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Is it worth upgrading to the iPad Mini 3?

Last night Apple announced then ew iPad Mini 3 - an upgrade to last year's iPad Mini 2 (or "iPad Mini with retina" to give it the proper title) and it left many commentators scratching their heads. Sure, it looks very shiny but... its awfully similar to last year isn't it? The differences are few…

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James O'MalleyIs it worth upgrading to the iPad Mini 3?
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The differences between the iPad Air and the iPad Air 2

If you've got an iPad Air, then you're probably looking at the iPad Air 2 and wondering "should I upgrade?". It's a good question - and here's the stats to help you decide. How it feels First off, how does it feel to hold? As Tim Cook boasted, the Air 2 is even thinner than…

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James O'MalleyThe differences between the iPad Air and the iPad Air 2
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Apple unveils iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and iMac retina display

Just over a month ago (on September 9, to be exact) Apple launched two new models of its somewhat popular flagship smartphone, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus – along with a wearable, the Apple Watch. Today, at a special event at its Cupertino headquarters in California, Apple has unveiled two new…

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Stuart O'ConnorApple unveils iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and iMac retina display
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What will Apple be announcing tonight?

October 16th is the date for your calendar. Apple is holding another press event and looks set to announce... well... what exactly? Here's what we think might be announced on the night. New iPads? Likelihood: Dead cert. Last month we saw the iPhone get its annual update - will Thursday…

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James O'MalleyWhat will Apple be announcing tonight?
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The iPad as a Point of Sale Terminal

It sound an implausible design: putting up a consumer-level tablet as a replacement for specially designed hardware and software. When you think about it, though, it makes a lot of sense. Suppliers such as Shopify make it simple to source hardware solutions to use with this particular point of sale solution. As retail businesses, having…

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The Skep-Tech: Why Apple WON’T make iPads that run Mac OS, and why it would be INSANE to do so

I've been holding off talking about this, because it sounds insane - but the din in the tech scene won't go away because it is largely a massive echo-chamber. Everyone is reporting 'rumours' that Apple is planning an iPad (possibly a 12" iPad) that runs Mac OS. Now, perhaps I'll look back on this post…

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James O'MalleyThe Skep-Tech: Why Apple WON’T make iPads that run Mac OS, and why it would be INSANE to do so
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Another 8 great tips and tricks for iOS 8 users

Yesterday we published eight great tips, tricks and secrets to help you master the new features of iOS 8. And wouldn't you know it, we've managed to dig up another eight for you today ... How to mark all messages as read Isn't it annoying when you have a bunch…

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Stuart O'ConnorAnother 8 great tips and tricks for iOS 8 users
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Adobe announces new mobile apps as part of its “Creative Cloud”

Adobe is getting serious about mobile and has today announced plans for a tonne of new mobile apps that will work with its "Creative Cloud" products - like Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere. Here's what's new: Photoshop Sketch (sounds like a drawing app) Photoshop Mix (mobile compositing of images) Lightroom Mobile (a mobile version of the…

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James O'MalleyAdobe announces new mobile apps as part of its “Creative Cloud”
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8 great tips and tricks every iOS 8 user should know

While iOS 7 was mainly concerned with cosmetic upgrades, the new iOS 8 is all about what goes on behind the scenes. Whether you're already up and running with iOS 8, thinking about buying yourself an iPhone 6 or just wondering whether to download iOS 8 for an existing device, here's a selection…

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Stuart O'Connor8 great tips and tricks every iOS 8 user should know
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Next iPads almost certainly getting TouchID

It seems almost certain that the next generation of iPads will feature fingerprint-sensing TouchID technology - the same we've seen in the iPhone 5S and 6. Cult of Mac is reporting that developer Hamza Sood has done some digging into Apple's release of iOS 8.1 and has found strings of text contained hidden within that…

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James O'MalleyNext iPads almost certainly getting TouchID