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Angry Birds iPad update adds 15 new levels

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on December 20th, 2010

The Angry Birds game has sold millions of copies worldwide and now it has been given a new update on the iPad HD version. The new update, 1.5.0, released for Angry Birds HD on the iPad includes Game Center support and 15 new levels and even a new theme. The birds are still angry.

There’s also a new golden egg and a Cowboy up with the mighty eagle feature. You can download the new iPad update from the iTune App Store. A new iPhone update is expected to appear soon as well.

News Corp iPad Daily News app coming in January

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on December 18th, 2010

News Corp’s The Daily iPad news app is on the way. A weekly subscription will cost you $0.99, and it will hit the iPad on January 17th according to All Things D. The app will feature a lot of video and come with some cool multimedia capabilities, including some kind of 3D effect.

The Daily ushers in a new push subscription feature for Apple where iTunes can automatically do recurring billing for the digital periodical. It was previously rumored for a December launch, but it looks like it may have been delayed to give the app some time to be fine tuned or to work out last minute details for a subscription billing service from Apple.

iPhone and iPad games pocket directory

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 15th, 2010

Having trouble finding the perfect game for your iPhone or iPad? Rest easy iGamer. Steel Media has just launched the Pocket Gamer Directory to help you find games for the iPhone and iPad. It lists an impressive number of games across genres.

It was launched with Pocket Gamer’s magazine titled Top 50 Classic iPhone Games and has now made its way to the ‘Entertainment’ and ‘New’ sections of the App Store. Great for Christmas as a 99 cent gift to yourself this year.

iPad’s first iAd is for Tron Legacy

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on December 15th, 2010

Disney’s upcoming Tron Legacy is getting plenty of hype and Sci-Fi fans are waiting anxiously. Apple users also can share the excitement as iAd for iPad is for this very movie. This is the first and only iAd to hit the iPad for 2010 since iAds have been showcased for just iPhones until now.

However, 2011 could see a bunch of iAds hitting the device. Each ad features rich graphics, touch navigation and video native to apps. Disney’s Tron Legacy iAd is a full screener and will run in iPad apps like TV Guide. It’ll also have purchase options for various apps etc. based on the movie. The soundtrack can also be previewed or downloaded right from the ad via iTunes.

Jenga for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad now available

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 12th, 2010

Natural Motion has launched Jenga for the iPhone and the iPad. The game even features input from the designer of the original game, Leslie Scott. The game uses real-time 3D physics simulation to recreate the behavior of an actual wooden Jenga tower. Each block is affected by the surrounding blocks requiring the gamer to apply the same strategies that they would in the real world game.

There’s also a social dimension allowing users to compare their tower height with friends from around the world, or you can play the Pass’n’Play mode which allows up to four players to take turns playing on the same iPhone.

White iPad Keyboard Case hits the FCC

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on December 10th, 2010

If you own an iPad, you probably want a portable keyboard for the tablet and here’s another iPad keyboard case that recently visited with the FCC. It comes from Dongguan Siliten Electronics. The keyboard will connect with the iPad via Bluetooth and features a white exterior.

The case also has the usual integrated stand so you can watch movies easily and use it while typing. Sadly there’s no info on pricing or availability yet.

TimeCommand Dock for iPhone/iPod/iPad also controls a lamp

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 9th, 2010

You can choose from a million alarm clock docks, most with the same basic features. Or you can choose one that is more original, like the TimeCommand. This dock will dock and charge your iPod, iPhone, or iPad and has an adjustable connector that will work if you have your gadget in a case or not in a case. A free app can also be downloaded to let you set multiple alarms.

The neatest feature is that you can plug in your bedside lamp and the TimeCommand will wake you to your alarm as well as light from the lamp. With the app it can be dimmed and a timer can cut the lamp off when you go to bed.

Speck DustJacket cases for iPad and Kindle 3

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on December 8th, 2010

Speck has unveiled some new cases for your iPad or Kindle 3. Both are called DustJacket and come in red and black colors. These cases are made of fake leather and are designed to prop up the devices so you can read or watch video easily.

The DustJacket for the iPad opens like a book and has a protective cover that folds back and the screen can be propped at various angles. There’s also a micro-fiber interior to prevent scratches. The iPad case is $49.95.

iPadLock protects your iPad

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on December 8th, 2010

Apple’s iPad is a popular device, and so it is popular with thieves as well. Sadly the iPad doesn’t have any built-in security, but MacLocks is here to help with the iPadLock. It’s a clear case that will protect your iPad with a security slot, giving your tablet some extra protection.

The case is available for pre-order right now for $40 without the cable lock and for $65 for the version that comes with the lock.

Pantone iPhone and iPad cases

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on December 6th, 2010

The design community loves Apple products. They also love the Pantone Matching System. So it’s about time these two got together, don’t you think? Case Scenario thinks so, that’s why they have released this new line of licensed cases.

They’re Pantone approved and nine different versions are available for the iPhone and four for the iPad, giving you plenty of options. No word on pricing or availability yet though.

Veho Pebble Smartskin for iPad will give you 500 hours of juice

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on December 5th, 2010

The Veho Pebble Smartskin for the iPad is a case that not only protects your iPad but also charges it up when you need some extra juice. The Pebble comes with a 6000mah battery charger embedded inside a super soft silicone skin doubling its battery life by giving it an amazing 500 hours of standby time.

It also has an additional neoprene case for added protection. That’s a serious iPad case. The Veho Pebble Smartskin for the iPad will cost you £49.99 ($78) at Firebox UK and should be headed to the US soon as well.

Photofast iPADock Docking Station for iPad and iPhone

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on December 3rd, 2010

Japanese company PhotoFast has introduced the iPADock, which can accommodate combinations of devices like two iPads at once, four iPhones at once, or you can mix it up and have one iPad and two iPhones. You can also use iPADock to charge up your iPad, iPod Touch, iPod Nano and iPod Classic.

Other features include seven USB ports, a connector for the iPad camera connection kit and a memory card that supports SD, SDHC, mini SD, mini SDHC, micro SD and micro SDHC. The Photofast iPADock will cost you £74.99 ($116).

Rock Band Reloaded released for iPhone, iPad

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on December 2nd, 2010

EA has just released the update to its Rockband for the iOS called Rock Band Reloaded. It’s available for the iPhone for $4.99 and iPad for $9.99. There’s a bunch of new songs and a number of new features for both including vocal recognition.

Now you can tap the tune notes for the vocals or you can use your voice and sing the melodies. There’s also a Tour Mode where you can earn achievements and awards, and you can play with friends via Bluetooth or WiFi locally.

Kinect selling 2X as fast as the iPad

Posted in Microsoft by Conner Flynn on November 30th, 2010

Microsoft is finally beating Apple’s sales with their Xbox Kinect motion gaming system. Not that it matters. They are different beasts altogether. The Kinect is selling like crazy in the US and Microsoft had already predicted they’d do better than the iPad. So it looks like they were right.

25 days post launch they’ve sold 2.5 million units. Apple has sold about 2 million iPads in about two months. Of course the Kinect is much cheaper than the iPad and appeals to more age groups as well.

MicroVision SHOWWX+ laser projector for iPhone & iPad

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on November 30th, 2010

MicroVision’s latest offering is an all new pico laser projector called the MicroVision SHOWWX+ that’s designed just for Apple gear. iPhone and iPad users will now be able to view their screens in a 100-inch frame with 15 lumens of video at a 5,000:1 contrast ratio.

The projector can run for up to 2 hours on a full battery, which is a bit disappointing. You won’t be watching long movies I guess. It comes with a connector for Apple devices and a price tag of $450.