Pixelmator for iPad Hits Apple’s App Store

11:03 AM, Oct. 23rd, 2014 · · iPad

Pixelmator for the iPad, first shown off during Apple's iPad Air 2 launch event earlier this month, hit the App Store Thursday morning. The image and photo editor has been available on the Mac for some time, but until now hasn't been an option on the iPad.

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Pixelmator has the potential to out-Photoshop Photoshop on the iPad. That's pretty big.

Apple Store App Update Adds Apple Pay Support

6:31 PM, Oct. 20th, 2014 · · iPad

Along with the release of iOS 8.1, Apple released Apple Store 8.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on Monday. The update for the Apple retail store assistant app added support for Apple Pay, which was enabled in iOS 8.1.

Apple Releases iOS 8.1 With Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, Camera Roll, More

1:19 PM, Oct. 20th, 2014 · · iPad

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Apple released iOS 8.1 Monday afternoon. The update includes the launch of Apple Pay for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the U.S., the return of the Camera Roll in Photos, the launch of iCloud Photo Library "as a beta service," the ability for Messages users to send SMS and MMS text messages from their Macs and iPads, and several bug fixes.

Apple’s New iPad Air 2 Available for Online Order

11:20 AM, Oct. 17th, 2014 · · iPad

Apple promised the iPad Air 2 would be available for purchase on Friday after unveiling it at a special media event yesterday. The company kept its word and added the new tablet model to its store late Friday morning.

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You can buy a brand new iPad Air 2 now, but without a firm release date we won't see long lines outside Apple's retail stores like we have with previous iPhone and iPad launches.

ACM 276: So Long Macworld/iWorld and Apple’s October 16th Media Event

8:12 PM, Oct. 16th, 2014 · & · iPad

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With Macworld/iWorld out of the picture for 2015, Bryan and Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus take a look at what led up to the conference's hiatus and the current state of the trade show industry. Plus, Apple had a little shindig in Cupertino, where the company released new iPads, Mac minis, and the stunning iMac with Retina 5K display. We also got updates on Apple Watch, Apple Pay, and Yosemite.

Apple Quietly Releases ‘Apple SIM’ for iPad Air 2 Multiple Carriers

6:49 PM, Oct. 16th, 2014 · · iPad

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Apple didn't mention it during the company's "It's Been Too Long" media event, but the company has taken a bold step in giving consumers power over their wireless service for iPad Air 2. Apple's iPad Air 2 website shows that the device ships with the "Apple SIM," a new SIM that allows you to switch between AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile in the U.S.

iPad Air 2 Sports Faster Processor, Thinner Body, Touch ID

2:03 PM, Oct. 16th, 2014 · · iPad

Apple introduced the new iPad Air 2 during a special media event on Thursday. The new tablet is 20 percent thinner than the iPad 4 and faster than the first generation iPad, sports an improved display with better clarity, and includes Touch ID.

iOS 8.1 Available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Oct 20

1:45 PM, Oct. 16th, 2014 · · iPad

Apple will roll out iOS 8.1 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on Monday, October 20. The timing fits with the launch of Apple Pay, which needs the update so iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users can make mobile payments at participating retailers.

iOS 8: Setting Messages to Expire

8:42 AM, Oct. 16th, 2014 · · iPad

Even though iOS 8's new features for sending quick audio or video messages are pretty cool, those of us with smaller capacity devices may not want to save every bit of every conversation we have. For today's Quick Tip, we'll discuss adjusting your settings so that you control how often your text, audio, and video messages get deleted.