Apple http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/features en-MY Apple iPad Mini 3 http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-mini-3/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Touch ID and identical specs mean the iPad Mini 3 is technically the best small Apple tablet. But is it worth the extra US$100? </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="Technically the best iPad Mini but not the best value " alt="Apple iPad Mini 3 review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ipad-mini-3-review-main.png?1414202520" /> </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="/my/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There were no iPad Mini 3 wishlists flying around the web. Because the<a href="http://www.stuff.my/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2-retina/review"> iPad Mini 2</a> is such a close-to-flawless product, nobody had the imagination to improve on the beautifully built, apptastic mini tab.</p> <p>Including, it seems, Apple.</p> <p>The differences between the iPad Mini 3 and its predecessor boil down to this: the new one gets Touch ID fingerprint scanning for unlocking the tablet and paying for iTunes purchases. And it comes in gold.&nbsp;</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"> RM1,310.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price from </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> (Converted from US$399) </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">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The best small tablet experience </div> <div class="field-item even"> Touch ID for unlock and iTunes </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Gorgeous build, stunning Retina screen </div> <div class="field-item even"> All-day battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Mini 2 is now much better value </div> <div class="field-item even"> No spec bumps like the iPad Air 2 </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Non expandable, no 32GB </div> <div class="field-item even"> Slightly inferior colours next to Air 2 </div> </div> </div> <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"> Still the best small tab around </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 the iPad Mini 2 didn&rsquo;t exist, we&rsquo;d be gushing over this lovely bit of kit just like we did last year. </p> <p>Because everything is the same. The same slim-but-not-too-slim 7.5mm aluminium build, small-but-not-too-small 7.9in screen and incredibly sharp 2048 x 1536 resolution. There&rsquo;s no noticeable tweaks to the iPad Mini&rsquo;s screen tech. Whites are still printer paper-pure, contrast is excellent and colours are mostly accurate and appealing. We say mostly because there are still a few hues, reds in particular, that both the iPad Air and even tablets like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/kindle-fire-hdx/review">Kindle Fire HDX</a> pick up that the iPad Mini misses. Still, it&rsquo;s not something every user will spot and colour reproduction is more than good enough for Netflix and the web. If you need a tablet for working with images, we&rsquo;d recommend the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-air-2/review">iPad Air 2 </a>instead.&nbsp;</p> <p>The iPad Mini 3 isnt treated to the same anti-reflective coating and display lamination technique seen on the Air 2 either&nbsp;- a small difference but one that makes the gap between the two iPad models bigger. In terms of aesthetics, both the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 get a new gold model to join the silver and space gray options.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>:&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2-retina/review">Apple iPad Mini 2 review&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <p>Power and performance remains the same too, that is very, very good. This tablet is as smooth as we&rsquo;ve seen from Apple, with no stutters or lag. Still, spec fans will be disappointed that the iPad Mini 3 misses out on the A8X processor and M8 motion co-processor, the brains behind the iPad Air 2. In time, we might see more games and video editing apps that make use of this extra grunt. For now, we&rsquo;re not complaining too much.&nbsp;</p> <p>For stamina, at least, the iPad Mini 3 just about matches the bigger Cupertino tablet. Like its predecessor, it lasts just shy of the iPad Air&rsquo;s ten-hour battery life. For a tablet, that&rsquo;s very respectable and&nbsp;means only having to charge the iPad Mini every other day at most.&nbsp;</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="4000" height="3000" title="iPad on iPad. Meta. " alt="Apple iPad Mini 3 review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad%20mini%20review%20web.jpg?1414202520" /> </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="4000" height="3000" title="Apple iPad Mini 3 review" alt="Apple iPad Mini 3 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad%20mini%20review%20rear.jpg?1414202520" /> </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="4000" height="3000" title="Apple iPad Mini 3 review" alt="Apple iPad Mini 3 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad%20mini%20review%20bottom.jpg?1414202520" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple iPad Mini 3 tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Screen: 7.9in 2048x1536 (326ppi) Retina display, IPS<br />Processor: A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, M7 co-processor<br />RAM: (unspecified)<br />OS: iOS 8.1<br />Camera: 5MP rear with 1080p video, 1.2MP front<br />Storage: 16/32/64/128GB (non expandable)<br />Connectivity: Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G/4G optional<br />Dimensions: 134.7 x 200 x 7.5mm<br />Weight: 331g (341g with 3G/4G)</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"> 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"> Touch ID and iOS 8.1 </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>We said there weren&rsquo;t many iPad Mini 3 wishlists, but the one feature iPhone users have been asking for on the iPad is Touch ID.&nbsp;</p> <p>It becomes such an ingrained habit, pressing a finger or thumb to the iPhone&rsquo;s home button, that switching to a Touch ID-less iPad gets terribly confusing. Well that&#39;s no longer a problem, as the Mini 3&#39;s joined the fingerprint-recognition party. It&rsquo;s faster and more accurate than when it was first introduced and still just as easy to set up.&nbsp;</p> <p>So what can you do with it? First up, replace your pin code to unlock the iPad, a feature Samsung has added to smartphones such as the Galaxy S5, albeit in a slightly less elegant implementation. Then there&rsquo;s fingerprint authentication for iTunes and App Store purchases, which is a nice timesaver that lets you wave bye-bye to entering your password every time.</p> <p>Apple Pay, only available in the US for now, adds support for lots more online transactions&nbsp;- including booking Uber cabs. It&rsquo;s worth noting that, unlike the iPhone 6, you wont be paying via NFC in shops with your Mini 3. To be fair to Apple, pressing an iPad Mini 3 to a contactless card reader would look a bit ridiculous.&nbsp;</p> <p>As for <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ios-81-released-bringing-apple-pay-continuity-and-various-fixes/news">iOS 8.1</a>, you can download this on to your iPad Mini 2 now, so it&rsquo;s not much of a selling point for the new model. The additions are welcome though, both in terms of ironing out bugs in iOS 8 and adding long-hyped productivity features such as syncing files, links and messages&nbsp;with Yosemite (on MacBooks and iMacs)&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/imac/how-answer-calls-and-messages-across-your-mac-ipad-and-iphone-continuity/feature">Continuity</a>&nbsp;when logged into iCloud.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>:<strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ios-8/review"> iOS 8 review&nbsp;</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="4000" height="3000" title="Touch ID set up takes seconds " alt="Apple iPad Mini 3 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad%20mini%20review%20finger.jpg?1414202520" /> </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="Looks like iOS 7 but lots more functionality " alt="Apple iPad Mini 3 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad%20mini%20review%20iOS.jpg?1414202520" /> </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="4000" height="3000" title="The iPad still has the best optimised apps " alt="Apple iPad Mini 3 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-mini-3-review-apps.png?1414202520" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you want more than 32GB, you need an iPad Mini 3 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That&rsquo;s right. The iPad Mini 2 is now only being stocked by Apple in 16GB (RM969) and 32GB (RM1139) sizes, both non expandable of course.&nbsp;</p> <p>That means if you want more than 32GB, the Mini 3 is your only option. In&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/better-or-worse-apple-s-ipad-line-shows-its-now-very-different-company/feature">another business-minded move</a>, the Mini 3 skips the 32GB model altogether.</p> <p>It is available in 16GB (US$399), 64GB (US$499) and 128GB (US$599) sizes, with on average an extra US$130 (RM430) for 3G/4G capabilities. Of course that makes the 64GB model look like a sensible option: if you&#39;re spending US$399 (RM1310) on 16GB, why not go the whole hog and spend US$499 (RM1640) for four times the storage?&nbsp;</p> <p>Essentially, if you can limit yourself to 32GB or less of storage, then buy an iPad Mini 2. Any more and you don&rsquo;t get the choice.&nbsp;</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"> 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"> Apple iPad Mini 3 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>This is essentially an iPad Mini 2s or more accurately still, an iPad Mini 2 with Touch ID.</p> <p>The changes are comically minimal and the most interesting new features are available via a software update to iOS 8.1 if you have a last-gen iPad Mini.&nbsp;</p> <p>If this is your first Apple tablet AND the futuristic fingerprint authentication appeals to you AND you need more than 32GB storage, this is the best choice. But in all other cases, we&rsquo;d say that US$100 (RM330) is simply <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/touch-id-nice-touch-its-not-update-gives-you-feels/feature">too much money to justify choosing the Mini 3</a> over the brilliant, and now brilliantly priced, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2-retina/review">iPad Mini 2</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/tablets/top-ten">The best tablets you can buy&nbsp;</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="1200" height="900" title="Futureproof but the iPad Mini 2 is the bargain star now " alt="Apple iPad Mini 3 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad%20mini%20side%20view.jpg?1414202520" /> </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-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <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"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <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"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <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"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <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"> 9 </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>The Mini 3 is futureproof thanks to fingerprint scanning but makes the iPad Mini 2 too much of a bargain to ignore&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/my/apple/apple-ipad-mini-3/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-mini-3/review#comments Apple iOS 8 iPad Mini 3 Tablets Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:44:26 +0000 Elissa Loi 1451313 at http://www.stuff.tv iPod's greatest hits: the revolution and the evolution http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ipod-s-greatest-hits-revolution-and-evolution/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We look back on the one product that spawned entire generations of sub-devices and put Apple on the music player map </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="567" height="425" title="iPod’s greatest hits: the revolution and the evolution" alt="iPod’s greatest hits: the revolution and the evolution" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/01original_ipod%203.jpg?1414164957" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The iPod looks radically different from when it was first birthed in 2001. But one thing hasn&rsquo;t changed - its impact on listening to music.</p> <p class="p1">Apple recently <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-launches-new-16gb-ipod-touch-5mp-camera-and-four-new-colours/news">announced upgrades to its iPod Touch</a> without any pomp. So we thought we&rsquo;d make a fuss for it, by looking back at how far the iPod has come since its conception. Hankies at the ready, you&rsquo;ll feel teary for your old friends.</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="/my/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</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"> iPod Classic (2001) </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>Clunky by today&rsquo;s standards, the first iPod Classic was a simple 5GB or 10GB box-shaped affair with a mechanical scroll wheel, capable of holding up to 1000 songs. But hey, the mobile music-listening experience was completely changed for the second time since the Walkman.&nbsp;</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="iPod Classic" alt="iPod’s greatest hits: the revolution and the evolution" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/01original_ipod%203.jpg?1414164957" /> </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"> 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"> iTunes sets up shop (2003) </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>Welcome to the world, iTunes! It wasn&rsquo;t so much about the affordability (US$0.99 songs that you don&rsquo;t actually own) as it was the fact that it brought music downloads out of the underground illegal pit into the light of the mainstream. Also, the now third-gen iPod can hold up to 7500 songs and has been redesigned to be way slimmer and lighter than two CDs.</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="iTunes sets up shop" alt="iPod’s greatest hits: the revolution and the evolution" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/03ipod_frontbuds%202.jpg?1414164957" /> </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"> 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"> iPod gets littler (2004) </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 hitting 50 million song downloads, iTunes begins on its journey of world domination by setting up store on virtual European shores, the UK, France, and Germany to be exact. Following the size of the original iPod, Apple decides to make music even more portable with the iPod mini, a wee version of the Classic iPod offering 4GB worth of song storage and a click wheel for scrolly fun.</p> <p>Equally memorable is the launch of the iPod U2 Special Edition with the engraved scrawls of Bono and co, a partnership between Apple, U2 and Universal Music Group to signify that Apple is in with the music guys.</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="iPod gets littler" alt="iPod’s greatest hits: the revolution and the evolution" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/04ipodmini.jpg?1414164957" /> </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="567" height="425" title="iPod gets littler" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/04u2ipod_front.jpg?1414164957" /> </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"> 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"> iPod learns the shuffle (2005) </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 fifth-gen iPod now comes with video-playing capabilities - kind of like a drawing-board pure-entertainment iPad if you will - as iTunes welcomes TV shows and music videos to its stable of offerings.</p> <p>Apple also welcomes two new members to the iPod family - the iPod Shuffle and the iPod nano. The former was a displayless pared-down USB stick-like music player, while the latter replaced the mini with its even thinner body (thanks to using flash memory) and a colour screen to view all your album art on.</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="iPod learns the shuffle" alt="iPod’s greatest hits: the revolution and the evolution" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/05ipodshuffle_front%204.jpg?1414164957" /> </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="567" height="425" title="iPod learns the shuffle" alt="iPod’s greatest hits: the revolution and the evolution" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/05ipodnano_blk_frontbuds.jpg?1414164957" /> </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="567" height="425" title="iPod learns the shuffle" alt="iPod’s greatest hits: the revolution and the evolution" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/05ipodvideo_theoffice.jpg?1414164957" /> </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"> 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"> iPod plays nice with Nike (2006) </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>In what looks like a year of health focus, Nike and Apple collaborate on what you might be able to call one of the first attempts at wearable tech - an in-shoe sensor that allows you to track your workout on your iPod nano. </p> <p>On the iPod shuffle front, the device shrinks even further into a clip design that users can secure onto their clothes for working out.&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="567" height="425" title=" iPod plays nice with Nike" alt="iPod’s greatest hits: the revolution and the evolution" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/06nike_nano2.jpg?1414164957" /> </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="567" height="425" title=" iPod plays nice with Nike" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/06shuffle_earbuds.jpg?1414164957" /> </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"> 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 reign of touch (2007) </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>This was the year the iPhone changed smartphones forever. But that&rsquo;s another story for another day. The iPod touch was also introduced later the same year, a doppelganger for the iPhone, packing multi-touch screen intelligence (and with it the death of the iconic click wheel) and built-in Wi-Fi capability for web-surfing when you&rsquo;re sick of the media you have in store.&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="567" height="425" title="The reign of touch" alt="iPod’s greatest hits: the revolution and the evolution" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/07touch.jpg?1414164957" /> </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"> 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"> New faces aplenty (2010) </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 fourth-gen iPod touch is all about the display and camera: getting Retina-ed new, the ability to make FaceTime calls, record video in HD and has a Game Center to keep score with your contacts.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not the only iPod that gets a revamp; the new iPod nano surfaces with a brand new multi-touch interface and a built-in clip, while the iPod shuffle has control returned to it via the on-body click wheel after the previous generation decided to do away with it.</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="New faces aplenty" alt="iPod’s greatest hits: the revolution and the evolution" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/10ipod_nano.jpg?1414164957" /> </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="567" height="425" title="New faces aplenty" alt="iPod’s greatest hits: the revolution and the evolution" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/10ipod_touch.jpg?1414164957" /> </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="567" height="425" title="New faces aplenty" alt="iPod’s greatest hits: the revolution and the evolution" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/10ipod_shuffle.jpg?1414164957" /> </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"> 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"> Shape-shifting Nano (2012) </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>Aside from the iPod shuffle, the Nano is the next fickle beast in terms of form. After the 6th gen square, the 7th gen Nano stretches back into its 5th gen self, ups the display to 2.5 inches, removes the built-in clip, and adds Bluetooth into the mix.&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="567" height="425" title="Shape-shifting Nano" alt="iPod’s greatest hits: the revolution and the evolution" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipodnano.png?1414164957" /> </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-8"><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"> 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’s next? (2014) </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>We don&rsquo;t know what&rsquo;s going to be unveiled at Apple&rsquo;s upcoming 2014 keynote, but it has gone and quietly updated its 16GB iPod touch with new colours and a 5MP iSight camera to catch up with its bigger-bodied brethren. All of the touch models are on equal footing now, while the other iPod models remain untouched. Whatever&#39;s in store, we&#39;re ready, Apple.&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="567" height="425" title="What’s next?" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/touch.png?1414164957" /> </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"><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"> The iPod revolution </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"> From chunky boxes to svelte devices, witness how the iPod has evolved </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/01original_ipod%203_1.jpg?1414164957" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ipod-s-greatest-hits-revolution-and-evolution/feature#comments Apple iPod Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:36:03 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1440356 at http://www.stuff.tv iPhone 6 Plus users complain of crashes, could just be too many apps http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6-plus-users-complain-crashes-could-just-be-too-many-apps/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Users reporting crashes had over 700 apps installed </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="567" height="425" title="iPhone 6 Plus users complain of crashes, could just be too many apps" alt="iPhone 6 Plus users complain of crashes, could just be too many apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/perf_0.png?1414126289" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Reports of Apple iPhone 6 Plus users complaining of their phones crashing have popped up on Apple&#39;s Support Communities. The threads have gotten pretty popular, with one already garnering 9,000 views and 60 replies.</p> <p>The thing is, apparently the users with problems tend to be those with the 128GB iPhone 6 Plus and have installed more than 700 apps. Let&#39;s just let that sink in now: 700 apps? Where would someone find time to use 700? Anyhow, another thing noted is that the crashes happen randomly even without using the phone.</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="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</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 many apps spoil the iPhone? </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 is causing the crashes? Some are blaming the recent iOS 8.1 update and some are wondering if that maybe it&#39;s app incompatibility with the latest version of iOS.</p> <p>Some users have managed to get their iPhones replaced or exchanged though some are still waiting for Apple to get back to them about possible repairs or reparations.</p> <p>Apple has not commented as yet on the issue though perhaps this would be something they had not anticipated. In the past, with 64GB being the size cap users were not as keen to keep every single app they downloaded. When you only had 16GB of space, it was even more imperative to not keep an app around if it wasn&#39;t needed or used on a regular basis.</p> <p>The new larger storage space means you have people who don&#39;t want to delete apps at all. Is the iPhone 6 Plus unable to deal with so many apps on one phone? We&#39;ll just have to wait until Apple figures that one out.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review" target="_blank">What we think of the iPhone 6 Plus</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/10/23/iphone-6-plus-users-report-persistent-unexplained-crashing-issues-possibly-tied-to-large-app-libraries" target="_blank">Appleinsider</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/A4zs3D_EEYA" 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> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6-plus-users-complain-crashes-could-just-be-too-many-apps/news#comments Apple iOS 8 iPhone 6 Plus Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:51:30 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1451238 at http://www.stuff.tv Using your iPad Air 2 as a camera is fine, and here’s why http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/using-your-ipad-air-2-camera-fine-and-here-s-why/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ignore the tech snobs — if you want to use your iPad as a camera, go for it, says Craig Grannell </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="Using your iPad Air 2 as a camera is fine, and here’s why" alt="Using your iPad Air 2 as a camera is fine, and here’s why" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ipad-air-2-camera-02.jpg?1414026624" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>During Apple&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/6-things-you-need-know-todays-apple-launch/news">recent event</a>, VP Philip Schiller made quite a big deal about the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ipad-air-2-revealed-its-so-thin-you-might-cut-yourself-holding-it/news">iPad Air 2</a>&rsquo;s camera.</p> <p>&ldquo;Perhaps the feature people love most about their iPads is the camera,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Some people have been surprised by that, but it really makes a lot of sense.&rdquo;</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="/my/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"> 1. The technology’s surprisingly great </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 iPad is not going to replace a professional camera, nor, perhaps, even your smartphone&rsquo;s camera. But the iPad Air 2 now packs cameras with some decent specs.</p> <p>The main one on the back is 8MP and shoots 1080p video. It can shoot 43 megapixel panoramas, slo-mo video, time-lapse and burst mode. It also leverages on Apple&rsquo;s excellent HDR capabilities, with HDR shots now composed using a single image.</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 Air 2 camera" alt="iPad Air 2 camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-air-2-camera-01_0.jpg?1414026624" /> </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"> 2. It’s a really huge viewfinder </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>Professionals for the most part will no doubt argue you should stick with the traditional camera viewfinder, but for the rest of us, composing on a screen is logical. You can see how your shot will end up and make adjustments accordingly.</p> <p>Using the iPad Air 2, you have a beautiful 9.7-inch display on which to work. This is handy for anyone, but especially useful for people harder of vision; and also for kids, who can take advantage of the iPad&rsquo;s larger interface elements.</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="iPad Air 2" alt="iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-air-2-camera-04.jpg?1414026624" /> </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"> 3. The iPad has fantastic editing apps </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>Shooting is only a part of photography &mdash; what you then do with your photos is equally important. Although you can transfer images between devices, you can <em>instantly</em> start work with a photo you&rsquo;ve literally just taken, without having to wait for the cloud to catch up.</p> <p>And Apple&rsquo;s app ecosystem is rich, providing products for fine-tuning photos, assisting coaches with training players via videos of their performances, editing and translating documents &lsquo;scanned&rsquo; with the camera, and even using the camera to help create virtual layouts of your home that you can experiment with.</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="Editing on the iPad Air 2" alt="Editing on the iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-air-2-camera-03.jpg?1414026624" /> </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"> 4. The best camera is the one you have with you </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>Perhaps some people are so anti-tablets-as-cameras that they&rsquo;d never consider using one in this manner, for fear of being branded some kind of tech numptie. But people said exactly the same thing about smartphones not that many years ago.</p> <p>Yet the reality has always been simple: people want fewer devices that can do more, and the iPad is very capable in that regard; moreover, the best camera is the one you have with you, and if that&rsquo;s the one on the iPad, the technology&rsquo;s now at the point the tablet itself could be considered a decent camera choice anyway &mdash; no matter how uneasy that makes tech snobs.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-air-2/review" target="_blank">Apple iPad Air 2 hands-on</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="567" height="425" title="The best camera is the one you have with you" alt="The best camera is the one you have with you" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/camera-2_0.jpg?1414026624" /> </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/my/apple/using-your-ipad-air-2-camera-fine-and-here-s-why/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/using-your-ipad-air-2-camera-fine-and-here-s-why/feature#comments Apple iPad Air 2 Opinion Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:44:48 +0000 Elissa Loi 1451113 at http://www.stuff.tv For better or worse, Apple’s iPad line-up shows it's now a very different company http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/better-or-worse-apple-s-ipad-line-shows-its-now-very-different-company/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three iPad minis and two iPad Airs — here’s hoping Apple’s not heading back to the bad old days </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="1000" height="750" title="eek" alt="eek" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/line-up.jpg?1413946791" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Apple of today is a very different beast from the Apple of the mid-1990s.</p> <p>These days, pundits still bang on about Apple somehow being doomed, despite it making billions of dollars in profit every quarter, and churning out iPhones and iPads as fast as the company can sell them. However, while this is often because it makes for a clickbait headline, many within the industry remember a time when Apple really was doomed.</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="/my/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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Before Steve Jobs returned to the company, Apple was haemorrhaging money. It had a bloated product line and was obsessed with doing too much by itself &mdash; proprietary <em>everything</em> &mdash;&nbsp;and yet paid little attention to the buying user experience. If you were one of the rapidly diminishing number of people who actually wanted to buy a new Mac instead of a Windows PC, you were faced with a wall of Performas and Power Macintoshes &mdash; a bafflingly complex matrix of products with so much overlap that the best way to select your next machine was probably to pin Apple&rsquo;s product chart on a wall and lob a dart at it.</p> <p>Jobs &lsquo;thought different&rsquo;. He took a knife to Apple&rsquo;s products and didn&rsquo;t so much trim the fat as hack off hunks of meat until all that remained was the simplest and most streamlined product matrix you&rsquo;d ever seen. The idea was Apple would have only one &lsquo;consumer&rsquo; and one &lsquo;professional&rsquo; product within &lsquo;desktop&rsquo; and &lsquo;notebook&rsquo; slots, which became the iMac, Power Mac, iBook and PowerBook.</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Over time, Apple as a company evolved further, embracing additional key aspects of personal computing that grabbed the imagination of the consumer, but it never lost its sense of focus. As Jobs stated during a Macworld event, &ldquo;focus is about saying no,&rdquo; even if that &ldquo;pisses off people&rdquo;. Hence, Apple continued to release what it thought its consumers&nbsp;<em>needed</em>&nbsp;rather than what they thought they&nbsp;<em>wanted</em>, restricting choice and providing only the best options.</p> <p>This notion continued as Apple shifted its own focus towards appliance computing: the iPhone and the iPad. But even as Apple&rsquo;s product line diversified, its products could still all fit on a desk. Naturally, pundits rallied against this line of thinking, arguing Apple was denying consumers &lsquo;choice&rsquo;, compared to the plentiful ranges provided by rivals, but Apple was really making things easy. As numerous studies have shown, people really aren&rsquo;t great at making choices &mdash; especially when faced with a huge number of options.</p> <p>In the context of Apple and choice, the iPad is an interesting case, and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/6-things-you-need-know-todays-apple-launch/news">recent events</a>&nbsp;highlight how Apple is, for better or worse, now very clearly transforming into a different company from the one Steve Jobs ran. At first, the iPad was just the iPad. You chose an amount of storage, decided whether you wanted 3G, and away you went. Gradually, colour entered the mix, and then the iPad mini. But even last year, the main choice for the consumer was size: did you want the iPad Air or the iPad mini? For the most part, the machines were identical, so the main decision you had to make was relatively simple.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-air-2/review" target="_blank">Apple iPad Air 2 hands-on review</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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/H8eP99neOVs" 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="At first, the iPad was just the iPad." alt="At first, the iPad was just the iPad." src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-first-gen.jpg?1413946791" /> </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>Fast forward to last week&#39;s Apple event. Choice is now abundant in the new iPad line-up, but simplicity has been obliterated. Alongside the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-air-2/review" target="_blank">iPad Air 2</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/6-things-you-need-know-todays-apple-launch/news" target="_blank">iPad mini 3</a> sit last year&rsquo;s models, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-5/review" target="_blank">iPad Air</a> and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2-retina/review" target="_blank">iPad mini 2</a> (previously known as the iPad mini with Retina display); the original iPad mini also lurks in the line-up. So now there are three iPad minis and two iPad Airs; additionally, the Air (2) and mini (3) no longer have parity &mdash;&nbsp;they boast different chips and capabilities.</p> <p>The new iPad mini 3 is simply an iPad mini 2, but with TouchID, for an extra US$100. But the iPad mini 2 only comes in 16 and 32 GB flavours, whereas the iPad mini 3 comes in 16, 64 and 128 GB options (but not 32). Similarly, the Air and Air 2 clash, Apple&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-pay-more-pay-apple/feature">cynical upsell decision on new kit</a>&nbsp;making the 16 GB iPad Air 2 pricier than the 32 GB iPad Air.</p> <p>All this adds up to more choice, but also more confusion for the consumer, now faced with five models, with overlapping features and capacities. And sowing the seeds of buyer&rsquo;s doubt sometimes means baffled customers simply walk out of a store with nothing at all. It also erodes a differentiator Apple had compared to the competition: the simplicity and elegance of the buying experience.</p> <p>There are of course logical&nbsp;<em>business</em>&nbsp;reasons why Apple&rsquo;s made this decision. With the holiday season coming up, Apple&rsquo;s now covering more price-points, using older technology to combat cheaper Android tablets. It has the potential for wider sales, perhaps grabbing customers who might have plumped for a Kindle Fire. But bet-hedging with an overly complex line-up doesn&rsquo;t show focus, and this is a slippery slope Apple&rsquo;s been down before, only this time Steve Jobs isn&rsquo;t around to say no. Someone else on Apple&rsquo;s executive team should instead.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ipad-air-vs-ipad-air-2-should-you-upgrade/news" target="_blank">iPad Air vs iPad Air 2: should you upgrade?</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="1200" height="900" title="Two&#039;s company, three&#039;s a crowd" alt="Two&#039;s company, three&#039;s a crowd" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-family.jpg?1413946791" /> </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/my/apple/better-or-worse-apple-s-ipad-line-shows-its-now-very-different-company/feature#comments Apple iPad iPad Air 2 iPad Mini iPad Mini 3 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:27:02 +0000 Elissa Loi 1451037 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple debuts the iPad Air 2 and all the other news you’ve missed http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-debuts-ipad-air-2-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wake up, plug in, and have a read of our morning news round up </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="604" height="453" title="Apple debuts the iPad Air 2 and all the other news you’ve missed" alt="Apple debuts the iPad Air 2 and all the other news you’ve missed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1_15.jpg?1413946177" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It may be a public holiday today, bit that shouldn&rsquo;t stop you from keeping abreast of all the latest scoops and product releases in the market. We&rsquo;ve even made it easier for your perusal by condensing them into nugget sized bites, because less is sometimes more.</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="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</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"> The Apple iPad Air 2 is finally out </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 a bunch of rumours (and a very careless leak by Apple itself), the tech conglomerate&rsquo;s finally revealed its prized tablet &ndash; the iPad Air 2. It&rsquo;s said to be the world&rsquo;s thinnest tablet in the universe &ndash; so thin that if you put two of them on top of each other, you get about the thickness of the original iPad.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ipad-air-2-revealed-its-so-thin-you-might-cut-yourself-holding-it/news">8 things you need to know about the Apple iPad Air 2&nbsp;</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="567" height="340" title="The Apple iPad Air 2 is finally out" alt="The Apple iPad Air 2 is finally out" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2_1.png?1413946177" /> </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"> This is what the HTC branded Google Nexus 9 looks 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>There was some heartbreak early this month when all those who expected the HTC Nexus 9 didn&rsquo;t see its launch at HTC&rsquo;s Double Exposure event in New York City. But that didn&rsquo;t stop the company, or rather, Google, from launching the slate simply and quietly online. Check out all the official details of the tablet before you get your hands on one.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-nexus-9-7-things-you-need-know-about-first-android-lollipop-tablet/news">Google Nexus 9: 7 things you need to know about the first Android Lollipop tablet&nbsp;</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="604" height="453" title="This is what the HTC branded Google Nexus 9 looks like" alt="This is what the HTC branded Google Nexus 9 looks like" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3_19.jpg?1413946180" /> </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 Motorola branded Google Nexus 6 is a giant Moto X </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 Google Nexus 9 wasn&rsquo;t the only device to surprise us in an unveil last week &ndash; the Motorola branded Google Nexus 6 showed off its pretty self too. The newest Android poster boy boasts a 6in, 2K screen for all you graphics lovers, has a 13MP camera, and will run on Android 5.0 Lollipop. What more can one ask for?</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/7-things-you-need-know-about-google-nexus-6/news/4-its-powerful">7 things you need to know about the Google Nexus 6 &nbsp;</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="567" height="425" title="The Motorola branded Google Nexus 6 is a giant Moto X" alt="The Motorola branded Google Nexus 6 is a giant Moto X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4_14.jpg?1413946180" /> </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"> The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 might be coming soon </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 world is finally getting some leaks about the production of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. Snaps of the smartphone&rsquo;s back panel from the Chinese maker has made headlines around the web, which has given us some insight into how the device might look like. Prepare yourselves for a 13MP sensor with a dual-LED boost, an upgraded 64-bit enabled Snapdragon 615 with an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor, and 2GB of RAM.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/first-leak-xiaomi-redmi-note-2/news">Get excited over an alleged back panel of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2&nbsp;</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="567" height="425" title="The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 might be coming soon " alt="The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 might be coming soon " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5_15.jpg?1413946180" /> </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"> The Oppo N3 will have a sexy back </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>Oppo is such a tease &ndash; in the days leading up to the release of its upcoming N3 smartphone, it&rsquo;s been releasing a series of images of it, and the latest one (showing part of its back) is no different to the others. It focuses into the looks of the camera module but officially reveal nothing else. You&rsquo;ll just have to wait until 29 October to see the real deal.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/oppo-shows-its-upcoming-n3-s-sexy-back/news">Oppo N3 shows off its sexy back in another teaser image</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="567" height="425" title="The Oppo N3 will have a sexy back " alt="The Oppo N3 will have a sexy back " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/6_9.jpg?1413946180" /> </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/my/apple/apple-debuts-ipad-air-2-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news#comments Apple Google HTC Motorola Oppo Smartphones Tablets Xiaomi Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:32:34 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1451032 at http://www.stuff.tv Malaysia finally getting the iPhone, Maxis bringing in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus from Nov 6 http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/malaysia-finally-getting-iphone-maxis-bringing-iphone-6-and-6-plus-nov-7/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update 22/10: Maxis changes iPhone availability date to 6 Nov and starting pre-orders on 31 Oct </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="604" height="388" title="Malaysia finally getting the iPhone, Maxis bringing in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus from Nov 7" alt="Malaysia finally getting the iPhone, Maxis bringing in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus from " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1.jpg_0.jpg?1413978131" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple fans who have been quietly weeping in chagrin as Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users wave their phones around, you can start celebrating. Maxis just announced it will be bringing in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and will be accepting preorders starting 31 Oct.</p> <p>The phones will officially go on sale 6 Nov but no price plans have been revealed as yet. It&#39;s likely that the phone will be priced similarly to years past - meaning it will most likely be cheaper than Singapore&#39;s pricing by at least a hundred ringgit or so.</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="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</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"> Break those piggy banks </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>With the recent launch of the Galaxy Note 4 here, telcos have been offering only 24-month phone bundles and it is possible that the same trend will continue for the iPhone due to its high price point.</p> <p>It is also likely that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus plans for each telco will look a lot like what&#39;s available for the Galaxy Note 4, with data rates and advance subscription payments likely to be the same. The only difference will be how much of a discount the telcos will give for iPhone pricing.</p> <p>We&#39;ll keep you posted on availability and price plans as soon as we get the details.</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="Malaysia finally getting the iPhone, Maxis bringing in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus from Nov 7" alt="Malaysia finally getting the iPhone, Maxis bringing in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus from " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple%20video_1.png?1413978131" /> </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/my/apple/malaysia-finally-getting-iphone-maxis-bringing-iphone-6-and-6-plus-nov-7/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/malaysia-finally-getting-iphone-maxis-bringing-iphone-6-and-6-plus-nov-7/news#comments Apple iOS 8 iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus Price plans: Apple iPhone 6 Price plans: Apple iPhone 6 Plus Smartphones Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:58:17 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1450987 at http://www.stuff.tv iOS 8.1 released, bringing Apple Pay, Continuity, and various fixes http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ios-81-released-bringing-apple-pay-continuity-and-various-fixes/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Big additions come to Apple’s latest mobile OS, and it doesn’t seem to be breaking any phones in the process </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="Apple Pay" alt="Apple Pay" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-pay.png?1413853233" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just over a month after its initial launch, iOS 8 today received its first significant version update with the debut of iOS 8.1, which brings several promised features to iPhones and iPads.</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="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</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/my/apple/ios-81-released-bringing-apple-pay-continuity-and-various-fixes/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ios-81-released-bringing-apple-pay-continuity-and-various-fixes/news#comments Apple iOS 8 iPad iPhone iPod Touch Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:17:19 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1450947 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Leaked Fitbit Surge is a fitness-minded smartwatch, custom PS4 laptop is a thing of beauty, and new Mac Mini's RAM can't be upgraded http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/fully-charged-microsoft-s-rumoured-fitness-band-out-soon-fitbit-has-smartwatch-and-custom-ps4- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Catch up on the latest tech news around in our quick-hit roundup </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="Leaked Fitbit Surge marketing materials" alt="Leaked Fitbit Surge marketing materials" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fitbit-surge-leak.jpg?1413847241" /> </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="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</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"> Upcoming Fitbit Surge leaks </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>Based on leaked marketing materials obtained by The Verge, Fitbit is planning to launch a smartwatch. The Fitbit Surge - first leaked this summer - is billed as a &ldquo;superwatch,&rdquo; and it&rsquo;s a fitness-centric device with constant heart-rate monitoring, as well as independent GPS tracking and sleep tracking.</p> <p>It&rsquo;ll apparently also have simple phone notifications and music control with a paired smartphone, but the Fitbit Surge doesn&rsquo;t seem to be as comprehensive a smartwatch experience as its biggest competitors. And it&rsquo;ll be priced similarly to those devices at US$250 (about RM818).</p> <p>But for fitness buffs who want everything concentrated in a wearable, the Fitbit Surge could be an ideal option. And Fitbit has a couple of other bands due out soon, as we saw in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/fully-charged-leaked-fitbit-adds-constant-heart-rate-tracking-google-trolls-fans-over-androi">other leaked marketing documents</a>&nbsp;that surfaced last week.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/19/7007345/this-is-the-fitbit-surge">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/fitbit/fitbit-surge-fitbit-charge-and-purepulse-outed-trademark-application/news">Fitbit Surge, Fitbit Charge and PurePulse outed by trademark application</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-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"> Behold the custom PlayStation 4 laptop </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>Want a semi-portable PlayStation 4 &ldquo;laptop&rdquo; with a 22in screen that you can take anywhere? It&rsquo;ll only cost you US$1395 (about RM4564) - or US$1095 (about RM3582) if you send your own PS4 console. Modder Edward Zarick created the so-called PlayBook 4 after previously concocting the similar Xbook One with Microsoft&rsquo;s console, and he&rsquo;s taking orders for anyone who wants one custom-made.</p> <p>Check out the above video for an overview of the modified console from Zarick himself, and click the link below for more details and ordering info.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.edsjunk.net/wordpress/?p=211">Ed&rsquo;s Junk</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.joystiq.com/2014/10/18/modder-takes-a-page-and-parts-from-sony-creates-playbook-4/">Joystiq</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/playstation-4/review">Long-term test: Sony PS4 review</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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/f20p5BOm4P0" 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-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"> New Mac Mini lacks upgradeable RAM </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>Planning to snag a new Mac Mini? Just a heads-up that it appears that the latest version has RAM that cannot be easily upgraded, reports Macrumors. As such, you&rsquo;ll need to pay Apple a hefty fee to upgrade up to 16GB, if desired. It seems that the new Mac Mini has a replaceable hard drive, at least, although it might void the warranty.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/10/17/mac-mini-soldered-ram/">Macrumors</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/6-things-you-need-know-todays-apple-launch/news">6 things we learnt at today&rsquo;s Apple launch</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="1200" height="486" title="Apple Mac Mini" alt="Apple Mac Mini" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-macmini-2014.png?1413847241" /> </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/my/apple/fully-charged-microsoft-s-rumoured-fitness-band-out-soon-fitbit-has-smartwatch-and-custom-ps4-#comments Apple Fitbit Health and fitness Mac Mini 2014 PlayStation 4 Smartwatches Wearable tech Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:02:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1450936 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs iPad Air 2: the weigh-in http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/samsung-galaxy-tab-s-105-vs-ipad-air-2-weigh/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The best of Apple vs. the best Android tablet around — will either deliver a knockout blow? </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="800" height="600" title="ipad samsung" alt="ipad samsung" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/intro_1.jpg?1413793495" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Even if you&#39;re a diehard Android warrior secretly (or not so secretly) wishing that Cupertino will be swallowed up by a Hellmouth, it&rsquo;s hard to argue with the notion that Apple got things right with the iPad.</p> <p>Tablets had been around for years, but Apple&rsquo;s attempt was the first to successfully marry usability, design and an app ecosystem in a device that people actually wanted to use.</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="/my/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"> Design and build: metal vs plastic fantastic </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 Galaxy Tab S apes the Galaxy S5, with its perforated plastic back (available in Titanium Bronze or Dazzling White, don&#39;t you know).</p> <p>In use, it can be a touch creaky, but it still feels significantly more robust than the bulk of the competition. It&rsquo;s comfortable to hold, being light (465g) and super-skinny (6.6mm). In short, it&#39;s the best looking, best-feeling tablet that Samsung has ever released, though it&#39;s still not quite at the farthest end of the premium table.</p> <p>By contrast, Apple&rsquo;s iPads have always felt absurdly solid, and the iPad Air 2 is a truly stunning piece of engineering. Thinner than its predecessor at just 6.1mm, two stacked are roughly as thick as the original iPad.</p> <p>Despite its slightly svelter nature, there&rsquo;s no sense of &lsquo;bendgate&rsquo; here, and the metal-made tablet clocks in a few grams under Samsung&rsquo;s, at 437g. Also, the iPad now comes in &lsquo;bling&rsquo; gold colour, if that&rsquo;s your thing.</p> <p><em><strong>Winner: Apple iPad Air 2</strong></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="800" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/design_1.jpg?1413793495" /> </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"> The display: which of your children do you love best? </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 Galaxy Tab S&#39; screen isn&rsquo;t so much great as it is absolutely jaw-dropping. It&rsquo;s a 10.5-inch 2560x1600 Super AMOLED affair that&rsquo;s crisp and sharp at 288ppi - good luck hunting for pixels - with great vivid colours and excellent viewing angles. If the colour saturation threatens to set your retinas alight, you can dial it down a bit too, which is handy.</p> <p>Usefully, the white balance can automatically adjust to take into account your local lighting conditions. However, the display&rsquo;s aspect ratio&rsquo;s widescreen nature might not be everyone&#39;s cup of tea, even if it is great for movies.</p> <p>The iPad Air 2 at a glance is identical to the original &mdash; a 9.7-inch 2048x1536 screen at 264ppi, which was no slouch on the original model. However, Apple&rsquo;s made improvements, bonding the LCD, glass and touch sensor, eliminating the air gap entirely. This not only makes the tablet a touch thinner, but makes the screen more vibrant; there&rsquo;s also a new coating to reduce reflections. The aspect ratio is also better suited to a wider range of tasks, even if it&rsquo;s sub-optimal for movies (in that you get black bars).</p> <p>The whites on the iPad are a little purer, and the colours are also slightly more realistic.</p> <p><em><strong>Winner: Draw. For now.</strong></em></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="800" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/display.jpg?1413793495" /> </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"> Cameras: which takes a prettier picture? </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>Perhaps surprisingly, Apple made a big deal about the new iPad camera, which is an improvement over the original iPad Air&rsquo;s. You now get an 8MP iSight which supports 1080p video, with a tonne of decent software backing it up, enabling you to shoot panoramas, burst photos and 120fps slow-mo video.</p> <p>The Samsung matches Apple&rsquo;s specs and then beats it for the front-facing camera, besting Apple with 2.1MP versus 1.2MP. It also has an LED flash, something that&rsquo;s absurdly rare on tablets.</p> <p>On paper, we&#39;re going to have to call this a draw for the time being.</p> <p><em><strong>Winner: Draw</strong></em></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="800" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/camera_2.jpg?1413793495" /> </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"> OS: elegance, bugs and extensibility </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&rsquo;s iPad comes with iOS 8.1 installed. The latest iteration of Apple&rsquo;s mobile OS has been rather variable. In use, it&rsquo;s proven to be quite buggy, but it&rsquo;s also ambitious, marking a big change for Apple in terms of extensibility. New Share sheets, iCloud Drive, and TouchID all combine to make for a potentially great future for iPad users, but developers must capitalise on them first. (Apple naturally promises the bugs from iOS 8.0 have been squashed.)</p> <p>By contrast, Samsung&rsquo;s tablet runs Android 4.4.2 with TouchWiz welded to it. In use, it feels more complex than iOS, but it also has some excellent features that iPad owners covet, such as multi-user mode and multi-window, rumoured to be on the way for the iPad as well, but yet to appear.</p> <p>Despite Samsung&#39;s welcome efforts to tone down its TouchWiz skin with a flatter, cleaner look, iOS 8 is still the more attractive OS.</p> <p><em><strong>Winner: Draw</strong></em></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="800" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/os.jpg?1413793495" /> </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"> Features: fingerprints and gigabytes </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 needs a serious kicking when it comes to storage, ditching the 32 GB model to &lsquo;encourage&rsquo; people to plump for 64 GB, while 16GB and 128GB are the other options. Samsung only offers you 16GB or 32GB, but you can shove in a micro SD card up to a massive 128GB to expand your storage. Hurrah!</p> <p>Elsewhere, both devices offer fingerprint-scanners, with the iPad Air 2 getting the TouchID system introduced with last year&rsquo;s iPhone. This might seem like a gimmick, but when the tech is adopted by enough apps, it becomes second-nature to use it for unlocking password managers and journalling apps, or to confirm purchases. It&#39;s also far better than the Tab S&#39; fingerprint scanner, which requires an actual swipe as opposed to a simple tap.</p> <p>But the storage thing (and bang per buck thereof) wins it for Samsung.</p> <p><em><strong>Winner: Samsung Galaxy Tab S</strong></em></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="800" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/features.jpg?1413793495" /> </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"> Performance: wind them up and watch them go </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&rsquo;s been typically tight-lipped regarding the specs of its new iPad, merely noting it&rsquo;s the most powerful iPad ever. Boasting a new custom A8X processor, graphs during the recent Apple event showed it blazing ahead of the iPad Air, which already performed admirably. In terms of battery life, you get up to ten hours in normal usage.</p> <p>Samsung&rsquo;s not so coy, happily banging on about its Exynos 5 Octa 5420, running at 1.9GHz. It&rsquo;s hugely powerful and backed with 3 GB of RAM. Apple&rsquo;s iPad is rumoured to have 2 GB, up from the 1 GB in previous models. Battery life is a smidge under Apple&rsquo;s, at nine hours.</p> <p>But it&rsquo;s not all about numbers, and in real-world use, new iPads with the latest iOS have always felt buttery smooth, whereas Android devices with higher specs have frequently comparatively suffered, and even Samsung&rsquo;s mighty tablet is prone to stutters and lag. Because of this, the iPad Air 2 edges out ahead in this round, until we review it, at least.</p> <p><em><strong>Winner: iPad Air 2</strong></em></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="640" height="450" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/perf.jpg?1413793495" /> </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"> Ecosystem: all those lovely apps and extras </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>One way in which Apple has always shined is with ecosystems. Whether it&rsquo;s high-quality apps or hardware add-ons, Apple users are spoilt for choice, but the pickings are slimmer on Android. This is especially the case when it comes to apps specifically optimised for tablet use.</p> <p>For the typical user, this will be less of a problem, but then they&rsquo;ll be mucking about with a Tesco Hudl rather than a high-end Samsung. But until we see high-end, tailored music, reading, design and writing apps on Android in similar numbers to iOS, even the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 isn&rsquo;t going to be enough to win here.</p> <p><em><strong>Winner: iPad Air 2 </strong></em></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="800" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/eco.jpg?1413793495" /> </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: walking on Air </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>Since day one, the bigger iPad has been a remarkably solid piece of kit, only once slipping into compromise territory with the iPad 3. The iPad Air 2 might not hold any surprises, but it&rsquo;s fast, has a beautiful display, and &mdash; importantly &mdash; has an unrivalled app ecosystem.</p> <p>The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 remains a great piece of kit, with a stunning screen and impressive battery life, but the app selection and build quality are simply second best. If you want a big Android tablet, we still reckon the Samsung is the best in the world right now; but if you want the <em>best possible</em> tablet, Apple&rsquo;s latest propels it back into a narrow lead, based on paper specs and hands-on impressions alone.</p> <p>Stay tuned for our full in-depth iPad Air 2 review, after which this feature will be updated with our final impressions.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/tablets/top-ten" target="_blank">These are the top 10 best tablets in the world right now</a></strong></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> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><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"> Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs Apple iPad Air 2 </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"> The battle of the high resolution tablets begins </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/intro_1_0.jpg?1413793492" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/samsung-galaxy-tab-s-105-vs-ipad-air-2-weigh/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/samsung-galaxy-tab-s-105-vs-ipad-air-2-weigh/feature#comments Apple Galaxy Tab S 10.5 iPad Air 2 Samsung Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:07:05 +0000 Elissa Loi 1450835 at http://www.stuff.tv Pay US$100 for Touch ID on the iPad Mini 3? Nope, not happening! http://www.stuff.tv/my/touch-id-nice-touch-its-not-update-gives-you-feels/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The new sensor is a nice touch but it&#039;s not an update that gives Elissa Loi major feels </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="567" height="425" title="Touch ID is a nice touch but it&#039;s not an update that gives you major feels" alt="Touch ID is a nice touch but it&#039;s not an update that gives you major feels" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/touch%20id.png?1413533119" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>S$140 for Touch ID? Seriously?</p> <p>Where is this coming from? The announcement of the less hype-worthy, barely upgraded iPad Mini 3 that no one really saw coming, that&#39;s where. Rumours were rife that it would not make it to the stage so soon. Or if it would, it would come bearing news of more than just the addition of Touch ID.</p> <p>Boy, were we wrong.</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="/my/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</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"> Touch ID is nice but not necessary </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>Yes, Touch ID is recognisably faster than ye Touch ID of olde on the iPhone 5S. But I still believe my digits can type my four-digit password on an iPhone 6 faster than it takes the system to read my fingerprint. It&rsquo;s also a far more intuitive action to me after years of being cued, and conditioned, to type my password in.</p> <p>Needless to say, it drives the people around me nuts when I key in my password on a Touch ID-enabled phone.</p> <p>I&rsquo;m not knocking Touch ID. Rather, I believe the future is made of devices that will recognise their overlords&#39; (us) passwords we already carry - our unique biological data in our bodies. Case in point - <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29649343">Dubai&rsquo;s iris-recognition border control system</a>&nbsp;is both foolproof and secure.</p> <p>But it isn&rsquo;t all that necessary now, or all that natural yet. Especially on a device that&#39;s made for two hands to operate, not just hold. &nbsp;Some might argue exactly the opposite, that Touch ID is all the more useful on bigger devices like the iPad Mini and up.</p> <p>But to me, there&#39;s no point in unlocking a device with one hand, only to realise you need two to do the rest of the work after it&#39;s unlocked.</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="Touch ID is nice but not necessary " alt="Touch ID is a nice touch but it&#039;s not an update that gives you major feels" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/touch%20id.png?1413533119" /> </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"> Sigh, iPad Mini 3, sigh </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>Imagine my disappointment when the iPad Mini 3&rsquo;s major update was it being newly equipped with Touch ID.&nbsp;The only other major change that Apple has made to the iPad Mini is to change the number on its end.</p> <p>And a new colour - gold. Yaw- I mean, yay.&nbsp;</p> <p>You just have to look to the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.apple.com/my/ipad-mini-3/" target="_blank">iPad Mini 3 page</a>&nbsp;on Apple&rsquo;s site to realise that even they are hard pressed to weave inspirational words befitting the less than inspirational updates on the baby of the family. Much like the last in line who gets the hand-me-down clothes and perhaps one new toy out of the twenty that were showered on its older siblings. In this case, the Touch ID from last year.</p> <p>The main features of the iPad Mini 2&nbsp;<a href="http://www.apple.com/ipad/compare/" target="_blank">remain the same</a>&nbsp;on the iPad Mini 3 - identical Retina displays of 326ppi, same slim proportions of 7.5mm, twin A7 and M7 chips, cameras and everything else.</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="Sigh, iPad Mini 3, sigh" alt="Touch ID is a nice touch but it&#039;s not an update that gives you major feels" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/difference.png?1413533119" /> </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 iPad Mini 2 is now a bargain </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>All things considered, you&#39;re essentially paying US$100 (RM330) for Touch ID as the iPad Mini 3 starts from US$399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model. Its elder sibling, sans Touch ID? Just US$299 for the same starting 16GB Wi-Fi version.</p> <p>Wondering if you should buy the iPad Mini 3? Ask yourself if you are willing to pay extra for Touch ID, which is really all that sets the iPad Mini 3 apart from its almost identical iPad Mini 2 sibling.</p> <p>If you&#39;re not, just fork out the money for the iPad Mini 2 which gives you more bang for your buck with its more significant upgrades compared to the first iPad Mini.&nbsp;But mind you, you only get a choice of 16GB or 32GB now that Apple has taken the 64GB and 128GB versions off the shelves. Crafty.</p> <p>If you&nbsp;really need that upsized storage in the portable palm-sized package, guess diehard iOS fans got no other choice but to go with the iPad Mini 3.</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="The iPad Mini 2 is now a bargain " alt="Touch ID is a nice touch but it&#039;s not an update that gives you major feels" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipadmini2my.png?1413533103" /> </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"> I&#039;m waiting, MacBook Air with Retina Display </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>I&rsquo;d prefer to have seen a MacBook Air with Retina Display take the iPad Mini 3&rsquo;s place on the stage. It&#39;s pretty much what every MacBook Air owner and wannabe-owner are waiting on. That&#39;s where&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/clever-cheeky-and-mostly-cryptic-apple-s-most-iconic-invites/feature">&quot;It&#39;s been way too long&quot;</a>&nbsp;truly applies since the MacBook Air&#39;s display has never received the Retina touch since the term was introduced to us with the iPhone 4 back in 2010. </p> <p>While the iPad Mini 3&#39;s appearance was rather underwhelming, I&rsquo;m still holding out on the hope that there&rsquo;s a point to all these milder announcements. Everything happens for a reason, and that reason better be that something bigger is brewing under the surface.</p> <p class="p1">Counting the days until my mind is blown again, Apple.</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="Ready to be Retina-ed!" alt="Touch ID is a nice touch but it&#039;s not an update that gives you major feels" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/macbook%20air.png?1413533119" /> </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/my/touch-id-nice-touch-its-not-update-gives-you-feels/feature#comments Apple iPad iPad Mini 3 Tablets Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:00:55 +0000 Elissa Loi 1450567 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: HBO planning standalone streaming, see the Android Lollipop statue unveiling, and new Halo game announced for Windows 8 http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/fully-charged-hbo-planning-standalone-streaming-see-android-lollipop-statue-unveiling-and-ne <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start the day off right with our rapid-fire selection of hot tech news </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="HBO Go" alt="HBO Go" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hbo-go.jpg?1413526474" /> </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="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</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"> HBO to launch streaming-only service in 2015 </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>Finally, the day has come: HBO has revealed plans to no longer be a premium channel strictly for cable and satellite subscribers, and launch its own standalone streaming service in 2015. Currently, the channel&rsquo;s HBO Go service (pictured) is only usable by cable/satellite subscribers - and friends and family members that have syphoned their login info.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is time to remove all barriers to those who want HBO,&rdquo; said CEO and chairman, Richard Plepler. &ldquo;All in, there are 80 million homes that do not have HBO [in the United States] and we will use all means at our disposal to go after them.&rdquo;</p> <p>No word yet on whether it will simply be a paid option to access all of HBO Go&rsquo;s content, including original series like <em>Game of Thrones</em> and <em>True Detective</em>, or perhaps a smaller offering to appease cable providers. But after years of pleas, it&rsquo;s great to know that HBO will finally acknowledge them.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.timewarner.com/newsroom/press-releases/2014/10/15/hbo-chairman-and-ceo-richard-plepler-announces-hbo-to-offer-a">Time Warner</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-samsung-galaxy-k-revealed-amazon-teams-hbo-and-withings-now-tracks-your-blood-o">Fully Charged: Samsung Galaxy K revealed, Amazon teams with HBO, and Withings now tracks your blood oxygen</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-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"> Lollipop statue unveiled at Google HQ </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>Google played the run-up to Android 5.0&rsquo;s name announcement for laughs <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/fully-charged-leaked-fitbit-adds-constant-heart-rate-tracking-google-trolls-fans-over-androi">earlier this week</a>, but when it comes to decorating the lawn outside its Mountain View, California headquarters, the company is serious about maintaining tradition.</p> <p>Like previous versions, Android Lollipop has its own representative statue on the lawn, and this one is a particularly whimsical addition. Watch yesterday&rsquo;s official reveal of the lolly-toting &lsquo;bot above.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTxTLyLUjP4">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/google-io-2014/8-things-you-need-know-about-android-l/news">8 things you need to know about Android Lollipop</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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vTxTLyLUjP4" 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-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"> New Halo game announced for Windows 8 </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>Last year&rsquo;s <em>Halo: Spartan Assault</em> provided a fun, if simplistic top-down take on the sci-fi shooter smash for Windows 8 PCs and tablets, as well as Windows Phone, and Microsoft aims to repeat its success with the upcoming <em>Halo: Spartan Strike</em>, due out on 12 December.</p> <p>It should be rather similar to the original, but now it shares a timeline with <em>Halo 2</em>&nbsp;and there will be weekly challenges available, along with an array of improvements - and the microtransactions have been eliminated for the sequel. It&rsquo;ll sell for US$5.99 (about RM20), which grants access to PC, tablet, and Windows Phone versions; alternately, you can buy it on Steam alone for the same price.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/10/15/halo-spartan-strike-announced-for-windows-devices-and-steam-ign-first">IGN</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/15-best-windows-phone-games-right-now/feature">The 15 best Windows Phone games right now</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="1280" height="800" title="Halo: Spartan Strike" alt="Halo: Spartan Strike" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/halo-spartan-strike.png?1413526474" /> </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"> Christian Bale next to play Steve Jobs? </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>Could Batman be the next Steve Jobs? We&rsquo;re talking movie roles, of course, and Variety reports that Christian Bale is nearly set to play Jobs in a new&nbsp;film based on Walter Isaacson&rsquo;s exhaustive biography of the iconic Apple co-founder.</p> <p>Of course, Ashton Kutcher played the role not too long ago in <em>Jobs</em>, but while his likeness was uncanny in still shots, the overwrought, almost impressively terrible film didn&rsquo;t live up to its subject. Bale&rsquo;s a fine actor, however, and the upcoming film will be directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://variety.com/2014/film/news/christian-bale-in-talks-to-star-in-jobs-1201330878/">Variety</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/watch-first-official-jobs-trailer-starring-ashton-kutcher/news-0">Watch the first official Jobs trailer starring Ashton Kutcher</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="1200" height="675" title="Christian Bale" alt="Christian Bale" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christian-bale-batman.jpg?1413526474" /> </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/my/android/fully-charged-hbo-planning-standalone-streaming-see-android-lollipop-statue-unveiling-and-ne#comments Android Apple Film and TV Google Windows Windows Phone Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1450561 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iPad Air 2 hands-on http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-air-2/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thinner, lighter, mightier – looks like Apple’s done it again </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="604" height="453" title="Apple iPad Air 2 hands-on review" alt="Apple iPad Air 2 hands-on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-ipad-air-2-hands-on-review-01_0.jpg?1414016358" /> </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="/my/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You know what the iPad Air, the thinnest tablet Apple has made so far, the one that&rsquo;s 20% thinner than its distinctly not-fat predecessors, never needed to be? Thinner. But that&rsquo;s precisely what the iPad Air 2 is.</p> <p>Thankfully, the 18% reduction in width doesn&rsquo;t appear to have come at the expense of power or battery performance: its new A8X chip promises more raw processing capability than the A7 it replaces, while Apple claims battery life holds steady at 10 hours.</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"> RM1,640.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price from </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> (converted from US$499) </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"> 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"> Crikey, that is thin </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&rsquo;t not be impressed by how skinny the 6.1mm thick iPad Air 2 is. When we picked it up, one &#39;hilarious&#39; tech hack quipped &lsquo;be careful not to cut yourself!&rsquo;, although you clearly wouldn&rsquo;t because it has the same curved edges of last year&rsquo;s model.</p> <p>Despite the thinness, its 437g heft (32g lighter than its predecessor) makes it feel robust, and familiar details abound, from the impeccably machined volume and power buttons on its right-hand side and top, to the micro-drilled speaker grilles at its base (now arranged in a single line rather than two).</p> <p>When you tap the display the slight bounce of the last generation is missing, possibly because the display is now fused to the glass that covers it. It&rsquo;s clear there&rsquo;s no spare air in the Air 2. There is, however, a fair bit of vibration through the device when you crank the built-in speakers to full, although they go impressively loud considering the Air 2&rsquo;s slender proportions.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s available in three colours &ndash; gold-ish, &lsquo;space grey&rsquo; and silver. We&rsquo;ll take the silver.</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="319" title="Crikey, that is thin" alt="Apple iPad Air 2 hands-on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ipad-air-2-hands-on-review-06_0.jpg?1414016358" /> </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"> The anti-reflective coating that could </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 iPad Air 2&rsquo;s screen looked outstanding in the test conditions. It&rsquo;s the same 264ppi, 2048x1536 resolution as ever, but its laminated construction makes the pixels feel that bit closer than before.</p> <p>Even the anti-reflective coating, so often a broken promise, seems capable &ndash; certainly, while visible, the overhead lights in the demo area didn&rsquo;t cause it any real trouble. Text remained readable at just about any angle we tilted it to, and colours only fluctuated at the most acute angles.</p> <p>We have named past Retina Displays the best tablet screens available, and the iPad Air 2&rsquo;s looks likely to continue the tradition. Will it top the Samsung Galaxy Tab S&rsquo; incredible OLED, or the Google Nexus 9&rsquo;s impressive-sounding 8.9in panel? It lacks those displays&rsquo; outright resolution, but on this form we&rsquo;d be amazed if it didn&rsquo;t give them both a run for their money.</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="365" title="The anti-reflective coating that could" alt="Apple iPad Air 2 hands-on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ipad-air-2-hands-on-review-03_1.jpg?1414016358" /> </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"> Selfies get burst mode </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 spent some serious stage time extolling the virtues of the iPad Air 2&rsquo;s rear camera. This re-worked 8MP assembly shoots 1080p video and 120fps 720p slow-mo, and supports iOS 8&rsquo;s burst mode, panoramas (up to 43MP) and time-lapse video. There&rsquo;s still no flash, but what we saw of the camera impressed us. The light in the demo area was poor, but the images we shot had acceptable levels of image grain and rendered colours accurately.</p> <p>Clearly, we need to spend some quality time putting it through its paces. Yes, we will be that guy taking photos with a tablet, as if that&rsquo;s a decent way to behave. The things we do for you. Burst mode extends to selfies, too: the 2MP camera up front can capture you striking a pose frame by frame. Why you&rsquo;d want to is anyone&rsquo;s guess. Kids today, eh?</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-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"> The power of Metal </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 iPad Air 2&rsquo;s newfound imaging prowess is largely due to its upgraded processing power: the new 64-bit A8X chip does the heavy lifting in that regard, and from what we&rsquo;ve seen, it positively flies. Navigating through iOS 8 was predictably jerk-free, and apps and web pages loaded in a snap.</p> <p>There are no apps yet built that really test the limits of the A8X, which is supposedly 40% faster than the A7 in the iPad Air and has 2.5x the graphics performance, but we did see a glimpse of additional capability: with both the A7-equipped iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 running&nbsp;<em>Asphalt 8&nbsp;</em>next to each other &ndash; and it looking pretty damn spiffy in either case &ndash; it was clear that the Air&rsquo;s rendering was that bit smoother. When there are more games that make the most of iOS 8&rsquo;s &lsquo;Metal&rsquo; graphics architecture, and the processing grunt in the Air 2, we&rsquo;re sure the difference will be even more stark.</p> <p>The other key performance figure, battery life, is unchanged: Apple says you&rsquo;ll get at least 10 hours of browsing time out of the iPad Air 2. We&rsquo;ll test the claim when we get our hands on a review sample.</p> <p>The iPad Air 2 also has the A8X motion coprocessor, which handles processing of all movement data, and now includes a barometer to measure elevation. This takes some of the work away from the relatively power-hungry A8X, and theoretically ups battery life. And it can presumably tell you when you&rsquo;re on a mountain.</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="The power of Metal" alt="Apple iPad Air 2 hands-on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ipad-air-2-hands-on-review-04_1.jpg?1414016358" /> </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"> Touch ID, plus no more SIM card swapping </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>There are few items that can do more damage to one&rsquo;s wallet than an iPad, at least when combined with a decent online shopping website and some crap on TV. The iPad Air 2 is now fully weaponised, featuring Touch ID fingerprint recognition with Apple Pay integration (one of iOS 8.1&rsquo;s added features). That means that, if a site accepts Apple Pay, you&rsquo;ll be able to part with the cash via credit cards stored in your Passbook app with the touch of a fingertip. (It&rsquo;s US-only for now, but just you wait&hellip;)</p> <p>In iOS 8, Touch ID also lets you open passworded apps &ndash; we saw it allow the demonstrator friction-free access to Evernote &ndash; and, as with iOS 7, unlocks the device itself, and lets you pay for apps, books and other goodies from the iTunes Store. Worthwhile features, all &ndash; although we&rsquo;ve had issues with Touch ID&rsquo;s consistency in the past, so hopefully it works better this time.</p> <p>One lesser-known feature of the LTE version of the iPad Air 2 is its built-in multi-network SIM. This will apparently allow US and UK travellers to switch between contracts without digging the SIM out of its slot &ndash; a very neat trick for regularly country-hoppers eager to save on roaming costs. EE, AT&amp;T, T-Mobile US and Sprint are the first partners.&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="567" height="425" title="Touch ID, plus no more SIM card swapping" alt="Apple iPad Air 2 hands-on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ipad-air-2-hands-on-review-02_1.jpg?1414016358" /> </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"> iOS 8.1’s new tricks </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>There will be little in iOS 8.1 that users of iOS 8 aren&rsquo;t already familiar with, but the aforementioned Apple Pay is one neat feature. Elsewhere, the Camera Roll that was cruelly stolen away in iOS 8 is now back.</p> <p>The headline features, though, are Handoff, which syncs actions and tasks between apps in iOS-running gadgets and those in OS X Yosemite computers (so you can start an email on one device and finish it on another), and Continuity, which lets you do neat things like answer calls coming into your iPhone from your iPad, and respond to texts from your Mac.</p> <p>What we&rsquo;ve seen so far of these capabilities is impressive, but we&rsquo;re yet to give them the full once-over &ndash; so again, stay tuned for our comprehensive review.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/mac-os-x-yosemite/review">Apple Mac OS X Yosemite hands-on review</a></strong></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"> Connectivity and pricing </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>As is always the case with iPads, you get what you pay for: US$499 will buy you a 16GB iPad Air 2 with fast MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, US$599 will take you up to 64GB and US$699 will grant you the full 128GB. For 4G too, you&rsquo;ll need to add US$130 to all those prices.</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="Connectivity and pricing" alt="Apple iPad Air 2 hands-on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ipad-air-2-hands-on-review-08_0.jpg?1414016358" /> </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"> Early 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>There&rsquo;s little to suggest the new iPad Air won&rsquo;t be every bit as good as its predecessor, and better besides &ndash; it&rsquo;s certainly slimmer, it seems more powerful and it does more stuff, which by current metrics suggests this is the best tablet money will soon be able to buy.</p> <p>However, as Google has just unveiled the HTC-built&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-nexus-9-7-things-you-need-know-about-first-android-lollipop-tablet/news">Nexus 9</a>, with its higher-resolution display and Nvidia K1 processor, the Air 2 has some stiff competition. Clearly, the nine-inch tablet category is hotting up once again.</p> <p>We will be flabbergasted if the iPad Air 2 doesn&rsquo;t prove to be a complete winner, but we&rsquo;ll find out when we get a review sample in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned for our full appraisal.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-imac-retina-5k-display-hands/review">Eyes on with the iMac with Retina 5K Display</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="567" height="425" title="Early verdict" alt="Apple iPad Air 2 hands-on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ipad-air-2-hands-on-review-10_1.jpg?1414016358" /> </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-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <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 Air 2 hands-on </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"> So thin, you&#039;ll get tablet cuts from it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ipad-air-2-hands-on-review-10_0_1.jpg?1414016358" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-air-2/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-air-2/review#comments Apple iPad Air 2 Tablets Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:20:24 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1448685 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display hands-on http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-imac-retina-5k-display-hands/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thought 4K TVs were impressive? The new iMac one-ups them on resolution, and packs in a computer to boot. Here are our first impressions of it </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="Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display hands-on review" alt="Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display hands-on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-imac-with-retina-5k-display-hands-on-review-01.jpg?1414016134" /> </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="/my/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ever been in a room full of middle-aged men rubbing their faces on large-screened all-in-one PCs? We have, because we&rsquo;ve just witnessed the launch of the Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display.</p> <p>And to answer your immediate question, yes &ndash; that screen is just phenomenally impressive, no matter how close you get.</p> <p>But of course, there&rsquo;s some stuff going on behind the screen, too, and we just tried some of it out. Here are our first impressions of the highest-resolution desktop computer to have ever graced the planet.</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"> RM7,999.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price from </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"> 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"> That screen </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>Now, the testing environments at launch events are never great, not least because there&rsquo;s always a demonstrator bending your ear about how wonderful the gadget you&rsquo;re inspecting is. But even with the bullsh1t detector at work, it&#39;s obvious that the Retina 5K Display is something else.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s 27in across, with a resolution of 5120 x 2880 &ndash; those 14.7million pixels yield a resolution of 219ppi, versus the 109ppi of its 1080p-equipped siblings.</p> <p>It&#39;s a bespoke-designed panel with from-the-ground up electronics, to which glass is fused directly to reduce the barrier between viewer and pixels. Though it was hard to judge properly, in the test conditions colours looked punchy no matter what angle we were viewing it from, and details in images of medieval churches and full-frame Hasselblad-grabbed street scenes were rendered amazingly crisply.&nbsp;Text in menus and documents is burr-free &ndash; pure, eggshell smooth, right up until you get to about a hand&rsquo;s breadth away.&nbsp;At a glance it&#39;s almost as if the screen&#39;s a fake, printed directly on the glass.&nbsp;</p> <p>But, yes, the image moves, and it was equally impressive with the video we saw demonstrated in Final Cut &ndash; a full 4K movie of sample footage that played smoothly and, despite being rendered pixel-for-pixel, left space for the toolbars around the screen. Indeed, for anyone after a professional photography or videography machine, those extra pixels could make for an invaluable workspace.</p> <p>In short, the man telling us this screen was rather good wasn&rsquo;t fibbing. We can&rsquo;t wait to see how it performs under lab conditions.</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="Look at those pixels!" alt="Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display hands-on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-imac-with-retina-5k-display-hands-on-review-04.jpg?1414016134" /> </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="Text is super-sharp" alt="Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display hands-on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-imac-with-retina-5k-display-hands-on-review-06.jpg?1414016134" /> </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"> Performance </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 machine we tried was stock RM7999 specification: a 3.5GHz Core i5 processor, 8GB memory, Radeon M290X graphics and a 1TB Fusion drive (a combination SSD / hard disk).</p> <p>It tore through OS X Yosemite at speed, opening most apps without a pause. The only software that posed a challenge was <em>Tomb Raider</em>, which took a few seconds to spring to life, but even that was impressively quick.</p> <p>The experience wasn&rsquo;t universally smooth, though. Dragging huge RAW images around on screen was a little jerky, and it was obvious that <em>Tomb Raider</em> has seen silkier renditions &ndash; there were clearly dropped frames. It&#39;s forgivable, though; that 5K resolution is nothing if not demanding, and the detail on screen at the time was hugely impressive.</p> <p>(As an aside, any apps that meet the latest Yosemite specification will support 5K resolutions &ndash; so there will be several games available to put the display through its paces.)</p> <p>It&rsquo;ll be interesting to see how the Retina 5K iMac deals with the rigours of the workplace; investing in more RAM (up to 32GB), faster storage (you can get 1TB of PCIe-based solid-state) and the upgraded processor (a 4GHz i7) and graphics (Radeon M295X, capable of delivering 3.5 teraflops) will probably mean getting more from that display. If you&rsquo;re going to part with the cash, it might well make sense to go all-in.</p> <p>On the other hand, we should probably mention that the fully specced-up version will set you back at least RM14,000. Or, if you add all of Apple&#39;s extras - external Thunderbolt storage, Apple Care protection, Apple TV, Final Cut Pro X etc etc - a fairly ridiculous RM26,000. But nobody&#39;s going to do that.</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="Performance is generally good on the entry-level model" alt="Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display hands-on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-imac-with-retina-5k-display-hands-on-review-09.jpg?1414016134" /> </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"> Design and build </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 iMac&rsquo;s aluminium rear curves from a deep bulge in its centre (where the hard work happens) to an amazingly slim 5mm edge. It&rsquo;s as impressive now as it was when we first saw it in 2012.</p> <p>As before, the various holes for ports and built-in speakers are drilled and machined cleanly, and the hinged stand feels robust and smooth. Yes, we are now used to this stuff from Apple, but that shouldn&#39;t detract from how impressive an achievement it is.</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="5mm! " alt="Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display hands-on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-imac-with-retina-5k-display-hands-on-review-08.jpg?1414016134" /> </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"> Connectivity </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>Round the back are an SDXC slot, four USB3.0 and two Thunderbolt 2 ports. That might seem frugal, but Thunderbolt 2 runs at up to 20Gbps (pow!) and allows the daisy-chaining of connected displays, hard disks and other accessories, so it should be sufficient for most set-ups.</p> <p>For networking, there&rsquo;s Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 &ndash; all present, correct, and ready to chat to iOS gadgets, so you can integrate with OS X Yosemite&rsquo;s Continuity feature.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/mac-os-x-yosemite/review">OS X Yosemite hands-on review</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="1200" height="900" title="Two Thunderbolt 2 ports are round the back" alt="Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display hands-on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-imac-with-retina-5k-display-hands-on-review-07.jpg?1414016134" /> </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"> The early 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>It&rsquo;s impossible not to be impressed once you&rsquo;ve laid eyes on the Retina Display iMac&rsquo;s visage. The screen appears to be just as good as its specs suggest, and the overall package, with its smooth tapering back and sharp edges, is nothing if not tempting.</p> <p>That said, it&rsquo;s not yet clear just how well the different configurations are going to perform. There was nothing lacklustre in our demo, but if you&rsquo;re spending two grand on a new computer, you might expect perfection &ndash; and it&rsquo;s not clear that the base version delivers it.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s still one of the most exciting products we&rsquo;ve seen this year, though - and specced up, it&rsquo;s likely to be the best desktop computer we&rsquo;ve seen so far. We&rsquo;ll have the full Stuff review just as soon as we can muscle a sample off Apple.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ipad-air-2-revealed-its-so-thin-you-might-cut-yourself-holding-it/news">8 things you need to know about the Apple iPad Air 2</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="1200" height="900" title="Want. One" alt="Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display hands-on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-imac-with-retina-5k-display-hands-on-review-02.jpg?1414016134" /> </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-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> <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 iMac with Retina 5K Display hands-on </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"> So. Many. Pixels! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-imac-with-retina-5k-display-hands-on-review-01_0.jpg?1414016131" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-imac-retina-5k-display-hands/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-imac-retina-5k-display-hands/review#comments Apple iMac 5K Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:20:28 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1450533 at http://www.stuff.tv 6 things we learnt at today's Apple launch http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/6-things-you-need-know-todays-apple-launch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Turns out they could make the iPad Air even thinner! And that 4K isn&#039;t that special! </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="Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3" alt="Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ipads.jpg?1413518300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hot on the heels of its iPhone 6 launch, Apple has taken to the stage once more.</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="/my/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</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"> 1. The iPad Air 2 is seriously skinny </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 big news from the Apple event is, as expected, the launch of its new iPad Air 2. Absurdly thin at 6.1 mm, it also packs a new A8X processor along with an M8 motion co-processor &ndash; and Touch ID.</p> <p>We&#39;ve got the full run-down on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ipad-air-2-revealed-its-so-thin-you-might-cut-yourself-holding-it/news" target="_blank">iPad Air 2 here</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="Apple iPad Air 2" alt="Apple iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-air-2.jpg?1413518300" /> </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"> 2. A 5K display is now a thing </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>A Retina display-equipped iMac was on the cards, but Apple has gone above and beyond with its new desktop computer &ndash; it&#39;s crammed a 5K display with 5120 x 2880 pixels into its 27in iMac. That means you can edit 4K video footage pixel-for-pixel, and still have room for a timeline and editing bins.</p> <p>Performance has also been boosted; you can configure it with processors starting from a 3.5Ghz Intel Core i5 processor, up to a 4.0GHz quad-core i7.</p> <p>Get all the info on Apple&#39;s new super-iMac <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/5-things-you-need-know-about-imac-retina-5k-display/news" target="_blank">here</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="Apple iMac with Retina 5K display" alt="Apple iMac with Retina 5K display" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-imac-with-retina-5k-display.jpg?1413518300" /> </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"> 3. There&#039;s a new iPad mini too </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>Almost as an afterthought, Apple announced a new iPad mini &ndash; the iPad mini 3. The spec sheet is identical to the iPad mini 2 &ndash; a 7.9in, 2048x1536 display, A7 processor and M7 motion co-processor, 5MP &fnof;/2.4 iSight camera and 1.2MP FaceTime camera &ndash; but it also adds a Touch ID fingerprint sensor.</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 iPad mini 3" alt="Apple iPad mini 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-mini-3.jpg?1413518300" /> </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"> 4. We now know when iOS 8.1 and Apple Pay will be out </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>And why is Apple stuffing Touch ID sensors in its iOS devices? Because Apple Pay is launching alongside iOS 8.1 on Monday. iOS 8.1 also brings support for Continuity with OS X Yosemite, enabling you to send and receive SMS messages and phone calls using your Mac. You also get Instant Hotspot support and Handoff, which lets you pick up documents and emails where you left off across devices.</p> <p>iOS 8.1 isn&#39;t just about new tricks, though &ndash; it also brings back the Camera Roll, which was a major gripe for iOS 8 users &ndash; and adds support for the public beta of iCloud Photo Library.</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 8 Continuity" alt="Apple iOS 8 Continuity" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ios-8-continuity_1.jpg?1413518300" /> </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"> 5. And we can download OS X Yosemite right 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>Apple&#39;s desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite, was announced back in July &ndash; and now it&#39;s rolling out to users as a free update. Yosemite adds a host of new features, including the aforementioned Continuity and Handoff &ndash; along with an update Notification Centre including widgets, and an overhauled Spotlight search that collates information from Wikipedia, Maps and Yelp.</p> <p>Before you rush to download it, you&#39;ll want to check out our guide to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/os-x-yosemite/mac-users-back-and-clone-your-macs-installing-os-x-yosemite/feature" target="_blank">backing up and cloning your Mac before installing OS X Yosemite</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="Apple OS X Yosemite" alt="Apple OS X Yosemite" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-os-x-yosemite.jpg?1413518300" /> </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"> 6. And Finally... there&#039;s a new Mac Mini </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&#39;s dinky desktop computer has been overhauled, with a spec boost that adds 4th-generation Intel Core processors, integrated Intel Iris and HD Graphics 5000, PCIe-based flash storage. Connectivity has been upgraded too, with two Thunderbolt 2 ports and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.</p> <p>Prices for the new Mac Mini start at RM1599 for a 1.4GHz Core i5 model with 500GB HDD, 4GB RAM and Intel HD Graphics 5000. The mid-range model gets a 2.6GHz Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD and Intel Iris graphics, for RM2199, while the top-of-the-range model gets a 2.8GHz Core i5 and a 1TB Fusion Drive, for RM3199.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/5-things-you-need-know-about-imac-retina-5k-display/news" target="_blank">5 things you need to know about the iMac with Retina 5K Display</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="1200" height="900" title="Apple Mac Mini (2014)" alt="Apple Mac Mini (2014)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-mac-mini.jpg?1413518300" /> </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&#039;s 6 big announcements </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"> New iPads, free OS X Yosemite and more </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipads_0.jpg?1413518300" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/6-things-you-need-know-todays-apple-launch/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/6-things-you-need-know-todays-apple-launch/news#comments Apple iMac 5K iOS 8 iPad Air 2 iPad Mini 3 Mac Mini OS X Yosemite Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:19:08 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1450531 at http://www.stuff.tv