Deals: 10% off Everything in iPad Insight Deals

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Just in case you’re not already overwhelmed with this crazy weekend of sales, you should know that everything in the iPad Insight Deals store is 10% off today – through until midnight (November 28).

Most of these deals are targeted for the iPad and iOS devices – and they include items like:

The 10 foot Apple-certified lightning cable

The iLumi LED Smartbulb

Slickwraps for the iPhone 6

The Ultimate Minecraft Creeper Gear Bundle

The om one levitating Bluetooth speaker

The Smart Travel Router

And lots more.

You can browse them all and save that extra 10% on top of the already large discounts on any of the store items – in the iPad Insight Deals section.

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Jason Snell’s iPad Air 2 Review: It’s All About that RAM

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I’m so tempted to add ‘no treble’ to this post title – but I won’t got there. :)

Jason Snell, the former lead editor of Macworld, has done a comprehensive and excellent review of the new iPad Air 2 – and it’s interesting to see his strong thoughts on the  iPad Air 2’s bump-up in RAM:

As I said at the start of this review, the most impressive thing about the iPad Air 2 is not its screen or its thinness or its camera, though those are all quite lovely. It’s the speed, and the extra RAM. Using the iPad Air 2 while flipping around from app to app feels like an entirely upgraded experience from performing the same tasks on my iPad mini 2. You learn to blot out the time you spend waiting for apps to open and Safari tabs to reload, but once you spend time on a device that doesn’t need to take those pauses, they become obvious. Painfully obvious.

Worth noting for all those occasions when somebody waxes lyrical about how iOS devices really don’t need more RAM.

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Review Update: Logitech Ultrathin Magnetic Clip-On Keyboard for iPad Air

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Given that software keyboards are still buggy as hell, I’ve really had the chance to put the Logitech Ultrathin to use full time, and the conclusion in my iPad Ultrathin review still holds true for me.

The battery has never died on me, and I only remember having charged it once in the last eight weeks. The rubber feet are still sticking nicely to the bottom of the case, which is a good sign of overall durability. There’s really no downside to using this particular case with my Air 2, even though it’s technically designed for the original iPad Air. Most of all, the keys are still a delight to use. They’re springy, responsive, and very comfortable in continued use.

The only thing I still want changed at this point would be a sort of auto-wake switch in the form of a pressure sensor or a magnet. Credit really goes to Belkin for inclusion of that feature in many of their keyboard cases, and it has me hooked. Undocking the iPad from the keyboard and having Bluetooth automatically disconnect just feels like magic. It’s a great piece of smart design that makes the keyboard work for me, instead of forcing me to conform to the keyboard. If Logitech could add that feature to the next version of the Ultrathin, I think this would be a real 10/10 design.

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Happy Thanksgiving

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For any of you who celebrate it, Happy Thanksgiving. For those who don’t Happy late November Thursday.

Today I’m hugely thankful just to be here and healthy, and for family who are here today, friends, the beautiful day and the beautiful city I live in.

I also want to say thanks to all of you who visit iPad Insight – for reading our articles, for adding your comments, for sharing our posts on social networks, and just for visiting. Hope you’re all having a great day.

Image: via the excellent Pimp Your Screen iPad app

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Cool iOS Detail: Swipe Right To Preview More While Searching Photos

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Here’s a little Photos app detail that I hadn’t noticed until I’d loaded my iPad with enough photos that I actually *had* to use the search function to find what I was looking for. When you search for a set of photos — by describing an album name, place, or date — the Photos app will show a single thumbnail to represent each search result it displays. Tapping on a single set of search results will load up a filtered view that shows only the relevant pictures. However, if you swipe right on the search results, you’ll see that you can actually “peek” into more of the results without having to tap on any of them. It’s a nice easy way to quickly sample more of the results without having to reset your search.

This isn’t any sort of game-changing feature, and I actually think it’s more useful on the iPhone with its limited screen real estate, but it’s a great example of the delightful little details that Apple includes in iOS. I like that some things are included not because they add incredible utility, but simply because they’re plain fun to discover and use.

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Osmo for iPad Review: Magical and Educational

We are all used to interfacing with a computer through mouse, keyboard, and in more recent times, touchscreen. Osmo has created an educational game system that allows you to interface with the iPad through physical objects. It’s a new way of using the iPad to engage children in learning and it is as close to […]

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iPad Art: Cottage

‘Cottage’ is the title of today’s featured iPad painting. It’s the work of Rafeal Co, aka Raffy or Cheeky Raffy, created using the Procreate app. I always love how so much seems to be going on in Raffy’s paintings, although this one is  little less hectic than many others of his. The colors are what […]

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Penultimate 6.0.1 for iPad

Penultimate 6 has had a pretty rough start. I like the cleaner look of the app, which matches iOS 8 a lot more. It’s also a good step to represent each notebook as a giant scrolling list of pages, which makes more sense in a digital format. Unfortunately, the praise ends there. Penultimate is marketed […]

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