Yesterday Apple announced quite a few different products, a new iPad, new Macbooks, new iMac, but the product that stole the show was the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini is of course a smaller version of the larger iPad. Small enough that you can hold it in just one hand Apple says. Packed with many new features and positioned to compete with the Google Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire it is a pretty impressive device. Are you in the market for an iPad? Or just a tablet in general? In this article we will tell you what the iPad Mini is all about so you can decide if it is the right tablet for you.
Apple today introduced iPad mini, a completely new iPad design that is 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than the third generation iPad. The new iPad mini features a stunning 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras, ultrafast wireless performance¹ and an incredible 10 hours of battery life―every inch an iPad, yet in a revolutionary design you can hold in one hand. Apple today also announced the fourth generation iPad featuring a gorgeous 9.7-inch Retina display, new Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless performance. Both iPad mini and fourth generation iPad come with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features.
Myself along with many others thought we would see an iPad Mini announcement the same day Apple announced the iPhone 5, but there was no announcement to be made. The Wall Street Journal posted an article yesterday saying that Asian suppliers have already started production on the new, smaller iPad. Now today the Australian blog Product Feedback have posted pictures and a video of Cygnett cases specially made for the iPad Mini. So we have to assume the iPad Mini is all but announced.
Over the past year or so I have noticed when syncing my iPhone with my PC that data labeled as “Other” was taking up quite a lot of space. I’m not talking about just a few megabytes, I’m talking almost 3 gigabytes! When your iPhone is only 16GB losing 3GB or more is definitely a lot and does not go unnoticed when your iPhone is filled with music, apps and photos. There are many different things that actually could cause your “Other” data to pile up. So in this guide we will go over different solutions to minimize or completely remove the “Other” data on your iPhone. These solutions should also work with your iPad, iPod or any other iOS device.
If you are anything like me you have a home theater setup with multiple devices. With all of those devices comes remotes, remotes that are hard to keep track of and easy to lose. I hate wanting to watch a new movie or turn on the game and I can’t find the remote! If there is one device that we always know where it is it is our iPhone or iPad, these things you just don’t lose. Today we have a cool little device that plugs into your iOS devices and turns them into a universal remote. The device is called the VooMote Zapper and we are taking a look at it today.
Earlier today Apple announced their 3rd generation iPad, not called the iPad 3 or iPad HD, just simply “the new iPad”. Just like all Apple announcements and keynotes it was very impressive and filled with information and demos. The biggest changes are obviously the display and new processor. With the new iPad you get the A5X processor (dual-core CPU and quad-core GPU) and Retina Display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536. The biggest question is on March 16th will you be buying this new iPad if you already own one of the earlier generation iPad’s or another tablet? Read on as we give you a full run-down of the features and specifications.
We all want to protect the gadgets that we buy. The iPad is one of the most popular devices out there so you can bet there are quite a few different options when it comes to accessories. There are stands, cases, covers etc. With so many options to choose from it is really hard to pick the perfect accessory for your iPad. Well how about a protective case that is also a smart cover and a stand? The case I am talking about is the Wake Up Folio from Choiix and we are going to check it out today.
AViiQ is known for their laptop stands and portable products. They focus on portability and usability. At CES 2012, AViiQ showed us both of their laptop stands, which place the laptop at a 12 degree ergonomic angle. The Smart Case for the iPad 2 which doesn’t compromise style for performance. A Portable Charging Station with easy cable management for multiple devices, a 4 port USB hub, and a battery pack so you won’t need any outlet. Ready Clips, which are flexible cables that are very portable and easy to carry. Quick Change is a 3-in-1 USB cable that features micro, mini, and an Apple dock port. Mini Surge Protector that easily allows you to get power to 3 AC outlets and 2 USB ports in a portable form factor. Lastly, AViiQ’s Slim Travel Adapter eliminates the need for bulky electrical adapters by folding up into a neat package when not in use.
Finnish purveyor of designer bags and mobile carrying accessories Golla showed its new collections this year at CES. Among them, ThinkComputers took a look at the company’s heavy duty laptop briefcase, an iPad sleeve, and more. These products will be available in April in the US online. Golla is hoping to expand their sales into various US telecom stores. ThinkComputers’ Jack Wager speaks with Golla’s Carolin Winter in this video interview.
If there is one thing that has always bothered me it was that I have about 6 remotes for everything that is in my home theater setup. This means I have to keep track of all 6 and if I lose one it is a pain. Even a universal remote is something that can easily be lost. If there is one thing that you always have with you it is your cell phone. Griffin has come up with a really cool device that allows you to control everything in your home theater with your iPhone or iOS device. It’s called the Griffin Beacon and we are going to take a look at it today.
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