It has been just six weeks since Microsoft's Office for iPad launched, and the company claims that there have been over 27 million downloads so far. This is good news for Apple, mixed news for Microsoft.
The popular productivity suite which includes Excel, Word and PowerPoint has been available in the iOS App Store since late March. According to Business Insider, Microsoft general manager of the Office Division, Julia White, announced at the company's TechEd customer conference on Monday that Office
One of the most requested features on the iPad has to be the ability to multitask. According to Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac, Apple is planning on adding the ability to run two apps at once on the iPad with the release of iOS 8. iPad users will not only be able to run two apps simultaneously, but they will also be able to make supported apps interact with one another.
Apple is reportedly adding the ability for developers to enable their apps to interact with other apps. If true, this means users will be able to drag video or images from one app to another, and so on.
Retailers and accessory makers will be looking to move inventory as we get closer to the release of the second-generation iPad Air and third-generation iPad mini. This is a great time for bargain shoppers who are looking to upgrade their Apple tablet or accessories. Make sure you bookmark our iPad Air deals page and follow us @TheiPadGuide for future sales.
Griffin Technology is offering 25% off its Survivor Custom Case for the iPad mini. Customers can choose the color of the case's silicone wrap, Polycarbonate shell and built-in stand. The case is military-spec designed and meets all the requirements outlined in the US Department of Defense MIL-STD-810, according to Griffin. It promises to deflect "wind and rain" and protect against drops on concrete surfaces from 6'/1.8 m high.
It looks like Google Play Music will be the next subscription-based music app to land on the iPad. A 9to5Mac tipster has discovered that an iPad version of Google's music app has been lurking inside the iPhone app.
We’ve received another tip stating that changing the app’s “UIDeviceFamily” key from 1 to 2 within its info.plist file will provide the same iPad layout shown below. We’ve independently tested and confirmed this to be true.
Here are this week's iPad-only and noteworthy games released to the App Store between 05/04/14 to 05/10/14. Click here for a list of all the universal apps, games and jailbreak tweaks released this week.
Warhammer 40,000: Carnage ($6.99) This game is compatible with all iOS devices running iOS 6.0 or later and it is rated 12+
iPad sales have slumped quite a bit, as we learned from Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) recent Q2 earnings report, but there were still enough, combined with Mac sales, to retain the company's lead in world wide PC sales.
Industry analytic firm Canalys reported that Apple sold 20.4 million units in this year's second quarter, 16.3 million iPads and 4.1 million desktops, which translates to a 17 percent market share and a comfortable lead over second place Lenovo's 12 percent share (15 million shipments). iPad sales have fallen recently, but that slump applies industry wide, according to Canalys senior analyst Tim Coulling,
Telltale Games has officially announced that Walking Dead: The Game - Season 2, Episode 3 will be available on the Apple App Store Thursday, May 15. The PC and Mac versions will land on May 13 followed by the console version on May 14. The third chapter titled "In Harm's Way" will be available as a $4.99 in-app purchase or as a free OTA update to those who previously bought the Episodes 2-5 bundle.
Telltale's Walking Dead game is based on Robert Kirkman's hit graphic novel of the same name. The game follows Clementine, an orphan who is trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. The trailer posted above shows Clementine being held captive by the Season 2 villain, Carver. It may contain spoilers so die hard fans of the game will probably want to avoid it.
Better late than never, the Belkin QODE Thin Type keyboard case for the iPad Air is now available through Belkin.com. The case's lightweight (12 ounces) and thin design (4 millimeters) adds very little bulk to your tablet. It is made of unibody anodized aluminum and it features "smart sensing technology" that wakes your iPad when it is needed.
The keyboard includes easy to use TruType keys and function-specific keys for copying and pasting adjusting volume and so on. The case also holds your iPad at about 35 degrees to give you a laptop-like typing experience. Other features include Bluetooth support and a promised 79 hours of active battery life.
When used in the same sentence, the words "free-to-play" and "resource management" normally raise a few red flags, and that's basically what Ubisoft did on its official blog on Tuesday. Ubisoft announced that it is collaborating with Mi’pu’mi Games to bring the popular 1998 PC title Anno to the iPad.
The iPad version called Anno: Build an Empire is being built from the ground up specifically for mobile devices. The game is a lot like other resource management title, like Sim City, where you're tasked with building an empire while starting from nothing. Players must build homes, taverns and other useful buildings to keep their peasants safe, happy and and prosperous.
ESPN is making it real easy for soccer fans to stream and keep updated on the 2014 FIFA World Cup. FIFA fans with a cable subscription will be able to watch and stream all 64 World Cup matches from Brazil. This includes all matches aired on ABC and any ESPN channels. There will also be no pesky blackouts since ESPN has full rights to the event in the U.S..
iOS users can live stream matches to their iPad or iPhone using the free WatchESPN app, and stay updated on all the latest news by downloading ESPN's new World Cup app. The ESPN FC Soccer & World Cup app features full-time and exclusive in-game highlights, breaking news and coverage of all the major club leagues. Fans will also be able to stream matches from the free Watch ABC app.