Microsoft Word for iPad Gets Touch Word Processing (Mostly) Right

2:30 PM, Apr. 15th, 2014 · · iPad

MS Word for iPad review

Through the decades, we've never known anything else but Microsoft Word for Windows and Mac. On the iPad, it's, right away, the familiar workings of Word, with cross-platform file compatibility. But it's also developed with many of the key technologies and User Interfaces so well appreciated on the iPad.  John Martellaro thinks it's a sight to behold.

Monument Valley: Brilliant, Beautiful iOS Game

12:20 PM, Apr. 11th, 2014 · · iPad

Monument valley review

Monument Valley, a unique iOS puzzle game, is getting lots of hype (and an App Store Editors’ Choice award!). But does it deserve the attention it’s getting? Well, yes. But for more of our thoughts on this illusion-based peach of a game, come on in and read our full review.

Analyst: Don’t Look for Apple’s Custom Baseband Chips this Year

10:49 AM, Apr. 11th, 2014 · · iPad

JP Morgan analyst Rod Hall isn't buying into reports that Apple is ready to dump Qualcomm and use its own custom designed baseband chips in the next iPhone. He thinks Apple is working on its own chips, but that they won't be ready until some time in 2015.

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Baseband chips aren't easy to design, but that doesn't mean Apple isn't working on just that. If so, expect improved battery life and performance from future iPhones and iPads while Qualcomm and other chip makers take a hit to their bottom line.

Adobe Lightroom Comes to the iPad

9:02 AM, Apr. 8th, 2014 · · iPad

Adobe announced the immediate availability of Lightroom for the iPad on Monday as a companion app for Lightroom 5 on the Mac and Windows. Lightroom is Adobe's professional photography management and editing application.

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iPhoto on the iPad is nice, but it isn't the same as having a mobile version of Aperture. Right now, Adobe is doing more for professional photographers on the go than Apple. It's your move, Cupertino.

iOS 7: Changing Siri’s Voice

11:50 AM, Apr. 7th, 2014 · · iPad

Siri's pretty cool because it lets you talk to your iPhone, iPad, or iPhone iPod touch to issue commands, but what if you don't like the gender of the default voice Siri uses when it replies? That's not a problem in iOS 7 because you can switch Siri's gender between female and male with just a couple screen taps.

Puzzled? 3 Free Puzzlers For iOS

7:51 PM, Apr. 4th, 2014 · · iPad

Free on iTunes

If you're a fan of puzzles then you've come to the right place. Vern Seward points out three free iOS puzzle games in this week's Free on iTunes. DOOORS, Montezume Pussle, and Sudoku 2.

Microsoft Office for iPad Downloads Top 12M

8:59 AM, Apr. 4th, 2014 · · iPad

Downloads for Microsoft's Office for iPad hit the 12 million mark in just one week, showing that despite the company's late entry into the mobile game, there's still plenty of consumer interest. The apps are free to download, but thanks to in-app purchases, they quickly hit the top grossing list, too.

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Microsoft may have been late to the game, but it's clear there were plenty of iPad owners who wanted Office apps straight from the source instead of from third-party developers.

Apple Reportedly in Talks To Purchase Renesas Mobile

7:40 PM, Apr. 2nd, 2014 · · iPad

Apple has opened discussions to purchase the majority of Renesas SP, a Japanese chip maker in dire financial straits. According to Reuters, Apple wants the 55 percent stake that Renesas SP owns in another company called Renesas SP Driver, the largest supplier of chips that control mobile screens to all three iPhone suppliers: Sharp, LG Display, and Japan Display Inc.