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Topic: iPad

Apple's 8 years of iPad: a revolution in iOS computing

01/27/2018, 04:01 pm

Eight years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced iPad, positioned as a new device category between the highly-mobile iPhone and conventional Macs. Some critics were disappointed that it wasn't a Mac in tablet form; others were upset it wasn't a telephone, that it wasn't smaller, that wasn't larger--or that it effectively was a larger iPod touch. All critics have since agreed that iPad is a disastrous, disappointing problem Apple should feel bad about despite it being the most popular, most profitable, most influential new form factor in personal electronics since iPhone itself.

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First beta of iOS 11.3 now available to public beta program participants

01/25/2018, 02:01 pm

A day after the release of the developer's beta, Apple has made available the first public beta of iOS 11.3.

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'Modern' iPad Pro with Face ID teased in Apple's iOS 11.3 code

01/25/2018, 01:01 pm

Digging within the first beta of iOS 11.3 has discovered evidence that a new iPad with Face ID and thinner bezels could be in the works, supporting rumors that such as device is on tap for launch later this year.

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Apple working on new Books e-reader application, heralded by renaming in iOS 11.3 beta

01/25/2018, 07:01 am

Apple appears poised to refresh its iPhone and iPad e-reader app, Books, after years of few changes.

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Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5

01/23/2018, 01:01 pm

Apple has updated its entire suite of operating systems, shipping updates macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5 to the public on Tuesday.

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Apple issues beta 5 for watchOS 4.2.2, beta 6 for macOS 10.13.3, beta 7 for iOS 11.2.5

01/19/2018, 01:01 pm

Three new betas have been released by Apple for developer testing, with new versions of iOS 11.2.5, macOS 10.13.3 and watchOS 4.2.2 now available.

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Weekend Deals: $200 off 15" MacBook Pros; $150-$500 off 13" models; iPads from $299; plus no tax outside NY & NJ

01/19/2018, 01:01 pm

From headphones to loaded MacBook Pros, we're rounding up the best deals on Apple devices, software and accessories. Save up to $500 on 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros. Or pick up a 10.5" iPad Pro for $599. Headphones start at $38.99, while new Apple Music subscribers can sign up for a 4-month free trial of the service.

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'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' trailer released, 'Hero Academy' sequel hits iPhone and iPad

01/19/2018, 12:01 pm

More details about PortKey Games' second 'Harry Potter' title destined for iOS have surfaced via a new trailer, meanwhile Robot Entertainment has shipped the sequel to 'Hero Academy' on iPhone and iPad, refreshing the original game by switching out asynchronous combat for real-time gameplay.

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There's a new malicious link that can crash or hang Messages and Safari

01/16/2018, 08:01 pm

Yet another "text bomb" has surfaced, this time in the form of a website that can sometimes cause system crashes or hangups when received through Apple's Messages app on iOS and macOS.

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Apple under fire from U.S.-based class action suit over Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in A-series chips

01/15/2018, 03:01 pm

Apple has become the target for another class action suit over the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities found in Intel and ARM-based processors, as a suit filed in the California U.S. district court is going after the company for designing the A-series processors bearing these same defects.

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Apple's new iPad Pro ads tout augmented reality & mobile notetaking

01/13/2018, 08:01 pm

Apple on Saturday released a pair of video ads for the iPad Pro, concentrating on some of the possibilities brought with September's iOS 11.

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Occipital's Structure depth sensor can scan objects in 3D on the iPad, provide VR on the iPhone

01/12/2018, 03:01 pm

Occipital took to CES to show off its 3D scanning technology and how it can be used with iOS devices, including the Canvas app and Structure accessory that can quickly scan a room using an iPad, and the Bridge headset that turns an iPhone into a mixed reality device.

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Apple makes fifth iOS 11.2.5 developer's beta available for testing

01/11/2018, 01:01 pm

Just days after the last release, Apple has made a new build of the iOS 11.2.5 beta available for developer testing.

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Apple servers briefly enabled signing of older iOS firmwares, allowing users to downgrade to earlier versions

01/11/2018, 08:01 am

Apple's servers started to sign older versions of iOS for a number of hours on Wednesday night, an issue that gave iPhone and iPad owners a brief opportunity to downgrade iOS to an earlier release, with some hardware found to be downgradable to iOS 6.

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Satechi Type-C 75W Multiport Travel Charger capable of powering a MacBook Pro

01/10/2018, 02:01 pm

Accessory producer Satechi revealed its Type-C 75WMultiport Travel Charger, capable of charging up to four devices simultaneously, with it also capable of providing enough power to recharge a MacBook and an MacBook Pro as well as iPhones, iPads, and other devices.

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Private messaging iPhone app Confide develops screenshot-defeating 'ScreenShield'

01/10/2018, 12:01 pm

Secure messaging app Confide has come up with a way to prevent messages appearing in its iOS app from being captured in a screenshot, with the firm also offering its 'ScreenShield' technology in a development kit to help keep messages and other content protected in other apps.

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Apple's iOS Addiction already has a solution on the Mac

01/09/2018, 02:01 pm

Apple is vexed with the problem of excessive customer satisfaction, particularly in the troublesome demographic of young users. That's the latest hot take reaction to the issue of kids being given permissive parental approval to stay up all night on their iOS devices, leaving them sleep deprived and distracted. Apple's parental controls on iOS are focused on limiting access to content and specific apps, but the company already has tools in place to enforce parents' wishes on the Mac. It just needs to bring these to iOS.

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Deals: 128GB iPads for $399; 15" MacBook Pros from $2,249; GoPro Hero6 now $399, plus no tax in 48 states

01/08/2018, 11:01 am

Monday morning deals are now in effect with 128GB 9.7-inch iPads on sale for $399 ($30 off). Apple's current 15-inch MacBook Pro also starts at $2,249 after $120 to $150 in cash savings. Meanwhile, a price drop was issued on the GoPro Hero6 Black, which is now $399 with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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Deals: $299 iPads; 13" Air for $879; 13" MacBook Pros as low as $1,199 ($100-$450 off), plus no tax in 48 states

01/04/2018, 11:01 am

January deals keep rolling in with cash savings on ultraportable devices. Save $30 on Apple's 2017 9.7-inch iPad or $120 on the latest 13-inch Air. MacBook Pros are also up to $450 off this week, with free shipping and no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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TiVo's Next-Gen Platform aims to help cable TV providers stream to Apple TV, iPhone, iPad

01/04/2018, 10:01 am

TiVo has revealed a plan to make it as easy as possible for viewers to watch the programming they want, with the announced "Next-Gen Platform" claimed to help provide cable and streaming service providers device and operating system-agnostic methods for content distribution, including to the Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad.

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