• American Airlines Transitions 8000+ Flight Bags to iPads

    American Airlines Transitions 8000+ Flight Bags to iPads

    Hot on the heels of JetBlue’s iPad announcement, American Airlines has now become the first major commercial airline in the world to completely replace pilot’s flight bags with iPads. Not only are they easier to handle, they also reduce the risk of back injuries and reduce the weight load on flights. The FAA has approved American Airlines pilots to use their iPads in all phases of the flight across their entire fleet–these include the Boeing 777, 757, 767, 737 and the MD-80. The airline projects using iPads would save them 400,000 gallons of fuel every year and will also eliminate the need of printing inflight documents, saving millions of pages of paper. They have currently phased out over 24 million pages of documents already.

     
  • Follow WWDC Announcements Right Here as the Keynote Kicks off in 15-Minutes

    Follow WWDC Announcements Right Here as the Keynote Kicks off in 15-Minutes

    Apple CEO Tim Cook is slated to take the stage very shortly as Apple kicks off its 2013 WWDC at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco. When Apple hits the stage, magic usually follows. Follow all the announcements as they happen right here. Follow us on Twitter (@YourTechReport) or stick to the website for breaking news as it happens. The opening Keynote gets going at 10:00 AM Pacific, 1:00PM Eastern time, and we’ll bring you the announcements as they happen.

     
  • Apple Adds “Ship to Store” Option for Refurbished Items

    Apple Adds “Ship to Store” Option for Refurbished Items

    Apple has added a Ship to Store option for its refurbished product line. The new option is available on the majority of its refurbished items, and allows you to choose a store that is convenient for you to stop on by and pick up your device. Delivery times are similar to home delivery times, so the option may or may not suit you depending on your schedule–but still, a great move by Apple to give “previously loved” items the “brand new” treatment.

     
  • iTunes for Windows 8 May be A While, if At All

    iTunes for Windows 8 May be A While, if At All

    Still waiting for a desktop version of iTunes for Windows 8? Keep waiting, because it appears that although Microsoft wants a version of the app, Apple is reluctant to create one. Speaking in an interview with CNN Money, Microsoft CFO Tami Reller revealed that Microsoft had approached Apple to request that they create an iTunes app, and that “the welcome mat has been laid out. It’s not for lack of trying.” No telling how this one will end…so stay tuned.

     
  • Apple Patent Decides the Best Way to Contact You

    Apple Patent Decides the Best Way to Contact You

    Sometimes its fun to pay attention to patents–even if they never see the light of day; and this new patent from Apple looks rather attractive and worth a mention. Through both a graphical user interface and automatically, Apple intends on notifying people trying to contact you of the best way to reach you: If you’re in a meeting, send an email or text; driving, do the same. The patent means that devices will be able to dynamically know and learn the best methods to contact you in the appropriate circumstances. Very cool tech that I’d love to see appear sooner than later.

     
  • Apple’s Phil Schiller Chats about NFC, Lightning and Wireless Charging

    Apple’s Phil Schiller Chats about NFC, Lightning and Wireless Charging

    In an interview following Apple’s unveiling of the iPhone 5, SVP Phil Schiller  explained why the company chose not to include NFC and wireless charging in the new handset, and goes in to detail on the new (and faster) Lightning port. Schiller told All Things D that the decision not to include NFC actually stemmed from Passbook, which he said “does the kinds of things customer need today.” On inductive charging, Schiller pointed out that the convenience still requires you to be plugged into an outlet, and is therefore not as convenient as people believe. “Having to create another device you have to plug into the wall is actually, for most situations, more complicated,” Schiller said. As for the Lightning connector: “This is the new connector for many years to come,” Schiller said. [UPDATE: By Mitchell Whitfield] Sorry Marc…couldn’t resist. While Mr. Schiller is correct in stating that wireless charging still requires a […]

     
  • New Apple Earpods Feature New Design, 3-years in the making

    New Apple Earpods Feature New Design, 3-years in the making

    Apple has introduced a new set of ear buds for its mobile devices - EarPods. The new buds feature both inline control and microphone for use with your iDevices, while its direct speaker port points forward into your ear canal for higher quality sound resonance. The new EarPods will be a stand alone accessory available today. However, they will also be included with the new iPhone 5 and iPod lineup.

     
 

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