Although nothing official has been announced, it is a matter of weeks, maybe even days, before the first set of tech journalists get their special invitation to Apple’s next event. Of course, there is no proof of what the next generation of iPad and iPad mini will look like, but thanks to a plethora of high-quality leaked images of the supposed new tablets, we have an idea of what to expect. There are a few features that we hope are more than just rumors. A few months ago, we made a list of things we’d like to see in the new iPad. Now that the reveal is, hopefully, only weeks away, we’ve added some features and removed some others.
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It’s still not official, but AllThingsD has word from the inside that Apple is planning to announce the new line of iPad products at an event to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22. While this new information does not jive with earlier rumors that Apple would hold a special event on Oct. 15, it does hold water, considering AllThingsD has a very good track record for being right about Apple rumors.
Now that iOS 7 has been downloaded a record number of time in its short existence, iPad owners who thought they knew everything about their device are feeling around in the dark. Control Center is one of Apple’s brand new features available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It makes it possible for you to access some of your most important features, even from the lock screen.
Trouserheart is a hack-and-slash game with a charming feel to it. Players control the lionhearted king as he journeys across the lands, searching for his stolen pants. Help him find his trousers and take back his honor. Just watch out for thieves. They will steal the crown right off of your head.
So, iTunes Radio is Apple’s biggest added feature in iOS 7, but have you actually used it yet? Although it isn’t much different than streaming music services like Pandora or Spotify, it comes with a few cool features that might make you want to think about adding it to your list of ways to listen to music.
Welcome back to our weekly installment of our retro game spotlight. Each week, we track down fun games from our childhood and yours to let you know what’s been ported to iOS. Sometimes, we feature new games that remind us of classic ones, but most of the time we talk about games that came out when we were kids. Last week, we told you about the very old-school real time strategy game Warlords Classic. Does anyone still own an Amiga?
This week, we are hitting the road to a long journey that takes us on trains, busses, and all manner of transportation. Get ready to travel back in time with one of the most popular management simulation games of the 1990s.
The camera on the iPad and iPad mini are notoriously bad. Apple has spent a lot of time and energy making the iPhone camera top quality with loads of extra features and technology, but they seem to think that no one uses an iPad to take pictures. Believe me, they do. I see people taking pictures with their iPads all of the time. KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple might give the tablet line a better camera in the next refresh.
According to Electronista, Kuo told investors that the iPad and iPad mini may be upgraded to an 8MP camera with the next generation. There is also a chance that the fifth-generation iPad and second-generation iPad mini will be more on par with the iPhone 5s, since they are capable of larger apertures.
Looking for a new puzzle adventure game? Sega has a scratch for your itch. From the creator of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion, Ron Gilbert, comes a new game that will have you lost in the darkest recesses of a sentient cave that takes pleasure in your misfortune. Grab a pick axe and your adventuring companions and head out for the spelunking trip of a lifetime in The Cave.
The most popular streaming media service in the U.S. just recently updated their iOS app. Now, users can enjoy HD quality movies on their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Plus, AirPlay streaming is now possible from your iOS device. That is, if they get it working properly.
Tech blog AnandTech just published a very controversial article about the nature of benchmark testing in mobile devices. According to their well-researched information, practically all original equipment manufacturers (OEM) have technology in place to fake higher performance when a device’s processor benchmarks are being tested.
According to AnandTech, most hardware manufactures, including LG, HTC, Samsung, and more, have CPU optimizations that are triggered when a benchmark is detected. “With the exception of Apple and Motorola, literally every single OEM we’ve worked with ships (or has shipped) at least one device that runs this silly CPU optimization.”