A Next Generation Stylus: TruGlide Apex Uses Electronic Magic

12:20 PM, Jan. 28th, 2014 · · iPad

LYNKtec Apex stylus review

Stylus technology continues to evolve both in the materials used for the nib and new electronic technology that makes the stylus feel more natural. That means a smaller nib, more along the lines of a ballpoint pen. The LYNKtec TruGlide Apex Fine Point Active Stylus is one of the first of that new breed, so it requires some magical help from Maxwell's equations.

Parallels Access 1.1 offers improved networking, enhanced Windows support and more

8:25 AM, Jan. 28th, 2014 · · iPad

Parallels, the folks famous for their Windows (and other OS) virtualization for the Mac, released version 1.1 of Parallels Access on Tuesday. Access is an iPad app that "applifies" Windows and Mac applications from the desktop, making them easy to, well, access and use on your iPad. The new version offers beter Windows support, additional languages, improved networking and more pricing options.

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"Applify?" We were skeptical too, but it turned out to be more than just marketing spin. Count on the geniuses at Parallels to make something as dry and cumbersome as remote access something that's actually fun to use.

iOS 7 Adoption Hits 80 Percent

5:53 PM, Jan. 27th, 2014 · · iPad

Apple released iOS 7 in September 2013, and just four months later it's running on 80 percent of compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. The company shared the figure with investors during its 2014 first fiscal quarter earnings report Monday afternoon.

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Four months in and iOS 7 has an 80 percent penetration. That's impressive, and something that Google simply can't ever brag about with its fragmented Android OS platform.

Analyst: iPhone 5S, iPad Driving AAPL Q1 Revenue

11:02 AM, Jan. 27th, 2014 · · iPad

With Apple's first fiscal quarter earnings report scheduled for this afternoon, Well Fargo analyst Maynard Um is offering up his last minute expectations. He's expecting Apple will report earnings driven by iPhone 5S and iPad sales: Specifically, 54.8 million iPhones and 24 million iPads.

3 Free iOS Tools You’ll Want To Use

6:52 PM, Jan. 24th, 2014 · · iPad

Free on iTunes

Your iDevice is more than just external storage for your brain. This week in Free on iTunes Vern Seward takes a look at 3 tools that make you device really useful. Simbol, Real Simple: No Time To Cook, and Symple.

Analyst: iPhone 6 will Sport 4.8-inch Display

1:36 PM, Jan. 23rd, 2014 · · iPad

Cowen & Co analyst Timothy Arcuri is jumping on the bigger screen bandwagon for the iPhone 6, and he thinks Apple has decided to go with a 4.8-inch display. His sources also tell him Apple will be bringing WiFi 802.11ac to the next iPhone for faster wireless network connections.

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Start stretching your fingers because it's looking more and more like we're getting a bigger screen iPhone this year.

Apple Finally Acknowledges iOS 7 Crash Issue, Promises Fix

9:07 AM, Jan. 23rd, 2014 · · iPad

It only took four months, but Apple has finally acknowledged an ongoing crashing issue many iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users have been suffering through ever since the release of iOS 7. The company has confirmed a fix is on the way, but hasn't said when users can expect to see it.

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It's great that Apple has promised a fix, but waiting four months to acknowledge such a widespread problem? That really sucks.

Apple Expands iTunes U in Europe, Asia

8:52 AM, Jan. 21st, 2014 · · iPad

Even more people have access to iTunes U content throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America as of Tuesday because Apple has expanded availability of iBooks multi-touch textbooks and iTunes U Course Manager into more regions in those markets. According to Apple, iBooks textbooks are now available in 51 countries and iTunes U Course Manager is available in 70 countries.

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iBooks textbooks may not have revolutionized the educational market in the way Apple had hoped, but they're still a powerful learning tool -- and in many cases far more affordable than traditional textbooks. It's great to see them, along with iTunes U Course Manager, available in even more countries.

Apple’s Line in the Sand with Samsung is a ‘No Cloning’ Provision

8:27 PM, Jan. 20th, 2014 · · iPad

Apple's Line in the Sand

Apple has pointed out its line in the sand...again...for a patent settlement with Samsung: a "no cloning" provision that would allow Apple to sue come the day that Samsung copies its devices...again. In a court filing published by FOSS Patents, Apple said that despite Samsung's attempts to convince the court otherwise, Apple has consistently included a "no cloning" provision in its settlement talks with Samsung.