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 …


PSA: T-Mobile allows college students, teachers to save $60 on phones (including Galaxy S8) and iPads

If you’re a US college student and you need a new smartphone or tablet, you may want to know that T-Mobile currently allows you to save $60 on select devices, including some high-end models. This also applies to US college staff, as well as K-12 (primary and secondary education) staff. 
Dubbed Campus Exclusive, T-Mobile’s $60 off deal requires a new line and a qualifying plan (while excluding postpaid devices, as well as devices costing less than $240). This is a call-in offer only, meaning it’s not available online or in stores. T-Mobile has full details on this …

Apple confirms 65% of iPhones and iPads run iOS 11, less than 30% are still on iOS 10

Google releases monthly updates concerning the distribution of various Android versions, but Apple doesn’t have to do that. From time to time, the US giant releases statistics that offer us a look at the iOS distribution at a macro level.

Today, Apple published statistics about the iOS 11 adoption, as well as how the previous versions of the operating system performed in comparison. It’s true that fragmentation exists in the world of Apple as well, but not at the same level as Google’s Android.

But let’s not compare apples and oranges, and get straight to the point. According to Apple, …

Best Buy debuts 3-day Apple Event with discounts on iPhones and iPads

Best Buy is now running a promotion on some Apple products that will end on Saturday, December 9 at 11:59 pm CT. Customers can buy iPads, iPhones and even Macs at lower prices than usual.

More importantly, the newest iPhone and iPad models are on sale as well, even if the discounts aren’t that big. You can find below some of the most important deals you can take advantage until Saturday night:

Trade up to iPhone X: get up to a $250 Best Buy gift card with trade-in of select iPhone devices and qualified activation;Save up to $200 on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus …

Here's what iPhones and iPads are compatible with Apple's augmented reality ARKit framework

iOS 11-bundled ARKit is out and neat augmented reality apps are already available for users to download and freely use on their iOS 11-powered devices.

A virtual ruler? Check! An interactive furniture designer? Sure thing! An augmented car showroom? You bet!

An AR-powered human atlas that allows you to explore livers, digestive organs, and lungs from the inside? Ugh… yeah, sure….
The potential benefits and uses of AR are huge and quite possibly the next big mobile software trend that’s …

These are the iPhones and iPads that will be updated to iOS 11 on release date

Apple unveiled the September 19th release date for iOS 11 yesterday, and, as you can imagine, while the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X will ship with it out of the box, the rest of the iPhone and iPad gang will have to get it over the ether. As usual, there are some winners and losers, meaning that really old iPhones and Apple tablets won’t get any of the iOS 11 goods, as you can see in Apple’s helpful list above. 
Anything iPhone 5 and below, or the OG iPad mini, won’t be updated to any of the new features, but if you are rocking these dinosaurs, it’s …

iOS 11 Public Beta 2 rolling out to iPhones and iPads now

Three days after releasing the Developer Preview Beta 3 for iOS 11, Apple has now started rolling out Public Beta 2 to all enrolled devices. There is nothing major in the new update, just minor tweaks and fixes. Some users are reporting an improvement in battery life, while others are claiming that it’s “still bad” for them.

Yeah, basically, it’s a beta and it’s not the best idea to have it installed on your daily driver. But if you are feeling a bit daredevilish and can’t wait to test out the cool new control center, the file manager, and all the other nifty features …

Rome: Total War – Alexander standalone expansion coming to iPads this summer

Those of you who are into real-time strategy games and own an iPad might have probably heard about SEGA’s Total War franchise. The highly-acclaimed series made its way to iOS a while ago, but if you want more, you’ll be pleased to know that developer Feral Interactive has another title in the pipeline.

The studio has just announced plans to launch yet another standalone expansion for Rome: Total War. The game will be released on iPads sometime this summer, and it will be called “Alexander.”

Rome: Total War – Alexander would be the second standalone expansion …

Pioneer pioneered a Lightning-powered portable speaker for iPhones and iPads

Pioneer is launching a new accessory for iPhones and iPads called Rayz Rally. It is the first Lightning-powered portable speaker on the market, and it is intended to serve mainly as an easy-to-use, pocket-size conference call system.

Now, when we say that the Pioneer Rayz Rally is powered by Apple’s Lightning interface, we mean that literally. Instead of having its own battery, the speaker draws power from the device it is connected to, so the user doesn’t have to worry about keeping the accessory charged. Of course, this also means that it will shorten your iPhone’s …

What to expect from Apple WWDC 2017: iOS 11, watchOS 4, new iPads, Apple's smart home speaker

Time really does fly — as if we just welcomed 2017 a few days ago, and lo and behold, the time is already nigh for Apple’s first major keynote event for 2017. 
As most iOS users and Apple fans are aware, the special event we are talking about is none other than WWDC ’17, the annual developer summit that usually marks the official announcement of the next version of iOS, often gives us a sneak peek at new hardware products in Cupertino’s pipeline, and always sparks lots of interest for users and media outlets alike.
This year’s …