This afternoon we met the iPad Pro, a giant iPad that’s aimed at professionals. With it comes the Apple Pencil: A stylus that Phil Schiller called “one of the most advanced technologies we’ve ever created.”First thing’s first, though. This is a direct contradiction to the warning of Steve Jobs, who when he presented the first iPad in 2010 had this to say about stylii: “if you see a stylus, they blew it.” The Apple Pencil isn’t exactly an aluminum middle finger to the advice of Jobs, but it’s definitely a signal that Cook and Co feel confident enough in their own leadership to ignore the now very infamous words of Jobs.
Source: Apple Pencil: The Stylus Steve Jobs Warned Us About
“Today we have the biggest news in iPad since the iPad,” says Apple CEO Tim Cook. That’s right: Apple has just announced the iPad Pro, and it’s definitely the biggest iPad yet. It has everything the iPad Air 2 offers, and a little extra on top. Rather than talking about their similarities, though, let’s look at the differences.
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An official announcement of new iPhones usually means a release date for the latest version of Cupertino’s mobile operating system as well. Today was no different as Apple announced that iOS 9 would be available as a free download September 16th. When it arrives next week, you’ll be privy to new features like a new and improved Siri, system-level security settings and split-screen multitasking on the iPad (hello, iPad Pro). Native apps like Maps (now with transit info), Notes and others have also been refreshed, so if you haven’t been adventurous enough to test drive the public beta, there will be a load of new stuff for you to try. And there’s that brand new News app too, serving up personalized content to your devices for reading on the go.
To help store all of those newfangled Live Photos, iCloud pricing has been revised to 50GB for 99 cents a month, 200GB for $3/month and 1TB for a $10 monthly fee. If you’re looking to make the switch from Android, Apple’s new “Move to iOS” app will arrive alongside iOS 9 as well to lend a hand moving your stuff over to a new phone/tablet. In terms of compatible devices, the new OS will play nice with iPhone 4s and later, 5th-gen iPod touch and later, iPad 2 and later and iPad mini and later when it arrives in just a few days.
Source: iOS 9 will be available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch September 16th
Apple just announced the iPhone 6s and… it’s pretty much exactly what we expected. Staying true to tradition, the iPhone 6s looks practically indistinguishable from last year’s device (there’s a new new iPhone 6s Plus as well). It’s built out of the same 7000 series aluminum as the Apple Watch Sport (which should allay bending fears), and it includes an even stronger glass display. The iPhone 6s also brings over the Watch’s “Force Touch” feature, except now it’s called “3D Touch.” It allows you to press down on the screen to open up new options throughout iOS 9, and it offers a bit of tactile feedback as well thanks to a revamped “Taptic Engine.”
Source: Apple’s iPhone 6s is here, and it’s all about ‘3D Touch’
The new Apple TV is here, just unveiled at today’s big event. Speculation about Apple’s plans for the living room have circled for years, and this represents its most powerful assault on the space so far. A hardware refresh in 2012 added 1080p support but not much else, so we’re more than due for an upgrade, and exec Eddy Cue appropriately called today “a big day for the big screen.” Tim Cook called it “the future of television,” promising a new tvOS, App Store and showing off features including deep Siri integration with a new remote.That Siri Remote has a touchpad, mic and Wii-like motion controls built in, necessary for Siri to search across “multiple content options” (iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, HBO and Showtime, with more to come) on a single screen. Universal search is a feature already offered by competitors like Roku, Samsung, Amazon and Xbox that makes it easy to find a show or movie without having to know which service or app it’s in first, and now it’s on Apple TV too. There will be two versions of the new Apple TV: a 32GB model for $149, and 64GB model for $199, shipping in October to over 80 countries.
Source: The new Apple TV brings apps, Siri and a touchpad remote for $149
This is the third in our Windows 10 Backup and Recovery series. You can find the previous article here: Windows 10 File History On Surface.Today, I’ll cover how to create and use a Windows 10 Recovery Drive.If you don’t know, a Recovery Drive is a bootable USB drive that can be used to repair or recover your Surface, in the event it won’t start normally. As such, I recommend that every Surface owner has one ready to go at all times. Personally, I keep one on my key-chain, so I always have it with me.Also, once you use a USB drive as a Recovery Drive, you should not use it for anything else because the recovery tools can get messed up – so make sure you have one available just for this purpose.
Source: Create a Windows 10 Recovery Drive – Love My Surface
Over the past several years, we’ve begun to take on-screen superheroes more seriously. Yes, of course we all realize that they’re actors surrounded by computer-generated explosions, but fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are genuinely invested in the stories of these classic characters. Which is what makes the bloopers even funnier to watch.
This week, Marvel shared the gag reel for Avengers: Age of Ultron, and although it’s only a couple of minutes long, there are a few fantastic moments. I’ll never tire of seeing Chris Hemsworth in the full Thor getup breaking character, as he does in the gag reel when Robert Downey Jr. can’t nail his line.
Source: Avengers: Age of Ultron gag reel video | BGR