iDownloadBlog reader Niles Mitchell has illustrated why Apple made a step in the right direction when it added support for USB storage devices and file servers to the Files app in iOS 13. Now, Niles has been successfully connecting retro devices to his iPhone, which in some cases requires creative solutions to make it all work. But there's one device I'be been anxious to see in his "Will it Work?" video series — the legendary 1996 Nokia Communicator.
In response to last week's findings by a software developer alleging that Wacom's macOS drivers log every Mac app launched and upload the data to Google Analytics for further analysis, the graphics tablet maker yesterday issued a statement to AppleInsider apologizing for the practice and underscoring that no personal information was harvested from users.
Software engineer Robert Heaton discovered that Wacom's drawing tablets track the name of apps you open on your Mac along with the time and a string that could be used to identify you.
According to people familiar with the development of macOS 10.15, the next major version of Apple's desktop operating system, the software may ship with a cool new feature akin to Luna Display that would make it easy to turn your iPad into an external display for your Mac.
Traveling has long been a nightmare especially when airports are involved. New technology could eventually end one of the biggest headaches of this type of travel: having to remove items such as laptops and iPads from our bags during the security check.
Windows and Office giant Microsoft is apparently planning to take on Apple's inexpensive iPad with a new low-cost Surface tablet line.
Apple has scored a partial victory in its case against Chinese consumer electronics maker Xiaomi involving attempts to trademark the name of their iPad mini clone.
First introduced in 2012, Apple’s 7.9-inch iPad mini won't be updated going forward because the company is phasing out the device due to decreasing sales. A source close to the iPhone maker told BGR there’s “fierce cannibalism of Apple's own products” and that the iPad mini lineup has just been “sized out of its own category.”
The report does not detail when the device might be discontinued.
“We’re also told that the numbers are 'very clear' as far as sales are concerned, which is most likely the biggest reason the company plans to eliminate the littlest iPad,” reads the article.
Following the introduction of the new 9.7-inch iPad model in March 2017, Apple phased out both the original iPad mini and iPad Air 2 models.
Apple could unveil a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro at its annual developers conference next month. It's perfectly plausible that iPad mini won't be featured on Tim Cook's “2017 iPad lineup” slide.
The Cupertino company currently offers iPad mini 4 with Wi-Fi and 128 gigabytes of storage for $399. An LTE-enabled model goes for $529. Apple killed the 32-gigabyte iPad mini 4 edition after debuting the new 9.7-inch iPad model.
Japanese blog Mac Otakara claimed last October that Apple could release a fifth-generation iPad mini and market it as the 7.9-inch “iPad mini Pro.”
At any rate, iPad mini made a great choice for budget shoppers.
But with the September 2014 introduction of larger-screened iPhones, iPad mini has slowly but surely been losing its allure as a device that's perfectly suited for light tasks such as reading, checking email, browsing the web, gaming, messaging and so forth.
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In addition to his assertion that Apple has been working on additional MacBook Pro models sans TouchBar, OSNews' managing editor Thom Holwerda also heard from people in the know that all-new iPad and Mac integration could be in the works, too. As part of its planned pro-oriented feature enhancements, Apple is reportedly considering allowing users to hook an iPad Pro up to a Mac so that the tablet can be used as a Cintiq-like drawing tablet for their computer.
Microsoft is simplifying the process of moving your Mac stuff over to the Surface laptop/tablet hybrid devices. As noted on Twitter three days ago, the Windows maker recently released a brand new app, Mac to Surface Assistant, provided as a free download from the Microsoft website. The migration tool requires an external USB drive and lets Apple users move all their photos, videos, music, mails, contacts, calendars and other files from a Mac to a Surface with a few clicks.
Apple may not be the only company about to ditch the century-old 3.5mm analog audio connector with the release of the next iPhone this fall. AnandTech reported this morning that the semiconductor giant Intel is backing the industry's “strong desire to move from analog to digital” by proposing that the 3.5mm audio jack be replaced with USB-C on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.
An in-depth analysis of Apple's latest display technology conducted by DisplayMate has shown that the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is outfitted with “a truly impressive” Retina display, which DisplayMate described as a “major upgrade” over that used in the iPad Air 2.
The 9.7-inch iPad Pro, DisplayMate has found, delivers “color accuracy that is visually indistinguishable from perfect”.