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Apple patent application hints at Smart Case with integrated multitouch keyboard

Apple patent application hints at Smart Case with integrated multitouch keyboard


Apple iPad owners may have another accessory to toss in their bag when they head out the door. According to a patent application spotted by AppleInsider, Apple may be working on a Smart Case with a built-in multitouch keyboard for the iPad.

Here’s the hardware that powered Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel’s iPad duet

Here’s the hardware that powered Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel’s iPad duet

The iPad took center stage during a recent airing of The Tonight Show with host Jimmy Fallon and musician Billy Joel joining together to sing a doo-wop duet. The audience was entertained by an a capella rendition of The Lion Sleeps Tonight, but what you see on the surface is only part of the story.

Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel sing magical Doo-Wop duet on Tonight Show with an iPad

Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel sing magical Doo-Wop duet on Tonight Show with an iPad

On the Tonight Show last night, host Jimmy Fallon along with singer Billy Joel, gave a big endorsement to the iPad, by singing ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ on the show, with an iPad app.

New survey suggests owners switch iPads less frequently compared to iPhones

New survey suggests owners switch iPads less frequently compared to iPhones

According to a new survey conducted by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners or the CIRP, iPads stick much longer with customers in comparison to iPhones. This can almost be likened to the Macs which also tend to have long life cycles compared to conventional computers.

Imagination’s new ray-tracing Wizard GPU may bring photorealistic graphics to future iOS devices

Imagination’s new ray-tracing Wizard GPU may bring photorealistic graphics to future iOS devices

Apple graphics chipset suppler, Imagination Technologies, today announced a new GPU family that adds ray tracing technology to the PowerVR lineup. Apple currently uses the PowerVR G6430 graphics chipset in its A7 processor that powers the iPhone 5s, the iPad Air and the Retina iPad mini.

iOS 7.1 includes references to two new iPad models

iOS 7.1 includes references to two new iPad models

Apple released iOS 7.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch earlier today, and the release supports two new iPad models numbered iPad4,3 and iPad4,6, in addition to the existing array of devices.

Apple improves its iOS Enterprise tools for educational and corporate deployment

Apple improves its iOS Enterprise tools for educational and corporate deployment

Apple today rolled out changes to its iOS enterprise tools that make it easier for businesses and educational institutions to manage a large number of iOS devices. These improvements were detailed in a series of new documents posted on Apple’s website and include changes in the Device Enrollment Program, the Volume Purchase Program and the Apple ID for Students service.

Adoption rate of iOS 7.0.6 security fix reaches 25.9% within fours days of release

Adoption rate of iOS 7.0.6 security fix reaches 25.9% within fours days of release


Apple released iOS 7.0.6 on February 21 to patch an SSL security flaw in earlier versions of iOS. The software update was installed on 13.3% of iOS devices within 48 hours and on 25.9% within four days. This increase was steep given the urgent nature of the update, but it did not equal the jump when iOS 7 was launched publicly last year, says analytics firm Chitika, which analyzed online ad impressions from millions of iOS devices on its North American ad network from February 21 to February 25, 2014.

Apple releases iOS 7.0.6 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch [Updated]

Apple releases iOS 7.0.6 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch [Updated]

Apple has just released iOS 7.0.6 (Build number: 11B651). The update is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Apple sold more Macs and iOS devices in the Holiday Quarter than Windows PCs

Apple sold more Macs and iOS devices in the Holiday Quarter than Windows PCs

Microsoft was quite late in jumping on the mobile bandwagon, and that has caused a lot of problems for the company. In the holiday quarter, Apple sold more Macs, iPhones and iPads than PC manufacturers sold Windows PCs, highlighting how Microsoft has missed out on the growth in the smartphone and tablet market.