Posts tagged with: iOS 7
  • by | November 14, 2013 6:29 PM

    Two of the biggest mobile rivals have now released compelling and intriguing miniature tablet hardware for 2013. Google first launched the new Nexus 7 back in July. Price may have been its big selling feature, but that wasn't the only wallop it packed. It sports great specifications, a gorgeous display, and a quaint yet beautiful design. The iPad mini with Retina Display, which we unboxed earlier this week, is just about its polar opposite. It boasts premium hardware, the absolute best specifications Apple could muster, and calls for premium prices. Which mobile giant's small tablet ...

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  • by | November 14, 2013 3:15 PM

    The routine is one we know well by now: Apple releases a major new iOS update alongside the launch of a new device, Apple users start upgrading en masse, and in the weeks that follow we start learning about new bugs and watch Apple fix them. That meant the arrival of iOS 7.0.1 and 7.0.2 back in September, followed by iOS 7.0.3 late last month. Apple's not quite done yet, and today we see it make with iOS 7.0.4, delivering its own assortment of bugfixes. All told, it sounds like a pretty minor update – in fact, while we're sure there must be other little tweaks that aren't getting much ...

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  • by | November 12, 2013 3:55 AM

    When Apple introduced the iPad mini with Retina Display, together with the last-gen full-size iPad, called iPad Air, the company didn't make an announcement regarding the availability of the improved mini slate. There's been a lot of speculation on the delay, and there were even reports claiming that display burn-in issues are preventing the smaller iPad from being available. You can now order the iPad mini with Retina Display from the Apple Store. You can choose from Space Gray and Silver, 16, 32, 64, and 128GB storage options, as well as WiFi-only or Cellular-enabled variants. Prices ...

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  • by | November 9, 2013 8:43 AM

    If you fancy Boost Mobile, the Sprint-powered pre-paid carrier, and you've got your eyes set on one of the new Apple iPhone models, you'll be glad to know that both the iPhone 5S -- currently, already reported as being out of stock -- and the iPhone 5C are available. The higher-end model will set you back $549.99, which is $100 less than what Apple is asking for. In addition, you can get another $100 off if you are a new customer until November 24, making this a $449.99 offer. No wonder it is out of stock! The iPhone 5C is there though, the last year's iPhone 5, and will cost $449.99, ...

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  • by | November 8, 2013 4:49 PM

    It was three and a half years ago when Apple kick-started the modern tablet market we all know and (well, at least some of us) love today. The original iPad upended the space, proving that 10-inch devices did in fact have a place in this world. And to this day, Apple has held and proven its dominance over all those who have taken a stab at the tablet sector, though it's market share has been steadily slipping over the last year, give or take. The competition has been heating up, and Apple was in need of a refresh to its aging iPad lineup. Enter the iPad Air. Apple boasts that the iPad Air ...

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  • by | November 6, 2013 10:02 PM

    Contest Update: We're in contact with the winner (Luca from Austria) and are in the process of shipping his Nexus 5 to him. Thanks to everyone who participated in our Nexus 5 giveaway! You know the old saying: sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug. Sometimes you're the Louisville Slugger, sometimes you're the ball. Sometimes you're a radio champ, sometimes you make a 90-minute podcast based entirely on leaks and rumors, only to have the subject of those rumors officially unveiled just hours later. Life's rough. Well, this week we're looking to correct that bit of poor ...

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  • by | November 5, 2013 11:37 AM

    Last week, Apple released the latest addition to its popular iPad lineup, the iPad Air. It's lighter, thinner, and narrower than all full-sized iPads before it. But how does it actually stack up to its predecessors? We put the iPad Air up against the iPad 3 this time around. With the same displays, similar internals, and the exact same software, the two tablets have quite a lot in common. But are the iPad Air's improvements worth the extra cash? Should you upgrade from your old iPad to the Air? Watch this iPad Air vs old iPad comparison to find out!

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  • by | November 4, 2013 2:44 AM

    Shortly after the release of Apple's iOS 7.0.3 update, Henri Lamiraux, the company's iOS Engineering Vice President, has decided to retire. The information has been allegedly confirmed in an email to 9t05mac by Lamiraux himself, and there's his LinkedIn profile to back the information up. According to Lamiraux, the decision to leave was taken a little while ago; iOS 7 was his last release. He has started working at Apple 23 years ago as a Software Engineer for Mac OS, coming from Electronic Arts. Lamiraux worked with Craig Federighi as well as Scott Forstall and he was mostly ...

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  • by | November 1, 2013 12:46 PM

    Apple recently announced its latest iPad refresh, the iPad Air. Along with its new design, which is virtually identical to the iPad mini, it is now much thinner and lighter – 28 percent lighter and 20 percent thinner, to be exact. Inside, it also features Apple's new A7 chipset, 1GB RAM, a 32.4Wh battery, and up to 128GB of storage. So does any of this make the iPad Air a better tablet than before? We can't say for sure just yet. We've got plenty of testing and comparing to do over the next week before we give it the full review treatment. Until then, enjoy the iPad Air unboxing below!

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  • by | November 1, 2013 4:54 AM

    Apple announced the iPad Air, the fifth generation tablet from the Cupertino-based company, on October 22. It is now available to purchase on Apple's online store and will ship between 24 hours and a few days, depending on your region. You can also head down to your local Apple brick-and-mortar store to grab one in person at 8a local time. Available in 16, 32, 64, and 128GB storage flavors, as well as in two colors, the iPad Air will set you back anywhere between $499 and $929. It packs the same 9.7-inch screen with Retina resolution display, and it is now powered by Apple's A7 chip, ...

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  • by | October 31, 2013 8:07 PM

    In the last month and a half, we have come face to face with major updates to the three most popular mobile operating systems: first iOS 7, then Windows Phone 8 Update 3, and now Android 4.4 KitKat. The question we're left wondering, however, is: which of these major updates is the most innovative, warranted, and necessary? That's no easy question to answer. Each update brought dozens of new features and capabilities to each platform, both in terms of hardware and software. We've parsed all the change logs and broken down each update into several different categories.   Hardware ...

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  • by | October 30, 2013 7:25 AM

    Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice-president of software engineering, took a jab at Android and NFC at WWDC this year when he said "There's no need to wander around the room, bumping your phone." He said this in reference to AirDrop and iBeacon, which was introduced with Apple's iOS 7. But, before we get into iBeacon, let's talk about NFC -- Near Field Communication. Many smartphones powered by Android, Windows Phone 8, and even BlackBerry come with NFC inside. NFC is awesome! With NFC I can change profiles on my phone for home, work, or car mode. I can automatically join a friend's WiFi ...

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  • by | October 24, 2013 4:31 PM

    Fun fact: flame wars, petty bickering, and troll hijinks aren't just confined to the online world; they find a ready home in corporate tactics as well. That's a reality we were reminded of this week, as Apple announced its new iPad family on the same day Nokia unveiled not just its first Windows-based tablet, but also the first-ever Windows Phone phablets, at its Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi. Predictably, the Apple news obliterated Nokia's announcement in the news cycle - but, the Pocketnow Weekly being a platform-agnostic, equal-opportunity podcast, we're gonna cover both new device ...

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  • by | October 23, 2013 6:30 AM

    Just a couple of weeks ago, we all waited and forgot about BBM reaching iOS and Android, since first of all it didn't happen, and second, it's not like if we had any buddies left in the platform. The company has gained and lost buyers in the last couple of weeks, and it all seemed like if the cross-platform BBM project was silently abandoned in favor of securing an economic future. All the drama came to an end two days ago, or at least part of it, as the app was finally launched on both iOS and Android at the same time, and if you thought that people didn't really care about BBM, think ...

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  • by | October 22, 2013 6:26 PM

    Not content to let the folks at Nokia and Microsoft claim the entirety of today's mobile news cycle, Apple this afternoon announced two new tablets for 2014: the iPad mini and the iPad Air. And we were there (in virtual spirit) to cover it. With few exceptions, we're big tablet fans here at Pocketnow. From stock-Android slabs like the Nexus 10 to skinned specialty slates like the Galaxy Note 10.1, we do an awful lot of work and play in the space between the smartphone and the notebook - including the strange crossover zone where Microsoft's Surface Pro lives. But though tablets existed ...

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