01/23/2015, 04:01 am
Between 2006 and 2013, AMD & Nvidia fumbled the ball in mobile chips, losing their positions as the world's leading GPU suppliers by failing to competitively address the vast mobile market, enabling Apple to incrementally develop what are now the most powerful mainstream Application Processor GPUs to ship in vast volumes. Here's how it happened, the lessons learned and how Apple could make it happen again.
01/22/2015, 10:01 am
Future iPads could come with even fewer physical buttons, as Apple is evaluating new ways to show contextually relevant information and allow quick access to device controls based on the position of the iPad's Smart Cover, according to a patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
01/19/2015, 03:01 pm
Between 2005 and 2014, Intel fumbled the ball in mobile chips, losing its position as the world's leading processor supplier by failing to competitively address the vast mobile market and enabling Apple to incrementally develop what are now the most powerful mainstream Application Processors to ship in vast volumes. Here's how it happened, the lessons learned and how Apple could make it happen again.
KGI: Apple likely to launch simple stylus to enhance upcoming 12.9-inch iPad user experience; advanced model with 3D handwriting due later
01/18/2015, 09:01 am
Apple is likely to launch a hardware stylus to enhance the user experience for its long-rumored 12.9-inch "iPad Pro," according one well-placed industry analyst with a strong track record in predicting the company's future product plans.
01/14/2015, 03:01 pm
With the hardware ecosystem surrounding Apple's mobile devices continuing to grow, the company has chosen to place the spotlight some of the laptop-style iPad keyboards and iOS gaming controllers it offers at its retail locations.
01/08/2015, 12:01 pm
An image circling the Web on Thursday purports to show a piece of production tooling for Apple's rumored "iPad Pro," though there is scant evidence to back up the assertions. In fact, the part depicted appears more likely to be designed for Apple's Smart Cover than a forthcoming iPad.
01/08/2015, 10:01 am
Following a somewhat rocky, high-profile debut, the makers of Duet Display -- an app that allows users to press their iPad into service as a secondary display for their Mac -- have rolled out an impressive update that narrows the gap between a Duet-connected iPad and a traditional monitor.
After Intel spent billions to subsidize 40M Android Atom tablets, Microsoft releases Office only for ARM
01/07/2015, 06:01 pm
Intel's mobile chip division has lost $7 billion over the last two years while heavily subsidizing the manufacturing costs of Android tablet makers agreeing to use the chipmaker's Atom mobile x86 processors. Microsoft's new Office for Android won't run on any of them.
01/04/2015, 06:01 pm
A new picture claims to show part of the schematic for a so-called "iPad Pro, complete with a speaker grille space at the top of the device next to the lock button, suggesting Apple's larger tablet could include a more powerful speaker array.
01/02/2015, 12:01 pm
Popular social network Instagram has yet to develop a universal or iPad optimized app for viewing and managing an account. That leaves Retro for iPad as the best option right now for managing Instagram on the big screen.
01/01/2015, 12:01 pm
Made for iOS devices, iOgrapher is a highly adaptable camera platform that can be equipped with a variety of aftermarket lenses, microphones and other equipment to turn Apple's mobile product range into a portable movie making studio.
12/24/2014, 12:12 am
Mac users looking to add a little extra screen real estate without sacrificing portability or display quality can now do so with Duet Display, a new app from a group of former Apple engineers that turns an iPad or iPhone into an external monitor.
12/22/2014, 04:12 pm
A survey of 880 college students conducted last week by Chegg found 51 percent named Apple as their preferred smartphone, tablet and laptop brand while 46 percent named Beats as their top pick for headphones.
12/17/2014, 03:12 pm
Following the weekend release of its tearjerker holiday ad featuring a girl who records a duet with a discovered vinyl recording by her grandmother, Apple has posted a video showing the technology behind both recordings.
12/15/2014, 11:12 am
ShopKeep on Monday updated its point-of-sale app for iPad to support Apple Pay contactless payments, and the company is also offering free Apple Pay-compatible hardware to new merchants who adopt its system.
12/10/2014, 08:12 pm
Apple on Wednesday announced cellular-capable iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 models will be available in China later this week, offering support for region-specific wireless networks used by major telecoms like the world-leader China Mobile.
12/10/2014, 10:12 am
Readers who recently purchased a new iPad still have a few hours to lock in an extra $20 cash bonus on the payout value for their old models from Gazelle.
12/08/2014, 04:12 pm
Android Police named Apple's iPad Air 2 as its top tablet pick among "Android devices" for the 2014 holiday season, calling it "reliable, predictable, and very fast."
12/07/2014, 07:12 pm
Apple on Sunday released an ad highlighting its newly launched iPad Air 2 that, like recent commercials for iPad, chooses to demonstrate the tablet's flexibility by showing off a variety of apps, from productivity solutions to multimedia content creation.
12/07/2014, 03:12 pm
Last week's Financial Times headline claiming that Google had overtaken Apple in U.S. education--based on data from IDC--was not just technically inaccurate but wildly misleading and served to obscure far more meaningful trends occurring in the PC market, particularly in education as well as the broader emerging segment of new computing form factors.