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Is Apple Finally Getting Rid of the Glare?

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is preparing to release a non-reflective iPad. Output of the larger iPad may be restricted by manufacturing complications related to the use of a new anti-reflection coating, which Apple plans to add to the device to make the display easier to read, said one of the people. Apple’s embrace of […]

Will Apple Allow Headphones to Use Lightning Ports? What’s the Point?

Apple has reportedly introduced specifications for headphones that use a lightning connector; that’s the one you plug into your iOS device to sync and charge it. According to 9to5Mac: Apple will allow two configurations for the headphones. Standard Lightning Headphones are described by Apple as using minimum components when paired with a digital-to-analog converter supported […]

Apple Stealthily Releases iPad Mini with Retina Display

Apple has quietly released the iPad mini with retina display, making it available on its online stores in a number of countries. I have not yet heard of it being on sale in Apple retail stores; it’s possible that it will be available in very limited quantities. It is thought that Apple is proceeding with […]

The iPad mini is a Book; the iPad Air is a Magazine

I wrote about my first impressions of the iPad Air yesterday, and posted that article about two hours after I got the Air. Later, I posted an update, saying: “Aside from the use of the iPad as a content creation device, which is not my use case, it seems to me that the full-sized iPad […]

iWant: Dvorak Keyboard Layout on iOS Devices

I use a Dvorak keyboard layout on my computers; you know, the one that has a more logical layout than QWERTY. I’ve been using it since I became a freelancer in 1996: at that time, I realized that I needed to learn to touch-type, and did some research about keyboard layouts. But when I use […]

iPad Air: First Impressions

I recently wrote about my hesitation as to whether I would buy an iPad Air or an iPad mini with retina display. Since I had gotten an iPad mini, I was convinced that the smaller form factor was the future of the iPad. Part of that reason was the weight; the previous full-sized iPad was […]

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