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iOS 9 Optimisations Could Deliver Better Performance For Older Devices

Apple’s iOS updates have a reputation for degrading the performance of slower devices. On one hand, it makes sense — more features require extra grunt. On the other, given the strict range of phones and tablets the company has, surely it can take a bit of time to tune its updates for specific hardware? Well, iOS 9 could signal a shift in Apple’s attitude towards optimising the platform for the likes of the iPhone 4S.


American Airlines Planes Grounded Because Of Pilot iPad Crashes

American Airlines has been using iPads in place of paper reference books for several years — but last night, a weakness showed. “Several dozen” of the airline’s planes were grounded as pilots’ iPads crashed.


30 Years Of Apple's Guided Tours, From Awkward To Amazing

The Apple Watch starts hitting wrists today with one of the most incredibly enormous user guides ever produced for an Apple product: 23 topics, almost 100 pages, not even including the 10 videos produced to teach people how to use this thing. Apple started creating “guided tours” for its new products back in 1984 — here are some highlights from over the years.


How We Underestimated The iPad

The iPad just turned five. That’s five years of reading emails at breakfast on slabs of glass and aluminium. Five years of wondering what the hell we were thinking when we first heard about this subtly transformative device. Five years!


The Most Obscenely Expensive Apps For iOS

If you thought $10 was highway robbery when it comes to apps, this colourful infographic should help put things in perspective.


Buying A New Tablet? Here’s What You Need To Know

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned tech-head, choosing between any of the dozens of tablets on the market can be a daunting task. Here are the important things to consider when you’re considering picking up a new tablet.


Topps' New App Lets You Trade Star Wars Cards With Anyone On Earth

Books, magazines, comics, even photographs have already all made the move to digital. And finally, 65 years after coming up with a clever way to boost gum sales, Topps is bringing its iconic trading cards into the digital world with a new Star Wars app that lets collectors trade cards with anyone else on earth with an internet connection and an iOS device.


Google's Great New Calendar App Comes To iOS

The fantastic Google Calendar revamp that Android users have been enjoying for a while now has finally hit iOS.


Astropad Is An App That Pretty Much Replaces Graphics Tablets

For as long as I’ve owned a Macbook and an iPad (read: two years), I’ve been searching for a way to connect the two together, marrying touch sensitivity and portability to a proper operating system in some kind of post-Jobsian tech utopia. And as long as I’ve been trying, every half-assed solution has sucked — until now.


Police Nab Thieves That Stole $500K Of Computers From Aussie Schools

After a three month operation, police have nabbed two men allegedly responsible for stealing hundreds of MacBooks and iPads from private schools across New South Wales. The haul was worth over $500,000, and over 20 different schools were targeted.