Expedia Updates iPad App to ‘Reimagine’ Travel Planning

expedia ipad 650Travel platform Expedia has revamped its app for tablets, giving users access to new tools that fulfill their wants and needs when shopping for flights and hotels on their tablet devices. Through internal user testing and ethnographic studies on tablets, Expedia found that travelers are frustrated with the design of typical travel websites, which force them to pick a hotel and flight separately. So, with this updated iPad experience, users can shop for hotels and flights on one screen, without the need for travel dates, by simply entering a destination.


Tempo Smart Calendar Launches on iPad

tempo 650Tempo AI has announced the launch of its Tempo Smart Calendar on iPad devices. After a launch on iPhone over a year ago, the iPad version of the app has been released to give users access to all of the features they have on their smartphones, on the larger screen of the iPad. With Tempo Smart Calendar, users can view month, week and agenda views of their calendars, helping them make the most of their time, whether at home, at the office, or during a commute.


Neybers: Design the Rooms of Your Dreams on iPad

Swedish gaming company Amagumo Games has found success with Neybers, its social community for interior design, on iPad. The app gives users the ability to fill and design template rooms from scratch, using a variety of flooring and wall materials, furniture pieces and accessories. The app includes a touch of competition, as users work to create the best rooms possible in the hopes of having their work featured for other designers to view.


Activision Announces Skylanders Trap Team for Tablets

skylanders trap team tablet

Activision has announced the upcoming release of Skylanders Trap Team on tablet devices. This won’t be the first time the Skylanders brand has appeared on mobile, as Skylanders Battlegrounds (for one) was released with its own mobile-specific starter pack in 2012. However, Trap Team marks the first time a full Skylanders game will be available on tablets, as well as consoles.


Tabby Awards Announce 2014 Winners and Users’ Choice Picks

Tabby Awards

Tablet games and apps competition The Tabby Awards has unveiled its list of winners for 2014, which includes a list of users’ choice selections. The 30 winners were selected last Spring by an international panel of independent judges, while the users’ choice winners were decided by app users in June and July on the Tabby Awards website. Almost 100,000 votes were cast in this first public poll.


Stronghold 3: The Campaigns launches on iPad

Digital Tribe Games has announced the launch of Stronghold 3: The Campaigns on iPad devices. The game mixes city-building with real-time strategy, as users design, manage and defend their castle from all on-comers. The game’s medieval setting sees players completing both military and economic based campaigns, as users experience the “gritty, grim medieval life.”


Apple slowly allowing Bitcoin apps back into App Store

Coin PocketEarlier this month, Apple had a change of heart regarding its Bitcoin policy. The company hinted that it would reconsider allowing Bitcoin apps into the App Store, by changing its App Store Review Guidelines to read: Apps may facilitate transmission of approved virtual currencies provided that they do so in compliance with all state and federal laws for the territories in which the app functions.


iOS 8 will be able to scan credit cards with camera

iphone scanner

Apple’s new iOS 8 will come with a series of new features, but the most exiting one is the capability to easily scan in your credit card using your iPhone camera. It works similarly to the iTunes gift card scanner.


InnoGames brings Forge of Empires to iPad

Hamburg, Germany-based InnoGames has announced the launch of Forge of Empires on iPad devices. First released on browsers, and aimed at core players, the strategy game offers cross-platform play for keeping up with progress on the go, wherever a player has internet access.

Forge of Empires allow players to create a city and lead it through the ages, from the Stone Age to the modern era and beyond. Players engage with new technologies, which each offer new kinds of buildings and goods for collection and management.


Lookout’s new theft alerts can help users get a photo of phone thieves


Stolen phones are a major economic and convenience problem for American consumers who cannot rely on legislation to protect their personal devices. Aside from insurance for phone replacements, smartphone users can also use apps to help them track their stolen devices. Lookout is one such app, and its new update has a feature that can help users snap a photo of a thief if a password is entered incorrectly.   (more…)

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