Good Great news if you’ve been looking to score an Apple iPad at a great price, Apple has slashed prices on refurbished iPads further, making sweet deals even sweeter. (more…)
Toontastic is one of the first apps I recommend to teachers and parents when they first get an iPad. It’s a great app for allowing users to create and animate their own cartoons. It’s simple enough for young kids, but easily enjoyable for adults as well. (more…)
Apple always touts the battery life of its devices, the iPad included. But how good is it and how does it compare to the competition?
Repair Labs has put the iPad mini’s screen under a microscope, comparing it to those of the iPad 4th Gen with Retina Display, and an iPad 2. As could be expected, the iPad with Retina Display’s screen has pixels that are physically only 2/3rds the size of the iPad mini’s. (more…)
Last year Netflix released a feature called “Just For Kids”, which allowed parents to quickly and easily find shows and movies that were appropriate for children, and for children to have a place they could explore more freely.
Today Netflix has released, “Just For Kids” on the iPad. This allows kids to have the same access I mentioned above, only on the iPad. For now however it’s only available on 2nd and 3rd Generation iPad models. Kids can choose different characters and find shows to watch based on them, or based on themes…but it’s all “kid-friendly”, and it’s easy to use. My kids will have a much easier time hogging bandwidth at our house now I’m sure! (more…)
The iPad has grown in popularity from the release of the first generation iPad, until the release of the most recent iPad earlier this year. In fact, only 11.5 million people owned an iPad in 2010, that number growing to 28 million in 2011, and now Apple’s iPad makes up 65 percent of all tablets owned. (more…)
There’s a new app from Apple out there, and it’s for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. It’s called iTunes Festival London 2012, and is your look into the 30 day music extravaganza. It has run every year since 2007, growing each year. A new band/act appears each night in London, and Apple will be streaming the shows live to iDevices and Apple TV. There are around 60 bands scheduled to perform at some point across September, and while some of the acts may not be your thing, there is sure to be something worthwhile. (more…)
One of my favorite apps for the iPad has always been Star Walk. It’s one of those apps that even though it’s highly educational, it’s also highly entertaining. Just in time for school Star Walk has been updated to version 6.0, and it’s great!
For those who haven’t used Star Walk before, the app uses augmented reality and amazing graphics to bring to life the sky above us. From stars to constellations, and so much more, Star Walk is an crazy good tool for learning about astronomy. What has always made it so popular is that, while it looks amazing, it uses your location and the position of your iPad to show you exactly what “you’re looking at”. So if I hold my iPad out in front of me, I get to see whatever objects are in the sky far above me on the screen. As I turn, so does the screen. It’s pretty amazing to witness for the first time I have to say. (more…)
If you’re like me those iconic little white ear buds that come with the iPhone or iPod (but crazily enough not iPad) just don’t do it. For me, they just don’t fit. But more so, they don’t do the music or whatever I’m listening to justice. And they have a pesky cord too. The Harman Kardon Bluetooth headphones hope to fix this, and they’re an Apple Store exclusive.
If you’re the type of person who finds the Apple earbuds just fine, these headphones (and the rest of their line) are probably not for you. They’re higher end and they don’t come cheap. But if you are looking for something better, these are definitely worth a look. (more…)