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Leaked Photos Reveal iPad Air 2 Components

April 18th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Apple, hardware news, iPad → No Comments

NewlyOMT-ipad[1] discovered photos on a Dutch gadget blog reveal what could be components for the next iPad. stunned this blogger this morning with a couple photos of what could be the front panel for the next iPad.
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Enhanced eBooks Don’t Necessarily Enhance Education

April 14th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Education, Enhanced eBook, iPad → No Comments

We’ve textbooks-120119-1[1]long known that when games and other enhancements are added to ebooks they can  distract readers from paying attention to the text, and now it appears that enhancements can have a negative academic impact.
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MS Office for the iPad is Free This Weekend

March 28th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · iPad, ipad app, Microsoft, Office → No Comments

Got an iPad? office ipadAnd are you withing driving distance of a Microsoft Store? Then I have some good news for you.

Microsoft launched Office for the iPad yesterday, and as part of the promotion they are giving away a free 1 year subscription to Office 365. Yes, the Office app is free in iTunes, but you’ll need the subscription to access most of the features.
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Apple Retires the iPad 2, Replaces it With iPad 4 as the new $400 “Budget” Model

March 18th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Apple, iPad, Tablet → 3 Comments

Apple 942303802_1337041136_o[1]quietly retired their best selling tablet today, and they replaced it with a slightly newer model.

The iPad 2 had been Apple’s designated budget model ever since it was reintroduced in 2012, but this 2011 era tablet has been getting a little long in the tooth. With benchmark tests, cameras (VGA and 2MP), and a screen resolution (1024 x 768) about on par with today’s budget Android tablets, the iPad 2 no longer presented as good of a value as it did 2 years ago.
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iPad Thin Air Video Takes Apple Satire to a New Level

February 23rd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Apple, humor, iPad, video → 1 Comment

We all deeply enjoy making fun of Apple, so I’m sure you’re going to get a kick out of the following video.

Over the years Apple has released iPads that are faster, and iPads that are thinner, and there’s not much that they can do to improve upon the existing model – unless they took inspiration from Hans Christian Andersen, that is.
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MS Office for the iPad is Coming Sooner Than You Think, But Might Not Work on the iPad 2

February 17th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · iPad, ipad app, Microsoft, Office → 7 Comments

Did you google-docs-ipad[1]catch the news from a couple days ago? According to ZDNet, Microsoft is planning to release Office for the iPad in the first half of 2014:

According to one of my contacts, Ballmer OK’d the suggestion by the Office team that they’d bring Office for iPad to market as soon as it was ready, even though that would likely mean before the Windows 8 version. I’m hearing that new date for Office for iPad is some time in the first half of calendar 2014. (My sources last summer were hearing Office for iPad wouldn’t debut until Fall  2014.)
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How to Make Your Tablet Safe for Kids

February 14th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Android, iPad, Kindle Fire, tips and tricks → 2 Comments

Have speck iguy ipad caseyou have recently upgraded to a new tablet and want to hand off your older model to your lucky kids?

That’s a good idea, but before you do there are a number of steps you should take before you let go of that older tablet. Even a beat up, older model is still useful, albeit a bit slower than your new tablet, but you might want to make sure it’s safe for your kids to use.
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Apple Wants eBooks in iBooks to Have Age Guidelines by June 2014

February 7th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Apple, Education, iBooks, iPad → No Comments

Do ibooksyou have an educational ebook in the iBookstore? Then you might want to go read the email Apple sent out this week. Apple is making a few changes to their ebookstore over the next few months, and that email advises authors and publishers on Apple’s new requirements.
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Apple Sold 2.5 Million iPads to US Schools in 2013, Still Leads Tablet Market in Q4 (IDC)

January 29th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · acer, Amazon, Android, Apple, Asus, iPad, Lenovo, Samsung, Tablet, Tablets in schools → 6 Comments

Chitikaidc q4 2013 might be reporting that Apple’s tablets are losing their edge in the US tablet market but it certainly looks like Apple still sold quite a few tablets this past quarter. IDC released a new guesstimate today for global tablet sales in the last quarter of 2013, and Apple is still in the lead.
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Apple Sold 26 Million iPads, 51 Million iPhones Last Quarter

January 27th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Apple, iPad, iPhone → 8 Comments

Appleimage.axd released their latest quarterly report today, and it’s pretty clear that many people ran out and bought the new iPads and iPhones last quarter. With international sales accounting for 63% of revenue, the company reported quarterly revenue of $57.6 billion, and a quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion, up from 54.5 billion and $13.1 billion in the same quarter last year.
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