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Q3 Mobile Web Traffic is Up 67% From Last Year, but iPad Traffic Share is Down

Walker-Sands-mobile-traffic-Q3-2013Walker Sands Mobile Traffic report is showing a steady increase in mobile web traffic year after year, with mobile devices responsible for about 28% of all web traffic in Q3 of this year. That’s an increase of 171% since 2011.

Apple’s iPhone is seeing impressive growth in traffic share – up 30.7% since last year, giving the mobile device a large 31.4 percent of all web traffic. However, the report does show a small dip in iPad traffic share. According to the findings of the PR company, iPad traffic share actually decreased in Q3 of this year when compared to last year. ¬†Android phones’ traffic share was also slightly down, but Android tablet is slowly increasing. Read more

Best Fine Point iPad Stylus for Writers and Artists

In 2013, we shared one of our favorite stylus, the TruGlide Pro Precision Stylus, and got some great feedback from some of our readers. Today, we’d like to tell you that the makers of the same stylus is finishing a Kickstarter campaign with another great product – an iPad stylus with a 2.4 mm fine rubber tip. The pen-like stylus comes in two colors and works with all iPads, including the new iPad Air.
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Pitchfork is Launching a Weekly Magazine App for Music Lovers

Pitchfork is growing its digital presence with the addition of a weekly magazine app for offline reading. The magazine will be a collection of selected stories from Pitchfork as well as Pitchfork.TV – a multimedia experience with music news, photos, and upcoming albums with exclusive streaming.

The app is not the music site’s first app. Pitchfork’s music festivals in Chicago and Paris had accompanying apps, but until now, the music blog only had a mobile version that included content from With the app, users will be able to access an editorial selection of curated stories as well as app-exclusive podcasts.

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Target Offers $200 Store Credit for Old, Unscratched iPads

target ipad trade-inIf there’s something at Target that you want more than your old iPad, now is the time to make an exchange. The big box store is offering a $200 store credit for any trade-in of a functioning, un-scratched iPad. It’s the same trade-in values as other Best Buy, but Target is the only store we know of that is accepting first and second generation iPads.

If you want a new iPad, you can put the $200 store credit towards the purchase of the 16GBWi-fi iPad Air for just another $279. Using your Target card will get you an additional 5% off. Read more

Apple’s New iPad Air is Not Designed to be Repairable

The hardware savvy folks at iFixit have been busy disassembling the new iPad Air and the findings are neither surprising or welcoming. The Apple tablet is practically unrepairable with 2 out of 10 points, with 10 being an easy to repair device. It’s practically held together by tape and adhesives. Yes, tape.
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Celebrate Halloween with This Charlie Brown Classic for iPad

Halloween is not the same without this television classic, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, which aired every year when pumpkins are spooky and candy is a plenty. For iPad and eBook lovers, the comic can be a fun, interactive experience in the form of an eBook with pumpkin carving and costuming. I heard about this eBook around this time last year, and like the televised show, I think it’s worth a replay every year.
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The Best Amazon Reviews for CTA’s iPad Toilet Paper Stand

Amazon reviews are a new form of absurd, social commentary that’s one half prose and one half satire. Fortunately for us, we love the entertainment they provide, and surprisingly, their frequently sage, insightful uses for everyday items. Take this toilet paper and iPad stand – it has four out of five stars.

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IDNA Demonstrates 360 Degrees of Spatial Storytelling with iPad

Immersive storytelling has grown new roots with technology, but this revolutionary iPad demo takes those roots to a deeper level of three dimensional integration that we’ve only seen with the likes of Oculus Rift. Now, we know it’s possible that this three dimensional storytelling style can also be available for iPad users.

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iPads & Kindles Getting Closer to Being Allowed During Take Off & Landing

Screen Shot 2013-10-01 at 10.22.24 AMThings are looking good for frequent fliers that want to read their Kindle books and listen to music on their iPhones during takeoff and landing.

A safety advisory panel has recommended to the Federal Aviation Administration that airline passengers should be allowed to use their personal electronics when planes are below 10,000 feet.

This has been in the works for over a year now and it could be getting closer. The panel sent these recommendations to an advisory panel on Monday. The recommendations suggest that passengers should refrain from sending text messages or emails, as well as Web browsing while the plane is taking off and landing. The panel said that passengers could use email or browse the web once the aircraft’s Wi-Fi has been turned on when the plane has reached its cruising altitude.

Apple iOS 7 Causing Motion Sickness for Users

While designers are bemoaning the aesthetic merits of Apple’s new operating system, some users are experiencing a different kind of upheaval. The new animation and parallax scrolling is making users sick, literally.

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