The rumors of an “iPad Maxi” or “iPad Pro” have increased in the past few months. Only two weeks ago, Chinese-language tech website PadNews claimed to have information that Apple would be launching a 12.9-inch tablet in 2014. A few months ago, Macotakara had reported that display maker Quanta was working with Apple on the design of the pro sized screen. Now, Korea-based Korea Times has information from an unnamed source at Apple’s biggest supplier of iPad parts (company not named) is currently in production of a 12.9-inch Retina display to be used in the new iPad.
The world is changing. Technology is changing. The way we sit has been drastically altered because of it. When you are at your desk, do you sit upright with your arms at a 45-degree angle at all times? Maybe while you are typing on your computer you do. But, what about when you are texting, checking something on your iPad, or are deeply engrossed in a lengthy blog post? Chances are, you are not practicing good posture techniques. This can lead to back and neck pain. Steelcase has come up with a solution.
FiftyThree is building on the success of ‘Paper’ and has released a very intriguing new stylus called ‘Pencil’. This stylus can be used with any tablet and app, but when paired with the Paper app it has additional functionality. If you use Paper on a regular basis then you should really consider purchasing this new product.
The clever folks over at Thought Out have created some really innovative stands and mounts for all of your devices, and recently shared with us the PED4 Planet IPM10 Pivoting Stand for your iPad mini. This stand has been uniquely designed to not only provide 360 degree rotational flexibility, it is also designed to detach from the base and connect to any tripod.
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 75% off, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
Research firm Pfeiffer recently released a report on app store maturation that compared Apple, Google, and Amazon. The report, “2013 App Store Maturation Shootout,” showed strengths and weaknesses from all three. However, Apple still won out over its competitors by a landslide.
Harper’s Magazine released its first issue in June of 1850 and quickly sold out of every single issue of the 7,500 copies made. The publication has featured such literary greats as Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, and Hunter S. Thompson. Politically-charged contributions from Seymour Hersh, Noam Chomsky, and Howard Zinn have peppered the pages of this distinguished magazine.
When Apple told the world that the iPad Air and the iPad mini with Retina display would finally be fitted with the same technology, it made the higher price of the smaller sized tablet justifiable. Both now have 2048 x 1536 screen resolution, which actually makes the iPad mini the highest pixel density of any Apple product. They both have the A7 64-bit processor and M7 co-processor. They both have a 720p HD video front-facing camera and a 1080p HD video back-facing camera. They share the same battery life. Finally, the iPad mini finally is every bit the iPad, only smaller. Or is it?
Apple added an “M” chip to its newest line of mobile products. The M stands for motion. The chip is a motion processor that collects sensor data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass to track your movement. This bit of tracking technology is great for noting how many calories you’ve burned while walking around, or how fast you were riding down the bike trail. However, it is not a motion sensor in the way that, say, Microsoft’s Kinect is. You can’t use it to capture your movement while playing video games.
Welcome back to another of our weekly tips and tricks column. Each week, we offer advice and tips on how to make your iPad work to its fullest potential. Your Apple tablet does not come with an instruction manual. However, there is a lot to learn about it. Especially when Apple updates to a new operating system. iOS 7 has had the biggest change in that everything looks completely different.
Last week, we told you how to teach Siri to pronounce your friends and family members’ names properly. Finally, you won’t be rolling your eyes anymore when Siri mispronounces your mother-in-law’s first name (how embarrassing).
This week, we have a tip for getting the iOS 7 default font to look more like the iOS 6 default font.