Category Archives: iOS

March 2017 “New iPad” Brief Google Books PDF Test

The new iPad of March 2017 is heavier and thicker than the iPad Air 2 it replaced. Physically, it’s a step backward. I didn’t notice anything particularly brighter about the screen, either. I was more interested in how it would … Continue reading

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Video: Embarrassing Apple Some More

Because it’s fun. But sad. Since the earliest iPhone that could download a Google Books PDF, I’ve been doing these damned tests, waiting for the day when an iProduct would be powerful enough to display them without making me want … Continue reading

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Video: iPad Pro Extreme PDF Test

The video after the break is less than four minutes. I used the same methodology as in the other post: My methodology was to download each (they display in Safari first), hit “Open in iBooks” in Safari, wait for iBooks … Continue reading

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Video: PDF Fun With iPad Mini 4 Splitscreen

I don’t know about anyone else, but I get a real kick out of seeing magazine stuff over one hundred years old on a tablet!

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Another Tablet Factor? Automation.

Apple bought Workflow, an iOS automation app, which seems to be a Very Big Deal. I’ve been trying to understand the articles about Workflow over at MacStories and it’s been like encountering the CompuServe documentation back in the early 1980s. … Continue reading

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Video: iPad Mini 4 Extreme PDF Test (Plus Tablet Thoughts)

I had to know. I couldn’t ask anyone else to do it. And I needed to see it all for myself.

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iPad Mini 4 AnTuTu Score

I’ve watched three recent YouTube videos. Two have it in the 80,000-range, one has it in the 60,000-range. I’ll believe the eighty. This is not a tablet too weak to handle Google Books PDFs. So the iBooks crashes are inexplicable … Continue reading

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128GB iPad Mini 4 Is Now US$399

Same-day update after the break. Apple is left with one iPad Mini now. The 4 with 128GBs of internal storage. Still with its aging A8 CPU. It was just back on November 21, 2016 that I wondered if the holiday … Continue reading

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iFive Mini 4s: Nothing Really New

Five Technology revealed a new iPad Mini clone within the past few weeks, the iFive Mini 4s. The full specs are now out and some retailers are selling it.

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iPad Mini 4 Price Drops Below My Expectation

September 8, 2016: iPad Price Drops: … I was thinking about a Tyrant Gold model with 128GBs of storage. But ouch! $599. Then I remembered some stores — like Target and Best Buy — sometimes run $100-off sales. So it … Continue reading

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