This week's video roundup is packed to the brim with some of the hottest products reviewed in the last seven days. Earlier this week we got our mitts on the Microsoft Surface 2 (due out in October), the updated Apple iMac, as well as the lineup of new sizzling hot Kindle Fire tablets. Our CNET UK team also reviewed the global version of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Did the stylish gadget live up to expectations? Plus: We'll show you how to fix some of the annoying new quirks in iOS 7, and Rumor Has It breaks down … Read more
Buyers of the next iPad Mini may be able to choose gold or space gray and tap into a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. At least, that's the scoop based on the latest alleged images leaked online.
A photo claiming to be that of a gold iPad Mini with the Touch ID has surfaced on Chinese tech site DoNews. The photo shows the back of an iPad tinged gold.
So far, there is little evidence that points to shipments of one of Apple's most highly-anticipated products in October.
While Apple's iPad 5 looks to be on schedule for an October release, that's not the case for the Retina version of the Mini, according to Rhoda Alexander, director of Tablet and Monitor Research at IHS iSuppli.
"The Retina Mini looks less certain for that time. Manufacturing volumes on that would match better with a Q114 [first quarter 2014] launch," she told CNET.
Though she quickly qualified that saying, "But given that it's Apple, … Read more
Rumors about a larger iPad are gaining steam. The latest claim is that Taipei-based Quanta is working with Apple to develop a large iPad.
Quanta Computer, known primarily as a manufacturer of laptops, and Apple are eyeing what a Chinese-language udn.com calls a 12-inch class device.
Earlier reports in May had cited a 12.9-inch tablet.
News from the Asia-based supply chain of manufacturers is notoriously inconsistent, as companies frequently change plans before a product actually enters high-volume commercial production.
That said, it does appear that Apple is toying with the idea of a larger iPad-like device as demand … Read more
The latest is a new color, suggesting Apple plans to offer the same "space gray" color found on the iPhone 5S, and fifth-generation iPod Touch, likely replacing last year's black color. That's just what Apple has done with the 5S, a move that many believe is due to the gray color showing less signs of wear and tear over long-term use.
The photos are … Read more
By now the drill is familiar. Apple rolls out the next iPhone. It has a few hardware upgrades that make it better, faster, and more feature rich. And then we wait and see what hardware features make it into the next iPads, which Apple should unveil in October if you believe all the rumors and leaks (yes, more unverified photos surfaced this week on Sonny Dickson's site).
Apple's upcoming iPad line might have been leaked onto the Web before the company would have liked.
Sonny Dickson, a site that has quickly made a name for itself by publishing leaked images of devices that have proven to be real, posted photos on Thursday of what the site claims is the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2.
The images, which are not accompanied by any information on where they were obtained or how likely it is that they are real, show both tablets featuring much the same design, including an aluminum finish on the back and a prominent … Read more
Apple's new 64-bit A7 chip will debut on the iPhone 5S, but it may find its best gaming platform on upcoming iPads.
The A7 is the world's first 64-bit chip for smartphones. What that means for consumers is better performance on data-intensive apps like games because, among other things, it means the chip can address more memory more effectively than a 32-bit processor.
First introduced to supercomputers in the 1970s, 64-bit computing landed at Apple in the Power Mac G5 in 2003 via the first 64-bit PowerPC G5 processor.
Fast forward to 2013. It seems increasingly likely that … Read more
Skype for iPad is a finely implemented mobile version of the incredibly popular global communication tool, complete with voice and video chat, contact management, and more. Where other desktop apps stumble in their transition to the touch screen, Skype thrives and it shows in nearly every facet of its iPad release.
When you open Skype for iPad, you must either sign in or create a new account. After doing so you can import contacts from any of your existing accounts -- including Outlook, Mail, or Apple's iContacts. Your contact list will populate on the right of the screen and … Read more
Wallpapers HD offers a large database of wallpapers you can add to your phone, tablet, or iPod touch. The search interface is easy to use, the wallpapers can be sorted by date or popularity, and we were able to find hundreds of options in a library that loaded quickly and downloaded fast to the device. While there is a definite tilt toward movies, celebrities, and other pop culture references, the volume of options is large.
When you first open Wallpapers HD, you will be shown the most recent wallpapers in the library. You can switch to Popular or Random, as … Read more