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July 11, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
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.
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OPINION
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.
BUSINESS
October 23, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
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.
BUSINESS
March 16, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
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)
BUSINESS
March 5, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
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.
BUSINESS
October 23, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
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.
BUSINESS
April 16, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
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.
BUSINESS
October 23, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
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.
NEWS
February 27, 2011 | By Judi Dash, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Accessory Workshop’s tyPad Bluetooth Enabled Keyboard Case ($99.99) is a folding, leatherette iPad case with a built-in, Bluetooth-enabled wireless keyboard. The case, which also functions as an iPad stand, offers a compact alternative to the iPad’s touch screen. It includes a rechargeable lithium battery and a USB port connector and cable for charging the device. Info: tyPad , (888) 691-3047
BUSINESS
March 20, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Apple's new iPad is the hottest gadget on the market right now -- selling hot and possibly running hot too. According to a test, the third-generation iPad can reportedly run as much as 18% hotter than the iPad 2. Consumer Reports said on Tuesday that it planned some tests of its own to figure out what's going on. "We're doing some scientific analysis with thermal imaging," Consumer Reports spokesman James McQueen told Bloomberg. "We're also going to check with our health experts, to see whether it's an injury risk.
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