When it comes to crafting your own iPad case or sleeve, the most important thing is to ensure it is protected. When you shove your tablet into your stuffed backpack, you don’t want those loose marking pens to scratch your brushed aluminum backside. Once you’ve got the basics covered, it is nice to have some additional features to increase your case’s usefulness. That is where pockets come in. Having a separate section for storing your Lightning cable, EarPods, and those loose marking pens really makes a case more than just a sleeve.
Television sets are quickly being replaced by mobile devices as the hot electronic purchase. NPD DisplaySearch recently released a report showing the trend in mobile flat panel displays (FPD). Smarphones, tablets, and laptops are on schedule to surpass LCD TV displays by five percent this year. By 2016, more than half of all FPD revenue will come from mobile devices.
The widespread Heartbleed virus that rocked the Worldwide Web last week is not done infecting the Internet. Today, Ars Technica is reporting that mobile devices running Android 4.1.1 and some versions of 4.2.2 have a vulnerability that effects end-users. This attack could potentially steal passwords, personal messages, and other private information from a device’s memory.
Thanks to some ethically questionable shenanigans from Apple’s top executives, the company was found guilty of violating antitrust laws last July. Since then, the ruing judge assigned a monitor to the iPad maker to ensure that an antitrust compliance program is active and progressing. Today, Michael Bromwich submitted a 77-page report to the U.S. District Court in New York stating that Apple has made a “promising start” to improve its antitrust compliance program.
Microsoft Drops Price of Office 365 Subscription by 30% with New ‘Personal’ Plan for iPads and Computers
A new subscription option called Office 365 Personal has been announced by Microsoft for its Office 365 service and while it is cheaper, it may not have the features you need. The biggest difference is that you can only use the apps on one computer and tablet, which is reduced from the 5 of the full service. Those who are going to benefit from this are those of you who only need it for yourself on a single device.
The rumor mill is ramping up for the iPhone 6 and it looks like it’s going to be all about size this time around. A photo has emerged that claims to show the new iPhone 6 case and if it is accurate then it seems instead of a new iPhone, Apple might actually just be releasing a smaller iPad Mini with phone capabilities.
Last year, Apple pushed iOS 7 to the iPhone and iPad. Since then, the newest operating system has been adopted on 87 percent of all Apple devices. One special feature that Apple included in iOS 7 was the ability for third-party companies to create game controllers that are certified for use with Apple products. At the same time, Apple released an SDK that developers can use to make their games compatible with those game controllers.
I guess I’m feeling a bit sentimental today. Normally, I’d skip past any parenting app in the App Store for an action-packed stunt racer. You’d think that was a no-brainer. However, within the past year, a few friends of mine have brought bundles of joy into the world, and another close friend has just announced he will be populating the planet with his DNA as well. So, in honor of my new-parent friends, this week, instead of spotlighting a super cool motorcycle racing game, I’m spotlighting an app that helps you become a super awesome parent. I think this decision was a no-brainer.
For a long time, gadget owners and tech bloggers complained that Apple didn’t use near-field communication software in its mobile operating system. When iOS 7 came out, it included Apple’s version of the proximity notification system called iBeacon. Within a few short months, more users are iBeacon ready than Android device owners are by a lot.
The San Jose Mercury News recently put together a list of the top revenue companies in Silicon Valley. Based on information from Bloomberg’s data, in conjunction with company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it turns out that Apple’s profit during 2014 was higher than Hewlett-Packard, Google, Intel, and Cisco combined.