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Can the Pro model turn around iPad sales? Two research groups have differing predictions — Worldwide tablet shipments will reach 211.3 million units in 2015, down -8.1% from 2014, according to new data from IDC. However, the research group expects the iPad Pro, which it considered a “detachable” device, to turn around Apple’s tablet sales. [Dare I say ‘wait and see?’ Well, yes.]

How to pair your Apple Pencil with your iPad Pro — So you’ve finally gotten your hands on a $99 Apple Pencil to use with your iPad Pro. Here’s how to pair the two.

How to Trace Drawings and Photos on Your iPad Pro — You can snap photos and use scanner apps to get drawings into your iPad Pro, but what if you want to trace a drawing? Turns out you can with your Apple Pencil. Watch The Mac Observer’s video where Jeff Gamet shows you how.

NSA ends bulk phone record collection — The National Security Agency’s days of openly collecting US phone records in bulk have come to an end, at least for now. The agency was required by the USA Freedom Act to stop its whole scale phone metadata harvesting program and is now expected to request warrants from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for specific individuals or groups.

Citing rapid Apple Watch adoption, British Airways to launch wrist-friendly ticket scanners — British Airways has seen quick customer adoption of the Apple Watch for boarding passes, prompting the airliner to integrate new wrist-friendly ticket scanners at London’s Heathrow Airport starting this month.

SwissKnife

IN1 is a handy combination iPhone case and Swiss Army Knife — Dennis sellers has lamented more than once that there’s nothing new under the sun when it comes to iPhone cases. He stands corrected. “The IN1 Multi-Tool Utility Case is certainly different than anything I’ve ever tested before.” [I’d by this – good luck taking it onto a plane, though it’s apparently TSA compliant due to its lack of a truly sharp blade]

What3Words app brings ‘addresses’ to any place on Earth — A London-based startup called What3Words promises to bring an ‘address’ of sorts to those locations that may not be near a recognisable street or road.