Tag: Incredible

04
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Power button Touch ID on the iPad Air 4 was an ‘incredible feat’

A pair of Apple executives have discussed changes to the iPad introduced in the iPad Air 4, including the “incredible feat of engineering” to add a Touch ID sensor to the power button on the new model.

Apple revealed its iPad Air 4 on September 15, complete with an updated A14 Bionic chip, a design inspired by the iPad Pro line, and a larger 10.9-inch display. Arguably the biggest departure for the iPad Air is its biometric alterations, with Touch ID moved from the now-gone Home button to the power button on the top.

Speaking on the iJustine and Jenna Ezarik podcast Same Brain published on Saturday, Apple VP of hardware engineering John Ternus and Apple VP of product marketing Bob Borchers talked about the changes that the iPad lineup underwent during the September event.

On the subject of Touch ID on the tablet, Borchers described the change as “an incredible feat of engineering to get that fingerprint sensor with all of the capability and all of the security into that form factor.”

When asked if the power button Touch ID was using the same technology as the original but in a smaller form factor, Ternus suggested it was more an “evolution of the technology” employed by the system. “We wanted to get to the full-screen design and so we wanted to get rid of the Home button on the chin, and so we had to come up with another place for the Touch ID sensor.”

“What made it so challenging is this really narrow aspect ratio that it has,” Ternus offered, due to being on the top of a slimline button. “If you think about it, it’s only ever seeing a smaller slice of your fingerprint than what a traditional, you know, what our

01
Oct
2020
Posted in gadget

Amazing tech and gadget deals from Takealot and Incredible Connection

Today’s joke courtesy of the Internet:

How do people who believe the Earth is flat travel around the world?

On a plane.

Here are the best tech deals this week.

Enjoy.


Hisense 49-inch Smart Full HD TV from Takealot – R5,599

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Intel Core i7-9700K from Takealot – R7,099

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WD Elements Portable 2TB HDD from Takealot – R1,299

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Huawei B315 LTE Wi-Fi Router from Takealot – R2,499

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Apple AirPods 2 from Takealot – R3,499

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TP-Link Deco E3 2 pack from Incredible Connection – R1,799

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HP Pavilion Gaming laptop from Incredible Connection – R15,999

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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch 1TB from Incredible Connection – R42,999

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Acer Aspire 3 Notebook from Incredible Connection – R5,799

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JBL T110 Earphones from Incredible Connection – R199

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LG 82-inch Smart UHD TV from Makro – R34,999

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Samsung 65-inch Smart UHD TV from Makro – R15,999

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JBL 5.1-channel Soundbar from Makro – R8,999

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Samsung 32-inch Curved LED Monitor from Makro – R4,999

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Dell 15.6-inch Inspiron 5593 laptop from Makro – R18,999

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Razer Naga Trinity gaming mouse from Raru – R1,999

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Palit GeForce RTX 3080 GPU from Wootware – R17,999

Wootware


TP-Link Archer C80 AC1900 router from Evetech – R1,299

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