iPad

  • Apple Patents An iPad Smart Cover That Can Display Push Notifications

    Apple Patents An iPad Smart Cover That Can Display Push Notifications

    Apple has a new patent (via AppleInsider) that could show you notifications on your Smart Cover, even when your iPad’s screen is obscured by the protective accessory. The filing details both active Smart Cover notifications that would use built-in LEDs or electroluminescent displays, and passive versions that could support pass-through transmission of light from the iPad display… Read More

  • Apple Introduces iOS 8

    Apple Introduces iOS 8

    Last year, Apple revealed the biggest change to-date of iOS, the mobile operating system that many of us have been using for years. Now, the true evolution begins. Jony Ive and the iOS team have had plenty of time to listen to feedback and dig deeper into features introduced before Ive ever took control of software. And finally, iOS 8 is here. We’ve been expecting a new Healthbook… Read More

  • Apple Includes The Entire iPad Lineup In Education Discounts

    Apple Includes The Entire iPad Lineup In Education Discounts

    The iPad is graduating; to Apple’s discount Education store, that is. The tablet now gets a price cut for qualifying education shoppers looking to buy either an iPad Air or iPad mini either in-store at its retail locations or online at Apple.com. The discounts aren’t massive, but they still get you $30 off the Air or $20 off the mini if you’re a student or teacher, or… Read More

  • Revel Adds A Drive-Through Option To Its iPad-Based Retail And Restaurant Sales Systems

    Revel Adds A Drive-Through Option To Its iPad-Based Retail And Restaurant Sales Systems

    California-based iPad point-of-sale maker Revel Systems has added a drive-through option to its lineup of software and hardware accessories, making it possible for business owners to get set up with a way to cater to their drive-up customers without the use of a central server and complicated dedicated systems. The package is available for a flat fee for the necessary hardware, and gets a… Read More

  • Medium Super Sizes Its iOS App With An iPad Version

    Medium Super Sizes Its iOS App With An iPad Version

    Platisher (publishing platform, natch) Medium initially launched a dedicated iOS application back in March, which is designed strictly for consumption, not for writing. Medium is ripe for a mobile app, given its focus on attractively-packaged content, but the iPad was arguably a more logical initial destination. Today, the app gets an update that makes it universal, so it’s optimized… Read More

  • Apple Patents Solar Panels Integrated Into Flexible Touch Displays

    Apple Patents Solar Panels Integrated Into Flexible Touch Displays

    Apple has a new patent that could pave the way for future solar-powered mobile devices, according to AppleInsider. The new intellectual property describes a method for embedding a solar array within a layer that includes touch sensors, and which can all be fit within a flexible display module, in order to save space in its ever-shrinking electronic devices. The patent is a modified version of… Read More

  • Apple Said To Be Planning Split-Screen iPad Multitasking In iOS 8

    Apple Said To Be Planning Split-Screen iPad Multitasking In iOS 8

    A new report from 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman, who has a strong track record in predicting the future of Apple’s software, says that Apple will be building split-screen multitasking into iOS 8, the next major update for its mobile devices. This split-screen functionality will resemble these features as seen in recent Samsung tablets and the Microsoft Surface, the report claims. This… Read More

  • This Is How iPad Multitasking Should Look

    This Is How iPad Multitasking Should Look

    Even after Jony Ive took the helm of the entire user experience at Apple and redesigned iOS, multitasking has remained an area that leaves us wanting. But a new jailbreak tweak brings all the brilliance of OS X multitasking may be just the ticket. After jailbreaking your iPad and installing the “OS Experience” tweak from Cydia, you’ll be able to run two apps simultaneously… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Eat Your Beats

    Gillmor Gang: Eat Your Beats

    The Gillmor Gang — Josh Miller, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — welcome the latest Jobsian takedown of the music cartel, the presumed acquisition of the Beats hardware/streaming empire by Apple. How the Gang winds its way through the leaks and feints of BigTech is left as an exercise for you. As one Ganger channeled John Lennon early in the chat… Read More

  • Domino’s Launches Its Pizza Ordering App For iPad With 3D Custom Pizza Builder

    Domino’s Launches Its Pizza Ordering App For iPad With 3D Custom Pizza Builder

    Domino’s Pizza has revamped its menu and turned around its financials over the last few years, during which time it also started to offer mobile ordering. Next Monday, the pizza chain will launch its iPad app, which will allow you to build your pizza and order it for take-out and delivery right from your couch. Read More