Posts tagged with: iPad 2
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    Earlier this week we saw Apple distribute iOS 8.1.1 to its userbase, resolving a few bugs and delivering what were supposed to be performance improvements for older Apple hardware like the iPhone 4S, which had been struggling to meet the demands of iOS 8 with aging A5 SoCs and just 512 MB of RAM. Did Apple succeed in its goal? Some real-world testing suggests it did to an extent, though even these tweaks are insufficient to bring these models back to previous levels of performance. In an array of timed tests, iPhone 4S hardware completed tasks in essentially the same amount of time running ...

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    Apple's launch of iOS 8.1.1 yesterday brought some much-needed repair to those of you running the OS on legacy devices like the iPhone 4s and iPad 2. I personally still use an iPhone 4s for my running routine, and after testing it today, I did notice a much more fluid response from both the operating system, and the third-party apps that I have installed. Apple did mention that there were other bug fixes in this software update for existing devices as well, but what the company didn't mention was an added bonus to iPad users. User forums have already begun to report that iOS 8.1.1 is ...

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    Many boast that Apple's support for legacy devices is better than its competitors, and in a way, we could say that is true. You can walk into any Apple Store and notice customers still getting support for Macs and iPhones that are years old, which is great, but that doesn't mean that Apple doesn't try to convince you to upgrade through some planned obsolescence. Many complained that even though the legacy iPhone 4s and iPad 2 were still supported by iOS 8, this slowed their devices to a crawl, and it seems that Apple has decided to address that. Apple has just launched iOS 8.1.1, which we ...

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    Last October, Apple's fourth-generation iPad came to a bit of an unceremonious end. Apple introduced the world to the new iPad Air, and that was all she wrote for the iPad 4 – Apple scrapped the tablet from its retail lineup, keeping the iPad 2 around as the more affordable option for shoppers who don't need to have the very latest model. That's how it's stayed ever since, but recent rumors have suggested that the iPad 2 is finally on the way out, and now our old friend the iPad 4 may be returning to take its place. Pricing would supposedly stay quite close to where the iPad 2 was, ...

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    The iPad 2 has always been one of the better, but also odder products that Apple has ever launched. For one, it's the longest living iPad, now already three years old, which is so weird if you consider that the first, third and fourth generation iPads were put to rest before their first anniversary. It's hard to tell what has made this particular iPad so special, but that's about to end. Sources close to Apple are reporting that: "the company has made the decision to ramp down iPad 2 production given that customers are resoundingly shifting purchases towards its more modern and capable ...

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    One of the biggest selling points for the iPad ever since the launch of Apple's first-generation tablet was its battery life. This is one of those few products that is rated for 10 hours of battery life, but that has gone for one or two hours more in every test that analysts have thrown at it. After four years of iPad, and lots of competing tablets from Android and Windows, you'd think that the iPad met its match, but that doesn't seem to be the case. New tests conducted by Which.co.uk show that the iPad continues to reign supreme in battery life when compared to every tablet in the ...

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    Just after Apple's quarter results were in, the IDC has already begun to put its numbers together regarding the tablet market. Traditionally the iPad has seen a decline in worldwide market share over the last couple of years with the obvious proliferation of cheap Android tablets, and more-affordable Windows tablets. Still it seems things are starting to change, and this time, for Apple's benefit. The IDC's latest results show that the iPad's market share grew during the holiday season. This leaves Apple owning 33.8% of the market share, up from 29.7% last quarter, which is definitely ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's Unpacked event which is already scheduled for IFA in Berlin, and where we expect to see the Samsun Galaxy Note III. The HTC One Max is up next as we finally see the device in leaked photos. LG's G2 event is just days away and we have a leaked user manual, which reveals a couple of things from the final product. Spotify takes the spotlight next as the company is launching a new Browser feature that brings you curated playlists. We end today's news talking about how the Obama administration has vetoed the ITC ban on the iPhone 4 and ...

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    You'd think that Apple and Samsung will someday stop all the fighting and hatred, and specially given the fact that both these companies are such great partners when it comes to delivering the iPhones that many of us use, but who knows if that'll ever change. We all know that Samsung had requested a ban on the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 recently through the ITC because of certain patent infringements, which the ITC did find Apple guilty of. The sentence would require Apple to halt the sales of any iOS product that came before the iPhone 4S or iPad with Retina Display, which at the moment are the ...

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    I've always been a huge fan of the Matrix Trilogy, and I'm sure many of you are as well. There's one thing I always remember the Oracle telling Neo when things began to get rough, and it was: "Everything that has a beginning must have an end". And it's true, regardless of where you heard the phrase, it's a fact of life that what goes up, must come down at some point. It happened to Apple in the early 80s, to IBM early last decade, to HP just a couple of years ago, to Palm in that same time period, Nokia, you name it. It's hard to determine what we should classify as basic human needs, ...

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    iOS 7 is one of those things that you'll either love, hate, or simply put-up with if you already own an iOS device. Some of us have been waiting for it for a long time. In full honesty, I think I was ready for a change even before Apple announced that there would be an iPad running it. Apple did a good job in polishing it and to keep me as their customer, but 2013 had to be a year of change for me, or else. Some people hated the previous version of iOS for Apple's choice in design, but I'll admit that I actually liked it. As fake as it could be, it did a good job in looking elegant on my ...

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    It's been two weeks since Apple released iOS 7 beta to developers, and even though it's a dramatic refresh to the user interface, that doesn't mean that like every piece of pre-production software, it didn't have its significant bugs. Apple has now released iOS 7 beta 2, and among the changes we have some apparent enhancements to how natural the voice of Siri is, the voice recorder app returns to the iPhone, and other bug fixes here and there. Probably the coolest news about this update is that iOS 7 now works on the iPad. In this video we go hands-on this new refresh to Apple's tablet ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and its release date for the US. Then we do some more Samsung talk as we've got another leak on the display size of the Galaxy Note III for this fall. Some deals are next as AT&T and Walmart have some significant discounts on smartphones for the rest of June. Apple's iOS 7 is next as we go through the recent launch of a beta for the iPad. We end today's show by talking about the iPhone 5S leak, which proves that there isn't a dual flash on the phone, but rather a light to assist the phone if the light is needed All ...

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    We apologize for some technical difficulties we had in uploading today's show. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC Butterfly s and what this means to a probable revamp of the HTC Droid DNA. We then talk about Nokia and all their tactics to make their July 11th event relevant. Case designers have also leaked the designs of the iPhone 5S and also the affordable iPhone that's also been rumored. iOS 7 for iPad was also revealed on video for those that were curious. We end today's show talking about the hidden menu in iOS 7 that was recently uncovered, and how this menu ...

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    So you jailbroke your iPhone or iPad after the evasi0n jailbreak process was released last week, but you discovered that it just wasn't for you. You prefer the stock feel of iOS over the seemingly never-ending sea of mods and tweaks. There's nothing to be ashamed of, and there's no reason to fret, even if you didn't backup before jailbreaking … like you should have. The unjailbreaking method is relatively quick and very easy. All you need is iTunes, your Lightning or 30-pin cable and your iDevice. A couple clicks and no more than a half-hour later, and you will be back ...

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