iPad App of the Week: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Dual Destinies

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Great apps make great platforms, and iOS and iPad are a great proof of that. One of the most captivating things about the iPad is the incredible range of great apps we are able to use and enjoy on Apple’s tablet. Each Saturday we share a favorite outstanding app as iPad App of the Week.

I was surprised and delighted to find Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Dual Destinies available on the App Store yesterday. I really loved the series of Phoenix Wright games on the Nintendo DS and 3DS. Yes, the series is a bit formulaic and the basic gameplay of questioning witnesses and finding evidence at crime scenes hasn’t changed much, but the dialogue is always spot-on and the storyline would usually keep me up for hours.

The game feels like it snuck onto the front page carousel, and the iTunes reviews say that it’s the very best port yet. The older Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD is a functional set of games, but they feel like literal cut-and-paste jobs of the Nintendo DS versions. Dual Destinies, on the other hand, looks right at home on the iPad.

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Back to School with an iPad? 5 ways to go paperless this term.

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Back to School. The phrase that strikes horror into students (and teachers) of all ages up and down the land. Back in the day, there was the excitement of writing neatly on the first page of your new exercise book, and then slightly less so on the second page which was not quite so nicely padded on all those leaves of fresh paper. Now, many students are just as likely to walk into the classroom with a piece of tech as they are with a pencil case. Here are the top 5 cost effective, paper busting productivity apps for a student going back to school in 2014 armed with an iPad, in no particular order. [click to continue reading…]

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Contest: 5 promo codes for Notes Plus to be won

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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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Deals: Lifetime Access To Over 5,000 Adobe Training Videos at Over 80% Off

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Today’s featured deal is a great-looking one for anyone looking to develop or hone their web design skills. On offer is lifetime access to a huge library of over 5,000 Adobe training videos – at just $79, 84% its standard $500 price.

Here’s some of the introduction to and features of this offer:

An invaluable resource for web and graphic designers, these award-winning Adobetraining courses cover a wide variety of topics to get you up and running with unfamiliar software or in a new programming language.

Membership provides full access to all training courses on the site, complete with exercise files and certificates. Each video is professionally produced, edited, and backed by Adobe systems, so you’re getting the best instruction there is.

With full lifetime access to over 5000 video courses, you’ll brush up on what Adobe and other Web Design elements have to offer. Gain advanced knowledge by covering every corner of the Adobe product suite.

  • Learn Adobe Software (from an Adobe-Authorized Training Partner) and related technologies
  • All Adobe courses updated for Creative Cloud 2014
  • Courses for beginners to advanced users
  • Print a certificate of completion
  • Watch movies and courses at your own pace
  • All course files included with membership
  • This purchase is good for all current and future courses
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Lightroom
  • Flash
  • Dreamweaver
  • ColdFusion
  • Edge Products
  • Muse
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • WordPress
  • Premiere
  • Audition
  • And more programs added frequently

To see more details or place an order, visit this iPad Insight Deals page.

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Kingston’s MobileLite Reader Looks Like A Great Way To Effectively Expand iPad Storage

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Here’s a really cool accessory I read about on Tools and Toys: the Kingston MobileLite Wireless Flash Reader. The iPad lacks any sort of expandable storage, but the MobileLite allows you to work around this by pairing with over Wi-Fi. Once paired, you can use the MobileLite’s USB port or card reader to access files on your SD cards, USB sticks, or external USB hard drives. I like the choice of going with Wi-Fi over Bluetooth, since the connection speeds are much faster over Wi-Fi.

Not only is this a great way to shunt extra movies or pictures from the iPad to an SD card, but it’s also an interesting way to get local files from a USB drive onto the iPad itself (where you can then open them in an app like Word for iPad). I also really like that this is an accessory that works with the storage devices you likely already own, instead of being a locked-in, proprietary storage unit + case.

The MobileLite accessory also features a little battery for extra charging, but that feature is probably really meant for iPhones. If you’re interested, you can find the MobileLite for $40 on Amazon.com (or NCIX.com for Canucks).

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Latest iPad Rumors: Next Gen Already in Production

Well, it’s around that time of year, when we can expect new iPad rumors to heat up and, eventually, Apple announcements to come. The latest news / rumor, via Bloomberg news, is that production for the next-gen full-size iPad is already underway: Mass production of a full-sized iPad with a 9.7-inch screen is already under […]

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New iPad TV Ad – Jason’s Verse

This is my favorite iPad ‘Your Verse’ ad so far. Jason Hall inspires thousands of people to witness the revitalization of Detroit from two wheels. As the cofounder of the Slow Roll city bike ride, Hall taps into his community spirit and his iPad to turn an idea into a movement. Cool idea, cool ad.

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iPad Art: Don Diego with Amoeba Nose

Our featured iPad painting for this fine summer Sunday is titled ‘Don Diego with Amoeba Nose’ and is the creation of Roberta Hancock. The image was created on an iPad (of course) using the Procreate app. I love dogs of nearly all breeds and especially Labradors. Don Diego is one heck of a handsome dog […]

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