Recently, unofficial sources that have been part of the team working on Apple’s mobile operating system told 9to5Mac that the software upgrade is on track for a complete redesign. Apple’s iOS 7 will purportedly be “black, white, and flat all over.” The iPad maker recently re-launched the official Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) app. Guess what? It is black, white and flat all over.
Welcome back to another week without a new iPad release. Sigh. At least we have lots of do-it-yourself projects from innovative and creative iPad owners. Every week, we spotlight a DIY project that we think is pretty cool. Last week, we showed you how to make a document camera iPad mount. Throw out that bulky old projector and make room for the sleek and portable iPad.
As part of normal practices for design and building a structure as large as Apple’s “Campus 2” (AKA: the Spaceship), the company released a report detailing the economic impact of both its current business and the upcoming construction in Cupertino.
Apple is on track to launch its next generation of tablets later this year. Most industry speculation points to a fall launch of all of the company’s new iOS-based products, including the next generation of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
However, DigiTimes is reporting today that the company may have a strategic plan to layer the launch dates, at least for the tablets, in 2013.
Though we’ve yet to hear an official announcement from Apple on whether the company plans to launch a Pandora-esque music streaming service as early as next week, the company’s actions offer a few tantalizing clues.
The New York Times reported yesterday that Apple’s streaming service, dubbed iRadio by tech writers, will be free (yay!) and ad-supported (le sigh). Apple’s been hard at work securing the necessary rights from music labels. Thus far Warner Music Group struck a deal encompassing recorded music rights and music publishing rights, while Universal Music Group’s deal is only for recorded music rights. Apple and Sony are still at the table.
We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great deals and we’ll continue to look for the best app deals as they pop-up. Some of these apps are up to 67% off, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
The iPad and FaceTime have made it possible for friends and families to connect with each other in more ways than anyone thought possible. People are sharing Christmas morning with family overseas. Grandparents are able to see their grandchildren’s first steps as they happen. Recently, a high school graduate who is awaiting a heart transplant in a Florida hospital was able to “walk” at her graduation thanks to the help from the iPad and FaceTime.
Line 6 has a nice little device that makes it possible for you to connect your guitar to your iPad. Not only that, but the same device lets you connect another instrument and play it all through external speakers. The Sonic Port is an all-in-one connector to let your guitar and iPad work seamlessly together.
Whether you are selling your wares as a craftsperson at an open market, attending a trade show, or marketing a small business, this sleek, modern iPad stand adds pizazz to any display by turning your iPad 2, 3, 4 or mini into a rotating billboard.