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TiP Gift Guide: Erik’s 5 Apple product accessories for under $100

Now that Christmas is here, you’re likely to be done with buying gifts for others. That doesn’t mean you can’t buy yourself something to go with your (possibly new) Apple products! The products I’ve selected are meant to be good accessories for Apple products that you may have received as a gift this holiday season. Studio Neat Walnut Stand for Apple TV…

Apple announces Apple Pay in China via UnionPay

Apple today announced that they are bringing their mobile payment service to China via UnionPay. The service will be available on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Apple Pay support will initially support 15 banks in the country and Apple plans to roll it out to more banks in the future. In China, Apple Pay will work with UnionPay Quickpass which is an…

KGI: iPad Air 3 with 3D Touch unlikely, released in first half of 2016

KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo is at it again with several forecasts related to iPad Air 3. Most notably, the security analyst notes that iPad Air 3 will launch in the first half of 2016, most likely during the rumored Spring event alongside Apple Watch 2 and the alleged 4-inch iPhone 6c. Unfortunately, he notes that the iPad Air 3 will not feature a 3D Touch,…

British government is considering giving iPads to inmates to improve education and video chat with families

The British government is considering giving iPads to inmates so that they can continue their education and be able to use video chatting services like FaceTime and Skype to chat with their families while they’re stuck in their cells. According to the Telegraph, the recommendation was made by the Ministry of Justice and is being evaluated by Justice…

Apple adds 40 more banks and credit unions to Apple Pay

In Apple’s continued expansion of Apple Pay, the company has added another 40 U.S. banks to the company’s mobile payment service. Apple Pay is available for iPhone 6 and above and Apple Watch in-store via NFC. The service is also available in-app for any iPad supporting Touch ID. Here’s the list: American Heritage Federal Credit Union Associated…

iPad Pro may finally stop sales declines in tablet market, says IDC

Market intelligence company IDC predicts that the tablet market will continue to decline. The tablet market itself took an 8.1% hit this year alone. However, the company says that Apple will be in a really good place come 2016. It says that tablets with detachable keyboards will likely double in size next year, and that Apple will play a major role in…