July 11, 2012 |
Google's just-released Google+ iPad app is slick but could use a bit more tweaking before you make it a regular hangout. At first glance, the user interface is well laid out and visually satisfying. Large photos display beautifully and boldly. Posts appear as large, photo-centric tiles that are easy to read and access, and the animation makes it appear that tiles are just floating into place. Unlike the iPhone app's black background, the one on the main page of the iPad app is a light whitish-gray.
January 4, 2014
Even the noblest of efforts - such as, say, the Los Angeles Unified School District's program to give each of its 600,000-plus students Apple iPads - can suffer under the weight of bungled management. Since the district rolled out its $1 billion program - funded by construction bond money, a sticking point with letter writers - reader reaction has ranged from skepticism at the beginning to downright hostility as more problems were reported. The Times' latest article on the program, which reported that other school districts pay far less than L.A. Unified for their laptops and tablets, sparked reader indignation again.
October 23, 2012 |
Apple is commencing its live stream for the company's event today in San Jose. The Cupertino-based company is widely expected to announce the iPad mini, a smaller version of its 9.7-inch iPad. The tech giant is broadcasting the event from its website as well as on Apple TV devices. The iPad mini, or perhaps the iPad air, is expected to have a 7.85-inch screen. It is also likely to be lighter, thinner and less expensive than its larger counterpart. Follow Apple's iPad mini announcement live here Besides the iPad mini, Apple is also expected to announce a handful of new computers.
October 24, 2012 |
I got my hands on Apple's newly unveiled iPad mini at the company's launch event Tuesday, and for those of you who can't wait for the Nov. 2 release, here are some initial thoughts. Like the iPhone 5, the first thing I noticed about the 7.9-inch tablet was how light it is. And, as Apple executives promised, it does fit comfortably in one hand. (One tech analyst who was also at the event told me he was able to slip the device, which is 7.9 inches tall by 5.3 inches wide, into his back pocket, though he worried about sitting down and breaking it.)
March 16, 2012 |
Apple's new iPad just landed at the L.A. Times and it is sleek, slender, fast and beautiful -- not much of a surprise, really. AT&T shipped over a 4G LTE version of the third-generation iPad, which also runs on AT&T's HSPA+ network, 3G network, old 2G Edge network and, of course, Wi-Fi. As you can see in the video above, we unboxed the new iPad immediately. The packaging, what's included with the iPad and even the iPad itself are nearly indistinguishable from the iPad 2 -- at least until you turn the new iPad on. The new iPad's 2,048 x 1,536-pixel resolution (up from the iPad 2 and the first-generation iPad's 1,024 x 768-pixel displays)
March 5, 2012 |
With Apple expected to announce the iPad 3 on Wednesday, we're on rumor patrol here at the Technology Blog. The latest buzz is that Apple will not raise prices for the highly anticipated tablet and will keep its current pricing structure for all iPad 3 models, according to 9to5Mac . “Even better, some countries with currencies doing better than the U.S. dollar should expect to see marginal drops in prices,” the blog said. That's good news for the hordes of shoppers expected to line up for the tablet once it's released and is in line with Apple's usual approach of keeping prices the same even as it updates popular products.
October 23, 2012 |
Apple unexpectedly introduced the fourth generation of its 9.7-inch iPad tablet Tuesday. The Cupertino-based tech company said the new generation will include the company's new Lightning dock connector as well as a new A6X processor chip. The new chip is twice as fast as the one in the third-generation iPad. Apple also said the new chip would deliver much better graphics performance. PHOTOS: Apple unveils iPad mini Additionally, the updated iPad will include an improved front-facing camera, which now shoots video in 720p HD. Apple said the Wi-Fi 16 GB iPad will still start at $499, while the cellular-connected version will also continue to start at $629.
April 16, 2012 |
By the end of April, the new iPad will be in 21 more countries, according to Apple. And billboards across America have finally shifted from touting iPad 2 to the new iPad just in time for the roll out -- everywhere else. Starting Friday, consumers in 12 countries including South Korea will be able to purchase the third-generation tablet. The other 11 are Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, St. Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela. A week later, that Retina display goes to Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand.
October 23, 2012 |
Today is the day Apple is expected to debut the iPad mini (or, possibly, iPad Air). We'll be live-tweeting the media event, which starts at 10 a.m. Pacific time, from the California Theatre in San Jose. The Tech Now blog will also publish posts as news happens, so check back with us to see what's new with the iPad and other company announcements. If you're wondering what to expect from Apple, tech blogger Sal Rodriguez has a roundup of iPad mini rumors from the last few months.
February 27, 2011 |
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