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Osmo turns iPad into AR arena for kids

Osmo turns iPad into AR arena for kids

Osmo is an ecosystem of learning tools - apps and accessories - that transform the Apple iPad into a kid-friendly center for augmented reality. Two key components are a stand - holding the iPad up straight - and a mirror, allowing the iPad’s front-facing camera to work with the area in front of the tablet. From there, it’s all about the apps.

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Purported iPad Pro case leaks, shows 12.9-inch behemoth

Purported iPad Pro case leaks, shows 12.9-inch behemoth

Ready for a 12.9-inch iPad? Some alleged parts for an “iPad Pro” have leaked out of China, showing what look to be an early mold of the device. Metal in appearance, it definitely has styling cues found with current iPads as well. An Apple logo is also present, as is a troubling feature we’d hoped wouldn’t make it to a massive tablet.

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iPhone and Bentley team for ultra-luxe portable studio

iPhone and Bentley team for ultra-luxe portable studio

The gap between professional cameras and smartphones continues to narrow, and now Bentley is getting in on the act with a new documentary that ostensibly pimps luxury, but is quietly a paean to what you can do with an iPhone and an iPad, particularly if they're embedded in the motorized tables for your back-seats. A new video, dubbed Intelligent Details, takes the Bentley Mulsanne - the car company's most expensive and luxurious sedan - as its centerpiece, but distinguishes itself by having been entirely filmed and edited on iOS devices.

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Google Play Music iPad release imminent

Google Play Music iPad release imminent

The slightly larger edition of Google Play Music may very well be headed for the iPad sooner than later. Hidden in the code for the iPhone version of the software is mention of the larger edition, this week looking nearly ready for release to the iPad and iPad mini. This version of Google Play Music is very, very similar to that of the tablet-based edition for Android.

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Kiwanuka iOS and Android game Review

Kiwanuka iOS and Android game Review

There’s a game on the iTunes App Store that goes by the name Kiwanuka, and it’s made for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. This game is extremely simple and extremely challenging - just so long as you’re not a master of geometry. UPDATE: This game now works with Android as well, and is just as excellent!

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Where would tech be today without Apple?

Where would tech be today without Apple?

Imagine a different world, a world without Apple, the most dominant company in the world. Better yet, imagine a world where Apple never existed and never launched its computers, never offered the iPod or iPhone, and never unveiled an iPad.

Now that all of that is in mind, imagine what the world would be like. Would it be a better world? Would the technology industry have more innovative companies delivering technologies we have now? Would companies that Apple demolished along the way have found a way to succeed and do what Apple hasn’t?

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