Apple iPad Pro may include a stylus as an optional accessory

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Adonit Jot Script on iPad

According to a report obtained by AppleInsider, Ming-Chi Kuo (an analyst from KGI Securities) was led to believe that the upcoming iPad Pro (the rumored 12.9-inch iPad), will launch with a stylus as an optional accessory.

This is based on Apple’s submitted patents on a stylus for the past months. Though there has been no official statement from Apple yet as usual, Kuo was quite popular for being correct in “predicting” the upcoming Apple products and/or features before they were announced publicly.

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Evernote releases a cool app for iOS, angers those on Android and Windows Mobile

Evernote scannable

Today, Evernote announced a new app called Evernote Scannable for iOS devices (like an iPhone or an iPad) and disgruntled Android users have started to fill the comments on the official Scannable release blog post. The app will surely come to Android at some point, though there is no official announcement yet to be seen.

Scannable is an app that makes it really easy and simple to scan documents, receipts, or business cards by using an iPhone’s camera and share them. Sure, you can just use the traditional method using the stock Camera app, but Scannable is faster and more efficient.

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How to remove apps purchase history from iTunes (iOS)

iTunes app history

If you search for an app on your iPhone or iPad’s App Store, apps that you have purchased or downloaded before will be marked with the Cloud icon (with the down-arrow/download sign on it). This is to mark all the apps that you’ve downloaded or purchased before, for good reasons. These apps will also come on top during a search, which is really handy.

However, there are plenty of reasons why you don’t want Apple to remember. It can be privacy or to keep things neat and tidy (my reason is the later – I’m known to be over-organised sometimes). I want to remove apps that I dislike from the history so they won’t appear on top the next time I do a search. It’s also easier for me to re-download apps or games that I want to have every time I purchase a new iPhone or iPad.

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Simple, yet sleek desk stand for phone and tablet with luxurious look and feel – PADACS Desk Stand Review

PADACS Desk Stand Review

PADACS Desk Stand Review – This sleek and simple desk stand only costs you $12.95 but it looks and feels luxurious. There are times when you don’t feel like placing your expensive smartphone or tablet on the surface of your desk. And you shouldn’t. Dirt can get transferred to its surface or worse, scratches.

PADACS Desk Stand simple design lets you place your smartphone and even tablet on it so your device can stay safe from harm. It also creates a nice viewing angle for reading and watching activities.

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You can now create new Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) documents on the iPad for free

PowerPoint-for-iPad

Microsoft is surely on the spree this year. Recently, they announced an unlimited storage on OneDrive (formerly known as SkyDrive) for Office 365 subscribers. Today, apart from iOS new app updates announcements, you can also create Office documents for free, without being an Office 365 subscriber.

Previously, you are only allowed to view the Office documents created somewhere else on your iPhone and iPad – which is fine for most users, but it hinders you from being able to create an Excel spreadsheet, Word document, or PowerPoint presentation on the go. You are either stuck with Apple solutions or having to go online with your browser to create it somewhere else.

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Should you upgrade to Apple iPad Air 2 announced last night?

iPad Air 2

On another keynote event last night, Apple announced the next generation iPad, which is the iPad Air 2. As expected, the new iPad Air 2 is slimmer than the predecessor and more powerful (with an upgraded processor and internal components). It also has the Apple TouchID so you can unlock the iPad with just a touch of a finger.

The surprise comes from the better display due to Apple’s impressive engineering for combining 3 panels into 1, making the iPad Air 2 even thinner (world’s thinnest tablet at the moment) and sharper images on the screen.

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iPad Air 2 coming on October 16 + photo leaks

iPad Air 2 Event invitation

The rumor about Apple planning to dedicate an event to launch its latest iPad Air is indeed true. The official invitation was being sent to day to selected media for an Apple event on October 16, 2014, titled “It’s been too long” (according to Apple Insider). Apart from the iPad Air 2, there might be other product upgrades such as a Retina Display iMac and perhaps other surprises like Apple TV?

The “It’s been too long” sounds intriguing though. It can mean a whole new iPod update. It can also mean that we have been stucked on the good old TV technology for too long (hence, Apple TV?). Speculations, speculations.

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Sonos overhaul their apps with a more intuitive design and other goodness

Sonos new app

Sonos delivers high quality, wireless speaker systems at home (make sure to check our review on the Sonos PLAY:3 and Sonos PLAY:1) controlled by apps on your desktop machines and mobile devices.

I had been using their beta version for a while and I really liked it. I’m glad that the new version of the Sonos app (Sonos version 5) has now been officially launched to the public. It looks more modern (flat UI), smooth, but most importantly, offers a better experience for Sonos users.

The single thing that I really like is the new universal search. Simply type for the song that you’d like to output to your high quality Sonos speakers system and the app will search across all of your online music services and libraries for it. You no longer have to select a specific music service first to do the search. It’s simple and powerful. Adding music to the queue has simply been made simpler and faster.

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A portable battery charger that makes you leave your charging cables at home

Moshi IonBank 5k-3

Our smartphone can do wonders. It has tremendous amount of processing power with the ability to run powerful apps within. As good as it may sound, most smartphones don’t even last a single day, so we often carry a portable charger in our pocket.

The bad news is, most portable battery chargers require you to carry 2 different types of cables along with the charger unit: a microUSB cable to charge the portable charger and a Lightning cable to charge your iPhone or iPad.

The good news is, with Moshi IonBank 5k (with Lightning connector), you don’t need to carry anything else.

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You can now download and play Hearthstone on an iPad!

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As of today, Blizzard has finally announced the availability of Hearthstone, its free and popular strategy card game, to the iPad. Blizzard has made it clear that they were developing an app for the iPad but they only told us that the app release would be in weeks. And we all know Blizzard never release anything until it is ready (Or “when it’s done”).

Wait no more, Hearthstone players, you can grab Hearthstone on the iPad today – assuming you live in Australia (woohoo!), Canada, or New Zealand. The rest of the world will have to wait, though not for long, according to Blizzard’s official blog post about Hearthstone for iPad launch.

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