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.

NBA Game Time for iPad Updated for the Playoffs

NBA Game Time for iPad

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 status for each series and the most recent games.
For each series there is also a series hub, which includes:
• Series Status
• Series Videos
• Series Schedule
• Series Leaders
• Series Notification Toggle

Good stuff, especially for those times where a game you really want to see is not on TV or you just can’t be around a TV. As always, I’m looking forward to the playoffs – and this is a great app to help me keep up with them.

Here’s an App Store link for NBA Game Time 2013-2014; it’s a free app.

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Notable New iPad Apps: iOOTP Baseball 2014

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, along with the top 20 minor league prospects for each team. Major league player ratings are based on PECOTA by Baseball Prospectus, the best player projection system available today.

• Player Editor. Players can edit everything from names and biographical information to hitting, fielding, and pitching ratings.

• Improved AI, including a direct port of the new player evaluation AI from OOTP 15

• Retina display support

• iOS 7 support (iOS 4.3 is the minimum required)

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Fandango Movies iPad App Updated: New Spotlight Carousel, New Icon, and More

Fandango Movies iPad app

The best movies app for the iPad just got another great update yesterday. Fandango Movies has a new icon, a very cool new Spotlight carousel feature, and a few more nice improvements.

Here’s the short but very sweet change list for Version 6.0 of Fandango Movies for iPad:

We’ve made your Fandango mobile experience even more exciting. Check out our latest updates:
• The Spotlight carousel now available for both iPhone and iPad!
• Our brand new look features visual enhancements to movie pages, theater lists, as well as a new rating system and easy-to-spot ticketing information icons
• Sign in to your Fandango account using Facebook or Google+ (iPhone only; iPad coming soon). Don’t have an account yet? Create one now for one-tap purchases and to save your favorite theaters.

Fandango has been an excellent iPad app as long as I can remember. It makes it quick and easy to find a great movie, check out when it’s showing in nearby theaters, choose seats and book tickets right within the app. This is a very nice update to this already stellar app.

Here’s an App Store link for Fandango Movies; it’s a free app and a universal app designed to run on both iPad and iPhone.

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Age of Empires: World Domination Coming to iPad and iOS this Summer

Age of Empires World Domination

Age of Empires: World Domination will be the first title from the classic Age of Empires real-time strategy franchise to hit the iPad and iOS. It’s due for release this summer, and it looks pretty great in an early trailer video.

It lets you choose from any of the game’s 4 most popular civilizations – the Celts, Vikings, Franks, or Huns – to do battle online in multiplayer combat.

I was a huge Age of Empires fan back in the day, so I’ll be curious to see how well it translates to the iPad. Here’s that trailer video for Age of Empires: World Domination for mobile:

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iPad Art: Black Widow

This week’s featured iPad painting is ‘Black Widow’ by Rafael Co. Here’s a little background about this image, courtesy of the artist himself – note the link to the video showing the painting being made: “Black Widow” Reference photo is from a movie poster of “The Avengers”. Drawn on the iPad using Procreate app. Here’s [...]

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