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History of iPad (original): Apple makes the tablet magical and revolutionary

History of iPad (original): Apple makes the tablet magical and revolutionary

Counting down to the 2014 iPads, we look back at the original in 2010, the one that put the post in post-PC On January 27, 2010, Steve Jobs took the stage at an Apple special event to give what was one of the most important keynotes of his life and, once again, in the history of consumer...
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iPad reportedly getting a gold paint job this month, 12.9-inch variant launching in 2015

Always wanted a gold color variant of the iPad to match your gold iPhone? Your wish is about to come true, as Apple is reportedly announcing a 9.7-inch iPad with a gold color option later this month. According to Bloomberg: New versions of the company's 9.7-inch iPads, anticipated to be...
iPhone 5 and iPad 2 still the most-used iOS devices

iPhone 5 and iPad 2 are still the most-used iOS devices

Apple's last-generation iPhone 5 and second-generation three-year-old iPad 2 are still Apple's most popular devices sold. The news comes courtesy of app analytics firm Localytics, whose numbers show the iPhone 5 with a slim 27% lead over the iPhone 5s at 25%, while the iPad 2 sits at 29% over the...
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Wacom introduces new styluses for better drawing on the iPad

The stylus company Wacom announced a number of new products today, which it says were made specifically for use on Apple's iPad tablets. The Intuos Creative Stylus 2 will go on sale in October for the price of $79.99 for the digital artist. Wacom says: Offering 2,048 pressure sensitivity...
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Expedia iOS app updated with full iPad support

The Expedia travel app for iOS has been updated today with a version that contains a new design specifically for the iPad, along with features for tablet owners: Here's a quick list of what iPad users can expect from the new Expedia app: Single Search Box: To eliminate hefty search interfaces...
It's 2014 and Samsung is still bringing tab specs to an iPad experience fight

It's 2014 and Samsung is still bringing tab specs to an iPad experience fight

Samsung has aired yet-another anti-Apple attack ad, this one involving a guy walking around the streets of New York City showing passersby both the iPad Air and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S. Rather than point out the glaring problems with the ad, like Samsung using a white Tab but a black iPad for a...
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Apple reportedly making a 12.9-inch iPad for production in early 2015

A new report from Bloomberg claims Apple is developing a much larger iPad that could enter production sometime in the first quarter of 2015. The story says the display on this iPad could be as large as 12.9-inches. Bloomberg's story, which cites unnamed sources, claims Apple has been working...
Could the iPad replace the Cintiq on illustrators' desks?

Could the iPad replace the Cintiq on illustrators' desks?

Some graphic designers, digital illustrators, artists and others use expensive, specialized graphics pads like Wacom's Cintiq, which integrate a flat panel display into a digitized tablet surface suitable for use with a specialized stylus. With Apple's focus on continuity between iOS 8 and OS X...
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Los Angeles' school system ends plan to give all of its students iPads

The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest public school system in the United States, has decided not to move forward with its plans to offer an iPad to every student in the system, due to concerns about the iPad itself as well as how the contract with Apple was handled by school...
Best iPad Air keyboard cases: For professionals on the go!

Best iPad Air keyboard cases: For professionals on the go!

The iPad Air is thin, light, and ultra portable. This makes it a perfect productivity tool while on the go. Pair it with a great keyboard case and you may be surprised how much work you can get done without ever touching a desktop computer. Many App Store apps support Bluetooth keyboard shortcuts...
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Pokémon game for iPad coming soon as an online trading card title

A version of The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online that's already available for Windows and Mac PCs has now been confirmed as coming to the iPad at some point, which will make the game the first to be released for any of Apple's iOS devices by The Pokémon Company. There are other Pokémon apps for...
'iPhone slow' explained: The truth about iOS updates

'iPhone slow' explained: The truth about iOS updates

The charge that iOS updates deliberately slow down older iPhones gets regurgitated every so often. It's a sensational charge so it gets sensationalized. Most recently some research into correlation vs. causation in big data analytics and how it shouldn't be misinterpreted was — wait for it —...
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Next-gen iPads with anti-reflection coating reportedly in production

We're rapidly approaching the time of year when new Apple toys start to emerge, and Bloomberg has today published a couple of tantalizing details surrounding the company's next-generation iPads. Citing two sources "with knowledge of the matter," the outlet claims the full-sized next-gen iPad, at...
iPad Air and the next generation of highly mobile, highly accessible productivity

iPad Air and the next generation of highly mobile, highly accessible productivity

Finger-painting with productivity is not a term I ever thought I'd use. Working in enterprise for years, trapped behind a desk and a Windows PC and Microsoft Office, productivity was arduous. It was a chore. The software was bought because of the boxes it checked, not the efficiency it enabled,...
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Microsoft's new SNIPP3T iPhone app is part of its plan to expand Bing search

This weekend, Microsoft quietly launched SNIPP3T for the iPhone, an app that grabs news and information on the internet about celebrities. As it turns out, it comes from Microsoft's Bing team in an effort to expand the search service's influence beyond the web browser. Microsoft says that,...
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Big football fans might want new NFL Now iPhone and iPad app along with Apple TV

The new NFL Now app for the iPhone and iPad has been released, along with a version of the app for Apple TV that was previously announced. Here's a quick breakdown of the app's features: Hundreds of new videos daily Personalized stream for you, by you Deepest NFL video library anywhere...
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China may have banned government purchases of iPads and other Apple products

A new report from Bloomberg claims that the government of China has excluded a number of Apple products, including the iPad, the iPad mini and a number of MacBook laptops from a list of approved products that can be purchased with public money. Bloomberg cites unnamed sources for the basis of...
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UK Virgin Media users can watch Sky Movies and Sports on iPhone and iPad

UK Virgin Media users who are also signed up with subscriptions to Sky Movies or Sky Sports can now watch these channels on the go, via the Sky Movies and Sky Sports apps for the iPhone and iPad. Virgin Media says: "Customers with Sky Movies subscriptions can view all 11 Sky Movies...
Next iPad Air subtly redesigned if new images are to be believed

Next iPad Air subtly redesigned if new images are to be believed

The iPhone 6 may be the hot new Apple device most of us are waiting on, but we shouldn't forget that there will probably be new iPads at some point this year too. Case in point, the images up top purport to show to the rear shell of the next iteration of the iPad Air with some subtle design...
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Blood Bowl game scores points with its iPad launch

Blood Bowl, which puts a violent, and highly satirical, fantasy spin on American football, has made its way to the iPad for the first time after being released first as a board game and later as a console and PC title. Blood Bowl is a spin off of the long running Warhammer franchise by Games...

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