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Apple patent makes phone, tablet second screen for TV

Apple patent makes phone, tablet second screen for TV

If you thought product placement in TV was bad enough, a new Apple patent might just make it worse. The company has been awarded a patent that will discover what brands might be on the show you’re watching, then send a push notification to your smartphone or tablet giving you more info about those products. It could even offer a way to buy the items you’re seeing on the big screen.

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Coursera app educates you with video lessons for free

Coursera app educates you with video lessons for free

The web-based learning environment Coursera has been brought to the mobile platform this month for both iOS and Android. With Coursera, you’ll be able to take advantage of free classes, all set up to improve your life over the course of a few weeks. These classes will educate you in a wide variety of topics - everything from Chemistry to Engineering to "Information, Tech, & Design."

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LEGO Fusion scans your creations into the mobile world

LEGO Fusion scans your creations into the mobile world

Further bridging the gap between physical and digital this week are the creators behind LEGO Fusion, a toy-to-screen environmental switch for iOS and Android devices. You’ll be purchasing a LEGO set in the Fusion brand, creating sets, and effectively scanning them in to the LEGO Fusion app using your iPad, iPhone, or Android device.

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Adonit Jot Touch with Pixelpoint brings pressure-sensing pen to iPad

Adonit Jot Touch with Pixelpoint brings pressure-sensing pen to iPad

Adobe isn't the only company with a new iPad stylus today, with Adonit's Jot Touch with Pixelpoint based on the same technology as the Adobe Ink and promising to deliver 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity in a new breed of iOS art apps. Jot Touch hooks up to the iPad via Bluetooth LE, communicating pressure as well as signals from the two barrel buttons, into new apps like Adobe Line and Adobe Sketch.

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Photoshop Mix for iPad hooks cloud processing to tablet

Photoshop Mix for iPad hooks cloud processing to tablet

Adobe has released Photoshop Mix for iPad, harnessing the native graphics processing power of Apple's tablets as well as the remote crunching capabilities of the cloud, for keen image editors. Integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud, it can open standard PSD Photoshop files shared from the desktop. Meanwhile, Lightroom mobile for iPhone is being released too, joining the existing iPad version.

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Magneto calendar now available for iPad

Magneto calendar now available for iPad

After releasing a popular iPhone app and Chrome extension, Magneto is coming to iPad. Though still in beta, the app is now available for download. If you need a calendar that offers up a single go-to portal for all your events and task lists, Magneto may be it.

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iPad Air 2 models appear with Touch ID

iPad Air 2 models appear with Touch ID

The next iPad Air appears to be upon us as a couple of case-maker photos have appeared with clues on specifications. As with most recent leaks of iPhones, iPads, and everything in-between, this iPad Air leak is the result of specifications being shared early or leaked, then turned into a mock-up by hopeful case-makers. It’s not entirely accurate, so to speak.

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Three iOS resume apps to land any graduate a great job

Three iOS resume apps to land any graduate a great job

That’s it, schools’s out. You’re either done, or done for a few months (if you’re lucky). whatever the case, you probably need to find a job. As you sit there on the couch, someone — somewhere — is probably nagging you to get a job. With these three iOS apps, you don’t even have to move from your favorite spot, and when someone bugs you to find a job, you can honestly say you’re working on it!

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Pencil iPad stylus adding pressure sensitivity with iOS 8

Pencil iPad stylus adding pressure sensitivity with iOS 8

iPad stylus Pencil will gain pressure support with the arrival of iOS 8 in the fall, with creators FiftyThree cooking up a new system for adjusting line thickness by how much of the rubbery tip is in contact with the display. Pencil, launched back in late 2013, took a natural approach to its hardware, with a wooden barrel, and instead focused on building the stylus' smarts into the companion apps.

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