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October 11, 2011 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
Facebook's on-again, off-again plans for an iPad app have reached fruition. After months of speculation, Facebook rolled out the long-awaited app Monday. It's available free from the Apple App Store, has bigger photos and lets users play games on the go. Apple and Facebook had been in negotiations over the app for months. The iPad app could be a boon for Apple. None of the tablets running Google's Android software have a tailor-made Facebook app. For Facebook the benefits are obvious: An iPad app will help keep people tethered to Facebook.
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February 3, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery for some. But not for FiftyThree, the maker of a popular app called Paper. The startup is spitting mad that Facebook on Monday rolled out a new app also called Paper. Facebook should get, well, more creative with the name of its new mobile news app, Georg Petschnigg, chief executive and co-founder of FiftyThree, said in an interview. His company's iPad app is all about the human need to create, he said. The drawing app lets tens of millions of people share their ideas all over the Web -- and on Facebook.
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April 26, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
Finally, iPad users can get LinkedIn. And the app for this tablet, released Thursday, really is more than a reformatted iPhone app. The app was designed with the functionality of the iPad and users' tablet tapping mostly in the morning and evening in mind, according to a blog post from LinkedIn. The layout is a bit reminiscent of Flipboard, with a design that integrates the multitouch navigation of the iPad. "This 'Coffee & Couch' behavior is so pronounced that we designed our new app to make every professional feel like they have their own personal assistant," it reads.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Warner Bros.'s video gaming division has partnered with Wikia, an online social network for pop culture and entertainment enthusiasts, to connect with Middle-earth aficionados. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has teamed with Wikia to create the official interactive community site and a companion iPad application for its upcoming action game "Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor," which takes place between the narratives of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings.
BUSINESS
April 19, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
An iPad app of popular music streaming service Spotify is "in the works," according to CEO Daniel Ek.  That was his response as the question bubbled up during the announcement of a marketing deal with Coca-Cola on Wednesday.  No details were revealed about the app, which tablet users have been eagerly awaiting. The current offering for the iPhone doesn't take full advantage of the features of the iPad. Spotify has been on a roll with announcements, some received better than others . In addition to the announcement that Coke is it, Spotify recently launched a play button for embedding across the Web and a listen button to artist pages on Facebook.
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July 11, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
Google's just-released Google+ iPad app is slick but could use a bit more tweaking before you make it a regular hangout.  At first glance, the user interface is well laid out and visually satisfying. Large photos display beautifully and boldly. Posts appear as large, photo-centric tiles that are easy to read and access, and the animation makes it appear that tiles are just floating into place. Unlike the iPhone app's black background, the one on the main page of the iPad app is a light whitish-gray.
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May 23, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Mailbox is coming to the iPad. The new app will be available starting Thursday and reflects the accelerating shift to tablets from laptops, especially among younger people, said Mailbox Chief Executive Gentry Underwood. An iPad app was one of the top requests from Mailbox users, and it's the first new product from Mailbox since it was bought by Dropbox in March. "It's so hard for people like us who spend a lot of time in front of laptops to realize how many people use the iPad as a full-time computer," Underwood said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2013 | By David Ng
Museums usually acquire tangible objects for their collections, but the Cooper - Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York has made the unconventional decision to acquire a sizable piece of intangible computer code. The museum said it has added the iPad application Planetary to its collection, marking the first time that the institution has acquired a piece of software as part of its curatorial mission. The Smithsonian described it in the September issues of its official magazine as an "unprecedented acquisition of an artifact you will never find encased in a plexiglass cube or sequestered in a climate-controlled storage facility.
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August 23, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
A new Facebook app for Apple mobile devices that the social network says is twice as fast as its predecessor arrived Thursday in Apple's online app store. Facebook says the new app, which will replace both the current iPhone and iPad apps, has been rebuilt from the ground up to give users a much faster experience. Facebook said the new "app is twice as fast as the previous version when launching the app, scrolling through news feed and opening photos in feed. " GALLERY: Freshest Facebook features The app has also received two notable changes.
BUSINESS
December 13, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google Maps is back on the iPhone after a nearly three-month hiatus. The map app became available in the Apple App Store late Wednesday night. However, the app offers a far different experience than what users had before Google Maps was removed from the iPhone as a pre-installed app when iOS 6 launched in September. The new Google Maps is similar to the version available for Android phones, and it offers a flurry of new features. Among them are Streetview and photos of the insides of some businesses, such as restaurants and bars.
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September 27, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
With the "Breaking Bad" series finale coming this weekend, it's certain that a flurry of spoilers are going to be plastered across Facebook and Twitter. But there is a way to avoid seeing them without having to spend Sunday night under a rock. A free iPhone and iPad app that launched this week called Spoiler Shield claims to be able to block spoilers from "Breaking Bad" while still giving users access to other content on their Facebook and Twitter feeds. PHOTOS: Top 11 hidden, cool features in Apple's iOS 7 Besides "Breaking Bad," Spoiler Shield can also block spoilers from about 30 other TV shows as well as NFL and Major League Baseball results.
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August 29, 2013 | By David Ng
Museums usually acquire tangible objects for their collections, but the Cooper - Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York has made the unconventional decision to acquire a sizable piece of intangible computer code. The museum said it has added the iPad application Planetary to its collection, marking the first time that the institution has acquired a piece of software as part of its curatorial mission. The Smithsonian described it in the September issues of its official magazine as an "unprecedented acquisition of an artifact you will never find encased in a plexiglass cube or sequestered in a climate-controlled storage facility.
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August 28, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The iPad is already a great leisure and gaming tool, but when it comes to getting work done, it hasn't been the best device. That may have changed Wednesday with the arrival of a new app called Parallels Access for iPad. The app is developed by Parallels, the company behind Parallels Desktop for Mac, the popular program that lets users run Windows on their Apple computers. PHOTOS: Biggest tech flops of 2013 -- so far Similarly, Parallels Access for iPad takes the programs users already have on their desktops and "applifies" them, meaning they get optimized to work on the iPad just as regular apps would.
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June 18, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
FiftyThree, the developer of the app that won Apple's iPad app of the year award, has raised $15 million in funding, led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The developer, with offices in Seattle and New York, rose to fame late last year when Apple selected its app, Paper, for the award. Paper is a free app that turns iPads into digital sketchbooks. Within the app, users can buy different types of tools so they can make more detailed sketches and draw in different colors.
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May 23, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Twitter has rolled out a two-step verification, a feature users can turn on to give themselves more protection against would-be hackers. The verification method makes it harder for hackers to take over Twitter accounts that don't belong to them by requiring that users enter their password as well as a special code that is sent to their phone when they try to log in. The code does not generate until the user attempts to log in, and it changes each...
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May 23, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Mailbox is coming to the iPad. The new app will be available starting Thursday and reflects the accelerating shift to tablets from laptops, especially among younger people, said Mailbox Chief Executive Gentry Underwood. An iPad app was one of the top requests from Mailbox users, and it's the first new product from Mailbox since it was bought by Dropbox in March. "It's so hard for people like us who spend a lot of time in front of laptops to realize how many people use the iPad as a full-time computer," Underwood said.
TRAVEL
April 20, 2013
We speak very little French, so negotiating the Paris Métro was difficult until we thought to search for an iPad app. We entered our current location and where we wanted to go. The Paris Métro app listed the stations and transfers we needed to reach our destination. We'll never again travel without our iPad. It allowed us to feel more like a Parisian than a tourist. Paris Métro app, free for iPad and iPhone Paula Horn Nipomo, Calif.
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April 8, 2011 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Media giants Time Warner Cable and Viacom Inc. are taking their fight over the iPad to court. At issue is Time Warner Cable's recently launched iPad application that allows its subscribers to watch live television on the tablet. Many programmers, including Viacom, have told the cable operator it does not have the rights to stream their content on the iPad. Last week, in response to those complaints, Time Warner Cable pulled 12 networks from its iPad app, including Viacom's MTV and Comedy Central.
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May 23, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Shazam, the app that identifies a song's name and artist, is being updated for the iPad, giving tablet users many of the tools already found on the iPhone app as well as a cool new feature: automatic tagging. The feature comes turned off by default, but if users choose to turn on auto-tagging, the app will automatically identify songs, TV commercials and other audio that your iPad picks up. Previously, if users heard a song or saw a commercial they wanted to tag with Shazam, they had to unlock their device, launch the app and touch the tag icon.
TRAVEL
April 20, 2013
We speak very little French, so negotiating the Paris Métro was difficult until we thought to search for an iPad app. We entered our current location and where we wanted to go. The Paris Métro app listed the stations and transfers we needed to reach our destination. We'll never again travel without our iPad. It allowed us to feel more like a Parisian than a tourist. Paris Métro app, free for iPad and iPhone Paula Horn Nipomo, Calif.
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