Apple Gets Dozens of New Patents, Related to Laser Texturing of MacBooks and More

Earlier this week, the US Patent and Trademark Office published a series of 60 freshly granted patents that cover Apple products. We’re talking about MacBook-related technologies, laser texturing and more. Some of them are detailed below. The most interesting is patent 9,629,271, related to surface finishes for electronic enclosures like Apple’s... 

Microsoft Surface Tablets Score Higher Than iPad in J.D. Power Study Related to Customer Satisfaction

Microsoft has just scored big points for PR, after ranking first in the annual J.D. Power Study related to customer satisfaction. The study was focused on tablets and the Microsoft Surface is actually placed first in this top. This is the first win for Microsoft in the 6 years that the study has been going on. The Surface slates earned a total of 855... 

iPad Turns 7, Here’s an Interesting Comparison With the iPad 2017 (Video)

Did you know that the iPad 1 debuted in stores on April 3rd? The device series recently turned 7 years old and with this anniversary comes an interesting comparison from EverythingApplePro. They decided to compare the very first iPad with the 2017 model and what came out of that you can see below. The first iPad feels old now, with those big bezels,... 

Fresh Apple Patent Hints at MagSafe Connector Return on Future Devices

Apple’s MagSafe connector for laptops was very much praised when it came out and now it seems to be making a comeback, judging by a few recent patents. It has the advantage of a magnetic connection and it’s very easy to connect and disconnect. The whole idea was to prevent laptops from being crashed onto the ground if you tripped the wire.... 

iPad Pro Gets New Ads, Praising All Day Battery, Light Case, Productivity (Video)

If you’ve missed Apple’s quirky ads for iPads, well we have a fresh batch for you, straight out of the oven. There are 3 ads ready to run all over the web and praising the battery life, light design and productivity of the machine. Let’s check them out. Ad number one reminds us of that moment when your laptop fails and the battery... 

iPad 5 Teardown Reveals Lots of Similarity With iPad Air 1 From 2013

Turns out that Apple’s latest 9.7 inch iPad isn’t all that new, since it uses bits and pieces from the iPad Air 1 from 2013. Or at least the similarity is striking, judging by iFixit’s recent teardown. They dissected the slate and the results can be found below. We’re talking about the brand new $329 iPad, that was announced... 

Google Calendar Finally Reaches iPad, Puts Productivity on Steroids

Google Calendar is one of those products that you won’t believe aren’t on the iPad nowadays. Well, that’s no longer the case, since the app has reached the device, in great fashion. A fresh version of the app has been optimized for tablets and launched on the iPad too. Google has added some pretty nice features, like the ability to... 

Apple Supposedly Working on Continuum Alternative; New Solution Turns iPhone, iPad Into MacBook Replacement

We’ve been hearing about an iPhone being integrated into a laptop dock for a while now, but this solution seems to finally be ready for prime time. First applied by Motorola with its Atrix lapdock and then expanded by the ASUS PadFone, the idea was taken to a new level by the Microsoft Continuum. Now Apple is doing its own variation of the concept. A... 

iPad Mini 2 Gets Discontinued

Yesterday brought us a more affordable 9.7 inch iPad, which some say it’s sort of an iPad Air 2 Lite, but also a bumped up storage version of the iPad Mini 4. At the same time an older iPad was put to rest, the iPad Mini 2. Also known as the iPad Mini Retina for a while, this slate has been the most affordable and reasonably powerful 7.9 inch... 

Logitech Launches Rugged Keyboard Case for iPad

With every iPad launch there also has to be a launch of an accessory, right? Logitech moved swiftly, unveiling a new rugged keyboard case for the iPad, which you can check out below. Dubbed “a rugged combo” this is an education oriented accessory, meant to protect the Apple slate from drops and knocks. This case can defend the iPad against... 

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