Every day it seems there are new stories telling us what a dangerous place the Internet is. Our personal data is quite literally for sale, and our every move across the Interwebs is tracked in some way, shape or form. Some companies use this data to custom tailor ads to our preferences, or learn how to make their products better, which doesn’t seem so bad. However, there are plenty of other people and organizations tracking us with much more nefarious intentions. While anti-virus and anti-malware software helps to some degree, and all of the major Internet browsers have some built-in protections, neither covers all of the bases, all of the time.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.