Apple Squashes 35 Security Bugs in iOS 7.1.2 for Siri, Webkit, More

2:54 PM, Jun. 30th, 2014 · · iPad

iOS7 Bugs

There weren't that many line items in the iOS 7.1.2 update Apple released on Monday, but the company smushed some 35 security bugs, including 18 memory leak issues in Safari alone. A security flaw that allowed someone to use Siri to view an iPhone's Contacts without a passcode was also addressed, as were a number of issues in WebKit.

Apple’s iTunes U gets Student Discussions, Course Creation

9:37 AM, Jun. 30th, 2014 · · iPad

Apple announced an update for the iTunes U app for the iPad on Monday with support for in-app student discussions, the ability for instructors to create courses, and improved class management tools. iTunes U is Apple's online education system for all grade levels and college courses, too.

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Apple is still pushing to make the iPad the go-to tool for education, and it's clear the company is serious about being a big part in the learning process.

Google Ready to Kill Quickoffice for iOS, Android

8:36 AM, Jun. 30th, 2014 · · iPad

Google is ready to pull Quickoffice from Apple's App Store for the iPhone and iPad as well as it's own Google Play store for Android. The Internet search giant said the app for editing Microsoft Office documents has outlived its usefulness thanks to recent Google Docs updates.

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Once Google started unbundling its Office-compatible productivity apps it was pretty clear Quickoffice was short for this world.

How To Install Fonts Onto Your iPad

6:30 PM, Jun. 28th, 2014 · · iPad

A Woman’s hands holding an iPad

Under iOS 7, you can install your own fonts, and use them in any app that supports the selection and changing of text font. Let Sandro Cuccia show you how he recently was able to do this on his iPad in order to accommodate a particular font for a Keynote presentation.

3 Free Do It Yourself Apps for iPhone and iPad

9:25 PM, Jun. 27th, 2014 · · iPad

Free on iTunes

Fancy yourself handy with a screwdriver? Even experts can learn something new with these 3 free app that offer tip, how-tos and more in this week's Free on iTunes. DIY Tip Genius, WikiHow, and IFixIt.

Google I/O 2014 Keynote Highlights: Wear, Cars, and ‘L’

9:03 PM, Jun. 25th, 2014 · · iPad

Newsweek Cover

Google kicked off its own developer conference Wednesday, titled Google I/O, with a keynote address. Not content with just phones and tablets, the Android OS has extended to cars and TVs and watches too. With health tracking.

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Different approaches to the same issue are a good thing. It's fascinating to watch Google show an alternate path. I was really interested until I saw that giant slab of glass on each presenter's wrist.

Up Close With the olloclip 4-IN-1 Photo Lens for iPad

5:05 PM, Jun. 25th, 2014 · · iPad

olloclip for iPad review

olloclip is well known for its lens kits for the iPhone going back to the iPhone 4s. These small, easy-to-attach lenses typically include a wide-angle, fisheye and Macro capability. Now, olloclip has launched the olloclip 4-IN-1 Photo Lens for iPad, and it carries on a great tradition.

Adonit Joins Creative Cloud with Jot Touch with Pixelpoint

5:38 PM, Jun. 18th, 2014 · · iPad

Adonit gave the Jot Touch pressure sensitive stylus a smaller tip and Adobe Creative Cloud support on Wednesday, adding to the iPad stylus news for the day. The new Jot Touch with Pixelpoint sports a 3.18 mm tip, and can copy and paste content through Creative Cloud, much like Adobe's own Ink and Slide, also announced today and co-developed with Adonit.

Adobe Unveils Ink and Slide Stylus and Ruler Combo for iPad

2:46 PM, Jun. 18th, 2014 · · iPad

Adobe's Mighty and Napoleon iPad stylus and ruler have finally moved from the drawing board to shipping products, although now they have new names: Ink and Slide. The Ink stylus is pressure sensitive, and the two devices work together with Adobe's Creative Cloud for accessing, storing and sharing content.

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Adobe is serious about being a strong player in the mobile market, and its Ink and Slide combo have the potential to turn our iPad styluses into more than replacements for our finger tips. The new stylus and ruler are also a clear sign that Adobe wants to make Creative Cloud an indispensable part of our creative world.