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All posts tagged "iPad"

  • iPad Air 2 meta-review: extremely powerful, thin and probably the best out there

    As soon as the iPad Air 2 hit the stores and shores of the US, it became judgement day. If you scan the headlines, you’ll see phrases like “best tablet ever” being flaunted around a lot. Is Apple’s latest, thinnest iPad as good as our fellow reviewers make it out to be? We’ve rounded up some of the web’s most popular gadget sites. As ever, The Verge paints the Air 2 in a stunning light. “At the most basic level, the iPad Air 2 is a monumental achievement in the field of iterative improvement,” writes Nilay Patel. Apart from the...

  • Apple launches iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, 5K Retina Display iMac and new Mac Mini

    Apple kinda launched this event on us with little notice. Today marks the release of the iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2. Their components may not even be that much of a surprise this time, as information regarding both the new Apple tablets have been seemingly leaked by the company itself. Here’s an image, as obtained by 9to5mac. It can almost be certain that both will have the TouchID fingerprint recognition sensor, as well as Burst Shot mode. It’s not a revolution, but we also expect much more from camp Apple. Also, we’ll learn more about OS X Yosemite....

  • The next Apple event preview: Gold iPads, skinnier MacBooks and OS X Yosemite

    What’s coming from Apple‘s 16 October event? Wouldn’t you like to know? So would we, that’s why we dug around for everything that’s possibly coming from camp Cupertino. iPads We all know the deal by now. The new iPad Air will be thinner, lighter, faster and most likely feature TouchID. There’s also some hope that there will be new colours for the iPad Air 2, especially Champagne Gold. Please let there be Champagne Gold. According to the leaks, the iPad Air 2 will only be 7mm thin and will sport a design that’s extremely similar to the iPhone 6 and 6...

  • Will.i.am launches smartwatch this week: makes calls, plays music, don’t need no smartphone

    We’re really not sure what to make of Will.i.am (or William Adams Jr., of Black-Eyed Peas fame) and his technology fetish any more. After co-developing Beats with Jummy Iovine and Dr. Dre all these years, launching his custom 3D-printer, designing a bespoke Lexus NX and selling a good few million records, Adams has now set his sights on the enormous wearables market and, more specifically, smartwatches. Hilariously, as a face-slap to Beats’ new owner Apple, Adams plans to launch the watch on 7Digital’s network at the same time as Apple’s iPad launch this Thursday. Best of luck trying to compete...

  • Apple to unveil new iPads, iMacs, OS X Yosemite at 16 October event

    Apple‘s at it again. After the massive launch that saw the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus unveiled, the Cupertino company is rumoured to be throwing another party Gatsby would be proud of come 16 October. But what does it have up its sleeve this time? According to Re/code at least, it will be a relatively mundane affair compared to September’s big bash (boohoo), but the world will be introduced to a new TouchID iPad, Retina iMacs, OS x Yosemite (finally!) and perhaps a Macbook or two, but Re/code makes no particular mention of the latter. What it does say however, is...

  • Sell high, buy low: The iPads great and that’s why there’s a sales slump

    iPad’s are a casualty of their own success, and are now in a sticky sales predicament, as in sales are down, way down. When a company’s most innovative product is selling 9% less — only 13.3-million sales in Q1 2014 — it’s usually easy to pin the blame on a lacklustre product. But because the iPad is such an all-round solid tablet, customers aren’t replacing them. Or as a Business Insider report puts it, “the iPad is losing sales because it is too good.” Android tablet owners are the ones replacing their gadgets at a faster rate then iPads. iPads are used on...

  • Microsoft Office apps debut on iPad, become most popular on iTunes

    Microsoft’s Office 365 suite has finally made its way to the iPad. After years of rumours, the iPad suite currently consists of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the less popular OneNote. Interestingly, Office apps became the most downloaded in the first few hours after their on iTunes. The three apps, with the exception of the tad older OneNote app, were ranked most popular in less than twelve hours after they were launched competing with the likes of Apple’s iWork. While Microsoft is relying on the sweet temptation of its freemium subscription service to make this move worth its while, it’s...

  • Don’t expect iPad ‘Pro’ in 2014, just a newer Air with Touch ID

    Last week, AppleInsider reported on the state of 2014’s iPads, namely that we aren’t going to see that many this year. The sites insider, Ming-Chi Kuo an analyst from KGI Securities (which has accurately predicted most of the Apple leaks over the years) says that the 2014 iPad Air will snag the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and the brand-new 8X CPU. Anything else? Chances of seeing the rumoured 12.9″ iPad “Pro” or a new Mini are “slim” says Kou. According to the analyst, the work on the new Air and larger iPad are priority number one for 2014. More excitingly, Apple...

  • 2013’s top 4 Android tablets

    For many years it seemed as if Apple had a choke-hold on the smart device market. The introduction of the iPhone and then the iPad, coupled with the expense involved in purchasing one, meant that for many people tablets were very much a luxury purchase. As further smart devices make their way into the market, many consumers are realizing that the iPad is not the only option when it comes to tablet computing. In fact, many people are steering clear of Apple products in an effort to get away from their restrictive operating system and inflated prices – because...

  • 5 more of our favourite tablets of 2013

    It’s hard to deny the appeal of a tablet. Light, fast and loaded with apps, these devices often represent companies at the pinnacle of their technological capabilities. Tablets like the ones we’ve listed below are the best that 2013 had to offer. 5. Amazon Fire HDX 7 Amazon is the king of E-readers, but what about 7” tablets? As it turns out, it’s pretty good at those too. Its best offering of 2013 is the budget-priced HDX 7, which comes with a great screen and speedy performance to boot. The HDX 7 doubles up as a portal of all things Amazon, with...