Posts by Jake Rosati

Haptic feedback: Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should

An interesting Apple patent hit the web on Thursday called “Touch-based User Interface with Haptic Feedback.” This patent details the use of  actuators and sensors on an iOS device’s screen that would allow a user to basically feel buttons and other controls. What sets this system apart from other haptic feedback methods is the fact that this would…

Apple should ditch the home button on iPad

One of the many recurring rumors surrounding Apple’s line of iOS devices is the demise of the iconic home button. These rumors initially gained traction when multi-touch gestures that allowed a user to navigate the iPad first came out. And now they’re a staple around every iPhone and iPad launch. This story has never really amounted to anything more…

iPhoto for iOS purchased 1 million times in 10 days

Apple devoted a fair portion of its March 7 event to explaining and demoing its latest application, iPhoto for iOS. This photo managing app is cool because it combines all of the best aspects of the desktop application with a bunch of awesome, new features built for iOS. Apple has really been talking up the app, and it seems it payed off. In a…

Apple testing 4G components for next iPhone

We all knew it was coming. It was only a matter of time before Apple finally brought 4G to its devices. And now with the new iPad boasting super fast data speeds, the iPhone is next. According to investment firm Barclays, Apple is currently in the middle of testing and evaluating a number of 4G components that could potentially find themselves in the…

Angry Birds Space set to launch tomorrow

First there was Angry Birds, then Angry Birds Seasons, then Angry Birds Rio, and tomorrow developer Rovio will be adding another title to their massively successful lineup – Angry Birds Space. What started out as a simple iOS game has expanded into an entire cross-platform game series available on iOS, Android, Mac and PC, not to mention a merchandise…

4G, a data plan’s worst nightmare?

4G LTE connectivity is one of the new iPad’s most enticing features, but it may not be as great as it sounds. The problem is that, even though 4G offers super fast data speeds, it does so by using quite a bit of data. Now, this wouldn’t be normally be a problem, but because it’s impossible to get unlimited data plans on both AT&T and Verizon, users…

Have you been having WiFi issues with your new iPad?

Well, it’s that time now where the launch-day-craziness has died down and people have actually spent a fair bit of time with Apple’s new iPad. And, as such, reports have started to hit the web of some not-so-great aspects of the tablet. First we heard that there could be issues with overheating, and now another potential problem has arisen regarding…

Shipping times for new iPad drop to 1-2 weeks

  If you missed the preorder craze for Apple’s latest toy and thought you’d have to wait a month to get your hands on it (like last year), I have some good news. It seems that this time around the company may just be able to handle the insane amount of demand. Online shipping times for every variation of the new iPad have dropped to 1-2 weeks,…

This Week on TiP (March 11-18) [VID]

This Week on TiP (March 11-18): It’s all about the new iPad. It’s been unboxed, it’s been jailbroken, it’s broken records, and so much more! – New iPad video review: http://tinyurl.com/7nyp9f2 – New iPad written review: http://tinyurl.com/7wttwhw – New iPad vs. iPhone 4S camera shootout: http://tinyurl.com/6qlw9vl – New iPad vs. iPad…

New iPad (2012): Full Video Review [VID]

Jake reviews Apple’s new, 3rd-gen iPad. He takes a look at the Retina display, A5X processor performance, 5 megapixel iSight camera, dictation, and more! – New iPad written review: http://tinyurl.com/7wttwhw – New iPad vs. iPad 2: http://tinyurl.com/6vue8fa – New iPad unboxing (by a 2-year-old): http://tinyurl.com/736rlku – New iPad first…