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March 7, 2012 | By David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
It's a sunny day in San Francisco, with only a few minor earthquakes in Northern California serving as a prelude to Apple's much-anticipated product unveiling Wednesday.  Apple is no doubt hoping to shake the Earth itself with what most people believe is going to be a new iPad.  That could be the iPad 3, the iPad HD, the iPad 4G or some other clever name, but we think it's likely to be faster, have a much-improved display, and probably connect...
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March 10, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple on Monday released iOS 7.1, an update for the iPhone and iPad operating system that includes a few new features and bug fixes. Chief among the additions is CarPlay, Apple's car infotainment system that was announced last week . IPhone 5s, 5c and 5 owners who own cars that support CarPlay will be able to use the feature. The update, which includes a few aesthetic changes to the interface, also fixes a bug that has come to be known as the " black/white screen of death . " That bug caused a few Apple iOS devices to randomly crash and restart.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
News Corp.'s the Daily will expire on Dec. 15, the company announced Monday. The tablet -only periodical was the first of its kind, a newspaper that was published for the iPad alone initially. After its first year, it branched out, expanding to the Kindle Fire and other Android devices. Rupert Murdoch launched the Daily with much fanfare in February 2011. Its executive editor, Jesse Angelo, will become publisher of the New York Post, another News Corp. property. News Corp.
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February 14, 2014 | By Stephen Ceasar
A new bill introduced Friday would prohibit California school districts from using voter-approved construction bonds for non-facility related items  -- a move spurred by the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1-billion plan to purchase iPads for every student, teacher and administrator. L.A. Unified's iPad project, launched last year, is funded with one-time, school construction bonds paid back over about 25 years.  The plan, which includes network upgrades at schools, is expected to consume all the technology funds available though the bonds.
BUSINESS
September 17, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
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.
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October 22, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
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.
BUSINESS
January 28, 2010
IPad cheat sheet Price: $499 to $829 Data storage: 16-gigabyte, 32Gb or 64Gb Availability: First models due out in late March; 3G-networked models a month later Dimensions: One-half-inch thick with a 9.7-inch touch screen (about the size of a hardcover book) Features: Download and read books, watch television shows and movies, play games, prepare slide shows and presentations
BUSINESS
November 21, 2010
Apple iPad Price: $499 Wi-Fi, $629 3G Size: 9.5 by 7.5 inches with a 9.7-inch (diagonal) screen Battery life: 10 hours Weight: 1.5 pounds Processor speed: 1 GHz Disk capacity: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB Operating system: iOS Number of apps: 250,000-plus Camera? No Internet connection: Wi-Fi-only and 3G models Touch-screen rating: 4 out of 5. Sensitive, bright. Resolution could be better. Overall: Thumbs up Impression: The iPad is still the Cadillac of tablet computers, with its large screen, fast processor and elegant design.
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March 7, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, This story has been updated. See note below for details.
Apple's new iPad has a higher resolution screen, better graphics processor, an iPhone-4-quality rear camera and (in some models) 4G LTE capability. It's also slightly thicker and slightly heavier. But the difference in heft between the iPad 2 and the new iPad (no, it's not called iPad 3 or iPad HD) will likely be negligible to most. The Wi-Fi-only version of the new iPad is 0.37 inches (9.4 millimeters) thick and weighs 1.44 pounds (652 grams). The Wi-Fi-only version of the iPad 2 is 0.34 inches (8.8 millimeters)
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October 23, 2012 | From Times staff
Apple introduced a smaller version of its iPad tablet computer today at a media event in San Jose. The new tablet, called the iPad mini, has a 7.9-inch screen, as compared with the 9.7-inch iPad introduced in 2010. The tablet's starting price will be $499. The new iPad would compete with Amazon.com's Kindle Fire HD and Google's Nexus 7, both of which have 7-inch screens. Apple's smaller tablet has been widely anticipated and could help the Cupertino technology giant extend its lead in tablet computers.
BUSINESS
February 13, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
A series of notable Apple rumors have hit the Web this week, including reports that say a new Apple TV could be unveiled soon and images that may or may not show the next version of the iPhone. Apple TV Apple is working on a new version of its Apple TV set-top box that could be unveiled as early as April and is expected to be released in time for the holiday shopping season, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Citing unnamed sources, the report said the new Apple TV will use a faster processor than its predecessor and come with an "upgraded" interface.
BUSINESS
February 7, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - Want to engrave a few words in Chinese on your new iPad? No problem - Apple offers consumers in mainland China free personalization. Just don't get too political. Say you type in the Dalai Lama's name in Chinese characters into Apple's online store engraving service. You'll receive a yellow pop-up box saying, "The engraved text is not suitable. " Other phrases that return the same error notice include "Tibet independence," "Xinjiang independence" and "Taiwan independence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2014 | By Howard Blume
Critics of a $1-billion school computer project in Los Angeles have launched an increasingly popular Facebook page asserting that the money should be spent instead on campus repairs. The page, called “Repairs Not IPads,” was started anonymously but has been supplied with ample comments and pictures by school staff. The images include missing ceiling tiles, broken sinks and water fountains, ant invasions, dead roaches and rat droppings. The creators describe the page as, “a place for teachers & the community to document neglected school repairs while construction bond $$ is diverted to purchase iPads.” Overall, many teachers have supported the technology program in the L.A. Unified School District, while many others have expressed concerns.
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February 6, 2014 | By Howard Blume
Los Angeles school officials have failed for now in their efforts to get full access to a digital curriculum that the school system purchased in June. The curriculum, developed by Pearson for use on district iPads, is off-limits because Pearson is likely to bid on a separate contract with the L.A. Unified School District, and district rules limit contact between a bidder and the district. Some of the curriculum is available for use on the devices, but officials have wanted to see all of it. The issue came up at a Thursday meeting of the district's technology committee, headed by school board member Monica Ratliff.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery for some. But not for FiftyThree, the maker of a popular app called Paper. The startup is spitting mad that Facebook on Monday rolled out a new app also called Paper. Facebook should get, well, more creative with the name of its new mobile news app, Georg Petschnigg, chief executive and co-founder of FiftyThree, said in an interview. His company's iPad app is all about the human need to create, he said. The drawing app lets tens of millions of people share their ideas all over the Web -- and on Facebook.
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January 30, 2014 | By Howard Blume
The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay substantially less for thousands of iPads under the latest deal with Apple. The cost of the tablets that will be used on new state tests will be $200 less per device, although the computers won't include curriculum. The revised price will be $504, which compares to $699 for the iPads with curriculum. With taxes and other fees, the full cost of the more fully equipped devices rises to $768. The iPads are part of a $1-billion effort to provide a computer to every student, teacher and  administrator in the nation's second-largest school system.
BUSINESS
October 27, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2014 | By Howard Blume
The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay substantially less for thousands of iPads under the latest deal with Apple. The cost of the tablets that will be used on new state tests will be about $200 less per device, although the computers won't include curriculum. The revised price will be $504, compared to $699 for the iPads with curriculum. With taxes and other fees, the full cost of the more fully equipped devices rises to $768. The iPads are part of a $1-billion effort to provide a computer to every student, teacher and administrator in the nation's second-largest school system.
BUSINESS
January 30, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple has applied for a patent that describes a method the Cupertino company could use to improve the accuracy of the touchscreen on its iPad and iPhone devices. The patent, which was published Thursday, is called " Gesture and Touch Input Detection Through Force Sensing . " The system described in the patent would incorporate the use of forces sensors that could be located within the frame of the iPad, commonly referred to as the bezel. The bezel's force sensors would be capable of detecting how much pressures users put on the touchscreen of their device with their fingers.
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