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Unofficial Count Reveals 100+ iPad Clones At CES
by on January 24, 2011

An unofficial tracker from Shawn Dubrovac has revealed the numerous companies that had some type of tablet computing device at CES, following the massive success of the iPad.

The extensive list details at least 100 tablets and crossover eReaders that have shipped (or are about to ship). From Blackberry’s PlayBook to Motorola’s Xoom, the list reveals the many available “iPad Killers”, but there are also some tablets that the list does … Read More

Telus Begins Selling Cases For iPad
by on January 23, 2011

If you’re looking for another place to purchase a case for your iPad, you can now check out Telus online (and maybe in-store too).

Looking at the Telus website, the Canadian wireless company has started selling cases for iPad. A variety of case manufacturers are being featured such as OtterBox, Dexim, iSkin, Spec, Belkin, and Casemate. Prices start at $44.99.

Whether you have Telus service on your iPad or are just looking … Read More

Apple Canada Offering Discounts On Refurbished iPads
by on January 22, 2011

This week, the Apple Canada Online Store has posted “special limited time” pricing on refurbished iPads.

At this time, only 16, 32 and 64GB Wi-Fi models are available. Pricing is $479 for 16GB, $549 for 32GB and $649 for 64GB. At these prices, the iPad is much cheaper than buying it new, which costs $549, $649, and $749 for the 16, 32, and 64GB iPad, respectively.

Each refurb iPad includes a one … Read More

iPad 2 To Feature The Same Camera As The Fourth-Generation iPod Touch?
by on January 21, 2011

Another day, another iPad 2 camera rumor!

Digging through the latest iOS 4.3 Beta 2 SDK release, 9To5Mac reports that the next-generation iPad, codenamed “K94″, may not feature a 5-megapixel camera, as found on the iPhone 4.

Instead, the unreleased device may take photos using a 1-megapixel camera, with 720p video recording. For comparison, the fourth-generation iPod touch features a 0.7 megapixel rear camera with 720p video recording.

The front-facing camera on the … Read More

Financial Post Magazine Comes To iPad

This week, the National Post has announced its second offering for the iPad, the Financial Post Magazine app!

The app is a fully-featured magazine app, taking full advantage of the iPad’s large display and Multi-Touch interface. This makes for a comfortable reading experience with exclusive embedded multimedia content including video, photo galleries and time lines.

The app also features Financial Post’s award-winning editorial content and features.

“The content and design of the Financial … Read More

Front Facing Camera on iPad 2
by on January 20, 2011

With the Apple iPad 2 looming closer to launch, the release of the iOS 4.3 Beta 2 in the developer’s release is providing us with a bit more information as to what we should expect.

Comparing the pictures of the home screen from the current iOS 4.2 to the 4.3 Beta, there are several tweaks. The addition of a FaceTime App icon, as well as a PhotoBooth icon provides visual evidence … Read More

iWork For iPad Updated To 1.3.1

This week, Apple updated its iWork for iPad productivity suite to version 1.3.1. The update addresses various bug fixes found in version 1.3.

Pages/Keynote

The 1.3.1 update fixes an issue with the predictive text menu when using Chinese or Japanese characters

Numbers

The 1.3.1 updated fixed an issues where new cell values would not be saved when Numbers was quit and restarted. The updated also patched issues where an invalid Region Format in iOS … Read More

iOS 4.3 Beta 2 Hints At Automatic Screen Lock On iPad 2

With the recent iOS Beta 2 release, the next generation iPad may include an automatic locking and unlocking system based on the presence of a case cover.

Found in the iOS 4.3 Beta 2 code for the Settings.app, two strings of code, and their associated value descriptions, indicate the following:

Code: “PAD_CASE_LOCK”
Description: “iPad Cover Lock / Unlock,”
Code: “PAD_CASE_LOCK_FOOTER.”
Description: “Automatically lock and unlock your iPad when you close and open the iPad … Read More

Apple Seeds iOS 4.3 Beta 2, New iPad Gestures Removed?
by on January 19, 2011

Today, Apple seeded the second beta (8F5153d) of iOS 4.3 for iPad and other iOS devices. As many know, iOS 4.3 is the anticipated release of the next iOS firmware rumored to be due in March 2011.

So far, Beta 2 has not revealed many new features or enhancements. The settings toggle for the silent/rotation lock is still available, as are the new font options, but there … Read More

Report: Led By iPad, Consumer Tablet Shipments Reached 17 Million Units In 2010

This week, research firm IDC reported that year 2010 saw 17 million consumer tablet shipments. The information is collected by IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Media Tablet and eReader Tracker.

In a IDC press release, the research firm stated that the tablet market saw growth of 45% in the third quarter. This growth was reportedly due almost completely to sales of the Apple iPad.

IDC further indicated that 4.8 million consumer tablets were shipped … Read More

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