Best Buy this week has launched a sale on Apple’s iPad mini 4, mirroring the $100 discount that Target placed on the 7.9-inch device late last week. You can get the 128GB iPad mini 4 from Best Buy in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold for $299.99, down from $399.99. There are also a few markdowns for the tablet on its cellular versions, depending on which carrier you choose.
Most notably, Best Buy is offering shipments to your home, unlike Target’s sale which required in-store pickup. Free two-day shipping is available for the device as well, and anyone who buys one of Apple’s smaller tablets during the sale will gain a six-month subscription to [...]
As I mentioned on last week’s roundup, I spent the previous weekend at EVE Vegas, which is one of the many fan events that CCP puts on throughout the world for EVE Online players. It turns out that what they revealed is a game with the working title of Project Aurora. EVE Online is a MMORPG where players fly around virtual spaceships, wage war against other corporations (EVE’s equivalent of guilds or social groups), and all sorts of other stuff.
While it definitely disappointed a few people that Project Aurora isn’t a direct port mobile client to EVE Online proper, it is really cool what a great job they did distilling the EVE experience down into an idle [...]
Facebook today announced that you can now order food directly from within the Facebook app on iOS. Alex Himel, Facebook’s vice president of local, explained that food ordering and delivery has „gotten complicated“ within other apps and services, so the company aims to streamline that process by adding it to Facebook.
Like other newly added services — including local weather and jobs search — „Order Food“ will now be on the Explore tab of the Facebook iOS app. Facebook said this section of its app combines options from „a number of food ordering services“ and accumulates them into one place. This way, you’ll be able [...]
Google released version 2.0 of Motion Stills this week, bringing some notable improvements for frequent users of the app. For those unfamiliar with it, Motion Stills is designed to create unique GIFs from Live Photo images captured with iPhones that support the Apple camera feature. Users can add motion-tracked text overlays and emoji to their custom-framed creations and share them as a looping GIF to their favorite messaging app.
Previously, users of the app had to access their device’s photo library to add Live Photos to a Motion Still, but with version 2.0 it’s now possible to capture Live Photos and Motion Stills from within Google’s app. It’s [...]