Posts tagged with: iPad Air 2
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    The most generous, snarkiest, and also fastest-rising mobile operator when it comes to 4G LTE coverage strikes again for a limited time, bringing back a promotion that’s contributed to the survival of affordable Android tablets in several instances in the past. Forget affordable, the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 7 is outright available for free from T-Mobile starting February 5, as long as maintaining a 1GB or higher postpaid Simple Choice Mobile Internet plan for two years isn’t a problem. Technically, that means the Lollipop-powered 7-incher isn’t altogether free of charge, but what’s ...

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    The first ever gargantuan iPad Pro was probably the main reason Apple prolonged its traditional 12-month 9.7-inch upgrade cycle for the first time in history, but if you feared the iPad Air had become history, there’s reportedly no reason to worry any longer. Several fairly trustworthy sources have been telling us to expect the Apple iPad Air 3 sometime in H1 2016 for a while now, with the ETA just narrowed down to March. That’s likely when the iOS tablet is supposed to go official, commercial availability starting in Q2, according to Digitimes and its intermittently credible “supply ...

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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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    Purchasing mobile gear of any kind around Turkey Day is always wise. Waiting until the last minute to score the best possible Black Friday deals is the complete opposite. Granted, the temptation may feel irresistible, but unless you want to risk getting body slammed by a fellow desperate bargain hunter for that coveted final discounted Apple Watch, it’s good to know beforehand what to expect from every retailer and how to avoid the holiday shopping frenzy. Luckily, many electronics merchants, actual device manufacturers and carriers included, have either already kicked off early Black ...

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    Black Friday is just days away, and we've already brought you tons of news on where and how you can save some big money as you shop for portable electronics this season. That's going to include a big Black Friday sale roundup post just a little later on, but before we get there we've got one deal we absolutely have to share with you right now, as it's not going to last long: you've got until midnight tonight (Central time) to score some substantial discounts on Apple hardware at Best Buy. Deals on Apple items are always a treat, with prices as often inflexible as they are, and this set's ...

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    Updated December 9: The Nexus 6 has been dropped from the Google Store. Step back from the food court, I repeat, step back from the food court. Move away from the deals. Seriously, though, you might be on a sales safari come this weekend or a cyber chase on Monday. If you're the type of person to give away phones and smartwatches for the holidays, though, it helps to actually consider what you're getting and how it fits the person you're getting it for. Like a sommelier does with wine, we're given you our suggestions on what phones to look for when you're talking about your dorky cousin ...

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    Apple's approach to hardware is always a mixed bag if you start comparing newer products with existing ones. Right now a new MacBook is far less powerful and more expensive than the entry-level MacBook Air, but it packs a far better display, trackpad technology, you name it. If you thought this was only happening in the desktop environment, think again, as iPads are also prone to this apparently. DisplayMate Technologies has gained a lot of fame for its display tests, and the firm just decided to put Apple's new tablets to a comparison test. We expected to see the new iPad Pro triumphant ...

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    After Sam’s Club and Best Buy, Target’s Black Friday 2015 deal collection has transpired, featuring many of the handhelds, tablets, smartwatches and fitness bands you were likely holding out for. But compared to Best Buy, the looming electronics goods selection is far more limited, and most of the discounts less impressive. As seems to be customary, the promo bash will be kicked off on Thansgiving Day, i.e. Thursday, November 26, at 6 PM, which probably means a lot of the previewed “doorbusters” are to see their limited stocks depleted before the actual Black Friday sale begins. ...

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    How black will November get? We're 17 days out from Turkey Day and the previews (even sales) are coming out in advertisements and flyers across stores and the virtual space. Every store continues to battle for that thanksgiven dollar, especially in the mobile tech sector. Membership-centered wholesaler Sam's Club has some of those deals upon a flyer right now. The deals we know about are very much focused on tablets right now. And yes, there's also that pesky membership thing you gotta have, too. But if you do have one, take note and take advantage. The company's discounting its 64GB and ...

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    We've recently heard not one, but two bits testifying to the fact that Apple, the leading tablet vendor on the market, isn't doing as well as some would have predicted, when it comes to the tablet market. Initially, we heard unconfirmed rumours that orders placed for the upcoming iPad Pro are cautious, then we heard reports that poor iPad sales are affecting the supply chain manufacturers. Apparently, the issue is a larger one, affecting all players on the market. According to the most recent IDC numbers, the entire tablet market is down. For the third quarter of the year, tablet shipments ...

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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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    From speakers, to smartwatches, to input devices, the vast majority of wireless accessories we use with our smartphones connect to our handsets over Bluetooth. All the time, the technology behind Bluetooth is getting better, and over the years we've seen the release of new and improved standards – like the “low energy” support we got with Bluetooth 4.0. Sometimes adding compatibility for these changing standards means picking up new hardware, but that's not always the case, and to some extent manufacturers are able to deliver next-gen Bluetooth support to existing devices by means of ...

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    You knew the iFixit team was going to tear something else apart sooner or later. After all, it is just after another WWDC product launch. The product under the scalpel this time around looks new, but has some major components sharing going on with one of Apple's older devices. The iPad Mini 4 got the teardown treatment and similarities to the iPad Air 2 began right from first (easy) crack. The full lamination screen obviates a huge shield plate that would've been heft in previous generation iPads. The Touch ID cable has merged with the display cable, as was the case on the Air 2. It also ...

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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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    Feeling lucky? A brand new Apple tablet could be yours if you enter the iPad Air 2 Giveaway at the Pocketnow Deals Store. The thin and lightweight iPad Air 2 blends fun with productivity. It features a stunning 9.7 inch Retina display, two full-featured cameras, a battery that can last 10 hours on a single charge, and processing speeds that rival some desktop computers. In fact, there’s almost nothing that the iPad Air 2 can’t handle. Play games, make music, write a novel, and more with this awesome tablet. For your chance to win, just go to the iPad Air 2 Giveaway page at the ...

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    The future of Apple's iPad lineup has been a topic of much debate over the last few weeks. While some predict that Apple is focusing its resources on an iPad Pro and holding updates to the iPad Air lineup for another year, we also hear that Apple is planning a major refresh to its iPad mini. Whatever the case may be, Apple's quarter results confirm that the company is in need of something hot, and today we learn more about its plans. Japanese sources are now claiming that the iPad mini 4 that we've seen in rumors will not only match the iPad Air 2 in design, but also in specifications. ...

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    Strategy Analytics has revealed some figures, cited by DigiTimes, concerning smartphone AP revenues. An AP (application processor) is basically the SoC (system-on-a-chip), also known informally as "the processor" which supports applications running in a mobile operating system environment. 20 percent increase over the previous year is what Strategy Analytics' findigs revealed for smartphone AP revenues in the first quarter of 2015. These revenues represent US$5.3 billion, and the top five spots (related to revenue) are where you find Qualcomm, Apple, MediaTek, Samsung LSI and Spreadtrum ...

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    Here's a quick one for Apple users: iOS 8.4.1 beta is now available to download from the Apple iOS Developer Resource Center (link below). Apple released iOS 8.4 on June 30, in order to enable access to Apple Music, and now, two weeks later, the iOS 8.4.1 beta is available for developers to test drive. There's no word on what's included, and there's no changelog (nor feedback) for the time being, but it's safe to assume that the release contains bugfixes and improvements. Follow the source link below if you are a Developer (owner of a Developer account) and you want to take it for a ...

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    Apple's launch of iOS 8.3 came with a ton of the fixes that many of us were waiting for. Surely the software update brought a couple of new features, but the lack of stability of iOS 8.2 was the main reason for anybody to upgrade to Apple's new mobile OS. The problem is when something what wasn't broken starts giving users trouble, and today there seems to be a new one. Users have begun to complain about issues with Touch ID after updating to iOS 8.3. The problem seems to affect only a certain amount of users, and we haven't been able to confirm if this only applies to certain specific ...

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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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    Just as with mobile payments and a ton of other services, Apple wasn't first in allowing third-party keyboards to work on its iOS products. Apple's stock iOS keyboard isn't as bad as some stock Android keyboards we've tested, but it's always good to give people options to choose what better solves their particular needs. The biggest problem is that third-party keyboards on iOS are sluggish, and it seems that Apple also wants them to become less functional. Nintype has become very famous because of all the added functionality that the developer has envisioned you would like in a keyboard. ...

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    It's that time of year again: bargain-hunters bundle up for a long night out in the cold, armed with a vacuum flask full of coffee and a checklist of the stores they'll be hitting. Retail employees let out a resigned sigh as they prepare to begin a single shift that starts somewhere around Wednesday afternoon and lasts through Saturday morning. And if you're anything like us, you're staying warm at home, probably watching way too much Netflix, and hoping to snag a few good deals online. That's right – it's Black Friday time. What used to be a single day of retail hedonism has mutated ...

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    Apple has broken a significant amount of records since the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. We saw how the company sold its fare share of phones in just the first few days of the launch, and obviously this leap also includes an extra share of growth for the company in its services. Apple may not be too happy with its current iTunes performance, but the App Store shows a different story. We still don't have any official data from Apple, but App marketing firm Fiksu has just revealed its numbers for the last couple of months. According to the study conducted through October on the ...

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    If you can’t decide between the new Nexus and the new iPad, you’re probably hung up on one of two factors: ecosystem or price. Nothing we say here will change the fact that the Nexus 9 is about $100 cheaper, and if you’re already invested in Apple’s or Android’s walled garden, the decision is already made based on which smartphone you’re carrying. Probably. But if you’re thinking about jumping platforms, or this will be your first tablet, there are a few differences worth discussing. Those differences span hardware, software and day-to-day performance – and the end ...

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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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