Review of iPad Pro with A9X CPU and 12.9-inch Retina display by Neil Hughes — The iPad Pro is Apple’s most fully realised example yet of the future of computing, with a workhorse of a processor and a beautiful 12.9-inch Retina display packed inside a svelte, ultraportable design. Current limitations with iOS apps prevent it from being a PC replacement for the most demanding tasks, and at [US]$799 it won’t appeal to casual users, but we are confident the iPad Pro will carve out a niche in the high-end market. Indeed, Horace Dediu calls is a ‘desktop computer‘.
In another post, it turns out the Pro has a USB 3.0 controller, hinting at an ultra-fast Lightning connector, and here’s How to Use Your iPad Pro as a Graphics Tablet with your Mac.
You’ll be waiting 4-5 weeks for that Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil — If you want a Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil for the iPad Pro, you’ll be waiting awhile. They’re now showing a 4-5 week waiting time for availability.
Microsoft OneNote picks up video embeds, new iPhone features, and more — As part of its massive November update cycle, Microsoft has pushed a smorgasbord of new features to the OneNote notetaking software across a wide variety of platforms.
Users of OneNote Online and OneNote for iOS can now record audio into a note straight from the web and mobile app. It’s an extension of similar capabilities already available on OneNote for Mac and OneNote for Windows.
Typeeto is a ‘magic software keyboard for all of your mobile devices’ — There are many third-party accessories for attaching hardware keyboards to iOS devices, from iPad cases to Logitech’s multi-device K480 wireless keyboard, on down to that bizarre BlackBerry knockoff for the iPhone courtesy of Ryan Seacrest. Typeeto is a clever little piece of OS X software that allows existing Mac keyboards to be used with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android smartphones or tablets, Apple TV, or most any device capable of pairing over Bluetooth, including game consoles.
Apple updates App Store search engine algorithms, results go beyond metadata — According to a report on Friday, iOS app developers have noticed a change in the App Store’s search algorithms that appears to return more relevant results for direct app searches by going deeper than title and assigned keyword metadata.
Apple hit with second class action lawsuit over Wi-Fi Assist data overages — Apple was hit with another class action lawsuit over iOS 9’s new Wi-Fi Assist feature on Friday, with plaintiffs seeking a jury trial for damages in excess of $5 million.