Computer

Has the iPad Mini outgrown its purpose?

The iPad Mini, released in 2012, was a breath of fresh air from its large and clunky older brothers, the iPad and iPad 2. At the time, a smaller and lighter tablet made sense. The original iPad Mini even managed to keep up with the specs of the larger iPad 2, and even had some upgrades like a better front-facing camera and Lightning connector. The iPad Mini is currently in its 4thgeneration, but recent rumors suggest that the 4th may be the…

Science

I wish the iPad Pro supported 3D Touch

Apple is one of those companies that, while they announce new things for their hardware every year, some new features are always pointed out just a bit more than others. Some just get the lime light a bit longer, or hear more zealous presenters doling out information regarding the new feature. We’ve seen it with Siri, the dual camera setup in the iPhone 7 Plus, Apple Pay, and many others. And, usually, those features get plenty of support, both from…

Gadgets

Use a mouse on iPad without jailbreaking

The development team at DoBox wants to make your iPad even more useful. This wireless box will let you connect a mouse, a wired keyboard, or even a printer to your iOS device (or Mac) and let you turn your iPad into even more of a productivity workhorse. Calling it the first wireless dock for iPhones, iPads and Macs, the DoBox team wants to give you two USB ports to let you connect hard drives, wired keyboards, mice and even…

Technology

iOS 10 beta 2 New features (video)

Video shows 50 of the new features of the second beta version of iOS 10. This week Apple released the second beta version of iOS 10 before to provide the final edition of the platform in the fall with the release of the iPhone 7, which is a good reason for developers and enthusiasts to explore what the company is prepared. Each new testing version brings with it improvements, removes bugs and adds new features and second beta is no…

Technology

iOS 10 beta 2 New features (video)

Video shows 50 of the new features of the second beta version of iOS 10. This week Apple released the second beta version of iOS 10 before to provide the final edition of the platform in the fall with the release of the iPhone 7, which is a good reason for developers and enthusiasts to explore what the company is prepared. Each new testing version brings with it improvements, removes bugs and adds new features and second beta is no…

Gadgets

iPhone, iPad, MacBooks Top Enterprise Picks for Security: Survey

HIGHLIGHTS Survey showed that respondents rated the iPhone as very good in security Samsung, BlackBerry, and Microsoft were next favourites Microsoft was rated more than Samsung in tablet security A new survey has revealed that Apple devices are still top choices for enterprise segment ahead of other top brands such as Samsung and Microsoft in mobile devices. The survey however pointed that Samsung, Blackberry and Microsoft are catching on fast. According to Tech Pro Research survey, 51 percent respondents rated…

Computer

Apple slapped with lawsuit over refurbished iPhone and iPad warranty replacements

The AppleCare+ warranty extension program looks pretty sweet and straightforward at first glance. For an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, it covers two accidental damage incidents up to two years from your original purchase date, and it only costs $130 upfront, as well as $100 for each major repair. Repair isn’t exactly the right word, since Cupertino will replace your broken 6s or 6s Plus with a brand-new unit under the terms of this agreement. Or any other iDevice, for…

Technology

Apple launches Swift Playgrounds for iPad to teach kids to code

Apple today announced Swift Playgrounds for the iPad, a new project that aims to teach kids to code in Swift. When you first open it, Swift Playgrounds presents you with a number of basic coding lessons, as well as challenges. The interface looks somewhat akin to Codecademy, but it’s far more graphical and playful, which makes sense, given that the target audience is kids. Most of the projects seem to involve games and fun little animations to keep kids motivated. To make coding on the iPad…

Notebook

Typing On A MacBook Could Soon Be As Awful As Typing On An iPad

Have you tried to write an email, or worse, an essay on an iPad touchscreen? Well, soon that may be exactly how you type on a Macbook laptop. An Apple patent reveals a new type of laptop where the keyboard is replaced by one giant touchpad. The company describes a “force-sensitive input structure for an electronic device”. The surface would be customisable and could be programmed to include a trackpad and keyboard. The concept is called “zero travel” throughout the…

Gadgets

Apple News Is Now Open to Publishers of All Sizes

Apple is getting really serious about the publishing business. The company announced Tuesday that it’s rolling out some big new tools for Apple News that can lure more writers and editors to the service – and improve it for current partners, as well. The company has previously partnered with more than 100 major publishers and publishing groups (including The Washington Post) to get their articles and other stories served directly to millions of iPhones by way of the News app,…

Gadgets

Smaller iPad Pro is even bigger on features

Size isn’t the only thing that counts when you’re weighing your iPad Pro options. Sure, it’s a major consideration. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro that Apple showed off earlier this week has the same dimensions of the less sprawling iPad Air 2, and it weighs just under a pound. That’s about two-thirds the weight of the original Pro, and people trading up from an iPad Air won’t need to look at new cases or bags to carry the thing around in.…

Notebook

FELLOWES MOBILEPRO SERIES REVIEW

The iPad is getting more Pro all the time, but we’ve always had professional-grade accessories, and when you want to look businesslike, nothing beats a nice folio case. Office product purveyor Fellowes just released its MobilePro Series of business-class cases aimed at people who travel with their iPads. The series features folio cases with integrated iPad stands and room for a pad of paper, as well as a Bluetooth keyboard. I got my hands on them early, and while I…