ParcSlope Sets MacBook or iPad Pro at Pleasing 18 Degree Angle

4:15 PM, Dec. 17th, 2015 · · iPad

ParcSlope from Twelve South

When resting an iPad Pro or MacBook/Air/Pro on a desk, having it inclined at a comfortable angle is desirable for many users. The ParcSlope from Twelve South is a beautifully made steel stand that achieves this. It's especially useful for drawing with an iPad Pro.  John Martellaro takes a closer look. 

Three Extraordinary Apps for your iDevice

10:30 AM, Dec. 17th, 2015 · · iPad

duet display iPad monitor for Mac

Dr. Mac tests a lot of iOS apps every month and says the vast majority of them are garbage. He's collected thousands of apps but says there are fewer than a hundred he considers extraordinary and exceptional. Here are three of his current favorites:

Simulation Curriculum’s SkySafari 5 for iOS: Impressive New Features

4:25 PM, Dec. 16th, 2015 · · iPad

SkySafari 5 for iOS

SkySafari is an excellent sky simulation and charting app for iOS. With it, you can view the sky at any date and time, identify objects in the sky, read about celestial objects, learn the constellations and even control an amateur telescope. On December 15, SkySafari 5 Pro was released, with the Basic and Plus versions to follow soon. The suite of apps has impressive list of new features.

iOS 9.2: Using Mail Drop to Share Large Files

9:05 AM, Dec. 15th, 2015 · · iPad

How to share large files from your iPhone with Mail Drop

Today's article by Melissa Holt is about iOS 9.2's new Mail Drop ability. Since Yosemite, we've been able to use this fine feature on the Mac, but with the latest version of iOS, we can now send large attachments through email quickly and simply from our mobile devices, too. Come find out how in this Quick Tip.

Samsung Files Appeal on Apple Patent Case with U.S. Supreme Court

8:49 PM, Dec. 14th, 2015 · · iPad

Samsung Copier

Samsung has appealed its landmark patent infringement loss against Apple to the U.S. Supreme Court. The South Korean copier giant not only wants its verdict overturned, it wants the Supreme Court to effectively change the way design patents are handled by the courts so that it will be free to copy at will.

How to Set Up and Use AT&T’s NumberSync

7:36 PM, Dec. 10th, 2015 · · iPad

NumberSync lets you use your iPad and iPod touch like your iPhone

iOS 9.2 added support for AT&T's NumberSync feature, which is pretty cool because it lets you send and receive calls to your AT&T phone number on your iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch even when your iPhone is on a different Wi-Fi network or shut off. Setting it up takes a few steps, but don't worry because The Mac Observer worked through the process for you.

Need a Case for iPad Pro? UAG Has Thought of Everything

5:00 PM, Dec. 10th, 2015 · · iPad

UAG Composite case for iPad Pro

The Apple iPad Pro is a larger iPad than most users are accustomed to and, therefore, requires special handling. Any case for it should fit in with the intended use and be compatible with Apple's Apple Smart Keyboard and pencil. This iPad's extra weight and size make drop protection critical. John Martellaro reviews the Urban Armor Gear Composite Case for the iPad Pro to see how it measures up.

Mackie Master Fader v4 Adds Split View & Real Time Analyzer to iPad-Controlled Mixers

10:00 PM, Dec. 9th, 2015 · · iPad

Mackie Wednesday released Master Fader version 4, the app used to control their DL-series iPhone- and iPad-controlled mixers. The update adds a slew of new features including real-time analyzers on all outputs, the ability to copy and paste channel settings, split view support for compatible iPads, iPad Pro support, an enhanced iPhone UI and much more. Additionally, version 4 now consolidates the My Fader and Master Fader functionality into one app, making updates easier for people using both iPhones and iPads.

ZUS Smart Car Charger and Locator: $29.99

6:23 PM, Dec. 8th, 2015 · · iPad

ZUS Smart Car Charger and Locator

Check out the ZUS, a smart car charger for your iOS or Android device that serves double duty as a locator for your car.  The device's circuitry can charge your iPhone up to two times faster than other chargers, which is cool in and of itself. But then with a free companion app, it becomes a beacon you can use to find your car. Check out the deal listing for more details, including a video showing the device and app in use.