The iOS App Store is a wonderful thing. So many apps to choose from for virtually every conceivable use. However, as there are now just so many applications in there discoverability can sometimes be a challenge. Case in point, Mark has often lamented about the inability to crop photos in iOS to specific dimensions. He was not alone in this search as I have heard other users complain about this apparent lack of the seemingly most basic ability.
Microsoft have finally shown us the much vaunted Office for iPad in their. Microsoft is using a “freemium” model for Office for iPad. The base suite, which includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint, is free. Users who don’t add an Office 365 subscription to the offering still can do some basic tasks. But to do more advanced tasks, users will need an Office 365 subscription.
Apple on Tuesday announced plans to introduce a new fourth-generation iPad model with 128GB of storage, twice the capacity of its previous high end model. The new version goes on sale Feburary 5, 2013 for $799 for Wi-Fi only and $929 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
Besides the additional storage capacity, the iPad is a standard fourth-generation model. It comes equipped with a 9.7-inch “Retina” display with 2048×1536 pixel resolution. Under the hood is Apple’s A6X dual-core microprocessor, with quad-core graphics. The iPad comes with front and rear-facing cameras and a Lightning connector.
Pricing & Availability
The new 128GB versions of the fourth generation iPad will be available starting Tuesday, February 5, in black or white, for a suggested retail price of $799 (US) for the iPad with Wi-Fi model and $929 (US) for the iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular model. All versions of the 128GB iPad will be sold through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.
The 128GB model will be available for $100 more than the 64GB model, which will remain in production.
An interesting read here from a Times columnist about moving into a post pc future and just how well the iPad copes with being a content creation tool. I personally fall into the consumption role and not using the iPad no where near as much as should for blogging, ideas etc.
For those not familiar with the goings on, a UK judge ruled that Samsung couldn’t of copied Apple’s iPad design citing “Samsung aren’t cool” Samsung win the case due to ” real commercial harm,” Apple are now forced to run notices in the Financial Times, the Daily Mail, Guardian Mobile magazine, and T3.
Here’s a random news item that’s hit our in-boxes today. Orangutans at a Florida zoo are using iPads to communicate with their keepers. Staff at Jungle Island Zoo in Miami could eventually use the tablets to tell them what they want to eat.
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 might is probably main contender to the smartphone crowd given the dearth of Android handsets. Granted in our experience “normal” users seem to prefer the more diminutive size of the Galaxy S2, yet there is the same old problem, what’s the best phone tariff to get with your Galaxy s3 phone. We’ve taken a look at all the UK mobile providers and come up with a handy comparison chart so you get the best tariff out there.
It’s not just all things Apple that inspires an article here at EssentialMac. At the moment the tech community is a buzz with anticipation and excitement of the upcoming release of the Samsung Galaxy S3. The Galaxy s3 looks a mighty fine handset with some unique features like it knowing when you are looking at it. Here’s a look at some of the features and a video from a huge unboxing event at Earls Court, London..
Recently in the podcast I had a good old rant about the lack of proper information when people simply state the new iPad is a data chewer. In the UK we won’t be getting anything like LTE (4g) internet at least until the latter end of 2013.
With that in mind we’ve gone through some of the most popular mobile providers in the uk to compare their data tarrifs to help you understand the deals out there.
I might have lifted that comment from a profilic iPad jailbreaker @chpwn which is odd as we barely cover anything jailbreakesq but it’s true. It’s made even more so by the fact that the people over at Wired.com have put the “overheating” iPad 3 in perspective amongst several other tech sites.
So in the wake of all these claims that the new iPad will burn your childern and act as a “Penis Iron” I decided to do some very unscientific journalism. My first stop was Google where I did a very quick search to ask “What temperature does skin starts to burn at.”
We have reliable sources that those looking to pick up a reduced price iPad2 can do so from tomorrow from the UK retailing giant, Tesco. Prices have been slashed by £70 and you can bet that stocks are going to fly out.
We covered the bandwidth sucking giant of streaming gaming that is OnLive a little while ago, leaving us subtly impressed with their gaming service. Now they bring OnLive Desktop to the your iPad.