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Apple offers Smart Case for Retina iPad mini cellular delays

I just called they said they have no idea about this. No free case for me :(

Posted by Cj on November 18, 2013 at 8:00 PM (CST)

Apple can seek Samsung product ban again

Too bad Samsung hasn’t the resources to just say Fcukyew to the US and not sell anything there.. bet there’d be a huge consumer backlash against Apple…

Posted by menotu on November 18, 2013 at 7:51 PM (CST)

Apple offers Smart Case for Retina iPad mini cellular delays

Are you sure it’s just the cellular? I ordered a wi-fi only 64GB space grey mini 2 on the first day hours before they announced sales were live and it’s still “processing” with the delivery window extending into December. Hardly seems fair to already be placating the wifi+cellular purchasers when orders like mine are equally delayed.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on November 18, 2013 at 10:02 AM (CST)

Netatmo debuts Starck-designed wireless Thermostat

for a few dollars more, I’d just get the Nest

Posted by Jef Smith on November 16, 2013 at 7:32 AM (CST)

Netatmo debuts Starck-designed wireless Thermostat

By designed, I’m presuming they mean he dashed that off in about 10 minutes.

Posted by Jon Myles on November 16, 2013 at 2:17 AM (CST)

Apple updates iBooks, iTunes U for iOS 7

The new design is a hybrid. On the surface, they’ve departed from the skeuomorphism, but in the notes sections, study cards, etc., they’ve maintained. Strange.

Posted by Ian Rinestine on November 14, 2013 at 6:07 PM (CST)

Test shows Retina iPad mini slower than iPad Air

I think the main point is that the original iPad mini had half the RAM as the new iPad mini, and same chipset as the iPhone 4S driving an even bigger screen. It was a very hamstrung bit of hardware sitting there next to the iPad 4, yet only $100 less…

Now you still get to save $100, get the more portable form factor, have an identical chipset to the iPad air, and the only sacrifice is that the processor is only 93% as fast.

I think I can live with that ;-)

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on November 12, 2013 at 4:32 PM (CST)

Apple quietly starts Retina iPad mini sales

Ordered mine early this morning when I happened upon their live sales purely by accident when I went to look something up on their site. Got a 64GB wifi model and although they’re saying 5-10 days, their estimated delivery is clearly based on taking the full 10 days to get it out the door.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on November 12, 2013 at 10:34 AM (CST)

Report details inhumane labor practices in Apple's supply chain

Apple’s position as “the most successful tech company in the world” is already waning. By creating the false impression that Apple is the only one with “dirty hands” the news industry may simply drive people to buy competitor’s products, thus simply rewarding the same bad behaviors of others. The only way this gets better is buys tech pressures all manufacturers. And in the end, it means everybody will have to be willing to on average pay more for tech.

Posted by sallenmd on November 9, 2013 at 12:13 PM (CST)

Report details inhumane labor practices in Apple's supply chain

@1: As the most successful tech company in the world, it means Apple is responsible for more of this than any other single company, so they have earned their singling out. Second, as such a popular tech company on a global scale, they are exactly the company to be “picked on” in order to apply pressure to bring about change.

It’s not that other companies aren’t complicit in this exploitative labor system, it’s just they’re not the best ones to go after in trying to bring awareness to the problems.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on November 8, 2013 at 2:32 PM (CST)

Report details inhumane labor practices in Apple's supply chain

They always seem to pick on Apple. I guarantee that every other company in the industry has thins just as bad if not worse going on in their supply chain. Sadly, that’s the way it is and it will be very difficult to change.

Posted by sallenmd on November 7, 2013 at 7:29 PM (CST)

Apple releases iTunes 11.1.2

My family all uses itune

Posted by Marisa on November 6, 2013 at 8:45 PM (CST)

Apple discontinues 4th-gen iPad; keeps iPad 2, 1st-gen mini

I have a feeling that the main reason Apple kept the iPad 2 in production was to fill a need in the education market. Standardized testing still requires 9.7” screens, and if a school is buying iPads by the dozen, $100 per unit still makes a big difference in overall cost savings.

The likelihood that the average consumer would do this is slim, but there are those who just want a big tablet, and support for the Dock Connector is still a big plus in a lot of people’s books.

Posted by Jesse Hollington in Toronto on November 1, 2013 at 1:46 PM (CDT)

Bad Elf debuts GPS for Lightning Connector

@3: Well, if it were peanuts, why not just spend the $129 for a cellular equipped iPad and get the GPS included or use an iPhone. The only device you can’t get GPS on for $130 from Apple is the touch.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on October 31, 2013 at 8:24 PM (CDT)

Apps: Infinity Blade III 1.1, My Little Pony, Paint and Play + Pet Bingo

“All the popular characters are included, and the app’s content is aimed at children — primarily little girls.”

You guys don’t know about MLP:FiM fans, do you?

Posted by William M on October 31, 2013 at 3:49 PM (CDT)

Bad Elf debuts GPS for Lightning Connector

This is obviously aimed at the aviation market, in which case $130 is peanuts.  All the apps worth using cost several hundred $$$.

Posted by Wiggity on October 30, 2013 at 7:45 PM (CDT)

Bad Elf debuts GPS for Lightning Connector

Not only the cost, but that Lightning protrusion is just begging to be snapped off since there is no lateral support while connected the iOS device. Pass.

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on October 30, 2013 at 7:24 PM (CDT)

Bad Elf debuts GPS for Lightning Connector

$130? You can buy a full featured Garmin or similar GPS device for less for your car. You can buy a full featured handheld for less as well. Good idea since Apple likes to skip out on including GPS with non-cellular hardware, but the pricing is ridiculous, particularly considering that the hardware to provide such functionality is a few dollars in cost (one of the reasons I find Apple’s refusal to add it to non-celluar devices such a crock).

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on October 30, 2013 at 4:02 PM (CDT)

Apple Q4 2013: 33.8m iPhones, 14.1m iPads, 3.5m iPods

Apple’s tablets are priced so high that I’m reasonably sure their market is approaching saturation. Unless you’re either a true blue Apple fan or heavily invested in the iOS software ecosystem, it is increasingly hard to justify Apple’s price points for hardware that gets used by most for web browsing, looking at photos, and eReading. At some point, Apple is going to have start competing on something other than style for their tablets. Otherwise, sales are going to continue to level off as they mainly become about existing iPad customers upgrading and replacing older units, not bringing in new customers who can get comparable hardware for half the cost elsewhere.

The iPod drop is a no-brainer: no update whatsoever to the line means the only major source of sales are to people brand new to the line or replacing a broken unit.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on October 29, 2013 at 10:48 AM (CDT)

Voting in 2013 Readers' Choice Awards ends this week - vote now!

Love that the iPad air and iPad mini + retina are doing so well given that no one not under an NDA is likely to have even seen one. How can we judge products that are merely announcements?

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on October 28, 2013 at 2:37 PM (CDT)

MOGA Ace Power iPhone game controller leaked

Enough leaks, at this point we really need:

1. Something official from Apple. Devs are the only real source of information at this point telling us that internally Apple is pushing them to add controller support to their games, but that and some leaked concept photos are all we have.

2. Pricing. I’m actually going to do something this Christmas I would not have imagined just a year or two ago, and that’s jump back into the Nintendo handheld market again. If these controllers follow past trends, there’s every reason to suspect we’ll be spending nearly as much as a dedicated handheld so we can play $3 games on a $600 device (which becomes obsolete for gaming much sooner than the dedicated handheld).

3. Developer commitment on more than adding support for $3 games. Apple has the hardware, the distribution channel, and the installed user base BUT until we start seeing full, honest to goodness games that come with the budget (and similar price tags) of Nintendo and Sony offerings, iOS gaming is going to remain a cess pool of freemium and endless IAP/DLC so indie devs can stay solvent and bigger studios like EA can milk the sheeple.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on October 28, 2013 at 9:52 AM (CDT)

Vote now in our Readers' Choice Awards for Best Apple Product of 2013

I completely disagree with your assessment of the 5, it is miles ahead of the 4S in terms of LTE, better form factor, lighter package, and processor performance.  The 5S is a mild improvement over the 5, but waaaay better than the 4S.

I for one am glad that Apple has not jumped onto the “phablet” bandwagon ... IMO they look ridiculous and are not practical to slip into your pocket.

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on October 25, 2013 at 1:19 PM (CDT)

Vote now in our Readers' Choice Awards for Best Apple Product of 2013

I can’t believe the iPhone 5S, aka the iPhone 4S+S+S (*), is in the lead. Apple should’ve given us the larger screen sooner rather than later. Samsung and HTC are way out in front of Apple on this.

* Let’s face it, the iPhone 5 was just an iPhone 4S+S.

Posted by Mollari 2261 on October 25, 2013 at 11:39 AM (CDT)

Vote now in our Readers' Choice Awards for Best Apple Product of 2013

Ok, I know that it may not be this first product the majority of the market will think of and most people will never need to own one and you won’t see a lineup at the apple store of hundreds of people dying to hand over $3,000 to be the first to own one but…

Your list is missing arguably Apple’s best and most innovative product of the year by far. The MacPro is the most impressive leap forward in design and engineering that Apple has made in quite some time in my opinion. And that’s not to say they haven’t made other impressive recent innovations.

While the iPad Air may be 20% smaller than the previous generation! the MacPro shrunk by a staggering 87.5%. At the same time, major improvements to performance and energy use were made. The inside architecture of this machine is pure genius. And the outside is simple, beautiful, elegant apple design as always.

My vote is for the MacPro.

Sincerely,

D Richards

Posted by D Richards on October 25, 2013 at 3:09 AM (CDT)

Apple releases iOS 7.0.3

If not a “certified” cable, I was till able to dismiss the recommendation

Now it is a Mandate, I cannot use third party cables after upgrading to 7.0.3

Outrageous!

Posted by Calixto on October 24, 2013 at 3:36 PM (CDT)

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