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The third time’s a charm? Apple has released iOS 8.3 to the public, following a roughly two month beta period. Changes include new diverse emojis and wireless CarPlay, as well as updated versions of Passbook, Photos, Siri and Keyboard. There are, of course, numerous bug fixes, too, and we’ve got a nearly exhaustive listing of those. Let’s dive in. I applied iOS 8.3 via Apple’s popular over-the-air update feature. It came down fast and installed…

So, if you’re a cash rich private university with a girthy $650 million endowment and a MacBook vending machine, what do you buy next? Quite naturally, an iPad vending machine leaps to mind. Drexel University has underscored its status as a 1 percent institution of higher learning by announcing the latest addition to their student services portfolio, an iPad vending machine, which joins their MacBook vending machine. Must be nice, eh? To Drexel’s credit, their…

Depending on who’s doing the counting, Apple is the fourth largest chipmaker. Moreover, last Fall’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have driven demand for Cupertino’s System on Chip (SoC) silicon solutions. Moreover, according to at least one voice, Apple must start building ARM Macs in order to keep the good times rolling. Seeking Alpha’s Mark Hibben has written a lengthy article about Apple rapidly growing and, quite frankly, revolutionary in-house business. Therein he reached…

Forgive me, Google, for I have sinned. I have tasted Apple’s forbidden iOS fruit and liked it — more than a little in fact. Yes, fellow fandroids, there is an iOS feature or three you would like to see on Android. How could it be otherwise? Google and Apple regularly “borrow” from each other. Android is the sum of its parts, a good thing that satisfies about 80 of the world’s smartphone buyers. Regardless, there…

Yes, as you probably already know, Apple yesterday delivered its best ever quarterly results. In fact, giant oil companies with oligopoly market control of finite fossil fuel resources have never made this much money. So, is Tim Cook the best CEO ever or what? Apple reported a profit of $18 billion on revenue of $69 billion for its first fiscal quarter of 2015, which ended December 27. The power behind those stellar numbers were 74.5…

While Steve Jobs was right that a stylus-based user interface is wrong, there are tasks that require absolutely more precision. For example, anyone who’s ever created or edited an image on an iPad knows the frustration — your just aren’t as precise as pen, pencil or stylus. So, assuming does indeed plan to release a 12-inch iPad Pro, who will be the target audience? The obvious answers are artists, engineers and architects. Given the relative…

Sketchy? Absolutely, but in this that is a good thing. A fresh rumor out of China by way of France shows an Apple iPad Pro or iPad Air Plus — Or is that an iPad Pro Air Plus? — prototype that is supposedly working its way through Foxconn. And, where can we find this rumor iPad Pad image (above)? France’s NowhereElse.fr, which has a strong Apple rumor record — not perfect, mind you, but they are…

You know what it’s like when you get a new device and you have to re-download all your apps. Usually you find that you don’t use most of them even though they originally sounded like a great idea. If this is a common problem for you, try to keep it simple with your new device. That being said, here are five apps you’ll actually use on your iPad Mini, guaranteed. Dropbox Dropbox lets you share documents directly…

Samsung, why can’t I quit you? Everyone expected that, given years of legal hand-to-hand combat between Apple and Samsung, the two companies would part ways. While they might hate each other, Apple and Samsung can’t live without the other. Proof? They’re already cooperating on Apple’s next A9 chips. Apple has tried and, to varying degrees both succeeded and failed, to farm out production of its A series processors to AMD, IBM and TSMC. The problem?…

As imperfect as Apple and iOS are, they sure beat the hell out of waiting for Android 5.0 Lollipop, eh? Tim Cook”s Cupertino code monkeys have released iOS 8.1.2, which is all about bug fixes and, just for good measure, more bug fixes. However, the company is pretty vague about, with one notable exception, what those bug fixes are. This release includes bug fixes and addresses a problem where ringtones purchased through the iTunes Store…

Over the last few days we”ve seen leaked specifications for a proposed iPad Air Plus, a 12.2″ big mother to join the established members of Apple”s tablet family. There is a high chance that this may even be called the iPad Plus but whatever the name is, we”re confident that this will be hitting the shelves in the near future. iPad Air Plus: Apple”s plus sized model The latest leaked specifications, courtesy of a report from…

Some Apple rumors that won’t die do come true. Other, like the big screen Apple plasma TV, not so much. However, here is an unannounced Apple rumor that just keeps coming up again and again — the iPad Pro or, as it’s being called this week, the iPad Air Plus. It started out in 2013 as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and has since transmogrified in the 12.2-inch iPad Air Plus. And, given that current rumors…

If you are looking for the best deals on Apple’s coolest new Macs, iPads and iPhones, the Apple Store isn’t the best place to look. However, whereas other retailers can claim better prices, only the mothership can guarantee availability and generous support of the Product RED campaign. “Purchasing any of Apple’s iPhone lineup — including the iPhone 5c, 5s, 6, and 6 Plus — will net a $50 gift card, though they are limited to…