A few weeks ago, Apple launched a new commercial that featured the pivotal speech from John Keating (Robin Williams) in Dead Poets Society. The advertisement is intended to invoke inspiration from creative iPad users. Poets, writers, painters, and musicians are using Apple’s tablet in a montage. Humorists at Doghouse Diaries just released an info-graph of the many uses of the iPad as seen through the eyes of the “Your Verse” commercial.
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According to Broadcasting Cable, Fox Sports has big plans for this year’s Super Bowl. Not only can cable subscribers watch the biggest football game in the U.S. on the go, but for 27 hours, Fox will allow iPad users to access programming from Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, and local Fox broadcasting stations on Feb. 2 without authenticating that they subscribe to a cable service through the Fox Sports Go app.
CNN Money recently released data that has been collected regarding sales of the iPad for the previous quarter. CNN is calling the iPad Apple’s second biggest cash cow, right behind the iPhone. According to the estimates, Apple sold 25 million iPads in the first quarter of 2014, a 10 percent increase from last year.
When Apple demonstrated iOS 7 last fall, one of the features of the new mobile operating system was “iOS in the Car.” While not much has been seen in the car, app developer Steven Troughton-Smith may have gotten access to a few screenshots of the upcoming interface and has posted said screenshots to Twitter.
Welcome to another weekly spotlight of cool do-it-yourself iPad projects. Nothing makes a crafter feel better than successfully creating a project that others love. We love projects that have to do with accessories for the iPad. That’s why each week we track down amazing and fun DIY iPad projects. Last week, we introduced you to Karen Kavette and her fun DIY collage cover for the iPad.
In celebration of Epicurious’s completely redesigned cookbook app, this week, we found a very easy project to display your iPad in a kitchen setting that uses items found around the house. What better place for a cutting board iPad case then your kitchen?
Last July, the Department of Justice (DoJ) won an antitrust lawsuit against Apple for conspiring to price fix digital books. One of the provisions approved by Federal Court Judge Denise Cote was that Apple would have an external monitor appointed, whose job it would be to make sure Apple was working toward remedying its issue and wasn’t trying any more price-fixing tricks.
By December, Apple was pushing for a stay of the investigation by the monitor, claiming that the appointed watchdog, Michael Bromwich, was being too pushy by starting the investigation preemptively.
One of my favorite things to use my iPad for is a cookbook. I regularly try new dinner recipes, cookie batches, and even specialty drink attempts. I’m one of those types that have more flour on my iPad than I do in my mixing bowl. A favorite app used to be Epicurious. However, I stopped using the food-discovery service about a year ago. No reason. I just started using Evernote Food to save recipes from my favorite food blogs, so most of my cookbook apps went on the “shelf.”
Epicurious has just been completely redesigned, renamed, and reimagined. So, I immediately redownloaded it and can’t wait to try a new recipe I’ve just found.
We told you last week that Beats Electronics was set to launch their music streaming service on Jan. 21. The company made good on their promise and Beats Music is now available in the App Store. The only problem is that it is not optimized for the iPad. You can still listen to streaming music from curated playlists on your iPad, but you’ll have to 2X the screen and get a pixelated view of album artwork.
One of the reasons Apple took Samsung to court more than two years ago was because the latter had made their smartphones and tablets resemble the iPhone and iPad so much that it was hard not to take note of the similarities. While no one would mistake a Galaxy Tab for an iPad, it was clear that Apple didn’t like how Samsung was making a huge profit by taking design ideas from its supply partner, and now major competitor.
According to Foss Patents, in order to have an amicable settlement in the U.S. patent lawsuit trial, Apple will require Samsung to agree to an anti-cloning provision that would allow the former to sue the latter if their products resemble iPhones or iPads to closely.
Apple will release official sales numbers for the iPad at next week’s quarterly earnings call. Many analysts have predicted the possible number of iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, and iPad 2 models. However, when Apple tells the world how well it did in the last fiscal quarter, the individual models won’t be separated out. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) recently surveyed consumers on their Apple purchases to get an idea of what Apple’s numbers probably are. It looks like the iPad Air is the most popular tablet in the company’s line.