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Contest Winners Announced for (10) Acrylic Smartphone Coasters


Time’s up!  If you were one of the lucky ones to leave a comment in the original post by 10 PM EST Wednesday, 04/20/16, then you were entered for a chance to win one of (10) Acrylic Smartphone Coasters.  Our lucky winners are…

  • Matt S
  • Nikita
  • Marcia F
  • Tarek
  • Hindie
  • Nancy
  • Trent B
  • Tony
  • Dan B
  • Alyce

Winners, please make sure to keep your eyes on your inbox over the next couple of days for an email with subject header that reads, “iPad Insight Giveaway Winner” with information on your prize!

I want to extend a Thank-You to all of our readers who joined in on the fun this week.  In addition, I want to extend a special thanks to Michael at newPCgadgets for these awesome Acrylic Smartphone Coasters!

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Contest: 10 Free Promo Codes for Notes Plus To Be Won


To Be Won: 10 free promo codes for the Notes Plus app

Contest Deadline: Thursday June 11, 4:00PM US Central

I reviewed Notes Plus last August and I was really impressed with it in terms of it being an excellent productivity app with some great features.

Notes Plus is celebrating it’s 5 year anniversary and the developers have sent us 10 free promo codes for their excellent app.

How to Win

Leave a comment on this post to get one entry for a chance to win.

As I’m addicted to scouring the world for the greatest productivity apps, you can get a bonus entry by naming your top 3 iPad productivity apps.

*** Please include a valid email address with your comment, as that’s where we will send the winners’ promo codes to.

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MLB Manager 2015 Promo Codes Contest: Winners

MLB Manager 2015

Here are our winners for the recent MLB Manager 2015 Promo Codes contest:

Grady, Dave Busch, and James

Winners – please keep an eye on your Inbox and spam folders, as we’ll be emailing you your promo codes very soon.

Thanks to all who took part.

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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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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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iPad Air 2 Giveaway Winner


Long overdue, but also hopefully better late than never, here’s our lucky winner of a new iPad Air 2 – given away as part of marking the 5 year anniversary of this site. Apologies for the delay in announcing this – I was down with flu-like nastiness this week

Faisal Alnwimy

Congratulations Faisal and please keep an eye on your Inbox and spam folders – as I’ll be emailing you very soon to ask for your shipping address to send that iPad to.

Thanks to all of you who commented on the post – there were lots of excellent comments and many that are helpful and useful in terms of what you’d like to see more of and where you’d like to see us improve.

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5 Years, Crazy iPad Insight Numbers, and an iPad Air 2 Giveaway


5 years of iPad Insight

On January 27, 2010 Steve Jobs announced the original iPad. On January 29, the first post on this site was published – there’s a snippet of it in the image above.

Wow. There’s that saying about how time flies when you’re having fun. I guess I’ve had way too much fun then, because these 5 years have flown by. I was fascinated by the iPad right from the start, and had a feeling it might be my ideal mobile device – and I was already a big-time mobile geek. It lived up to and exceeded all my expectations –  and I’ve enjoyed the heck out of using it, singing its praises and showing off its magic to family, friends, work colleagues, and anyone who would allow me to in person. Needless to say, writing about it here on a daily basis has been a great, great pleasure.

Over the years, I’ve posted quite a few times on ‘Crazy iPad Numbers’ – units sold, market share dominance, and more. Today I’ll share some crazy iPad Insight numbers racked up over these first 5 years:

— Over 5,000 posts

— Over 13,000 comments – and nearly 1.5 million spam comments blocked (yuck)

— Over 28 million page views

— 44% of visitor sessions from the iOS operating system coming in as Number 1 by some distance – followed by Windows as the second biggest, and we even have 2.35% from Android OS

— 50.58% of visitors from the US – I love that right about half have been from outside the US

— Male 54.5% – it’s good to see a fairly decent balance on this demographic too

— We’re a featured site on Flipboard and average close to 100,000 monthly active users there

— Our Google+ site page has had over 20 million views

Ok, enough of those. As a small gesture to try to express BIG gratitude to all of you who are iPad Insight readers – we’ll giveaway a new iPad Air 2 next Monday, February 2. Hit the break for details on how to enter for a chance to win that …

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Love iPad Games? Want to Review Them Here?

iPad Games

So it looks as if we’ve got a bit of a job opening here at iPad Insight. Well, a volunteer job anyway – ideally suited for somebody who loves iPad games and loves telling other people about the games they love.

As in, we’d love to find one or two volunteer game reviewers to cover iPad games here. Although this is an unpaid gig, it does have a few notable perks: promo codes for games you review and a chance to build up your reviewing profile on a well-known and respected site for starters.

Here’s the sort of traits we’re looking for in the person or persons who will help us broaden our coverage of iPad games:

— The Obvious: passionate about gaming, and mobile gaming, iPad gaming in particular.

— Gift of the Gab: strong writing skills and perhaps a flair for video reviews too. Some online writing experience is also something we’d like to see.

— Fundamentals: you have to be solid on grammar – no YouTube comments level writing styles accepted.

— Happy to work with our small team here.

That’s about it. If it sounds like you’re a great fit, send us an Intro email to contact AT

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iPad Insight Milestones: 25 Million Page Views


I’ve got an iPad Insight site milestone to share today. Well, actually  I had meant to look out for this number and mark it, but I goofed and I’m noting it a little late. In any case, this site has now had more than 25 million page views.

In fact, as you can see in the screencap above, it now has over 27 million page views.

That’s a big number for a niche site single-focused on the iPad. It still feels a little unreal to see that number, knowing how this site started from ground zero sort of thing.

I’d like to say a big thanks to Thomas Wong, James Potter, Beth Elderkin, Henry Tourtillotte, Fareez Shuib, Sheila Bigel, Teresa España, and Alicia Bankhofer for the articles they’ve written for the site.

And of course a huge thanks to all of you who visit the site and read our articles, on your iPads, desktop PCs, and whichever other devices you use to view our content. There would be no point in, and certainly no joy in, doing this without you. Thanks a million, or even 27 million!

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Contest: 5 promo codes for Notes Plus to be won


UPDATE: All 5 promo codes gobbled up. Thanks for the excellent productivity app suggestions below. Codes to follow for the 5 posters.

If you’ve read the Notes Plus review and you are eager to try the app out, the developers of Notes Plus have kindly given us 5 promo codes.

To get one of the free promo codes, simply reply to this post with the top 3 productivity apps that you use on your iPad currently. Please make sure you comment with a valid email address so the code can be sent to you.

The first 5 valid responses will get a code for Notes Plus. Good luck!

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iOOTP Baseball for iPad Contest: Winners


Thanks to all who participated in our recent contest to win free promo codes for the excellent iOOTP Baseball 2014 Edition for iPad.

Here are our lucky winners:

AlienInCA, Vernitis, and Paul Redmond.

Winners, please check your Inboxes and spam folders, as we’ll be sending out your codes very soon.

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