Lots of sites are looking back at 2012 to review the year gone by, but while there is no doubt it’s been a pretty exciting year, I thought I’d start with a look at the year to come and make a few arm waving predictions about what we might see. Well, a few arm waving predictions and a good number of pretty sure bets as well.
You’ve seen the Apple commercials where kids FaceTime with their grandparents. Heck I FaceTime with my two-year-old nephew and it’s awesome. Apple makes it seem like FaceTime is just a magical program that just works, but in reality you do need to turn it on and set it up on your devices—and Mac—to make it work.
When Apple unveiled iOS 6 – their latest generation mobile operating system at the WWDC 2012, it showcased “Eyes Free” – a feature that would allow users to fire up Siri using dedicated buttons on the steering wheel of a car. This would allow users to ask Siri questions without taking their eyes off the road.
Trying to figure out what’s the best iOS device to give (or ask for)? We hear you, it can be tough to figure out what is the right device for the right person and what they will be using it for. This is what this iOS gift guide is about. We’ve posed a few common scenarios and what we think is the right iOS device choice in each situation.
Industry news site DigiTimes is quoting other industry sources that key Apple parts makers will have a great Q1 2013 because Apple is ramping up for new iPad and iPhone models mid next year. While potentially exciting news, should we put too much into these reports just yet?
Pogo Connect is one of the new Bluetooth-powered styluses that doesn’t just let you draw on screen, but has also added pressure sensitivity so you can sketch, draw, doodle, or write more expressively than you ever could before on an iPad.
Analysts predicted, and rightly so, that with the launch of the iPad mini, some people would opt for one of those over an iPad. While that’s turned out to be true to some extent, it’s not the iPad who should really be worried—it’s the Windows PC.
During a Reddit IAmA event in October, Microsoft engineer Steve Bathiche had claimed that Surface RT has a better display than iPad’s Retina display.
He explained that while screen resolution was one of component of the perceived detail, the true measure of resolvability of a screen called Modulation Transfer Function (MTF), not Pixels. He claimed that during their tests, many people saw more details on Surface RT than on the iPad with more resolution.
Not that we recommend you do it, the first drop and dunk (I guess “Will It Blend” will come later) tests reveal the iPad mini to be a (relatively) durable device.