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Apple Increases iPad 2 Smart Cover Purchase Limits
by on April 8, 2011

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

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

Customers purchasing an iPad 2

Two iPad Smart Covers per iPad transaction

Customers not purchasing an iPad 2

Two iPad Smart Covers per person

The new limit is five Smart Covers:

Customers purchasing an iPad 2

Five iPad Smart Covers per iPad transaction

Customers not purchasing an iPad 2

Five iPad Smart Covers … Read More

The Knockoff iPad 2 Smart Covers Have Arrived!

I have definitely found my next iPad 2 cover!

M.I.C. Gadget has posted a video of what must be one of the first iPad 2 Smart Cover knockoffs.

The knockoff cover reportedly stinks of a strong poly material and further does not auto-align with the iPad 2, as the official Smart Cover does. In fact, the knockoff fell apart when attempting to latch to the iPad! It is, after all, … Read More

[Updated] Apple Pulls Best Buy iPad 2 Inventory?

Quick note for those who are still searching for an iPad 2.

If rumors are to be believed, it seems that Best Buy may not longer be selling the iPad 2. CrunchGear reports that Best Buy may have come into trouble with Apple due to the way the big box retailer was handling iPad 2 sales:

A reader who works at Best Buy just told us that there’s been a … Read More

Microsoft’s Bing Now Available For iPad
by on April 7, 2011

Today, Microsoft released its first iPad app with Bing for iPad. The app is similar to Microsoft’s existing Bing for iPhone app in that users get a daily image and information regarding weather, news, movies, and trends. The main difference is the iPad version of Bing looks much better.

While Bing is a search engine application, the iPad app delivers a lot more to users than just search, especially when using … Read More

Apple Ships Over 2.5 Million iPad 2 Units In March?
by on April 6, 2011

More news from DigiTimes today. While Apple is likely to report their iPad 2 unit sales during their upcoming earnings conference call, DigiTimes reports that Apple may have shipped about 2.4 million to 2.6 million tablets in March.

The report further indicates that the iPad 2 shipping rates should accelerate and are projected to reach upwards of 4.3 million units per month in each spring month.

It is also reported that the … Read More

From The Other Side: Android Tablets, Open Source & More!
by on April 5, 2011

Androids. They’re heartless mobile OS bent on world domination. Now that they’ve taken over the smartphone space, analysts are saying they’re poised to take over the tablet space as well. I’m not surprised to hear this in the slightest. After all, there are more Android handsets than iPhones in the US, and their app eco-system is in full swing. Given Google’s changing stance towards the platform in the past few … Read More

Colbert Likes His iPad 2; Wants iPad 3

Funny man Stephen Colbert has always loved his iPad’s.

When he got the iPad 1 in 2010, he showed up with it to the 2010 Grammy’s and even created a jacket with an inner-pocket to fit the iPad!

Now, Colbert has got his hands on the iPad 2, and while he loves looking at photos and email, he can’t wait for the iPad 3!

The segment starts at 3:20 (link).

Check … Read More

iPad 2 Leads Consumer Reports’ Tablet Ratings

Today, Consumer Reports released their tablet ratings and the iPad 2 has been found to be the best tablet among the devices that were tested.

Consumer Reports tested tablets from Archos, Dell, Motorola, Samsung, ViewSonic, and Apple. Each tablet was tested on 17 criteria with the iPad 2 leading in each category.

Each tablet was evaluated on 17 criteria, including touch-screen responsiveness, versatility, portability, screen glare, and ease of use, and testers … Read More

One Week In: Pragmatic Thoughts On The iPad 2

Oh iPad. Could you do no wrong?

That’s what I want to say in my first draft of my take on the iPad. I really do! Sadly, though, as often as there was something I wished to rave about, there was something else that stood out for a rant. This isn’t to say that the next generation of the iPad isn’t a magical and revolutionary machine. I love it to pieces … Read More

The Woz Says Tablets Are For The ‘Normal People’
by on April 4, 2011

During a keynote session at Storage Networking World in Santa Clara, California today, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak revealed that tablets were the culmination of what Steve Jobs wanted to create at Apple from the beginning.

During the keynote event, Wozniak was also asked how tablets would change the computer industry and Wozniak compared tablets to televisions and how the technology grew.

“The tablet is not necessarily for the people in this room,” … Read More

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