Tag: ios

Overcast improves my favourite podcast player

Overcast has been updated to version 2.5. It’s my podcast player of choice and while I wasn’t screaming out for some of the optional extras only open to patrons (a dark theme and ability to upload your own single files) the changes to battery consumption and the sound output are very much welcome. It’s a free download, but you can make a small one-off payment as a thank you through an in-app payment. Grab it from overcast.fm.

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My Apple highlights from the last seven days

I;ve been keeping an eye on Forbes’ weekly Apple column, ‘Apple Loop‘,  over the last few weeks. This week’s column covers a number of areas, including the ‘honestly we don’t know if it’s an Apple Store or not’ on Princes Street here in Edinburgh. The iPhone 6 screen size is debated online, Microsoft Office arrives on the iPad, staff are being sought for the iWatch, Mavericks reaches 40%, what is happening with the sapphire production, diversity in emojis, iBeacons at MLB parks, and the secret Scottish Apple store plans are a little less secret.Apple Loop is here to remind you of

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Would anyone turn down an iPad Air?

Yes, there are other tablets with individual apps, and every tablet’s base line functionality means that you can use Android, iOS, Windows 8, or any other flavour and get your work done…. but for that final little push, that bit of shine, is there any other choice other than an iPad Air? … but the iPad Air is more than an iteration on Apple’s successful product line. It feels like the synthesis of everything that has come before, allowing Apple to create a tablet that can fit into your life without you having to compromise any of your expectations. And

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Apple’s reply to the netbook gush in 2009…

As we get some distance past the critical dates, more and more stories of the design of the technology that has changed the world are coming out. Now it’s the turn of Leander Kahney to look at the iPad: One incentive to move forward was the appearance of netbooks, a category of small, inexpensive, low-powered laptops that launched in 2007. They quickly started to eat into laptop sales and, by 2009, netbooks accounted for 20 percent of the laptop market. But Apple never seriously considered making one. “Netbooks aren’t better than anything,” Steve Jobs said at the time. “They’re just

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Questioning the Android/iOS tablet debate

ZDNet ask “Can any tablet OS challenge Android and iOS?” Hold on a minute. That’s the second question. The first question is “Can Android’s tablet OS challenge iOS?” and right now I still think the answer is not yet definitive. Just because lots of manufacturers have pushed out Android tablets onto store shelves around the world does not mean it’s established. I could ship twenty million Palm OS handsets and be ‘established’ given that logic (or 2.7 million BlackBerry 10 devices…). The iPad range is established, and users are comfortable. I’ve yet to see indications that any other manufacturer has

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