Category Archives: Apple
The iPad continues to hold the number one spot in the tablet market almost four years after its inception, and although the market is now awash with devices offering ‘proper’ processors and ultrabook-esque form factors, it would seem that nothing can stop the Apple iPad. Many, especially Microsoft, have suggested that the limited nature of the ecosystem is to the detriment of the user, besetting iPad owners with restrictions to which they cannot get the most out of their slate. But whatever this may be, it doesn’t appear to be affecting the work or skills of Kyle Lambert, who has created a true masterpiece of a finger painting using nothing more than his iPad Air.
Lambert decided to create a portrait of the actor Morgan Freeman, and the finished article looks very much like a photo of the Shawshank Redemption star. It’s only when you watch the slowed down video of the entire process that you see how meticulously and skillfully he created the many layers to wind up with the photo-esque end product, and even though I’ve had the pleasure of seeing some of Lambert’s work in the past, this is the unequivocal topper by a huge margin. Loads of props to the artist for this one.
The holiday season deals kicked off this weekend and for large parts of today due to Thanksgiving, and with more festivities coming up during the next couple of weeks, it’s a great month to be a tech fan. In the spirit of things, Apple has announced that it will ship items for free up until and including December 22nd, without any minimum spending requirement. Also, the company revealed the latest dates one can order certain items for receipt before December 24th, while extending its returns policy to January 7th for items purchased from November 1st to December 25th.
With there always being such a rush in the run-up to Christmas, things must be spaced out to cope with the load and meet demand, so if, for example, you’re buying one of the new models of iPad, you’ve only a few days left to place your order. Those opting for standard shipping of the new iPad mini with Retina display in time for Christmas will need to have their order placed by December 5th — only three days away — while those wanting the comfortably-stocked iPad Air will still need to get their backsides into action by December 9th.
Apple has never been shy about supporting charities, which is why a glance through the iPad and iPhone accessories lists on the Apple Store will reveal one or two Product (RED) versions of cases and covers. The company has also been known to turn its stores red, and for the third year running selected Apple Stores in various countries have had their iconic glowing Apple logo turned red in support of World AIDS Day.
Speaking via his personal Twitter account, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that both Apple and associated charities are aiming to achieve an AIDS free generation, which certainly sounds like a worthwhile cause to us.
Cyber Monday has finally arrived. Millions of consumers all over the globe are expected to utilize their existing technology to scour the Web for the best Cyber Monday deals out there, with the aim of grabbing some new gadgets at bargain prices. Reductions and money-saving deals aren’t exactly alien in the tech world, but Cyber Monday has historically presented consumers with much deeper discounts. To get you up and running, we have scoured the Web for some of the best Google, Microsoft and Apple deals available during the course of the day.
Charging our iPhones is something that we take for granted. In fact, in a post-iOS 7 world it’s something that many of us find ourselves doing much more often than we would like, and that’s only going to continue with more and more apps multitasking and asking to keep track of our location in order to offer enhanced functionality. If you’ve ever used Google Now over an extended period of time on an iPhone, then you’ll know what we mean.
But as our iPhone 5 handsets stretch on beyond their 1 year birthday, some people are starting to notice that their iPhones aren’t charging quite as they should. Phones that are left to charge aren’t doing, and Lightning cables that are expected to deliver that much needed juice are simply failing to do so. In fact, we’ve noticed that some of our Lightning connectors are moving around inside our iPhones a little too much, and we don’t just mean our $1 knock-off cables, either.