Apple iPad Launch Event Rumored to Happen in Late October

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Big surprise. An unnamed source familiar with Apple’ plans told AppleInsider that the company is planning another media event in mid-October. I could have guessed that. Apple’s previous two iPad announcements have taken place at the same time. The fourth-generation iPad was announced on Oct. 23, 2012 and the iPad Air was announced on Oct. 22, 2013. I’ll go one step further and predict that Apple’s iPad event will be on Oct. 21 this year.

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It’s Time, iOS 8 is Now Available for Download

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Apple’s newest mobile operating system is officially ready for download. If you don’t know what to do, check out our how-to guide. Hopefully, you’ve already back up your iPad and iPhone ahead of time.

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Patent Shows Glimpse of Alternate iOS Interface

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In 2010 when the iPad was new and the iPhone was already fairly well established, Apple was hard at work figuring out how to improve and innovate with the iOS interface. Patent No. 8,839,150 titled ‘Graphical objects that respond to touch or motion input,’ describes a system that handles files and folders in way that is similar to OS X but with some unique features such as size / mass correlation and motion based transfer.

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Apple Watch Apps, Stock and Third-Party, That will be Ready at Launch

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Apple’s upcoming wearable computer will come stock with a handful of apps, many of which we’ve already told you about. However, by the time the Apple Watch is finally available for sale, not only will Apple have a large number of apps available for us, but many third-party developers will be on board, as well.

A patient and detailed reader recently posted on MacForums all 64 apps that were quickly shown off at Apple’s Sept. 9 media event. There are 23 Apple apps and 17 third-party apps, plus a slew of unidentified apps that could be ready for launch in 2015.

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Tim Cook Says Apple’s Not in the Business of Making Money from Consumer Data

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Apple CEO Tim Cook recently participated in an exclusive interview with PBS’ Charlie Rose. The first in a two-part interview had Cook speaking with Rose on such topics as iPhone sizes, competing companies, and new products. During the first half, which aired last Friday, Rose questioned Apple’s stance on consumer right to privacy. Cook made it very clear that Apple doesn’t want your data and you should question what others are doing with it.

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PayPal Slams Apple’s Security Over iCloud Celebrity Photo Hacking

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Well, we were wondering when it would happen. Apple’s recent connection with the theft of celebrity nude “selfies” via iCloud was sure to put the iPad maker in the hot seat at some point. PayPal appears to be the first to use the issue against Apple. Apparently, the online payment service feels a bit threatened by the potential of Apple Pay.

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iPhone 6 NFC Feature Restricted Exclusively to Apple Pay

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When Apple announced its upcoming Apple Pay feature, it quickly became clear that the service required a near-field communication (NFC) chip, which doesn’t exist in any currently existing iOS device. Sure enough, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will come equipped with NFC technology, something Apple has resisted for years. The Apple Watch will likely include the same chip since it is also compatible with Apple Pay.

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PadGadget’s iPad Tips: How to Update to iOS 8

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This Wednesday, Apple will make iOS 8 available to the public for download. Thanks to a few technology tweaks a few years ago, Apple has made it possible for users to simply tap “Download” in order to update their devices to iOS 8. However, nothing ever goes as smoothly as that. Apple’s media event and the preorder launch of the iPhone 6 is evidence enough for that.

We’ve got some tips for how to smoothly transition from iOS 7 to iOS 8 with as little problems as possible. We’ve also got some advice for what to do if you do end up having problems downloading the big update.

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The Apple Watch Will Make Your iPhone So Much Better

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Apple’s upcoming wearable computing device is called the Apple Watch, but it is so much more than just a timepiece. It promises to bring a more intimate way to connect with people, an easier way for you to communicate, and interactivity with your iPhone unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. The Apple Watch requires an iPhone to function, but Apple has good reason for such shenanigans. It is because the Apple Watch is meant to compliment the iOS ecosystem and make mobile computing more convenient than we could have imagined.

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Apple Lets You Return U2’s New Album

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In a publicity stunt surely meant to impress rather than offend, Apple gave away U2’s latest studio album last week to everyone with an iTunes account. They didn’t just offer it to everyone, they placed it into each account as if it had already been purchased and that didn’t sit well with everyone. Honestly I’m not sure why, except in the cases where automatic downloads are turned on and ‘Songs of Innocence’ popped onto peoples’ phones.

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