iPad

iOS 8 Wish List: What We Want (And What We'll Get)

Over the course of the last year, we’ve debated, accepted and ultimately learnt to enjoy iOS 7, but that doesn’t mean we’re not ready for another round of improvements. Here’s what we’re hoping to see when Apple shows off iOS 8 next week.


How Did Apple's Australian iCloud Hack Happen?

Apple users were rightly mystified this week by some iPads, iPhones and Macs being compromised, remotely locked and held to ransom. Security experts have weighed in on the possible cause, and their recommended solutions.


Australian Police, Government: Change Your Apple ID Password ASAP

In the wake of some Apple IDs being compromised and users’ iPhones and iPads being held to ransom, Stay Smart Online and NSW Police have some advice: change your Apple ID password as soon as possible, and avoid any possible headaches in the future.


Life-Saving App Knows How Much Blood You Lost Just Looking At A Sponge

During a surgery, doctors and surgeons use a measurement called EBL — or estimated blood loss — to determine how much blood a patient has lost, and how much needs to be returned via a transfusion. Unfortunately it’s really just an educated guess, until Gauss Surgical’s new Triton Fluid Management System makes its way into operating rooms.


Aussie iPhones, iPads And Macs Hijacked, Held To Ransom

Some iPhone, iPad and Mac users are reporting their devices have been compromised, with a message appearing that locks owners out and demands a US$100 ransom be sent to the hackers over PayPal. While the cause of the vulnerability hasn’t yet been established, there’s one common factor: it looks like every hacked device was sold in Australia.


Osmo Uses Your iPad To Get Your Kids Playing In The Real World

A lot of kids love iPads, to the point where they’re almost never just, y’know, playing with kids stuff. Osmo is a nifty little gadget that does both, encouraging kids to play with tangible, real-world toys that magically interact with games on the iPad’s screen. And you can pre-order one through Osmo’s crowdfunding campaign starting today.


A Surprising Amount Of Effort Goes Into The Photoshoot For An iPad Case

Video: Style. Design. Fashion. Appeal. These are the catchwords that every manufacturer wants associated with their product. From a tablet right down to the case that will protect it. An insane amount of effort actually goes into just photographing stock art for your website when developing an iPad case, as the folks from TwelveSouth revealed this week. It’s like a fashion shoot first and a product shoot second!


Why Fake Apple Chargers Totally Suck

So your iPad charger goes kaput, and you aren’t so keen on giving a pretty penny to Apple (yet) again. It can’t be that bad to buy a cheapo one online right? It even looks exactly like real Apple charger! But then it heats up like a burning coal and stops working after a couple weeks — because it’s a real piece of crap inside.


Siri Exploit Lets Anyone Skip The Lockscreen To Text Or Call Contacts

The iPhone lockscreen has never been completely secure. Past exploits allowed random people to access your photos or to make calls with a few choreographed swipes. The latest, however, can grant access to your full contact list through Siri and let a stranger call, text or email anyone they want from your number.


App Review: Monument Valley Is The Perfect Hour

In a mobile gamescape cluttered with free-to-play fluff meant to while away weeks, months and even years rises Monument Valley, a premium perceptual puzzle game that offers just an hour of content — the most sublime hour my iPad has ever given me.