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Archive for December, 2010

Supply Constraints Preventing OLED For Next-Generation iPad
by on December 17, 2010

The rumor of Apple adopting OLED technology on its iOS displays has been around since the iPhone 3GS days. Even though the idea has been expected, OLED has never shown up.

Last week, DigiTimes published a report stating that backlight suppliers for the next iPad had been chosen, ending additional OLED expectations.

Today, a new report from DigiTimes comments on the overall OLED industry and indicates supply constraints as the main reason … Read More

EA’s Biggest 99 Cent Sale Ever on iPad Apps

This is the time to buy some iPad apps from Electronic Arts (EA). Why? Because they are having their biggest sale ever! Over 70 games for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are on sale for 99 cents.

There are 13 iPad apps included in this sale including the following:

Scrabble
Madden NFL 11
Mirror’s Edge
Reckless Racing HD
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
SimCity Deluxe
YAHTZEE HD
Tetris
Pictureka!
Command and Conquer Red Alert
SNOOD
BOGGLE
Need for SPeed Shift

All of these … Read More

App Store Hits 51,000+ iPad Apps In 8 Months
by on December 16, 2010

In the USA, Apple released the iPad in April 2010. A month later, the device hit Canada. Since the original release in April, the iPad App Store has launched over 5`,000 apps.

As of this writing, the number of available iPad apps in the App Store sits at 50,971 which has been a moving number today. The high point of available iPad apps today was 51,546, but that is guaranteed to … Read More

iPad 2 To Range In The Millions

With increasing interest in tablet devices over the second half of the 2010 year, Apple is expecting 6 million units ordered per month of its upcoming iPad 2. With current iPad sales at 4 million just last quarter of the year, the expected number has exponentially increased.

Could it be that there are some features that will be attractive enough to bring about these numbers? Rumours are flying about … Read More

Bluefire Reader app unlocks your public library

The iPad certainly doesn’t lack for book reading apps.

There’s the big two of course — iBooks and Kindle. Not far behind is Canada’s own Kobo. And there are others competing for their share of the limelight, like Stanza, Free Books, MegaReader and 100,000 Free Books.

Not too bad for a device produced by a company whose CEO once infamously said “the fact is that people don’t read anymore.”

Despite all these options, … Read More

Virgin Mobile Launches Tablet Flexi-Data Plans For iPad

In no surprise at all, this week Virgin Mobile, subsidiary brand of Bell Mobility, has launched new Tablet Flexi-Data plans for iPad.

The new non-contract data offers are identical to the new Bell data plans that recently launched. The two new plans are postpaid offers with flex data (activate by calling Virgin Mobile):

- $20/month Flex Data: 500MB (if data exceeds 500MB, the customer is automatically moved to $35/month)

- $35/month Flex Data: … Read More

Huge Flipboard Update In the App Store

Flipboard was one of the most amazing social reader magazine apps that amazed the world. The app was named Apple’s iPad App of the Year and one of TIME’s top 50 innovations of 2010. Flipboard has released a huge update in the App Store that brings a plethora of new features:

★ Be informed. Sync with Google Reader to read your feeds, folders and friends’ shared items. Star, share and … Read More

iBooks Update Allows Users To Organize Books & PDFs Into Collections
by on December 15, 2010

Along with the recent iTunes 10.1.1 update, today Apple also updated iBooks to allow users to organize books and PDFs into collections.

For those not already using iBooks, the app is a great way to download and read books on iPad. The app further includes the iBookstore where users can download a variety of books and other published works.

The newest features added in the latest iBooks 1.2 are listed below:

Experience fully illustrated … Read More

Apple Releases iTunes 10.1.1

Today Apple released a minor update to the latest iTunes 10. The new iTunes is now version 10.1.1 and is available on a PC/Mac via Apple Software Update or from Apple’s website.

iTunes 10.1.1

The new iTunes 10.1.1 update primarily brings bug fixes with no other major feature upgrades or enhancements:

• Addresses an issue where some music videos may not play on Macs equipped with NVIDIA GeForce 9400 or 9600 graphics.
• Resolves an issue … Read More

Apple, iPad Encryption and Security

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve had the opportunity to meet with business, technical and engineer personnel from Apple. Everyone from Apple that I conversed with were very knowledgeable and helpful when answering my numerous questions regarding the iPad’s security capabilities and functionality. Since meeting with Apple, I have much more respect for the company as a whole and for iPad security.

I wanted to share with you some of the security … Read More

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