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How to save Netflix videos for offline viewing on an iPhone or iPad

02/15/2017, 09:02 pm

A feature you're bound to see more of in streaming video apps is support for offline caching -- that is, the ability to temporarily download a show or movie so you can watch it later without internet access. Here's how to do it for Netflix, one of the most popular video services on iPhone and iPad.


Editorial: Why Apple ignores so much pundit innovation advice

02/13/2017, 02:02 am

Pundits are confounded by how Apple seems to ignore all their great ideas, but the company's strategy appears to be working out rather well on its own. Here's a look at why Apple has done so well while disregarding three major themes of Toxic Innovation Advice, pertaining to acquisition targets, obvious feature requests and commodity hardware.


Track the 'bomb cyclone' with the best third-party weather apps for your iPhone or iPad

02/09/2017, 12:02 pm

Apple's native iOS Weather app is pretty spartan. Given that a good portion of the east coast of the U.S. is in the midst of a "bomb cyclone" spreading wind, rain, and snow from the mid-Atlantic to Maine -- use one of these weather apps to get a bit more data than Apple supplies.


Square launches iPad app with point-of-sale, store management system for retailers

02/08/2017, 04:02 pm

Commerce company Square has launched a new set of tools to help medium-sized businesses manage their affairs, with Square for Retail combining a point-of-sale app with other important business functions, including managing employees and inventory.


Stock-outs could signal the death of Apple's iPad Air 2 ahead of expected lineup refresh

02/08/2017, 11:02 am

Inventory of Apple's entry-level 9.7-inch iPad continues to dry up as a trio of new models are rumored to soon launch, potentially suggesting the popular iPad Air 2 will be axed for a new model with faster processor.


Truphone offers data plans for Apple SIM-equipped iPads to 40 countries

02/07/2017, 08:02 am

Truphone customers in Spain now have the option to sign up for a roaming data plan in 40 countries, including the U.S, Australia, France, Germany, and the U.K. - with the ability for customers in other countries to sign on coming soon.


Conflicting statistics still put Apple's iPad at top of tablet market in Dec. quarter

02/02/2017, 01:02 pm

While differing on some key figures, global tablet industry statistics published on Thursday suggest that the Apple's iPad still has a firm lead as the most popular option, even if the company and the industry as a whole are losing sales.


Apple, IBM, United Airlines banding together for better staff iPhone, Apple Watch integration at airports

02/02/2017, 09:02 am

The initiative between the three companies will assist United Airlines to develop apps for better communication, regulate peak customer demands better, and assist in more effective maintenance for over 50,000 devices already deployed, and more to come.


Participating companies shed light on Apple's secretive 'Mobility Partner Program'

02/01/2017, 11:02 am

Beyond commerce giants IBM, SAP, and Cisco, Apple works with other businesses under the auspices of its "Mobility Partner Program" -- which isn't widely discussed. But a recent loosening of Apple's fabled secrecy has led a few smaller companies to open up about their experiences with the program.


Apple iPad decline continues with 19 percent drop in holiday quarter

01/31/2017, 05:01 pm

In contrast with Mac and iPhone performance, the iPad continued a long-term decline in Apple's first fiscal quarter of 2017, seeing shipments fall 19 percent year-over-year.


Five of the best apps for getting started with creating art on the iPad

01/29/2017, 09:01 am

The iPad is an excellent artist's tool, but before you jump into an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, AppleInsider has five suggestions for apps to try that don't need either to be sure that you want to make the jump from paper to digital.


Hands On: Air Display 3.0.3 turns your iPad into a wireless second screen for your Mac

01/26/2017, 02:01 pm

The Air Display app combo for iPad and macOS is one of several options to expand your Mac's desktop to the iPad -- AppleInsider examines a wireless way to connect the two and expand your macOS screen.


Rumor: Apple's trio of new iPads may not launch until second half of 2017

01/19/2017, 08:01 am

Though rumors have pegged an Apple event for March to unveil three new iPads, the latest supply chain scuffle suggests that the updated 9.7-, 10.5- and 12.9-inch touchscreen tablets may not find their ways into the hands of consumers until the latter half of the year.


Rumor: Apple Pencil 2 coming this spring with magnets to attach to iPad, plus pocket clip

01/18/2017, 01:01 pm

Alongside new iPad Pro models, Apple is also rumored to be working on a second-generation Apple Pencil, one that could potentially solve where to put the input device when it's not being held in your hand.


What history teaches about Apple's windows of opportunity for 2017

01/16/2017, 11:01 pm

If you listen to groupthink critics on Apple, you'll hear that the company is deeply troubled by too much reliance on iPhone sales, aging Mac Pro and Mini offerings that haven't been updated in years and a stagnating market for iPads that has fallen precipitously since Peak iPad occured in 2014. They're wrong, here's why.


Rumored 10.5-inch iPad may align with dimensions of iPad mini, resolution of iPad Pro

01/12/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple's rumored plans for a 10.5-inch iPad -- not much larger than 9.7-inch models -- may make more sense when considering the size of the iPad mini, and the resolution of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.


Adobe concept demonstrates editing images on iPad using just your voice

01/12/2017, 11:01 am

Photographs may be edited by voice commands alone in the future, creative software producer Adobe hopes, showcasing a new proof-of-concept video that shows a Siri-like digital assistant on an iPad being used to make changes to an image.


Apple revenues from iOS ecosystem should exceed $1 trillion this year, analyst says

01/12/2017, 03:01 am

According to independent analyst Horace Dediu, Apple's iOS hardware ecosystem and related services is on schedule to generate a cumulative $1 trillion sometime in 2017, a milestone for a consumer product.


Astropad Studio promises to turn iPad Pro with Apple Pencil into high-end graphics tablet

01/11/2017, 02:01 pm

Astropad on Wednesday launched Astropad Studio, a new edition of its second-screen app for the iPad, geared towards making an iPad Pro suitable as a professional drawing tablet.


Apple on track to launch three new iPads in spring 2017, but none of them mini

01/08/2017, 08:01 pm

Though it hasn't been updated since 2015, the 7.9-inch iPad mini won't be among the trio of new iPads Apple is expected to introduce this spring, instead sticking to larger form factors, according to a new report.