iPad http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipad/news en-GB We wish this iPad Pro concept was real http://www.stuff.tv/apple/we-wish-ipad-pro-concept-was-real/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3D FaceTime, a plus-size screen and a hidden camera. Apple, take note – this iPad concept ticks all the boxes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="600" height="450" title="Got screen?" alt="We wish this iPad Pro concept was real" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ipad-pro-concept.jpg?1397742196" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Interface design company Ramotion has created an iPad concept which should get even the mildest Apple fans hot under the collar..</p> <p>Dubbed the iPad Pro, the concept is a marriage between the portability of the iPad, and the larger screen and power of the MacBook Pro, and we want one. Now.</p> <p>For starters, the iPad Pro concept&#39;s 12.9in 4096 x3072 display would serve up nearly 400 pixels per inch, while offering plenty of extra room to browse the web, read documents and watch movies.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The extra screen real estate essentially provides the space of two iPad Minis, and the multi view ability with easy sharing between two open applications is something we wish Apple will bake into <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8/review" target="_blank">iOS 8</a>.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="460" scrolling="no" src="http://gfycat.com/iframe/ImpossibleAbsoluteEft" width="500"></iframe><br />Two 64-bit A7 processors should be able to handle all those tasks and much, much more, and gaming at that resolution would be eyeball heaven.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8/review" target="_blank">iOS 8 preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="672" height="503" title="Please, make this happen" alt="We wish this iPad Pro concept was real" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-pro-concept-2.jpg?1397742196" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On the outside, the iPad Pro concept has a unique damage resistant coating over its metallic shell, while the rear 8MP camera is cleverly hidden beneath the rear Apple logo&#39;s one-way glass, providing a cleaner, less cluttered look.&nbsp;</p> <p>Speaking of cameras, the iPad Pro concept has not one, but three full HD Facetime camera&#39;s gracing its front for 3D video calls, 3D menu&#39;s and gesture controls.</p> <p>And if you think that&#39;s too far fetched then you probably haven&#39;t seen <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-smartphone-it-has-six-cameras-and-3d-screen/news" target="_blank">Amazon&#39;s leaked smartphone</a> which boasts the same functionality, thanks to its four front-facing head tracking cameras.</p> <p>The speakers have also been given a boost. There are four in each corner, and their levels can be individually adjusted for enhanced playback.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-smartphone-it-has-six-cameras-and-3d-screen/news" target="_blank">The Amazon smartphone has six cameras and a 3D screen</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="Sneaky..." alt="We wish this iPad Pro concept was real" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipadpro-cam.jpg?1397742196" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="800" height="600" title="3D-ready" alt="We wish this iPad Pro concept was real" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-pro-camera.jpg?1397742196" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="600" height="460" title="Apply directly to ear" alt="We wish this iPad Pro concept was real" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-pro-speakers.jpg?1397742196" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Even the cables and headphones have been given attention, with more durable ends to prevent bending and fraying.</p> <p>Throw in a MacBook-like charger with LED battery indicators, and we&#39;ve got one hell of an attractive package.</p> <p>Now, if only it were real...</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/11-most-impressive-iwatch-concepts-so-far-which-would-you-wear/feature" target="_blank">The 11 most impressive iWatch concepts so far: which would you wear?</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="981" height="736" title="A welcome change" alt="We wish this iPad Pro concept was real" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-pro-cables.jpg?1397742196" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="600" height="450" title="Magnets make everything better" alt="We wish this iPad Pro concept was real" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-pro-mag.jpg?1397742196" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/we-wish-ipad-pro-concept-was-real/news#comments Apple iPad Tablets Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:43:18 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1435590 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft announces Office for iPad http://www.stuff.tv/apple/microsoft-announces-office-ipad/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s available right now – but you’ll need an Office 365 subscription to edit files </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Microsoft announces Office for iPad" alt="Microsoft announces Office for iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/excel-on-ipad.jpg?1396601342" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Own an iPad? Love Excel, Word and PowerPoint? Then today&rsquo;s your lucky day, because Microsoft has just launched a version of Office specially tailored for Apple&rsquo;s tablet.</p> <p>The three separate apps (the fourth part of Office, Outlook, is not getting its own app) boast an interface designed with touch control very much at the forefront, as well a beautifully clean look. Documents can be retrieved from and saved to a OneDrive or SharePoint account.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can download the apps from today for free, although if you want to edit documents in any of them you&rsquo;ll need a Microsoft Office 365 subscription, which costs &pound;80 a year (a more affordable Office 365 Personal option will arrive in the spring). You can view documents or give presentations without having to pay a penny, however.</p> <p>With over a billion people using Office every day, Microsoft clearly thinks that there&rsquo;s plenty of call for it on the iPad. And that it&rsquo;ll sell a lot of new Office 365 subscriptions. But there is the possibility that, having waited so long to bring Office to the iPad, Microsoft has already lost the battle for tablet productivity apps. Apple&rsquo;s own iWork productivity suite has been available on the iPad from day one, while Google Drive (which is free, of course) allows users to create and edit documents across all sorts of devices, including the iPad.</p> <p>Nonetheless, Microsoft appears to have done a good job in bringing a functional Office to Apple&rsquo;s tablet, and once we&rsquo;ve spent some time with it we&rsquo;ll let you know what we think.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Word on iPad" alt="Word on iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/word-on-ipad.jpg?1396601342" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/microsoft-announces-office-ipad/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple iOS apps iPad Microsoft Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:04:30 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1434433 at http://www.stuff.tv App of the Week: Beyond The Screen http://www.stuff.tv/ipad/app-week-beyond-screen-review/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Zombies! Creepy villages! Apocalypse! DVD extras and commentaries come back from the dead with help from Edgar Wright and co </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Beyond The Screen iPad app review " alt="Beyond The Screen iPad app review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/beyond-the-screen-review-bitey.png?1395710440" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I don&rsquo;t tweet when I&rsquo;m watching TV or movies - I look stuff up. So while no social second screen app has held down a spot on my iPad Mini couch companion, Beyond The Screen is staying put.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £0.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cast and Brew </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After selecting from the three Cornetto movies, trivia, soundtrack info and quizzes are all ready to go but the best way to use Beyond The Screen is Timeline.</p> <p>This cleverly uses the iPad&rsquo;s mic to pick up audio from the movie as it plays and sync the app&rsquo;s content. So new factoids, pics, weapons used and location maps pop up as the action happens on the big screen. It&rsquo;s almost perfectly timed - only once or twice did I skip back to a cameo or bit of prop trivia.&nbsp;</p> <p>As well as a &lsquo;stats&rsquo; screen, everything presented in the app can be saved to a freezer - nice - and as I collected different types of content, these were badged as Cornettos. (Collect ten from each of the three films and you can win some sort of media streaming box in a prize draw - might as well if you&rsquo;re watching all three).</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/icheapskate-25-best-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad/feature" target="_blank">iCheapskate: the 25 best free apps for iPhone and iPad&nbsp;</a></p> <p>The info itself is a cut above most cursory web searches too - compiled from film production notes, studio archives and cast and crew interviews it provides incredible smug-face fodder for outgeeking movie buff mates. Still, they&#39;re only snippets - I discovered Peter Jackson cameos as a Father Christmas stabbing Simon Pegg in Hot Fuzz but I had to Google to find out that Edgar Wright met Jackson on the set of King Kong.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not all trivia though. Fans of drinking along to boozy movies (Withnail and I again, anyone?) will enjoy the beer-o-meter which racks up measures even when Nick Frost slurps out of sight of the camera in Shaun of the Dead. Impressive.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Beyond The Screen review - Hot Fuzz stats " alt="Beyond The Screen review - Hot Fuzz stats " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beyond-the-screen-review-stats.png?1395710440" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Beyond The Screen review - Shaun&#039;s records" alt="Beyond The Screen review - Shaun&#039;s records" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beyond-the-screen-review-records.png?1395710440" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Beyond The Screen review - soundtrack" alt="Beyond The Screen review - soundtrack" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beyond-the-screen-review-soundtrack.png?1395710440" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Beyond The Screen review - trivia" alt="Beyond The Screen review - trivia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beyond-the-screen-review-bill-nighy.png?1395710440" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beyond The Screen Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The sound recognition does of course work with Blu-rays but the real potential for Beyond The Screen will be if it scales up to provide that missing magic to movies on streaming and on demand services. Right now there&rsquo;s no extras, no commentaries and no alternate endings when you stream and the likes of Netflix execs don&rsquo;t see this as a problem.</p> <p>I&rsquo;ll be keeping an eye on this, ready for some more trivia Timelining the second a new film is added to this initial trio. Unless it&rsquo;s a painfully-unfunny-scene count for Movie 43, that is.</p> <p>For now, this is a must-download for fans of Frost and Pegg&rsquo;s faces - it&rsquo;s fun, it&rsquo;s free and it might just win you the next pub quiz. How&rsquo;s that for a slice of fried gold?</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/beyond-the-screen/id830552609?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Beyond The Screen here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/netflix-our-job-get-directors-cut-and-not-bother-all-rest-it/feature" target="_blank">Netflix: &#39;There really isn&#39;t a case for different versions of a film&#39;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Beyond The Screen iPad app review " alt="Beyond The Screen iPad app review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beyond-the-screen-review-home.png?1395710440" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Watch. Pause. IMDb. Repeat. No longer - a second screen app for movie obsessives is here&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ipad/app-week-beyond-screen-review/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ipad/app-week-beyond-screen-review/review#comments Apps and Games Film and TV iOS apps iPad Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:28:48 +0000 Sophie Charara 1434204 at http://www.stuff.tv This iPad app trains your eyes for better than 20/20 vision http://www.stuff.tv/free-ipad-app-trains-your-eyes-better-2020-vision/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s all to do with brain plasticity you see </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="788" height="591" title="This iPad app trains your eyes for better than 20/20 vision" alt="This iPad app trains your eyes for better than 20/20 vision" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/eagle-eyes.jpg?1392864120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ultimeyes is aniPad app which claims to noticeably improve your eyesight, from ditching your reading glasses to enhancing your long distance vision and improved visibility at night.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Too good to be true? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While it sounds crazy, there is an explanation.</p> <p>The Ultimeyes app doesn&#39;t train the eyes or eye muscles directly.&nbsp;</p> <p>Instead, it targets the brain and works on rewiring it, in a process called neuroplasticity.</p> <p>The app itself exercises the visual cortex by displaying fuzzy patterns called Gabor stimuli, which materialise against a grey background.&nbsp;</p> <p>The aim is is to locate them, and tap them away. Think Whack-A-Mole with the worst graphics you&#39;ve ever seen, and you&#39;re pretty much there.</p> <p>By exposing your brain to these patterns on a regular basis, you&#39;re forcing it to process them more efficiently, ultimately rewarding you with clearer long distance vision.</p> <p>It&#39;s a little like lifting weights at the gym. Lift regularly and your muscles will have to grow to adapt to the new challenges you&#39;re throwing at them. Except in this case,you&#39;re getting sharper vision, not bigger guns.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EKbbF66cyqI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1072" height="804" title="This iPad app trains your eyes for better than 20/20 vision" alt="This iPad app trains your eyes for better than 20/20 vision" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ultimeyes.jpg?1392864120" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Try it now </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&#39;ve got an iPad then you can take the &pound;3.99 Ultimeyes app for a spin <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ultimeyes/id805408944?mt=8" target="_blank">right now</a>, though don&#39;t expect to see any improvements immediately.</p> <p>Stick at it though and you could achieve super-human vision, call yourself The Hawk, and fight crime in tight spandex.</p> <p><strong>Update:</strong> We&#39;ve just downloaded the Ultimeyes app from the app store and it seems to be crashing on us, so it&#39;s probably best to hold off downloading it before it gets sorted. We&#39;ll keep you updated.</p> <p>[<a href="http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(14)00005-0" target="_blank">Cell</a>., <a href="http://ultimeyesvision.com/" target="_blank">Ultimeyesvision</a>, via <a href="http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/med-tech/this-app-trains-you-to-see-farther-16506910" target="_blank">Popular Mechanics</a>, <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/1y9m6w/a_neuroscientist_has_just_developed_an_app_that/" target="_blank">Reddit</a>]</p> <p>[Image credit:&nbsp;<a href="http://evey-eyes.deviantart.com/art/Bald-eagle-303662567" target="_blank">Evey-Eyes, deviantart</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/free-ipad-app-trains-your-eyes-better-2020-vision/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/free-ipad-app-trains-your-eyes-better-2020-vision/news#comments Apple iOS apps iPad Tablets Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:48:41 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1432579 at http://www.stuff.tv Korg's Gadget app crams 15 of its best synth and drum machines into your iPad http://www.stuff.tv/korg/korg-gadget-app-crams-your-ipad-tonnes-electro-synth-goodness/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Korg wants you to swim in fuzzy basslines. Here&#039;s why you should dive in </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="533" height="400" title="Korg&#039;s Gadget app crams 15 of its best synth and drum machines into your iPad" alt="Korg&#039;s Gadget app crams 15 of its best synth and drum machines into your iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/korg-gadget-ipad.jpg?1390818127" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>Another Korg app? Should I really be excited?</b></p> <p>Well, answer us this. Should you be excited about an app containing over 50 years worth of virtual synths and drum machines, created by a company whose products have had electro-heads salivating since 1962?</p> <p>Yes. Yes you should.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>But I've already got GarageBand…</strong><br /><br />.. which doesn't even come close. Korg's app offers the ultimate portable blank canvas for pure unadulterated electronic music creation. If you want to dabble in synths, create your own electronic masterpiece or add a sprinkle of magic to your existing creations, this app will deliver in spades. Big, flashy spades, covered in knobs and buttons, pulsing with deep electrical humms of anticipation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="589" height="442" title="Korg&#039;s Gadget app crams 15 of its best synth and drum machines into your iPad" alt="Korg&#039;s Gadget app crams 15 of its best synth and drum machines into your iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/korg-gadget-ipad2.jpg?1390818127" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>But how does it work?</strong><br /><br />Korg offers 15 virtual synths and drum machines, or 'Gadgets' for you to play around with, letting you build up complex layers of sound in combination with a built-in sequencer and mixer.&nbsp;You can run more than 20 at once, from straight-up bass dropping synths to an videogame sound creators. You'll be pumping out a retro-8-bit-electro-pop-funk-acid-house tune in no time.&nbsp;Only three other people on the planet will 'get it', but who are we to judge?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" title="Korg&#039;s Gadget app crams 15 of its best synth and drum machines into your iPad" alt="Korg&#039;s Gadget app crams 15 of its best synth and drum machines into your iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/korg-ipad.jpg?1390818127" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="375" title="Korg&#039;s Gadget app crams 15 of its best synth and drum machines into your iPad" alt="Korg&#039;s Gadget app crams 15 of its best synth and drum machines into your iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/korg-ipad-2_0.jpg?1390818127" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Can I share my musical genius with the world?</strong><br /><br />Of course you can. Korg offers a free GadgetCloud music sharing service for all of its users worldwide, or you can upload creations directly to SoundCloud, Facebook and Twitter. Bring on the torrent of Likes and Retweets.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="715" height="536" title="Korg&#039;s Gadget app crams 15 of its best synth and drum machines into your iPad" alt="Korg&#039;s Gadget app crams 15 of its best synth and drum machines into your iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/korg-ipad-3.jpg?1390818127" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Where do I throw my money?</strong><br /><br />While we'd happily take it, you're better off popping to the <a data-cke-saved-href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/korg-gadget/id791077159?mt=8" href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/korg-gadget/id791077159?mt=8" target="_blank">App Store</a> where you can pick up Korg Gadget for £19.99 - a special 25%-off introductory price.</p> <p>Just remember who pointed you in its direction when you're warming up for Deadmau5, Skrillex and... whoever else the kids are jumping around to these days.</p> <p><a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">CLICK FOR MORE HOT STUFF STORIES</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="634" height="475" title="Korg&#039;s Gadget app crams 15 of its best synth and drum machines into your iPad" alt="Korg&#039;s Gadget app crams 15 of its best synth and drum machines into your iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/korg-ipad-4.jpg?1390818127" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/korg/korg-gadget-app-crams-your-ipad-tonnes-electro-synth-goodness/news#comments Apple Hot Stuff iOS apps iPad Korg Music Tablets Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:07:48 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1431647 at http://www.stuff.tv ZX Spectrum resurrected as a Bluetooth keyboard, of course http://www.stuff.tv/zx-spectrum-resurrected-bluetooth-keyboard/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More than 30 years after it first launched, the rubber-keyed icon is making a comeback </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="ZX Spectrum Bluetooth keyboard" alt="ZX Spectrum Bluetooth keyboard" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/zx-spectrum-bt-keyboard.jpg?1387788505" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The ZX Spectrum is coming back &ndash; but it&rsquo;s coming back as a Bluetooth accessory for your phone.</p> <p>Elite Systems has announced that it&rsquo;ll be resurrecting the 1982 computer as a Bluetooth keyboard that&rsquo;ll work in tandem with an iOS app (and later, apps for Android, Windows Phone, PC and Mac).</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Party like it&#039;s 1982 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Elite Systems&rsquo; idea is that you can use it to play their extensive collection of Spectrum games from the App Store (such as the officially-licensed <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/zx-spectrum-elite-collection/id391336343?mt=8">ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection</a>) in authentic ZX fashion &ndash; yes, rubber keys and all. It will, naturally, work as a regular Bluetooth keyboard too, so it should jive nicely with pretty much any app or game.&nbsp;Imagine pairing it with an iPad to create a totally incongruous portable work setup.</p> <p>The company is preparing a <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/952953995/1706707152?token=178af0ea">&pound;60,000 Kickstarter campaign</a> for the keyboard, which it says will cost between &pound;40 and &pound;50 when it arrives. Quite when that will be is not yet clear, but we&rsquo;ll keep you posted.</p> <p>In the meantime, fans of British retro computers can indulge their sense of nostalgia with our pick of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/5-best-zx-spectrum-homages/news">best ZX Spectrum homages</a>.</p> <p>[<a href="http://bluetoothzxspectrum.elite-systems.co.uk/">Elite Systems</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> iOS games iPad iPhone Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:37:32 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1430307 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Buy Han Solo's Blaster, learn how to draw Morgan Freeman on your iPad, and Apple's Topsy Twitter buy http://www.stuff.tv/fully-charged-apples-topsy-twitter-buy/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s time for your morning mashup of the latest tech news and online happening, getting you up to date before you&#039;ve even eaten breakfast </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="610" height="429" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Blaster_1_610x429.jpg?1386038035" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-prigg" title="View user profile.">Mark Prigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Buy Han&#039;s Blaster </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Officially described as &ldquo;Harrison Ford &#39;Han Solo&#39; non-firing DL-44 Blaster,&quot; from &quot;The Empire Strikes Back&quot; and &quot;Return of the Jedi,&rdquo;, it&#39;s expected to raise between US$200,000 (&pound;122,302) and US$300,000 (&pound;183,453)&nbsp;when it goes on sale later this month.</p> <p>&ldquo;It would have been used in the majority of scenes that feature Han, with the heavier, live-fire weapon being used for close-up shots,&rdquo; the site says.</p> <p>&ldquo;Particularly noteworthy scenes requiring this lighter version are when Darth Vader uses the Force to lasso the blaster out of Han&rsquo;s hand in Empire, and in Jedi when Han wrestles with a Stormtrooper to regain possession of his blaster during the Rebels&rsquo; encounter with Imperial forces on Endor.&rdquo;</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/harrison-ford-han-solo-dl-44-blaster-from-star-379-c-44e307f3bc" target="_blank">Invaluable</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple&#039;s topsy Twitter buy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple is getting deep into Twitter with the purchase of Topsy Labs, a social media analysis firm specializing in charting Twitter trends.&nbsp;The fruit-based giant is thought to have paid over US$200 million for the firm, which boasts its ability to search tweets from 2006.</p> <p>It&#39;s one of the few companies with access to Twitter&rsquo;s full &ldquo;firehose&rdquo; of tweets - giving Apple access to all 425 billion to try and spot what we&#39;re all talking about, and hopefully find out we&#39;d all like an Apple iWatch sooner rather than later.</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304854804579234450633315742" target="_blank">WSJ</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1014" height="212" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screen%20Shot%202013-12-02%20at%2018.02.13.png?1386038035" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Morgan Freeman gets the iTreatment </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>British artist Kyle Lambert has produced this stunning video of just what you can do with Apple&rsquo;s tablet.&nbsp;It&rsquo;s so good, he&rsquo;s even been made to produce a video to show it is real and not just a photo.&nbsp;Using the app Procreate, Lambert spent over 200 hours and made over 285,000 brushstrokes - so best get started now if you want to compete.</p> <p>Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://kylelambert.co.uk/ipad-art/" target="_blank">Kylelambert.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uEdRLlqdgA4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shine on you crazy Android </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Misfit has launched an Android version of the app to accompany the Shine, its fitness tracker.&nbsp;A hit with Apple fans (it&#39;s even sold in the Apple Store), the gadget has a minimalist display that doubles as a watch (albeit a slightly difficult to read one), and can track your sleep as well as your waking activity.</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://www.misfitwearables.com/" target="_blank">Misfit</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="275" height="183" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/download_0.jpeg?1386038035" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/fully-charged-apples-topsy-twitter-buy/news#comments Apple iOS apps iPad Twitter Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:12:26 +0000 Mark Prigg 1429676 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple to introduce 13in iPad Pro next year? http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-introduce-13in-ipad-next-year/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rumours abound that Cupertino is readying a larger tablet for a 2014 release </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iPad Air" alt="Apple iPad Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ipad.jpg?1385463843" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple is in the process of bringing a larger iPad model to market, according to rumours in the Far East.</p> <p>Taiwanese newspaper <a href="http://mag.udn.com/mag/digital/storypage.jsp?f_MAIN_ID=320&amp;f_SUB_ID=2942&amp;f_ART_ID=478015">United Daily News</a> claims that Apple is working with Quanta Computer for the manufacture of a tablet with a 12in screen, although there are suggestions from elsewhere that the display will be closer to 13 inches in size. Quanta already builds iMacs and MacBook Pros for Apple.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Maxi Pad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple offers the iPad in 9.7in and 7.9in editions, but is known to have experimented with larger tablet sizes in the run-up to launch. There&rsquo;s little speculation into whether a larger model would offer the same functionality as its smaller brethren, or use its bigger screen to bring more features to the table.</p> <p>With Apple well known for playing its cards close to its chest concerning upcoming products, we won&rsquo;t get any sort of official news out of Cupertino. But we&rsquo;ll keep our eyes peeled and ears open for any more rumours and leaks concerning this possible larger model &ndash;&nbsp;reportedly called the iPad Pro.</p> <p>In the meantime, check out our recent reviews of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2-retina/review">iPad Mini 2</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-5/review">iPad Air</a>.</p> <p>[<a href="http://mag.udn.com/mag/digital/storypage.jsp?f_MAIN_ID=320&amp;f_SUB_ID=2942&amp;f_ART_ID=478015">United Daily News</a> via <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2013/09/24/apple-claimed-to-be-working-with-quanta-computer-to-manufacture-larger-ipad/">9to5Mac</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Apple iPad Tablets Mon, 25 Nov 2013 17:00:25 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1429411 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft Surface 2 vs Apple iPad Air: The verdict http://www.stuff.tv/apple/microsoft-surface-2-vs-apple-ipad-air-big-fight/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As the rivals unleash this year&#039;s crop of tablets, we compare their design, specs and capabilities in our definitive face-off </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Surface2-with-iPadAir_0.jpg?1383208330" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal">In the Redmond corner, we have the latest from Microsoft, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-surface-2/review" target="_blank">Surface 2</a> – the tablet for productive types that need more than just apps. In the Cupertino corner, Apple’s taken the wrappers off its latest and (in its own words) “greatest tablet ever” - <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/hands-ipad-air-review-slimmed-down-powered/feature" target="_blank">The iPad Air</a>. Can Apple's thinly-sliced slate compete with the flexibility of Microsoft's second-gen Surface?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/ben-stinson" title="View user profile.">Ben Stinson</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beauty under the surface </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="MsoNormal">On the design front, both tablets feel more like an evolution of their predecessors than a sea change. The iPad Air has gone for a major slim-down, weighing in at a svelte 469g (28 percent less than the model it replaces) and measuring an almost absurdly thin 7.5mm in depth. The 43 percent-smaller bezel is the main design change you’ll notice if you’re upgrading from an older model: the front is now almost entirely screen. And it's simply gorgeous. As Stuff's Sophie Charara says in our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-5/review">full review</a>: “It’s the new champion of tablet hardware design. Cool aluminium, almost unbroken lines and drilled speaker grilles make for a familiar and elegant look. It’s the kind of object you’ll find yourself idly caressing.”</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Air is solidly made and there's no flex to it at all, although you'll need to watch out for scratches to the back and sides: both mark up a little too easily for our liking.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The new Surface is also a refinement upon the original: there’s a slimming down from 9.4mm to 8.9mm, and 5g shaved off the weight, despite other dimensions staying put. And it's strikingly well put together, as our reviewer Mark Payton <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-surface-2/review">remarks</a>: “‘Solidly built’ doesn’t do it justice - the magnesium casing’s fit and finish is as near to flawless as you have any right to expect from a product wearing a £360 price tag.”</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The kick-stand we loved from the original Surface RT remains, but it now has a 40- as well as a 20-degree tilt – a welcome addition. One slight issue we have is that, while the Surface 2 is a pleasure to hold in landscape mode (even one-handed), its 16:9 screen looks somewhat gawky when you twist it to portrait mode; the iPad Air looks and feels like the better device for ebook reading.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Winner:</strong><strong> </strong>iPad Air (just)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Microsoft Surface 2" alt="Microsoft Surface 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/microsoft-surface-2_0.jpg?1383208330" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pixels pushed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="MsoNormal">The original Surface was deemed a little lacking in its screen specs, something that Microsoft has rectified with version 2 – ramping the resolution of its 10.6in TFT touchscreen up to 1080p for a pixel density of 208ppi. As our review says, "It may not quite match a Retina, but it’s bright, sharp and has great viewing angles."</p> <p class="MsoNormal">With the iPad, the same 2046 x 1536 Retina display that has graced the last two generations of Apple’s maxi-slab puts Apple at an obvious advantage. You may not notice from a distance, but up close and when displaying high-resolution photos, the difference becomes more apparent. It rocks a 4:3 aspect ratio that our review calls "perfect for the web, email, ebooks and apps". It's, in short, the best screen we've encountered on a tablet.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">One complaint we have about both tablets: their screens attract greasy fingerprints like overpriced provincial nightclubs attract footballers. </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Winner:</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong>iPad Air</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="805" title="The iPad Air has a gloriously sharp Retina display screen" alt="iPad Air screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Apple-iPadAir-Retina.jpg?1383208330" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Power upped </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="MsoNormal">iOS is built from the ground-up to be a beautifully smooth experience – even if you were running multiple background apps or browser tabs, the A6-toting iPad was always a great experience. With the 64-bit A7 processor on board, the Air will laugh in the face of multi-tasking and next-gen mobile games. In fact, Apple claims it’s up to eight times faster than last year’s silicon. In day-to-day use right now, the Air is fantastically smooth and stutter-free.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Air's 64-bit architecture is already starting to make its advantages apparent, albeit not in an earth-shattering way (yet). From our review: "All the iWork and iLife apps are now optimised for 64-bit, but it’s not just Garageband that will run best on the iPad Air. Showcase tricks that you can actually try out on day one include enhanced reflections, shadows and cutscene graphics in the absolutely gorgeous (if a bit of a trudge in terms of gameplay) Infinity Blade III, real-time key-matching in djay 2, 720p video decoding in vjay and real-time karaoke effects in Smule’s Sing."</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Microsoft sticks with Nvidia power for the Surface 2, moving on to the fourth generation Tegra processor (currently gracing other tablet and hybrid efforts from HP, Asus and Toshiba).</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The original was underpowered and plagued with lag that, for many, severely soured the perception of Windows RT – but with the Surface 2 performance is superb. From our review: "We deliberately tried to murder the device by opening every installed app (the entire Office suite, every installed Modern app plus Halo Spartan Assault), then switched quickly between them over and over again. The Surface didn’t flinch. It’s quick to boot into Windows 8.1, and - once you’re logged in - everything is responsive to the touch. In most scenarios, you’ll find it an easy and pleasurable tablet performance, whether you’re scanning through emails and appointments, or hitting a quick play of Jetpack Joyride." </p> <p class="MsoNormal">The only drawback we found – and it's a minor one – is that Microsoft has put a ceiling on the number of apps you can run in the background.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Winner:</strong><strong> </strong>Draw</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple A7 processor" alt="Apple A7 processor" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-a7-processor_0.jpg?1383208330" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two cameras, one cut </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="MsoNormal">Tablet photography qualms aside, the new iPad has surprised us by sticking with the same 5MP sensor with 1080p video – we’d been expecting a boost to 8MP. Even more surprising is the lack of features in comparison to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5S</a> (no panorama, burst mode or slo-mo) which, considering the devices share the same 64-bit processing power, is a little bewildering. That said, as our review puts it, the iPad Air's camera is "still one of the best tablet cameras we’ve seen. The Air’s main snapper captures more detail than rival tabs, making for sharper, clearer shots. The colours aren’t as accurate as the best smartphone cameras, including the iPhone 5s’, but it’s a respectable back-up."</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Surface 2 has had some improvements in this department, going with a similar 5MP, 1080p capable sensor to the Air but making it more usable thanks to the simple addition of an LED flash. Picture quality is decent, nothing more.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Skype duties are handled by a front-facing 3.5MP camera that’ll wow your contacts with 1080p video. As we note in our review, this performs remarkably well in low light thanks to some worthwhile fettling by Microsoft: "The Skype calls we made during the week suggest that it was time well spent: you’ll look glorious to callers, even by candlelight." </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Winner:</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Draw</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Surface2-Rear-Camera.jpg?1383208330" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get connected – or don&#039;t </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="MsoNormal">Connectivity is vital if you plan on being productive with a tablet – something that Microsoft has gone to great lengths to emphasise. The Surface 2 rocks a single USB 3.0, micro-SD expansion up to 64GB, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi modes including N, Dual-Band and Wi-Fi Direct. There’s also video output provided by the Mini DisplayPort for piping HD content to your TV or monitor.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Air matches Surface 2 for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth specifications, but Apple has stuck with tradition by making the iPad Air resolutely barren of any external connectivity options that don’t require additional dongles. With the right adapter you’ll get (limited) USB connectivity, SD card reading and screen mirroring via HDMI or VGA.&nbsp; If you’re a child of the cloud-connected generation then you might not deem the lack of ports enough to put you off, though again for productivity’s sake, a more elegant solution than a plethora of dongles would be welcomed.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Winner:</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Surface 2</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Surface2-rear.jpg?1383208330" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There&#039;s battery life to be had </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Microsoft quotes the Surface 2 battery life at 10 hours of use, but in our testing it managed between six and eight hours per charge. The iPad Air gets much closer to its officially quoted figure (again, 10 hours): during the course of a week, as we got over hammering the Air with downloads, apps and games and settled into a normal routine, the iPad lasted a day and a half to two days before it required a recharge.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Winner:</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong>iPad Air</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The wizards of OS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="MsoNormal">Apple has recently taken a reasonable amount of flack for the seventh update of iOS, mostly levelled at its more simplistic design. But there’s no denying that simplicity still works and improvements such as the quick-settings draw work as fantastically well on the big screen as they do in the smaller confines of the iPhone. Our review sums it up thus: "We still believe iOS needs more customisability and ‘live’ information, but for style, slickness and simplicity it’s way out in front of rivals."</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Windows RT 8.1 is unashamedly different to the experience you’ll get on iOS. For those familiar with Microsoft’s combination of tiled menus and old-school desktop environment, you’ll feel right at home managing windows and apps separately with your own freedom to manage and interact with them. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">The unmissable elephant in the room here is Apps, which is what ultimately drives most people’s tablet usage. iOS works exceptionally well with the 475,000-strong selection of tablet-specific apps that are now available. RT is a different story entirely: the selection of apps is still verging on dire, with the big names like Facebook only just getting round to releasing an RT compatible app. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">Microsoft can’t even claim the Surface to be the singular tablet home of Microsoft Office any longer, with an iPad version already available with an Office subscription.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Winner:</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong>iPad Air</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Apple-iOS7-iPad.jpg?1383208330" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="MsoNormal">As far as specs go, the Surface 2 is a very realistic competitor to the iPad, and even beats it in a few areas such as the camera and connectivity. The £40 cheaper price-tag of the Surface 2 is not enough for it to be a massive advantage, and if you’re after one of the glorious type or touch covers then you’ll need to budget at least another £100.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">If you’re intent on buying a tablet as a laptop replacement then the Surface 2 has to be considered. The familiarity of desktop-style apps such as Office will make it a no-brainer for anyone planning on being relatively productive, and the keyboard covers are a stroke of genius that third parties have (so far) failed to match for the iPad. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">If you’re buying a tablet to consume the vast amount of information that is digitally thrown at you on a daily basis, or equally you’re happy being productive on one of the many very well designed tablet apps that Apple’s store offers, then the iPad is for you.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Us? Largely due to its more polished ecosystem and better battery life, we’d plump for the beautiful new iPad. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/microsoft-surface-2-vs-apple-ipad-air-big-fight/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple iPad Microsoft Surface Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:46:01 +0000 Ben Stinson 1428279 at http://www.stuff.tv The Apple iPad 2 costs more in the UK than the iPad Air does in the US http://www.stuff.tv/ipad/ipad-2-costs-more-uk-ipad-air-does-us/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thanks a lot, exchange rates and VAT. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="800" title="Don&#039;t let your dad buy this one, even though it&#039;s cheaper. " alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ipad%202.png?1382469979" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite having been released in March 2011, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-2/review">iPad 2</a> is still being sold on Apple's website for £329. Meanwhile, in America, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/meet-ipad-air-apples-biggest-leap-ever-ipad-world/news">iPad Air</a> - which packs a 64-bit processor and four times as many pixels into a much lighter, thinner body - costs US$499.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ipad/ipad-2-costs-more-uk-ipad-air-does-us/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ipad/ipad-2-costs-more-uk-ipad-air-does-us/news#comments Apple iPad iPad 2 iPad Air Tablets Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:14:40 +0000 Will Dunn 1428224 at http://www.stuff.tv Today's Apple event – new iPads, OS X Mavericks and Mac Pro coming at 6pm UK time http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-confirms-october-22nd-event-new-ipads-incoming/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;We still have a lot to cover&quot; – Apple&#039;s event kicks off at 6pm UK time in San Francisco. Expect to see the latest generation of iPads, alongside the latest version of OS X and the new, tubular Mac Pro </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iPad launch invite" alt="Apple iPad launch invite" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-ipad-launch-invite.jpg?1382454236" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple's latest event is set to kick off at 6pm UK time – and Stuff will be reporting on all the latest developments.</p> <p>The invite promises that 'we still have a lot to cover', and we expect&nbsp;to see the next generation of the iPad unveiled alongside a new iPad Mini, possibly with a Retina screen.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-prigg" title="View user profile.">Mark Prigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mini Mania </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The invite comes amid frenzied speculation over what Tim Cook could unveil on stage next week.</p> <p>Dozens of photos claiming to show a new iPad Mini have leaked, and you can read the latest rumours <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2-retina/review">here</a>.</p> <p>The full sized iPad is also set for an overhaul, and it's been spotted in gold and sporting a Touch ID sensor - see the latest <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-5/review">here</a>.</p> <p>Alongside refreshed iPads, Mac OS X Mavericks is expected to be released - see our full guide to it <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/os-x-mavericks-109/review">here</a>.</p> <p>We also hope to see Apple's tubular Mac Pro, shown off earlier in the year, finally given a release date.</p> <p>Rumours also point to an update for Apple TV, and who knows, perhaps we will see the return of 'one more thing', with a suprise announcement - <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review">iWatch</a> anyone?</p> <p>Stuff will be there to cover the event, so check back for our live blog and hands-on coverage of Apple's new products.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field 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imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="It&#039;s expected to be available in gold" alt="It&#039;s expected to be available in gold" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-mini-2-front_0.jpg?1382454236" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="604" height="453" title="OS X Mavericks is also set to be launched" alt="OS X Mavericks is also set to be launched" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/os-x-mavericks-main.jpg?1382454236" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple iPad Mini 2 and iPad 5 coming at 6pm today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;We still have a lot to cover&quot; – new iPads, Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item big image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image" width="920" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/carousel-images/apple-launch-03.jpg?1382454236" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-confirms-october-22nd-event-new-ipads-incoming/news#comments Apple iPad iWatch Mac Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:11:51 +0000 Mark Prigg 1427923 at http://www.stuff.tv Schoolkids ‘hacking’ iPads should be celebrated, not punished http://www.stuff.tv/apple/schoolkids-hacking-ipads-should-be-celebrated-not-punished/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;We don’t need no iPaducation,&quot; is the depressing cry from LA – but educators shouldn&#039;t freak out about kids daring to explore technology, says Craig Grannell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/kids-ipad.jpg?1381314265" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Headlines have flared up recently about the ‘controversy’ surrounding a high-profile <a href="http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-1008-banks-education-ipads-20131008,0,2823736.column">iPad rollout at Los Angeles schools</a>.</p> <p>Students have come under fire for ‘hacking’ iPads and using them for ‘unapproved’ purposes. Critics have slammed the schools for providing students with iPads that they could subsequently – horrors! – surf the internet on. Because presumably that would lead to the end of society as we know it.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Technology frightened teachers... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What all this demonstrates is that while gadgets and technology increasingly play a major role in society, their place in education remains all too fragile. I remember things being little different during my own school days, which coincided with the beginning of the home-computer revolution.</p> <p>Back then, Sir Clive Sinclair was trying to convince people to hand over 80 quid for a plastic computer kit you had to assemble and solder yourself. On the other side of the Atlantic, the Apple II had cemented itself in the public consciousness, albeit largely as a hobbyist pursuit. It was an exciting time, full of potential — especially if you were a kid with an instinctive love of technology.</p> <p>Yet at my primary school, a solitary Commodore PET lurked unloved and undusted in one of the tiny reading areas situated at the back of each classroom. A year or two later, wheeled desks mysteriously appeared with BBC Micros begging to be experimented with. But the teachers seemed almost fearful of technology; and despite this being a state school, they thought our futures would be better catered for if we all regularly sat around a piano and sang about Jesus.</p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/22326055@N06/9412150510/in/photolist-fkHJr5-9JoUp4-bLDvfx-dpL2bT-bxJNvE-9KdwWK-aC1YQ2-dvBy3v-a7UGxh-9bpGyy-9bpGBo-9bpGA9-9bmz9n-9bmzbp-8VZGFo-boqoc7-9KgmN5-9cPkpp-aeDwaG-9tbf2e-9cPkeF-9cPkin-9G84JN-9G5a2z-cMuLwq-bSQLse-9KgmL5-cN7vhS-cN7vkQ-bXoyrt-ceL4wu-ceL48S-ceL4jY-ceL3jE-bXoyY6-cN7vuC-a7RPuz-9XNx3r-bXoyit-bXoyeP-ceL3D5-bXoz5v-ceL3RS-bXoyaF-bXoz26-ceL4DG-bXoyQi-bXoxJk-ceL53E-bXoz8g-ceL3od/">Philip Howard</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Commodore PET" alt="Commodore PET" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/commodore-pet.jpg?1381314265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="BBC Micro" alt="BBC Micro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bbc-micro_0.jpg?1381314265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ...And little has changed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>By the time secondary school beckoned, anything related to carols was rightly banished from everyday school life and confined to religious studies, but still technology barely made a dent in our lives. Occasionally, a maths lesson would involve sitting in front of an Acorn Archimedes while a teacher looked disapprovingly at a set of instructions, twisting and gurning their face as if attempting to decipher some long-lost arcane language. Even during graphics A-levels, a small suite of Macs received only scant attention, despite being infinitely more powerful than the archaic drawing boards we mostly sat at.</p> <p>It’s sad to see how little has changed. We’re in the midst of another technological revolution, where sooner or later almost everyone will own their own mobile device. Children today need to be armed with the knowledge that will enable them to thrive tomorrow. Regarding what happened in Los Angeles, the ‘hacking’ element was probably overblown — educator and head of IT at the world’s first 1:1 iPad school <a href="http://speirs.org/blog/2013/10/1/battle-los-angeles.html">Fraser Speirs theorised</a> the schoolchildren most likely merely removed personal profiles from the devices so they weren’t locked out of Safari.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Acorn Archimedes" alt="Acorn Archimedes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/acorn-a3010_0.jpg?1381314265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iPad" alt="Apple iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ipad_0.jpg?1381314265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Raspberry Pi" alt="Raspberry Pi" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Raspberry-Pi.jpg?1381314265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The kids are alright </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But had the hacking been real, that would have been something to truly celebrate. If kids take an interest in technology and want to bend it to their will — especially relatively closed platforms like iOS — this should be encouraged, because it shows initiative. It’s interesting to compare what happened in Los Angeles to a One Laptop Per Child experiment that occurred a year ago.</p> <p>Motorola Xooms were dropped off at Ethiopian villages, with no instructions. The idea was to see if children could teach themselves to read, using preloaded apps. Within minutes, one child had opened a box and powered the machine up. Within weeks, groups of children were singing in English, led by ABC apps. Within months, they’d hacked Android, reenabling the disabled camera and customising their devices. It would therefore be depressing to think that kids in the west could have their devices confiscated for merely browsing the web, all because of arbitrary restrictions imposed by old-fashioned educators who wrongly think they ‘know best’.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kOBl4v2JhRY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="OLPC XO-3" alt="OLPC XO-3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/olpc-XO-3.jpg?1381314265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/schoolkids-hacking-ipads-should-be-celebrated-not-punished/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple iPad Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:00:58 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1427643 at http://www.stuff.tv Super-sized 12in iPad could be on the way http://www.stuff.tv/apple/super-sized-12in-ipad-coud-be-way/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is Apple working on a plus-sized iPad? The iRumour mill seems to think so </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="538" height="404" title="Super-sized 12in iPad could be on the way" alt="Super-sized 12in iPad could be on the way" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/12in-ipad.jpg?1380144713" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple could be prepping a plus-size iPad to sit alongside its existing 9.7in and 7.9in models.</p> <p>According to Chinese publication&nbsp;<a href="http://mag.udn.com/mag/digital/storypage.jsp?f_MAIN_ID=320&amp;f_SUB_ID=2942&amp;f_ART_ID=478015" target="_blank">United Daily News</a>, Apple&nbsp;is working on a larger 12in iPad – which will&nbsp;reportedly be made by Quanta, a Taiwanese manufacturer with a history of working on Apple products.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/super-sized-12in-ipad-coud-be-way/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/super-sized-12in-ipad-coud-be-way/news#comments Apple iPad Rumour Tablets Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:07:54 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1427074 at http://www.stuff.tv Today your iPhone and iPad change forever – here's what's new in iOS 7 http://www.stuff.tv/ios-7/today-your-iphone-and-ipad-change-forever-heres-whats-new-ios-7/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple&#039;s OS overhaul is finally here – find out how it will rejuvenate your ageing iThing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple iOS 7" alt="Apple iOS 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-iphone-ios-7-03_0.jpg?1379555679" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The time has come for your old iPhone or iPad to be rejuvenated. Apple's iOS7 update rolls out today, bringing with it changes across the board.</p> <p>But what does iOS 7 mean for your aging iThing? We've picked apart how the major changes to Apple's mobile operating system will affect your iPhone – and what it means for you.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/jools-whitehorn" title="View user profile.">Jools Whitehorn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What does it look like? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first thing you'll notice is that iOS 7 looks very different. Gone are the skeuomorphic icons, textures and shadows of yore, and in their place are flat blocks of colour, courtesy of iPhone design guru Jony Ive. The fonts are less blocky, too – but if you find them difficult to read, you can bold them up from the accessibility menu. Transparent "frosted glass" panes are used for menus and control panels, while the default wallpapers are substantially more colourful than Apple's previous efforts.</p> <p>Siri's also had a cosmetic tweak – you can now choose from male and female voice options, while the digital assistant, has more control of your phone and includes features to make it more car-friendly.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple iOS 7" alt="Apple iOS 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-iphone-ios-7-01_1.jpg?1379555679" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="604" height="453" title="Apple iOS 7" alt="Apple iOS 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-iphone-ios-7-10_0.jpg?1379555679" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So what&#039;s new? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The biggest change in iOS 7 is the Control Center. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and you'll bring up a panel with controls for music playback, brightness, and commonly-used features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and orientation lock. Apple's also placed links to the camera and calculator apps, timer and even a flashlight button at the botton of the Control Center.</p> <p>Swiping down from the top of the screen brings up the Notification Center from iOS 6, with calendar info, a weather summary and stock info – when will Apple realise that not everyone cares about stocks? Double-tapping the Home button, meanwhile, displays an overhauled multitasking menu – which now comes with preview screenshots of your apps as well as icons.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iOS 7" alt="Apple iOS 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ios-7-01.jpg?1379555679" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What about the features I can&#039;t see? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The changes aren't merely cosmetic – in iOS 7, you'll be able to tweak several of the settings that underpin the phone. App updates can now be downloaded automatically – no more nagging red circle on the App Store icon – and you can set your iPhone to automatically download data in messages and e-mails rather than having to wait until you open the app.&nbsp;</p> <p>iOS 7 also adds an NFC-esque file-sharing platform called AirDrop, letting you wirelessly push photos and other digital goodies to your friends.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple iOS 7" alt="Apple iOS 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-iphone-ios-7-12_0.jpg?1379555679" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What about photos? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple's completely overhauled its Camera app for iOS 7 with a minimalist black-and-white interface – and you can now swipe between video, photo, panorama and square picture modes. Yes, Apple's hacking a divot out of Instagram's turf, with square-cropped photos and a selection of creative filters. You'll also be able to take HDR photos on your iPad, finally.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Photos app has been tweaked substantially, too – iOS 7 automatically organises your snaps into Moments, Collections and Years, using the location and time data so that you can pick out, for example, all the photos you took on that holiday to Morocco. Or that wet weekend in Margate. You can also view your pictures on a map based on where they were taken, Instagram-style.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iOS 7" alt="Apple iOS 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ios-7-03.jpg?1379555679" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Will it work on my iPhone or iPad? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iOS 7 update will work on iPhone 4 or newer, iPad 2 or newer, iPad Mini and iPod Touch 5th-gen or newer.</p> <p>We've only scratched the surface of iOS 7 here – there's much more besides including full-screen browsing, a new App Store and iTunes Radio, so make sure you check out our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ios-7-%E2%80%93-7-things-you-need-know/feature">Things You Need to Know About iOS 7&nbsp;</a>feature – and look out for our full iOS 7 review.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iOS 7" alt="Apple iOS 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ios7-ipad-mini.jpg?1379555679" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/ios-7/today-your-iphone-and-ipad-change-forever-heres-whats-new-ios-7/news#comments Apple iOS 7 iPad iPhone Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:53:35 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 1426807 at http://www.stuff.tv Rumour: iPad Mini 2 and iPad 5 launching on 15th October http://www.stuff.tv/apple/rumour-ipad-mini-2-and-ipad-5-launching-15th-october/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Report claims an Apple event next month will see tablets debuted alongside Haswell-based Macs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iPad Mini" alt="iPad Mini" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ipad-mini_3.jpg?1381724635" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Phew. We may have just gotten over last week’s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5s/review">iPhone 5S</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5c/review">5C</a> revelation, but if a report is to be believed, Apple isn’t done with product launches in 2013.</p> <p>French site MacGeneration claims that the company is planning another “special event” for 15th October, during which it will announce the next generation of iPad and iPad Mini models and more besides.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tablets, desktops and laptops </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Given that it’s been about a year since Apple unveiled the iPad Mini and iPad 4, the timing makes perfect sense. The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipad-mini-retina-display-has-new-google-nexus-7-its-sights/news">iPad Mini 2</a> is expected to pack a 2048 x 1536 Retina display screen and A7 chip, while the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipad-5-compared-ipad-4-video-same-screen-smaller-body/news">iPad 5</a> is tipped for a design overhaul that’ll make it more closely resemble the current iPad Mini (albeit larger, natch), as well as an A7, improved camera and support for 4G LTE.</p> <p>Besides the new tablets, we may well see the announcement of new Mac models based on <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/intel/how-intel-haswell-making-cpus-exciting/feature">Intel Haswell</a> processors: expect MacBook Pros and iMacs. There may also be an updated Apple TV model.</p> <p>We’ll keep our ears to the ground for more rumours. Stay tuned.</p> <p>[<a href="http://www.macg.co/news/voir/261224/des-stocks-d-imac-au-plus-bas-et-un-special-event-le-15-octobre">MacGeneration</a> via <a href="http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/506510/20130917/ipad-5-mini-2-release-date-specs.htm#.UjiEYWTwL8R">IBTimes</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iPad 5" alt="iPad 5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-5.jpg?1381724635" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rumour: New iPads coming 15 October </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Apple iMac iPad iPad Mini MacBook Pro Rumour Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:10:59 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1426777 at http://www.stuff.tv