September 17, 2013 |
Thanks to an app update for the iPhone and the iPad, Apple TV users can now watch movies and TV shows offered on Amazon Instant Video. The Seattle-based online retailer has updated the Amazon Instant Video app to support AirPlay, a feature that makes it possible for users to beam content on their devices to their TV sets via the Apple TV digital receiver. It's a way to get around the fact that Amazon Instant Video is still not available as an app on Apple TV the way Netflix and HBO Go are. With the apps, users can simply click on Netflix or HBO Go channels on their Apple TV to watch videos.
October 22, 2013 |
The star of Apple's event was clearly the iPad Air. The tablet has a new look, but how different is it really compared to its predecessor, the fourth-generation iPad? Thanks to a lighter, thinner design, new and faster processing chip, and extra goodies Apple is throwing in, the new iPad Air is different enough that it will probably entice many to upgrade while fending off competition by Google, Samsung, Microsoft and others. PHOTOS: Apple announces new version of the iPad and iPad mini Here's how it breaks down: Price The iPad Air will go on sale Nov. 1 at the same price that the fourth-generation iPad was sold for. That means you can get a 16 GB Wi-Fi-only model for $499 or a 16 GB LTE model for $629.
October 27, 2013 |
British artist David Hockney is the focus of a major exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco that explores the past decade of his work. It's been an extremely busy decade for the 76-year-old artist, who is known for his paintings, drawings, prints and photography. Hockney spends much of his time at his second home in the Los Angeles area. The exhbition, called "A Bigger Picture," is massive, the museum's largest ever. It opened Saturday and runs through Jan. 20, 2014.
May 24, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - He was just a kid from the neighborhood who never had much. Mature for his age, the eldest of 11 children, Marcos Arenas always knew his blue-collar father was just scraping by. So the iPad was precious, a gift for his 15th birthday and the Christmas before that and all the other birthdays when he never got anything. For the natural athlete who sang in the school choir and wanted to be a Marine and maybe a pro boxer, it was the first really nice thing he ever owned. His father bought it at a pawn shop.
October 26, 2013 |
The Surface 2 is better than its predecessor in every way. But it's still not as good as the Apple iPad. Microsoft this week began selling the latest generation of the Surface, the tablet it launched late last year and then struggled to sell. The Surface 2 is smaller, has a better screen and improved performance compared with last year's model, the Surface RT. It even has a cheaper price tag of $449 than the Surface RT did last year when...
November 1, 2013 |
The 16-gigabyte iPad Air's listed price is $499, but there's no reason you should pay more than $479 for it. That's because Wal-Mart is selling the entry model of the iPad Air at a $20 discount, and that has prompted others to match Wal-Mart's price. Target and Staples have matched the discount, listing the device at $479 on their online stores. CHECK THIS OUT: Dell offers to fix laptops that smell like cat urine Meanwhile, Best Buy said they will sell the 16-GB iPad Air for $479, but users must first request that they price-match other retailers.