How I Saved my iPad mini with Cracked Display From the Trash

4:45 PM, Nov. 10th, 2014 · · iPad

John Martellaro and his wife share an original iPad mini. Recently, it fell off a small stand and did a 20 cm. face plant onto the kitchen table. Even though there was a thick table cloth, the display cracked, and cracked ugly.  John Martellaro explains what his options were and how he saved the mini from an untimely demise.

Microsoft Office for iPhone, iPad Adds Editing Features, Drops 365 Subscription

10:55 AM, Nov. 6th, 2014 · · iPad

Microsoft is full of surprises recently, and the latest is an update for the iPhone and iPad versions of its Office suite that add in loads of editing features while dropping the requirement for an Office 365 subscription. The tech giant also rolled out a cross-platform fitness tracker and added Dropbox cloud storage support to its products in the past week.

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A cross platform fitness tracker, Dropbox support, and now Office for free on the iPhone and iPad? This is a new Microsoft.

You May Not Need An iPad Air 2, But You’re Gonna Want One

12:12 PM, Nov. 5th, 2014 · · iPad

You May Not Need An iPad Air 2 But You’re Gonna Want One…

Having spent some quality time with an iPad Air 2 lately I realize just how much I prefer it over my 4th generation iPad. Of course it’s thinner, lighter, and faster the first iPad Air, but it’s so much lighter, thinner, and faster than my 4th generation iPad that I’ll never be happy holding my 4th gen iPad again. As far as I’m concerned, it turned into fat, sluggish beast overnight.

iOS 8: Hiding Your Location with Siri

8:45 AM, Nov. 5th, 2014 · · iPad

Today's Quick Tip is about using Siri to disable and re-enable your location sharing through Find My Friends. It seems like a small thing, right? Well, you might change your tune if your best friend ever sees you out shopping for Christmas presents at That Store He Likes. We'll teach you how to keep your gift-giving secret!

Microsoft Shows It Can Think Differently, Adds Dropbox to Office for iOS

6:08 PM, Nov. 4th, 2014 · · iPad

Office for iPad with Dropbox

Microsoft demonstrated that under CEO Satya Nadella, the company can think differently than it has in the past. Not only has Big Redmond released Office for iOS, on Tuesday the company announced with Dropbox that it was adding support for Dropbox to those iOS apps, but that it was doing so because that's what customers wanted.

Three Siri Tricks for iOS 8

10:30 AM, Nov. 1st, 2014 · · iPad

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In iOS 8, Apple has greatly enhanced the abilities of Siri. Nancy Carroll Gravley covers three of her favorites, including Reminders, nicknames, and song recognition.

Last Chance for The Bluetooth Shower Speaker: $39

5:17 PM, Oct. 30th, 2014 · · iPad

Last Chance for The Bluetooth Shower Speaker: $39

The Blue Bluetooth Shower Speaker has been a very popular deal with our readers, but there's just four days left. For $39, you can get a water-resistant speaker built for your shower. That means music or podcasts or whatever sound floats your boat while you bathe, without worrying about wrecking your iPhone. Huzzah! It has a rechargable battery, works up to ten meters from the source, and connects to your iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac, PC, or Android device via Bluetooth.

STM dux Case for iPad mini Features Drop Protection and Clear Back

2:15 PM, Oct. 29th, 2014 · · iPad

STM dux case for iPad mini and mini with Retina display

The STM Dux case for iPad mini and mini with Retina display is the perfect option for those who want complete protection and coverage for their mini while letting the whole world know they have a tablet from Apple. Plus, it meets the U.S. Department of Defense Standard 810F/G for drop tests.