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Apple iOS 7.0.3 compensates for skewed iPhone 5s accelerometer

Apple iOS 7.0.3 compensates for skewed iPhone 5s accelerometer

The iOS 7.0.3 update is here, and it looks like the sensor malfunctions that have been plaguing iOS since its Sept. 2013 introduction are gone. The accelerometer, which had been reading 2 to 3 degrees off center, is now within normal parameters. This and other changes to Apple device behavior linked to the OS were detected yesterday by VentureBeat.

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iPad Air vs Surface 2 vs Nexus 7: No Contest

iPad Air vs Surface 2 vs Nexus 7: No Contest

The war is on for the most sought-after tablet on the market, and the differentiation between the front-runners appears now, more than ever, to be strikingly high. What we've got from Apple is the iPad Air, a new far-smaller iteration of the same Retina display as the 4th generation unit. From Google there's the Nexus 7 (2013), a low-priced high-powered Android tablet manufactured by ASUS. Microsoft's competitor in the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 works with Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT, making this battle a three-way fight between operating systems right off the bat.

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iPad mini pricing detailed with late-November ship time

iPad mini pricing detailed with late-November ship time

As had been rumored, Apple introduced the second-generation iPad mini today. This one will be arriving with a Retina display and similar to the iPad Air -- it will be available in two color options. Apple has the iPad mini with Retina display shipping in a Space Gray and also in a Silver option.

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iPad Air pricing replaces iPad 4 aside 2nd gen

iPad Air pricing replaces iPad 4 aside 2nd gen

Apple has officially unveiled the latest iPad. The 5th generation slate has been dubbed the iPad Air and it brings the familiar sized 9.7-inch display. Though, while the display size may be the same -- the tablet has gotten smaller both in terms of overall size and weight. We broke down the specs in an earlier iPad Air post, so this time around the focus will be on the pricing and availability.

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iPad mini 2 official with Retina display

iPad mini 2 official with Retina display

This morning Apple has officially brought on a 2nd generation of their popular iPad mini tablet, complete with Retina display. This version of the iPad mini works with a body and presentation extremely similar to the original, working with a physical appearance not all that unlike the iPad mini's first edition. This iPad mini will be hitting the market with at least two different colorways - a darker gray and a lighter silver / white, and will be appearing aside the new 5th generation iPad - the iPad Air as well.

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iPad Air official: 5th gen slate gets tiny

iPad Air official: 5th gen slate gets tiny

Today Apple has unveiled their 5th generation iPad called the iPad Air, coming in a size and shape reflective of the success of the iPad mini. This iPad Air works with the same 9.7-inch LED-backlit multi-touch display as in the 4th generation iPad, working again with IPS LCD technology. The overall size and weight of the larger iPad has been reduced significantly.

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iLife update for iOS and OS X: iMovie, iPhoto, Garageband

iLife update for iOS and OS X: iMovie, iPhoto, Garageband

With the ushering in of new hardware on both the desktop and the mobile front, the folks at Apple this week have brought on a new collection of software updates as well. They've update iLife in full - working with new versions of iMovie, iPhoto, and Garageband for both iOS and OS X. These updates bring both worlds just that much closer together.

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GarageBand for iOS 7 to be offered for free with in-app purchases

GarageBand for iOS 7 to be offered for free with in-app purchases

It seems that someone at Apple got a wee bit excited and accidentally revealed way too much ahead of the company's Tuesday event. Briefly appearing on its Built-in Apps page for the iPhone 5s was a footnote indicating that GarageBand will be available as free app download. Of course, with in-app purchase options.

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Apple Oct 22 iPad event: what to expect

Apple Oct 22 iPad event: what to expect

The next big Apple event will take place the 22nd of October and it'll be featuring several new pieces of hardware. Amongst these are a new iPad, a new iPad mini, and quite possibly a flow of new information on the 2013 edition of the Mac Pro and a set of new MacBook Pros as well - right in time for OS X Mavericks. This event was announced with an invitation with colorful leaves falling on an Apple logo that simply suggested that "we still have a lot to cover."

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Unity iOS 7 game controller support reinforces “optional” state

Unity iOS 7 game controller support reinforces “optional” state

Seeing the Apple-made universal game controller support in iOS 7 was a healthy boost of confidence for game developers around the mobile universe earlier this year. For the folks at Unity, this meant they'd be able to release games that were working with a compatible support module that would be able to take full advantage of controllers in a way that all devices could work with - and Apple would support them in return. With the update to Unity 4.2.2, developers around the Unity environment will be brought up to full controller speed, as it were.

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iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 surface in clearest images yet

iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 surface in clearest images yet

It's little over a week now before Apple almost certainly holds their next event for the release of the 5th generation iPad and the 2nd generation iPad mini, and today a set of images has appeared of both of these tablets' shells, clear as day. These images give us the most high-definition look we've had of both pieces of hardware yet, and well before the official unveiling of the devices by Apple itself. We're seeing here a slightly modified iPad mini 2 and a large overhaul on the iPad 5.

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iPad 5 internals leak makes Touch ID all the more likely

iPad 5 internals leak makes Touch ID all the more likely

When the redesigned iPhone 5s home button flex cable first appeared with a slightly different configuration from the cable for the iPhone 5, it was suggested to have been to make way for Touch ID. Apple's Touch ID does indeed exist on the iPhone 5s - that's fingerprint sensing technology for iDevices, if you did not know - and a redesigned 5th generation iPad home button flex cable has appeared here via CTech today. The 5th generation iPad is said to be appearing in full as imminent as mid-month here in October, complete with a redesigned body to reflect the new wave with the iPad mini.

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