Flimsy Rumor Claims iPad Air 3 still Coming this Fall

11:44 AM, Sep. 15th, 2015 · · iPad

Is an iPad Pro-level iPad Air 3 coming this fall? Not likely.

A new rumor claims the iPad Air 3, which wasn't announced at last week's media event for the iPhone 6s and iPad Pro, is going to be released this fall. It goes on to say the new model will have pretty much the same specs as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but will stick with the familiar 9.7-inch screen, or maybe go with a 12-inch screen. Either way, the report seems flimsy at best.

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Nope, nope, nope. Apple is not going to announce an iPad Pro-level iPad Air in October just a month before the brand new 12.9-inch model ships.

How Much RAM does the iPad Pro Have?

11:52 AM, Sep. 10th, 2015 · · iPad

iPad Pro may have 4 GB RAM

We know Apple's new iPad Pro will ship with 32 GB and 128 GB storage options, but what we weren't told was how much RAM the 12.9-inch tablet will have. Thanks to Adobe, we know—or at least kind of know—what its memory specs will be when it ships this November.

The iPad Pro Will Be Apple’s New Guiding Star

5:32 PM, Sep. 9th, 2015 · · iPad

iPad Pro is a winner

Apple rolled out some very nice products during its September 9 event. The new iPhones are suitably drool worthy, and the new Apple TV has a lot of design thought put into it and will be the signature device from the event. However, John Martellaro was particularly impressed with the iPad Pro and its implications for the future of the iPad line.

AluPen Digital Fine-Point Stylus: $34.95

2:39 PM, Sep. 2nd, 2015 · · iPad

AluPen Digital Fine-Point Stylus

Today we have a deal on the AluPen Digital Fine-Point Stylus for your iOS device. It will work with Android devices, too, if that's your thing. It features a retractable tip, and doesn't require Bluetooth paring or a special app. This stylus retails for $50, but through our deal you can get it for $34.95.

Adonit’s Jot Dash: The Workhorse Stylus You’ve Been Waiting For

11:30 AM, Sep. 2nd, 2015 · · iPad

We've come a long way since Steve Jobs told us we already have ten styluses on our hands thanks to the creative efforts of many companies. Over time, iPad and iPhone styluses have become more complex, gained pressure sensitivity, and trimmed down the size of their tips. Adonit's latest addition to the stylus world is the Jot Dash and instead of moving us forward by adding in new features, it takes us a step in the right direction by taking some away.

All-Inclusive iOS 9 & Swift 2 Course Bundle: $49

2:48 PM, Sep. 1st, 2015 · · iPad

All-Inclusive iOS 9 & Swift 2 Course Bundle

Check out the All-Inclusive iOS 9 & Swift 2 Course Bundle. This developer training deal includes the Complete iOS 9 Developer Course and the Complete iOS 8 & Swift Course. Separately they retail for $398, but through our deal you can get them for $49. Check out the deal listing for more details.

iPhone Jailbreakers Hit with ID Stealing Hack

11:52 AM, Sep. 1st, 2015 · · iPad

KeyRaider malware steals Apple IDs from jailbroken iPhones

Security researchers at Palo Alto Networks found another reason to not jailbreak your iPhone: KeyRaider. This nasty bit of malware steals your Apple account user name and password, device GUID, push notification certificates, and more. The upside is that most iPhone and iPad owners don't have to worry about the threat even though Palo Alto Networks says KeyRaider is responsible for the single largest malware-based Apple account theft to date.

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Jailbreaking isn't the fun time it was a few years ago before Apple's App Store was around. The bad guys ruined jailbreaking for everyone, and the App Store made it pointless for most people, too. Stay away from jailbreaking unless you have a really good reason to hack your iPhone.

Another Reason to Update to iOS 8.4.1: Ins0mnia

9:22 AM, Aug. 27th, 2015 · · iPad

Stop procrastinating and install iOS 8.4.1. It has some seriously important security fixes.

Ins0mnia is a serious security flaw in iOS 8 that could let hackers run what appear to be legit apps in the background to steal user's data, and it's a perfect example of why updating to iOS 8.4.1 is so important. The vulnerability was patched in the update, but instead of letting iPhone and iPad owners know about the critical fixes, Apple focused only on making sure everyone new about Apple Music improvements.

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Apple is going only half way with its security updates. Patching security flaws is important, but so is letting users know so they'll install the updates.

iOS 9 Beta: Extra Security with a 6-Digit Passcode

8:55 AM, Aug. 26th, 2015 · · iPad

iOS 9's new six digit passcode

The beta of iOS 9 is just a goldmine of fun new stuff to mess around with, but in this Quick Tip, we're going to go over something serious: an easy new way to improve the security of your device without much inconvenience. Setting up a six-digit passcode and thwarting thieves is what Melissa Holt's got for us today.