Amazon Kindle app for iOS updated with split view mode for iPad, other improvements

Amazon continues to improve its Kindle app for iOS devices, even if some of the new features added come a bit later than we would really want. In any case, the latest update brings the app to version 6.5 and adds a couple of new features and enhancements in the process.

The most important is the new split view mode for iPads, which allows Amazon Kindle users to resize the app to multi-task while reading without having to switch context. The new mode will enable you to stop reading and respond to a message, but without having to switch between apps.

Another interesting improvement …

Deal alert: iPad Pro 12.9” with 256 GB of storage at $320 off

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The iPad Pro 12.9” is definitely a monster — both in terms of size and price. With a screen so big that it wants you to start reconsidering replacing your laptop with this iOS device, it also costs just about as much as a MacBook Air, even more if you choose to add more space, 4G connectivity, the Apple Pencil or Smart Keyboard.

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Google Assistant now features native support for the Apple iPad

Thanks to an update to the Google Assistant for iOS app, the digital assistant now supports the Apple iPad. The UI is the same as the one found when Google Assistant is downloaded on an iPhone, but is designed to cover the the entire 7.9-inch to 12.9-inch screens that adorn different iPad models. Keep in mind that Apple will only allow a third-party assistant like Google Assistant, Cortana and Alexa to work when the app is open. Of course, the iPad comes equipped with Apple’s own Siri as its default assistant.

With Google Assistant, users can get the weather, news, sports scores, stock prices, …

New Apple iPad models appear in regulatory filings suggesting two new tablets are incoming?

Two new Apple iPad models, “A1893” and “A1954,” were approved by the Eurasian Economic Commission. The regulatory agency has oversight in countries like Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. The two model numbers do not correspond with any previously released iPad tablet. Top Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo of KGI Securities said last year that the 2018 Apple iPad Pro will resemble the Apple iPhone X thanks to the inclusion of an edge-to-edge screen, the TrueDepth Camera, and Face ID. And yes, that means that the new iPad Pro units will feature the infamous “notch.”

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Deal: Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pro (512GB, Wi-Fi only) is on sale for $150 off at Best Buy

Best Buy is running a sale on some of Apple’s products as part of its President’s Day promotion that ends on Monday at 11:59 pm CT. However, according to the US retailer, some offers will be extended beyond the deadline mentioned, though we don’t know which ones.

One of the discounted Apple products, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro (512GB, Wi-Fi only) tablet can be had for less than $1,000, its usual price. Even though the discount isn’t that high, you’ll still be able to save $150 if you buy the slate by the end of the sale period.

It’s worth mentioning that all four color variants are on …

iPads 2018 buying guide: choose the best iPad for you

Since Apple’s restructuring, which began back in 1997, the company’s product philosophy has been this — make only one product per category, but do it right. Since then, however, Apple’s portfolio has been growing. Slowly, sure, but steadily. So, while back in iPhone 4s days, we only had the choice between a white iPhone and a black iPhone, nowadays, we have plenty of phones, tablets, and computers to pick from. From super-compact, to gargantuan sizes, from less-powerful to bleeding-edge-of-hardware levels.

So, while back in the day we had a choice between “that new iPad or the one …

Cortana comes to the Apple iPad with an optimized UI that fits the larger screen sizes

Not every iOS user is in love with Siri. Some have installed other virtual assistants including Google Assistant, Alexa and Cortana. Speaking of the latter, Cortana for iOS has been updated and now offers Apple iPad users a design made “exclusively” for Apple’s line of tablets. The UI matches the look of the Apple iPhone version of the app, but is made to fit the 7.9-inch to 12.9-inch displays that come with the iOS powered slates.

In addition, the changelist for the app points out that Cortana now opens 20% faster. That means you won’t have to wait long to have your inquiry answered, or …

Chinese national living in U.S. pleads guilty to selling $1.1 million of fake iPhone and iPad units

Jianhua “Jeff” Li, a 43-year old Chinese national who was living in the U.S. on a student visa, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey over charges related to a criminal operation. The illegal scheme sold $1.1 million of fake Apple iPhone and iPad devices in the states. Li admitted to one count of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods and labels, and to smuggle goods into the United States, and to one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods. He will be sentenced on May 30th.

Li and his associates smuggled 40,000 electronic devices and accessories into the U.S. …

2018 Apple iPad Pro could resemble the iPhone X

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said back in October that the TrueDepth Camera and Face ID will be coming to the Apple iPad Pro in 2018. That was followed the next month by talk that Apple plans on redesigning the iPad Pro to give it an edge-to-edge display with thinner bezels, similar to the look of the Apple iPhone X. We assume that this would also mean that the infamous “notch” would also become part of the iPad Pro.

As it turns out, some code discovered in the just released iOS 11.3 beta makes a reference to an unreleased “modern iPad.” Now without the proper context, this means …

Deal: Save $100 on the iPad Pro 10.5-inch (Wi-Fi only)

If you recently wanted to buy an Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch, but found it to be too expensive, we have good news. Best Buy currently allows customers to save $100 on the 256 GB and 512 GB variants of the Wi-Fi-only iPad Pro 10.5, or $50 on the 64 GB model.
Here are the current prices that Best Buy is asking for the iPad Pro 10.5 Wi-Fi:
Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch 512 GB: $899.99 (instead of $999.99)Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch 256 GB: $699.99 (instead of $799.99)Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch 64 GB: $599.99 (instead of $649.99)
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