Rumor Has It New iPads Are Still Coming in 2020

IPad Rumors 2020

Even though it looks like the enhanced iPad Pro with a Mini-LED screen has been bumped to next year due to the impact of COVID-19, we have fresh rumors of another new Apple tablet coming in 2021. There have already been rumblings about a new iPad Air coming in late Summer or Fall, but according to Ming-Chi Quo, we should also expect a new iPad in the second half of this year. Well, maybe.

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Deals: EVRI Magnetic Tip USB Cable for MacBook & USB-C Devices

Do you miss the good old days of MagSafe? You aren’t alone. But if you own a newer MacBook Air or Pro, you can get this adapter to bring a little safety magnet action to your USB-C charger.

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Brydge Pro+ Keyboard

Brydge Updates the Pro+ Firmware Again: It’s Getting Better Slowly

Brydge Pro+

So I’ll give Brydge credit for one thing. They are working really fast to try to get the Pro+’s trackpad working better. They shipped their second firmware update for the device today, courtesy of their free Brydge Connect app. If you have a Pro+, just update the app in the App Store, run it with your Pro+ plugged into a power supply and run the update.

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UV Sanitizer and Wireless Charger

Deals: 3-in-1 UV Sterilizer with Wireless Charger

UV Sanitizer and Wireless Charger

COVID-19 isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, unfortunately. While things may start looking like some semblance of normal soon, we all still need to keep our distance and we need to keep ourselves and our gadgets clean. Keep washing those hands, and if you aren’t already, keep sanitizing those devices.

With that being the case, a wireless charger that can pull double duty as a sanitizer sounds pretty convenient.

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Magic Keyboard in Box

Living with the Magic Keyboard and the iPad Pro: Looking for Battery Life Answers

Magic Keyboard in Box

While I’ve had some issues with the Magic Keyboard’s limitations when using it at work, it’s just about perfect for the way I use my iPad Pro at home. My primary complaint with the Magic Keyboard so far has been with battery life. I wrote about this last week and got enough responses from others with similarly poor performance that I believe there is something to it.

I don’t think the problem I am having is affecting all, or frankly even a large number of Magic Keyboards. However, based on my testing, I do believe the issue I’m experiencing is related to the hardware.

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Apple Watch Series 5

Thanks to COVID-19, I Fully Appreciate the Health Tracking Capabilities of the Apple Watch

Apple Watch Series 5

I’ve always appreciated the overall capabilities and features of the Apple Watch. It’s easily my second-favorite Apple device of all time and I love using it. I’ve always been impressed by all of the information that it tracks for you in the Health app and I know it can be invaluable. I’ve linked to several stories here about lives that were saved by the Watch over the last three years. I’ve even used this data, myself.

At at the same time, it’s so easy to take what this device can do for you for granted. I appreciate what it brings to the table a lot more after this weekend.

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Portable Power Station

Deals: NTONPOWER Portable Power Station

Portable Power Station

If you need serious power on the go, then you need a serious battery. If you are a heavy mobile user then you may already have a battery back or three, but this is something different.

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iPad Pros Podcast

Thank You to the iPad Pros Podcast for Having Me as a Guest!

iPad Pros Podcast

Tim Chaten from the iPad Pros podcast recently reached out and invited me to be interviewed in an upcoming episode. We met on Twitter recently discussing Apple’s new Magic Keyboard and from there started talking about how we both use the iPad Pro, especially for work. I definitely appreciate his point of view and his podcast’s focus on how much you accomplish with Apple’s tablets.

I just want to say a big thank you to him for the invitation. Mr Chaten is a very good host and interviewer and it was a lot of fun being on the show.

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Brydge Pro+

Brydge Released a New Firmware for the Pro+ Today But Still Has Work To Do

Brydge Pro+

I got an email from Brydge this afternoon letting me know that they had just released a new firmware update for their new Pro+ Keyboard and Trackpad. The update came in the form of an iPad app that connects to the Pro+ via Bluetooth and is very easy to use. I did have to plug my keyboard in to run the update, but that was the only minor hassle.

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Microsoft Takes Another Direct Shot at the iPad with the Surface Go 2

Surface Go 2

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Microsoft is taking the old saying to heart as they make another go with the Surface Go. The least expensive member of the Surface family was originally released two years ago and was clearly positioned against Apple’s entry-level iPad. While it certainly wasn’t a disaster, when measured against the sales of Apple’s tablets, there’s no way it could be considered a major success, either.

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The Barnacle PRO 100% Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Deals: The Barnacle PRO 100% Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

The Barnacle PRO 100% Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

In these days of pandemic and quarantines, some still have the ability to make the water a refuge as the weather grows warmer. If you have a pool, what better way to spend some of these hours trapped at home? If you have a boat and live near a lake, what better way to social distance?

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