iPad

  • Sunrise Adds iPad App And Week View In Its Quest To Build The Best Calendar Platform

    Sunrise Adds iPad App And Week View In Its Quest To Build The Best Calendar Platform

    Calendar app Sunrise released a major update today, completing two missing pieces of the complicated calendar puzzle — you can now use Sunrise on your iPad with a new design tailored for bigger screens, and there is a much-requested week view to get a better picture of what your schedule looks like. Finally, the company added background updates so that your calendar is always up to date… Read More

  • Holiday Survey Indicates Strong Performance In The Tablet Space By Amazon, Microsoft

    Holiday Survey Indicates Strong Performance In The Tablet Space By Amazon, Microsoft

    This morning, online advertising network Chikita released a short report detailing the changes it saw in the tablet space after Christmas compared to the period directly before. The report shows a small decline in Apple’s tablet dominance, strong momentum for Amazon, and perhaps surprisingly, second highest in-class growth for Microsoft’s Surface line of devices. What Chikita found… Read More

  • What The Data Says About How We Spent Christmas Morning

    What The Data Says About How We Spent Christmas Morning

    The kids woke up, the parents got called out of bed and for a few hours, shockingly, it looks like the family put down their mobiles on Christmas morning, according to data from Mixpanel, a mobile and web analytics company. Welcome to the data driven Christmas. A day that can be tracked in detail by mining the data on our phone and tablets. As proven by Mixpanel, data analytics can now tell… Read More

  • Yahoo Makes Its iOS Weather App iPad-Friendly, To The Everlasting Joy Of Those Who Miss A Native One

    Yahoo Makes Its iOS Weather App iPad-Friendly, To The Everlasting Joy Of Those Who Miss A Native One

    Yahoo’s new direction under Marissa Mayer is still coming together, but one thing they’ve unquestionably done right is the weather app for iPhone they debuted earlier this year. The iPad version has just been released, and it’s about as close to a native iPad weather app as you can get, given the similarity in design choices between Apple’s native iPhone weather app… Read More

  • To Mini Or To Air, That Is The iPad Question

    To Mini Or To Air, That Is The iPad Question

    Pop quiz, hot shot. You walk into an Apple Store to buy the new iPad. But there are two new iPads. The iPad Air and the new iPad mini. You can only buy one. What do you do? What — do — you — do? The new retina iPad mini is great. It’s everything you loved about the first iPad mini, but upgraded in the two most important ways: a sharper screen and faster speed. Both… Read More

  • “It’s Just A Big iPod Touch”

    “It’s Just A Big iPod Touch”

    Over the weekend, I got two emails from my mother. The most interesting aspect of them was the sign-off at the bottom: “Sent from my iPad”. This stood out to me for two reasons: First, I’ve now been using the iPad Air for the past couple of weeks, and thinking a lot about the state of the product. Second, this is my mother using an iPad. An iPad! Regularly! On a scale of 1 to… Read More

  • Apple’s iPad Air Cost-To-Build Estimated At Less Than iPad 3 At Launch

    Apple’s iPad Air Cost-To-Build Estimated At Less Than iPad 3 At Launch

    Apple has released its iPad Air, and while we don’t yet know how many it sold during opening weekend (it’s likely waiting to reveal launch numbers until the iPad mini with Retina display goes on sale), we do know that it seems to be enjoying strong adoption rates. The cost of building this latest iPad should help Apple’s product margins, too, if a teardown by analyst firm… Read More

  • iPad Air Adoption 5X That Of iPad 4 After Opening Weekend, Says Fiksu

    iPad Air Adoption 5X That Of iPad 4 After Opening Weekend, Says Fiksu

    Apple may indeed have attracted a much broader audience of upgraders for its redesigned 9.7-inch iPad versus last year, according to new early data from mobile app analytics firms. The iPad Air enjoyed somewhere around five times the first weekend adoption of the fourth generation iPad, according to Fiksu, and just under four times that of the iPad mini, which went on sale at the same time as… Read More

  • JD Power Explains Why Samsung Beat Apple In Its Latest Tablet Study: Price

    JD Power Explains Why Samsung Beat Apple In Its Latest Tablet Study: Price

    Yesterday, JD Power released its newest tablet satisfaction study and the Internet went a bit nuts. For the first time, Samsung had edged out perennial favorite Apple in customer satisfaction on tablets. This was a stark change from volume one of the study which had Apple handily beating its competitors. There was outcry about how close it was, about how the JD Power chart and scoring (835… Read More

  • iFixit’s iPad Air Teardown Reveals Tightly Packed Innards Dominated By A Big Battery

    iFixit’s iPad Air Teardown Reveals Tightly Packed Innards Dominated By A Big Battery

    Apple’s iPad Air goes on sale today – it’s easily the best iPad Apple’s put out so far, but we’re waiting with bated breath for the iPad mini with Retina display. Until then, however, the Air is also the most remarkable feat of engineering in any tablet device in terms of what goes on under the hood, or at least that’s what it looks like based on… Read More

  • Groupon Redesigns Web And Mobile Apps To Focus On Personalization, Local And Search

    Groupon Redesigns Web And Mobile Apps To Focus On Personalization, Local And Search

    Groupon hasn’t had a great go of things since becoming a publicly traded company; founder and CEO Andrew Mason was ejected earlier this year, and its so-called “third-party” or daily deal revenue seems to be in a state of continuing decline as more customers shy away from or ignore those emails offering flash sales. But under current CEO Eric Lefkofsky, the focus has shifted to… Read More

  • iPad Air Review

    iPad Air Review: Apple Makes Big Tablets Beautiful All Over Again

    Apple introduced two new iPads this month at a special event in San Francisco on October 22, and the first of those to go on sale is the iPad Air, which is in stores and on virtual shelves this Friday, November 1. After a week with Apple’s newest 9.7-inch device, it’s clear there’s a new champion of the large tablet market, and one that breathes new life into… Read More

  • Apple Sold 33.8 Million iPhones, 14.1 Million iPads, And 4.6 Million Macs In Q4 2013

    Apple Sold 33.8 Million iPhones, 14.1 Million iPads, And 4.6 Million Macs In Q4 2013

    Well, folks, Apple has just put up some mixed numbers in its fiscal Q4 2013 earnings release — $37.5 billion in revenue and $7.5 billion in net profit to be exact — but how exactly did the tech titan fare in terms of hardware sales? This time around Apple sold 33.8 million iPhones (which it notes is a record for Q4), 14.1 million iPads and 4.6 million Macs during the quarter. Read More

  • Two iPads To Tango

    Two iPads To Tango

    I walked into today’s Apple event positive that the iPad mini with a retina display, if unveiled, would be the one iPad to rule them all. I was sure that such a device would so thoroughly upstage the 9.7-inch iPad, that there would be no shortage of folks wondering why the larger sibling even continued to exist. And actually, that proved to be prescient. Apple no longer sells the… Read More

  • TechCrunch TL;DR: Apple’s October Keynote In A Nutshell

    TechCrunch TL;DR: Apple’s October Keynote In A Nutshell

    Apple wrapped its October event at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco earlier today and, as promised, there was plenty to dig into. We’ve pumped out plenty of stories dissecting Apple’s myriad announcements, but in case you’re looking for a highlight reel of sorts, we’ve put together a quick rundown of everything Apple pulled back the curtain on. Read More

  • iPad Mini Retina Hands On

    Hands On With The New iPad Mini With Retina Display

    The first-generation iPad mini was near-perfect in terms of a small tablet, with the one big shortcoming being that it lacked Apple’s impressive Retina high-resolution display. It was hard to go back to a standard-res screen after the iPad 3 and iPhone 4, which is why it’s great that the new version offers a Retina screen. Read More

  • Apple Introduces The iPad Air

    Apple Introduces The iPad Air

    Three years ago, Apple unveiled the original iPad, boxy and thick and heavy by comparison. Four iPads later, we’re here, welcoming the fifth generation iPad into the world. And boy is it a beauty! You’ve been waiting long enough, through a summer of rumors, so let’s just get right down to business on the new Apple tablet. New Design For the first time since the iPad 2… Read More

  • Apple’s October 22 iPad And Mac Event Now Official As Press Receive Invites

    Apple’s October 22 iPad And Mac Event Now Official As Press Receive Invites

    Apple has announced a special event to be held next week on October 22, after that date was leaked first by AllThingsD and then later confirmed by The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple. If rumors prove correct, the event will most likely feature the reveal of a fifth generation iPad, a Retina iPad mini, new Haswell-powered Retina MacBook Pros with better battery life, and potentially a ship date for… Read More

  • Twitter Launches An Android Tablet Optimized App For The First Time — On One Tablet

    Twitter Launches An Android Tablet Optimized App For The First Time — On One Tablet

    In what is a poignant statement about the state of Android tablet apps, Twitter has announced the first tablet-optimized version for the platform. It’s been 3 years since the iPad hit and Android tablets have blown up in the meantime, but this is the first time they’re being served with a real app. Twitter says that the app is rolling out on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 first but… Read More

  • Office 365 Is Coming To The iPad, Scout’s Honor

    Office 365 Is Coming To The iPad, Scout’s Honor

    You’ve been played before. You’re vulnerable and nervous about opening up again. It wouldn’t be the first time you’ve been lied to. Back in 2011 we heard rumors that the iPad would be graced with Office’s presence in 2012, and shortly thereafter we saw an actual photo of Office on an iPad. But… nothing. And then some more nothing. Until today. Read More