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Apple Wants To Make Its Products From 100% Recycled Materials

Tyler Lee November 21, 2017

On every Apple product page and at the end of every Apple product announcement, the Cupertino company loves to boast at how green they are when it comes to building their products and the packaging used for its products. However as it stands sometimes raw materials and rare metals are still required.

This is something that Apple wants to change, according to Apple’s VP of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson. Speaking to news.com.au, Jackson was quoted as saying that Apple’s goal is to one day eventually be able to make products from 100% recycled and renewable materials in a bid to reduce their dependence on raw materials

According to Jackson, “What we’ve committed to is 100 per cent recycled material to make our products, or renewable material. We’re working like gangbusters on that.” She adds, “As far as I know, we’re the only company in the sector trying to figure that out. Most people talk about recycling electronics but the material is not necessarily used in new electronics.”

Like we said, Apple’s green initiatives are pretty well-known. The company has won the title of “Greenest Tech Company” for multiple years in a row, and seems to be producing excess energy from their green energy efforts that they can actually afford to sell them to energy providers. When exactly we’ll see the day that an iPhone or MacBook is made entirely out of recycled/renewable materials is unclear, but it is a future worth looking forward to.

Apple Wants To Make Its Products From 100% Recycled Materials , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Lenovo Tab 7, Tab 7 Essential Tablets Launched

Tyler Lee November 19, 2017

If you’re in the market for a new Android tablet and don’t want to spend too much money, you might be interested to learn that Lenovo has recently taken the wraps off two new Android tablets. This comes in the form of the Lenovo Tab 7 and the Tab 7 Essential, with both models coming under under $100.

Starting with the Tab 7, the tablet will feature a 7-inch display with a 1280×720 resolution. Under the hood we are looking at a 1.3GHz MediaTek chipset, where the device will also be accompanied by 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and also a 2MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing camera.

As for the Tab 7 Essential, this tablet will feature a same-sized display but will sport a lower resolution off 1024×600. It will also be clocked at 1.3GHz but will use a MediaTek MT8167D processor versus the MT8161 found in the Tab 7. It will also be accompanied by 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

As for pricing, like we said they both come in under $100. The Lenovo Tab 7 will be priced at $99.99 while the Tab 7 Essential will go for $79.99. These are probably not the most powerful tablets available in the market right now, but if you’re on a budget or just want a tablet for the sake of it, these should do in a pinch.

Lenovo Tab 7, Tab 7 Essential Tablets Launched , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Magician Performs Magic Trick Using An iPad

Tyler Lee November 15, 2017

Magic tricks involving cards and coins aren’t new and have been around for ages and are still performed and enjoyed by many today. However with technology such as smartphones and tablets coming into the picture, they do present themselves as an opportunity to be used as props or in the routine of a magician.

Magician Simon Pierro has been taking advantage of technology in his routines and in his latest video, which he dedicates to a legendary magician named Cardini, he takes and iPad and performs some pretty stunning sleight of hand tricks with them. It is a pretty fun performance and it is definitely not the first time we’re seeing magicians rely on their smartphones and tablets to pull off some amazing performances.

In fact there are actually some apps out there that help magicians perform their tricks, which if you’re interested you can check them out and then perform for your friends. That being said, Pierro’s YouTube channel does play host to quite a few tablet-related magic tricks so if you’re into magic they could be worth taking a look at as well. In the meantime you can watch Pierro’s iPad performance in the video above if you have a few minutes to spare.

Magician Performs Magic Trick Using An iPad , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Magician Performs Magic Trick Using An iPad

Tyler Lee November 15, 2017

Magic tricks involving cards and coins aren’t new and have been around for ages and are still performed and enjoyed by many today. However with technology such as smartphones and tablets coming into the picture, they do present themselves as an opportunity to be used as props or in the routine of a magician.

Magician Simon Pierro has been taking advantage of technology in his routines and in his latest video, which he dedicates to a legendary magician named Cardini, he takes and iPad and performs some pretty stunning sleight of hand tricks with them. It is a pretty fun performance and it is definitely not the first time we’re seeing magicians rely on their smartphones and tablets to pull off some amazing performances.

In fact there are actually some apps out there that help magicians perform their tricks, which if you’re interested you can check them out and then perform for your friends. That being said, Pierro’s YouTube channel does play host to quite a few tablet-related magic tricks so if you’re into magic they could be worth taking a look at as well. In the meantime you can watch Pierro’s iPad performance in the video above if you have a few minutes to spare.

Magician Performs Magic Trick Using An iPad , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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2018’s iPad Pro Rumored To Feature Octa-Core A11X Bionic Processor

Tyler Lee November 15, 2017

For the most part, Apple’s iPads have largely kept the same form factor for several generations now, save for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro which was launched earlier this year with slight design changes where its bezels were slightly thinner, but otherwise it still looks and feels very much like an iPad.

Now we have heard the rumors that next year’s iPads could feature a new design and also the introduction of Face ID, and now more details about next year’s iPad might have been potentially revealed, thanks to a post by Chinese website MyDrivers (via 9to5Mac). According to the report, it claims that Apple will be introducing an upgraded A11 Bionic chipset that will see the bump from a hexa-core setup to an octa-core one.

Given Apple’s history with their iPads, it is safe to assume that next year’s iPads will use an upgraded version of the A11, and presumably it will be known as the A11X. However whether or not it will be bumped from hexa-core to octa-core remains to be seen. The report goes on to claim that the A11X will be manufactured using the 7nm process by TSMC (the A11 uses a 10nm process), and that the tablet will be launched in Q2 2018.

Given that the iPad Pros were last refreshed at WWDC 2017 earlier this year in June, we suppose a Q2 2018 launch doesn’t seem quite out of the question, but since nothing is official yet it’s probably best to take it with a grain of salt for now.

2018’s iPad Pro Rumored To Feature Octa-Core A11X Bionic Processor , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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American Eagle’s New Store Has iPads In Every Dressing Room

Tyler Lee November 14, 2017

Image credit – Hollis Johnson/Business Insider

While online shopping is no doubt more convenient, it can be a bit of a hit and miss when it comes to clothes, as sometimes what’s advertised on a website might be different in cutting or fit when it arrives, then customers will have to deal with getting it resized or sending it back. This is why sometimes trying on clothes before buying is always a good idea.

However it seems that fashion retailer American Eagle wants to make the process a bit more hi-tech. In a report from Business Insider, the retailer has recently launched a new store in Manhattan, New York, where iPads are installed throughout the store, where some iPads will show customers how certain jeans will look like, while the other iPads are placed inside of the dressing rooms.

These iPads in the dressing rooms will allow shoppers to call for attendants remotely, and also edit their choices on the fly, meaning that you could get someone to bring in an item that you want to try instead of having to go out and find it yourself. It also seems that salespeople will be equipped with mobile point-of-sale devices, which means that if you like what you’ve just tried on, you can pay for it right there and then in the dressing room and walk right out.

American Eagle is also allowing customers to order items in the store and having it shipped to them if their size is not available.

American Eagle’s New Store Has iPads In Every Dressing Room , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Google Assistant For Tablets Could Be Coming Soon

Tyler Lee November 14, 2017

When Google Assistant was first introduced, it was assumed that just like other Android features, it would be available for all Android devices. However it seemed that Google was attempting to do something different with its Pixel phones and made Google Assistant a temporary exclusive.

However we’ve seen Google start to open up Assistant to more devices, such as Sony’s Android TVs, and last we heard it could be arriving on Chromebooks soon. But what about tablet owners? The good news is that Assistant for Android tablets could also be coming soon, thanks to a recent discovery in the Assistant settings where it was discovered that the row of icons that support Assistant now includes a tablet icon as well as mentioning that it is “Available on Google Home, Android 6.0+ phones and tablets, Chromebooks, and TVs”.

Like we said, Google has been slowly opening up Assistant to more devices, where the feature was initially only available for phones. Presumably Google wants the same widespread adoption and ubiquity that Amazon is enjoying with Alexa which has found its way onto phones, smart speakers, and a bunch of other gadgets.

Unfortunately there is no telling when Assistant for Android tablets will be released, but presumably the addition of the tablet icon does suggest that it could be coming soon.

Google Assistant For Tablets Could Be Coming Soon , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Lenovo Announces The Moto Tab, Arrives On AT&T November 17

Tyler Lee November 13, 2017

A few years ago it would have been pretty common to see various Android manufacturers launch new tablets, but fast forward to today with tablet shipments on the decline, we’re not surprised that many of those OEMs have opted to stick with just smartphones instead. However that’s not the case with Lenovo.

The company has recently taken the wraps off its latest tablet in the form of the Moto Tab. This is a tablet that will be launched on AT&T’s network come 17th of November where it can be purchased outright for $300, or $15 a month over the course of 20 months with an AT&T installment plan.

In terms of specs, it doesn’t seem like there’s much to shout about. The Moto Tab will feature a 10.1-inch Full HD display and built-in dual speakers with Dolby Atmos sound. It will also be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 processor, comes with 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of expandable storage.

There will also be a whopping 7,000mAh battery that should last you a while, and will come with Android 7.1 Nougat preinstalled. Lenovo will also offer accessories for the Moto Tab that will be sold separately, such as a full-sized Bluetooth keyboard and Touchpad mouse and a Lenovo Home assistant dock.

Lenovo Announces The Moto Tab, Arrives On AT&T November 17 , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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iOS 11.2 Will Explain Control Center’s WiFi/Bluetooth Toggles

Tyler Lee November 13, 2017

In previous iterations of iOS, whenever the user brought up Control Center and toggled WiFi or Bluetooth on/off, it did exactly that. It turned on/off WiFi and Bluetooth. However with iOS 11, Apple tried to be “smart” about it by only temporarily turning off WiFi/Bluetooth, where after 24 hours it will be turned back on.

Users who wanted to completely disable WiFi or Bluetooth had to go into the Settings app to do so, which while not terribly inconvenient, isn’t particularly efficient and kind of defeats the point of the shortcuts in the first place. However it seems that come iOS 11.2, Apple will make that clearer to users.

Apple has recently released iOS 11.2 Beta 3 to developers and it has been discovered that when users toggle WiFi/Bluetooth off from Control Center, a popup message will appear to explain that the features are only disabled until the next day, and that in the meantime WiFi/Bluetooth functionality will continue to exist for certain features/services/devices.

These messages will popup only the first time it is used, and subsequent toggling will see a message shown at the top that reads, “Disconnecting Nearby Wi-Fi Networks Until Tomorrow” or “Disconnecting Bluetooth Devices Until Tomorrow.” Once again we’re not sure why Apple doesn’t just revert back to how it used to be, especially given the criticisms that they’ve faced over this particular feature, but we guess Apple offering an explanation to users is the best we can hope for for now.

iOS 11.2 Will Explain Control Center’s WiFi/Bluetooth Toggles , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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iOS 11.1.1 Update Released, Fixes Autocorrect Bug

Tyler Lee November 9, 2017

Image credit – MacRumors

Recently it was reported that iOS 11.1 users were experiencing a rather strange autocorrect bug, where typing the letter “i” will see it autocorrect to “A[?]”. It is a strange bug and it is unclear how it even happened, but the good news is that Apple has since fixed that problem with the release of iOS 11.1.1.

iOS users on the iPhone and iPad should be able to update their devices to iOS 11.1.1 right now, and with the update it looks like Apple has managed to resolve the issue. Prior to that, Apple offered users a temporary workaround through the text replacement feature in the keyboard settings menu, which isn’t necessarily ideal but it worked.

Now with the release of the update, users can remove the text replacement if they wish as it should be working normally again. In addition to fixing the autocorrect bug, the update to iOS 11.1.1 will also address a “Hey Siri” bug in which for some users it has stopped working. This is a very minor update that appears to be mostly bug fixes, so don’t expect any new features or major changes to the operating system.

If you haven’t been prompted to update by the system, you can pull the update manually by going to Settings –> General –> Software Update.

iOS 11.1.1 Update Released, Fixes Autocorrect Bug , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.