I visited my local Apple Retail store on Monday and they still were not selling the new iPad mini with Retina to walk-in customers. Earlier this week, we reported that brick and mortar Apple stores were beginning to sell the smaller sized tablet to customers who walked in off of the street, implying supply was finally catching up with demands. However, based on my personal experience, and Apple’s online wait time of five to 10 business days for shipping, it still seems like the company is having trouble meeting the needs of iPad mini customers.
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Welcome back to another installment of our weekly DIY project column. Each week, we dig around the Web, looking for interesting projects relating to the iPad that you can do at home. Last week, we showed you a clever DIY iPad joystick that uses a sponge, a chess piece, and a Nerf dart. Is your interest piqued?
This week, we are going to talk about a DIY related app that recently came out on the App Store. If you are a crafter, you probably visit Craftsy on a regular basis. The online DIY website has a recently redesigned app that lets you watch online classes, right on your iPad.
There are so many Angry Birds related games in the App Store that it is hard to remember which one is the original. If you still have the OG version on your iPad, you’ll be happy to know that Rovio just released an update that brings with it 30 brand new levels so you can relive the joys of bird-flinging like it’s the first time, all over again.
Version 3.4.0 features an all-new “Short Fuse” episode, which stars everyone’s favorite Bomb Bird. The short-tempered, explosive personality recently gained a new power. Thanks to an accident involving powerful potions and electricity, Bomb Bird now has Shock Wave.
Apple doesn’t put things on sale. The company rarely offers discounts to any of its branded products without some kind of caveat (student and educator discounts, refurbished items, etc.). The one exception is the day after Thanksgiving. Every year, as retailers across the nation are pitting customers against each other in “Door Buster” sales, Apple will politely offer discounts on many of its products. There won’t be any iPad giveaways to cause people to pepper spray each other. However, Apple’s discounts are few and far between, and a reason to celebrate.
The patent refers to a digital camera that includes a “refocusable imagine mode adaptor.” From the description on the patent summary, it sounds like Apple is working on something a lot like the Lytro camera so that users can take pictures and refocus them in post.
Apple has a Good Day in Court – Busts Smartphone Patent Claim and Judge Says Samsung must Pay for Patent Infringement
Apple and Samsung have sired their dirty laundry across the globe over the past couple of years. Each sued the other for patent infringement in a multitude of countries. In some places, Apple won. In others, it was Samsung.
The U.S. District Court famously sided with Apple in August of 2012. Shortly thereafter, District Court Judge Lucy Koh reduced the total amount of damages that Samsung should pay by nearly half. Of course, Samsung appealed and a new trial was set to reconsider damages owed. As of Monday night, Nov. 25, the U.S. District Court rejected Samsung’s request to postpone the patent damage trial and ruled that it will move forward as planned. Score one for Apple.
Can you believe that the good Doctor Who has been around for 50 years? Thanks to a bit of creative regeneration technology written into the show, the time traveling adventurer has been reintroduced to the world 11 times. His twelfth regeneration will take place at the end of this year. What I want to know is, after 50 years, why haven’t they cast a female Doctor Who? Women can be doctors… and time travelers… and humanoid aliens.
Normally, we provide a handy-dandy how-to guide for the iPad on Mondays. However, it has recently come to our attention that some of our users are having trouble figuring out how to turn on private browsing in Safari now that iOS 7 has completely redesigned the look of the Web app. Since the Holiday shopping season kicks off this Friday, we didn’t want any secret shoppers worrying about someone seeing which gifts were being purchased for other iPad users in the house. So, we wanted to give you a quick tutorial for enabling private browsing in iOS 7.
Flurry Analytics regularly publishes information regarding app use from more than 400,000 titles and more than 1.2 billion mobile devices worldwide. Oftentimes, the data generated by the company includes information regarding who is using what app and when. Today’s report tells us what types of people are most using what types of apps the most, giving us a little insight into gift ideas for the holiday season.
Well, it’s official. Apple just purchased PrimeSense, the company behind the development of Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensor technology. Last week, Israeli news site Calcalist was reporting that the two companies were in talks. Today, according to AllThingsD, Apple Spokesperson Kristin Huguet recently confirmed the acquisition with the news blog. The question everyone is wondering now is, “What does this mean for iOS?