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Report: The iPad Does Not Make You Cool
by on February 11, 2011

With Valentines weekend upon us, you may want to take note of the following information!

According to a report issued by Retrevo, using an iPad does not make you cool or very attractive to the opposite sex. The report surveyed 1,000 consumers of varying age, gender, income, and location across the USA.

If the data chart is to be believed, it seems that using an iPad is lower on the attractive scale … Read More

Opera Mini Web Browser For iPad Launching At MWC

At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) this month, Opera Software has reported that the company will be releasing a dedicated version of its Opera Mini browser for the iPad.

Users of the Opera for iOS are no strangers to the web browser, as it has been out since April 2010. The difference here is that Opera Software is planning on launching an iPad-specific version. The company also revealed that there will … Read More

Yahoo Announces Livestand, A Personalized Newsstand For iPad
by on February 10, 2011

Today, Yahoo announced their new digital newsstand initiative for iPad called “Yahoo Livestand”. The new digital newsstand will come in the form of native apps, scheduled for the first half of 2011.

According to Yahoo, Livestand will deliver “a wealth of ever-changing content” from different publishers. The provided information will reportedly be geared towards a user’s interest and contexts. In other words, a personalized news platform.

Beyond this, there is very little … Read More

How to Jailbreak your iPad on iOS 4.2.1 with Greenpois0n

Looking to jailbreak your iPad? You have come to the right place!

Read Me Before Continuing:

Use at your own risk, we are not responsible for your decision to jailbreak.
You must be updated to iOS 4.2.1 via the latest version of iTunes before proceeding.
Your iPad must be activated (screen does not show “Connect to iTunes”)

This Guide Has Two Sections:

A. How To Jailbreak the iPad on 4.2.1 Firmware
B. How To Revert … Read More

Could We See iPad 2 and iPad 3 in the Same Year?
by on February 9, 2011

John Gruber thinks so. With HP’s announcement of the TouchPad, and the Blackberry Playbook coming this summer, Apple could continue to stay ahead of its competitors by having two iPad releases:

So, here’s my guess at Apple’s iPad plans for 2011:

An iPad 2, fairly soon. Say, a March announcement, shipping in the first week of April. Faster, more RAM, maybe more storage, thinner and lighter, a front-facing camera.1 Running … Read More

HP Announces the TouchPad to Compete with iPad

HP announced their TouchPad today, based on Palm’s WebOS (HP acquired Palm last April for $1.2B). The TouchPad, in every way looks like an iPad, but there are some pretty intuitive features of WebOS that look amazing.

Here are the specs of the TouchPad:

The device supports multi-tasking and Flash. It comes with Quickoffice and supports Google Docs, Dropbox, and Box.net for cloud file storage as well as HP Wireless Printer support. … Read More

WSJ: Apple Has Started Production of iPad 2
by on February 8, 2011

Here we go again. Apple rumours don’t have any weight until Yukari Iwatani Kane writes about them on the Wall Street Journal. She’s been fairly accurate in the past thanks to her “sources”. The latest rumour is that Apple has started production of the next iPad:

Apple Inc. has started production of a new version of its iPad tablet computer, said people familiar with the matter.

The new device will be thinner, … Read More

iPad FaceTime Caught On Video

Today iPadDevice reports on being able to take the leaked iPad 2 FaceTime files found in latest iOS 4.3 SDK and through jailbreaking the first generation iPad, was able to install FaceTime onto the current generation iPad.

Since the FaceTime files are coming directly from the iOS 4.3 SDK, what you see in the video below could be the upcoming FaceTime interface due in the second-generation iPad.

As seen in the … Read More

What The Daily Means for Journalism

In what appears to be the worst kept tech secret so far this year, Rupert Murdoch’s The Daily was finally announced and launched last week in New York. Purporting itself as a re-envisioning of journalism and news for the iPad, Murdoch invested hundreds of millions of dollars to deliver truly original content (on the cheap, no less) in an otherwise dying industry.

Does The Daily live up to his original promise? … Read More

IDC: 1.5 Million Tablets Sold In 2011

We have seen the success that Apple’s iPad has had over the last year. However, during the last year, many tablet competitors have emerged. Some of the major players include the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Palm Opal, Motorola Xoom, HTC Flyer, and the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook.

With so much tablet action, research firm IDC has released the “Canadian Media Tablet Market 2010-2014″. This report provides a forecast of the Canadian … Read More

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