I’ve long been skeptical of an ARM transition for Apple Macintosh, but the 2018 iPad Pro has made me a believer. Apple will switch to in-house hardware and this new generation of “ARMacintosh” computers will blow away the rest of the client computing market. And the only way a company could challenge Apple’s escalating dominance in mobile and tablets would be a radical new device.
In 2017, iPad Pros suddenly started appearing around the table at Tech Field Day events, supplanting the usual sea of laptops. With the release of new iPad Pro in 2018, will that trend continue, or will the versatility tradeoff eventually become too much for delegates?
Apple made a major education push yesterday, updating the iPad to support Apple Pencil input, and improving fleet management capabilities. Apple has a long history in education, but this recent announcement is almost reminiscent of their most unique educational offering, the eMate 300.
Lee Badman of Dispatches From the Wireless Front comments: One of the handiest tools in understanding Wi-Fi environments is the spectrum analyzer. Way back when, in my Air Force days, I had the pleasure of learning and using top-end spectrum analyzers, on the order of this sort of device. Note the price of this beast- real […]
Kevin C. Tofel of GigaOm comments: It took a few years of denials and rumors but Microsoft Office for iPad is officially available. The company debuted the software for free on the iTunes App Store on Thursday with the news coming from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in his first public appearance as the company’s leader. […]
Ben Miller of Sniff WiFi comments: About a year and a half ago, yours truly wrote about WiFi transmit power levels in iPhones. Things have changed since then. And possibly the biggest change (to iPhones, at least) is how aggressive iPhones are in modifying transmit power levels. In the “Mighty iPhone Power Ranges” blog […]
Ben Thompson from stratÄ“chery comments: Most folks seems to instinctively compare the iPad and the tablet market to the iPhone and smartphone market, and it’s easy to see why. They share the same OS, the same competitor, many of the same apps, and, of course, the same time period — the present. But in reality […]
Andrew von Nagy looks into a strange bug (?) in the Broadcom wireless chipset used by the popular Apple iPhone and iPad, along with many other portable devices. This issue threatens to lock out a network for no reason, a serious denial of service situation.
Comparing Cisco Cius and the iPad in the Enterprise
What can Apple teach us about Enterprise IT? Apple and Enterprise IT, words which don’t really belong in the same sentence but perhaps we can learn quite a lot about the future of Enterprise IT by looking at Apple and its current strategy.