Before Apple even announced the oft-rumored iPad Pro, it unveiled a new version of iPad software, iOS 9, that included several new features that seemed perfect for a device with a larger screen. Sure enough, those features foreshadowed the launch of the larger, 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Zac did an excellent job last week of highlighting some of these […]
Aside from its larger 12.9-inch display and faster A9X processor, the iPad Pro stands out from all other iPads to date thanks primarily to a new accessory: the Apple Pencil. For now, the Apple Pencil can only be used with the iPad Pro, and offers quantifiable differences in both good and bad ways compared with third-party styluses that have previously been sold for iPads. […]
We’ve all heard a lot of talk this year about ad blockers. While they’ve been around for years, Apple’s allowing them on iPhones and iPads this fall brought home a sad reality for many publishers: that a lot of their readers aren’t seeing the ads their business model depends on. At conferences and in media...
We’re just days away from carving up turkeys in the US, but the folks at iFixit are busting out the blades a little early for their official teardown of the new Apple Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro. A new teardown from iFixit reveals how Apple made the Keyboard/Smart Cover super durable by encapsulating the […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
The iPad has become the digital photo album of the day. But is it time for a dedicated, shared display for the connected home? Loop thinks so.
Surprising absolutely no one, the folks over at iFixit have opened up Apple's new Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro and taken a look inside. The group examined a number of aspects of the keyboard, including its durability, as well as how it connects to the iPad Pro. Show More Summary
Following teardowns of the Apple Pencil and the iPad Pro itself, iFixit today completed a disassembly of Apple's new first party Smart Keyboard accessory. The teardown of the keyboard doesn't provide much in the way of surprising internal...Show More Summary
Apple might have once owned the tablet market, but Microsoft is making rapid advances in sales — and may even be approaching iPad numbers by 2019, according to a new “Tablet Operating System Forecast” report by Strategy Analytics. Summarizing...Show More Summary
Apple added a lot of new features to the iPad in in iOS 9, but viewing two browser tabs at once wasn't one of them.
LiquidText, the annotation and document reader app developer for iOS (and a critical darling that has been one of Apple’s selected apps in its store nearly since its launch), has launched a new version with features for the new iPad Pro. Read More
The Apple Pencil is aimed at professional artists who want to use the iPad Pro as a fancy creation tablet, but Simon Gladman has other uses in mind for the stylus. He made three Swift apps that use the Apple Pencil in new ways: as a synthesizer powered by AudioKit, in an image-editing program and as part of an electronic scale. Show More Summary
In 2007, two new products were launched that changed business forever: iPhones and Androids both made their big debut not even a full decade ago. Then, in 2010, the iPad launched, adding tablet devices to the mix; today, Microsoft has...Show More Summary
Here we go again, with the iPad Pro this time: Is it a laptop replacement? This seemingly simple question is, simply, the wrong one. What we need to ask is ‘what sorts of tasks does the new tablet and its well-executed Pencil make easier?’ It’s January 27, 2010. Steve Jobs comes onstage at an […]
Microsoft today updated its Skype for iOS apps with new highlight links and multitasking improvements. You can download the new app now directly from Apple’s App Store (iPhone, iPad). Skype 6.6 for iPhone and iPad now lets you quickly start calls, check locations, and set up calendar events directly from an instant message. This is […]
Before you do anything on your new iPhone or iPad, you should lock it down. Here are the important tweaks you need to protect your privacy.
Square, the payment dongle that you see stuffed into iPads at all of your favorite overpriced coffee shops in hipster neighborhoods across the US, has a new reader out today that allows merchants to accept mobile payments over NFC. Square...Show More Summary
Domino's has recently been cooking up new ways for customers to order pizza, from customizing pies on an iPad t delivered via drone to tweeting your order with emoji. Its latest delivery innovation is all about speed. The Domino's "Easy Order" button is a one-click step to getting hot, cheesy goodness to your front door and into your mouth fast. Show More Summary
It's now easier to place calls, create calendar events or see address locations in Skype for iOS thanks to new app integrations on an iPhone or iPad.
You know how you can plug your Apple Pencil into the Lightining Port of your iPad Pro to charge it? Wouldn’t it be great it you could charge your iPhone the same way? That’s the dream on the table (ish) with the PowerMe, a new dongle that can charge any Lightning or microUSB device from […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
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