I recently decided to replace my 4 year old iPad 2. (It had long had a broken screen, and with last year’s iPad Air costing $100 less this year an upgrade made sense.) Once I had the new one on my desk and went googling for help on what to do next, I was surprised by the lack of instructions on how to upgrade as well as by the lack of posts on how to reuse an old iPad with a broken screen. Continue reading
Apple’s tablets got their annual refresh today. The gadget maker has launched a couple new tablets, and they will be putting them up for pre-order tomorrow with shipments to start next week, although only one is worth buying.
The new iPad Air 2 features a faster CPU and a better rear camera, and both tablets feature a TouchID sensor integrated into the home button and more storage. The prices will remain the same, and the previous models are going to hang around and sell for a lower price (last year’s iPad Air, for example, now costs $399). Continue reading
9to5Mac has found screenshots for the new iOS8 user manual in iBooks, and it has let the cat out of the bag. (While Apple won’t be uploading the actual manual until tomorrow, someone goofed and uploaded screenshots today.) Continue reading
Apple’s next tablet got a little more real today. A Japanese blog has got their hands on a dummy unit for the upcoming iPad Air, and they posted some photos. Continue reading
Youtube user TLDToday got his hands on what he says is a dummy iPad Air 2. He got it via Sonny Dickson, and while we don’t know how Sonny got his hands on it the guy has generally been a good source of Apple leaks in the past. Continue reading
Rumors circulated last year that Apple was working on a larger iPad, possibly with either a 12.9″ or a 13.3″ screen, but it wasn’t until today that any real proof existed to show that the rumors were real.
A new photo was posted to Weibo earlier today which appears to show an aluminum mold carved in the shape of a larger iPad. As you can see in the photo, Apple’s logo and the camera can be seen in the aluminum block. According to my source, if it is real then this would likely be used to protective shells for the iPad Maxi. Continue reading
We’ve long known that when games and other enhancements are added to ebooks they can distract readers from paying attention to the text, and now it appears that enhancements can have a negative academic impact. Continue reading
Microsoft launched Office for the iPad yesterday, and as part of the promotion they are giving away a free 1 year subscription to Office 365. Yes, the Office app is free in iTunes, but you’ll need the subscription to access most of the features. Continue reading