fiksu apps) was roughly five times higher than that of the iPad 4 (0.14%) three days after launch. The figure was also almost four times than it was for the original iPad mini (0.21%).

It is worth noting however that this is no sure sign of strong iPad Air sales and that last year’s iPad 4 figure may have been hampered by a staggered release. At the time, Apple launched the Wi-Fi only models first before unleashing the cellular versions at least two weeks later.

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