March 27, 2012

News: Apple Responds to iPad Battery Concerns

After some concerns over the new iPad’s battery charging for up to an hour after displaying 100%, Apple VP Michael Tchao spoke with Ina Fried of AllThingsD and explained that part of that is the way things are supposed to work…

March 25, 2012

Special: 2012 Tournament of Apple’s Best Code Names

(Originally posted on 3/25 but updated periodically) As we are in the middle of the NCAA Tournament, brackets are a way of life. Here at SchwarzTech, we decided to have our own 32-seed (64 was just too much) bracket of Apple’s best product code names, much like last year’s worst Apple products tournament. Keep listening to SchwarzTech Radio, follow us on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, or check back here for our updates and feel free to play along with your own bracket!

March 20, 2012

News: So, It’s Going to Be Heat-Gate? Nope.

It seems that news of the iPad is running as much as 10° F hotter has started hitting various non-tech news outlets, since it’ll get page views and create a stir. According to Reuters, Consumer Reports is planning on testing the new iPad to address these concerns…

March 19, 2012

Review: Apple iPad (Third-Generation)

Apple iPadWell, this is certainly interesting—just a few days after I stated that my original iPad was more than adequate, I’m typing this from a brand-new third-generation iPad. As it turns out, the universe aligned just so where I was able to sell my old iPad for a reasonable amount, and not have to wait in line or deal with a preorder for the new iPad (thanks, local Walmart in a non-techy area). Numerous writers have already reviewed the iPad as a whole, but I wanted to offer the perspective from an existing user…

News: Apple Announces Dividend and Share Buyback

As expected, Apple’s early morning conference call included what many were expecting—a dividend on the stock and that the company would buy back some of the shares of the stock. The dividend of $2.65/share is pending approval of the board of directors and, if approved, would take effect in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, which starts on July 1…