Since today is April Fool’s Day, I’m not trusting anything that anyone says or does. Tomorrow, everything will be cleared up and back to normal. But, today I’m just going to assume everyone is lying to me. Comedy Central has just launched a brand new app that allows fans to watch hundreds of hours worth of their favorite episodes in one official app. If this is a prank, the company went to a lot of trouble to get us.
The current patent infringement case between Apple and Samsung has been put on hold after a shocking announcement was made that the two monolithic corporations had formalized a plan to combine Android and iOS onto a single tablet device named the iPad Universal. The deal has been under development since late 2012 but had hit some road bumps in development, which were overcome when Samsung realized how much they stood to lose in court and Apple saw a golden opportunity.
Mobile web usage in 2014 has shrunken to a mere 14% of time sent on mobile devices in spite of the average time on devices increasing. The data, as collected by Flurry, shows that apps dominate the time spent by consumers and that the overall number one app is Facebook.
Today, Apple announced that its most current model of iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display is now compatible on China’s TD-LTE network. China has been selling cellular-compatible models of Apple’s newest tablets for a few months now, but the devices were not yet compatible with the country’s TD-LTE network. Today’s launch makes it possible for users to connect on China Mobile’s 4G network.
One of the things holding me back from adopting my iPad as my primary computer is its storage capacity limitation. I’m too cheap to get the LTE version and then pay for a bunch of cloud storage but perhaps there are other options which can provide a one time financial investment. LaCie, for example, offers a portable hard drive which is both wireless and battery operated, which might be the perfect solution for someone like me.
Baseball season is right around the corner and MLB At Bat has been updated to accommodate the new rules and procedures which are premiering this season. The biggest change to the app is the expansion of the instant replay into all regular and post season games. Honestly I sometimes wonder why we don’t put all of the refs in a room filled with screens and let them officiate with perfect viewing angles, but that of course would be absolute heresy… and way too fair.
Samsung and Apple are back in court for another round of patent litigation and Samsung is attempting to reduce the worth of Apple’s (and their own) inventions. The truth is that Samsung has been introducing a lot of innovative features for their own phones and tablets but no one seems interested in stealing those ideas and yet they are still using features they stole from Apple. If they can manage to lower the value of such inventions, then they are going to reduce the amount of money owed when they lose.
Battery power is a source of frustration for many iPad owners, especially those of us who spend a lot of time playing games and watching movies. That whole 10-hour battery life seems like a myth in my household. Since Apple updated to iOS 7.1, I could swear the battery drains even faster than before. While there hasn’t been any official information, I don’t think I’m the only one to notice this problem.
We’ve got a couple of tips and tricks that might help keep your battery a few percent higher than average. We have already shown you how to preserve battery life, but Apple implemented some new features in iOS 7 and 7.1 that may be affecting your power This tutorial is for the new operating system.
As a teacher I am very interested in new technology and finding ways to bring it into the classroom. A new app called BeHere uses the iBeacon feature in iOS 7 to allow teachers to automatically record attendance and receive question alerts using iOS devices. While I love the idea of an easy way to track students and get them involved using mobile technology, there are a couple questions that aren’t clearly answered.