All posts by 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.

Contest: Win a Free Promo Code for MLB Manager 2015 for iOS

MLb Manager 2015 for iPad

Contest Deadline: Monday May 11, 4:00PM US Central

3 Free Promo Codes for MLB Manager 2015 To Be Won

Wow, it’s been way too long since we had a giveaway contest here – and today we’ve got a sweet one to make up for some lost time. 3 promo codes for THE baseball management SIM game for iPad and iOS – MLB Manager 2015.  If you love the idea of guiding your favorite MLB team to the playoffs and beyond, this is the game for you. It’s in-depth, officially licensed by MLB, and packed with some great new features in the 2015 version.

Here’s a little about the game and the new 2015 version’s features:

Guide your favorite MLB franchise to glory! MLB Manager 2015, officially licensed by and based on the award-winning Out of the Park Baseball series, is the most fun and realistic baseball game ever created for mobile devices.
“With a great menu system driving the entire game, excellent AI, and the ability to micro-manage almost everything you could dream of in a sports game, it’s hard to want anything else of a mobile baseball management sim.” (Touch Arcade)

“The only baseball sim I’ve ever gotten addicted to.” (Curt Schilling)
New features in MLB Manager 2015:
– Each MLB team features its actual 40-man projected Opening Day roster, along with an additional 20-25 top prospects, for a total of 60-65 real players. The player ratings are based on PECOTA by Baseball Prospectus, the best player projection system today.
– Officially licensed by Featuring authentic logos for all MLB franchises, including historical logos!
– Shop-a-Player feature. What will you get in return for players you want to trade away?
– Player Shortlist. Keep track of your favorite players in a single spot.
– Simulate to Date X allows you to advance in time without interruptions.
– Career Stats Leaderboards, listing the best players of all time in your league.
– Improved trading AI
– Plenty of small tweaks & improvements

Hit the jump to see how easy it is to enter for a chance to win …

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Deals: 50% Off SHARKK 15000mAh Dual-Port Power Bank

SHARKK 15000mAh Dual-Port Power Bank


Our featured deal today is a hefty 50% off the SHARKK 15000mAh Dual-Port Power Bank. This is very handsome, lightweight battery pack to provide that essential extra battery mileage to our iPads and smartphones.  50% off means you can grab it for $29.99, instead of it standard $60 price tag.

Here’s a little of what you need to know about this cool looking battery pack and its key features:

This rock-surface battery pack is just what you need to stay charged no matter what the day brings. TheSHARKK packs tons of power and includes optimized outputs for charging both tablets and phones. With convenient dual-ports for simultaneous charging, the SHARKK is guaranteed to be your rock through thick and thin.

  • Sleek, compact & versatile rock-surface design
  • 15000mAh battery for up to 6 full iPhone charges or 4 charges for Samsung devices
  • LED light indicators display power status & remaining charge level
  • Dual USB ports allow for simultaneous device charging (5V/1A, Port B: 5V/2.1A)
  • To see full specs and details, or to place an order, check out this IPad Insight Deals page.

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    iPad Art: The Dragon vs. The Bavarians

    The Dragon vs The Bavarians iPad painting

    Here’s our featured iPad painting for this weekend. It’s titled ‘The Dragon vs. The Bavarians’ and is the work of José António Fundo.

    Here is the artist’s own little back story for this iPad painting:

    Adonit, Sketchbook Ink and Sketchbook Pro on iPad.

    Celebrating the 3-1 victory of FCPorto over Bayern München.

    I think it’s a great, fun bit of celebrating your favorite team’s victory. Too bad about that second leg though, where the Bavarians triumphed.

    You can see more of this artist’s work at his José António Fundo Flickr stream.

    To enjoy even more great iPad paintings, check out our own iPad Art section.

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    Bushel: Manage and protect your Apple devices anytime from anywhere

    Bushel MDM

    Thanks to Bushel for being a site sponsor this week. Their MDM (mobile device management) service looks excellent. I’ll definitely be keeping it in mind for any of my day job clients who are deploying Apple devices.

    The service’s key features include  tracking of device inventory, easy distribution of apps, device security management, corporate email configuration, and more.

    It’s aimed at letting business owners focus on their business, while making device management easy.

    Check out the Bushel site for lots more detail on their features, advantages, and pricing.

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    Deals: 10% Off WatchStand Apple Watch Charging Dock


    Today’s featured deal is for a handy looking Apple Watch companion from Griffin Technology. It’s the WatchStand Apple Watch Charging Dock, available for $26.99 – 10% off its standard $30 price. Here’s the quick intro to the WatchStand and its feature list:

    We can’t predict the future, but you and your Apple Watch are bound to be inseparable. Keep it close while it charges thanks to this sleek, convenient charging dock and stand. WatchStand seamlessly holds the magnetic Apple charging cord in place, so you can simply lay your watch against the cradle and get charging.

    • Holds your Apple Watch at an easily viewable angle as it charges
    • Keeps the charging cable in place & ready to charge
    • Hides excess cable length inside its post
    • Stays in place on a desk or tabletop w/ non-slip base & no-scratch padding
    • Holds iPhone on its molded base

    You can see more detail (including a product video) and place an order at this iPad Insight Deals page.

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    (Sponsor) Bushel: Simple, Cloud-based Management for Apple Devices in the Workplace


    For some people, IT is a task and not a career. Bushel is a simple-to-use cloud-based tool that anyone can leverage to manage the Apple devices in their workplace. Bushel allows you to easily set-up and protect all of the devices that you distribute to your team, or those that your team already has. Provide access to company email accounts, automatically install work apps to every device all at once, and separate and protect your team’s personal data from company data. If a device is ever lost or stolen, you can remotely lock it or wipe company data completely.

    All wrapped into one seamless interface so you can manage those devices when you want, wherever you are. Bushel makes the complex simple, so you can focus on what matters most. Your first three devices are free forever, and each additional device is just $2 per month with no contracts or commitments. Learn more at

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    iPad Art: Round Midnight

    Round Midnight iPad Painting

    “Round Midnight’ is the title of today’s featured iPad painting.  It was created by Helene Goldberg using the ArtRage iPad painting app.

    I think this one makes you think about jazz or blues and late nights and music at midnight – and those are some fine things to think about.

    You can see more of Helene Goldberg’s excellent artwork at her hgberk Flickr stream.

    And of course you can check out lots more incredible iPad paintings in our iPad Art section.

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    Deals: 30% off the Tego 3-in-1 MFi-Certified Cable

    Tego 3 in 1 MFi Certified Cable

    This ‘Power Trio’ Cord Charges Your Micro-USB, Lightning & Apple 30-Pin Devices

    Today’s featured deal is a versatile 3-in-1 charging cord that should work with the vast majority of popular mobile devices. It’s the Tego 3-in-1 MFi-Certified Cable – on offer for $20.99 – 30% off its normal price of $30.

    Here’s the skinny on what this handy cord brings to the table and some of its standout features:

    Do you always have your smartphone, e-reader, and trusty iPod on hand? Now you can easily power them all with one simple cord. The Tego includes USB to micro USB, Lighting, and 30-pin adapters; i.e. you’ll have a hard time finding a device from the past 5 years this handy cable won’t charge.

    • Certified through Apple’s MFi program for guaranteed safe charging
    • Includes:
      • USB to micro USB tip
      • USB to Apple 30-pin adapter (older Apple devices)
      • USB to Lightning adapter
    • Cut down on cluttered cables

    You can see more details and place an order at this iPad Insight Deals page.

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    iPad Art: Steph Curry Portrait

    Steph Cury iPad Painting

    This iPad portrait of the presumed MVP and definite MEP (Most Entertaining Player) in the NBA this year, Steph Curry, is our featured iPad painting today.

    It was created by Google+ user Devin Booker, using an iPad mini and the Procreate app. I actually cheated a little here and screen captured the final image from Booker’s iPad speed painting video on YouTube.

    I hope Booker may decide to provide a final version and then I’ll replace the above image.

    In any case, I love this portrait of Steph Curry, who has been my favorite basketball player to watch ever since he was tearing up March Madness with Davidson.

    To see lots more excellent iPad paintings, take a look through our iPad Art section.

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    iPad Insight: New Look

    iPad Insight New Look

    As some of you may have already noticed, iPad Insight has a fresh new look today.  The site’s design hadn’t changed in a number of years and it was time for a refresh.

    The new theme we’ve chosen highlights more featured posts, consolidates our site logo and navigation bar areas, and works beautifully on the iPad and mobile devices in general (as you’ll see any time you switch to the desktop theme on your devices). It also offers a cleaner look all round.

    We’ve only just made the final theme changeover late last night – so please bear with us as we iron out some kinks with it over the next few days.

    I hope you’ll like the new theme and that it will help you to continue enjoying our insight on all things iPad.

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