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    In another day or two, we'll probably have to publish a quick story about how fast iOS 10 is being adopted and the torrents of people finding major, iPhone- or iPhone-bricking problems with the update. We hope not to have to write the latter story, actually, but we expect to. Never mind all that, as the iOS 10 software package is available for using to download and install now, as is the watchOS 3 update. You can go to your settings app and check your software or tether your device to your computer and run iTunes to load it in. We encourage you to resist the first-wave syndrome and wait ...

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    It's been one doozy of a day with WWDC's keynote wrapping up in some of the most comprehensive updates to the ecosystem in a while. iOS 10 has brought some big changes to its core features. But you won't be able to see any of it if you don't have a proper device to take this software on. So, here are the devices that you'll be getting the update on: All iPhones from the iPhone 5 or later All iPads from the iPad 2 or later Both the iPod touch 5th and 6th generation Both the iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5th generation have been supported with current software for nearly four years now while ...

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    Apple has never been in the business of selling ancient gear for pennies, and thus cater to its most cash-strapped fans. Instead, essentially every new iPhone and iPad makes an old one go away, with limited spots apparently in the iRoster at any given time. Obviously, that goes double for the iPhone SE, which resembles the 5s a little too much on the outside while packing exclusively 6s internals. In order for the iPhone 5s to cohabit with its long overdue sequel, Cupertino needed to significantly bring the former’s price down. Like, massively down. Like, to $300 tops. That always seemed ...

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    If you were wise enough to boycott the Black Friday shopping frenzy, and are still in the market for newer or older iGear, Best Buy has this big “Apple Holiday Event” in full swing that will let you score Apple Watches, iPads, and iPhones on the cheap. Without a doubt, the “iWatch” is the sale’s headliner, featuring its deepest price cuts to date, but the iPad mini 4 can also be deemed a bargain… for a change, at $300 and up. Across the board, Wi-Fi-limited and cellular-enabled configurations of the latest entry in the 7.9-inch franchise are discounted by a Benjamin, which ...

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    Companies are not in the business of losing money to those who steal their product ideas. But the path to patent protection in the process of profit gets dirty. Microsoft and Google have agreed to stop the mudslinging in some major disputes while Samsung and Apple might soon have to send lawyers up to Washington, D.C. But the University of Wisconsin-Madison has a bone to pick with Cupertino and a court is now in the process of determining how big that bone will be. Specifically, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, which licenses innovations made on behalf of the university, ...

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    The apparent death of the original iPad size got little to no publicity as the dawn of a new “Pro” era seized all the spotlight, leaving a glimmer of attention to the latest 7.9-inch soldier, which is essentially a compressed version of last year’s iPad Air 2. But perhaps 9.7-inch iPads aren’t extinct yet, and maybe recent gossip of no October Apple event will prove inaccurate. As long as there’s hope, you shouldn’t give up dreaming about an even lighter, slimmer and sharper Air, possibly due for a formal introduction alongside a 21.5-inch 4K iMac next month. A fairly ...

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    In case our comprehensive rumor roundup for Apple’s big press event later today didn’t spell out everything you should expect on stage at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, a well-connected writer and blog publisher helps add one final piece to the lofty puzzle. Apparently, “the consensus” among John Gruber’s sources is that Cupertino will stuff the highly anticipated September 9 ceremony full of new hardware gear, and skip the time-honored second batch of fall announcements typically taking place in October. The logic behind the roadmap change remains up in the ...

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    The Inateck TPB-IA is probably one of the most useful, yet simplistic iPad cases we've ever used. It's made of a soft-touch felt material inside and out, and is complemented by a magnetic leather buckle to ensure your iPad is fully protected when in use. The sleeve measures 10.2 x 7.4 inches, so it's compatible with either the iPad Air or iPad Air 2. If you're interested in other options, Inateck also provides similar solutions for devices like the iPad mini and even the MacBook lineup. The TPB-IA not only provides a very elegant solution for those wanting to carry an iPad on the go, but ...

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    At WWDC this year, Apple announced a brand new feature for iOS devices and Macs called Continuity. The idea was to streamline the process between switching devices and to make iOS and Mac OS work more closely together. It's a software feature that lets you use your iPhone, iPad, and Mac interchangeably, for almost any task. Answer an incoming phone call on your iPhone using your iPad or Mac, load the same web page you have open in Safari on your Mac on your iPhone, or load the spreadsheet you've been editing on your iPad on the Mac, all without having to sift through dozens icons and other ...

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    We've talked about iOS 8 and all the new and useful features plenty of times now, but we haven't had the chance to focus on those individual features and, more importantly, the third-party support for said features. One of our favorites, which actually surprised us, was the introduction of widgets in the Today section of Notification Center. These widgets display different types of at-a-glance information, provide shortcuts to different features or settings, and even help your remember things. There are dozens (maybe even hundreds or thousands) of applications which have been updated with ...

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    Apple's event last Thursday was mainly about iPads and Macs, but the company did take some time to give us information on its new software updates. One of the major changes Apple is pushing to its mobile devices is iOS 8.1, which includes some very needed bug fixes, and even some new enhancements. Cupertino promised the update would reach iOS devices today, and the wait is finally over. Apple has just launched its OTA update to iOS 8.1, and as long as you're rocking any iPad after the iPad 2, or any iPhone after the iPhone 4s, you should be getting the update right this minute. The list of ...

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    Today was Apple’s day to breathe new life into a slowly stagnating lineup of iPads that … do exactly what the original iPad did, only faster. Going into today’s announcements, we were told we might see something new, something potentially game-changing. Rumors suggested there could be an iPad Pro (or Plus) with a 12.9-inch display. Theories about what the larger iPad would entail have varied from “not much else” to a full-on Mac OS tablet or a device that could switch between iOS and Mac OS on the fly. Either way, that didn’t happen today. Instead, today’s iPad announcement ...

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    Apple's iPad event for 2014 is just a couple of days away, and as is customary with every Apple product, there is a lot of speculation over what Apple will announce. The amount of rumors surrounding a thinner iPad are the strongest, but at a time when every OEM is struggling with a stagnant tablet market, we wonder if Apple will make the mistake of keeping things conservative this year. Watch this week's Top 5 as we discuss our predictions for what to expect for Apple's event this Thursday. We have a feeling that there will be more than just iPads announced at this event. Other rumors ...

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    We're just a week a way from an Apple event that we all assume has to do with iPads and iOS 8.1. We've seen some interesting leaks that show iOS 8.1 launching new services like Apple Pay, but it also seems that there could be more under the hood. That same developer that uncovered the Apple Pay leaks has discovered more new stuff to come, and this time it has to do with iPads. At the moment, every single credible source claims that the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will not be launched until 2015, and the main reasons point to the fact that Apple prefers to meet the iPhone 6 Plus demand before ...

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    Apple has just announced its press invitations for an event to happen on October 16, and historically this has everything to do with Macs and iPads. If you're wondering what changes are coming to the new iPads, we've heard that they're getting significantly thin, but there's nothing better than a visual demo of what to expect. A very credible Vietnamese source has just leaked some photos of a dummy of Apple's new iPad Air, which we're currently dubbing the iPad Air 2. You'll notice that this tablet is significantly thinner, as the source claims that it's just 7mm thick when compared to ...

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    Apple is well known for testing all sorts of prototypes, well ahead of a possible launch of any. We've been seeing the design of the iPhone  6 leaked all over the place since the time of the iPhone 4s launch, even though it took the company 3 generations to make it possible. In the same fashion, we've been hearing about a possible 12.9-inch iPad in the works for a more professional crowd, and new rumors point to how Apple plans to pull it off. Supply chain sources claim that Apple is testing two 12.9-inch iPad models, both running different operating systems. On one, we have one iPad ...

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    Love it or hate it, tomorrow is probably one of the biggest days of the year for the smartphone market. Apple may not be the biggest smartphone seller in the world, but the world's most popular smartphone has belonged to Apple almost every year, since its inception in the summer of 2007. There are a ton of rumors of what to expect for Apple's September 9 event, so let's try to place all these rumors into perspective, as it seems that Apple is launching more than one product tomorrow. iPhone 6 Rumors claim that Apple is planning to change everything all over again when it comes to the ...

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    It's pretty much confirmed that Apple will announce its next generation iPhone 6 on its September 9 event. We've even heard some interesting rumors that Apple will also launch the iWatch at the same time. What we weren't prepared for was for is for some rumors that claim that Apple plans to do the same with the iPad Air 2. KGI Securities is claiming various things about Apple's September 9th event. Among these is that Apple is planning to announce the new iPad Air at this event, and not in October as Apple has done historically. Up to this point there were no credible rumors that pointed ...

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    Apple has proven to be quite unpredictable in recent years. This is the company that sometimes retains a design for two or three years while just upgrading internals, and then we have cases like the iPad 2 that was a dramatic refresh to the first-generation iPad. Most of us were expecting for the next-generation iPad Air to retain the design elements of the exiting model, but more reports claim otherwise. Digitimes reports that Apple's suppliers are already ramping up component production for a new iPad Air that will actually be thinner than the existing model. We have seem some leaks here ...

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    It's only natural that companies look for ways to get rid of some extra products in stock before the launch of whatever products come next. If you were wondering if Apple is really launching new iPads and iPhones in the next couple of weeks, AT&T has just proven that it is, as the company is now offering some enticing deals for existing Apple products. If you need a new iPad right now, and can't wait for the newer models to launch, AT&T could be the place to go, though there's a catch. AT&T is offering $200 off the purchase of a cellular iPad, but if you purchase an iPhone 5s ...

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    Apple hasn't found the success it's been looking for with its iPad lineup. These are still the best selling tablets in the world, but they've failed to meet Apple's sales expectations over the last couple of quarters. The company is faced with a tough challenge this year in finding ways to differentiate its beloved tablet, and rumors point to how the company plans to do so. Reports claim that Apple will include a new "anti-reflection coating" in order to give users a better reading experience. Amazon has been mocking the iPad through its ads for years because of how cumbersome it is to ...

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    I've been using tablets off and on since 2009, almost a year before Apple's iPad allegedly changed everything. I remember one of the first tablets I ever bought – the Archos 5 Internet Tablet. By today's standards, with a 4.8-inch display, it hardly qualifies as a tablet. In fact, its display was smaller than most high-end Android smartphone displays today. But in 2009, that's exactly what it was. It was powered by none other than Android, featured a kickstand on the back for media viewing, and came with a single-core 800MHz ARM Cortex-A8 CPU, 256MB RAM, 160MB storage, and a microSD ...

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    Most of the Apple talk lately is focused on the iPhone 6, its two variants, and a possible launch date for each of these this year, but we shouldn't forget that there is also an imminent iPad launch as well. Surely the iPad isn't the best selling Apple product lately as the company has found stagnant sales in the last few quarters, but this could actually be a good thing, as Apple is now forced to find new ways to keep its tablet relevant. New leaks show us that Apple is bringing some new design changes to the iPad Air, and most likely the iPad mini design as well. We already knew about ...

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    Apple's quarter results are in, and for those of you non-Apple fans that are hoping for the Cupertino kids to file for bankruptcy any time soon, that's just not going to happen. The company has reported revenue of $37.4 billion, and earnings of $1.28 per share (after last month's seven-for-one stock split). These numbers are above Apple's own $36 billion projections, though a little shy of Wall Street's $37.99 billion forecast, where the earnings per share did exceed the $1.23 projected. Still, if you think all these numbers are positive, that's actually not the case; so prepare to not be ...

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    The usefulness and practicality of iPads and other mobile tablets as true productivity tools has provided fuel for many debates. Can an iPad be more than a media consumption device? Can you get real work done with an iPad or Android tablet? Or will iPads and Android-powered tablets forever be relegated to entertainment devices best suited for the couch? Back in March and April, I tried to tackle these seemingly simple questions. Office for iPad had just landed after years of rumors. Frankly, Microsoft knocked it out of the park with its mobile, touch-friendly rendition of its globally used ...

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