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    Whether it's in Apple's online stores or in its brick and mortar stores, one of the biggest challenges that customers face is that price hump we all get with the sales tax. At times when most states don't force you to pay taxes in order to buy the same things at Amazon, it's obvious that if you were given a choice, you'd rather keep those extra bucks in your pocket. Still, some states are about to launch a couple of tax-free days, and Apple didn't miss the opportunity to remind you. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, South Carolina and Tennessee will ...

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    Even though 7-inch tablets have gained a significant level of popularity these days, Apple sadly can't say the same about its iPad mini lineup. The original iPad mini disappointed many with its low-resolution display, and the iPad mini with Retina Display was sadly overshadowed by its bigger brother, the iPad Air. This year we're expecting some minor changes to the bigger iPad Air, but given the fact that this is the third cycle for the iPad mini, it's rumored to be due for a change. New rumors point to the iPad mini dropping a few millimeters in its thickness and being dubbed the iPad ...

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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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    For those of you that were left wondering why Apple is landing a partnership with IBM after thirty years of rivalry, the explanation is quite interesting. One of the most shocking statements we've ever heard from Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, is that he's able to get 80% of his work done on an iPad in ways we've never been able to replicate even in our line of work. Even more interesting is that Tim Cook feels that you can do the same, and the collaboration with IBM is specifically to help you do that. In recent interviews with Tim Cook and IBM Chief Executive Virginia Rometty, both company ...

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    Aside from a couple of batteries exploding here and there, it's hard to hear that electronics are poising as a health risk to customers in any other way. We did see that Fitbit recalled its Force fitness tracker due to some dermatitis complaints from customers, but never have we seen products as big as a computer or a tablet giving customers issues like allergies, at least until today. A recent article found in Associated Press shows a specific case of an 11-year-old boy who discovered he was allergic to nickel after his extensive use with an iPad. His parents had purchased this iPad ...

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    It's hard to understand why Facebook tends to ignore tablets in the way that it has, but it's been the case ever since the launch of its original iPad app. In that same fashion, we've seen other Facebook services like Facebook Paper, which make total sense on a tablet, but which are still exclusive to the iPhone. The good thing is that even though slow, services eventually get launched, and such is the case of Facebook Messenger. Facebook has just launched its stand-alone messaging app for the iPad, and the good thing is that all of its services made the final cut. Stickers may not be as ...

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    Productivity applications are a dime a dozen, especially on iOS. There are literally hundreds of calendar apps, note taking apps, and todo lists to help you get things done on the go, and new applications enter the scene all the time. However, sometimes it takes us a while to sift through all the muck to find the best and most helpful productivity apps around. Since our last iOS video about productivity apps, we've found three more extremely helpful and awesome iOS productivity apps. Be sure to check out the apps in the video and to share your favorite productivity applications for iOS in ...

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    One benefit that many people have found in owning Apple iOS products is the combination of its AppleCare+ extended warranty, and Apple's Genius Bar service. For $99 you receive two years of warranty protection for any iPad or iPhone, and in case of any accidental damage to the device on your part, you could replace your iPad for $49, or iPhone for $79, with a total of two incidents being covered. Sadly if you didn't purchase the warranty when you bought the product, the most you were allowed to wait was 30 days, though Apple has just decided to change that. As of yesterday Apple is now ...

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    We've caught wind of a rumored overhaul to iPad multitasking for iOS 8, but Apple has not yet delivered on this with the first beta. However, code has been found within it the release pointing to the feature. Developer Steven Troughton-Smith has hacked around with the iOS 8 simulator in the latest Xcode release, and managed to get a skeletal iPad split-screen multitasking working. As you can see in the image above, Safari is only employing half of the screen of the iPad. The feature isn't entirely completed yet, with other apps unable to take the empty half of the screen just yet, but ...

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    All images copyright Sarah Jarrett   Looking through Sarah Jarrett's gallery, it's hard to believe these images were made using only an iPhone and an iPad. From painterly landscapes and still lifes to surreal portraiture, Sarah's work is expressive and unique. While many still associate the term "mobile photography" with the occasional selfie or family photo, Sarah is a pioneer in a growing movement of people who create serious fine art on their mobile devices. We talked to Sarah about mobile photography, her images and the artistic process behind them. • Pocketnow: Tell us a bit about ...

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    For most of the needs of the average user, iOS as it currently works on an iPad is close to enough. We're not saying it is, but it's rare to find anybody that's willing to invest on an iPad if it's not for content consumption. Still, Apple wants you to consider the iPad as the only computer you need, and certain rumored features that were planned to get this going are apparently going to be delayed. Just a couple of weeks ago we learned that Apple was planning to launch split-screen multitasking for iOS 8, and exclusively for the iPad. Surely this is not something new as Samsung has ...

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    One of the most disappointing parts of last year's iPad lineup for some was the lack of Touch ID sensors for biometric authentication on it. Apple will use Touch ID sensors on all of its 2014 iOS devices, reports KGI. This news leads us to believe that all new iPhone, iPad, and (possibly) iPod touch models from the year will support this kind of authentication. Shipments of the sensor are set to increase by 233% this year, according to the same report. This isn't surprising if these new iOS devices indeed get the scanner. These sensors will also reportedly get an upgrade -- Apple may be ...

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    Many of you may not remember this, but tablets have existed for almost twelve years. Microsoft invented the concept of the tablet computer, and it did so in a very bold and daring manner. Back then there weren’t any neigh sayers that didn’t believe in the product. On the contrary, people found them cool, and I could tell you stories of how many of us wished we could afford one. And yes, that last phrase is really what nailed the coffin for this product category over the course of almost a decade. It was sadly too pricey for the little power you received in return. Fast forward to 2014 ...

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    With privacy becoming more and more a topic lately, a lot of us were shocked to learn that a ton of the companies we use every day are not doing a good job in protecting our data. Apple was one of these companies, which actually ranked the lowest in its commitment to protect your data just a couple of months ago when all this scandal became public. Since then it seems that Apple has been hard at work in changing this, and it turns out that it actually exceeded expectations. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of the Moto E, LTE Moto G and even Motorola's Alert services. Samsung is next as we talk about the rumors of the Galaxy S5 Active, and what to expect. LG follows the news as we talk about the LG G3 teaser and the LG Uni8 rumors. iOS 8 follows as it's rumored that it'll include HD Audio Playback. We end today's show talking about another iOS 8 feature, split-screen multitasking, but not for every iOS device. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Motorola Moto E now official at $129.00, pre-orders open - LTE-capable Moto G ...

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    Google has done a great job with its voice search options for both Android, and now iOS. There still are small details here and there where Siri is superior to the service, but the company has made gigantic leaps in the last couple of months with its recent updates to the service. Today Google Search reaches version 4.0 on iOS, and here's the list of enhancements. Probably the coolest update is that now Google Search follows conversations, like if you ask it for the weather today, you can then ask for the weekend information, and it'll understand that it's about the weather. It also ...

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    Ever since the launch of the original iPad, one of the biggest complaints that we've all had, is that in most cases, all you're getting is a bloated smartphone UI. Surely developers can take advantage of the extra canvas with added features on the SDK, but that doesn't mean that we wouldn't want to use more than one app at a time. Competitors like Samsung and Microsoft have tried different approaches to this that have been quite popular, and Apple seems to be trying it next with iOS 8. Rumors have it that Apple will bring split-screen multitasking to iOS 8. The feature is said to even ...

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    One of the biggest complaints that we all have about owning an iPhone or iPad, is the fact that neither of Apple's iOS products abides to any particular storage standard. We can't just swap information between each other trough microSD cards, nor through simple USB, and even though Air Drop was launched recently to share files between iOS devices, it doesn't even allow Apple's own OS X to access this sharing protocol. We've dreamed of a simple USB solution for the longest time, and it seams that somebody just figured it out. A company named Hyper has just launched a Kickstarter campaign ...

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    There's always this notion that whomever arrives at a market first, has the best possibility of dominating it. Sadly that works almost everywhere except in the tech world, as we've seen all the big smartphone and computer companies that ruled the world years ago now either underperforming, or dead. Such is the case of Apple's iPad, which was almost 8 years late to the tablet business, but that has dominated the market ever since. In a recent survey from JD Power conducted to over 2500 tablet users, iPads ruled the results not only in the amount of tablets in the survey, but also in the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new one-day deals for the HTC One M8 tomorrow. Then we talk about ARM's plan to give us a $20 smartphone, with some decent specs if you have a look. LG is next as we get some leaked photos of the G3 and its new brushed-aluminum back. Then we talk about Apple and the rumored inclusion of Touch ID on its next-generation iPads, aside from its current status. We end today's show with Samsung and the rumored Gear 2 Solo, for those of you that just want a smartwatch without a smartphone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC One M8 ...

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    Apple's launch of the iPhone 5s made it almost obvious that the company was going to incorporate Touch ID into its next tablet offerings, but the reasons why Apple couldn't deliver were clear. The company struggled for months to meet the demand of the iPhone 5s, mainly because of the Touch ID component, so building it into the new iPad line-up would've just complicated things. It's only natural that this new feature reaches the iPad this year, and rumors continue to point to that. Reports have TSMC (short for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) already supplying Touch ID sensors ...

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    Apple has shown us just how reluctant it can be about capacitive buttons. Surely the company made the capacitive touch screen popular, but they've focused on physical buttons that you have to press every single time in order to drive the phone to react with you in certain cases. Those of us that have learned the annoyance of capacitive buttons understand the reasons for that, but it seems that Apple is having some second thoughts. The company has just filed a new patent for touch-sensitive buttons, and even though we're having a hard time figuring out how these buttons are different than ...

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    Microsoft's launch of Office for iPad came with a lukewarm reception. Even though the apps do a great job in bringing productivity to the iPad, you can't really use them for free, and the paid subscription is definitely non-realistic for the average person. Aside from that, the apps were met with some criticism because they lacked certain key features necessary to actually make the iPad a productivity tablet, and Microsoft has decided to address them today. Microsoft has just updated Office for iPad with printing support, aside from other new features. This will allow you to use any ...

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    Even though we were almost certain that Touch ID was going to make it to the iPad line-up last year, Apple found a way to disappoint. We saw leaked photos of the iPad supporting Touch ID, but given the supply restraints that Apple was facing with the iPhone 5s, it's clear that the reason they company pushed it for a future release was due to its ability to deliver. If you're asking yourself when the feature will reach the iPad, new rumors shed some light. A French developer has just discovered that there is code on iOS 7.1 that already hints to the iPad's compatibility. Apple designates ...

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    Even though Apple is quite famous for its secrecy, a lot has gone wrong in that department lately, and we wonder if this is intentionally driven in order to lower the buzz from competing devices. We've heard tons of rumors regarding the future of the iPhone, iPad and even the iWatch, and most of this will apparently see the light of day in 2014. If you're wondering why Apple has taken so long while competitors like Samsung have all the market to themselves, Apple's CEO has an answer for that. Tim Cook was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal after the company's quarter results, ...

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