Today’s featured deal is the 10 Ft. Apple-Certified MFi Lightning Cable – the handy charging cable that will help you keep your iPad charged even from across the room. It’s on offer for $18.99 – a full 52% off its standard $40 price tag.
Few things are more annoying than having a charge cable for the iPad or another favorite mobile device not reach comfortably to where your device is. So having a 10 foot lightning cable around for those occasions where you need a little extra stretch is a very good thing.
Here’s a little of the intro for this handy iPad accessory and its compatibility details:
With this handy Apple MFi-certified 10-foot cable in your tech arsenal, you’ll never have to compromise your chillaxing multi-tasking again. It can easily stretch across the room to conveniently give you power wherever you decide to be.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT
Let’s face it, the stock Lightning cable that comes with your iPhone is just too short. This 10 ft. (3M) cable is just downright more convenient, and who doesn’t appreciate that?
- iPhone Models: iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, & iPhone 5s
- iPad Models: iPad w/Retina display, iPad mini, iPad mini w/Retina display, & iPad Air
- iPod Models: iPod nano 7th Generation, iPod touch 5th Generation, & iPod touch 5th Generation
You can see more details and place an order for the 10 Ft. Apple-Certified MFi Lightning Cable at this iPad Insight Deals page.
We are all used to interfacing with a computer through mouse, keyboard, and in more recent times, touchscreen. Osmo has created an educational game system that allows you to interface with the iPad through physical objects. It’s a new way of using the iPad to engage children in learning and it is as close to a magical experience as I have come using an iPad. [click to continue reading…]
‘Cottage’ is the title of today’s featured iPad painting.
It’s the work of Rafeal Co, aka Raffy or Cheeky Raffy, created using the Procreate app.
I always love how so much seems to be going on in Raffy’s paintings, although this one is little less hectic than many others of his. The colors are what have me fascinated with this one. They’re powerful and create a bit of a feeling of foreboding as well.
You can check out more of Raffy’s excellent work at his Rafael Co Flickr stream.
If you’d like to explore lots more beautiful iPad paintings from a number of great iPad artists, take a look at our own iPad Art section here at iPad Insight.
Penultimate 6 has had a pretty rough start. I like the cleaner look of the app, which matches iOS 8 a lot more. It’s also a good step to represent each notebook as a giant scrolling list of pages, which makes more sense in a digital format.
Unfortunately, the praise ends there.
Penultimate is marketed as this tech-laced love letter to the art and form of handwriting, but there are other apps that do a much better job of simulating the feeling of putting pen to paper. The writing experience in Penultimate just isn’t smooth on my Air 2, and the Jot Script can often miss strokes as I try to write in Drift Mode.
I really want to love Penultimate, but have always been disappointed with, even back before Evernote bought it. It’s a great concept and could do wonderfully with Evernote’s handwriting recognition, but their inking engine just seems nowhere near as good as some other apps. Paper and Noteshelf, for example, do a much better job of quickly drawing smooth lines.
It’s good that Evernote is acknowledging what a bungle the initial 6.0 update was and I’m glad to see them responding so quickly, but until the engine itself is overhauled, I just don’t see any use for Penultimate on my iPad. I’ll be sticking solely with Paper until something better comes along.
Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.
Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all out picks below and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.
This week’s pick is Healthy Recipes by SparkRecipes for iPad, which I’m going to shorten to Healthy Recipes in the rest of this post to try to keep my wrists healthy. The app’s name lets you know what’s on offer – a great collection of healthy recipes – over 500,000 in fact – from SparkRecipes.com, which is touted as the world’s largest healthy recipes site.
I’m just about the perfect target audience for this app, because I’m continually trying to eat healthier but my cooking skills are pretty much non-existent. There are a huge number of cooking and cookbook apps for the iPad and I’ve looked at and installed quite a few of them. Healthy Recipes has been the one that gave me a good comfort level quickly and didn’t scare me off.
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