Monthly Archives: April 2013

  1. iPad Rumors: iPad 5 & iPad Mini with Retina

    iPad Rumors: iPad 5 & iPad Mini with Retina

    The time for a new iPad release is getting closer. Although Apple tends to play its cards close to the chest, they leak out just enough information to get Apple fans excited for the next iPad phase. Both the iPad 5 and the iPad Mini are due for an upgrade. Here are a few of the rumors we've heard about the future of these two Apple tablets.
     

    iPad 5

     
    The new fifth-generation iPad is rumored to have a slimmer, lighter body than the iPad 4, with improved front and back cameras. The design will be reminiscent of the iPad Mini, which launched in late 2012 and became an instant hit. Although we haven't heard about any radical upgrades in speed or battery life, the tweaks and upgrades are enough to make it the best iPad—and best tablet—yet.
     

    iPad Mini

     
    The steady rise of iPad Mini sales and the decline of full-size iPad sales clearly demonstrates the demand for smaller, lighter devices. The iPad Mini

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  2. Setting Up a New Kindle

    Setting Up a New Kindle

    If you're a new Kindle owner, you're probably ready to jump right in and start reading books on your device. But first, you'll need to get a few initial setup details out of the way. Here are a few tips on setting up a Kindle.
     

    1. Charge it up.

     
    The first thing you'll want to do when you get your new Kindle is plug it in and let it charge. Connect the USB cable to your Kindle and connect the other end either to a wall socket (with a USB adaptor) or your computer. If you use your laptop to charge the Kindle, make sure the laptop is plugged in to a power outlet so that it doesn't run out of battery power. The Kindle takes about 4 to 6 hours to fully recharge.
     

    2. Get registered.

     
    The next step is to register your account. On your Kindle screen, navigate to Menu > Settings > Registration. Then follow the instructions to create an Amazon account or link the Kindle to your existing Amazon account. Once you're

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  3. 4 Ways to Protect Your iPad

    4 Ways to Protect Your iPad

    When you shell out several hundred bucks for an iPad, you'll think twice before setting your coffee mug on the screen or leaving it on the floor. Unfortunately, accidents happen no matter how careful you are. Your best bet to protect your iPad from damage is to take steps to protect it before anything bad happens. Here are 4 ways you can keep your iPad looking and working like new.
     

    1. Use a screen protector.

     
    Scratches on your iPad screen are unsightly and annoying when you're trying to read or view photos or videos. An iPad screen protector can prevent scratches and keep your screen from getting damaged. It also protects against dust, dirt, and premature wear.
     
    The screen protector by Zagg is designed with the same material used to protect military helicopter blades from dust,

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  4. iPhone Cases Buying Guide

    iPhone Cases Buying Guide

    As sleek and stylish as the iPhone 5 is, it can be hard to bring yourself to cover it up with an iPhone 5 case...unless you find a case that's just as classy as your phone. While everyone's taste differs, we have no doubt that you'll be able to find an iPhone case that both protects your phone from damage and fits your style, too. Here are some of the different types of iPhone cases available to choose from.
     

    Pouches / Sleeves

     
    If you just want something to protect your iPhone while you're not using it, a pouch or sleeve will do the trick. With extra padding, the pouch or sleeve can provide damage protection from drops, as well as scratch protection from car keys, pocket change, and other sharp objects when your iPhone is stored inside your purse or bag.
     

    Book-Style iPhone Cases

     
    Want all-around protection for your iPhone? A book-style

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  5. MacBook Air Protection

    MacBook Air Protection

    Laptops come in handy, especially when you're a student or a freelancer. Being able to use your MacBook in the coffee shop, the airport, your car, or anywhere you need to get some work done while you wait is one of the best perks of owning a laptop. On the flip side, taking your MacBook with you everywhere you go makes it that much more likely that you'll ding, drop, smudge, or spill coffee on your laptop. With a little MacBook Air protection, however, you'll be ready for accidents before they happen.
     

    MacBook Air Cases

     
    Let's start with the most practical way to protect your laptop: a MacBook Air case. No matter how careful you are, accidents happen. Your friend sets a coffee mug on your MacBook and leaves a coffee ring. Your cat walks over the laptop cover and leaves scratches on the finish. Or you throw the laptop in your bag along with your car keys, never thinking about how

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  6. Rumors Abound for Cheap iPhone and iPhone 5S

    Rumors Abound for Cheap iPhone and iPhone 5S

    Rumor has it that Apple is once again preparing to unveil the future of the iPhone by launching both a cheap iPhone and an iPhone 5S. As a global phenomenon, Apple continues to expand its market share into more countries, which in some cases means providing lower cost options to individuals who can't shell out hundreds of dollars for a new iPhone.
     

    Cheap iPhone Rumors

     
    The cheap iPhone model would cater to developing countries and lower economic classes, such as those in China and India. This low cost iPhone is designed mainly of plastic parts, with the casing a bit thicker, wider, and taller than the iPhone 5. Sources from iLounge called the cheaper iPhone a hybrid between the iPhone 5 and the iPod Touch. Although it lacks some of the bells and whistles of the iPhone 5, the cheaper cost is the key to moving Apple into a broader customer segment globally.
     
    As to just when this cheaper iPhone model will be released, no one can

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  7. iPhone 5 and iOS 6: Outdated or Classic?

    iPhone 5 and iOS 6: Outdated or Classic?

    Apple's iOS for the iPhone is a classic. Since its debut in 2007, it's not only set the industry standard for all other mobile operating systems, but it's barely changed when it comes to the user interface and design. While some would argue that iOS 6 for the iPhone 5 is so good that major changes just aren't necessary, other Apple fans are calling for a redesign that keeps pace with Apple's competitors.
     

    The iPhone 5 and iOS 6 Dilemma

     
    Should you make a good thing better, or avoid messing with a classic? That's the question Apple will have to answer when it comes to launching a fresh version of iOS. Many argue that the design of Apple's iOS needs a facelift, especially in light of the new upgrades to Windows, Android, and Blackberry operating systems.
     
    Are the turtles catching up to the hare? Or is Apple prepared to up the ante once again with a new iOS? Rumor has it—according to Wired.com and other reputable sources—that

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