Tag archives for ipad

Apple reportedly clinches TSMC chip manufacturing deal

Rumors of Apple switching its chip manufacturing from Samsung to TSMC have persisted for a long, long time. However, they may be more substantial this time around: the Wall Street Journal claims that Apple quietly signed a deal with TSMC earlier this month. The agreement reportedly has TSMC taking over ...

Can Travel Reviews Be Sexy? Triptease Thinks So.

If you’ve ever written a review on a travel website like TripAdvisor or Orbitz, you know it’s not exactly a thrilling experience. Maybe you’ve just come back from the best vacation of your life, or maybe it was a horrible experience and you want to warn others never to book that ...

A Pocket-Size Solution for Enjoying More Entertainment on the Go

Tablets and smartphones have made it easy to stay entertained during your travels. You can fill up a device with music and movies to enjoy on the road, but you might find yourself having to pick and choose what to load because you don’t have enough space left on your ...

With iPad Mini Keyboards, It’s (Literally) the Little Things

I’m typing this column on an iPad mini, using an accessory physical keyboard. Despite my best efforts to maintain a normal typing posture, my hands are squeezed comically close together because the keyboard is so tiny. I wrote a similar review a year ago, using a keyboard for the regular-sized iPad. ...

If Office Hits The iPad, Even Fewer People Would Buy A Surface

Remember this ad? The ad where Microsoft attempted to position the iPad as a chopstick-playing toy and the Surface as a PowerPoint-editing machine? Yeah, that’s why we can’t have nice things. Microsoft just released Office for the iPhone. It lets users edit any Word, Excel or PowerPoint document. As the oh-so-catchy name ...

Reeder for iPhone goes free for now, gets Google Reader alternatives soon

Silvio Rizzi made the iPad and Mac versions of Reeder free to use in the wake of Google's plans to shut down Google Reader, but he left the iPhone app at its usual $3 price -- and its fate in the air. Existing users can now rest easy, as Rizzi ...

Can These iPad Apps Teach Your Kid to Code?

The pillars of elementary education in the U.S. — reading, writing, math — have remained the same for a long time. Now another skill set is increasingly coming into focus: Computer programming. This week, I tested two new mobile apps, Kodable and Hopscotch, that are aimed at teaching young children the ...

TouchCast Wants You to Watch Web Video With Your Fingers

The problem with most Web video startups is that you’ve seen them before. Another compilation of cheap clips posing as the next big cable channel. Another solution for nonexistent “discovery” problems. Another “Instagram for video” that won’t be. So, at the very least, give TouchCast credit for novelty and ambition. The ...

Researchers crack iOS-generated hotspot passwords in 24seconds

If you're an iPhone or iPad owner who uses hotspot mode but never bothered to change the seemingly-random password suggested by iOS, now is definitely a good time. German researchers have discovered (pdf) the passwords iOS issues can be easily predicted, allowing them to be cracked in as little as ...

Pioneer XDJ-Aero review: a DJ controller that loves music, hates physical formats

Pioneer has enjoyed a fairly tight grip on the upper-end of the DJ market, but if you step out of the professional DJ booth, and into the bars and bedrooms, the competition starts to heat up. So when we heard about the XDJ-Aero and its curious new WiFi ...