iPad Pro Vs MacBook Vs Surface Comparison

What it’s like using the iPad Pro as your primary PC

By on April 5, 2016 at 5:45 PM.

What it’s like using the iPad Pro as your primary PC

Apple would love for you to trash your old PC and replace it with an iPad Pro. Early reviews have indicated that while the iPad Pro is a terrific device in its own right, it’s not good enough for many users to be a full-on PC replacement.

Now one iPad Pro user has taken to Reddit to post a detailed account of what it’s like to use the device as your primary PC. Long story short: Apple still has a lot of work to do before the iPad Pro can be a full-fledged PC killer. More →

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iPad Pro MacBook Review

An intriguing account from someone who replaced his Mac with an iPad

By on April 1, 2016 at 2:05 PM.

An intriguing account from someone who replaced his Mac with an iPad

Apple’s pitch for the iPad Pro is a very in-your-face approach. The company told us on stage during its iPhone SE keynote that the iPad Pro is the perfect replacement for old PCs, taking a shot at Microsoft but also offending plenty of Apple customers who still have old Macs that operate just fine.

Leaving marketing tactics aside, iOS has evolved to a place where it can become the default computing platform for many users. At the same time, the iPad is not quite where some professionals would like it to be, even though the iPad Pro is the best and most impressive iPad update Apple has released in years.

One Apple customer who switched to a 12.9-inch iPad Pro when it launched last November recently tried going back to his MacBook after all this time. He discovered almost immediately that OS X feels like an old operating system that simply doesn’t offer the versatility of iOS. More →

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iPhone SE Release Date

You can finally buy Apple’s brand new iPhone and iPad online and in stores

By on March 31, 2016 at 8:56 AM.

You can finally buy Apple’s brand new iPhone and iPad online and in stores

March 31st isn’t just the end of the first quarter, and it’s not just the last day of peace we have before an onslaught of awful, awful April Fool’s Day jokes. The 31st also marks the first day of availability for Apple’s first brand new products of 2016. Yes, one is a bit more “brand new” than the other, but both new devices fill key gaps in Apple’s product lineup, and both are now available for purchase online and in stores. More →

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9.7-Inch iPad Pro Review Roundup

9.7-inch iPad Pro review roundup

By on March 30, 2016 at 1:19 PM.

9.7-inch iPad Pro review roundup

Apple’s Phil Schiller thinks it’s “really sad” that people are still using five-year-old PCs and he wants them to replace their old computers with the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro. But can Apple’s newest iPad really be a full replacement for your old computer? The reviews for the new iPad are in and they’re all very positive, although questions remain about whether this new device is really that “laptop killer” that Tim Cook hopes it is. More →

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iPhone SE Preorder Price Release Date

The iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro are now available for preorder

By on March 24, 2016 at 7:15 AM.

The iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro are now available for preorder

It’s been years since anyone was excited about a small-size iPhone, but Apple managed to recycle the 4-inch form factor into a device that’s on par with what the larger iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have to offer.

Aside from 3D Touch support, a second-gen Touch ID sensor and the front-facing camera, the iPhone SE is practically a version of the iPhone 6s packed in a smaller body.

Announced on Monday, the iPhone SE is available for preorder. Similarly, the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the first such device, is also ready to be ordered.

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iPad Pro vs iPad Pro Mini

See how the new, smaller iPad Pro stacks up against the 12.9-inch model

See how the new, smaller iPad Pro stacks up against the 12.9-inch model

By on March 23, 2016 at 2:28 PM.

Although the iPhone SE was the highlight of Apple’s spring event on Monday, it wasn’t the only new device announced. Apple also unveiled a smaller, more affordable iPad Pro which features some notable improvements over its predecessor.

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Apple iPad Pro Preview

Apple’s new iPad Pro probably isn’t as good as the original iPad sitting in my drawer

By on March 21, 2016 at 1:58 PM.

Apple’s new iPad Pro probably isn’t as good as the original iPad sitting in my drawer

I still own an original iPad, but it’s hidden away in a drawer right now. It’s running the latest iOS version it can run (that’s iOS 5.1.1) and has 64GB of storage that’s filled with apps, books and other content. Even though the last time I used that iPad was more than a year ago, to me it’s the best tablet Apple has ever made. That’s right; I’m not looking forward to the brand new 9.7-inch iPad Pro at all.

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iPad Pro

Apple announces new 9.7-inch iPad Pro

By on March 21, 2016 at 1:48 PM.

Apple announces new 9.7-inch iPad Pro

It’s no secret that iPad sales have been trending downward for years now, but Apple today unveiled a new 9.7-inch version of the iPad Pro that it hopes will reverse that trend.

Positioned as the second member of Apple’s iPad Pro family, the new smaller screened tablet weighs just about one pound, slightly heavier than the iPad Air 2. But not to worry, the iPad Pro really packs a whole host of compelling improvements over the iPad Air 2.

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Apple iOS 9.3 Download

Apple announces iOS 9.3: Here’s when you can download it

By on March 21, 2016 at 1:43 PM.

Apple announces iOS 9.3: Here’s when you can download it

Apple has just made a few interesting announcements, and the iPhone maker is not done unveiling new products, even though some of them are just minor product updates for the time being though some people will definitely appreciate the massive Apple Watch price cut and the incredibly affordable iPhone SE.

Apple also announced iOS 9.3 at its iPhone SE event, a massive new iOS release that’s going to be available for download later today.

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Apple Event Live Stream

How to watch live streaming video from today’s big Apple event

How to watch live streaming video from today’s big Apple event

By on March 21, 2016 at 12:36 PM.

Apple fans, it’s the day you’ve been waiting for… sort of. March 21 marks Apple’s first big event of 2016 and while the lead-up to today’s big press conference has been very quiet compared to typical Apple events, the company still undoubtedly has quite a show in store for us. We’re going to see the first new iPhone of 2016 unveiled during Monday’s big show, and we’re also going to see a big refresh for Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad if recent reports pan out.

What else does Apple have in store? Will there be any surprises for us? It’s time to get the show on the road. More →

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Apple Event March 21

Refresher: Everything you can expect Apple to announce at today’s event

Refresher: Everything you can expect Apple to announce at today’s event

By on March 21, 2016 at 9:18 AM.

We can’t remember the last time the lead-up to an Apple event was this quiet. As a matter of fact, there might never have been a lead-up to an Apple event that was this quiet. Thanks to leaks and reports from reliable sources, we always know just about everything Apple will announce at its events long before each event actually takes place. Such is the case today as well, but there’s something different this time around: not many people seem to care about the announcements we’re expecting today.

There won’t be an Apple Car or even an iPhone 7 announced on stage by Apple today, but if you think the products Apple is unveiling today aren’t a big deal, you’ve got another thing coming. In this post, we’ll give you a quick refresher of everything you can expect to see from Apple during Monday’s big press conference. More →

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Apple Pencil

Recent iPad Pro mini-scandal shows Apple is serious about keeping users happy

By on February 26, 2016 at 4:32 PM.

Recent iPad Pro mini-scandal shows Apple is serious about keeping users happy

For all of the claims that Apple’s software has been on the decline and that the company downright ignores user complaints, a recent saga involving Apple Pencil functionality underscores that Apple does, in fact, take the opinions of its users into account.

A few days ago, a number of iPad Pro users who had been using a beta version of iOS 9.3 began reporting that the software frustratingly removed Apple Pencil functionality that was previously available in earlier incarnations of iOS. Specifically, these users discovered that the latest iOS 9.3 beta limits Apple Pencil operations to scenarios where drawing is supported or digital buttons can be pressed. In earlier versions of iOS, iPad Pro users were able to use the Apple Pencil to scroll through webpages, swipe between apps, and even select and manipulate text. In other words, the Apple Pencil was being used as a digital finger of sorts.

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