A billion dollars. Just saying it makes me wax whimsical about the salad days when such an august figure was what we in the business called "a lot of money." The gigantic sums of money earned by the likes of Apple and Google may have jaded us to such figures, but there are innumerable companies that would kill for a billion dollars of business in year.
The iFixit team had a hard time getting ahold of an Apple Pencil, just like the rest of us, but with one finally in hand they tore it apart to see what's inside. Apple's stylus packs the smallest logic board they've seen, and they found this isn't a device you'll repair if something goes wrong.
Tapity announced Wednesday that it was putting two of its apps—Grades and Languages—on the market. The company said it was doing so in order to concentrate on Hours, the company's flagship product.
Dr. Mac loves the camera on his new iPhone 6s Plus. Its image stabilization makes videos look more professional, and the new Live Photos feature, which captures 3 seconds of video when you shoot a still photo, is a winner. He's been shooting more photos and videos than usual lately, which led him to think about tips that may help you get better results when shooting photos or videos with your iPhone...
Apple introduced its own Apple Watch charging dock on Wednesday with a different take from those offered by third-party manufacturers. Instead of a stand to hold your Apple Watch, it's a disk with a magnetic charger that sits flat or vertical.
Carrying around your Apple Pencil with your iPad isn't the most convenient proposition, being perfectly round and not having a case. Luckily this problem has already been solved for actual pencils, and we found three products you can adapt for your iPad Pro.
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The Mac Observer's John Martellaro joined host Chuck Joiner, Charles Edge and Don McAllister on MacVoices to talk about their first weekend with the iPad Pro. From Chuck's show notes, the group talked about "the buying experience, how big is big and how it affects the experience, audio capability, favorite updated apps and external accessories, and how to approach the iPad Pro experience for maximum benefit." The group had a lot of fun and so will you when you watch this delightful 60 minute video.
The iPad Pro is a breakthrough device, according to John Martellaro. With its generous RAM, fast CPU and GPU, USB 3, a gigantic display, multiple stereo speakers, Apple Pencil and Bluetooth-free keyboard, all combined with iOS 9 features, it sets a new path forward for iPads. John reports on his first weekend with his iPad Pro.
Verizon customers will finally be able to take advantage of Wi-Fi calling, just like T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T subscribers do. The carrier received their FCC waiver allowing them to support the feature, which means it'll be coming soon.
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