Posts Tagged ‘iPad’

What to look for in iOS 9

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Apple promises that the new iOS is loaded with improvements that will help users’ every day productivity. Among the new features are:

  • Multitasking on iOS 9 for iPad – users can work with more than one application at once!¬†SplitView is an app for iPad that allows you to view two different apps in a split screen (ergo the name).
  • News – a new app that will be added to the home screen, and which will collect stories that you are likely to read based on topics that you are most interested in.
  • Proactive – a Siri-like assistant that will “learn” from your iPhone usage and predict what you are interested in doing with your device.

For all the ins-and-outs of the new iOS 9, which is slated to be out this September, check out Apple’s preview on their site here.

What will Apple announce at tomorrow’s media event?

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

The Apple media event scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, October 16 promises another round of new releases.¬† We’ve already seen the new iPhone 6 and a new version of iOS, but we are fairly certain that Apple will announce the following new devices and machines:

1. Retina iMac

2. New iPad

3. The launch of OS X Yosemite

4. A new Mac mini

There have been rumors that Apple will release a new version of Apple TV as well, which is possible since it has been a while since the device has seen any major changes.


OS X 10.9.2 Released – Fix for SSL Security Flaw Included

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

The OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 update was released a few hours ago. This update is recommended for all users who are running OS XMavericks. It addresses an SSL security flaw that was announced by Apple in its security notes for iOS 7.0.6 — an update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that was delivered at the end of last week.

In addition to the security fixes, the 10.9.2 update also improves compatibility with Gmail archive mailboxes (something many of our clients have been waiting for) as well as includes improvements to Gmail labels.

For more information on the update and how to update, visit Apple’s support page for 10.9.2 here. As always, be sure to backup up your machine before updating!

For more information on iOS 7.0.6, visit Apple’s security page here. Update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch via Settings > Software Update.

Post-Holiday Gadget Guide

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Happy New Year from all of us at Need Mac Help! We know many of our users received (or purchased) an iPhone 5, iPad or iPad mini, and/or MacBook Pro over the holidays. So what else could you possibly need, right? Well, here are a few ideas that might inspire…

  • Little Pocket Book for iPhone 5: iPhone case and wallet in one! Super thin case with beautiful leather interior and exterior. The soft, durable leather provides protection for your iPhone. All this and it’s handmade in the USA by Pad & Quill. The Little Pocket Book is $59.95 at Pad & Quill and is available in black or brown exterior with different color interior.

  • HyperJuice Stand: There are iPad stands, and then there are IPAD STANDS. The HyperJuice Stand for iPad is the perfect combination of form and function. It’s got a built-in 16 hour battery pack, and 2 rubberized slots, which hold the iPad at 18 degrees and 45 degrees (portrait and landscape positions) with and without a case. The HyperJuice stand can be found at the HyperShop for $129.95.


  • PLAY Video Memo: From Native Union, the makers of the POP Phone, the original retro handset. The PLAY Video Memo is a high quality recording video memo pad with color playback on a 2.4″ screen. It holds multiple messages up to 3 minutes in total. It also has a magnetic back so you can stick the PLAY on your fridge (or any other metallic surface)! The PLAY Video Memo is $49.99 through the Native Union website.



iPad mini tomorrow?

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

So we’re wondering if Apple is going to unveil not just one but TWO new minis tomorrow: an iPad mini AND an updated Mac mini. We obviously don’t know for sure if Apple is going to debut a smaller iPad (or if it will in fact be called an iPad mini), but the rumor mill has produced photos of a supposed iPad “mini” surface, as well as part numbers for an iPad “mini” with 12 different configurations in 2 colors. And, well, the invitation for the media event tomorrow, Tuesday, October 23rd sure does hint at it: