Pencil by FiftyThree Digital Stylus: $44.99

6:38 PM, Oct. 30th, 2015 · · iPad

Pencil by FiftyThree Digital Stylus

We have a deal on a stylus from FiftyThree, the developers of the popular art app Paper by FiftyThree. The stylus is called Pencil by FiftyThree, and it's the first stylus I've seen shaped like a drafting pencil. While the device works as a dumb stylus, it's also a connected device when used with Paper. It can be used at multiple angles, and Paper has adaptive palm-rejection built into it for use with this stylus. You can get this device through our deal for $44.99, a 23 percent discount.

The iPad is Our Vision of the Future - It’s Not Going Away - Ever

4:15 PM, Oct. 28th, 2015 · · iPad

The Future of the iPad not yet written

For the seventh quarter in a row, iPad sales have declined. Does this mean the iPad is a failed product? Does this mean Apple will give up on it? Is the iPad Pro the last stand? Is beating up on Apple for this decline a productive thing to do?  John Martellaro says the answer to all these questions is a resounding "No!" You'll see why in a few minutes.

iTunes: Delete Old Device Backups to Save Space

8:57 AM, Oct. 28th, 2015 · · iPad

How to remove old iOS device backups from your Mac

If you're running out of space on your Mac, you should definitely check to see if you've got old or unneeded iPhone/iPad backups within iTunes. They're easy to delete! Within today's Quick Tip, Melissa Holt will show us how to clean those out, and she'll also go over a few more handy ways to use those device backups, too.

iOS 9: How to Use Slide Over on Your Modern iPad

4:20 PM, Oct. 21st, 2015 · · iPad

Using iOS 9 Slide Over

iOS 9 introduces a handy feature called Slide Over for modern iPads. It allows you to slide in a secondary app from the right side and interact with it, perhaps to quickly check on something or grab some data.  In this Quick Tip, John Martellaro explains how to use Slide Over.

iOS 9.1 Released with New Emoji, Live Photos Fixes

1:37 PM, Oct. 21st, 2015 · · iPad

iOS 9.1 adds a taco emoji. All is well with the world.

Apple released iOS 9.1 on Wednesday after offering it as a public beta for several weeks. The official public release includes several new emoji, improvements for Live Photos, and adds Apple News support for UK users.

iPad Pro gets FCC Approval, Still on Track for November Release

10:54 AM, Oct. 16th, 2015 · · iPad

Apple's iPad Pro FCC approval means November launch still on track

Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro has an official thumbs up from the FCC, which means the company can sell it in the United States. Apple plans to start selling its new model in November, so the FCC approval means the company is still on track to keep that promise.

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FCC approval is a standard part of the iPad pre-release cycle. It isn't any surprise that the iPad Pro passed the process, but it is an indicator that it's still on schedule for a November launch.

Apple and Microsoft Race to Rethink the Tablet

5:30 PM, Oct. 14th, 2015 · · iPad

iPad Pro vs Surface Pro 4

The Apple iPad started out with a bang, but has started to run out of gas. Microsoft's Surface tablets never did get off to a good start, but now Microsoft has a new, emerging strategy. Which company will get the future tablet right the fastest? 

University Wisconsin-Madison Beats Apple in Patent Infringement Suit

8:53 PM, Oct. 13th, 2015 · · iPad

Apple's A7 Processor

The University of Wisconsin-Madison—or more specifically the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)—won a decisive patent infringement victory against Apple Inc. Monday. A jury found that Apple was infringing on a patent owned by the University's licensing arm that improves processor efficiency. According to the Judge, Apple could face as much as US$862.4 million in damages.

iOS 9: New Ways to Add Email Attachments

10:28 AM, Oct. 13th, 2015 · · iPad

Add attachments in iOS 9 email messages

Today's Quick Tip is about attaching files in iOS 9. Did you know that you can now navigate to your iCloud Drive right from within the Mail app? Or that you can also enable attaching files from, say, Dropbox, without having to visit that app to do so? Well, now you know, so come in and find out all about it!

Adobe Sets Lightroom for iPhone, iPad Free from Creative Cloud

10:33 AM, Oct. 8th, 2015 · · iPad

Lightroom gets cool new features, drops Creative Cloud requirement

Lightroom for the iPhone and iPad is a pretty powerful image editing app, but has always required a Creative Cloud subscription, and that you use the Mac version of the app, too. As of Thursday that changed because Adobe turned Lightroom for iOS into a truly stand-alone app that doesn't even require a Creative Cloud subscription.

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Adobe wants to own the creative tablet market, and taking away the Creative Cloud requirement for Lightroom is another example of that. Adobe was also a part of Apple's iPad Pro unveiling, has other creative apps for the iPhone and iPad, and sells its Ink and Slide stylus for the iPad. Adobe is playing for keeps.