Tag Archives: ipad

Apple Launches New iPad Air, iPad Mini, Will Start Pre-Orders Tomorrow

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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 ...

Google Launched Newsstand App for iPad, iPhone

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Google's 10 month old Newsstand app finally made its way to iOS this week. It was released as an update to the Currents app, which is no more. The new Newsstand app offers many of the same features found in its Android sibling, including a Flipboard-esque interface which combines features of that news aggregator with Pocket-like ...

Kindle for iPad and iPhone Updated for iOS8

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Do you know all those nifty-sounding new reading features Amazon announced last night alongside the new ereaders and tablets? Well, they haven't added the features to the Kindle app yet, but Amazon did roll out a few other goodies. In addition to support for iOS8, Amazon also added a new widget for your iDevices home page, copy&paste, ...

Audible for iPad and iPhone Updated with New Discover Section, 30-Second Forward Button

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Amazon rolled out a new update yesterday for their audiobook app for iOS which added a handful of new features designed to improve the discovery and playback experience as well as a much-needed redesign. The audible app now features a new discover section which offers a bevy of titles you might want to buy and listen to, and Audible ...

Dropbox for iPad and iPhone Updated With Document Previews, Better Search

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The Dropbox app for iPad and iPhone is playing catch up with its Android counterpart this morning. A new update has been rolled out to the app which adds the document previews and search features which were added to the Android app a couple weeks ago. The app also no supports larger animated Gifs (which is great ...

Review: Acer Iconia A1-830 is a Disappointing iPad Mini Clone

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Acer might not be the biggest tablet maker but they are a well known name with an established reputation for quality. Alas, sometimes Acer's generally adequate tablets miss the mark. The Iconia A1-830 is a mid-grade 8" tablet which launched in April 2014. I didn't get a chance to review it until July and August, and now ...

Yuzu for iPad Updated, But It’s Still Not Ready for the New School Year

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Barnes & Noble's replacement for the NookStudy digital textbook app has matured somewhat in the 4 months since I reported on its launch in April, but the platform is still a work in progress. A reader reminded me early this morning that the Yuzu app for the iPad had been updated, inspiring me to take another ...

Oyster App for iPad, iPhone Updated with In-App Purchases

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Oyster is bucking the trend this week. While most a lot of media services avoid in-app purchases on iOS, the ebook subscription service Oyster released a new update on Friday to their app which added the option. Oyster for iOS v1.8 adds unnamed bug fixes, major syncing improvements, and new color and personalization options - or ...

I Don’t Expect to See an iWatch or a 12.9″ iPad Maxi This Year

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A new round of rumors are circulating today concerning Apple's long-rumored iWatch and 12.9" iPad. While I usually don't comment on implausible and unsubstantiated hardware rumors, I'm going to break with my rule against reporting on rumors and point out just how implausible the latest rumors really are. Earlier today MacRumors and other gadget blogs reposted ...