3 Free iOS Tech News Aggregators

8:41 PM, Apr. 25th, 2014 · · iPad

Free on iTunes

Have you got a nose for tech news? In this week's Free on iTunes, Vern Seward has three news aggregators dedicated to gathering tech news for you, including: Ez Tech News, Tech News Tube, and Tech Wire.

Siri: Asking for Sports Statistics

8:30 AM, Apr. 25th, 2014 · · iPad

Using Siri is a great way to see all sorts of information about your favorite sports team, and you can even go beyond asking about schedules or scores into getting pretty detailed statistics. In this Quick Tip, we’ll cover just how you’ll do that for teams and for players. Who knew that Apple’s voice assistant could help you win bar bets?

Apple Expands In-Store Trade-In Program to iPads and More

7:30 PM, Apr. 22nd, 2014 · · iPad

Apple's in-store recycling has expanded to include anything with an Apple logo on it. Those which still hold resale value get exchanged for Apple gift cards, but now the stores will take any Apple equipment off your hands.

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Good on Apple for expanding their recycling programs. I know there will be criticism, but I don't know any other company making any attempt at making recycling previous tech easier. 

Jailbroken iPhones Give Up Apple IDs in Malware Attack

11:45 AM, Apr. 22nd, 2014 · · iPad

The iPhone jailbreak community is facing a malware threat that steals user's Apple IDs and passwords. Since the threat targets only iPhones and iPads that have been hacked to allow the installation of unauthorized apps, most users are safe.

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People may complain about Apple's "walled garden" approach to the App Store, but it does help keep out malicious threats like Unflod.

Square Reportedly Talks to Tech Giants about a Buyout

4:37 PM, Apr. 21st, 2014 · · iPad

Square for Sale?

Square has reportedly talked with several tech giants about a possible buyout, though all parties concerned have denied that such talks are taking place. Online reports say that Square has had informal talks with the likes of Google, PayPal, and even Apple, and that talks recently resumed with Google.

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Of all potential suitors, Google makes the most sense. The company has Google Wallet, which in many ways is a Square competitor, but few merchants have signed on. Marrying Square's infrastructure with Google Wallet's goal—which is to add everything you buy to the company's vast, vast profile on you—makes a lot of sense for Google.

Analyst: AAPL Q2 iPad Sales to be Offset by Better Gross Margins

2:00 PM, Apr. 21st, 2014 · · iPad

Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um thinks Apple could report lower iPhone and iPad sales for its second fiscal quarter, but that downswing will be offset by better than expected gross margins. Apple will announced its Q2 2014 earnings this Wednesday after the market closes.

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Just because iPhone and iPad sales figures may be down doesn't mean Apple has to report lower earnings. There's a lot that plays into company profits, but regardless of how good those numbers are, it's a safe bet everyone will key in on the expected decline is iPhone and iPad numbers.

Logitech’s Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air: Quality Build Plus Great Key Feel

1:10 PM, Apr. 21st, 2014 · · iPad

If you've ever looked into keyboards for the iPad, you may have come across Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard Cover and thought it looked like a great option. Its compact size and integration with the iPad as a cover that goes everywhere your iPad does is a great concept that doesn't disappoint. Of course as with all keyboards of a portable nature, there are trade-offs. However, the Ultrathin has some compelling features that may well make up for those trade-offs and then some.

Tavik’s Zippered Folio Case for iPad Air is Built for Travel

1:15 PM, Apr. 18th, 2014 · · iPad

Tavik Hemings Zioper Folio Case for iPad Air  review

There are iPad Air case that are minimalist, lightweight and designed for a benign environment.  This case is not one of those. However, when it comes time to travel or move often between various offices with a complement of gear, and there's a requirement for serious protection, the Tavik Hemings Zipper Folio Case for iPad Air can do the job nicely.