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With the massive vulnerabilities recently discovered in Intel CPUs, the main question on everyone's minds are when affected devices will be updated to guard against possible exploits. Apple is ahead of the game; apparently, the latest versions of their various operating systems protect against Meltdown, and a fix for Spectre is coming to Safari in the next f...
Google Duo is almost ready for tablets
Although there is no official launch date for it yet, a Google Duo developer confirmed on Twitter that a special version for tablets is currently in the making.
Civilization VI now available for iPads
More than just becoming available for Apple's tablets, Civilization VI is also the first game in the series to deliver the full desktop experience to those playing it on a slate.
Apple mulling at unified app development a la Microsoft's UWP
Apple is looking for a way to 'converge a toaster and a refrigerator' by means of creating its own version of a unified app platform similar to what Microsoft currently has in Windows 10. The unified app platform will enable apps to seamlessly scale and work across iOS and macOS.
ADATA announces i-Memory AI720 USB drive storage expansion for iOS devices
The i-Memory AI720 includes a Lightning connector at one end and a USB 3.1 connector at the other end. It comes in 32/64/128 GB capacities and can easily handle UHD 4K video playback thanks to the 90 MB/s transfer speeds. The OTG functionality allows users to save videos and pictures directly on the stick, in order to save up space on their devices.
Facebook Messenger Kids rolls out in the US
The new Facebook Messenger Kids opens up the social network to children aged under 13. This app allows parents to download the app on their child's device, create a profile, and then approve the contacts they are allowed to interact with.
iOS 11.2 comes with faster wireless charging and Apple Pay Cash
Apple has just released iOS 11.2 with support for faster wireless charging, video camera stabilization, Apple Pay Cash, as well as a fix for the autocorrect bug that has been recently discovered.
Most affordable iPad ever might arrive in Q2 2018
Although it is rumored that next year will bring at least one iPad with Face ID, insiders familiar with the matter also revealed that Apple also plans to launch its cheapest iPad to date in 2018. The price of this tablet is expected to be around US$259, claim the same sources.
Rumor | iPads in 2018 could be based on the 7nm Apple A11X Bionic octa-core CPU
Apple will be reportedly using the A11X Bionic CPU in the next generation iPads, which is an octa-core CPU based off TSMCs 7nm fabrication process.
Apple fixes the autocorrect bug on iPhones and iPads
The bug that came with iOS 11.1 and simply did not allow some users to type "i" by replacing it with "A" and a Unicode symbol has just been fixed by iOS 11.1.1. This update also takes care of an issue with Siri ("Hey Siri" sometimes not working).
Next year's iPads might feature Face ID
Although the hardware needed to manufacture Face ID-enabled devices is in short supply right now, Apple is expected to speed things up and to add this technology to at least one of the iPad tablets to launch in 2018.
IDC analytics point to 3-year decline in tablet sales
Marking the twelfth straight quarter of year-over-year decline, the third quarter of 2017 saw the tablet market slump 5.4%. Despite a bump in sales growth from 4 of the top 5 tablet retailers, the market as a whole continues its downward trend with no end in sight.
Apple's Q4 2017 earnings turn out better than expected
Revenues cap at US$52.6 billion and Apple managed to sell more iPhones, iPads and Macs compared to Q4 2016. The iPhone 8/X models are expected to increase revenues by as much as US$35 billion for Q1 2018.
An iPhone with a stylus? It could materialize in 2019 if a new rumor is accurate
Apple could be set to launch a new iPhone model that will compete directly with the Samsung Galaxy Note. The new iPhone will use a supercapicitor stylus that offers a more pen-like feel according to a new rumor out of South Korea.
Forget Safari, now all iOS users can live life on the Edge
Microsoft has now opened their new Edge Browser for iOS beta up to allow any iOS user to join the beta program. Edge for iOS aims to bring features from the desktop and easy syncing.
Siri and Spotlight: Bing out, Google in
Apple has announced they are dropping Bing as the provider of search results for Spotlight and Siri searches in favor of Google. Bing will continue to provide the image search results on Siri.
New Apple TV 4K packs A10X punch, HDR
Amidst all the fanfare of the new iPhone X launch, Apple has given its Apple TV its most potent upgrade yet. Powered by an Apple A10X Fusion hexa-core processor, the new Apple TV supports 4K HDR in both HDR10 and Dolby Vision formats.
Disney sued for allegedly illegally collecting data on children with smartphone apps
Disney is being sued along with three software companies for creating software targeted at young children that collect personal information and send it to advertisers without the consent of parents. Disney has signaled it aims to face the suit in court.
Apple's third quarter results beat expectations, reveal challenges
Apple's third quarter financial reports show strong performance of the iPad and online Services. Meanwhile, revenue in the Greater China region dipped by 10%, highlighting one of the company's future challenges.
United States airport security could get even slower
Over the next few months, the TSA will introduce a new requirement for passengers to remove all electronic items larger than a smartphone from their bag as they go through airport security. This measure is intended to make it easier for TSA agents to examine items that could conceal dangerous substances.
iOS 10.3.3 now official
After quite a few public beta releases, Apple iOS 10.3.3 is finally ready to deliver multiple bug fixes and improvements to all iPhone and iPad users who own one (or more) compatible device(s).
Buy a Mac, score free Beats: Apple's back-to-school deal is now live
The new school year is still a ways off, but Apple's back-to-school sale is already here. iPads and MacBooks are discounted and most come with a free pair of premium headphones.
Apple opens first store in Taiwan at base of landmark skyscraper Taipei 101
Apple has opened its first store in Taiwan at the base of one of the world's tallest buildings, Taipei 101.
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) Tablet Review
Big Player. The Apple iPad Pro 12.9 has been updated not only with a faster SoC but also with an improved camera and display. We haven't found much to criticize, but the giant amongst its brethren is not a full replacement for a laptop just yet.
Apple A10X Fusion | Apple A10X Fusion GPU / PowerVR | 12.9" | 677 g
Apple A10X Fusion | Apple A10X Fusion GPU / PowerVR | 12.9" | 677 g
Relive the games of yore with free Sega classics — now available on mobile
The Sega Forever Collection brings five of the best classics to relive the good ol' days.
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 Tablet Review
A great tablet, but not a pro. The iPad Pro 10.5 is Apple's second generation of the Pro-series. The screen is definitely the star of the show. It has not only grown in size, but it also offers 120 Hz, HDR and claims coverage of the P3 color space. The tablet is on its way to the top with the A10X SoC, but it will still not be a satisfying notebook replacement.
Apple A10X Fusion | Apple A10X Fusion GPU / PowerVR | 10.5" | 469 g
Apple A10X Fusion | Apple A10X Fusion GPU / PowerVR | 10.5" | 469 g
New iPad Pro is now available at Apple Stores
There's no need to wait days or weeks for your new iPad Pro to arrive. Apple's retail locations now have the device in stock; just walk into a store and leave with your new tablet in hand.
Leaks suggest new 10.5-inch iPad Pro coming this summer
At least one manufacturer of iPad accessories is supposedly already preparing multiple folio cases in various colors for the unannounced tablet.
Apple offers free repairs on iPad Pro's Smart Keyboard for three years
Due to "functional issues," Apple will extend the replacement and repair warrant for the iPad Pro's Smart Keyboard to three years from the date of purchase.
Apple may replace your broken iPad 4 with an iPad Air 2
Customers that bring in an iPad 4 for repairs to authorized Apple service centers or Apple stores may have their device replaced with an iPad Air 2.
Microsoft Surface ranked best overall tablet by J.D. Power
For the first time since its inception, the top spot in J.D. Power's annual Tablet Satisfaction Study has gone to the Microsoft Surface line of devices which narrowly edged out its Apple and Samsung competitors.
iFixit tears open the new iPad, finds an old iPad inside
A teardown of the new iPad reveals a striking similarity to the first-generation iPad Air. A few hardware upgrades keep it from becoming a carbon copy of its predecessor.
New iPad Pro could arrive this April
Could an updated iPad Pro become available as early as next month? There's a lot of uncertainty among analysts at the moment as it's anyone's guess as to when Apple will release the updated 10.5-inch tablet.
Apple iOS 10.3 now publicly available
The update brings a shift to Apple's new APFS file system, which should increase overall system performance and better allocate storage space. There are a few other changes as well.
An iPad bomb threat partly led to the recent device ban on flights
Islamic terrorists have been plotting to use iPads as bombs, which would be smuggled into a plane's passenger cabin and detonated mid-flight. Such a plot forms part of the reasoning behind the recent laptop and tablet bans on US & UK flights.
Wikileaks says the CIA specifically targeted Apple products
The notorious activist group says that the CIA developed specialized tools to specifically target and infiltrate Apple products, namely Macbooks and iPhones. The tools have been in use since at least 2008.
The new iPad is now available on the Apple Store
Orders for Apple's latest tablet are now live on the company's online store. The new iPad, which replaces the iPad Air 2, starts at $329 and retains its predecessor's specs aside from an upgraded processor.
Apple patents designs for iPhone and iPad laptop docks
A recently-published patent reveals Apple's design for an iPhone that docks into a laptop shell. Another similar design reveals a MacBook that uses an iPad as its display.
Apple unveils a new iPad, new iPhone 7 model
The new iPad starts at $329 and will be available starting March 24. It features a 9.7-inch screen, a 64-bit A9 processor, and iOS 10. Also, a (PRODUCT) RED model for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is now available.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 spotted on Best Buy for $599 USD
The Tab 3 is the latest (and most expensive) tablet from Samsung. Sporting high-end specs expected of a flagship, it will be available soon for about $600.
iPad Pro 2 could arrive next week
Industry insiders familiar with the matter have just confirmed the rumors about Apple's upcoming product launches. According to these sources, the new hardware is expected to arrive between March 20 and March 24.
Wikileaks reveals trove of CIA hacking tools for iOS and Android-driven devices
WikiLeaks has released a trove of information revealing the range of the CIA's hacking exploits and cyber-ordinance, including malware to use Samsung smart TV's for surveillance.
Apple rumored to update iPad Pro, iPhones in March
According to Japanese website Mac Otakara, the Cupertino Giant will add several new sizes of iPad Pro and new colors to the iPhone SE and iPhone 7 lines.
Apple has three new tablets coming in latter half of 2017
The new tablets are still in the planning phase and aren't expected to release until the latter half of 2017. Still no word on the fate of the iPad Mini, however.
Ming-Chi Kuo: Three new iPads to come in 2nd quarter, no iPad mini
Another report coming from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo affirmed, that Apple will release three new iPad models in quarter 2 of this year. The iPad mini 4 will not get an update, but a new 10 inch version with slim bezels will be released instead.
Major chip foundries having trouble with 10nm chip production
Sources say that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), responsible for producing chips based on Samsung's 10nm design, is having issues with a lower-than-expected yield from the manufacturing process.
iPhone manufacturing might be moved to USA
"iPhone: Made in the USA?" Apple may ask iPhone manufacturers to move production to the United States in the future.
Apple may release three new iPads in 2017, one of them bezel-less
Barclays analysts recently reported, that Apple will introduce three new iPads in March of 2017. The iPad Mini 4 will not get a replacement, however. Instead, a new 9.7 inch iPad will be introduced as an entry level device. A new 10.9 inch tablet may turn out to be bezel-less.
Apple & Deloitte team up to bring iOS to the workplace
Apple and Deloitte are joining forces to help businesses design and implement solutions for iPhone and iPad. Key to this partnership is Deloitte's dedicated team of iOS specialists that will help customers.
Apple: iOS 10.0.2 fixes Lightning earpods control issues
Even if Apple is already beta testing iOS 10.1, it is still busy fixing bugs in iOS 10. Version 10.0.2 fixes a few usability issues with Lightning headphones and the Photos app.
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