T-Mobile announced its plans for the iPhone on Tuesday in New York, but did not mention the iPad. The carrier's "Uncarrier" event was mainly focused on the company's new pricing plans for smartphones rather than upcoming devices. However, T-Mobile did mention it would be offering the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and BlackBerry Z10 on its newly launched 4G LTE network.
T-Mobile also announced a release date and pricing for the iPhone 4, 4S and 5. Customers can buy any iPhone model without agreeing to a two-year contract. This is how it works: Qualified customers can make a small down payment for an iPhone, then pay off the remaining balance over a two year period. For example, the iPhone 5 from T-Mobile is $100 down with 24 monthly payments of $20. The $20 is added to a person's normal monthly service charge for data. T-Mobile is offering monthly data plans starting at $50/month for 500MB, up to $110/month for 12.5GB. Unfortunately all models are locked until the phone is paid off, however, users can upgrade a device whenever they want by trading it in for "fair market credit".
Making restaurant reservations has never been easier thanks to Open Table. Fans of the iPad app may have already noticed a major update that streamlines the process is now available. The free Open Table for iPad app provides access to local restaurants participating in the service, making finding and reserving a table simple and seamless.
The update brings improvements to the user interface as well as behind-the-scenes performance tweaks to keep the app running more smoothly. The iPad's screen real estate is used efficiently, with search results on the left next to a map of restaurant locations. Fields for entering time, date and party size are conveniently located right on this page.
The game Field Fighter from Eightythree Tech was just launched on the App Store, and we’re giving away promo codes to 5 iPad gamers! This scrolling space shooter features interesting graphics and 6 challenging levels for an addictive experience.
Individual Game Center leaderboards track three difficulty levels, which keeps the game challenging. Three different weapons can be used to destroy your enemies including the laser, spread shot and lock-on missile. Each weapon performs super-charged attacks after grabbing power-ups, and every explosion warps the background in a unique way.
Rokform is known for making some of the toughest and most durable iPhone and iPad cases on the market, so it was only a matter of time before they added the iPad mini to their arsenal. The new RokShield v3 Case Kit offers full tablet protection with its high impact polycarbonate shell, rubber bumpers and integrated anti slip grips. The case also ships with an adjustable kickstand for convenient viewing, and a RokGard screen protector to keep your display scratch and fingerprint free.
Refurbished products from Apple can save money while providing the same quality and manufacturer warranty as new iOS devices. Now the iPad mini has appeared for the first time as a refurbished product in the Apple online store. Current available models are 6-7 percent off normal price, for savings of up to $40.
Stocks vary depending on what hardware is on hand for the refurbishment process. This process entails thorough testing, and the installation of a new battery and new outer shell, ensuring the iPad mini works the same as a completely new tablet. Not only is the device covered by a one-year warranty, but Apple's standard 14-day return policy still applies.
Unlike last year's NCAA March Madness Live app which cost $3.99, this year's version is free to download. The only catch is users will need to use their cable provider login info to stream games airing on TNT, TBS and TruTV. Games aired on CBS will not require registration.
The 2013 NCAA March Madness Live app gives users access to all 67 games of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, plus the ability to track brackets, live scores and team/player stats. Users also have access to recaps and live radio broadcasts of all 67 games.
ZAGG's most popular iPad keyboard/case is now available in leather. The ZAGGkeys PROfolio+ offers full front and rear coverage for the second, third or fourth generation iPad. The slim and lightweight case is available in 100% genuine leather (or the original durable polyurethane exterior) to protect your tablet from dings and scratches.
It features a compact Bluetooth keyboard with easy to use island-style backlit keys (optional), an auto sleep/wake function and a built-in stand to make viewing your iPad easier. There are also special function keys for volume control, screen lock, copy, paste and more. The new leather cases are available in mocha, red or brown.
Duke Nukem II is coming to iOS devices this April. The game was originally released in 1993 by Apogee Software (now 3D Realms), and is being re-released for its 20th anniversary. Duke Nukem II is the sequel to the very popular PC game Duke Nukem, which was released in 1991. Part 2 was also ported to the Game Boy Color as Duke Nukem in 1999.
The game follows Duke as he battles an alien race who plan to enslave Earth. It is a platform game where users must use various weapons, and items to make it to final level to defeat the Rigelatins super boss. The iOS version will feature all the classic weapons with some added new artwork and integrated leaderboards.
Google has brought its crusade against Vertical Video Syndrome to tablets by adding iPad support to its YouTube Capture app. The app, which was originally launched for the iPhone in December, is a quicker and easier way to capture videos and directly upload them to YouTube. The app requires that users hold their device in a horizontal position to work, in a effort to cut down on the amount of annoying vertical videos being uploaded to the internet.
Users can now use the app to record and simultaneously upload video to YouTube, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter from their iPads and iPad minis. The app also allows users to set preferences for automatic color correction, video stabilization and location services.
The iPad 5 could feature a brand new accessory if a recent patent filing from Apple comes to fruition. The company has designed an inductive charging Smart Cover that would wirelessly transfer power to and from a future iPad. The Smart Cover itself would operate much like today's models.
The difference is that the charging Smart Cover would contain its own battery and the components needed for inductive charging. The iPad itself would also feature wireless charging hardware, which would operate when the cover is closed or used as a stand.