If you’re in the market for a new tablet or laptop, then you might be interested to learn that Microsoft has recently announced that its Surface Go and Surface Book devices have been refreshed, where the company has officially taken the wraps off both the Surface Go 2 and the Surface Book 3.
When sending emails to multiple users at once, it is more common than not that you’ll end up getting pinged by the same email the entire day as users hit “reply all”. This can be distracting and sometimes can derail your productivity, but the good news for iOS users is that you will now be able to ignore all that chatter.
In the early days of the iPad, it was largely seen as a bigger version of the iPhone where for the most part, it had all the features and functionality of the iPhone except on a larger screen. However, in recent years, Apple has made various changes and improvements to the iPad that have slowly transformed it into a potential laptop replacement.
According to a recent tweet by Jon Prosser, it was suggested that Apple’s Xcode environment could soon be coming to iOS devices. This means that if true, it would allow developers to code directly on iOS devices like the iPad. In a follow-up tweet, Prosser not only reasserts his confidence in his original tweet, but reveals additional details as well.
When Apple announced the new Magic Keyboard accessory for the iPad Pro earlier this year, it brought the tablet one step closer to being a potential laptop replacement. This is thanks to the introduction of the trackpad to the Magic Keyboard, giving iPad Pro users better control over their tablet.
The iPad has been positioned as a productivity device where users can create on them. However, these creations are typically things like creating art like drawing, editing photos, videos, and writing documents, but it seems that developers could soon have a reason to pick up the iPad for themselves in the future.
While there’s no disputing the security and accuracy of Apple’s Face ID system, it’s hard to ignore the fact that it is simply not quite as convenient as Touch ID. We’re sure that some iPhone users were bummed when Touch ID was replaced with Face ID, but recent rumors have suggested that Apple is still working on creating an in-display version of Touch ID.
Alongside the 2020 iPad Pro, Apple also announced a new Magic Keyboard accessory for the tablet. Unlike the previous Smart Keyboard, this keyboard offers a new scissor switch mechanism and more importantly, it comes with a trackpad! Unfortunately, it is expensive as it costs $299 for the base model for the 11-inch iPad Pro, and going up to $349 for the 12.9-inch model.
Recently it was discovered that 2020’s iPad Pro refresh comes with an A12Z chipset that is almost identical to the 2018 iPad Pro’s A12X chipset, save for an extra GPU core that was enabled. Given that there was almost a 2 year gap between the tablets, many are no doubt a little perplexed by Apple’s decision.
When Apple announced their new iPad Pro earlier this year, one of the new features of the iPad Pro and its software is the support for trackpads. To that end, Apple also announced a new Magic Keyboard accessory for the new iPad Pro that comes with redesigned scissor switch keys and a built-in trackpad.
Apple’s iPads typically feature an “X” version of the chipset used in its iPhones. This was true of the 2018 iPad Pro which used the A12X chipset, a variant of the A12 found on the iPhone XS series. This is why it was surprising that for the 2020 iPad Pro, Apple opted to use the A12Z instead of what was presumed to be the A13X.
Over the past few generations, Apple’s iPhone hasn’t really seen that much of a change in design, save for larger screen options, color options, and the camera bump. However, this year is set to change that. According to a report from Bloomberg, they are claiming that this year’s iPhones could adopt the iPad Pro’s design.
Communication tools have become more important than ever, where due to the coronavirus outbreak, people are being forced to self-isolate where they are now working and studying from home. This means that being able to chat with your friends and loved ones is crucial, especially in maintaining your mental health.
With our laptops and smartphones and tablets sporting built-in microphones and cameras, there is a bit of concern that these features could be used to spy on us. Apple tried to resolve that problem with its laptops back in 2018, where they introduced a disconnect feature in its MacBooks that disabled the microphone when the laptop’s lid was closed.