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9 trends in aviation apps and accessories

As 2016 winds down, we're taking a look back at the busy year in tablets, phones, watches, apps and accessories. There were dozens of interesting stories this year, plenty of hype and a few surprises. With the benefit of hindsight, it's clear that there are some trends worth tracking.

Sporty’s to present 3 iPad Seminars at Oshkosh

Sporty’s will once again be hosting a series of seminars at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012, the world’s largest airshow. Experts from Sporty’s staff will share tips and advice on popular iPad topics.

Apple introduces new iPad

Apple today announced a new iPad model, featuring significant improvements to the device's hardware. The most notable feature is the new Retina display, which now has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels - four times that of the iPad 1 & 2.

A peek into the future: using mobile devices for IFR clearance delivery

MITRE has been working on a project that demonstrates the viability of a mobile device-based service that allows pilots to consistently obtain a text-based IFR clearance electronically without verbal communication with ATC at both towered and non-towered airports.

iPad Pro test flight – does it work for pilots?

The iPad Pro began shipping in mid-November, promising to bring a new level of productivity to tablet users with its large 12.9" display and fast performance. It's an impressive tool for everyday work, from spreadsheets to graphics work, but can it work for pilots? We took it flying to see.

Garmin Pilot My-Cast app adds XM Weather support

Last week Garmin released a big update to their popular Pilot My-Cast iPhone/iPad app, and most notably added support for XM Satellite Weather.