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Remember when analysts went bonkers over tablets and predicted they would take over the world, shoving PCs aside as we all scrambled to replace our desktops and laptops with slates? Yeah, that didn't happen (though tablets did help spur a thriving 2-in-1 market). Not surprisingly, even Apple is seeing relatively soft tablet shipments. In an effort to spur more tablet sales, Apple may be readying a new iPad mini device. A report in China cites sources within Apple's supply as saying Apple will unveil a fifth generation iPad mini in the first half of next year. Then after that, the same sources say... Read more...
We’re well into the Christmas shopping season, which means that retailers are throwing all kinds of discount at popular tech gear to boost sales. While robust discounts on Apple hardware like iPhones isn’t typical, the “standard” iPad is regularly on sale. The base iPad has an MSRP of $329 and can typically be had on sale for around $300. However, both Target and Amazon are currently selling the tablet for $80 off, making it just $249. This matches the short-lived Black Friday discounts from last month and represents the lowest price we’ve seen... Read more...
Apple really annoyed the snot out of people around this time last year with its condescending and downright annoying commercial for the iPad. In it, a young girl can be seen going about her day working on her iPad performing varying tasks. Towards the end, she's laying on the grass outside her house typing away with the iPad's keyboard accessory when a woman asks, "What are you doing on your computer?" The girl responds by saying, "What's a computer?" The ad was so controversial and so hated that Apple removed it, and it sparked a entire wave of memes mocking the company (and unfortunately,... Read more...
It appears that the chilly relationship between Apple and Amazon has thawed a bit more. The two companies have announced that Amazon will now sell iPhones, iPads and other Apple products directly and via authorized sellers in the Amazon Marketplace. Products that will now be available for sale on Amazon include the new iPhone XS/XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Pro family, Apple Watch Series 4, Mac desktops and laptops, Apple TV, and Beats headphones. It should be noted that this is the first time that Amazon has ever sold [new] iPhones and iPads directly to customers, although the retailer has previously... Read more...
One of the most peculiar tech stories that we have reported on in recent memory had to deal with a helium leak involving a newly installed MRI machine at a medical facility. Helium leaked in significant enough volumes to cause iPhones, iPads and even Apple Watches to fail throughout the building. At the time, it was suspected that all of the Apple devices were using a similar microelectromechanical system (MEMS) oscillator, which was made even more apparent given that Android devices within the building were completely unaffected. We first reported on the incident in mid-October, and... Read more...
With October nearing its end and November just around the corner, that means everyone will be gearing up for the holidays. It also means that Black Friday is creeping up fast on those looking to score a deal. Retailers will be wasting no time and ads for this year's deals have already started to leak. Costco's Black Friday ad has turned up, and it looks like this year will be big for tech fans looking for new TVs, game consoles, laptops, and tablets for themselves or as Christmas gifts. One of the best deals Costco's ad has is on a Dell XPS 13 4K UHD touchscreen laptop with a $500 discount.... Read more...
Doctors and researchers have used MRI machines for over forty years to create detailed images of internal organs and tissues. But do MRI machines play well with other modern inventions? One Reddit user recently reported that an MRI machine zapped every iOS and watchOS device in his facility. Redditor u/harritco remarked that he had experienced the “most bizarre issue I've had in my career in IT”. A medical facility had installed a new MRI machine and by the end of the day every iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch had been disabled. More than forty people were affected by the issue, but... Read more...
Apple's planned TV service has been long talked about and long delayed. In 2015, reports indicated that the delay in bringing the service to market had to do with negotiations for local programming. Last month, a report surfaced that claimed Apple's insistence on staying away from programming with sex and violence was threatening the service. Many wondered how Apple planned to lure in subscribers, in a Netflix world, with bland original content. The answer is that Apple reportedly has no plans to sell subscriptions to its service, for now. People who claim to be familiar with its plans say that... Read more...
One of the things that annoys lots of people about Apple and its products is the company's reliance on proprietary charging tech. While many tablets and smartphones use a standard USB port for charging, Apple relies on the proprietary Lightning port. Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has stepped up on the eve of Apple's event with some last-minute predictions. One of his predictions is that Apple will be ditching the Lighting connector on the 2018 iPad Pro and moving to the more common USB-C interface. Kuo isn't clear if that USB-C port will be usable for anything other than charging the iPad... Read more...
Logitech has been making peripherals and accessories for computers and tablets for decades, such as the MX Vertical mouse we talked about last month. The company has announced that a product made originally for the education market is now coming to Apple Retail stores for the masses to purchase designed specifically for the new 9.7-inch iPad. That product is called the Logitech Crayon and is an Apple Pencil replacement that features a chunky, kid-friendly and durable design that anyone could use. Logitech notes that the Crayon uses Apple Pencil technology inside. Since the stylus uses Apple's technology,... Read more...
Adobe is looking to further entrench itself into the mobile market with a full-fledged version of Photoshop for the iPad. The company already offers a number of Photoshop companion apps for the iOS platform including Photoshop Express and Photoshop Mix, but this will be Adobe’s first attempt to bring a near-desktop-class photo editing package to the iPad. The news of the company’s intention to give iPad users a more complete version of Photoshop comes courtesy of Scott Belsky, Adobe Chief Product Officer for Creative Cloud. He says that Adobe is working on a cross-platform version of... Read more...
In May word was going around that noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was leaving KGI Securities and the world of Apple rumors behind. While he did, in fact, leave KGI, he is still prophesying things all things Apple and is back with a new rumor. Kuo is now at TF International Securities and has published an investor note that outlines what he expects to see in the fall hardware lineup from Apple. Perhaps the biggest news is that long after Tim Cook promised the Mac mini would remain part of the lineup as the cheapest Mac, it will finally get a performance update. Sadly, if you are dying for... Read more...
Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) kicks off today, which means that the main topic of discussion are updates to the company’s software platforms. Given that iOS is Apple's biggest platform for developers, it was the first to be discussed today, with Craig Federighi leading the charge. iOS 12 is doubling down on performance, working top to bottom to make your machine faster and more productive. It supports all the same devices as iOS 11, which means that even your "old" iPhone 5s is supported. In normal situations, app launches are 40 percent faster, the keyboard pops up 50 percent... Read more...
Apple has seen some renewed interest in its iPad family of tablets over the past year. In 2017, the company launched a "new" 9.7-inch iPad priced at $329 and followed up this year by incorporating an A10 processor and support for the Apple Pencil. Microsoft has been watching carefully and is rumored to be launching its own low-cost Surface tablet to rival the iPad during the second half of 2018. According to a new report from Bloomberg, the entry-level Surface tablet will have a display the measures 10-inches across (compared to 12 inches for the Surface Pro) along with more... Read more...
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