Apple Makes a Big Splash at CES with Samsung TV Partnership

Just when people start to count Apple out, just when their reach seems to be diminishing just a bit, they come out of nowhere and make a big splash. Yesterday, Samsung announced that their new SmartTVs will have support for iTunes movies and TV shows starting this Spring. The TVs will also include support for Apple’s AirPlay 2, giving them two of the primary features of the Apple TV.

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Apple Finally Addresses the iPad Pro’s Flexibility

It took long enough, but Apple has finally done some explaining about the reported bending issues with the latest iPad Pros. In a new support page entitled iPad Pro unibody enclosure design, Apple cleared the air a bit about the device’s design, manufacturing process, and the line where warranties and returns kick in. Again, it took them LONG ENOUGH.

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Deals: Ziistle Triangle Foldable Wireless Qi-Certified Charger

While Qi wireless chargers are very handy, they often aren’t very portable. They are typically made to sit on a desk and are usually heavy as a result. However, this does not apply to Ziistle’s Triangle Foldable Wireless Qi-Certified Charger.

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Deals: MFi-Certified 3-Piece iPhone Dongle Bundle

Ah, dongles. A favorite subject among the Apple faithful. The may not be the charging and music listening solution that you want, but like it or not, they are the one you need.

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Tim Cook’s Turning Point

Photo Source: @tim_cook on Twitter

Analysts that cover Apple finally got to be the broken watch that’s right twice a day. After so many botched predictions, at last they got to celebrate calling a slowdown in iPhone sales. While there are some who did have sound financial reasoning behind their predictions, I have a hard time giving any respect to many who just threw crap against the wall until it finally stuck. But to the few who called this based on sound analysis, a tip of the proverbial cap for sticking to their guns when the rest of us thought they were crazy a couple of months ago.

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Review: Pad and Quill Contega Thin 2018 iPad Pro Case

While I am more of a leather fan when it comes to cases, there are others who prefer the feel of a good book. Pad and Quill is a master of such materials, as I had occasion to discover this past Summer when I reviewed their Journal Notebooks. The linen-covered books were well-made and felt just like a fine hardback in the hand. When I hold the Contega case for the new 11′ iPad Pro, I get that same impression. While the cover has a rougher, more durable texture, it still feels like your iPad Pro is contained within a fine book.

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Deals: DataLogixx Triple Play Adapter + 128GB Memory Card

If you are an iOS user, you are probably already aware of the limitations of using external storage devices. With an iPhone or iPad, you have to have something with a Lightning connector. With an iPad Pro, you have a little more flexibility with the new USB-C port. However, external storage devices still only work with photos and videos by default.

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What’s Coming from Apple in 2019? How About Some Hardware

Another year over and a new one ready to begin. There was certainly no shortage of Apple news in 2018, but that’s the past and the future’s coming fast. What will it have in store for all of us Apple fans? Here are some predictions for hardware coming in 2019.

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Supply Chain Rumors of a New iPad Mini Begin to Swirl

As I predicted last week, if the rumors of a new iPad Mini 5 coming in early 2019 are true, then we will start to see supply chain leaks pop up. Well, right on cue, Chinese site IT Leaks has pictures of what it claims is a case for the coming iPad Mini.

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Deals: Graphene 8K HyperCharger PRO

Have you ever been caught out of pocket with no way to charge your smartphone? As much as we may try, and I go to great lengths to prevent such occupancies, it still happens. I won’t have my bag with chargers. I’ll be in another vehicle and won’t have a car charger. I will have my new iPad Pro out and about and will discover that I forgot to bring a USB-C cable to charge it. It happens to everyone.

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Did Santa Bring You Any Apple Goodies This Christmas?

Tis the season for giving and receiving gifts. If you are an Apple fan, then Christmas often brings gifts of the iOS, Mac, Beats and Apple accessories variety. Did Santa bring you any Apply goodness this year?

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