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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, it delivers an "ultra-responsive, precise, and comfortable handwriting experience." It can... 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 Photoshop that will offer users the ability to start a project on the desktop and complete it unhindered... 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 details on that Mac mini there are no hardware predictions offered. Other tidbits Kuo predicts include... 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 faster, and opening the camera happens up to 70 percent faster than before. Thanks to optimizations... 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 curves in its design compared to the more squared-off look of the current Surface Pro.  The report... Read more...
Maybe one day Apple will release an iPad that is relatively easy to crack open and service on your own, at home, in case you need to replace a critical component or swap out an aging battery. We're not holding our breath. Apple's latest 9.7-inch iPad announced last week and built around its A10 Fusion processor has now gone under the knife, and as expected, it is quite the ordeal tearing one of these suckers down. Apple is not alone here, of course. For the most part, tablets have always been difficult to tear into, regardless of whether it's an iPad (iOS) or Android model from any number of manufacturers. Many of today's thin and light laptops are the same way, as are most smartphones. That... Read more...
Now is your chance to pounce if you have been itching to get your hands on one of the most popular games of 2018. Epic Games’ Fortnite is available for free on iOS -- for everyone. Epic Games initially released an invite-only beta test to prevent its servers from being overwhelmed. Invites were sent to players as the servers were able to increasingly handle more action. Players were able to invite up to three friends to join their squad while others were able to join a waitlist. Fortnite managed to surge to number one in the iOS App Store despite its limited availability during this beta period. Fortnite is almost identical to the Battle Royale mode that is available for PC... Read more...
As has been widely expected, Apple today announced an upgrade to its 9.7-inch iPad. The device has refreshed hardware and is now powered by the Apple A10 Fusion processor (which is an upgrade from the previous generation’s Apple A9). That A10 Fusion processor debuted on the iPhone 7 family in 2016 and should provide a nice speed boost across the board. The other big change is that this will be the first consumer-centric iPad with support for the Apple Pencil, which is a $99 optional accessory. Apple Pencil support means that users will be able to write and draw on the display with pressure and tilt sensitivity, which should enhance the inking experience. The new 9.7-inch iPad retains its... Read more...
Apple has an event set to take place this week at Lane Technical College Prep High School in Chicago, and the company is tipped to unveil a new lower-cost iPad. This iPad is said to have been developed specifically for the education market, which is known to be very price sensitive. A new rumor about the education iPad has been floating around that hails from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. According to an investor note that Kuo penned, the new iPad may support the Apple Pencil. Kuo wrote, "Strong demand for low-price 9.7-inch iPad in 2017. iPad shipments hit 43.8 million units in 2017, well above the 35 million units forecast by the market at the beginning of the year. The primary driver... Read more...
Apple has a new iPad that has finished development, and the device will reportedly make an appearance next week at the company's education-focused keynote at the Lane Technical College Prep High School in Chicago. This will be a decidedly less "splashy" affair than typical Apple keynotes, but the company is looking to regain some ground lost in the education sector to Google's Chromebooks that are powered by Chrome OS. Not much is known about the new iPad, other than the fact that it will take the place of the current 9.7-inch iPad, which is priced from $329 with 32GB of onboard storage and is powered by an Apple A9 processor. Given that this iPad will be at the low-end of the tablet family,... Read more...
Apple iPad owners who are used to paying just a few dollars for non-free mobile games might be in for a bit of sticker shock if they plan on playing Sid Meier's Civilization VI on their tablet. The turn-based strategy title was developed by Firaxis Games and published to PC a year ago by 2K Games, and now Aspyr Media has brought the full game experience to the iPad, with a $60 asking price. The game is free to try out for the first 60 turns. After that, you have to pay the piper. Setting the price for the iPad version to the same as it sells for on Steam for PC is a bold move, and unprecedented for a mobile port. To put this into context, 2K Games set a $20 price for the iOS port of XCOM: Enemy... Read more...
If you thought that Apple's $329 9.7-inch iPad was cheap for a relatively large tablet, it could get a lot cheaper. A fresh report suggests that Apple is looking to dramatically reduce the price of the tablet for its next generation, which will likely debut during the first half of 2018. According to a report out of Taiwan, the new 9.7-inch iPad will debut next year priced from $259. As smartphone displays have gotten larger and larger, sales have weakened for tablets across the board. Lowering the price of entry is just one way that Apple could help energize iPad sales. While the cheaper price point will no doubt be appreciated by everyday consumers, Apple is reportedly hoping to also spur adoption... Read more...
What it is that constitutes a personal computer has changed over the years, and especially in recent history with mobile form factors taking a strong hold in the marketplace. And for a blip in time, it seemed as though tablets were poised to replace traditional PCs (desktops, laptops, all-in-ones), with Apple's iPad family leading the charge. But now? Tablet shipments have plummeted, and according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, the iPad is not a "real computer." Nadella playfully let his feelings be known when he spotted a couple of journalists wielding iPad tablets as he was getting ready to present a keynote at the India Today Next Conclave. He is in the midst of a tour to promote his new... Read more...
More Black Friday ads continue to roll in ahead of time, giving shoppers a chance to plan out a strategy to nab the best deals. The latest Black Friday ad to emerge is from Target. It is a whopping 40-page flyer filled with discounted items across a wide range of categories, everything from game systems and large screen televisions, to clothes and bedding. Among the more interesting deals is an Xbox One S for $165, if you factor in the $25 gift card that comes with it. The console will be marked down on Black Friday to $190, which is $90 off its regular price. On top of that, Target will be tossing in a $25 store gift card. If you have more shopping to do at Target, it is like paying $165. The... Read more...
Apple and Qualcomm are locked in an extended legal battle right now that has seen the latter party attempt to block production and sales of the iPhone in China. Rumors had swirled that in response, Apple was looking to shed Qualcomm hardware from its phones. People claiming to be familiar with Apple’s plans are now saying that Cupertino is working on iPhones and iPads for next year that would be free of any Qualcomm hardware. The reports indicate that Apple is considering using LTE modems that are sourced from Intel and/or possibly MediaTek. The sources making these claims say that the reason Apple is doing this is because Qualcomm is withholding software that is critical to testing chips... Read more...
Investors are pouncing on shares of Apple like a meaty bone thrown into a pack of hungry wolves after the Cupertino outfit posted earnings that came in higher than analysts had estimated. Apple shares climbed more than 6 percent in after hours trading and are currently trading at nearly $159, resulting in a market capitalization of more than $828 billion. It was a good quarter for Apple, to say the least. The company posted revenue of $45.4 billion with quarterly earnings per diluted share of $1.67, compared to revenue of $42.4 billion and earnings per diluted share of $1.42 in the same quarter a year ago. Apple also noted an all-time quarterly record in services revenue driving by its App Store.... Read more...
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (AOCC) is again taking Apple to task over fatal "Error 53" codes that appear on some bricked iPhone and iPad devices that have been repaired by third-party services, though this time the consumer watchdog says it caught Apple employees misleading customers about their legal rights to a remedy. At issue here is a security check that iOS performs on mobile devices to ensure they have not been compromised. Where things get tricky is when turning to an unauthorized repair shop to fix a broken iPhone or iPad, as might be the case if the screen cracks from dropping the device. Screen replacements are often come as all-in-one kits that include the display... Read more...
Apple's annual developer conference (WWDC) kicks off today and runs through Friday, during which time the company is expected to make several announcements. One of them will be iOS 11, the newest version of Apple's mobile operating system. While we wait for official details, it looks as though drag-and-drop functionality will finally find its way to iOS. Internet sleuths discovered the feature in Apple's own Feedback app for iOS beta testers. There is now an entry that reads "Split View/Drag and Drop" in the app's list of preset options for reporting issues. Bearing in mind that no such feature currently exists in iOS, the assumption is that it is something Apple will unveil in iOS 11. Have a... Read more...
It was not all that long ago when analysts and tracking firms were predicting the demise of the PC in the wake of rising tablet shipments. Like the creatures from Wayward Pines, it was expected that tablets would overwhelm traditional computers with sheer numbers and wipe out the populace of PCs. We knew better all along, and now so do the analysts. As IDC now notes, the worldwide tablet market continues to contract. Tablet makers combined to eek out 36.2 million unit shipments in the first quarter of 2017. That is a year-over-year decline of 8.5 percent, and the tenth consecutive quarter that tablet shipments were lower than the same quarter a year prior. It has not been a slow descent, either—tablet... Read more...
The good news for iPad fans is that Apple's newest 9.7-inch model is the most affordable yet. Apple's upgraded tablet starts at $329, a shockingly low(er) price considering that each of its predecessors came out of the gate with a $499 starting price, and with less storage. So, that's groovy. What's not so great, however, is it continues to be a do-it-yourself repair nightmare, as a new teardown report reveals. As with previous generation iPad models, Apple locks the chassis shut on its newest model with adhesive. That means needing to apply heat around the edges and then trying to pry it open. Patience is the key here. Fortunately for clumsy owners, Apple reverted back to the original iPad Air's... Read more...
Apple is widely expected to announce new iPads at a keynote event next month, where the main topic of discussion will be the arrival of two new iPad Pro models. Apple will reportedly reveal a second generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro which will launch alongside a new iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch display. Both new iPad Pros models are expected to incorporate an Apple A10X SoC, 12MP rear iSight cameras and True Tone display (which makes use of four-channel ambient light sensors). Apple will also reportedly release a new “budget” 9.7-inch iPad which will replace the iPad Air 2. This refreshed tablet will use an A9X SoC. It remains to be seen if this lineup revamp will help revive the iPad segment, which... Read more...
It may be hard to believe, but it has now been 7 years since then CEO Apple CEO Steve Jobs (RIP) unveiled the original iPad. At the time, Apple heralded the iPad as a reinvention of mobile computing; a device that could do most of what your desktop or notebook could do, but in a smaller, lighter form-factor. Initially available in only a 9.7-inch display size, sales of the iPad quickly took off, skyrocketing to become Apple’s No. 2 revenue generator right behind the iPhone. It wasn’t long before Apple began to expand its lineup, adding the smaller 7.9-inch iPad mini in 2012, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro in late 2015, and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro in early 2016. However, over the years, it appears that... Read more...
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