One is a tablet version of Apple’s hallmark photo-manipulation software. The other is a mobile version of Adobe’s category-defining Photoshop, the program so ubiquitous its name became a verb. They’re both recent additions to the App Store, and I wondered what it was like to use both. So I installed them both to a 2012-edition iPad and gave them a quick test run.
Magical virtual brushes, fun with layers, and ridiculous mistakes that only great tutorials can fix. It’s all there. Also included: me in a pirate hat. Join me as I put these apps through their [...]
There are some recent reports regarding the 4G variant of the latest Apple tablet and its inability to connect or maintain a 3G connection without a restart. It seems that some users of the New iPad 4G + WiFi are only experiencing this issue when connected to 3G networks (that is international users) and that 4G LTE is not affected.
These reports come hot on the heels of other alleged and/or problems with the Apple tablet; first there were reports of the New iPad getting warm/hot — later denied by Apple — and then followed problems with WiFi connectivity — with [...]
Those who are Apple fans, or simply follow the tech industry, need no introduction when it comes to John Sculley, Apple’s former CEO who decided to come on-board as CEO and help the late Steve Jobs “change the world” instead of selling “sugar water” for the rest of his life while at PepsiCo.
In an interview with The Economic Times, the ex-CEO, now 73, said that “Apple has an extraordinary executive team” and he sees “many good years ahead” for the Cupertino-based company. With regards to the tablet market, Sculley, an iPad [...]
Watch this week’s iReview as we talk about all that’s cool and not so cool inside the world of Apple’s iOS devices. In today’s show we begin by talking about our coverage, which includes our full review of Apple’s New iPad, our recent comparison video between it and the iPad 2 and even Apple’s first iPad, and Michael Fisher’s editorials surrounding this new tablet. We later have a look at IGN’s recent benchmarks where they show that Apple’s A5X and even their old A5 beats NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 in graphics. We then go through all [...]
Owners of the new 2012 iPad barely had time to get their new tablets out of the box before we got news of the first jailbreak working on the model. We’ve seen some evidence from devs showing that such feats are within reach, but we haven’t had a public release just yet. Notable iOS guru pod2g took to Twitter earlier today to update anxious users on his own work towards such a goal, and why we might not be seeing any release in the immediate future.
The Chronic Dev Team has reportedly made some progress towards coming up with a userland jailbreak, but its work is [...]
If you’ve never owned a tablet, there’s no device that we could recommend more than Apple’s New iPad. We rarely give any product we review a full score of 5 stars out of 5, so there’s no mistaking that this is simply one of the best tablets you can purchase at the moment. No product is perfect though, and Apple’s past versions of the iPad are also good choices to pick from. With Apple’s recent decision to sell their New iPad along with last year’s iPad 2, and with the ease that you can find the First-Gen iPad on eBay for a good price, choices [...]
One of my first camera-phones was also one of the first devices on Sprint to offer true SMS, as Sprint was a latecomer to the standard. In fact, when I bought the phone -a Sanyo SCP-5500, if you’re wondering- SMS hadn’t yet been launched in my market. I had a device capable of something awesome and convenient which the network didn’t yet support.
The same thing happened when I bought my first “4G” device, the original HTC Evo; while WiMAX was indeed built-in, it took a while for Sprint to bring coverage to my neighborhood. Once again, my [...]
With the New iPad, more and more developers are pushing out updates for their applications in order to support the higher resolution on the new Apple tablet. Initially, the catalogue only listed 24 applications but the number is growing every day.
If you take a look at the screenshot above you’ll see that there is a teaser for an upcoming “Retina”-ready Facebook application. Facebook is one of the most popular social networking apps but its functionality and looks are far from its iPhone variant. With the addition of “Retina”-support we’ll [...]
Regardless if you are using a PC or a Mac, if you have an iPhone or an iPad, you occasionally need to use Apple’s iTunes application to sync and update software (if you manage your libraries with something else).
A new version of iTunes has been released and, as usual, it is always good to have the latest one installed. It “fixes several issues that may cause iTunes to unexpectedly quit while playing videos, changing artwork size in Grid view, and syncing photos to devices”. Additionally, it “addresses an issue where some iTunes interface elements are [...]
The ACCC was claiming yesterday that Apple was falsely advertising the iPad in Australia, using the “4G” moniker in its name despite the fact that Australians will not be able to get 4G because of spectrum incompatibilities with the carriers.
Apple has reportedly reached an agreement with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission according to which the Cupertino-based company will refund early adopters if they feel they were misled by the claimed “false advertisement”. Furthermore, when the case returns to court in May, Apple will fight to defend [...]
Ever since Apple released the 2012 edition of its iPad, we’ve been hearing about little issues with it. First there were the complaints that the tablet was getting too hot during operation, and then we looked at reports of WiFi connectivity problems. The latest finger to be pointed at the iPad claims that the device doesn’t charge properly, and it reports having a 100% full charge before reaching its actual capacity. Today, Apple has finally commented on the issue, hoping to explain away any concerns.
Apple admits that the new iPad falsely reports a 100% charge, but [...]
The iPad has earned its reputation. While there is strong competition from the likes of Samsung and Asus, neither of these companies have (yet) been able to rival the iPad in terms of screen resolution and software experience. Granted, 2012 will be the year where we see an all-out arms race between tablet purveyors to bring screen resolution, battery life, speed, and form factor to unseen levels, but as of today, in many areas, the iPad still has a tremendous shadow cast on the tablet sector.
After taking the new iPad out of the box, its added weight and [...]
ACCC — the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission — considers that Apple is allegedly contravening the Australian Consumer Law with its New iPad (the one described by the “4G” moniker).
“The ACCC alleges that Apple’s recent promotion of the new “iPad with WiFi + 4G” is misleading because it represents to Australian consumers that the product “iPad with WiFi + 4G” can, with a SIM card, connect to a 4G mobile data network in Australia, when this is not the case“.
Turns out that, despite the fact that [...]
Watch this week’s iReview as we go through all the cool and the not so cool inside the world of Apple’s iOS devices. In today’s show we go through the New iPad’s sales results after just a couple of days of being launched. We later talk about some of the great apps that already support it’s new Retina Display. We then go through all our week’s coverage on the New iPad, including the reasons why we recommend the Verizon iPad over the AT&T model. We talk about your possibility to jailbreak it, since we know many of you are already waiting. We end [...]
We already heard that Apple needed to increase the battery on the New iPad in order to maintain the relatively same battery life as with the iPad 2. A 11,666mAh pack allows the around ten hours of battery life despite the new CPU, GPU, radios, screen and camera.
According to Dr. Raymond M. Soneira of DisplayMate, the battery on the New iPad does “not actually reach full charge when 100% is shown and need up to an extra hour before the charging actually stops”. He claims that absolute 100% is reached around the one hour mark beyond the reported 100% level in the [...]
The list of applications that take advantage of the high-resolution display on the new iPad is continuously growing. It has already reached a total number of 58, from the initial 24 available one day before the tablet’s availability.
The new Angry Birds Space is listed alongside Pandora and Evernote but Apple has also updated its official iTunes Movie Trailers application. As you’d expect, the application is now designed “for the spectacular Retina display on the all new iPad”. As the New iPad becomes more and more popular, expect more developers and [...]
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
If you live in one of these countries then you can grab yourself the New iPad starting today. Apple’s latest tablet — which doubles the resolution with the “Retina Display”, brings an improved A5X CPU with quad-core GPU, 1GB of RAM, new camera sensor and lenses as well as 4G LTE compatibility — will be [...]
When Apple introduced the New iPad on the 7th of March they also unveiled iPhoto for both the iPad and the iPhone, an application which allows you to browse, edit and share photos from your tablet or phone.
According to unofficial information allegedly coming from Apple, the Cupertino company’s new application hit the 1 million user mark in less than ten days — probably by March 17. The numbers represent unique users and not downloads and, given the fact that the app goes for $4.99 in the iTunes App Store, the figures are quite enchanting. If you want to experience [...]
Earlier today, we mentioned how owners of the new 2012 iPad have been commenting on just how hot their tablets are becoming during operation. We’re well used to gadgets getting warm during periods of heavy use, so the question for the new iPad is just how hot does it really get, and is that ultimately warmer than with what users are comfortable? Consumer Reports wanted to quantify these claims of too-hot iPads with some hard numbers, and rigged up both a new iPad and an iPad 2 in front of thermal imaging cameras.
For its tests, CR ran Infinity Blade II for 45 minutes, with [...]
It hardly seems like a new Apple product has fully arrived until we start hearing the first claims of some kind of reception issue. After the whole “antennagate” debacle with the iPhone 4, Apple users are on the lookout for related issues with the company’s newer products. As should be no surprise, some owners of the new iPad are reporting weak signals when trying to use WiFi networks. Is there actually something wrong with the tablet, or might reports of this issue be overblown?
Ever since the 2012 iPad launched, users have been contributing posts to [...]
A bold move from Apple back with the release of the first-generation iPad, was to allow iPhone apps to run on it. Apps would box-into the display and allow you to even zoom into them to take over the iPad’s full screen. Sadly, the problem was that zooming-in would turn any app into an old Nintendo 8-bit game show full of pixels. Apple’s launch of the New iPad has changed that. You’ll notice in our following video that if your iPhone apps have been enhanced to support the iPhone’s Retina Display, zooming them into the New iPad’s Retina Display will give you [...]
Because the Verizon LTE iPad is a world-capable device, it has support for GSM bands as well as CDMA for the 3G fallback when no Verizon LTE is available. That means that you can use an AT&T microSIM in the Verizon iPad and get 3G HSPA+ data speeds through AT&T. This is a terrific option for those that have an unlimited data plan with AT&T: you can still use and pay for Verizon LTE when you’re in an area that has it (it’s very easy to toggle the data on and off in the settings), but you can also take advantage of your AT&T data plan (especially if [...]
After mercilessly mocking it for the first few weeks of availability, I picked up an original iPad in the spring of 2010 and fell in love. It changed my computing experience in ways I’d never imagined, rendering my then-new Macbook Air a paperweight for quite a while as I realized the utility of the tablet form factor. From reading on the train to looking up recipes in the kitchen to watching Netflix in bed, my iPad has served every clichéd use case there is. Thanks to the massive and dynamic App Store, it’s even been useful in some more unusual scenarios, like serving as a [...]