Did you get any sleep on Thursday night? If you were preordering the new iPad mini, chances are you didn’t. That’s because preorders went live at midnight Pacific time in the U.S., which kept a lot of east coasters up pretty late into the night (or early in the morning, depending on your perspective).
So did you preorder one? Were you able to get the order placed at all? Are you going to wait in line instead? Let us know in the poll to the right!
It’s Game Week here at iPad.AppStorm, and all this week we’re going to have tons of reviews, giveaways and other good stuff, all centered around the gaming world!
If there is one thing the iPad is good at, it’s gaming. The 9.7-inch screen is the perfect canvas for any developer to make a killer game. Since us writers really love iPad games, we cover them a lot. Heck, it’s even Game Week here at iPad.AppStorm and iPhone.AppStorm.
With the growing market of games for the iPad, it’s quite hard to sort out the good from the bad. Of course, there will always be the classics that we can rely on, but there are tons of other lesser-known games that are just as great. This roundup brings the best of both worlds together. Did your favorite games make it to the top 50? Find out after the break. (more…)
Summoner Wars is based on the popular card/board game of the same name by Plaid Hat Games. It makes its debut on iOS as the first free app from the developer Playdek, Inc., and takes you into the war-torn world of Itharia as a Summoner of various factions that are battling over the Summoner Stones.
The game is one part deck building — like Magic the Gathering — and one part board game, perhaps with some loose similarities to chess. Decks are built, cards are drawn, armies are summoned and the enemy is faced creating interesting strategical and tactical situations. Use your Summoner Stone after the break. (more…)
We’re doing some research here around these parts, and when comparing the numbers between the iPhone and iPad sites, we get a lot more visitors on the iPhone side of things. It made me wonder how many of our iPhone.AppStorm readers own an iPad, and how many iPad.AppStorm readers own an iPhone.
Here’s my guess: most of our iPad.AppStorm readers own an iPhone (over 50%), but less than 25% of our iPhone.AppStorm readers own an iPad.
So am I right or am I way off base? Let me know in the poll to the right.
Quite a while ago we did an article on Pages for the iPad and now we’re going to be taking a look at another program from the iWork suite — Keynote. Making high quality presentations are now a large part of many people’s lives, be it for work or school, and most of us will have had some experience that has required us to create and deliver a presentation. As a fan of Keynote on the Mac, I was eager to try out Keynote for the iPad and needless to say, it doesn’t disappoint. Read on for a more in-depth look at Keynote for iPad. (more…)
Last week, I asked you what kind of case you used on your iPad, but after the fact I started thinking about cases as a whole. With my original iPad, I never used a case — I still don’t, unless I’m packing it for a trip. With the new iPad, I find my Smart Cover to be part of the reason that it’s so functional. But what about you? Do you use a case on your iPad or do you keep it au naturale? Let us know in the poll to the right!
I treated myself to a new iPad recently, and when I did I was greeted with an option that wasn’t available when I purchased my original iPad: AppleCare+. Turns out that it’s just like AppleCare for any other Apple device, except it covers accidental damage. Plus, if you do drop your iPad, you have to pay $50 to get it fixed.
I passed on the purchase myself, but what about you? Did you buy AppleCare+ for your iPad? Let us know in the poll to the right!
Nearly a year after their hit game Tiny Tower was released, Nimblebit has contributed yet another tycoon-style game to their arsenal. This time around you get to rule the air. Pocket Planes has flown to the top of the App Store charts, but can it fly to the top of ours? Find out after the break. (more…)
When it was decided that I’d become the new editor of iPad.AppStorm, I realized that I had a problem. See, I was an original iPad owner — I waited in line with the rest of the huddled masses for an iPad 3G back in 2010. But since that point, I had upgraded everyone else in the family but myself. My mother had a third-gen iPad, my dad an iPad 2, and even my toddler son partially inherited my mother’s original iPad (she calls it his, but she obviously keeps it well protected). Seemed like the whole family was ahead of me on the curve.
So I went out and made the plunge. Today, I’m the owner of a shiny and new 64 GB iPad with LTE in black. Almost immediately, my head exploded. Turns out I had been smart to wait. If you’ve been waiting to buy an iPad, you should heed my advice: go and buy one now. Let me explain why. (more…)