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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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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
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Tom Hanks’ free iPad typewriter app hits no.1 on App Store

Remember that classic scene in the film Big — the film that really launched Tom Hanks' big-screen career — in which he plays Chopsticks by dancing on the giant piano keys? Well, now keys of another kind have also proved a big success for the Oscar-winning actor. His manual typewriter simulator app for the iPad — called…

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Stuart O'ConnorTom Hanks’ free iPad typewriter app hits no.1 on App Store
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Perhaps this is why they make you switch your devices off when going on a plane?

Terrifying news from the New York Post, where it has emerged that a passenger plane dropped 5000 feet without anyone realising - because the pilot was distracted by her iPad. The Boeing 777 flight, which was flying from Mumbai to Brussels apparently dropped from the 34,000ft it had been assigned. Luckily air traffic control spotted…

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James O'MalleyPerhaps this is why they make you switch your devices off when going on a plane?
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New iPads area already being cranked out in China

An Apple rumour du jour. Today we're hearing that Apple has already began production of new iPads in its factories. According to Bloomberg, the new iPads - which we're expecting to be announced in October - will come in both 9.7" and 7.9" variations, same as the iPad Mini. So this is probably going to…

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James O'MalleyNew iPads area already being cranked out in China
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Paul McCartney re-releases five albums as iPad apps

Sir Paul McCartney has somehow never managed to loses his cool – or his financial touch. This week, a "selfie" of Macca sitting on a bench with billionaire Warren Buffett that was taken by a 16-year-old in Omaha, Nebraska, went viral. Now the coolest surviving Beatle has announced that five of his classic albums – Band…

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Stuart O'ConnorPaul McCartney re-releases five albums as iPad apps