DataMan Pro for iPad has just been updated and is on sale today at $2.99, down from its standard $4.99.
The app was updated yesterday to Version 8.2, with the big new feature being landscape support for the iPad. It has also added a shake gesture to return to the Today view and 24 hour clock support.
DataMan Pro makes it easy to keep track of your data usage and avoid overage charges. It offers far more detail than the built-in information given in the Settings app under Cellular Data. I especially like its ability to give you a breakdown of data usage by individual apps. Other notable features include:
Smart Forecast. The advanced Forecast predicts if you’ll stay within your data cap. And tells you in brilliant colors.
Real-time tracking. Your latest statistics are retrieved directly and immediately from iOS. No more waiting for your carrier to update.
・ Track cellular (LTE/4G/3G) and Wi-Fi
・ Show usage alerts in Notification Center
・ Four custom alert thresholds
・ Auto reset on bill cycle date
・ Red percentage badge on app icon
・ Reliable, installed by millions of users
・ Secure and private, no VPN, no login
・ Support many data plan types
・ Work with all carriers
・ Map where you used data
・ Stunning themes
Here’s an App Store link for DataMan Pro for iPad.
Today’s iPad Art is from an iPad artist whose work I’ve recently discovered on Flickr and I’m captivated by – her Flickr handle is Hotel Midnight. I know all (or certainly most) images have some backstory behind them, but Hotel Midnight’s stories just leap off the page for me – her paintings feel like books with a killer first few sentences that have you gripped right away.
Anyway, my words don’t begin to do her artwork any justice – but luckily hers absolutely do, so I will share them here. The painting above is titled ‘My Life in Art’ – here’s the description:
A life of drawings. I’ve been doing them as long as I remember. I kept them, ripped them up, sold pages, and thankfully saved some. Not everything I did was “fine” art. I reserve the right to trash my work. Whenever I haven’t it has come back to haunt me like Banquo’s ghost at the table. Now my iPad allows me to have my cake and eat it, too.
I don’t know which I love more – the image or the words.
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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 our picks via the link at the end of this post and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.
This week’s pick is Makr, which offers a great set of tools and templates to help you make your own professional looking printed designs. Here’s a bit of its App Store intro:
Made exclusively for iPad to bring sophisticated design tools – dominated by professional studios until now – to the maker’s workshop and DIYer’s home. Create materials for entertaining and special events, small business branding, and home and kitchen use to enhance your milestones or everyday moments.
With Makr, make invitations, stickers, business cards, postcards, labels, tags, recipe cards, announcements, stationery, greeting and holiday cards, and more. Choose from a variety of endlessly customizable templates for Parties, Business, Wedding, Baby, Holiday, and Home.
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The WWF Together iPad app was updated this week, to Version 1.5. The big addition in this update is a new animal story – Dolphins.
It’s both exciting and sad to see dolphins added to this superb app. It’s exciting because as always the photos in the new animal story are spectacular and the story helps to draw attention to the threats to the species, but it’s sad to see so many beautiful and impressive creatures are now endangered species.
Overall the experience is always positive with WWF Together though – as it’s a beautiful app supporting a great organization that’s working hard to save these animals. It is a past pick for Best Free iPad App of the Week and a big favorite of mine.
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Today is Black Friday and of course that means that in amongst all the general madness and chaos there are an enormous number of sales on iPads and iPad related products. I’m not going to try to reinvent the wheel in terms of comprehensive roundups of all the great iPad related bargains to be had; instead I’ll share a couple of links to good ones and a handful of individual sales that have really caught my eye.
Deals on iPads, iPhones, Macs, and Accessories from 9to5Mac: http://ipadinsight.com/sponsor-posts/sponsor-polaris-office-for-ipad-on-sale-for-80-off-just-99-cents/
Big list of iOS apps and games on sale at 148 Apps: http://www.148apps.com/news/black-friday-app-sale-apps-games-sale-iphone-ipad/
20% off all iPad cases at Pad & Quill: http://www.padandquill.com/black-friday.html
20% off all iPad cases (and everything site-wide) at Portenzo: http://shop.portenzo.com/
20% (apparently the magic number) on iPad cases and everything else at Marblue: http://www.gomarblue.com/#
The Elements in Action iPad / universal app 50% off: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-elements-in-action/id739281034
The Elements a Visual Exploration – down from $13.99 to $8.99: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/elements-visual-exploration/id364147847
Terminology 3 down from $2.99 to $1.99: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/terminology-3/id687798859
Many of these may well run through this weekend too.
Of course there are plenty more good deals out there, but hopefully the links above will be a good head start on finding lots of good ones.