iPad

iPhone QR code scanner demo solidifies Apple support

iPhone QR code scanner demo solidifies Apple support

The QR code system was originally invented back in the year 1994, pre-dating the smartphone by a decade and a half. The QR code (Quick Response code) that was once mainly aimed at identifying products for stores in a way that was more versatile than the more popular barcode system - UPC barcodes. It doesn't take much more than a camera and a bit of software support to allow a smartphone to use a QR code - so why isn't it a more popular system of communication?

Continue Reading

iPad Air 5 leak says Apple has a new holiday hero

iPad Air 5 leak says Apple has a new holiday hero

Only a couple of significant upgrades are planned for Apple's various iPad devices in the next season or two, according to sources associated with Chinese part suppliers. It's suggested that the next iPad Air could be the best place to look for a major change in size and/or power - that or the iPad mini 6, which could have a new 8.4-inch display panel and a new A14 Bionic chip. The rest of the iPad models do not appear to be set to have particularly important changes in the wings.

Continue Reading

Update your iPhone, iPad, Mac right now, avoid the exploit

Update your iPhone, iPad, Mac right now, avoid the exploit

A set of updates were sent by Apple to their various machines out in the wild over the past week that you should be aware of. For the iPhone, we're talking about iOS 14.7.1 and the security content therein. If you've already updated your iPhone to iOS 14.7.1 and do not own any other Apple products, you're good! You can rest easy in the knowledge that you will not have your device's previously vulnerable bits exploited.

Continue Reading

iPad mini 6 screen size to be larger with the same body size

iPad mini 6 screen size to be larger with the same body size

The iPad mini's design has remained virtually unchanged ever since it first launched in 2012. There have been a few tweaks here and there and very slight changes to its dimensions, but, overall, Apple's smallest tablet is like a blast from the past. The next iPad mini, dubbed the iPad mini 6, might very well change all that, and a new leak gives a more specific screen size for what could be the more revolutionary iPad mini yet.

Continue Reading

iOS 14.7.1 update released with connectivity unlock fix

iOS 14.7.1 update released with connectivity unlock fix

Today Apple released an update for iOS on iPhone and iPadOS on iPad devices. This update goes by the name iOS 14.7.1, and it contains a tiny - but vital - fix to an issue with Touch ID when mixed with Apple Watch and the Unlock with iPhone feature. If this doesn't seem like the sort of situation you're in right now - if you don't own an Apple Watch, or haven't had any issues with iOS 14.7.0, then no worries!

Continue Reading

Facebook cloud gaming on iPhones and iPads is an unsurprising mess

Facebook cloud gaming on iPhones and iPads is an unsurprising mess

Facebook wants to dip its hands on anything that can be related to social engagement, and, to no one's surprise, that included gaming. Trying to reclaim its once glorious position as the trailblazer in web games, Facebook created its own Gaming sub-brand, which is both about live streaming game plays as well as streaming games. In expanding its reach to iOS and iPadOS, Facebook has hit a snag with Apple's strict app store policies, forcing it to offer a rather basic and inconsistent web app experience instead.

Continue Reading

iPad mini rumors may have one key detail wrong: Analyst weighs in

iPad mini rumors may have one key detail wrong: Analyst weighs in

Apple is expected to release an updated iPad mini tablet later this year, one that may feature a mini-LED display. The latter rumor is a contentious one, with multiple claims that are at odds with each other. Only a day after a leak claiming the new model will feature a mini-LED panel, an analyst is stating otherwise.

Continue Reading

iDOS 2 emulator for iPad is on borrowed time, so download while you can

iDOS 2 emulator for iPad is on borrowed time, so download while you can

The creator and developer of the iDOS 2 emulator for iPad has indicated to users that it probably won't be long before it vanishes from the App Store. Chaoji Li announced today that Apple has found iDOS 2 to violate the App Store's rules, giving him 14 days to correct the issues or face its removal. However, according to Li, bringing the app back in line with App Store rules would require removing "critical functionalities" of the emulator, which is something he isn't willing to do.

Continue Reading

iPadOS 14.7 released a day after iOS: What’s new?

iPadOS 14.7 released a day after iOS: What’s new?

The iPad version of the "14.7" update post-Beta was released today, right around a day after its iOS equivalent. The software operating systems known as iOS and iPadOS are different, each of them different based on their intended device family, so it shouldn't seem unreasonable that they wouldn't always be released at the same time. But given the release schedule of iOS and iPadOS versions so far, and the fact that they have the same software version number, it's odd to see their release dates differ.

Continue Reading

iPad mini 6 with USB-C and A15 chip tipped to arrive this year

iPad mini 6 with USB-C and A15 chip tipped to arrive this year

The iPad mini has always been the odd duck in Apple's mobile lineup, but it has also been one of its biggest miracles. Even with the arrival of larger iPhones, the iPad mini continued to sell well enough to have reached five generations so far. Despite that, it is also the only one that hasn't seen a significant change in design for years. That might be changing with the sixth-gen iPad mini later this year, but its redesign won't just be skin-deep.

Continue Reading

Brydge 11 MAX+ wireless keyboard turns the iPad Pro into a proper laptop

Brydge 11 MAX+ wireless keyboard turns the iPad Pro into a proper laptop

iPad Pro owners who want to use the slate as a primary device may be interested in Brydge's new 11 MAX+, a wireless keyboard and trackpad combo that connects with Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro tablets, as well as the 4th-generation iPad Air model. With the combo, users can easily transport the iPad with a keyboard and trackpad, enjoying a laptop-like experience.

Continue Reading

Apple Camp returns, bringing kids back to Apple Store events

Apple Camp returns, bringing kids back to Apple Store events

Apple announced the return of kid-focused education sessions this summer with Apple Camp 2021. After a bit of an extended hiatus, Apple Camp reappeared this week with aims to bring children ages 8 to 12 to Apple Stores "for a safe and fun-filled adventure." The first of these sessions focuses on the Clips app on iPad, where kids will be shown how to "make movie magic with short videos" using the app.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 Next