Apple fans, rejoice — there is so much on sale this week: Shop all tablet and laptop deals

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Halloween is right around the corner and there are some "scary" good deals on laptops and tablets happening right now from Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart.

For all the Apple fans (raises hand), there's plenty to choose from this week. 

There's the Apple iPad (5th generation) with WiFi and 32GB of storage for $197.99, marked down from $329.99. If you want something with more flexible use, there's the latest model of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro with Wi-Fi, cellular, and 64GB of storage (Verizon) for $579.99. 

But for those of you who need a proper laptop, there a few MacBooks available, too. You can get the Apple 13.3-inch MacBook Air for $862 (marked down from $1,398) if space is going to be an issue. Or, there's the MacBook Pro 15-inch with Touch Bar for $2499.99 (marked down from $3,299.99) if Continue reading "Apple fans, rejoice — there is so much on sale this week: Shop all tablet and laptop deals"

Laptops and tablets on sale this weekend: Apple iPads, Dell 2-in-1s, MacBook Pro, Samsung, Lenovo, Acer, and more

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The weekend is here, so it's time to kick back, relax, and check out these killer deals on tablets and laptops from Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. (If binge-watching the entire season of Netflix's new Haunting of Hill House from bed is on the top of your to-do list, then a new laptop or tablet is what you need.)

If you're super brand loyal, there are plenty of Apple iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tabs to choose from. Shop the Samsung SM-T390NZKAXAR Galaxy Tab Active2 for $434.99 or the Apple iPad Pro for $854.80. 

You'll also find plenty of Dell laptops on sale, too. These range from the affordable Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 for $271.90, which is perfect for the office or classroom, all the way to the Dell XPS 9370 for $1602.03, in case you need a little extra power. Read more...

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Apple sends invites to Oct. 30 event, new iPad Pros expected

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More new Apple devices are coming.

As if this month wasn't already jam-packed with new product announcements from every tech company under the sun, Apple just sent out invitations for an event on Oct. 30 where it willl likely announce updated iPad Pros with Face ID support and possibly that rumored 13-inch MacBook we've heard so much about.

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Oddly enough, the event will take place in New York City at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. (Apple's events, especially the ones that debut new hardware, are typically in California.)

Last refreshed in 2017, Apple's iPad Pros are due for an update. Reports suggest the new iPad will sport thinner bezels (mostly reduced top and bottom bezels), support Face ID in both portrait and landscape, and ditch the Lightning port for USB-C (yes, really). Read more...

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Leak reveals intriguing new details about the upcoming iPad Pros

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There's not a lot we don't know about Apple's upcoming iPad Pros, thanks to numerous reports we've seen over the past few months. The new tablets are likely to have thinner bezels, no home button, Face ID support, and USB-C instead of a Lightning port. 

But a new report by Guilherme Rambo over at 9to5Mac reveals a couple of new, interesting details on how these new features will work. 

The report, which cites sources familiar with the development of the new iPad Pros, says the new USB-C port will enable owners to output 4K video to an external display. Read more...

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Plagued by iOS 12 bugs? A new update is here to fix them.

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Help is on the way.

Apple issued a critical update to iOS 12 today that fixes several bugs plaguing iPhone XS and XS Max devices since their initial release.

The new version — iOS 12.0.1 — is available for download right now, and if you don't receive a push notification prompting you to download it, you can force your device to by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update.

The new version of iOS should fix several issues people have been reporting including that, at least in some instances, a device didn't start charging when it was connected to a Lightning cable. The update will also fix a small WiFi issue that forced some iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max devices to connect to a slower 2.4 GHz band when a faster 5 GHz connection was available. Read Continue reading "Plagued by iOS 12 bugs? A new update is here to fix them."

Apple users claim iOS 12 is sending iMessages to the wrong contacts

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A new, previously unannounced iOS 12 feature is causing major headaches for some Apple users.

The feature, which Forbes points out was left off the official iOS 12 features list, was intended to merge chats you had with iOS device users who have multiple phone numbers and emails. A popular example of this is if you have multiple chat threads with a friend from work based on their personal number and work email. 

In theory, this sounds like a great improvement that organizes and tidies up your Messenger app and keeps conversations organized in a single thread. Read more...

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This window art dedicated to the Queen in Westminster Abbey was designed on an iPad

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The most recent artistic addition to London's 13th century church, Westminster Abbey, has been made using 21st century technology from California. 

The stained glass window, a piece of artwork installed in celebration of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, was created by artist David Hockney on an iPad. 

David Hockney told The Guardian that the iPad was a "natural" thing to use in the creation of the window, since it is backlit "like a window."

The Queen's Window, a new stained glass window designed by British artist David Hockney and created by Barley Studio York, is pictured at Westminster Abbey in central London on September 26, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION        (Photo credit should read VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

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The window, entitled "The Queen’s Window", aims to reflect Queen Elizabeth's love for the British countryside. Read more...

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Best deals for Sept. 24: Save on the Instant Pot, Nintendo Labo kits, Amazon Echo Plus, and more

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With the start of a new week, we've rounded up the best deals on electronics, kitchen gear, and Amazon devices. We also have amazing deals on Udemy online classes.

If you're looking for a new laptop, Lenovo's Yoga Book FHD 10.1-inch Windows Tablet 2-in-1 Laptop is on sale for $297.99, while Dell's Inspiron 7000 17.3-inch FHD Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop is discounted to $949.00.

For the kitchen, the classic George Foreman Grill and Panini Press is on sale for $24.96, while DeLonghi's 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Maker is priced at $151.96.  Read more...

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Apple’s coolest keyboard trick became even better in iOS 12

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What if I told you that ultra-precise text editing and selection is not only possible, but easy, on all Apple gadgets running iOS 12?

If you, like me, have been struggling to edit that typo in a slab of text you just wrote on your iPhone on iPad, you may have missed a feature that lets you turn your keyboard into a trackpad and move the cursor around your text with perfect precision. 

This feature has so far only been available for 3D Touch devices (i.e. newer iPhones) and on iPads (but with a different, clumsier implementation), but iOS 12 changed all that. Read on. 

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Best deals for Sept. 21: Save on MacBook Pro, AirPods and iPad, Beats headphones, and the new Amazon Echo Sub

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Happy Friday! With the weekend now here (#weekendgoals), we rounded up the best deals from across the internet on kitchenware, headphones, and other electronics like tablets and routers. We also gathered deals on new Amazon devices, Udemy online classes, and deep discounts only found at Target.

For the kitchen, Hamilton Beach's Deep Fryer is on sale for $38.68, while the company's 2 Way Brewer is also discounted to just $59.99KitchenAid appliances are on sale, like the KitchenAid Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, which is priced at $209.99, and the KitchenAid Professional Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer, which is going for $239.00. Read more...

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Best deals for Sept. 20: Save on MacBook Pro, Apple iPad, FitBit, KitchenAid, Amazon Fire HD 10, and more

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It may be Thursday, but we got #weekendvibes. We're gathering all the best deals from across the internet on the products you want, like computers, laptops, tablets, and kitchen gear. We also have deals on Amazon smart devices, Udemy online classes, and exclusive discounts at Target.

If you're looking for a brand new desktop, Amazon has the ASUS Zen AIO Pro All-in-One Desktop on sale for $999.99. This is 29% off its retail price and the lowest price the online retailer has ever offer for this computer. You can also save $100 on the Apple iPad Mini, as well as save nearly $250 on the Apple iPad Air 2 from Walmart. Read more...

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Best deals for Sept. 19: Save on Apple MacBook Air and iPad, Nintendo Switch games, NutriBullet, Amazon Echo, Sennheiser headphones, and more

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Hump day deals are coming in hot. We've rounded up the best deals from across the internet on laptops and kitchen gear. We also gathered deals on Amazon video streaming and home security devices, Udemy online classes, and discounts and sales you can only find at Target.

If you're looking for Apple products today is your dayWalmart has the Apple MacBook Air on sale for just $519.99. The retailer also has the iPad Mini 4 on sale for $299.99, which is $100 off its list price, while the iPad Air 2 is going for just $379.99, or nearly $250 off. Read more...

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Apple’s iOS 12.1 code hints at new iPads coming in the fall

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Apple's big September event came and went with no trace of new, highly-anticipated iPads. 

But the wait probably won't be very long9to5Mac reports that a "2018 Fall iPad" has been referenced in iOS 12.1 code, which was released Tuesday. 

There are no details as to what this new iPad might be like. But fall likely means October (November is also a possibility, but Apple historically held two iPad events in October and none in November), so at least we sort-of know when it's coming. 

As for what's coming, nothing's official yet, but there have been plenty of rumors describing a new iPad Pro with Face ID and no home button (check out the renders below). Read more...

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iOS 12 saved my old iPad mini from the trash heap

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Until yesterday, I was thinking of turning my old iPad mini 2 into a digital photo frame. The tablet worked, but it was painfully slow. Launching an app always had an unacceptable lag, and any serious multitasking was near-impossible. 

Then I updated it from iOS 11 to iOS 12, and suddenly the little guy was nearly as good as new. 

I did not expect this, despite Apple's claims that iOS 12 increases performance on its devices. The company says the same thing for every major release, but the differences have historically been negligible. In some cases, the iPad got slower after updating — but not this time. Read more...

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Best deals for Sept. 17: Save on Apple iPad, Nintendo Switch, FitBit, Amazon Echo Spot, Samsung Galaxy Note9, and more

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With the start of a brand new week, we're rounding up the best deals from Amazon, Walmart, Udemy, and Target on the products that will seriously upgrade your life.

For the kitchen, there are a lot of deals on KitchenAid products, such as KitchenAid Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, which is priced at $209.99. This sale price is $290 off its retail price. In addition, the KitchenAid Professional Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer is on sale for $239.00.

At Walmart, the Apple iPad Air 2 is discounted with a sale price $379.99, which is nearly $250 off its list price. Audio accessories are also on sale, including Sennheiser's HD 650 Open Back Professional Headphones, which are going for $319.00, while Sony's 5.2 multi-channel 4k HDR AV Receiver is on sale for $248.00. Read more...

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Here’s how to update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 12

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New iPhones and Apple Watches weren't the best part of Apple's Sept. 2018 event.

The arrival of iOS 12 for countless numbers of iPhones and iPads is a real win-win for all users. Especially with consumers who have older iPhones, as this year's big update brings performance improvements across the board.

Apple will begin seeding iOS 12 on Monday, Sept. 17 for all eligible devices. You can upgrade your iOS device via an over-the-air update or through iTunes on a Mac or PC. But we're here to guide you through the process and most importantly to remind you to back up beforehand. Read more...

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Annoying iOS web attack will forcibly restart your iPhone, but not much else

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The latest iOS hack won't steal your data, but it will annoy you.

Fifteen short lines of code on a webpage can restart your iPhone or iPad. Alternatively, visiting it on a Mac can cause the Safari window to freeze.

As reported by TechCrunch, this exploit can easily be transmitted and sent to unsuspecting iOS users. Since it's a short snippet of code, it can hide on almost any webpage. It will restart your device by actually enabling a fail-safe that is built into iOS. 

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The code tries to use all available resources, which results in a kernel panic. In response, the iPhone will then power cycle off and power cycle on to prevent any damage.  Read more...

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Best deals for Sept. 14: Save on Apple iPad, Fitbit, KitchenAid gear, Amazon Fire TV Cube, and Nintendo 2DS XL

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With the weekend here (thank goodness), we rounded up the best deals from across the internet on computers and kitchenware. We also gathered amazing discounts on Amazon devices, Udemy online classes, and sales only found at Target.

Walmart has the Apple iPad Air 2 discounted to $379.99, which is nearly $250 off its list price. You can also save up to $50 on select Fitbit items, while you can save $200 on Dell's 17.3-inch FHD gaming laptop, which is going for $699.00.

In the kitchen, there are a number of deals on KitchenAid gear, like KitchenAid Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, which is on sale for $209.99. This is $290 off its retail price. If you need accessories, KitchenAid's Mixer Attachment Pack is going for $99.99, while Continue reading "Best deals for Sept. 14: Save on Apple iPad, Fitbit, KitchenAid gear, Amazon Fire TV Cube, and Nintendo 2DS XL"