Sources "familiar with the plans" claim that Apple will announce new versions of its 9.7-inch tablets this month. As part of the overhaul, Bloomberg reckons, a gold version will become available to accompany the current silver and space gray versions—the same palette as the iPhone. The additional color is said to be an attempt to "boost a category that’s posted declining shipments this year."
Elsewhere, Bloomberg also claims that "people with knowledge of the situation" are reaffirming rumors that a 12.9-inch iPad is also on its way, but not until next year. Obviously, this is all to be taken with a healthy pinch of salt for now; let’s wait see. [Bloomberg]
Apple has released a new version of its Apple Watch design video, and a perceptive viewer noticed a slightly different design from the original. Most noticeable is a smaller sapphire screen and larger bezel on the Watch render, which appears to more closely match the prototype hardware we saw last month. None of this too surprising — Apple had no doubt prepared the video using 3D renders before the final design was locked, and the changes are small enough that most folks won’t care. Still, it does make us wonder if there may be more fine-tuning before production starts in January, especially given rumors of battery-life issues.
In August we got a glimpse of the upcoming Pokemon trading card game for iPad in what would be the first official Pokemon game for Apple’s platform. Tonight the app became available on the App Store. The game features both a single-player mode in which you play against a computer as well as an online […] http://ift.tt/eA8V8J
Microsoft announced Windows 10 yesterday during a media briefing in San Francisco and surprised the world with that name. The company has uploaded video footage of the briefing to YouTube for everyone to see. One of the features of the new operating system that got demoed quite a bit during the briefing was the new […]
sandbagger writes: " …it is often the case that one can be led astray by relying on the generic or commonly understood definition of a particular word." That quote apparently applies to words offering constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure. TechDirt looks at the redefinition of the term "collection" as redefined by Executive Order 12333 to allow basically every information dragnet, provided no-one looks at it. "Collection" is now defined as "collection plus action." According to this document, it still isn’t collected, even if it has been gathered, packaged and sent to a "supervisory authority." No collection happens until examination. It’s Schrodinger’s data, neither collected nor uncollected until the "box" has been opened. This leads to the question of aging off collected data/communications: if certain (non) collections haven’t been examined at the end of the 5-year storage limit, are they allowed to be retained simply because they haven’t officially been collected yet? Does the timer start when the "box" is opened or when the "box" is filled?
Remember that Pokémon iPad game that was teased not too long ago? Well, if the mere mention of it stoked a fire inside that made you want to abandon Blizzard’s Hearthstone forever, Joystiq has spotted that the pocket monster trading card game is available on the App Store now. Pokémon TCG Online is free to download, but there are a few catches. As the name suggests, it requires an internet connection to play and your Apple-branded slate needs to be of the Retina-display variety — your first- and second-gen iPads won’t cut the mustard, according to iTunes. If you’re already heavily invested in the game on OSX and Windows, Time points out that progress you’ve made in the last three years transfers over to the mobile version as well. Handy! And just like that, a Nintendo property is appearing somewhere other than on one of its own devices. Somewhere, an investor is probably smiling.