Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2: Does Google’s Flagship Live Up?

Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2: Does Google’s Flagship Live Up?

By Rich W Woods The Nexus 9 is a device that I have been waiting for for years. I have always used an iPad because of the aspect ratio. Apple has always used a 4:3 aspect ratio because it’s the same as a piece of paper. Android tablets have typically been 8:5, making them better for watching movies because of the widescreen display. Because of the 8:5 aspect ratio, none of them natively sit in…

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iPad Air 2 Review: Apple Plays the Specs Game

iPad Air 2 Review: Apple Plays the Specs Game

By Rich W Woods On October 16, Apple announced the iPad Air 2 alongside the iPad Mini 3, Retina iMac, and Mac Mini. While there were no improvements aside from Touch ID in the iPad Mini 3, there were a slew of improvements in the iPad Air 2. Apple has never been a specs company before. iOS has such low overhead compared to Android that they always got by on a dual core processor and…

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iPad Air 2 vs iPhone 6 Camera Comparison: How Much has Apple Improved the Camera?

iPad Air 2 vs iPhone 6 Camera Comparison: How Much has Apple Improved the Camera?

By Rich W Woods On October 16, 2014, Apple announced the iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, Retina iMac, and Mac Mini. While there were no improvements to the iPad Mini line aside from Touch ID, the iPad Air 2 was just the opposite. For the first time, Apple used 2 GB RAM and a triple core processor in a device. Compared to other iOS devices, this thing is a powerhouse. There is one more…

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Apple SIM: A False Prophet (or Why they Did It)

Apple SIM: A False Prophet (or Why they Did It)

By Rich W Woods Shortly after Apple’s iPad Air 2 announcement, reports started showing up all over the Internet that the LTE variants of both the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3 would ship with a new Apple SIM card. It was a SIM that gave users that ability to choose between T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T. It was going to bring the carriers to their knees, forcing cheaper prices of data for the…

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iPad Air 2 First Impressions: Apple Gives its Users something they’ve Never had Before

iPad Air 2 First Impressions: Apple Gives its Users something they’ve Never had Before

By Rich W Woods If you ask a tech journalist what kind of phone he uses, the answer will probably surprise you. You would expect to hear a phone that came out last week, such as the Sony Xperia Z3 or the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. You’d be a bit surprised if he told you he uses an HTC One M8 that came out in April. This is because we get review units and have…

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Apple’s iPad Announcement Recap: It’s more than just iPads

Apple’s iPad Announcement Recap: It’s more than just iPads

By Rich W Woods Today, Apple had their third annual event behind WWDC and the annual iPhone event. As usual, iPads come in October; however, Apple announced quite a bit more. We heard a lot about iOS 8.1, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, the iPad Air 2, the iPad Mini 3, a Retina iMac, and a brand new Mac Mini. Before you read any further, you may want to know that there were no Retina…

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Apple announces iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

Apple announces iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

By Rich W Woods At Apple event today, Apple announced the iPad Air 2, which is 13% thinner than the iPad Air. It will be 6.1 mm where the iPad Air was 7.5 mm. The display will have an anti-reflective coating, making it better for using in bright light. The iPad Air 2 will use an A8X processor. This was a bit surprising because while the third and fourth generation iPads used A5X and A6X…

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WWDC is June 2. What Does Apple Have in Store?

By Rich Woods Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) is June 2-6. The keynote where the major announcements are made is June 2. Apple has three scheduled events every year. Those include the iPhone event in September, the iPad event in October, and WWDC in June. Here’s what to expect:

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The iPhone 6, the iPad Pro, and Other Mistakes that Apple Might Make this Year

By Rich Woods We’ve all heard the rumors that the iPhone 6 is going to have a larger screen size. Some of us have heard the rumors that there will be two iPhone 6s. One with a 4.7″ screen and one with a 5.5″ screen. I’m here to beg Apple not to do it. I’ve owned five smart phones. An iPhone 3GS, a Samsung Galaxy (the original Captivate for AT&T), an iPhone 4S, a Nokia…

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