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5 Best iPad speaker docks

April 12, 2015

Although the audio capabilities of modern tablets have come a long way, offering more than adequate sound for a round of your favorite game or a quick video chat with a friend, they are still a little weak when it comes to music. Sure, there are tablets with front facing stereo speakers, like the Nexus 9 – equipped with HTC’s BoomSound technology – and the Sony Z3 Tablet Compact, but then there are tablets like the iPad, that have speakers situated on the bottom edge of the device, or worse, pointing straight out the back.

Cranking the volume or cupping your hand around your tablet to redirect sound toward your ears is good enough for personal use in most [...]

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Leather iPad cases – all you need to know

March 8, 2015

When it comes to protecting your tablets and smartphones, there are several types of cases out there. We have silicone, jelly, plastic, leather, cloth, and even stickers/skins. Today, we would like to focus on leather cases for your iPad.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a leather iPad case? Which are the best for your iPad? Read on to find out.

Advantages of leather

The following are the benefits of having a genuine leather case:

Luxurious look and feel – Though it may boil down to personal preference, one cannot deny that the soft, smooth feel of a leather case is a go-to and cannot be surpassed by any other material. Easy to clean – A [...]
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How to turn off the keyboard noise on your iPad

March 5, 2015

It is a very distinctive and familiar sound to many at this point, the electronic clickity-clack of the keyboard on Apple’s iOS powered mobile devices, like your iPad. But what if you just don’t want to hear this noise anymore, how do you turn it off?

Continuing to walk through some of the basics of using your iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini or similar Apple devices, this, folks, is how you turn off the keyboard noise on your iOS tablet:

Head on into Settings on your device. Just look for the grey gear type icon in your app list.

Once inside Settings, scroll until you find Sounds in the left hand menu.

The Sounds menu will now pop up [...]

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How to take a screenshot on an iPad

March 4, 2015

The ability to take a screenshot on our mobile devices has become an important part of our mobile routine. Apple’s iPad is no exception to this rule. As there is no formal indication as to how to take said screenshot, we’d like to walk through that here today.

As you’ll see, the process of taking a screenshot on an iPad is fairly simple, if you have two free hands to push the buttons.

How to take a screenshot on an iPad

To take the screenshot, you simply simultaneously depress the Home button and the power button.

If you are an Android user, you may be in the habit of holding the two buttons down until the screen flashes to [...]

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7 Common problems with the iPad and how to fix them

January 3, 2015

Ever since its introduction, the Apple iPad has proved to be one of the most popular devices available, continuing to maintain its stronghold in the ever-growing tablet market. Through every subsequent generation and changing form factors, the growth and market share of these tablets have continued not only in the US, but across the world, by combining a premium build quality and design with a software experience that is appreciated by many.

Unfortunately, as is the case with most mobile technology available today, the iPad is not without its flaws. Today, we’ll be taking a look at some of the common issues that plague iPad owners, and offer potential solutions on how to [...]

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This useful web tool can help you find an iPad mini 2

November 14, 2013

The free web tool is housed at the unlikely location of Seaturtle.org, a website which is dedicated to the conservation of sea turtles, and simply details availability by revealing the number of units at each store. The numbers are in red if out of stock, or green if available, and the grid-like layout breaks this information down by model type and the numerous Apple retail stores.

No explanation has been given as to how the website has come to gather this data, although Cult of Mac suggests that the people behind the service are using a public-facing XML service on Apple’s site to check each individual store.

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Good deal: Target to offer $100 gift cards to iPad Air buyers on Black Friday

November 12, 2013

The store is currently selling the 16GB iPad Air with Wi-Fi for $479 – which is already a saving of $20 over Apple’s own price – but has confirmed that Black Friday buyers splashing out on Apple’s latest tablet will also get a $100 store gift card.

This deal isn’t just for iPad Air buyers though; Target promises to give a $75 gift card to iPad mini buyers and $50 and $30 cards to those picking up a fifth-generation iPod Touch or iPhone 5S respectively.

Other notable deals over the Black Friday period from the retailer include a $60 pack of iTunes gift cards for $50 as well as $10 off Apple TV models.

Interested parties will need to [...]

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Apple, Best Buy Staples join Walmart in offering iPad Air for $479

November 1, 2013

Walmart last week confirmed that it would sell the iPad Air for $479 on November 1 – representing a discount of just $20 on the list price – and on the day of the launch Apple, Best Buy Staples followed suit by offering the fifth-generation 16GB tablet at the same price.

That said, Apple and Best Buy are still charging the suggested $499 retail price for the entry iPad mini on their respective online stores, meaning you’ll have to head a physical store for the $20 discount. RadioShack is to start listing the iPad Air tomorrow albeit at the recommended $499 price tag.

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Retailer confirms November 21 launch date for Retina Display iPad mini

October 31, 2013

As first spotted by MacRumors, the listing runs through all the 16GB tablet’s specs — including the new 2048 x 1536 resolution display and Apple A7 processor — before revealing the release date towards the bottom of the page.

Apple announced the new iPad mini as well as the iPad Air in San Francisco on October 22.

The smaller model is expected to be the big attraction this holiday season though; Apple CEO Tim Cook admits that the firm may struggle to meet demand while one analyst reckons the slate could outsell its bigger brother by a factor of almost 2:1.

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Happy problem? IHS says Apple won’t be able to meet new iPad mini demand in Q4

October 24, 2013

When Apple announced the new iPad Air Tuesday it was very clear about availability, noting it will become go on sale starting November 1. 

But Apple was less precise about the iPad mini with Retina display, noting it would be available "later in November" perhaps an indication that the tech giant isn't quite so ready on the supply side with the smaller tablet.

Now research firm IHS says it expects Apple won't be able to meet demand this holiday season once the iPad mini with Retina display does go on sale. The shortfall is expected to greatly improve by Q1 2014.

But for this quarter, IHS analysts project Apple will only be able to ship less [...]

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