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Is Apple Preparing to Move On from the iPad Mini?

Jonathan Geller at BGR posted this morning that Apple will soon be phasing out the iPad Mini form factor. This comes as a little bit of a surprise to me since the Mini 4 just got a memory bump when the new iPad was released. This effectively brought the price of the device down, at least in terms of value. We have also had on again and off again rumors of a Mini Pro with a Smart Connector and Apple Pencil support over the past three months.

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The Rundown for the Week of May 14

The Rundown is our recurring Facebook Live video segment that covers the site’s posts from the previous week, some Apple News, and some things that are coming soon on the site.

In this week’s Rundown, we look back at last week on the site:

  • Apple Slices (WWDC Date, Apple buys Beddit, Apple on top of Wearables, and Apple breaks their own valuation record)
  • UAG Plasma Case Review
  • Tips and Tricks- Using Split-View in Safari on the iPad.
  • New iPad Pro Rumors

Take a Look at Some Apple News from this Week:

  • Apple invested $200 million in Corning and their Gorilla Glass.
  • Apple acquired “dark data” analysis company Lattice for $200 million.
  • The iPhone 8 is rumored to start at $999.
  • The A11 processor for the next iPhones are rumored to have gone into production.
  • Apple released a set of 16 photo guides to help you with your iPhoneography.
  • Apple has recieved patents regarding using iMessage to correspond with Siri.

And look forward to what’s ahead the rest of this week and later:

  • My interview with Noah Leon, who is working on a documentary film on the Apple Newton.
  • More iPad and WWDC Rumors.
  • Tips- Making sure you are backed up.
  • AirPods Review.
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iPad Rumors Return- Announcement of a New iPad Pro at WWDC Looking Likely


FINALLY!! There is actually some iPad news worth posting about. After only getting one new iPad in the early Spring after rumors of as many as five new devices in the pipeline, it looks like the release of at least one new iPad Pro is imminent. The new iPad Pro 10.5″ model, which was rumored to have gone into production a few weeks ago, now seems to be slated for announcement in three weeks at WWDC.

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Deals: 12,000mAh LED Power Bank and 2 Big Giveaways


We are quickly approaching Summer, which is a time when many of us are on the go more than ever. If you are anything like me, when you are doing all of this running around, there are multiple devices on the go along with you. I have a family of five, so there are always several phones, tablets, and/or portable gaming devices with us wherever we are headed. There are always going to be those times when you need to charge one of these devices, but don’t have an outlet or available car adapter. It’s always good to have a backup battery around for such occasions.

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Tips and Tricks: Using Split-View in Safari on the iPad


After the introduction of true iPad multi-tasking in iOS 9, one of the biggest missing features was the ability to use this split view in Safari. Other browsers and apps rushed in to fill the void, but they often had their limitations. Thankfully, Apple remedied this omission in iOS 10, adding native split-view capability to Safari. However, while it is a powerful feature, it is far from intuitive. It’s one of those that, if you didn’t know it was there, you very well might never notice it. Let’s take a look at all of the ways you can trigger and use Safari Split-View. Continue reading

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Review: Urban Armor Gear Plasma Series Case


If there is one thing the world isn’t short of, it is iPhone cases. They come in all shapes, sizes, types, and materials, from manufacturers across the world. As anyone who has dropped their iPhone and busted the screen (which is most of us) can tell you, it is a hard world out there with a naked or barely-covered device. As such, those cases with heavy duty drop protection have always been a popular choice for many. Unfortunately, the cases that provide the highest degree of protection tend to add a lot of bulk and completely obscure the look of the iPhone. While there is certainly a place for these cases and there are many lines of work and types of play where they are absolutely necessary, they tend to viewed as the only options to protect an iPhone from drops.

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Deals: Zoolz Dual Cloud 1TB Storage- Lifetime Subscription


  1. One thing is always true in this brave, new digital world- You can never have enough cloud storage. Zoolz, an up-and-coming name in cloud storage is making you a deal you shouldn’t refuse. For the low price of $29.99, you get 1 full terabyte of storage, and not just for a year. This is a one time payment for a Lifetime Subscription.  Continue reading
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Apple Slices- Apple News is Picking Up as We Head Toward WWDC


In this week’s Apple Slices, we have several bits and pieces of Apple News to cover as we continue to march toward WWDC.  On that note….

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Deals: PowerTime Apple Watch Charging Dock with 3 USB Ports


If you are an Apple Watch user, then you know that a charging stand makes life with the magnetic “puck-style” charger much easier to deal with. The problem is finding a dock that either offers additional functionality, and/or is available at a great price.

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The Rundown- Episode 4 for the Week of May 7


The Rundown is our recurring Facebook Live video segment that covers the site’s posts from the previous week, some Apple News, and some things that are coming soon on the site.

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Tips and Tricks: Using Find My iPhone


In honor of the thieves who almost got away over 100 smartphones at Coachella a couple of weeks ago, this week’s tip is how to set up and use Find My iPhone. Those thieves were thwarted when a few of the victims used computers and other iOS devices to check Find My iPhone, and discover a man with their devices in his backpack before he could get away. For such a simple and easy to use system, it is a powerful tool that can aid you in finding lost devices, or bringing stolen ones home.

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