Archive for February, 2011
Have you tried out News Corp’s The Daily yet? It was finally made available in Canada after its initial release in the US. The Daily is significant because it’s the first dedicated iPad newspaper. If this becomes a hit, it could change the way we get our media.
The Daily is a good first attempt, but after playing with it during its two week free demo, it does take … Read More
Looks like there’s been a new hack that will enable FaceTime on the iPad, as reported by 9to5Mac courtesy of the iFans forums. Currently, FaceTime is limited to the iPhone 4, and latest iPod touch. This hack requires you to run a jailbroken iPad on iOS 4.2.1, and requires a bunch of files via SSH to mess with.
I’m sure somebody will package this all up into Cydia, but in … Read More
This week, Macotakara reports that Apple is planning a media event near the end of February to launch the next-generation iPad. A release date has been estimated for March 2011.
Aside from a possible event, the site offers no other additional details. Due to the lack of details, the legitimacy of the claims is unknown. However March is an expected time-frame for the next-generation iPad release.
Recent stories point to iPad 2 … Read More
Now here’s a contest you’ll want to enter. ZAGG is giving away an iPad everyday for the month of February. This massive contest is super easy to enter. All you have to do is visit ZAGG.com and fill in the contest form. If you share the contest news to friends on twitter and Facebook, you’ll get three more entries.
iLounge reports that a previously accurate source has provided some new details on the second-generation iPad.
The first new detail indicates that the next iPad may feature new accessories designed to communicate with NFC-equipped iPhone and iPod touch devices. Such an accessory could announce the presence of an iPad to another iPad or iPhone, for example, without the need for Bluetooth or other connections.
The iLounge source further indicates such a … Read More
Based on recent supplier checks, the second-generation iPad may depend heavily on 3G models. Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo now understands that 3G iPads may represent approximately 62 percent of the five million next-generation iPad units in production for the initial launch batch.
Reports indicate that the most popular iPad 2 is the HSPA-based model, code named ‘K94′, which at 46 percent (2.3 million) exceeds that of the WiFi only model … Read More
Today Apple updated the iPad App Store to feature previous purchases and new search filters.
iPad App Store Search Filters
Now when users browse the App Store from an iPad and search for an app, five filters will be available under the top main bar:
The filters can be adjusted from a popover and there is also a button to clear the filters. Check it out!
iPad App Store Previous Purchases
Along with the … Read More
Update 1: Looks like The Daily is now in the Canadian App Store. So if you want to see what the hype is all about, you can download The Daily in Canada here.
The interface is nice, the content is somewhat brief, but the initial release seems to lag when navigating. The price is right though, if you like paying for news.
The news was sent out tonight via their twitter account, … Read More
For those of you who have been itching to read The Daily, an iPad-exclusive eMagazine, but don’t have your iPad handy, there’s good news! Both a journalist and a programmer by the name of Andy Baio, has compiled the everyday new posts onto a easy-to-click-through homepage. One additional feature that this webpage is able to achieve that’s not yet available on the iPad, is being able to look at past … Read More
Effective this week, Virgin Mobile, subsidiary brand of Bell Mobility, has re-launched their Tablet Flexi-Data plans for iPad.
The new non-contract data offers are postpaid offers with flex data (activate by calling Virgin Mobile):
$20/month Flex Data: Up to 500MB (if data exceeds 500MB, the customer is automatically moved to $35/month)
$35/month Flex Data: 501MB up to 5GB
If data usage exceeds 5GB, the session will be temporarily interrupted and a message … Read More