Month: November 2012

Drop test shows that the iPad mini is resilient.
When any new device comes out, people want to know what will happen if they drop it. A recent article in SlashGear, a weblog devoted to consumer electronics and technology, reported on a drop-test done by Android Authority. The test was to see which of the new tablets, iPad mini and Nexus 7, would fare…

Demand for the iPhone 5 continues despite supply shortage.
The iPhone 5 is still in high demand nearly two months after its initial release, but some production problems are finding new buyers having to wait a little longer to get their new device. A Wall Street Journal article explained that production delays at one of Apple’s main suppliers is effecting the supply of iPhone…

Overall, benchmark tests performed by MacWorld showed a marked improvement for the $799 model, which is 37 percent faster than its predecessor.
Although another mini device in Apple’s most recent wave of product releases has commanded most of the attention, the latest version of the Mac mini desktop computer offers some worthwhile updates, according to reviewers. PCMag’s Ahmer Kazi noted the similarity in appearance between the current model and the Mac mini (Thunderbolt), from 2011, explaining that…

One update to iOS 6 designed to put a smiley face on users may leave some app developers wanting to use a grimace icon.
One update to iOS 6 designed to put a smiley face on users may leave some app developers wanting to use a grimace icon. According to MacRumors, the change in iOS 6 to offer expanded emoji character support has led to several emoji app removals from the App Store. Emojis, the popular picture characters for…

Here are a couple of things NOT to do if your iPhone gets wet.
A recent press release from an electronic device insurance specialist provided some advice to users who suddenly find themselves with a soaked iPhone. One of the first tips the press release provided is for consumers to avoid using microwaves to dry their smartphones. The press release explained that the radiation from microwaves can fry the…

Apple sold 3 million iPads over the weekend.
The debut weekend for the iPad mini and the newest, fourth generation iPad turned out to be better than expected. According to CNN Money, Apple sold 3 million iPads over the weekend, doubling its previous debut record of 1.5 million third-generation iPads set in March. The article noted that despite the lingering effects of Hurricane…

San Francisco Giants fans may have been excited to win the 2012 World Series, but one San Jose iPhone owner wasn’t cheering when heavy rain drenched his device, which was in his girlfriend’s purse during the game.
San Francisco Giants fans may have been excited to win the 2012 World Series, but one San Jose iPhone owner wasn’t cheering when heavy rain drenched his device, which was in his girlfriend’s purse during the game. Worried it might be the last time he took his iPhone out to the ballgame, he tried drying…

Apple fans hoping to get their hands on the new iPad mini or fourth-generation iPad lined up at Apple stores around the world on November 2 - at many more places around the world, in fact, than during past iPad launches.
Apple fans hoping to get their hands on the new iPad mini or fourth-generation iPad lined up at Apple stores around the world on November 2 – at many more places around the world, in fact, than during past iPad launches. While the third-generation iPad debuted in 12 countries in March and the iPad 2…

If you normally use your current iPad to listen to music but have broken speakers or another problem, iResQ’s iPad repair service can help you get back to rocking out with your tablet.
When Apple unveiled its new iPad mini, there was enough to discuss that the company didn’t mention one of the device’s breakthrough features. However, as several observers have discovered, the iPad mini has stereo speakers. It’s the first iOS device to offer this feature, according to MacRumors. Apple made no mention of the feature during…

Apple promised the new iPad would perform at up to twice the speed of the previous model, and the company appears to have delivered.
Apple promised the new iPad would perform at up to twice the speed of the previous model, and the company appears to have delivered. Early results posted to benchmarking site Geekbench gave the fourth-generation iPad the best score of any iOS device yet. The fourth-generation iPad runs on an A6 processor, like the iPhone 5,…