Have a broken Apple iPad 4? Apple will replace it with an iPad Air 2

The Apple iPad 4 was launched back in 2012. It was the first of Apple’s iOS powered slabs to employ the company’s proprietary Lightning port. At the time, it also was a major improvement with double the processing and graphics power compared to the previous model. With inventories of the iPad 4 basically non-existent, Apple doesn’t have any more units lying around to replace any busted models.

But don’t fret. If you qualify for a replacement slab, Apple will be more than happy to send you 2014’s Apple iPad Air 2 instead. An internal memo from Apple that was leaked reads, “Starting March …


How to watch the 2017 NBA Playoffs on your iPhone, iPad or Android device

The 2017 NBA regular season has come to an end and it was quite the roller-coaster for a few teams struggling to make it in the playoffs. There was even a surprise shuffle at the top in the East with the Celtics taking over the first spot after the Cavs struggled in the last few games. It’s all over now, though, and the 8 best teams from the East and the 8 best from the West are now known and ready for an even tougher challenge: the 2017 NBA Playoffs.
But how can you watch the 2017 NBA Playoffs on your iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Google …

Apple Beta Software Program members can now install iOS 10.3.2 Beta 2 on their iPhone or iPad

Members of the Apple Beta Software Program are now being allowed to download and install iOS 10.3.2 Beta 2, one day after Apple pushed out the update to iOS developers. The update, which weighs in at 129MB, includes a fix allowing third party virtual private network (VPN) apps to work without a hitch. In addition, the new SiriKit car commands are now working, and some bugs have been exterminated.

If you are a member of the Beta Software Program, keep in mind that by default, Apple will be collecting diagnostic and usage data from members. That said, you can easily opt out by going to Settings …

How "new" is the new Apple iPad, exactly? iFixit dismantled it and confirmed the obvious

Apple’s new $329 iPad got lots of people suspicious as it looks and feels exactly like the iPad Air, a late 2013 tablet. And with a spec sheet based on Apple’s late 2015 A9 chip, it was clear that the new iPad is a mix of various degrees of old – the old, the really old, and possibly “old with improvements.” iFixit’s teardown confirms that this is the iPad Air with a chip swap, Touch ID, a brighter display and no lock switch. There are subtler differences – shrunken microphone slots and a single row of speaker holes, in particular, but that’s it.

iFixit even took …

New ads for the Apple iPad Pro are released

Apple has released some new television ads for the Apple iPad Pro that continue to use the same format as its most recent spots for the tablet. For example, one ad shows a tweet that reads, “Laptap died halfway through the flight…#sigh #longnightahead. But as Mr. Voice Over announcer tells us, the battery on the iPad Pro stays charged all day making traveling a lot less painful.

The next spot features a tweet that states, “My laptop weighs five million tons.” While a bit of an exaggeration, Apple says that the iPad Pro weighs about one pound. But Apple is being tricky here, because only …

Google Calendar makes a debut on iPad: tablet format, goal setting and more

Google Calendar has now arrived to the iPad.
One of the most powerful productivity apps out there, Google Calendar’s version for the iPad features a well-tailored interface with proper visualization for the larger screen format.
Google Calendar allows you to easily find and book a room for your meetings, as well as set a goal and have the calendar find free spots in your schedule to help you achieve that goal.
Google’s Calendar also features intelligent text recognition features, so that you …

Report: U.S. and U.K. electronics ban partially blamed on plot to use a fake Apple iPad as a bomb

According to a report published today, the recently announced U.S. electronics ban on incoming flights from eight countries (Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates) was partially related to a uncovered plot to bring down a plane using a bomb. The explosives were to be hidden inside a fake Apple iPad. Authorities said the ban, and a similar one announced for the U.K., were the result of more than one planned incident. The U.K. is banning electronics on planes arriving into the region from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Turkey.

The …

Hearthstone, tremble! The Elder Scrolls: Legends is out on the iPad, hitting Android soon


The Elder Scrolls is one of role-playing’s most beloved franchises, but it took a long while for a TES game to hit mobile devices. It’s finally happened – The Elder Scrolls: Legends is out worldwide on the iPad, free to play and compatible with all iOS 10-running tablets. It’s a hefty download at 1.19GB, though.

Legends is a card game that launched on PC earlier this month to positive reviews, and it’s also coming to Android tablets in April. A version for Android smartphones will be released later in the summer, and hopefully, Bethesda will make it run on iPhones as well

Legends …

Is Apple giving up on tablets, or is the new iPad a smart business move at $330? (poll results)

As you an see from the chart above, the tablet market is far from its heydays, and its growth is expected to stall for the sake of laptops, which are projected to grow in shipments. Apple just shifted its tablet strategy this week with the introduction of a new 9.7″ iPad, whose price starts at just $329, compared to $499 before. Most of our survey respondents below think that this is a smart business move, given that the hardware components inside have fallen in price since the days of the Air 2, and Apple’s app and services business is growing leaps and bounds, too. …

The new iPad and the Galaxy Tab S3 go on sale today, are you picking one?

Apple’s regular tablet line was getting a bit long in the tooth, as the last non-Pro iPad, the Air 2, came as far back as October 2014. While it has certainly become clear by now that people don’t upgrade their tablets as often as their phones, two and a half years is a reasonable pause before the next iteration. 

Surely enough, Apple just got to the airwaves this week to announce a new and improved 9.7″ iPad, but even without a “one more thing” uttered on stage, this one took us for a surprise anyway. Priced to move at $329 for the base version, the new iPad comes in silver, …