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Archive for April, 2011

Apple Patent Reveals New Multitouch Gestures: Star, Ohm, Scoop
by on April 13, 2011

PatentlyApple has uncovered new multitouch patents from Apple showcasing various multitouch gestures for iOS devices. The gestures include new mid-drag and micro gestures that could enable additional functionality for iDevices.

The patent documents describe the new gestures with extreme detail, even including neat names such as “Ohm” and “Wiggle”. The gestures draw easy shapes such as stars, arrows, and circles.

In the big picture, Apple states that their newly proposed methods … Read More

Major Progress Made On iPad 2 Jailbreak

In April, the iPhone Dev Team released new Redsn0w and Pwnage Tool updates to jailbreak the majority of iOS devices on iOS 4.3.1. Left out of the mix however was the iPad 2!

Following the release, @p0sixninja posted via Twitter that the iPad 2 jailbreak is on its way to being finished thanks to i0n1c’s untether exploit.

Now, @p0sixninja has posted another Twitter update indicating that the iPad 2 jailbreak has seen a lot … Read More

Apple Canada Online Store Still Has Refurbished iPads
by on April 12, 2011

At the end of March, the Apple Canada online store ran out of 16 GB WiFi original iPads pretty quick (mostly due to the price drop), which was then quickly followed by the remaining 32 GB and 64 GB WiFi models.

Soon after, the refurbished iPad section was sold out and the clearance section only had iPad 3G models available. As we approach mid-April, it seems there are still some original … Read More

MOBiLE CLOTHS Help Clean Your iPad [Sponsor Thanks]

Just a quick thanks to this week’s RSS sponsor, MOBiLE CLOTH. Makers of really great micro fibre cloths, they are currently offering free shipping for orders over $16.00 to all iPadinCanada.ca readers!

Pluss, you will receive a bonus 2-Pack ($5 value) when you purchase a 4-Pack or 6-Pack (limit one bonus per order).

Ask any of these recent MOBiLE CLOTH contest winners and they’ll attest these things really do work great. I thought micro fibre cloths … Read More

RBC: Impressive Second Quarter For Apple Thanks To iPad

RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Mike Abramsky reiterated RBC’s position today that sales of Apple products such as the iPad 2 helped Apple reach another impressive fiscal second quarter.

As summarized by BGR, Abramsky wrote that the overwhelming demand for the iPad 2, continuing sales of the iPhone 4 and the recently updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks may have led to $24 billion in revenue for Q2.

Throughout the … Read More

How [& Why] To: Start Developing in iOS

For the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking a bit about developing something for the iPad, and realized how little I knew about it – where to start, what I can or can’t do, what tools are out there to help. So I did a bit of digging, and here are a handful of thoughts about iOS development [from a purely amateur perspective].

Where Do I Even Start?

Unfortunately, according to Apple, … Read More

Part Suppliers Say No iPad 3 In 2011
by on April 11, 2011

More news from DigiTimes this week regarding the rumored iPad 3.

A new report claims that Chinese part suppliers are calling the iPad 3 rumor false, even though we’ve received various iPad 3 rumors reporting a late 2011 release.

With iPad part suppliers having yet to receive orders for iPad 3 components, and considering that Apple just released the iPad 2, the part suppliers report that the iPad 3 rumors are … Read More

Apple To Use Carbon Fiber For Future iPad? Maybe.

Over the weekend, it was discovered that Apple hired Kevin Keeney as a Senior Composites Engineer. Currently, Keeney is the CEO of a carbon fiber bike design firm, Kestrel Bicycles, which has previously worked with Apple on a carbon fiber patent in 2009.

By bringing on such an expert role, Apple could be looking to use carbon fiber materials for its iOS devices and Mac computers. Just as Apple moved to … Read More

[Humour] Apple Stores Testing “Idiot Bar”: Tech Support For The Rest Of Us
by on April 10, 2011

This week, Apple Stores worldwide have started testing a new complement service to their existing Genius Bars called the “Idiot Bar”.

The new Idiot Bars are a place to get answers to the easiest of questions. It’s a no-hassle service for those of us who are intellectually challenged!

By siphoning off customer problems ranging from the laughable to the pathetic, the Idiot Bar will free up the Geniuses to take care … Read More

p0sixninja Confirms iPad 2 Jailbreak Finishing Soon
by on April 8, 2011

With the latest release of the untethered iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak, it did not include the iPad 2. Have no fear though, as p0sixninja confirmed on twitter tonight that the iPad 2 jailbreak is being finished thanks to i0n1c’s untether exploit.

You’ve got to give respect to these guys for devoting so much time to creating free jailbreak tools for the entire world.

Are you waiting for a jailbreak for your … Read More