The average Apple user doesn't know Sir Jonathan Ive. When the subtle diamond-cut bezel of the iPhone's unibody construction rests in their hand, they don't consider the prototypes that didn't make the grade, or the long nights spent poring over every detail. But they do, of course, know Steve Jobs. Even among Apple diehards, Jony Ive was always positioned as Jobs’ dutiful sidekick, the one who turned his fantasies into reality.
Apple's ads don't generally require explanation. From the iconic "1984" Super Bowl spot to the silhouette and "I'm a Mac" campaigns, Apple's commercials are designed according to three rules: simplicity, straightforwardness and recognizability.
When Apple released the iPad, iOS developers had a choice.
While touting the ability to run "almost all of the over 140,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for your iPhone or iPod touch," Apple clearly wanted its tablet to inspire developers to create bigger and better interfaces that took advantage of all 9.7 inches. But things are trickier with the mini.
It's hard to believe that the iPad has been with us over two and a half years. In that time a whole new industry has sprung up, businesses are now encouraging employees to use the iPad in their workflow, and it's become a centerpiece of the living room. Despite protesting its existence, the iPad family has extended with the iPad mini giving a wide range of options available for all of those now testing the waters in the tablet world. However, not all iPads are created equally in the eyes of the user, so let's take a look at which model is the best option for you.
Deep in the heart of the south, Kickstarter-funded, Atlanta-based Hyrel has begun prototyping what could be among the next generation of 3D printers - a full-color printer. The Hyrel unit, presently in development, will use a three-color extruder head to blend red, green and blue color strands together to create any color the user might need in their 3D model. These colors can then be printed at any opacity, allowing for even finer control over the texture, shading and overall color of the product.
Whether you’re a kid stuck at home on a snow day or a kid stuck at the office on a workday, toys rock. And kids of all ages know the coolest toys are remote controlled, letting you fly or drive away a dull afternoon from your couch or cubicle. If anything can beat that, it’s toys that you can control wirelessly with your iPhone or iPad.
After Apple's iPad Mini debut, I got to get hands-on with the newest Apple tablet -- or maybe I should say "hand-on" since this thing is so easy to hold in one hand. You'll want to spin it around on your finger like a Harlem Globetrotter. But you probably shouldn't -- even though it's only as heavy as a legal pad of paper, it's significantly more fragile.
The iPhone 5’s back camera isn’t dramatically different from that of the iPhone 4S, but it’s the little changes that can make a noticeable difference. Not only is the shutter speed 40 percent faster on the iPhone 5, but the lens also offers improved low-light capture with reduced noise. We snapped similar photos with both devices and pinpointed the differences, and many show a worthwhile improvement for what is sure to be everyone’s new favorite point-and-shoot replacement.
With iOS 6 -- out today! -- Apple added a lot of useful features to the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. From Passbook, to the new Maps app, to capturing panoramas in the revamped Camera app. Apple has brought a lot of fit and finish to iOS 6, and we'll show you how to get the most out of these new features.