• There seems to be some confusion about Apple Pay now that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has released iOS 8.1. The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 do support Apple Pay, but they do not support in-store purchases. Only the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch when paired with an iPhone 5 or later can make in-store payments. Neither the iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 ship with the Near Field Communication antenna that is required to utilize the Apple Pay readers coming to more than 220,000 retail locations.

    Apple Pay iPad

    iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 owners will be able to use Apple Pay and Touch ID to make online and in-app purchases when they begin shipping later this week. For example, you will now be able to pay for stuff within an app, like the Apple Store, by just placing your figder on your Touch ID. This eliminates the need to type in your App Store password every time you want to make an in-app purchase.

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  • Apple just finished its quarterly earnings call relating to the fourth quarter 2014. It was no surprise that the company made huge profits over last quarter thanks to record sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. At the same time, the Mac market proved to be the most successful quarter on record for Apple [...]
  • With the release of iOS 8.1, Apple makes its mobile payment service available on compatible devices. If you already have an iPhone 6 or 6Plus, or if you’ve preordered your iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3, you’ll be able to take advantage of Apple’s convenient mobile shopping experience. In the past, research has shown [...]
  • At 10:00 a.m. PT, Apple rolled out the next big update for its mobile operating system. After downloading iOS 8.1, users will be able to access iCloud Photo Library as a public beta, continuity features will allow users to send and receive text messages from non-iOS devices on their iPad and Mac, and Apple Pay [...]
  • Today at 2:00 p.m. PT, Apple will hold its quarterly earnings meeting with investors and analysts. Traditionally, the company lays out the numbers for iPhone, iPad, and Mac computer sales, offers a rundown of profits for the quarter, and gives guidance for what to expect in the coming year (finance-wise, not new products). Ahead of [...]
  • The music industry is in flux right now. For decades, the music-buying world was easy to please. The only way to get you favorite tunes was to buy an album or single. Whether it was vinyl, tape, or CD, record labels were in control. With the advent of downloadable music, things have changed and record [...]
  • Now that Apple’s new tablet has been introduced, it is time to decide whether one should upgrade or stick with the current tablet. Of course, your decision to upgrade must be your own. However, for those of you looking for advice on whether to upgrade or not, we’ve got some opinions on the matter. The [...]
  • Believe it or not, Rovio is at it again with another Angry Birds mash-up. This time, the famous bird and pig duo is outfitted with giant robot gear. With a bit of a throwback theme, the Angry Birds have been redesigned with a 1980s vibe. Step back in time as Autobirds join forces with Deceptihogs [...]
  • There are hundreds of different types of music instruments in the App Store. You can pretend to strum a guitar, tap out the beat on a virtual drum kit, and even recreate the sounds of the traditional Indian Shehnai. There are apps for synthesizers, keyboards, and samplers. You can record performances, connect multiple apps to [...]
  • If you have already pre-ordered or are considering pre-ordering an iPad Air 2, then now is the time to sell your older iPad model. Companies such as Gazelle and Next Worth are fighting over your used iPad and trade-in values are at an all time high! For example, Gazelle is offering an extra $20, opposed to Next Worth's additional $10, on any iPad traded in that has a value of $75 or more through October 31st. Even if you're on the fence about upgrading or selling your used model, you can lock-in a free quote now and take up to 30 days to make up your mind. This way you can take advantage of the current trade-in values that will decrease once the iPad Air 2 starts shipping later this week.

    Gazelle iPad Air

    Selling your old iPad is easy, just visit Gazelle.com and select the device you want to sell. Select one of the three options "Broken," "Good" or "Flawless" and receive your trade-in quote. If you're happy with the quote, click the "Get Paid" button to lock it in. Gazelle will send you a free USPS or FedEx shipping label and will quickly review your device once you ship it in. If your device matches the condition you specified Gazelle will pay you via Amazon gift card or through Pay Pal. If your device does not match the condition you specified Gazelle will issue you a new trade-in quote. You will then have 5 days to accept the new trade-in value or have your device returned to you free of charge.

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  • In the midst of the big news from Apple this week there was a smaller announcement which made me even more happy! CBS has long resisted joining popular services such as Netflix and Hulu+, which means you are at the mercy of their website to view some of the most popular content on television after [...]
  • With all of Apple’s big updates to the iPad Air, the company conspicuously left off a new feature that, if used correctly (or with evil intent, depending on the side you take) could make switching carriers as simple as changing your shoes. Apple added something called an “Apple SIM” to the new line of tablets. [...]
  • As you already know Apple (NYSE: AAPL) this week held its next-generation iPad keynote in Cupertino, California. During the event Tim Cook and his team unveiled the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 and 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display. The company also showcased some third-party editing apps on the new iPad Air to demonstrate what its new A8X hardware is capable of doing. In case you missed the event or needed a reminder, the first app was Pixelmator. The award-winning photo editor is currently available on the Mac Store for $29.99 and it will be available on the App Store for the iPad in a few weeks.

    Pixelmator

    The second app showcased at the keynote was Replay. This app allows users to easily turn their photos and videos into movies even if they don't know anything about editing. Replay is available now for free on the App Store. It requires iOS 7.1 or later and runs four times faster with Apple's A8X chip. The entire iPad event and app demonstrations are now available to watch on Apple.com.

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  • At yesterday’s media event, Apple announced a small, but awesome update to the iPad Air 2’s screen. The Retina display will be coated with an anti-reflective process that will make sun glare much less of an issue. Today, reports coming from the supply chain claim that the anti-reflective coating is causing yield rate issues that [...]
  • Apple announced the new iPad Air 2 yesterday and it is another large jump forward for tablet technology. It has all of the obvious improvements such as being thinner, more powerful, and having a better camera, none of which by themselves justify trading in your current iPad Air. The features which make this new product [...]
  • There has been talk for a few years now that Apple was planning on updating its iMac line to support a Retina display screen. Getting all of those pixels onto the oversized screen has got to be hard to do. After much speculation and rumors, Apple has finally made it official. As of today, you [...]
  • Both the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are now available for pre-order. Apple (NYSE:AAPL) fans can pre-order the new tablets through Apple.com, AT&T and Best Buy. Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile have not opened pre-orders at the time of this post. Walmart, Target and Amazon.com are also expected to start carrying the new iPads in the near future. Apple stated at its keynote on Thursday that the iPad Air 2 would start shipping “later next week".

    iPad Air 2

    Both the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are available in Gold, Silver and Space Gray. The iPad Air 2 starts at $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and the iPad mini 3 starts at $399. You can see a list of prices for all the avilable models below.

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  • Yesterday, Apple unveiled the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. The 9.7-inch tablet comes with a faster processor, barometer measuring motion coprocessor, and Touch ID. It is 18 percent thinner than its predecessor and now comes in gold. The iPad mini 3 only received one major update in that it also now features [...]
  • In 1988, Milton Bradley published a complex mystery game that requires players to find out who their masked partner is, get a message from them, and complete a secret spy mission. You can play Inkognito on your iPad with three artificial intelligent computer players so you don’t have to try to round up a party [...]
  • While Apple mainly focused on the iPad Air 2 at its keynote on Thursday, the iPad mini lineup did get a quick mention during the event. Not only was the third-generation iPad mini with Touch ID announced, but Apple fans also learned that the entire iPad mini family will stick around for at least another year. This is good news for bargain shoppers because the original iPad mini is now the most affordable tablet ever offered by Apple.

    iPad Air 2

    The original iPad mini will now be available starting at $249, which is $150 less than its original asking price. iOS fans looking for an affordable iPad Retina display option will be able to pick up the second-generation iPad mini for only $299, which is a $100 discount.

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  • Back in June, when Apple first demonstrated the power of OS X Yosemite, I was floored. Not only does the new desktop operating system look amazing, but it also has incredible connectivity with iOS. You can send and receive text messages (not just to iMessage contacts), make phone calls using your computer as a speakerphone, [...]
  • Apple today announced its second-generation iPad Air 2 and third-generation iPad mini 3 at its Town Hall Auditorium in Cupertino, California. While both devices are indeed impressive, Tim Cook and his team did not announce anything about the new tablets that wasn't already previously leaked. As expected, both the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 will ship with the same Touch ID fingerprint sensor found on the iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus. This will allow iPad users to unlock their devices without having to type in a password, and give them the ability to make easy online and in-app purchases when using Apple Pay, which launches this Monday along with iOS 8.1.

    iPad Air 2

    The most noteworthy feature of the iPad Air 2 is once again its design. Apple managed to make the new tablet 18 percent less thinner (6.1mm thin and 0.96lb) than its predecessor while creating the "fastest, most powerful iPad ever". The second-generation iPad Air is powered by a new A8x chip that delivers 40 percent faster CPU performance, and it is equipped with a 2048‐by‐1536 resolution (264 ppi) Retina display with new anti-reflective coating that reduces glare by 56 percent.

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  • Apple just unveiled its new line of ipad Air and iPad mini tablets. The big news is the small size. The tablet is now 18 percent thinner than the iPad Air at only 6.1mm. Watch out for “Bendgate” part two. The new mobile device has a few new features, nothing we didn’t already hear about [...]
  • 10/16/2014 7:00:16 PM
    Apple used to start off its events with a rundown of how many devices are sold, how many apps are downloaded, how much money developers make, and other such numbers. They’ve changed the way they do things, but for the most part, the information is the same, just spread out across the event. Here is [...]
  • Apple has announced the new iPad Air 2 and it comes with most of the expected bells and whistles. One of least surprising updates is a new camera, which essentially matches the same quality we have come to expect with the iPhone. The only downside? Get used to even more people holding up their iPads [...]
  • On Sept. 9, Apple announced its new mobile payment service, available on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus thanks to near field communication (NFC) technology built inside. At today’s media event, the company announced that Apple Pay will be available inside Passbook on Monday, Oct. 20. Apple Pay makes it possible for you to pay [...]
  • For the past few years, Apple has opened its virtual doors to anyone wishing to participate in one of its media events. No matter where you are or what you are doing, there is a way to see, in real time, what Apple is unveiling. This past September, Apple made some changes to the way [...]
  • Apple’s October media event is just a short time away. After a year of speculating on the next generation of iPad, we are finally going to know the truth. In addition to an update to the tablet line, there are rumors that Apple will refresh its desktop line and we may see a few more [...]
  • The latest report from App Annie is showing that Google Play users are downloading 60% more apps than iOS users are from the App Store. The bad news for Google is that those high download volumes aren’t necessarily turning into the same level of profit since iOS apps produce 60% more revenue than what the [...]
  • The next generation iPad Air will definitely debut tomorrow and, considering some premature iTunes uploads, quite possibly the iPad mini 3. According to one analyst, the iPad Air 2 supplies could be limited.

    iPad Air 2 supplies may be limited

    KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, in a note to investors obtained by AppleInsider, wrote that production issues will likely limit the initial supply. Specifically, there are yield rate issues concerning the anti-reflective display coating on the new tablet, meaning a larger than expected amount of screens produced are defective. He expects anywhere from 7 to 9 million units to ship for launch. By comparison, 12 million iPad Air units shipped when it launched last year.

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  • Just a short time ago, Apple updated the summary page of its iPad User Guide for iOS 8 in the iBooks store. In the process of making some changes, the team behind the update accidentally posted a clear and unmistakable image of what is being called the “iPad Air 2” and “iPad mini 3,” proving [...]
  • Apple is hopefully about to announce the next generation of iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display at its big media event. If you’ve already decided you are going to upgrade, you can soften the blow to your pocketbook by selling or trading in your old model. We’ve got a list of some of [...]
  • On Sept. 9, Apple CEO Tim Cook and U2 front man Bono, announced to the world that the music group’s new album, Songs of Innocence” would be given to every single iTunes account holder for free. In the somewhat vague instructions Cook recited, he noted that it is in your iTunes library and all you [...]
  • There was never any doubt that Apple planned to announce the iPad Air 2 tomorrow, but there was some uncertainty about the future of the iPad mini, until now. Apple has prematurely uploaded the iOS 8.1 iPad user guide to iTunes with details about the second-generation iPad Air and third-generation iPad mini.

    iPad Air 2 User Guide

    As you can see from the screenshot posted above, both the next-generation iPad Air and iPad mini will ship with Touch ID. The leak also shows that the iPad Air iSight camera will now feature Burst Mode, and that the new tablets will be named the "iPad Air 2" and "iPad mini 3," like we have always expected.

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  • All signs point to an unveiling of the iPad Air 2 at Apple’s media event tomorrow. We are hoping the new tablet will be on store shelves by Oct. 24. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, there may not be enough to go around. According to a research note supplied to Cult of Mac, [...]
  • One of the neatest ideas I remember reading about in the Harry Potter series of books was the idea that pictures moved. Interestingly, it took less than a decade to make that fiction a reality. Instead of newspapers with stationary black-and-white pictures on them, we can read the same news story on our iPad and [...]
  • Apple is set to announce the iPad Air 2 on October 16, and recent rumors are pointing to a October 24 launch for the new tablet. iPad owners who are planning to purchase the second-generation iPad Air should consider trading-in their older model now. Not only do trade-in prices drop after an official release, but NextWorth is currently offering an extra $10 for all iPad trade-ins when you use the promo code OCTIPAD10.

    iPad Cash

    Trading-in your iPad is simple. Just visit NextWorth.com and select the iPad model you want to sell. Answer a few simple questions to get your instant quote and hit "Sell it now" button to lock-in your trade-in value.

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  • 10/15/2014 3:14:13 PM
    Tomorrow is the big day. Around hear, we are betting that Apple will unveil a new model of iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. It’s practically a given. What’s less of a sure thing is when the new tablet line will be ready for purchase. According to unnamed sources speaking with Mac Rumors, [...]
  • I remember the first time I visited canva.com because their site is creative and they have clearly mastered the online experience. Now we get to see if they can master the mobile experience with a Canva app for iPad releasing today. What is Canva? It is a simple to use design program that enables you [...]
  • Several weeks ago, rumors emerged that a beefed up A8 processor, the A8X, would power the iPad Pro, a 12.9" Retina display tablet expected to debut sometime in early 2015. Now a leaked photo has surfaced of a purported logic board for the next generation iPad Air sporting an A8X, suggesting we may see the new chip sooner than expected.

    iPad Air 2 may have A8X chip

    The photo, which was leaked by Apple.club.tw on Monday, not only shows an A8X processor, but what appears to be a 2GB Elpida RAM module as well. There has been speculation about the RAM upgrade, as there have been rumors that the new tablet will have split-screen multitasking functionality, which would require some extra horsepower. We'll know soon enough, as Apple is expected to unveil the new iPad Air at a media event this Thursday, October 16th.

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