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With stagnant tablet sales last quarter, the company might be doing something about it – including a new form factor or a new color shell. These new leaks show us that there is an additional back-mounted microphone in the chassis, in addition to bigger grills for the speakers at the bottom. These hopefully won’t be the only changes these new iPads would bring.
With the competition preparing it’s guns aggressively, Apple needs to deliver in time.
Samsung announced yet another line-up of tablets to increase it’s current market share in the tablet space today. Two variants, an 8.4 and 10.5 inch tablets with Super AMOLED displays have been announced.
Samsung says, that at 6.6mm, these tablets are their “thinnest tablets ever” which is true and pretty significant for a device of this size. Another highlight is that high resolution, over saturated, high contrast, candy colored display at a resolution of 2560*1600 (WQXGA).
The Galaxy Tab S have the following specs inside : The processor is either a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa at (1.9 GHz quad-core + 1.3 GHz quad-core) or a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 at 2.3 GHz (dependent on variant). 3GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of internal storage (with microSD expansion capabilities), an 8MP rear-firing camera and a 2.1 MP front camera.
Samsung has also bought interesting software features like a new Sync that pairs up with your Galaxy phone and allows you to control everything remotely, and alongwith software, they have brought a new Bluetooth keyboard this time which looks interesting too.
Rumors about Apple bringing split-screen multitasking are getting more credibility. Game and app developer Steve Troughton-Smith reports that he has discovered code in the updated Springboard on iOS 8 that will allow Apple iPad tablets to run two apps side by side
These apps can either be split in a ratio of 50:50 or 25:75. This mode would only work in landscape mode and show up as a single screen when accessed via the multitasking menu. The code isn’t fully ready and optimized for use yet and hence isn’t used by the system, but is surely there.
This feature wouldn’t be available on the smaller iPad Mini or iPhones but would be present on the 9.7″ iPads or bigger iPads in the future. Does this make the iPad more desirable in your opinion, Samsung’s phones and tablets have had this for a while.
So… just in case there was any doubt left… iOS 8’s SpringBoard has code to run two apps side-by-side. 1/4 size, 1/2 size, or 3/4 size
— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) June 9, 2014
Apple kicked off this years WWDC with the announcement of a refreshment to it’s OS X with the new OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Here is an update you should be most excited about if you use a Mac or even intend to buy one. So here are some key highlights of the new OS X 10.10 :
The design of the OS X 10.10 Yosemite is iOS 7 inspired in a lot of ways, from the color palette used to design icons, from the cleaner, flatter look of the icons – everything looks fresh. The system now has transparent UI elements that make their way inside windows, even the Dock has a transparent background now. Plus, there is an inclusion of a Dark mode that basically changes a few menus to match a dark theme.
HandOff is a key highlight feature of this year which is common between the iOS and OS X, primarily because it is meant to be a gateway to access your tasks seamlessly between your devices. HandOff allow your apple devices to sense which other device is nearby, it then shows a notification of the relevant task so you can pick it up on your secondary device. It also allows you to answer or decline your calls from the iPhone, right from the OS X desktop.
Notification Center :
Apple redesigned the notification center with a new “Today view” to help you plan and organize the upcoming and current tasks. Third party apps can make use of the real estate on the sidebar to show useful and relevant information.
Search functionality on OS X has been completely revamped, a big search bar appears in the middle of the screen. Not only can you search for documents and contacts locally, Spotlight is able to pull down content from the the web and bring up results from Wikipedia or Maps and everything here is in-line.
iCloud Drive :
Apart from these compelling changes, Apple even redesigned their email client which was long pending an update and now looks dated, there a few improvements to Safari too and now AirDrop would work with your Macs too. Did Apple miss a feature? What do you think about the new OS X Yosemite?
Since last year when Apple announced the iPad Air, there was a growing buzz of speculation that joined the dots to comment that the iPad Air and the MacBook Air may converge to form a bigger and more capable device.
Today we have leaks of a chassis that looks like a bigger iPad Air, somewhere around 12″ inches. Observing the photo closely, it is just difficult to call it off as a fake cut out. It looks more like an early prototype of the upcoming plus size iPad Air. The question then is that will Apple be making the regular iPad Air as the entry-level tablet or will the iPad Mini still stay? We wish Apple doesn’t make do with the Mini just yet, we really like the overall package that it offers.
How big do you want the next iPad Air to be – 11 or 13 inches?
If You still think that the iPad is just the perfect content consumption device then read further. If you are artistically inclined there are a whole bunch of tablet optimised optimized apps on the iPad that help you create professional content.
A Youtube user, created this amazing Morgan Freeman sketch using Procreate, a $6 App on the store. The finished product included more than 285,000 brush strokes and over 200 hours of work.
Check out the amazing timelapse video here :
Over the course of the last few months, rumours about the Apple testing varied versions of the future iPad are increasing.
The entire rumour cloud boils down to two common and strong leaks that say that two variants may finally see the light of the day out of the 5 sizes being tested. While one would have a 2K display (presumably the same 2048 x 1536 resolution with which we’re already familiar), one could have a 4K screen.
The 2k iPad would have a density of 200 ppi while the 4k for the same 12.9 inches would have a 400 ppi – the highest for a tablet.
Just when you started to cosy up to the idea of a 128GB packing Apple iPad, Seagate went ahead and jumped the gun with their new 500GB Ultra Mobile Hard Disk Drive. Something tells me that the tablet game is about to get delightfully interesting…
Seagate has launched their new Seagate ST500LT035 Ultra Mobile HDD with a whopping 500GB of storage space in a 5mm thick profile. The new drive brings up to 7 times the storage space of current generation mobile flash memory drives and apparently it uses a fraction of the energy. The Seagate ST500LT035 weight just 93g, which is about 83% the weight of the Apple iPhone 5. If speed is what you’re after, 8GB of flash storage is included and the drive’s maximum transfer speeds are said to be 600MB/s.
The best of all? It’s apparently going to be quite affordable and have quite a rugged design to keep that data safe. Now we just need Apple to listen up and pop that drive into the next iPad, am I right?