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Best free iPad apps for reading books

The iPad is a great device for reading books. You can store thousands of them on a device as thin as a pencil and view any of your books, at any time, on its beautiful display. There are also many iOS apps in the App Store to help you discover, download and read books on the iPad — and the great news is many of them are free. With so many apps to…

Apple’s 2014 product roadmap: iWatch in two sizes, 4.7″ and 5.5″ iPhone 6, iPad and Apple TV updates, more

According to a research note obtained by AppleInsider, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes it is going to be a big second half of the year for Apple with a particularly busy third quarter. Apple is expected to release a slew of new products in 2014, starting at the end of Q2 and continuing through to the and of Q4 as the above diagram shows. In his 2014…

Check out Samsung’s latest iPad-bashing Galaxy Pro ads [videos]

We’re used to it by now. Samsung releases a TV ad to show off how poor the Apple equivalent is to its product. Whether it’s the Galaxy S4′s ability to transfer files with a simple tap, or the fact that its  followers don’t line up like sheep for the new releases (they totally do), it’s not shy in taking a swipe at Apple. This time out it’s the…

Fantastical 2 for iPad – First Look and Walkthrough [video]

Flexibits finally made Fantastical available for iPad today, and I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth in. At $9.99/£6.99 it’s not the cheapest calendar app, and that’s the introductory price. At some point in the near future it’s getting raised to $14.99/£9.99. Price aside, it looks fantastic and works beautifully. Natural language is as reliable and…

Fantastical 2 for iPad is here, at long last!

At long last, Fantastical 2 has crossed the iPhone/iPad border and landed on the App Store, fully optimized for our favorite iOS-powered tablet. Like the iPhone version, it’s got an amazing natural language engine, can display maps, and give you the option to call, email or message meeting invites right from the app. For me, alongside the natural…

Apple announces TD-LTE enabled iPads for China Mobile

When it was announced late last year that Apple would be partnering with China Mobile to sell the iPhone, it was great news for both companies, as China Mobile would be getting one of the most popular smartphones ever, and Apple would get a chance to sell its device on the largest carrier in the world. However, one issue encountered was that China Mobile’s…

Foxconn reports a 13% rise in profits

Foxconn, the manufacturer responsible for the production of most of Apple’s iPad and iPhones, has reported a swift 13 per cent rise in net profit to 106.7B new Taiwan dollars (US$3.5B). The report comes from the WSJ, with the rise in profit following record iPhone and iPad sales, despite the number of people using competing Android smartphones and…

Microsoft launches Office for iPad

It’s finally here! As rumored, Microsoft has just announced its full Office suite for iPad. At its San Francisco event, CEO Sayta Nadella has announced a string of new initiatives and products, but this is certainly the most exciting. In a very similar format to Apple’s own office suite for the iPad, Microsoft’s Office will include Word, PowerPoint…