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Apple lands exclusive digital access to enhanced Harry Potter series on iBooks

10/08/2015, 07:10 am

Enhanced editions of all seven books in the blockbuster "Harry Potter" series, featuring the original text with interactive animations and elaborate artwork, are now available exclusively on the iBooks Store, Apple announced on Thursday.


Disney animators test Apple's iPad Pro, reveal screen has roughed surface for drawing

10/06/2015, 07:10 pm

A week after Apple offered Pixar staff an early look at the new iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, the company let animators at Walt Disney's Feature Animation studio take its upcoming tablet for a spin. Interestingly, the artists commented that the device's screen surface has "tooth," or textured roughness, to augment drawing feel.


Rumor: iPad Pro, Apple Pencil & Smart Keyboard to go on sale first week of November

10/05/2015, 05:10 pm

Rumors out of the Far East on Monday claim Apple is preparing to start sales of its massive 12.9-inch iPad Pro in the first week of November, a date thought to coincide with the debut of device-specific accessories like the pressure sensitive Apple Pencil stylus.


Apple's HomeKit gets support from MediaTek via IoT chip SDKs aimed at appliances, small devices

10/02/2015, 07:10 pm

Fabless chip designer MediaTek has joined Broadcom, Marvell and Texas Instruments in releasing support for HomeKit, Apple's "Internet of Things" specification for secure, Siri-driven wireless control of appliances, switches and other devices around the home from users' iOS devices or Apple Watch.


Pixar staff gets early chance to test iPad Pro & Apple Pencil

09/29/2015, 01:09 pm

Apple recently brought the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil to the award winning Hollywood filmmakers at Pixar, giving the studio's digital animation wizards an early sneak-peek at its upcoming technology.


Major League Baseball updates rules to allow iPads in dugouts, with restrictions

09/28/2015, 03:09 pm

Beginning on Monday, Major League Baseball rules will allow the iPad in dugouts for some tasks like checking charts, statistics, and scouting reports, according to an official announcement.


iPad mini 4 display catches up with Air 2 in color gamut, outdoor visibility

09/21/2015, 02:09 pm

The iPad mini 4 uses a display far superior to those of earlier Mini models, both in terms of color reproduction and how much ambient light it reflects, according to testing and calibration firm DisplayMate.


Teardown of Apple's iPad mini 4 reveals 5,124mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, refined layout

09/17/2015, 10:09 pm

A teardown of Apple's new iPad mini 4 shows the tablet is indeed a shrunken hybrid version of last year's iPad Air 2, but comes with a few surprises like a slightly tweaked component layout.


iPad mini 4 uses overclocked A8 processor faster than 2014 iPhones

09/15/2015, 01:09 pm

Apple has engineered the iPad mini 4's version of the A8 processor to make it slightly faster than the original chip used in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, a report said on Tuesday.


Apple's Xcode iOS simulator shows 2GB RAM for iPhone 6s & 6s Plus, 4GB for iPad Pro

09/13/2015, 09:09 pm

As expected, Apple appears to have bumped the available RAM in its latest handsets from 1 to 2 gigabytes while doubling that for the new jumbo iPad Pro, the numbers seemingly confirmed by a clever application of Xcode's iOS simulator.


Hands on: iPad Pro with Apple Pencil

09/10/2015, 09:09 pm

Apple new big screen iPad Pro has been anticipated for some time, and bears some similarities to existing products on the market. However, Apple's implementation of a large tablet--along with its new "Apple Pencil" for precision drawing input--incorporate a series of unique features, too.


Apple's iPad Pro has ultra-fast storage thanks to new controller

09/10/2015, 02:09 pm

The iPad Pro uses a new storage controller that improves read and write speeds, with performance more comparable to desktop PCs, according to marketing on Apple's website.


Apple's new 12.9-inch iPad Pro has 4GB of RAM, doubling iPad Air 2

09/10/2015, 10:09 am

Apple's new iPad Pro may have 4 gigabytes of RAM, the most ever for an iOS device, Adobe inadvertently revealed in a press release, which has since been edited to remove the claim.


Apple's iPad Pro Smart Connector open to accessory makers, Logitech Create keyboard coming in Nov.

09/09/2015, 07:09 pm

Aside from its larger 12.9-inch Retina display, the biggest external design change on the iPad Pro is a new port dubbed the Smart Connector. Apple has revealed that third-party accessory makers will be able to create their own accessories for the Smart Connector, and the company even worked with accessory maker Logitech for one set to debut this November.


Apple announces new iPad mini 4 with iPad Air 2 internals

09/09/2015, 02:09 pm

At the tail end of the iPad Pro presentation on Wednesday, Apple announced an updated iPad mini with a slimmer profile, lighter weight, and higher-performance internal components.


Apple unveils $799 12.9" iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil accessories

09/09/2015, 01:09 pm

After years of rumors and speculation, Apple on Wednesday finally unveiled its jumbo-sized iPad Pro, boasting a 12.9-inch display, a new A9X processor, a four-speaker audio system, a stylus dubbed the Apple Pencil, and a Smart Keyboard that connects via a new docking port.


Apple won't host traditional October event this year, 'iPad Pro' expected today - report

09/09/2015, 08:09 am

Breaking with recent tradition, Apple will reportedly not be holding a media event in October of this year, with the company said to be planning to lay all of its cards on the table -- including the anticipated "iPad Pro" -- with today's media presentation in San Francisco.


What we expect from today's Apple event: new iPhones, a revamped Apple TV, next-gen OS updates, more

09/09/2015, 08:09 am

Apple executives will take the stage in San Francisco later today for a special media briefing, during which we expect them to announce next-generation iPhones, a refreshed Apple TV, and provide updates on iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Here's an updated breakdown of everything you need to know.


JetBlue mechanics choose iPad mini 3 for digital aircraft maintenance toolbox

09/03/2015, 12:09 am

After putting iPad 4 into operation as an electronic flight bag in 2013, then iPad mini 3 for in-flight cabin services this year, U.S. airline JetBlue is turning to Apple's tablet platform to aid aircraft maintenance technicians.


Apple's iPad is key to visitor experience at new One World Trade Center Observatory

09/01/2015, 11:09 am

The newly opened One World Trade Center Observatory in New York City relies heavily on the iPad for its visitor experience, with Apple's tablet serving as both a virtual tour guide and a payment terminal.