Back to School: Buy a Mac from Apple and Get a $100 Gift Card, or Buy an iPad and Get a $50 Gift Card

Scrounging for deals involving the word “Apple” usually means hitting a you-pick farm and scrutinizing honeycrisps, orange pippins and pink ladies, not probing the sales fliers from Best Buy or Fry’s. Buy an Apple computer product from any non-Apple retailer and chances are you’ll pay roughly the same amount you would if you’d bought it from a bona fide Apple […]

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Nobody but Apple Knows What’s Happening with the Retina iPad Mini

While we’d certainly like to see an iPad Mini with a Retina display this year, months of rumors have produced no compelling evidence that it’s going to happen. If anything, we’re less certain about the prospect than ever in light of several conflicting reports. Thanks for nothing, rumor mill! The latest scuttlebutt is a puzzler, courtesy of Richard Shim at […]

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Apple’s Wrongheaded, Dangerous Censorship of Satirical Sweatshop for iPad

Many of Apple‘s App Store approval guidelines — Apple playing judge, jury and bouncer — make sense. There’s the one about apps that crash outright, the one about apps not performing as advertised, the one about apps that try to charge you for push notifications, or the one about apps that target minors for data collection. Functionality, privacy, your pocketbook […]

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Apple Announces iPad Mini for $329 and Fourth-Generation iPad

With the $329 iPad Mini, Apple is betting that slim design, a larger screen and a bigger app selection can lure people away from other small tablets. The iPad Mini has a 7.9-inch, 1024-by-768 resolution display. Although it’s smaller than the 9.7-inch display on current iPads, it has the same 1024-by-768 resolution as Apple’s first- and second-generation tablets. That means […]

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