iPad 3D Scanner

New gadget turns your iPad into a 3D scanner (and costs just as much as an iPad)

By on January 10, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

New gadget turns your iPad into a 3D scanner (and costs just as much as an iPad)

Just as it has for the past few years, the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show brought us hundreds of different cases, cameras and other accessories that can be snapped onto Apple’s iPad tablet line. Among the most intriguing is the iSense from 3D Systems. This pricey iPad accessory attaches over the camera of an Apple tablet and transforms the device into a very efficient 3D scanner. At $499, the iSense is $100 more than the company’s Windows-compatible 3D scanner — in fact, it costs as much as a 16GB iPad Air — but it’s definitely a great option for those with a real need for portable 3D scanning technology. 3D Systems’ full press release follows below along with a video of the iSense in action. More →

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Apple iPhone iPad Mac Corporate

iPhone: Apple’s Trojan horse into the business world

By on January 10, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

iPhone: Apple’s Trojan horse into the business world

Apple’s iPhone has not only become the company’s best-selling device, but also a useful weapon for the company in its “attack” on the corporate world. The iPhone seems to have acted as a “gateway drug” that convinced businesses to consider investing in other Apple hardware including iPads and Macs. Citing a study from Forrester Research, The Wall Street Journal says that by 2015 Apple is expected to win 11% of global business and government spending on tablets and computers, up from 1% in 2009 and 8% in 2012 – and those numbers do not include iPhone purchases. More →

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iRing Motion Controller iPhone iPad

Video: This device lets you control your iPhone without touching it

By on January 8, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

Video: This device lets you control your iPhone without touching it

It’s 2014 and we still haven’t seen any signs of the iTV, the iWatch or any fresh Apple devices outside of the typical lineup, but one company isn’t going to wait around for Apple’s take on a motion controller. IK Multimedia’s “touchless controller,” dubbed the iRing, uses the iPhone’s front-facing camera to determine where the controller is in relation to the phone and allows users to control their apps with gestures. According to the company’s website, the iRing was designed with music apps in mind: More →

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NueVue Antimicrobial iPhone Case

The one thing from CES that I absolutely need in my life immediately

By on January 8, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

The one thing from CES that I absolutely need in my life immediately

This year’s International Consumer Electronics Show has been pretty great so far. There is plenty of filler that will never see the light of day, of course, and plenty more that is destined to crash and burn once it launches. There are tons of gems as well though, and the devices that make up the emerging Internet of Things space will absolutely begin to proliferate in 2014. I can’t say for sure whether the NueVue iPhone case will fall into the “crash and burn” category or the “gems” category, but I can say that so far it’s the one thing I’ve seen at CES 2014 that I need in my life right now. More →

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1TB LaCIe Fuel iPad, iPhone, Mac hard drive

LaCie fuels 1TB storage dream for iPads and iPhones

By on January 7, 2014 at 2:40 PM.

LaCie fuels 1TB storage dream for iPads and iPhones

LaCie at CES 2014 unveiled a 1TB portable hard drive specifically crafted for iPhone, iPad and Mac users who require more storage on the go. The Fuel drive doesn’t need an Internet connection to wirelessly connect to iOS and OS X devices and offers battery life of up to 10 hours, allowing it to work without a power source. However, when connected to the Internet, the Fuel can also double as a mobile hotspot. More →

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Super Bowl XLVIII: free online live-streaming

Super Bowl XLVIII will be streamed online and to iOS devices for free

By on January 3, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Super Bowl XLVIII will be streamed online and to iOS devices for free

Football fans who want to watch this year’s Super Bowl XLVIII online on their computers and mobile devices will be able to do so, Variety reports, as Fox Sports will offer online live streaming to this year’s football championship event. The free coverage will start on Sunday, February 2nd at 6:30 p.m. on foxsportsgo.com but also on the FoxSportsGo application for the iPhone and iPad, and will include the halftime show featuring Bruno Mars. More →

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Turkey Apple Retail Store

Apple eyeing $4 billion iPad deal in Turkey

By on December 24, 2013 at 7:15 PM.

Apple eyeing $4 billion iPad deal in Turkey

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is reportedly going to travel to Turkey in February to attend the official opening of the first retail store in the country, but also to negotiate a $4 billion iPad deal with the country’s officials, Turkish publication Emlakkulisi (via AppleInsider) reported. Apple’s iPad could be a solution for Turkey’s “FATIH Project,” which aims to bring modern computing devices to classrooms. Should Apple win the bid, the Turkish government will buy 10.6 million tablets in a first phase, followed by a second 2 million to 2.5 million iPad purchase. The deal would be worth between $3 billion and $4 billion to Apple over the course of four years. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has already seen Apple’s headquarters in California back in May, during a visit that was likely related to the FATIH education project.
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iPad Android Tablets

ABI: Over 285 million big brand tablets in use by end of year

By on December 20, 2013 at 6:33 AM.

ABI: Over 285 million big brand tablets in use by end of year

There will be over 285 million big brand tablets in use by the end of the year, a new report from ABI Research shows, from well-known devices makers including Apple, Samsung and others. Apparently the report does not include cheaper tablets made by less known players in the tablet business, also known as white-box tablets. In the U.S., more than 70 million tablets will have been purchased by the end of the year, “about one for every four persons.” More →

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iPad Pro Release Date

Apple’s 12.9-inch ‘iPad Pro’ reportedly coming in 2014 with 2K, 4K displays

By on December 17, 2013 at 1:35 PM.

Apple’s 12.9-inch ‘iPad Pro’ reportedly coming in 2014 with 2K, 4K displays

If you’re a subscriber to the school of thought that dictates “where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” it’s getting hard to see through all the smoke surrounding Apple’s upcoming “iPad Pro.” Apple has been rumored by at least a half-dozen solid sources — The Wall Street Journal among them — to be working on a new larger version of its iPad tablet that sports a 12.9-inch display. One recent report even suggested Apple has two iPad Pro models in the works, one that will debut early next year and a second that will launch sometime in the second half of 2014. Now, another new report adds more fuel to the iPad Pro fire. More →

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iOS vs Android: Small, Medium Business

Yet another huge market Apple’s iPhone is dominating

By on December 13, 2013 at 9:50 AM.

Yet another huge market Apple’s iPhone is dominating

An email management company revealed that 3 out of every 4 mobile devices activated by the small and medium business it tracks were iPhones or iPads, AppleInsider reports. In its 2013 edition of its mobile trends report, Intermedia said that 190,000 iOS devices were activated from January to October, or 76% of the total of almost a quarter million activations it counted. Samsung came in second place with 12% of total activations, which amounted to nearly 30,000 mobile devices, while Motorola took third place with 13,800 mobile device activations. Both Microsoft and BlackBerry activations were unimpressive, getting a cumulative 2% share. More →

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“If you’ve already nailed down a use-case scenario for a tablet in your life, this one’s worth the premium.”
— Darren Murph
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iPad Mini Retina Review

Retina iPad mini: The best tablet you can buy, but do you really need one?

By on December 12, 2013 at 11:10 AM.

Retina iPad mini: The best tablet you can buy, but do you really need one?

Listen, I don’t have the greatest history when it comes to tablet relationships. We have… a checkered past. I was pitched on this fabled third device long ago, but I can’t help but feel that we’ve all been hoodwinked. I’ve found myself maximally productivity on a flash-based laptop, and on the go, with a phone at least keeps me in the game. I’ve been struggling to figure out how a tablet fits into such a workflow for years, and after living for a while without one, I talked myself into giving the whole thing another whirl. More →

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Apple Rated Top Brand Holiday Sales

Apple is the top brand for holiday shoppers in nearly every category

By on December 5, 2013 at 5:25 PM.

Apple is the top brand for holiday shoppers in nearly every category

Apple’s brand dominance has pushed the company to the top of several lists throughout 2013, and it might also be a deciding factor for shoppers in the market for consumer electronics this holiday season. According to research from Parks Associates, Apple is the top brand in a wide range of categories, including tablets, laptops, smartphones, home networking routers, MP3 players, and streaming media devices. For the first time ever, Apple has even overtaken Dell as the preferred brand of desktop computers. More →

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iPad Enterprise Sales BlackBerry

BlackBerry woes seen giving iPad a big boost

By on December 3, 2013 at 10:00 PM.

BlackBerry woes seen giving iPad a big boost

It looks like BlackBerry had some very good reasons for sending its enterprise customers a letter this week letting them know that it was still alive. AllThingsD flags a new research note from Wedge Partners analyst Brian Blair claiming that BlackBerry’s recent failed attempt to sell itself has created even more uncertainty around the company and helped drive some of its corporate customers into the arms of hated rival Apple and its iPad tablets. More →

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