Microsoft Corp. is cutting prices on its Surface devices, introducing a $399 tablet to compete with Apple Inc.’s least-expensive iPads. The new 10-inch Surface Go, which ships Aug. 2 in the U.S. and two dozen other markets, is the least costly among the five Surface devices that Microsoft makes. The Surface Go is aimed at the same potential buyers as Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad, which starts at $329. Microsoft’s... … [Read more...] about Microsoft to Sell Low-Cost Surface to Compete With Apple’s iPad
By Amanda Cuda Published 2:57 pm CDT, Sunday, July 8, 2018 Photo: Contributed / Griffin Hospital Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 HiM Founder Frank Michaud, right, and his wife Judy, left, present the grand prize iPad 6 to Robert Klein and his children, Ryder and Cameron, front. HiM Founder Frank Michaud, right, and his wife Judy, left, present the grand prize iPad 6 to Robert Klein and his children, Ryder and Cameron, front. Photo: Contributed / Griffin Hospital Ansonia man wins iPad in Griffin Hospital giveaway 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Robert Klein Jr., of Ansonia, recently won a brand new iPad 6 in the Griffin Hospital’s Health Initiative for Men (HiM) Father’s Day drawing. Klein’s daughter, Cameron, gave her dad a HiM Father’s Day card, which encourages men to get an annual … [Read more...] about Ansonia man wins iPad in Griffin Hospital giveaway
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Laney Ruckstuhl Globe Correspondent June 28, 2018 Like to curl up with your iPad after a long day? Instead of relaxing you, it might literally be causing you a pain in the neck.Researchers say iPad use can lead to “iPad neck,” a syndrome becoming more prevalent among Americans, especially young adults and women.Researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas published a study this month in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science on iPad neck. They say it is a result of sitting without back support or slouching while the tablet rests in your lap. Advertisement The researchers said the neck and shoulder pain caused by iPad neck was more prevalent among young adults, and women were twice as likely to experience musculoskeletal symptoms. Those with a history of neck and shoulder pain also found it to be exacerbated. Get Fast Forward in your … [Read more...] about Is your device giving you ‘iPad neck,’ ‘i-hunch,’ or ‘text neck’?
Edward C. Baig USA TODAY Published 10:19 p.m. UTC Jun 25, 2018 The future of your iPhone or iPad is here now. Well sort of. Apple released the public beta of iOS 12 Monday afternoon, the software that will be running at the core of the next iPhone and iPad, and, more than likely, the Apple phone and tablet you already own. Since this is still an early pre-release beta, trying out iOS 12 now carries some risks, especially if you plan on installing the software on the Apple devices you use every day. For starters, not all the apps you currently use may work with the public beta. You might experience bugs. Nor are all the features Apple is promising with iOS 12 available yet or fully finished. For example, the Shortcuts app that you might use to set up multistep workflows is not part of this initial public beta. If you’re feeling brave, and not willing to wait until iOS 12’s official release come fall, head to beta.apple.com to fetch iOS 12 … [Read more...] about 12 ways Apple’s iOS 12 will change your iPhone and iPad
Tablets are a pain in the neck. Literally. “Tablet neck” or “iPad neck” — the stiffness, soreness, or aching pain in the neck suffered by users slumping over their screens — plagued 84.6 percent of tablet computer users in a new University of Nevada, Las Vegas study, with upper back and shoulder pain suffered by 65.4 percent of subjects. And women were more than twice as likely as men to suffer tablet neck in the survey of 412 public university students, staff, faculty and alumni, with 70 percent of female subjects reporting discomfort after using their devices, compared to just under 30 percent of men. That was partly due to posture. The UNLV researchers found using a tablet while sitting in a “slump”-over position led to more pain. That’s because flexing the neck forward for long periods puts pressure on the spine, which strains the neck and shoulder muscles. Sitting without back support increased the odds of iPad neck pain by … [Read more...] about Women more likely to suffer from ‘iPad neck’