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While Apple’s entry-level iPad is great for casual use, the Apple iPad Air is for when you need a little bit more oomph. It’s speedy, sleek and powerful. What more could you want?
And why wait any longer to get one? Right now, Amazon has the latest Apple iPad Air (in Green, Silver and Space Gray) on sale for $500, an all-time low. You’ll save $99! That's impressive, considering Apple products rarely go on sale. You'll be in good company, too: The Apple iPad Air is so popular, it’s earned a five-star rating from more than 13,100 reviewers.
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Normally priced at $599, the Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi-only model is slightly larger than the previous iteration, with a 10.9-inch Retina display compared to 10.2. It’s also zippier, thanks to Apple’s A14 Bionic chip (the older model uses the A12 processor). Plus, it has 64GB of on-board storage instead of 32GB. In just about every way, the Apple iPad Air is bigger, faster, sharper and sleeker.
Said a fan: “Easiest and most powerful iPad Apple next to the Pro.”
Your on-the-go companion
There’s a reason it’s called the iPad Air: It weighs only a pound. That's right; 16 little ounces. So slip it in your tote and off you go.
“...It's a bit faster, a bit thinner, a bit lighter, and a bit shinier than all the tablets I've used before,” shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. “But, taken altogether — and taken along with the second-generation Apple Pencil — it feels like an entirely new experience. I haven't been this struck by a new device in a while...it fits itself into my workflow immediately. I think the highest praise I can give it is that it's amazing how quickly it effectively disappeared: Within a couple days of using it, I stopped noticing it, because everything about writing and taking notes with the iPad and the Pencil felt second nature; it felt like it had always been there.”
At $500 (was $599), the Apple iPad Air combines the power of the iPad Pro with the light-as-a-feather, compact design of the standard iPad. If you want more speed and power than the entry-level model but you’re not ready to spring for the Pro, this is the one to get.
Calgary council has voted in favour of a plan to sell a portion of Richmond Green park, located at Sarcee Road and 33rd Avenue S.W., in order to expand and improve the green space. The land use change, which council approved in a 9-5 vote Tuesday, will see a mixed-use residential and commercial development built where there are currently two baseball diamonds. The city will use the money from that sale to remove an old City of Calgary operations centre and clean up the land, and convert a former
GUYSBOROUGH – There’s a new name in the hat for the Guysborough–Tracadie riding in this provincial election, but he isn’t an unfamiliar face. Progressive Conservative candidate Greg Morrow is a long-time, well-known broadcaster in the Strait area, whose journalism career has given him a solid understanding of the issues and concerns of the Guysborough-Tracadie area. Morrow spoke to The Journal last week about the issues he’s heard at the door and as a reporter covering the Municipality of the Di
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans believe their communities are doing a good job meeting the needs of older adults, but white people may be better equipped than people of color to age within their communities, according to a new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll finds more Americans think their area is doing well rather than poorly in providing access to resources and services for aging adults, including health care, healthy food, transportation an
ST. MARY’S – It’s summertime and for some members of council for the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s the living is either easy or intrepid. Just days before local elected representatives take a month-long recess to recharge their legislative batteries, plans are afoot. Take Deputy Warden James Fuller (District 6). He’s heading to the Yukon for August to be with his wife, who is working there this summer. “I want to take this opportunity to see more of my own country, as opposed to goi
LONDON (AP) — Dozens of former military commanders are calling on the U.K. government to relocate more of the Afghans who worked with British troops over the last 20 years, arguing that they are likely to be murdered by the Taliban as foreign forces pull out. Retired Gen. Richard Dannatt, the former chief of the General Staff, and other senior leaders of the campaign in Afghanistan, said the resettlement program for interpreters and other staff needed to act with more “generosity and urgency.” “
Some B.C. municipalities are changing their heat-wave management plans, including potentially keeping cooling centres open overnight, as unseasonably high temperatures hit Metro Vancouver once again this week. Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for Metro Vancouver, Howe Sound, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Valley and eastern Vancouver Island. It also issued a special weather statement for a large swath of the province beyond that. Temperatures are expected to peak at around 30 C Wednesday to S
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada's inflation rate slowed more than expected in June from a decade-high in May as food, transport and clothing costs eased, data showed on Wednesday, but some analysts said it might be only a brief reprieve. Inflation eased to 3.1% in June from 3.6% in May, Statistics Canada said, lower than the 3.2% median forecast of analysts polled by Reuters. Earlier this month, the Bank of Canada said inflation was expected to remain at or above 3% - the top of the bank's 1%-3% control range - through the rest of 2021, easing back to the 2% target by 2022.
The deal with Spartan Acquisition Corp III announced on Wednesday will generate proceeds of $702 million, with $150 million coming from a private investment in public equity (PIPE) transaction. Investors in the PIPE deal include British investor Ian Osborne's Hedosophia, funds and accounts managed by private equity firm ECP, EV company Fisker Inc and affiliates of Apollo.
DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) -The operator of a German industrial park that was rocked by an explosion on Tuesday dampened hopes of finding more survivors in the debris and warned residents near the site to stay away from soot that rained down after the blast. Two people were found dead after the explosion at the Chempark site, home to chemicals companies including Bayer and Lanxess, and 31 were injured. Five are still missing, Currenta chief Frank Hyldmar told journalists on Wednesday, adding that "we have to assume that we will not find them alive".
NEW DELHI/KABUL (Reuters) -The United States said on Wednesday it was deeply troubled by reports of escalating attacks on civilians as the Taliban sweep across Afghanistan and Washington pulls out its last remaining troops and ends its longest war. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, on a visit to India, said the only path to peace in Afghanistan was through negotiations, which all parties must take seriously. Taliban insurgents have captured districts across Afghanistan and seized vital border control points in recent weeks, as Washington withdraws its last troops after 20 years.
CANSO – Efforts to establish a licensed childcare centre in Canso took a step forward on July 19 with the election of a board of directors for the Canso and Area Daycare Initiative. The meeting, held at the Canso Library and Resource centre, saw 20-plus members gather to form the board and move forward with the daycare project. Elected executive board members are Danielle Bond, chair; Julia Murphy, vice-chair; Linzy Roberts, secretary; and Rachel Roberts, treasurer. The Journal spoke with Daniel
The number of daily COVID-19 cases in British Columbia has tripled during the past three weeks, and at the same time the delta variant has grown to become the most dominant strain in the province. Based on what has transpired in Israel, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, and several other countries with similar vaccination campaigns where the variant took hold, the number of positive cases in B.C. could soon approach the heights of the second and third waves. Relatively high vaccination rates mean
GUYSBOROUGH – For the first time in the history of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG), the regular monthly council meeting on July 21 began with an acknowledgement that council is in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People. MODG Warden Vernon Pitts said council made the acknowledgement due to an evolution of understanding. “It’s the times we are in now … a lot of things have changed. We’ve become more educated, more compassionate, more realistic.
The global chip shortage has grounded major automotive factories to a halt but pushed technology giants to become more flexible by diverting existing supplies to their most profitable products, analysts and executives said. Apple Inc said on Tuesday chip shortages had mostly affected its iPad and Mac products in its last quarter, but would start to bite into its mainstay iPhone business, its best seller and major profit driver, in the current quarter. "We'll do everything we can to mitigate whatever set of circumstances we're dealt," Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said in a post earnings conference call.
WARNING: This story contains distressing details. Saskatchewan RCMP have confirmed they have an open investigation into a former school for children located in northern Saskatchewan. The RCMP confirmed that their historical unit is investigating a complaint related to the Timber Bay School, located in La Ronge. Someone came forward to launch a historical complaint that dates back decades, the RCMP said. "I can't imagine how difficult it must be for someone to come forward and speak with police a
All four of P.E.I.'s police forces now have their own access to the province's direct-to-cellphone emergency alert system. The province has been using Alert Ready, Canada's emergency alerting system, since 2015. It delivers emergency notifications through radio and television bulletins as well as text messages. Island cell phone users will be familiar with the tests of this system, which sends a pop-up message accompanied by an alarm sound. Until now, those alerts could only be issued by EMO off
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Fred Ware and his son were researching the history of the home he's owned in the Hartford suburbs since 1950 when they discovered something far uglier than they expected. Tucked in a list of rules on the home's original deed from the developer was a provision that said: “No persons of any race other than the white race shall use or occupy any building or any lot,” with the exception of “domestic servants of a different race.” “He was stunned and I was stunned. This is the
The S&P 500 ended little changed on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank was still a ways away from considering raising interest rates. The Nasdaq ended sharply higher, with shares of Google parent Alphabet Inc hitting an all-time high as a surge in advertising spending helped it post record quarterly results. In a news conference following the release of a new policy statement from the Fed, Powell also said the U.S. job market still had "some ground to cover" before it would be time to pull back from the economic support the U.S. central bank put in place in the spring of 2020 to battle the coronavirus pandemic's economic shocks.
This time of year, everyone asks me how they can become a better griller. It all comes down to the following 10 tips, the most important of which is knowing the difference between direct and indirect cooking. Once you understand when to use indirect heat, you'll embrace it. I use indirect heat at least 80% of the time I use my grill. A quick definition of the two major grilling methods: DIRECT GRILLING means you put the food directly over the heat source — similar to broiling in your oven. INDIR