All items tagged with "iPad"

Become a Safari search master with quick iOS tip

Searching within Safari pages is pretty easy, but well-hidden. Photo: Rob LeFebvre

Searching within Safari pages is pretty easy, but well-hidden. Photo: Rob LeFebvre

On the Mac, it’s super-easy to search for a word or phrase within the currently loaded page. You simply hit Command-F on your keyboard and Safari, Chrome or any other web browser will open up a little field to type your search terms into.

But what about when you’re using mobile Safari on your iPhone or iPad? How do you find a specific word or phrase there?

It’s pretty simple, but not super-intuitive. Here’s our recipe for finding search terms on your iPhone’s version of Safari.

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Apple plans more power-efficient displays for next tablets, including iPad Pro

The iPad Pro screen could be nearly as big as your MacBook's Photo: CURVED

Is this another clue we’re about to get a larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro? Photo: CURVED

Apple will apparently utilize oxide TFT displays for its next-generation iPad models, allowing the tablets to consume drastically less power.

In order to gain a bigger piece of the pie, manufacturer LG Display (aka the world’s largest LCD panel maker) is reportedly investing in the necessary P8-P9 production-line technology in its plants in Paju, South Korea, according to new reports coming out of Asia.

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Get your lost iOS files back fast with FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery

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iPhone Data Recovery makes it simple to restore lost iOS files. Photo: FonePaw

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Accidentally delete important iPhone files? Encounter a fatal failure while jailbreaking your iOS device? Experience a hardware or system malfunction? iPhone Data Recovery can snap you out of this all-to-common data nightmare quickly.

The easy-to-use Mac software is designed to help you recover deleted photos, videos, messages, contacts, call history, notes, etc., either directly from your phone or by extracting and restoring files from iTunes or iCloud. All you need to do is plug your mobile device into your Mac and click “Start Scan.”

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iPad first went on sale five years ago today

The iPad is a familiar sight today, but it wasn't always like that. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

The iPad is a familiar sight today, but it wasn’t always like that. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Okay, so all eyes are currently trained on the Apple Watch, which arrives later this month. But April also represents another important benchmark for Apple: five years ago today the iPad went on sale for the very first time.

To celebrate, we’ve scraped the dark recesses of the Cult of Mac archives to bring you a whistle-stop tour of the glorious 60 months we’ve spent in the company of Apple’s breakthrough tablet.

Whether you’re after a zero-gravity Garage Band symphony or a reminder of the time the Queen of England bought an iPad 2, keep reading for a trip down memory lane.

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You wish your school had this iPad vending machine

iPad Air 2 Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

iPad Air 2 Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Drexel University won our hearts two years ago with its invention of a MacBook vending machine for students. Now the school is taking its tech to the next level with a vending machine that spits out iPads.

The vending machine isn’t just for students, either. Residents of Philadelphia’s Mantua and Powelton Village can use their Free Library of Philadelphia cards to sign in and check out an iPad.

Here’s what the machine looks like:

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iPad comes under fire from Surface 3 running full Windows 8.1

Photo: Microsoft

Photo: Microsoft

Microsoft’s early attempts to the tablet crown from Apple hasn’t really gone according to plan. All the Surfaces from the original to the Pro 2 were flops, but Microsoft seems to have hit its stride with the Surface Pro 3. Now it’s ready to take on the iPad with an even cheaper tablet.

Today, Microsoft unveiled its thinnest and lightest tablet ever, the Surface 3. At 1.37 pounds it’s just a little bit heavier than the iPad Air 2, but boasts a bigger screen and price tag that starts at $499.

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iPad selfie sticks have officially become a thing

Don't do this. Photo: AccessoryGeeks

Don’t do this. Photo: AccessoryGeeks

I’m still on the fence over whether society should allow monopod poles selfie sticks to exists, but this latest invention is pushing me over to the “hell no” side of the argument.

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iPad Pro details possibly revealed by leaked dummy images

iPad Pro could prove that size mattesr. Photo: Canoopsy

iPad Pro could prove that size mattesr. Photo: Canoopsy

We still haven’t gotten a glimpse of Apple’s long-rumored 12-inch iPad Pro, but a new set of images of an alleged iPad Pro dummy unit show that the mythical giant tablet might actually be real.

Images of an alleged iPad Pro case posted to Weibo today could potentially reveal some of the new features Apple has in store for it’s enterprise-focused tablet, including a USB-C port in a very unexpected place.

Take a peek:

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An actual wheel iPad gamers can get behind

The KOLOS gaming wheel is for iPad gamers who want a more realistic and comfortable experience with driving games. Photo: KOLOS

The KOLOS gaming wheel is for iPad gamers who want a more realistic and comfortable experience with driving games. Photo: KOLOS

A game like Real Racing has sophisticated graphics that, combined with the motion sensors of an iPad, give you the sensation of being behind the wheel.

The only thing missing is the actual wheel.

Ivaylo Kalburdzhiev wants iPad users to have a more comfortable drive when they play anyone of the more than 450 tilt games.

The CEO of KOLOS, slavic for colossus, has developed a gaming wheel for the iPad that launches on Kickstarter today.

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U.K. politicians get free iPads, and not everyone’s happy about it

Photo: Flickr/UK Parliament CC

iPad Airs are now officially allowable expenses. Photo: Flickr/U.K. Parliament CC

The 650 politicians who win seats at the U.K.’s House of Commons on May 7 are set to be given iPad Air 2 devices as part of a new deal.

Not everyone is happy about it, though. Shadow Cabinet Office minister (and possible Android user?) Chi Onwurah has attacked the plan — saying that, “Locking some of the most powerful people in the country into a platform that most of my constituents can’t afford seems like a mistake.”

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