There are people among us that just know a little too much. They live for trips to the local sports bar to get their hands on those TV trivia games, the gathering of friends for a game of Trivial Pursuit, and those moments where someone asks, "Wait, who was that guy in that movie?" If you're friends with that person, consider making your Game Night event on Facebook private. If you are that friend and suddenly find yourself uninvited to question-based events, you can take solace on your iOS device.
The third-generation iPad's Retina Display packs a heck of a visual punch when you're watching movies on that thing. While not every video app in the app store has been properly scaled for the new iPad's screen, we did some scouting and discovered that a few of our favorites have been optimized for the device's high resolution display, and delivers video in true HD format regardless of the iPad's 9-inch screen size. Be sure to check out these video apps while you're hanging out with your iPad this evening.
Last night, instead of watching the Mad Men season premiere, I was playing Draw Something. But it wasn't just me: Susie was playing it, and our contributing writers were playing it, and basically we were all hanging out somewhere in our respective houses last night trying to guess each other's doodles.
Draw Something, if you don't know, is an iOS (and Android!) game that basically lets you play Pictionary with friends. It's primarily developed by Omgpop, but because of its crazy popularity -- 20 million downloads five weeks after launch -- Zynga jumped in and threw the company $180 million. We're not quite sure what exactly has piqued the interest of so many users, but it's now our favorite way to spend Saturday afternoon.
Boy, those new iPads sure are hot stuff, huh? Hot selling items that seriously get hot when you use them. Apparently Retina Display does come with its prices, and all those pixels generate a lot of heat. So, there's plenty of heat where Cupertino is concerned.
The iPad's high resolution Retina Display is remarkable, but if you've recently upgraded, you might be dismayed that none of your old wallpapers look all that great on your new iPad. We've got you covered--check out these 21 amazing high resolution wallpapers for your new device, all perfectly sized at 2048 x 2048 pixels. There's bound to be one you like.
Ever since Apple launched the first generation iPad, we've increasingly been using it in place of our iMacs and MacBooks, for more than just web browsing. While originally touted as a device for consumption and entertainment, these days we use the iPad for tons of productive tasks. And, with the new iPad's Retina display and quad-core graphics, we love using it instead of our computers more than ever. Here are five ways the new iPad will replace your computer.
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With warm weather on the horizon, it’s prime time to plan a much-needed vacation or long-distance trek to escape the nine-to-five grind for a spell. Whether you’re planning a short jaunt or putting together the most epic travel journey imaginable, we’ve rounded up some iOS apps to make your road trip a smooth ride.
People take trips for a wide variety of reasons: Conducting business, attempting to get away, studying abroad, or maybe even being exiled from your homeland. Regardless of the reason for escape, planning for travel is often stressful. Aside from the never-enjoyable act of packing, there's the hassle that comes with trying to organize your entire trip with no guarantees, except for a string of numbers for ticket confirmation and an uncomfortable moment with an overly grabby TSA officer.
Back when the iPad first launched in 2010, it was much easier to pick out the essential apps from the fairly quaint initial lineup. But two years later, as last Friday's launch of the third tablet iteration no doubt brought scads of new buyers into the fold, there's an impressively meaty slate of stellar apps available, and finding the best ones can be difficult. As such, we've compiled a list of iPad apps that warrant quick consideration, whether they show off the power or flexibility of the iPad as a portable computing device, or otherwise help integrate it into your existing routines.
The new iPad is infinitely better than its predecessors for photography. Not only does its high resolution screen make viewing and editing photos a dream, but its new and improved 5-megapixel camera actually makes it worth taking pictures with (unlike the iPad 2). While it's unlikely that you'll be walking around and shooting photos with your iPad, here are 4 apps to make the photos you do take with your new device more fun.