Deals: Power Vault 18000mAh Portable Battery Pack at Over 70% Off

Power Vault 18000mAH

Charge 2 USB-Compatible Devices at Once. Don’t Let Your Battery Slow Life Down.

Battery life can be the bane of your existence if you’re a heavy mobile user, so a big ‘ol reserve supply on hand can be a very good thing. That’s what the Power Vault 18000mAh Portable Battery Pack offers – and it’s our featured deal today at over 70% off its normal price. So you can grab it for $29.99 instead of the standard $109.

Here’s the elevator pitch for this Power Vault powerhouse:

Get the max bang for your buck with this robust, super-slim power bank packed with 18,000mAh of battery juice. Charge your smartphone, tablet, or both at the same time, so you can stay charged on the road.

  • Lightweight & compact
  • Two USB charging stations
  • Rechargeable 18,000mAh battery
  • Sleek aluminum case

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iPad App of the Week: Vesper

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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 Vesper, a simple, clean and fun to use note-taking and idea collecting app.

Vesper is the creation of John Gruber, of Daring Fireball and Markdown fame, and his colleagues at Q Branch. It’s been a popular and critically acclaimed app on the iPhone for almost two years and as of yesterday it has a lovely new iPad version.

Here’s the Vesper Intro and sort of mission statement on its App Store page

Vesper is a simple and elegant tool for collecting notes, ideas, things to do — anything you want to remember. Organize your notes whatever way comes naturally to you, without complications. Vesper’s focus is on how it feels to use.

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Game review: Space Marshals for iPad

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Space Marshals for iPad is a top-down shooter that pulls you in quickly and will have you surprised when you next look up at the clock. It has great arcade graphics, easy-to-learn controls, and plentiful levels for you to explore while you accomplish missions and avoid the bad guys.

In Space Marshals you play a western-style marshal, complete with six-shooter and ten-gallon hat. You’re on an alien planet, hunting down escapees from a prison break. An AI computer and various human characters show up along the way to help you through a series of missions, each taking place on a different part of the planet. For example, in an early mission, you sneak around a base, trying to disable tracking radar so you and your buddy can make a clean getaway in a stolen ship. A helpful overview map stays in the top right of the screen giving you a condensed view of the level and your goals.

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How to configure your Location Services on your iPad

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Privacy is a big deal–especially these days.  Luckily with iOS 8 you’ve got options when it comes to personalizing your privacy settings.  One of  the more configureable settings within Privacy is Location Services.  Location based services are a hot topic these days, especially as we become more and more dependent on our mobile devices to navigate through our roads and our lives.  As with any service, the more informed we are about our choices the better prepared we will be to make decisions.

Here’s how you configure your own Location Services on your iPad.  First, open Settings–> Privacy–> Location Services.  If not already on, slide the tab over to activate.  Location services use Bluetooth and crowd sourced Wi-fi locations to determine your location, so obviously these settings need to be turned on as well to best determine your location.

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WordPress 4.8 for iPad: The WYSIWYG Editor Saves The Day!

After suffering through years and years of an incredibly shoddy interface, I’m really happy to announce that the iOS WordPress app is now fun to use. Not only does the app now have a great what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) post editor, but image uploads and previews are now usable as well!

Previous versions of the app required you to enter text in raw HTML. There were a few shortcut buttons to add things like links or rich text tags, but for the most part, I’d write posts in Markdown using other apps (like iA Writer Pro) and paste the raw HTML into WordPress. I’ll actually probably still do that because I like keeping my writing drafts elsewhere, but the new WordPress WYSIWYG editor really just works. For bloggers who prefer to just write and have software take care of formatting, this is awesome.

Another killer part of the update is that images now upload in-line. Every version before this one would append images to the butt end of the post, which meant that I’d have to repeatedly scroll to the bottom of the page when I wanted to attach multiple images. Adding images in-line as I edit my posts just makes sense — and is a much more enjoyable experience.

Finally, I’d like to add that the preview functionality now works properly for me. Instead of seeing a borderless, formless, double-spaced version of the article I’d just written, I can now preview posts just as you readers will see them. 

I’ve enjoyed writing on the iPad for a number of years now, but posting from iOS has always been a pain with the first-party WordPress app. As of two days ago and the release WordPress 4.8, writing and blogging on the iPad just got a whole lot better.

Here’s an App Store link for WordPress; it’s FREE to download and use, so if you’re a blogger, you’ll want to pick this up immediately.

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How to set-up and configure Notifications on your iPad

Notification Center has an all new look in iOS 8.  Configuring how and which notifications you receive from your arsenal of downloaded apps doesn’t have to be rocket science.  If you are new to iOS, are having difficulties setting up notifications on your iPad, or you have no idea what Notification Center is all about–you’ve […]

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Pixelbite Reckless Racing bundle for iPad

If you like casual/arcade racing games for the iPad like I do, the Reckless Racing titles might be familiar to you. Pixelmate, the makers of the Reckless Racing series is offering all five of their racing games as a $4.99 bundle in the App Store right now, a $7.99 value. Best of all, if you […]

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How to set-up and use Do-Not-Disturb on your iPad

One of the lesser known feature settings in iOS is Do-Not-Disturb.  First introduced in iOS 6, Do-Not-Disturb is a very useful utility that is easy to configure, and provides users with one unique function.  iPad users can choose when and what notifications and calls they receive.  Here’s how to set-upon your iPad. Open the Settings […]

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iPad Art: Mis árboles

Today’s featured iPad painting is ‘Mis árboles’, My Trees in English. It is the work of Albert Viladrosa, done with the Paper by FiftyThree app on the iPad. I always enjoy Viladrosa’s light, abstract style and especially his colors. This one is just a lovely little tree. You can enjoy more of his iPad painting […]

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