iPad Art: Watercolor Tiger

iPad Painting Watercolor Tiger

Today’s featured iPad painting is this beautiful watercolor style painting of a tiger. It was created by Flickr member whytnie2006, who offers these details on it:

Tiger watercolor painting. Used artrage, nomad brush

I’ve always thought big cats, and tigers in particular, are among the most magnificent looking creatures on the planet – and I love how this image conveys some of that beauty and magnificence.

You can see more of whytnie2006’s lovely iPad artwork at this Flickr stream.

And of course you can check out lots more great iPad paintings in the iPad Art section of iPad Insight.

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Office 365 Personal: Lower, $69 per Year Option for iPad Users

Microsoft Office 365 Personal

This week Microsoft has launched Office 365 Personal – a new flavor of Office 365 that makes it more affordable for iPad users and others who don’t need to install it on a large number of devices. It’s priced at $69 per year – about 30% off the standard $99 annual subscription.

Office 365 Personal subscription allows installation on one iPad or Windows tablet, and installation on one Mac or Windows PC. The $99 standard Office 365 allows for installs on up to 5 supported PCs and tablet devices.

The Office 365 Personal subscription provides the latest versions of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access; full editing features on the Office iPad apps, 7GB of OneDrive cloud storage, and automatic upgrades on the Office applications.

This is a very good move by Microsoft to release this new version of Office 365. This should lead to a lot more sales to iPad users, and to many users who don’t need to install these apps on more than a couple of devices.

You can see more details and buy Office 365 Personal via Microsoft or at Amazon for the same price.

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iPad App of the Week – Ancient Battle: Alexander

Ancient Battle Alexander for iPad

iPad apps are, and have always been, a big part of what makes the iPad such a powerful device. Great apps, and unique apps that you just don’t find anywhere else, are one of the hallmark features of the iPad. They have been since Day 1, and scores of great developers and publishers continue to produce apps that are exclusively for the iPad. Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday.

This week’s pick is Ancient Battle: Alexander, a very cool new strategy war game from Hunted Cow Studios. Hunted Cow have been bringing some excellent war games to the iPad for years now. I did a review of the Civil War: 1863 iPad game back in 2012.

I enjoyed the heck out of that game and I’ve happily bought and played a Civil War follow-up and a couple of World War II tank games they’ve released over the last couple years. Ancient Battle: Alexander is their latest release and covers one of the great military leaders of ancient times – Alexander the Great.

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Cool Things: Evernote Business Notebook by Moleskine

This Evernote Business Notebook by Moleskine really looks impressive, from the concept through to the slick set of features. It’s not for me because after years of pounding away on mobile and fill-size keyboards is shockingly terrible and all but unreadable. For anyone with even barely legible handwriting this might be well worth a look.

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Mobile Cloth – The Answer to a Grubby iPad

My thanks once again to Mobile Cloth for being a site sponsor this week. I’m a long-time big fan of these cleaning cloths for the iPad and all my touch screen devices. Check out the excellent video above, done by my friend and colleague here Thomas Wong, which really shows off how well these work.

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NBA Game Time for iPad Updated for the Playoffs

NBA Game Time for iPad 2013-2014 was updated yesterday, to Version 5.3. This update is specifically for the NBA Playoffs, which tip off today. Here are the changes in this update: It’s that time of year again, NBA Game Time has been updated for the 2014 NBA Playoffs. We’ve added a live playoff bracket showing [...]

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Notable New iPad Apps: iOOTP Baseball 2014

iOOTP Baseball 2014 is the latest, greatest version of the excellent baseball management game for the iPad and iOS. It hit the App Store yesterday and it’s got quite a nice set of new features for this year’s edition, including: • Real Opening Day 2014 rosters. Every player on every major league team is available, [...]

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Fantastical 2 for iPad Review

A lot of iPad apps falsely tout that they’ve been re-imagined for the tablet form factor, when they’re really just reconfigured versions of their iPhone counterparts. Fantastical 2 for iPad is refreshing because it’s the real deal. This app takes the best concepts from Fantastical on the iPhone and Mac — the DayTicker, list, and [...]

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Sponsor: Grungy iPad Screen, Read On

Mobile Cloth is extending this offer due to high demand! MOBiLE CLOTH wants you to be happy with your iPad and other devices. With a few swipes dry or damp you will see your retina display in all it’s glory again! Did you know that MC removes up to 98% of germs with no chemicals? [...]

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