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Daily App: Faster Than Light brings real-time, rogue-like spaceship combat to your iPad

Released in 2012 for the desktop, Faster Than Light from Subset games is considered to be one of the top indie real-time strategy games. In the game, you control a spaceship from Galactic Federation that contains critical information. You must...

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LifeProof frē for iPad mini with Retina display: Overprotective, but that's a good thing

When picking out a case for your tablet, you typically have to choose between all-encompassing protection or ease of use, and these two groups rarely overlap. But sometimes they do, and in that thin sliver where form and function marry, there's the...

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YouTube Find: Line-waiting and cheering at the original iPad launch in NYC

Four years ago this week, Apple started selling its first iPad model.The iPad was announced on January 27, 2010, by Steve Jobs during an Apple press event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Pre-orders began in March, and the...

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Square Jellyfish Tablet Tripod Mount and Jelly Long Legs Tripod

Last week at Macworld/iWorld 2014 I had the opportunity to be a speaker, doing a presentation on Friday afternoon about Siri and The Internet of Things. One of the benefits of being a speaker at this conference is a "swag bag" full of goodies from...

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TUAW at Macworld/iWorld 2014: Kashoo accounting for Web and iPad

I'm one of those people who sucks as an accountant. So when I heard about Kashoo a few years ago and realized that I could do most of the accounting work for one of my small businesses from an iPad, I jumped on the opportunity to try it out. I...

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Update your Square reader now and other news from March 27, 2014

Square updated its card reader at the end of 2013, and if you haven't signed up to get one of the new readers yet, you'll need to do so by June 1. An email to Square users says that the original reader will no longer be supported after then....

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Microsoft Office for iPad announcement, live from San Francisco

(Thanks for joining us and bearing with our liveblog hiccups! Meanwhile, the rest of our team is over at Moscone Center following along with the Macworld/iWorld keynote session!) (So, Office looks pretty good -- but has the ecosystem moved on past...

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Join us for the Microsoft announcement liveblog, 10am PT/1pm ET Thursday

All the signs are pointing to an Office for iPad announcement coming tomorrow from Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella. While the software giant's product teams were long suspected of having a finished iPad version of the PC and Mac productivity suite...

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This is not the iPad Pro [Video]

A few weeks ago, folks were all too quick to claim that the photo above, found on Apple's website, accidentally revealed a heretofore unannounced larger screened iPad Pro. In truth, the photo is nothing more than a MacBook Pro shot at just the...

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Twelve South's Travel Journal is a Trapper Keeper for your iPad

While Steve Sande was taking his cruise around the Southern Hemisphere, the folks at Twelve South sent over a couple of their latest products for me to try in his stead. First up is their handsome BookBook Travel Journal for the...

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It's staring at me, isn't it?

Nobody ever said the iPad mini wasn't scary. [Photo credit: Mrkwanten]...

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JibJab's StoryBots will hook kids and their parents too

2004 was the year the iPod Mini made its debut, along with the 4th generation iPod and iPod Photo. Apple sold its 200 millionth song through the iTunes Store, and the iMac G5 was introduced. Macs were running OS X Panther. And in July 2004,...

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iPad refresh cycle more closely resembles a Mac than an iPhone

A new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners indicates that the refresh cycle on the iPad is more similar to the Mac than it is to the iPhone. In other words, consumers tend to buy and hold onto iPads much longer than they do...

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So, this exists

I can almost hear the possibilities flying through your heads when you look at the image above. What exactly are we looking at here? It seems to be some sort of metal iPad stand... but what's with the toilet paper? Is it some sort of a joke?...

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The Verge reports possible release of Microsoft Office for iPad and other news from March 17, 2014

This one might be for the rumor mill, but considering OneNote for Mac was released today, The Verge is saying that Microsoft Office for iPad might be released later this month, after members of the media received an invitation to an event on March...

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A nice, sterile eye pad

On a personal note, it's my son's birthday. I know he really wants an iPad. Think he'll appreciate this?...

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