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Apple Releases iTunes 10.2.2 With iPad Bug Fixes
by on April 18, 2011

This afternoon, Apple released a minor update to iTunes 10. The new iTunes is now version 10.2.2 and is available on a PC/Mac via Apple Software Update or from Apple’s website.

iTunes 10.2.2

The new iTunes 10.2.2 update brings some bug fixes focused on iPad but no other major feature updates or enhancements.

The update lists the following bug fixes:

• Addresses an issue where iTunes may become unresponsive when syncing an iPad.
• Resolves … Read More

White iPad 2 Has “TRON Legacy Look”
by on April 17, 2011

Normally I wouldn’t post something this brief, but I just couldn’t pass this up.

So this guy takes his white iPad 2, shines a light onto the bezel, and the iPad 2 glows like TRON!

Epic!

If you have a white iPad 2, try this out!

[via 9To5Mac]

Apple Eliminates iPad 2 Smart Cover Purchase Limits
by on April 16, 2011

We’ve received word that Apple Stores have now eliminated their purchase limits for the iPad 2 Smart Cover.

Previously, Apple had the following Smart Cover restrictions in place:

Customers purchasing an iPad 2

Five iPad Smart Covers per iPad transaction

Customers not purchasing an iPad 2

Five iPad Smart Covers per person

The new limit is unlimited Smart Covers:

Customers purchasing an iPad 2

Unlimited iPad Smart Covers per iPad transaction

Customers not purchasing an iPad 2

Unlimited iPad Smart … Read More

iPad 2 Coming Soon To Toys R’ Us

Toys R’ Us has confirmed plans via its USA website to carry the iPad 2 in-store only. The company has put up a brief information page detailing which US stores will carry the device.

Toys R’ Us has not revealed any specific release schedules, but reports indicate a release this weekend. The stores will also only carry a limited number of iPad 2 models. At this time, the confirmed … Read More

This Month’s Issue of Wired is Free on the iPad
by on April 15, 2011

Are you still downloading magazines onto your iPad? This month, Conde Nast is offering the current issue of Wired magazine for free. Download the free Wired app, then download the May issue. The download is over 300MB, and doesn’t download in the background (which is a bit of a pain). However, it’s free!

This issue has a cover story titled ‘How the Internet Saved Comedy’. Should be a good read, … Read More

RIM CEO Gives Puzzling Answers to PlayBook Criticisms in Interview

The latest iPad 2 competitor (if you want to call it that) from RIM, their coveted PlayBook which has been in the making for almost forever, launches on April 19th. This 7″ device runs on the QNX operating system, has Flash, a dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, high resolution dual cameras, 7-10 hours of battery life–but no native email app, contacts app, calendar app, memos, or tasks app. Say…what?!

That’s right. … Read More

Free For 24 Hours: Digits Calculator For iPad
by on April 14, 2011

Digits Calculator, one of the very highly rated calculators in the App Store, is holding a promotion on the eve of US tax day, April 15, where the app is free 24 hours (normally $1.99).

Digits Calculator will be a free on the App Store between 4:15PM today (US Eastern Time, April 14th) and 4:15PM tomorrow (US Eastern Time, April 15).

The app is available in both the US App StoreRead More

Apple Releases iOS 4.3.2 For iPad

Today, Apple released iOS 4.3.2 for iPad and the other iOS devices. Last week, the firmware was rumored to be released within the next two weeks and it seems that rumor was right on schedule.

iOS 4.3.2 brings minor feature fixes and security updates:

Fixes an issue that occasionally caused blank or frozen video during FaceTime call
Fixes an issue that prevented some international users from connecting to 3G networks on iPad WiFi … Read More

PC Market Feels Decline As iPad Sales Explode

Numbers posted by IDC research this week reveal that worldwide PC shipments fell 3.2% during the first quarter of 2011, as compared with Q1 of 2010.

The decline was much higher than what IDC had forecasted, which was 1.5% growth in worldwide PC shipments. Things were even worse in the US, where PC shipments were down 10% in Q1 2011.

Analyst reports claim that a variety of causes are to blame for … Read More

iPad Development Was Hidden From Eric Schmidt
by on April 13, 2011

Even massive corporations sometimes have dramatic episodes! For example, Apple and Google.

According to Steven Levy’s new book, “In the Plex”, Steve Jobs hid the development of the iPad from Eric Schmidt who at the time was Google’s CEO and on Apple’s board of directors. Apparently, Jobs was extremely angry when he saw Android’s pinch to zoom features during a visit to Google HQ.

Jobs was angry because he felt that Android … Read More

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