News tagged ‘Tablet’
Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has recently confirmed that the guys from Cupertino are planning to equip each handset and tablet launching this year and later with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. This means that both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and both next-generation iPad and iPad mini will get one. The prediction is based on the data concerning fingerprint sensor shipments, which have reportedly increased lately.
According to the latest rumors, the company from Cupertino has recently expanded its in-store iPad trade-in program to the UK, Germany, France and Spain. This means that if you live in one of the abovementioned countries, you can now bring your old tablet to the store and change it for a discount on a new iPad. It should be noted, however, that you can't trade-in your iPad Air or iPad mini with Retina display.
According to what Morgan Stanley’s analyst Katy Huberty says, Apple's iPad sales won't grow this quarter. The reasons for such poor results are the absence of new products and the price, which is, compared to Android tablets, pretty high.
Looks like soon we shall see another iPad mini rival. This time it's a Microsoft's new tablet called probably Surface mini.
Microsoft on Tuesday released the first major update for its Office for iPad. The guys from Redmond added printing capabilities to all of the apps from Office suite, namely, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. What this means is that now you can print any document you like directly from your iPad.
Apple's next generation iPad may feature a Touch ID sensor. A couple of days ago, some evidences have been found in the iOS program code, which prove that the guys from Cupertino are actually planning to add fingerprint recognition to their new tablet.
Many users think of buying new modern wireless headphones to replace original old-type ones that came with a player or a smartphone. Today we will show you Hitz WP-380 headphones from Creative.
First impression always starts from the process of unpackaging the box. Hitz WP-380 looks great, at first sight one can tell that these headphones are very well made. The design is modern. These on ear type headphones have professionally-tuned 34mm neodymium drivers that must deliver excellent sound. There is also a microphone, so Hitz WP-380 can be used to make calls as well. Official web page positions Hitz WP-380 as a Lightweight On-ear Bluetooth Headset with NFC.
The box has the headset, small travel pouch, mini-USB cable for charging, standart 3.5mm audio cable and user manual.
The design is simple and modern. The quality is very good, just as you'd expect from device made by Creative. The headset sits comfortable and can be adjusted in several ways. The cups do fold, which is good. We find these headphones fairly comfortable and experienced no problems wearing them for a long time. WP-380 weights just 5.3 oz (150 g).
The microphone is hidden in the earcup, it's a little far from the mouth, it is it is hard to use the WP-380 headset in a noisy place.
It is very easy to start listen to the music: you need is to turn on WP-380 and keep holding on/off button. The light goes blinking blue, which means it is ready to connect to some gadget. On the iPhone just navigate to Settings - Bluetooth, then find and select Creative WP-380 in the list of found devices. That's it. Easy! The working distance is approximately 33 ft (10 meters), which is enough to walk around the house with no need to carry your player or smartphone with you.
WP-380 can also connect to devices with NFC technology (Near Field Communication). Unfortunately Apple smartphones do not support NFC, while Android users will be happy to try NFC.
Another interesting fact about WP-380 is Creative ShareMe and Creative Multipoint. Creative ShareMe (one source, two headsets) allows you to share your music wirelessly with your buddy or loved one using another Creative ShareMe-enabled wireless headset. Creative Multipoint (two sources, one headset) allows you to pair two separate devices to the headset at the same time. This means that you can easily switch your music source between these two Bluetooth stereo devices.
There are several buttons to control the headset. The on/off button is used to turn headset on and off, to set up BlueTooth connection, and to answer the incoming call. Using next, previous, play/pause (combined with on/off button) is is possible to control the music, stop/play, skip to the next track or play the previous one. Volume buttons are used to control the volume. Unfortunately it is not possible to use Siri voice assistant on the iPhone, there is just no button for that.
The quality of the sound is very good. This is not a surprise, since Creative uses different software and hardware trick s to improve sound playback and recording quality. Middle and high frequencies are well done, bass is good as well. The built-in speech microphone with ClearSpeech Engine actively suppresses external noises and digitally enhances speech clarity so that your conversations are loud and clear.
By the way, users of iPad tablet and iPod Touch player can use this headset to talk via Skype and similar voip apps.
The compatible list of devices is quite high. Hitz WP-380 works with Bluetooth enabled devices as well as with with every phone and player that has a standart 3.5mm jack.
Creative WP-380 charges in about an hour. Internal battery gives us approximately 12 hours of playback time.
- Wearing Style: On-ear
- Weight: 150g (5.3oz)
- Adjustable Headband: Yes
- Color: Black
- Included Accessories: 1 detachable flat audio cable, 2.5mm-to-3.5mm gold-plated stereo plug (1.2m)
1 travel pouch
1 USB charging cable (1m / 3.3ft)
- Product Type: Wireless Headset
- Volume Control: Yes
- aptX: Yes
- Drivers: 34mm (1.33 inches) Neodymium magnet
- Frequency Response: 18Hz ~ 22kHz
- Impedance: 32ohms
- Connector Type: Bluetooth 3.0
2.5mm-to-3.5mm gold-plated stereo plug
- Cable Length: 1.2m / 3.9ft
- Cable Style: Detachable flat audio cable
- Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
- Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP
HFP (HD Voice ready*)
*HD Voice requires supported smartphones and mobile networks.
- Audio Codec: aptX
*FastStream allows low latency wireless bi-directional audio streaming and voice communication with Creative BT-W1 Bluetooth USB transceiver.
- Content Protection: SCMS-T
- Operating Range: Up to 10m / 33ft
- Battery Specifications
- Type of Battery: Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, 3.7V, 430mAh
- Battery Life: Play time: 12 hours
Talk time: 14 hours
- Recommended Usage
- Wireless Streaming: Yes
- Music/Movies: Yes
- Chats: Yes
iPhoneRoot thanks Creative and Powersales International for providing Creative WP-380 review sample.
Like every Sunday, I have something special for you. It’s a list of the most interesting and the most popular posts of the last week. Are you ready to take a look? If so, let’s begin.
A couple of weeks after the official release of Office for iPad, Microsoft has decided to start offering a cheaper Office 365 subscription for those people who use Office apps only only on two devices. For instance, on a Mac or PC or on a tablet. In our particular case, on an iPad.
A new iPad Pro concept has recently appeared on the Internet. It features a 12.9-inch display and I must admit it looks pretty good. The concept is based on the rumors about a larger Apple tablet, which first appeared on the Internet last summer. Back in July, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was indeed working on a 12-inch iPad, however, a couple of weeks ago an unknown insider informed that the development of the tablet is for some reason paused.
According to Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, Apple's iPhone remains the most popular handset among the teenagers in the USA. To find out what device is of the greatest popularity, the analyst polled 7500 teenagers and here're the results he got from them (via
Just a week after the official release, iWork's main rival - Office for iPad - managed to set a new App Store record. Microsoft on Thursday announced 12 million downloads of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. What a result, huh?
What do you think about such statement: iPhone users replace their devices with newer ones more frequently than iPad users? In fact, it turns out to be truth. According to the latest report from CIRP, people who own an iPhone change it for a newer version once every two years. iPad and especially Mac users spend money on new tablets or desktops much less frequently. Take a look at the chart.
According to the latest rumors, Microsoft will release its Office for iPad as soon as on March 27th. The company has been working on a new office suite for Apple’s tablet for a couple of months and looks like the time has come to show the results of this work.
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Good news for all those who want to buy an iPad Air, but lack enough money for a brand new tablet: Apple has started selling refurbished iPad Air through its online store. And the prices are more than affordable. For instance, Wi-Fi model with 16GB of memory on board costs only $419.