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Category Archives: iPad

NASA is going to send a spacecraft up to “touch the sun”

You know when you take your Fray Bentos pie out of the oven, and while it’s sitting there on your plate, you can’t help but just gaze at that scorching hot grill tray, eyes full of wonder, desperate to touch it? A quick boop on that steaming lattice would be OK, right? A tiny little tap wouldn’t hurt, would it? A quick ... Read More »

HomePod latest news – UK price, release date, design & specs

Apple is finally getting into the smart home speaker business with the HomePod, its rival to the Amazon Echo and Google Home, which have driven popularity for their Siri alternatives. Much like its rivals, the Siri-enabled speaker will be able to respond to voice commands and play music, set alarms, control smart devices, and search for information online. What makes ... Read More »

How to use an Apple ID account

f you own an iPhone, an iPad or almost any other modern Apple device, sooner or later you’re likely to end up with an Apple ID. This essentially consists of a single login, your Apple ID – usually your name followed by iCloud.com, me.com, or mac.com – and a password. An Apple ID is used for a wide range of ... Read More »

Zagg Folio review: iPad Air 2 keyboard case can boost your productivity

Wireless keyboards for the iPad come in all shapes and sizes. Some duplicate Apple’s Smart Cover approach by only covering the screen when it’s not in use. Others forgo attaching to the iPad, letting users decide which case to use. And some keyboards offer complete protection. Such is the case (forgive the pun) with the Zagg Folio. The Folio is ... Read More »

Split-screen mode could be a huge selling point for the rumored iPad Pro

Apple fans would never deign to carry a Surface Pro, but Microsoft’s advanced tablet has a lot to offer. PCWorld’s Mark Hachman swears by his Surface Pro 3, praising its light weight, generous 12-inch screen size, and improved Type Cover. Since it runs full Windows 8.1, he can run all the same apps he has on a more traditional PC, ... Read More »

Hidden iOS 9 keyboard hints at a larger-screen iPad Pro

In yet another sign that an iPad Pro is coming, Apple has apparently stashed away a keyboard for larger screens in iOS 9. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith discovered this larger keyboard format while delving through the iOS 9 software development kit. The layout is similar to a standard physical keyboard, with keys for tab, caps lock, colon, pipe, question mark, angle ... Read More »

Multitasking in iOS 9 makes the iPad a true post-PC device

The iPad has always been a paradox. While it may have been built to fill the rather sizable gap between the iPhone and Mac, it never really embraced its own identity, playing second fiddle to each of the devices it was stuck between. Consequently, Apple’s mighty tablet has never quite been able to live up to the lofty expectations it ... Read More »

Teach your children: Screens are good

When I first brought my daughter home from the hospital, I was so paranoid about how any sort of screen time would crack her fragile eggshell mind, I only permitted the television to be on when the baby was asleep. Even then, I insisted that we keep the television on mute; we relied on closed caption to try and keep ... Read More »

6 only-for-iPad gestures you need to know

While every iPhone gesture will work on an iPad, not every iPad gesture will work on an iPhone—and some of the lesser-known but most interesting iOS gestures happen to be iPad-only. Read on for six handy gestures for iPad—and only for iPad—starting with… Swipe up with four (or five) fingers Any iPhone or iPad user knows the shortcut to the ... Read More »

The iPad mini 4’s display shrugs off ambient light

Apple’s latest iteration of the iPad mini is a thinner, lighter, mulitasking machine, but it’s also sporting a major improvement in display quality. At first glance, the iPad mini 4 has the same 7.9-inch, 2048-by-1536-resolution display as its predecessor. What sets this device apart from the mini 3, however, is its superior color accuracy and low screen reflectivity, according to ... Read More »

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