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Twelve South releases HoverBar 3, now holds iPad Air, mini

Twelve South releases HoverBar 3, now holds iPad Air, mini

Twelve South, makers of popular accessories for Mac and iOS devices, have updated their HoverBar iPad mounting arm. The HoverBar 3 can now hold an iPad Air, any iPad mini, as well as the iPad 2, iPad 3, and iPad 4. The new HoverBar comes with three clips to accomodate different device sizes....
iOS 8 rumored to bring split-screen multitasking to the iPad

iOS 8 rumored to bring split-screen multitasking to the iPad

Apple's iPad is reported to be getting amped-up multi-tasking through a split-screen mechanism in iOS 8. The feature would be a stark departure for iOS, which though supporting multitasking apps, has only ever allowed a device to display one running app at a time. Taking advantage of the larger...
Beats Music for iPad review: Putting music discovery front and center

Beats Music for iPad review: Putting music discovery front and center

When Beats Music launched at the beginning of this year, it was iPhone only. Luckily that's now changed and Beats has now launched a dedicated iPad app as well. That's right, it isn't just a blown up version of the iPhone app, but one specifically designed to take advantage of the iPad's larger...
The difference between an Apple-made iPad charger and a cheap knock-off

The difference between an Apple-made iPad charger and a cheap knock-off

The difference between an Apple-made iPad charger and a cheap knock-off may seem obvious — price. One is almost $20 and the other just $3. What's not so obvious is what's inside the chargers that make for that difference in price. Part of it is Apple's profit margins, no doubt, which included...
USB vs. Bluetooth vs. Wi-Fi: What's the best way to tether your Mac to your iPhone or iPad?

USB vs. Bluetooth vs. Wi-Fi: The best way to tether to your iPhone or iPad!

Tethering lets you share the data connection from your iPhone or cellular iPad with your Mac, PC, Wi-Fi tablet, and other devices. There are three ways to tether to your iPhone or iPad and they are USB (via Lightning or Dock cable), Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi (personal hotspot). But which one gives you...
Walmart offering $30 off the iPad mini for Mother's Day

Walmart offering $30 off the iPad mini for Mother's Day

WalMart is running a Mother's Day promotion where the iPad mini is discounted by $30. The sale price is for both the standard iPad mini, which was previously priced at $299, and the newer iPad mini with Retina Display. With the promotion, the 16 GB iPad mini WiFi edition is now priced at $269...
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iPad continues to dominate J.D. Power tablet satisfaction ratings

Ever since J.D. Power started measuring consumer satisfaction with their tablets, the Apple iPad has ruled the rankings, and this year is no different. The latest satisfaction poll from J.D. Power shows Apple leading the pack, though trailed closely by Samsung, Asus, and Amazon. Said Kirk Parsons...
Touch ID for iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3

Touch ID for iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3

There's a story going around that Touch ID sensors are being manufactured in anticipation for the iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3. So what does that mean? Given the history of supply-chain reporting it's hard to say. Flipping a coin is about as reliable. It's also hard to say that it...
Lillium Purse for iPad mini by Intrepid Bag Co. review

Lillium Purse for iPad mini by Intrepid Bag Co. review

The Intrepid Bag Co.'s Lillium Purse is really cool. It's a side satchel purse designed for the iPad mini. It's gorgeous leather on the outside and soft suede inside to protect against scratches. There are two pockets, one for your iPad mini, and one for anything else, including an iPhone or...
in-app purchases revealed!

iOS 7.1.1 makes sure you know which apps have in-app purchases

Now you can see which apps have the dreaded in-app purchases in the latest update right from the App Store's Top Charts section. This comes as part of the iOS 7.1.1 update, and it's a great addition under that button that says "FREE."
iPad Mini

Refurbished Retina iPad mini goes on sale through Apple for $339

Apple is now offering the iPad mini with Retina display on its Refurbished Store. Currently, Apple is only selling refurbished Wi-Fi models, with the cellular models not yet available. A refurbished 16GB model will cost you $339, down from the $399 you would pay for a new device. The 32GB...
Apple's latest 'Your Verse' offers a look at how Bollywood uses Apple products

Apple's latest 'Your Verse' offers a look at how Bollywood uses Apple products

Apple has updated their "Your Verse" site — that's the new ad campaign for the iPad Air — with a piece about how Bollywood choreographer Feroz Khan uses his iPad to capture different scenes and other inspiring pictures and video. As a Bollywood choreographer, I don't just direct dance...
iMore asks: What exactly is a carrier update, and what does it do?

What's a 'carrier update' for iPhone or iPad and why do we get them?

If you've had an iPhone or iPad with cellular networking for any length of time you've probably been notified about a carrier update. Some are mandatory and don't give you an option to say refuse or to be reminded later. Others just bug you occasionally until you actually perform the update. But...
WWDC 2014 wallpapers for iPhone and iPad

WWDC 2014 wallpapers for iPhone and iPad

You know the drill. Apple has announced WWDC 2014 and that means there's new artwork to go along with it. This year it's a classic rainbow of app icon shapes whose negative space reveals the distinctive top of the Apple logo. We'll leave it to others to engage in the usual Apple-mancy, to read...
Fantastical 2 for iPad review

Fantastical 2 for iPad review

Thanks to Fantastical 2 for iPad I can now rapidly enter and find appointments and events on all my Apple devices, all the time. Flexibits' hyper-efficient, natural-language parsing calendar app first shipped for the Mac in May of 2011. Fantastical for iPhone landed in November of 2012. Now it's...
iPad Air

LTE-enabled iPad Air and iPad Mini now available in China

The iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini have been available now in China for some time, but today the TD-LTE versions are launching in the People's Republic. The addition of TD-LTE brings compatibility with the 4G networks of China, enabling all of the cellular features like GPS, browsing on the go,...
Where could Apple go with the iPhone 6 and Apple A8 chipset?

Where could Apple go with the iPhone 6 and Apple A8 chipset?

Last year Apple launched their second generation custom CPU as part of the Apple A7 system-on-a-chip found in the iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and iPad mini Retina. Codenamed "Cyclone" it used the ARMv8 instruction set and was an industry first 64-bit. Thanks to some sleuthing and some new commit logs,...
Strotter makes iPad stylish and useable — Macworld|iWorld 2014

Strotter makes iPad stylish and useable — Macworld|iWorld 2014

Strotter, makers of the Platforma convertible messenger bag, are back this season with a new iPad Air case called the Across. Available in a variety of different designer colors, the $99 Across is an over-the-shoulder bag for the iPad that quickly converts into a standing case, so you can get...
iPad helps athletes, trainers detect and assess concussion injuries

iPad helps athletes, trainers detect and assess concussion injuries

The "Your Verse" section of Apple's web site - part of its ad campaign for the iPad Air - has been updated with a new section about how the iPad is being used to detect concussion injuries in athletes and help their trainers assess when they're ready to play again. Apple: There is no typical...
iPad mini

iPad mini down to £199 at one British retailer

It's sometimes easy to forget the original iPad mini but British supermarket, Asda, is currently selling it for £199. That represents a £50 saving on the list price for the 16GB Wifi model available in both Space Gray and Silver. At that price it also represents a pretty substantial difference...

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