• In a Virgina Beach Circuit Court ruling, a criminal defended will be required to use his fingerprint to unlock his iOS device, even though he does not have to reveal his passcode so that police can search the contents. This is a very interesting case and sets precedence for future rulings. A person’s passcode is [...]
  • UPDATE: We have tested Pangu version 1.1. Click here for instructions on how to jailbreak your iPad or iPhone running iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.1.

    We are currently in the process of testing the new iOS 8 jailbreak tool released by Team Pangu. While this means we can't say with 100 percent certainty that the jailbreak is safe, Team Pangu is quickly becoming a trusted source for iOS jailbreaks.

    Pangu iOS 8 Jailbreak

    The Chinese team of hackers known as Team Pangu burst onto the scene in June when they released an iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak tool. Besides ruffling a few feathers in the jailbreak community for burning a few exploits on what some considered a useless jailbreak, the tool was confirmed safe by the well known hacker iH8sn0w. JailbreakMe creator Comex also praised Team Pangu for putting an end to an unhealthy monopoly on public jailbreaks.

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  • Every six months, J.D. Power performs a survey where more than 2,600 tablet owners are asked about their tablet experience with a device they have owned for less than one year. Volume 2 of the 2014 study was just released. According to J.D. Power, Amazon’s tablet ranked number one. The results of the survey taken [...]
  • Since Halloween is only a few days away, this will be our last costume-related DIY project spotlight for a while. We’ve had fun, but dressing like an iPad after Oct. 31 is just plain weird. Today’s costume is for your baby’s stroller. You may have figured out everything you need to look the part for [...]
  • Waterfield has been one of our favorite iPad case makers for years. The company’s high quality craftsmanship and eye for design makes every one of their products eye-catching. This year, with the launch of Apple’s newest iPad line, Waterfield has released a newly designed Outback Slip Case specifically designed for the iPad Air 2 and [...]
  • In the early 1980s, an art-deco style hero showed up in the pages of our childhood comics. The Rocketeer stared a young pilot that stumbled into his crime-fighting career when he discovered a rocket-propelled jetpack that could send him flying. Excited about the possibility of flying around with jetpacks, we fell in love with the [...]
  • Earlier this week, news reports came in that an unmanned rocket ship that was headed to the International Space Station with supplies for the crew exploded on takeoff. There were no human casualties, but one bystander off in the distance lost his iPad when the blowback of the explosion sent it into the swamp below. [...]
  • Collectible card battling games are quickly becoming the new endless runner for the iPad. It seems like everyone and their brother are releasing one these days. The latest comes from Konami, who has just launched Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation to the U.S. App Store after soft-launching the game in Canada. Early reviews say the iOS version captures the essence of the original card game and is a lot like the Nintendo DS version.

    Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation

    The official App Store description promises that Duel Generation is beginner friendly, and that it features over 6,000 cards to collect, weekly challenges and both offline and online play. Players can battle characters from the animated TV series in single mode, or take on other Yu-Gi-Oh fans from around the globe.

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  •   When Apple first demonstrated the integrated things you can do thanks to Continuity on OS X Yosemite, I was excited. You can send and receive non-iOS text messages, make and receive phone calls from your desktop, and “Handoff” works in progress, like documents and web searches. What Apple didn’t mention is that Continuity would [...]
  • At this point in time, if you have owned an Apple device for more than two years, chances are you own more than one Apple device. I have six of them. When it comes to charging and displaying your many mobile devices, they either take up space laying all over your desk, or each have [...]
  • DeNA's free-to-play Star Wars game is now available for iOS devices. Star Wars: Galactic Defense is a tower defense title where players can choose to play as either the light or dark side. The game features pretty standard tower defense game play, where players have three towers and one champion to defend their base. Players can also connect with Facebook to exchange resources with their friends.

    Star Wars: Galactic Defense

    The game includes all the standard Star Wars characters such as Han Solo and Yoda. You begin the game with Luke Skywalker as your champion and can unlock others as you advance through the game. There are a total of 18 Rebel and 18 Galactic Empire champions to unlock.

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  • By now, if you were planning on getting a new iPad, you probably have. Or, you at least have it on your Christmas list. If you’ve spent the last few years with your old iPad and are now ready to send it out into the wild to be used by someone else, you probably want [...]
  • In an editorial this week in Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO told the world he is gay. The company has long been an open supporter of equality for people of any gender, race, or sexuality. Cook’s decision to publicly announce his homosexuality comes as he has been faced with a desire to do more in support [...]
  • Since the development of mobile devices, and more specifically, the iPhone, gaming culture has changed significantly. People that used to call themselves “gamers” were a very small and passionate community that dedicated much of their waking hours playing video games. With the popularity of mobile games, so came the popularity of casual games. In turn, [...]
  • T-Mobile customers can now purchase an iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 at T-Mobile.com or at T-Mobile retail locations. All models are available now, except the 128GB iPad Air 2, for zero dollars down with 24 monthly payments starting at $26.24 for the 16GB iPad Air 2, and $22.08 for the iPad mini 3. T-Mobile is also still offering its double your data deal. For just $10, the deal allows users to add one tablet and match the data on their Simple Choice voice plan.

    T-Mobile iPad Air 2

    If you rather pay for your iPad upfront instead of making monthly installments, or want a Wi-Fi-only model, both the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are available through Apple.com starting at $499 and $399, respectively.

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  • After Oct. 20, when Apple updated its mobile operating system to 8.1, iOS saw a spike in adoption. Thanks to such things as Continuity, iCloud Drive, iPhoto Library, and Apple Pay, users were ready to update. According to Apple’s developer webpage, since Oct. 5, has increased by five percent and passed the halfway mark to [...]
  • If Apple Pay users were told their financial information was going to be stored on iCloud servers I’m pretty sure that Apple Pay would be dead in the water after the recent iCloud security breach. If the day comes when there is a break of trust with Apple Pay, then people will likely stop using [...]
  • I love using an external keyboard to type with my iPad. It really enhances my productivity on the touch screen device. Personally, my favorite keyboard case is Logitech’s FabricSkin Keyboard Folio, but some people may not necessarily want to hide their iPad Air inside a case. Or, they may want a keyboard that will work [...]
  • As the spookiest holiday of the year inches near, it is time to get your costume together, plan your scary movie list, and fill your belly with candy. To help you get in the mood for carving pumpkins, we’ve got a list of some of our favorite apps and games that feature Halloween themes or [...]
  • Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that both Rite Aid and CVS had disabled their near-field communication payment systems in order to stop customers from using Apple Pay. An internal memo to Rite Aid revealed that the company was already working on a different mobile payment option in collaboration with a group of [...]
  • In February of this year, U.S. President Barack Obama announced his efforts to bring under-performing schools into the 21st century through a new technology program called ConnectED. At the time, Apple, as well as Microsoft, AT&T, and others pledged to participate in the program with millions of dollars in hardware, software, and services. Today, Apple [...]
  • Research firm IHS shared its component cost analysis of the newly released iPad Air 2 with Re/code and it clearly shows that Apple has maintained a very similar profit margin to the original Air in spite of updating multiple components. The net change in cost to build the base model is $1 from $274 to [...]
  • When it comes to watching movies on an iPad, the audio is sorely lacking. There are hundreds of speaker options available to help enhance your listening experience, but that usually requires bringing along additional accessories when you travel. The Amp iPad Air case by OIO hopes to help alleviate that problem. It is a Bluetooth [...]
  • FitStar Personal Trainer gives iPad owners the opportunity to get daily workout help from the likes of Tony Gonzalez with dozens of customizable programs to help you get fit. The company recently updated their app to be compatible with Apple’s Health app. Now, all of your workouts and calorie counts can be integrated into one, [...]
  • When Apple announced the new iPad Air 2 earlier this month, all eyes were on the fact that the tablet now sports 2GB of RAM and the fastest processor chip around. Apple did mention that the tablet’s screen now has an anti-reflective coat, which makes it 50 percent less reflective than the iPad Air. According [...]
  • Last Monday, Apple launched its mobile payment service for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices across the US. Apple Pay might be the first successful service of its kind thanks to its security and convenience. However, some companies don’t want to be on board with Apple’s new near-field-communication payment options. Over the weekend, both Rite [...]
  • During Apple’s October media event, the company invited a handful of developers on stage to demonstrate how fast and smooth their apps worked on the new iPad Air 2. One of those demonstrations was for Pixelmator for the iPad. The app has been very successful on OS X, but the iPad version was still in [...]
  • In 2010, when Apple first provided FaceTime to the world on the iPhone 4 one small company dedicated to bridging the communication gap for hearing people and the deaf and hard of hearing decided that they wanted that for their services. CSDVRS, dubbed “Z” for short, was recently honored at this year’s Tampa Bay Business [...]
  • Just days after Greatfire.org reported that China’s iCloud was being hacked and accusing the local government of backing the attack, Apple CEO Tim Cook was already on his way to a meeting with Vice Premier Ma Kai. Although the iPad maker did not comment on the accusations against the Chinese government, Apple did acknowledge that [...]
  • Our favorite DIY repairs website, iFixit, recently dismembered the brand new iPad mini 3. While 99 percent of the teardown is no surprise, it turns out the smaller screen tablet inexplicitly also features a near-field communication (NFC) chip. After discovering the chip in the iPad Air 2, speculation arose as to what Apple might have [...]
  • I don’t know how many people still use Yahoo! as their primary search engine but in an article recently published by Marc Saltzman of Yahoo! Shopping, we learn that iPads are highest on their list of tablet searches above everyone else. Which of the three available iPads top the list? The iPad Mini is the [...]
  • Apple Pay continues to expand to additional service providers and online retailers with Amazon joining the group less than a week after Apple Pay went live. While the overall success of Apple Pay is still unclear, the addition of Amazon signals that the biggest players in the online marketplace are satisfied with it and willing [...]
  • Although not the first in the series of Grand Theft Auto (GTA) games, San Andreas was certainly the most popular. Ten years ago, the fifth installment in the hyper-violent driving game made its debut. Today, Rockstar Games has launched a special discount price on its three GTA titles in the App Store. Starting today players [...]
  • In 1984 Ivan Reitman, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis made a movie that would go down in history as arguably the best comedy sci-fi film of all times (so far, at least). The Ghostbusters franchise has grown beyond its original film and sequel and 30 years later, it is still a beloved story of friendship, [...]
  • As expected, the photo editing application Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) previewed at its 2014 iPad media event was released this week. Pixelmator is available now on the App Store for the introductory rate of $4.99. The iOS version was specifically designed from the ground up for the iPad, and it was built to take advantage of the faster hardware found in the iPad Air 2. The app includes advanced but simple to use photo editing tools to easily enhance and correct images on your iPad. Here's the App Store Link.

    Battle Academy 2

    Here are the rest of this week's most noteworthy iPad app releases for 10/19/14 to 10/25/14. Apple's Free App of the Week is RGB Express - Mini Truck Puzzle. The game will be free on the Apple App Store until 10/30/14. Also don't forget to check out our weekly App Store recap every Saturday for all the weekly universal releases, jailbreak tweaks, App Store news and important app updates.

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  • It appears that the events surrounding Apple relationship with sapphire glass manufacturer GT Advanced Technology is finally coming to an end. Yesterday, we learned that Apple plans to let the fledgling company out of its contract in exchange for a repayment of the $439 million it borrowed to equip the Mesa, AZ plant. Today, Apple [...]
  • A few days ago, rumors began swirling around that Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale was tapped to take on the lead role in Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming biopic adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s biography “Steve Jobs.” I scoffed at the notion. Bale has been in such cerebral sci-fi films as “Equilibrium” and physiological thrillers as “The Machinist.” He [...]
  • When I’m in an unfamiliar town and looking for a gas station or a place to get a bite to eat, I open Google Maps and search for businesses nearby. I even use the service to plan out things to do while on vacation. I use Google Maps because it has way more retailer information [...]
  • One of my favorite events to take place after Apple launches a new device is the step-by-step teardown that iFixit does on these brand-new devices. Not only do we learn a lot more about the inner workings of Apple’s mobile devices, but the team has a great sense of humor and their insight is simply [...]
  • Earlier this week, research firm Greatfire.org made some pretty bold claims against the Chinese government. In a report, the organization accused the government of being behind a recent iCloud man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack on users. Chinese officials vehemently denied the accusations. Today, State-run news organization Xunhua reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook met with a top [...]