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Mar

28

Office for iPad, First Take: Recommended, if you have an Office 365 subscription

Microsoft’s suite of Office tools for iPad has finally arrived, with versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint (and a revamped OneNote as a bonus). It’s a fresh take on Office, designed to be used in conjunction with Microsoft’s cloud-based Office 365 and OneDrive services, with the intent of keeping your files in sync between smartphone, tablet, PC and cloud. The apps themselves are free, but you’ll only get access to the editing features if you’re

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Nov

9

iPad Air catches fire in store, forces evacuation

A brand new demo model of the iPad Air exploded inside a Vodafone store, filling the store with smoke and shooting flames and sparks from the charging port. One of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPads exploded recently at a store in Australia, causing a fire and the evacuation of the store. Thankfully, however, no one was injured in the blast. Vodafone store evacuated after iPad blast The Daily Mail reports that an iPad Air “burst into

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Mar

12

Apple disappoints iPad lovers

Apple’s new iPad comes with a bunch of fresh features plus Retina display, not better than best HD display, a new processor, bigger battery and an array of technology advances. While Apple has augmented the new iPad with a faster chip, improved camera and voice-dictation feature, numerous Apple lovers were dissatisfied as they were hoping to see a newly-designed, completely revamped iPad after a wait of over a year. The new iPad has indeed missed

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Mar

10

New iPad Means Even More Cumbersome App Downloads

I’m not going to win any genius points for making this observation, especially because I stole it from Benedict Evans, but the new iPad’s 2048×1536 screen resolution presents a unique set of problems for image-heavy apps. For those of us who remember the old days, when it was the people doing design for print who bought the extra RAM for their towers in order to handle “giant” images, it’s clear that the base 16GB iPad

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Oct

23

iPad 2 Smart Cover Exposes Security Flaw, Feels Kind of Stupid Now

  By Elizabeth Fish, PCWorld Apple’s Smart Covers are pretty cool–they attach magnetically to your iPad 2, and you can lock your iPad’s screen simply by “closing” the cover. Lift the cover off the screen, and your iPad wakes right up. Unfortunately, members of the German forum Apfeltalk (“Apple Talk”) discovered a bug in how iOS handles the Smart Cover that makes it possible to bypass the iPad’s passcode screen. Yikes. To trigger this glitch, hold down the power

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Oct

20

Study Says iPhone & iPad are Bad for Health, Environment

According to a Yahoo Newsreport, a group of scientists working with Greenpeace International have performed a study, which concluded the presence of harmful materials in Apple’s latest iPhone. Titled “Missed call: the iPhone’s Hazardous Chemicals”, the findings of the report suggest that the device contains “toxic brominated compounds (indicating the presence of brominated flame retardants — so-called BFRs) and hazardous PVC plastics.” The chemicals are said to have a negative effect on sexual and reproductive

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