About Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

Deals: VOXOA HD Wireless Stereo Headphones at More than 50% Off

Voxoa HD Wireless Stereo Headphones

Experience Auditory Nirvana w/ Premium Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones

Voxoa HD Wireless Stereo Headphones are our latest featured deal – at over 50% off. They’re on offer for just $69.99, down from $150.

Here’s the brief Intro and key features list for these great looking wireless headphones:

Critics are raving about the VOXOA Headphones’ CD-quality sound featuring 64 ohm speakers. With a foldable, compact design and clear HD voice audio for taking calls, VOXOA provides a top-of-the-line, wireless listening experience, no matter what’s on your playlist.

  • State-of-the-art speakers for airy highs, smooth midranges & full-bodied bass
  • Wireless streaming with Bluetooth 4.0
  • Embedded NFC for effortless pairing/connection
  • AAC decoder to play from iPhone, iPad, YouTube & more
  • AptX codecs for real-time, CD-quality streaming
  • HD voice, echo cancellation & microphone for hands-free calls
  • Long-lasting rechargeable battery
  • Ultra-comfortable design

Check out more details and place an order at this iPad Insight Deals page.

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iPad Art: A Portrayal of Their Love

iPad painting a Portrayal of Their Love

Our featured iPad painting this weekend is titled ‘A Portrayal of Their Love’. It’s the work of Woon Tien David Chong – and here is his brief description of his iPad finger painting:

A portrayal of their love.” An original iPad finger painting of Mr and Mrs Lee done with Procreate app. A tribute to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of Singapore, and forever a source of inspiration to Singaporeans.

I like that this iPad painting feels full of love and happiness.

I’m ashamed to say I had not even heard of Lee Kuan Yew before seeing this painting. A quick read of just his Wikipedia page has taught me that he was a hugely impressive man. And that just makes this piece even more compelling.

To see more of Woon Tien David Chong’s excellent iPad paintings, check out his Facebook art page.

And of course if you’d like to see lots more beautiful iPad paintings from a number of superb iPad artists, then you need to take a look at our own iPad Art section.

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iPad Art: Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad iPad painting

Today’s featured iPad painting is titled ‘Breaking Bad’ and it’s a powerful portrait if Walter White, aka Heisenberg. Here’s the brief background detail on it from the artist himself, Jon Cappuccino:

original ipad painting , created freehand using artrage on ipad 2

It’s great to see he’s still getting good use out of an iPad 2, the 2011 generation of the iPad.

I love how this portrait brings out the scarier, darker side of Walter White.

You can check out more of this artist’s work at his Jono Cappuccino Flickr stream.

If you’re keen to see even more lovely iPad paintings from a number of great iPad artists, take a spin around our own iPad Art section.

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Notable New iPad Apps: Civil War: 1863 Gold

Civil War 1863 Gold iPad game

Civil War: 1863 Gold is a brand new version of the original Civil War: 1863 iPad game, with all the campaigns and downloadable content from the original game with no In-App purchases.

This new app should make a lot of users and potential users of the game happy, as you get the whole game for a one-time payment of $9.99 – which offers a good savings over buying the original at $4.99 and then paying around $12 for all the additional campaigns.

This is one of the more simple, fun strategic war games for the iPad. I did a review of Civil War: 1863 for iPad a few years back and was very impressed with it – and I remain a big fan of the iPad war games put out by HUnted Cow Studios.

Here’s a little slice of the App Store description for Civil War: 1863 Gold, and some of its content and features:

Relive iconic battles of the American Civil War. Take command of both the Union and Confederate forces in this exciting turn-based strategy game from the developers behind the international top-selling Tank Battle: 1944 and Ancient Battle: Rome.
New features for version 2.0 include combat analysis, strategic movement, map zoom and combat improvements.
Key Features:
● 8 Mission ‘First Strike’ Campaign.
● 5 Mission ‘To Arms!’ Campaign.
● 6 Mission ‘Stalemate’ Campaign.
● 8 Mission ‘Hoorah!’ Campaign.
● 8 Mission ‘Rebel Yell’ Campaign
● 8 Mission ‘Victory Road’ Campaign
● 8 Mission ‘Last Stand’ Campaign.
● 8 Mission ‘Grand Command’ Campaign.
● 8 Mission ‘Leviathan’ Campaign.
● 8 Mission ‘Arsenal’ Campaign.
● Includes battles based on historic events.
● Play the missions as either Union or Confederate.
● 8 Unique Civil War Units:
- Infantry with Muskets.
- Infantry with Rifled Muskets.
- Artillery.
- Generals.
- Wagons.
- Naval Gunboats.
- Dismounted and Mounted Cavalry.
● Changeable unit formations and tactics.
● Generals can attach to units to increase morale.
● More capable Veteran units and unreliable raw units.
● 3 difficulty settings.


● Detailed Combat Analysis. 


● Flank Attacks
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● Map Zoom
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● Strategic Movement. 




● Game Center Achievements and Leaderboards.
 


● Universal App (Works on iPhone & iPad)!
● 5 Pass & Play two player scenarios.
● Hours of Gameplay!

And here’s an App Store link for Civil War: 1863 Gold.

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iPad App of the Week: CARROT Weather – Talking Forecast Robot

Greetings Meatbag

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 CARROT Weather – Talking Forecast Robot -  a wise-cracking, snark serving ‘weatherbot’ in the form of an iPad app.

Now there are plenty of very good iPad weather apps – from those with beautiful still and video imagery to others with copious amounts of detailed maps and comprehensive weather information. But … CARROT Weather serves up the weather with a healthy dose of sarcasm and humor – and that’s quite a nice new spin on a weather app.

Right from the first time you launch it CARROT Weather sets the tone – as you can see in the screencap above – with its ‘Greetings meatbag’ message. It follow that up by letting you know it needs just a moment while it is ‘meteorologizing’.

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iPad Art: Between Dream and Believe

Today’s featured iPad painting is ‘Between Dream and Believe’ – what a great title. It was created by Hotel Midnight, aka Deborah McMillion. Here’s the brief description / backstory from the artist herself: THE BIG BLUE Somewhere out in the Milky way a signpost recalls another get away at the Outer or Twilight. If only […]

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iPad Art: Chill Zen

Our featured iPad painting this weekend is ‘Chill Zen’, created by nini_nini. I’m always a sucker for a painting of a handsome dog, and this one absolutely fits the bill. I love the colors of the dog’s fur and how well he or she evokes the Chill Zen feeling. It gives me a peaceful feeling […]

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iPad App of the Week: Instacart

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 […]

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iPad Art: Johnny English

Our featured iPad painting today is titled ‘Johnny English’ – based on the secret agent spoof movie character played by Rowan Atkinson. This is the work of Álvaro Tajada Portalo, shared to our iPad Insight Flickr group. I think this paining captures that deer in the headlights look that Atkinson is so good at. You […]

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