All items tagged with "iPad"

Insiders expect iPad business to continue to tumble in 2015

Apple's iPad business may not turn around any time soon. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple’s iPad business may not turn around any time soon. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

The iPad has had five consecutive quarters of negative shipment growth, and according to Apple’s supply chain, that’s not changing any time soon!

According to a new report coming out of Asia, Apple’s supply chain manufacturers expect iPad shipments to fall another 20 percent on-year in 2015 — and they’re pinning the blame on the increased demand for plus-sized smartphones.

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iPad still king in a slowing tablet market

Apple's still leading, but the market for tablets is declining. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple’s still leading, but the market for new tablets is declining. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Worldwide tablet sales may be falling, but according to figures from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, the iPad is still leading the product category when it comes to sales — despite five consecutive quarters of negative annual shipment growth.

Yay! We guess…

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Apple and IBM team up to help Japan’s senior citizens

The news marks the next step in Apple's relationship with IBM. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

The news marks the next step in Apple’s relationship with IBM. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple is teaming with IBM and Japan Post on a pilot scheme that will hand up to 5 million iPads out to elderly people in Japan by 2020, to help them keep in touch with their families, physicians and community.

In addition to existing iPad apps like FaceTime and Messages, the tablets will come loaded with custom IBM apps designed to help remind senior citizens to take their medication, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy diet, while also allowing direct access to community support services such as grocery shopping.

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Extensions are coming to Microsoft Office for iOS

Photo: Microsoft

Photo: Microsoft

Microsoft has gone from shunning Apple products to making the world’s best iOS apps quicker than Jony Ive can say aluminum. This morning at the company’s Build conference for developers, Microsoft revealed its plan to make you fall back in love with Office: Extensions.

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iPad No-Air! Apple’s tablet grounds American Airline flights

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American Airline pilots check out their (working) iPads. Photo: pmcrell

Several dozen American Airlines flights were delayed overnight, after the pilots’ iPads — used for providing information to flight crews — failed prior to takeoff, leaving pilots without a flight plan.

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Prototype iPad stolen in Cupertino home robbery

iPad sales are slowing. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

An unreleased Apple product is out in the wild again. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

A “test model” iPad was stolen in a home robbery earlier this month along with other valuables. Suspects have been arrested, but the stolen goods have not been found.

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Never miss an iPhone call or alert again

Keep your ringtone volume and media volume separate. Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

Keep your ringtone volume and media volume separate. Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

There are two different channels for audio on your iOS device: there are ringers and alert sounds and there are media sounds, like from the Music app or various games on your iPhone.

The hardware volume buttons on the side of your iPhone are set to control both by default, but you can separate it out, making the hardware buttons only turn down the media sounds instead of both media and ringer sound.

Here’s our recipe on how to make sure you never miss a call because someone “accidentally” turned your volume all the way down.

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L.A. school district wants multimillion-dollar refund for failed iPad program

LAUSD wants back the money it wasted on iPads. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

LAUSD wants back the money it wasted on iPads. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

The Los Angeles Unified School District is demanding a multimillion-dollar refund from Apple following a failed iPad program that was set to give more than 640,000 students a tablet for education.

It is thought that the Board of Education is exploring the possibility of litigation against the Cupertino company as it seeks to claim back money that has already been lost on the scheme.

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The pope’s old iPad just sold for $30,500

The Pope's iPad was a 32GB iPad 4 WiFi + Cellular. Who knew? Photo: Market Watch

The pope’s iPad was a 32GB iPad 4 WiFi + Cellular. Who knew? Photo: MarketWatch

We all know that the pope has an iPad, but even popes upgrade. While we normal, unblessed humans tend to simply pass our old iPads down to a family member or sell them on Craigslist when we upgrade, the pontiff’s old iPad went straight to auction, where it sold for a staggering $30,500.

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iPad installation plays music based on the face you are wearing

The "Sound of Emotion" will play music based on facial expressions at eh Market Street Protyping Festival in San Francisco. Photo: Sound of Emotion/Neighborland

The “Sound of Emotion” will play music based on facial expressions at eh Market Street Protyping Festival in San Francisco. Photo: Sound of Emotion/Neighborland

You’re in a mood and your face can’t hide it. Now imagine if that face was the source of music.

The “Sound of Emotion,” a musical project created with facial expression recognition technology, will be on display at the Market Street Prototyping Festival in San Francisco. The festival runs today through April 11 on Market Street between Embarcedero and Van Ness.

The installation will use four iPad and for selected genres, each device will represent a single instrument, such as bells, a didgeridoo and drums.

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