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Docs Say iPads Work Like Sedatives for Kids Pre-Surgery

The non-pharmacological approach appears to work as well as, if not better than, sedatives

(Newser) - For kids at least, tablets are as good as sedatives. So report doctors in a press release after presenting their findings at this year’s World Congress of Anaesthesiologists. The team studied 4- to 10-year-olds prior to surgeries and found that the decreased anxiety levels of those given midazolam (a... More »

Easy Trick Turns iPhone Folders From Squares to Circles

Because who wants to be square?

(Newser) - Looking to gussy up your iPhone or iPad home screen? Lifehacker reports on a "fun little trick" that changes your lame, old square folders to awesome circle folders. All it takes its setting a very small image—like 3 pixels by 3 pixels small—as your home screen wallpaper... More »

Latest Apple Update Is Causing Apps to Crash

Many users are reporting the issue with iOS 9.3

(Newser) - If you haven't updated to iOS 9.3, you may want to wait: According to AppleInsider , users are reporting a bug that causes apps to crash and freeze. The problem occurs when clicking hyperlinks in Apple apps including Mail, Messages, and Safari, as well as some third-party apps like... More »

What's Coming at Monday's Apple Event

Smaller iPhone, new Apple Watch designs are rumored

(Newser) - Analysts say Apple will unveil a smaller, more affordable iPhone, probably dubbed the iPhone SE, with similar features to the iPhone 6 at its Silicon Valley headquarters on Monday. Rumors are also swirling about a smaller iPad Pro, an updated iPad Air 3, and new designs for the Apple Watch,... More »

Apple to Widow: Get Court Order for Hubby's Password

72-year-old Peggy Bush just wanted to play games on her late husband's iPad

(Newser) - In a move CNET calls "a touch extreme," Apple was contacted by a 72-year-old Canadian widow to get her late husband's password so she could play games on his iPad—and the company refused to hand it over. Peggy Bush's husband, David, died of lung cancer... More »

Apple Loses Patent Suit That Could Cost Close to $1B

Jury decided tech giant's iPhones violated University of Wisconsin patent

(Newser) - Apple lost phase one Tuesday of a lawsuit against it by a patent enforcement group that Business Insider once called one of the "most fearsome patent trolls" around—a loss that could cost up to $862 million in damages, Reuters reports. A US District Court jury decided Apple had... More »

Techies Expecting Giant Surprise at Tomorrow's Apple Event

Long-rumored larger iPad may become official during iPhone rollout

(Newser) - Is Apple preparing to announce an all-new giant-sized iPad during its iPhone rollout event tomorrow? Probably. At least that's the consensus among tech reporters. The new larger iPad—likely to be called the iPad Pro—will have a 12.9-inch screen, storage between 64 gigabytes and 128 gigabytes, four... More »

Looks Like Hillary Sent Emails From Her iPad, Too

And her BlackBerry, according to State Dept. docs reviewed by the AP

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's email mess just got a little messier. State Department documents obtained by the AP through FOIA show Clinton sent at least four emails to her main advisers from an iPad and a BlackBerry—despite previous claims she preferred just one email and one mobile device for convenience.... More »

Apple Breaks Corporate Profit Record

Net quarterly profit of $18B tops Gazprom's $16.2B in 2011

(Newser) - Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season. Apple said today that net income rose 38% to $18 billion, which beat Gazprom's $16.2 billion profit for the first quarter of 2011—the previous corporate... More »

Alleged Thieves Arrested After Uploading Selfies

Owner of stolen iPad noticed images in his iCloud account

(Newser) - Two men in Houston have been christened by the Smoking Gun as the "country's dumbest iPad thieves." Why? Dorian Walker-Gaines, 20, and Dillian Thompson, 22, are accused of stealing an iPad, $5,000 in cash, a laptop, and other stuff from a parked vehicle, then posing for... More »

Screens Mess With Our Sleep—Even If We Get 8 Hours

'Blue light' affects melatonin levels, which can have dangerous long-term effects: study

(Newser) - Your iPad or smartphone could well be hurting your sleep patterns, even if you're getting in a full eight hours of shuteye, researchers say—and the effects could be long-term. Over a five-night period, researchers in Boston had some subjects read for four hours a night on an iPad;... More »

Software Update Prevents iPhones From Making Calls

Apple quickly pulls iOS 8.01 amid complaints

(Newser) - Apple had to quickly yank an update to its mobile software today after the upgrade caused more problems than it was supposed to fix, reports the Verge . The company released iOS 8.01 this afternoon, hoping to get rid of widely reported bugs with iOS 8. But about an hour... More »

Apple Won't Unlock Devices for Police— Because It Can't

New encryption code keeps everyone—even Apple—out of private user info

(Newser) - Even cops with a warrant to pull private user data off of someone's fancy new iPhone or iPad might be out of luck—Apple says that with the release of iOS 8, it's now not physically possible for even the company itself to access that info, reports the... More »

Tom Hanks Made the App Store's No. 1 iPad App

Hanx Writer mimics an old typewriter

(Newser) - Tom Hanks: beloved actor, slam poet , space enthusiast , and ... iPad app developer. And not just any developer, but developer of the most popular iPad app of the moment, Time reports. As of this writing, the Hanx Writer app, launched Thursday, sits in the No. 1 spot among free apps on... More »

iPad-Toting Tortoises: Art or Abuse?

Protesters want to block museum exhibit in Aspen

(Newser) - Tortoises Big Bertha, Gracie Pink Star, and Whale Wanderer are supposed to walk around a museum opening Saturday in Aspen with iPads on their backs, but a petition hopes to stop the art installation in its very slow-moving tracks. "Animals are living creatures, not art supplies," wrote one... More »

Doctors: iPad to Blame for Boy's Bad Rash

His device was found to contain nickel, which can cause allergic reaction

(Newser) - Nickel frequently causes allergic reactions, and the metal is found in all kinds of gadgets. Case in point: an iPad. An 11-year-old boy suffered a rash so bad he had to stay home from school and was eventually treated at a hospital in San Diego, and it turns out the... More »

Autistic Teen's Grad Speech Wows

Dillan Barmache uses a tablet to speak to his peers

(Newser) - Another one to add to the list of this year's memorable graduation stories : A nonverbal autistic teen got a standing ovation yesterday when he addressed his fellow graduates, reports KABC-TV . "Living without a voice creates almost no way to be heard, but there are people who refuse to... More »

Apple Unveils New Operating Systems

HealthKit, HomeKit, and Family Sharing among the changes

(Newser) - Apple fans, dig in: Company CEO Tim Cook today unveiled the new iOS 8 and OS X operating systems at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. The software won't be out until fall, but behold a few highlights, beginning with iOS 8:
  • A HealthKit app is
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Boy Records Kids Bullying Him, Gets Charged for It

Now his parents are pursuing a civil lawsuit

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania high school student who recorded alleged bullying on an iPad was punished for his efforts—and now his parents are fighting back. The 15-year-old boy, who has learning disabilities, recorded his tormenters in class after enduring regular bullying, his mother tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review . South Fayette High School... More »

Fearing US Spies, Top Russians Dump iPad

Government officials swap for Samsung tablets

(Newser) - Apple just lost some high-ranking customers: Russian government officials have admitted they've dumped their iPads due to security concerns after they were spotted yesterday without them in tow, the AFP reports. Minister Nikolai Nikiforov said he read "American special services... will significantly increase the volume of information they... More »

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