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ZAGG 50% Off Site Wide Memorial Day Sale–Live!
by on May 28, 2011

Monday is Memorial Day in the United States, the equivalent of Remembrance Day in Canada. That also means it’s the annual ZAGG 50% off site wide Memorial Day sale! This time around, almost all items are up to 50% off. The starts late Sunday night and ends on Monday. Discounts will be applied once you add items to your cart.

If you’ve … Read More

Apple’s Back To School Promo To Discount iPad?
by on May 27, 2011

As we approach summer 2011, it is just about time for Apple to launch their annual Back to School promotion.

In past years, Apple’s back to school promotion has featured a free 8GB iPod touch or equivalent discount off another iPod with the purchase of a Mac. However this year, while the iPod discount may return, rumors point to the possibility of Apple offering $200 off of an iPad.

Our source also … Read More

New Report Says Samsung AMOLED Unlikely For iPad 3

This week, a report indicated that Apple COO Tim Cook traveled overseas to see Samsung’s latest AMOLED technology. The trip was reportedly used to assess the idea of using Samsung AMOLED displays in a future iPad.

However, a new analysis now claims that Samsung will not be able to produce enough 9.7-inch displays to meet the required capacity for Apple’s upcoming, but announced, next-generation iPad.

The new analysis comes from OLED-display.net … Read More

EA iPad Games On Sale For Memorial Day Weekend

For the 2011 Memorial Day weekend, EA has put on a large game sale, reducing many titles by up to 80% and some as low as $0.99.

If you’re looking for great games at great prices, check out the list below:

$0.99 Games

Sim City Deluxe HD
Reckless Racing HD
Snood HD
Tetris HD
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 HD
Yahtzee HD
Coconut Dodge HD
Madden NFL 11

Up To 80% Of Games

Dead Space … Read More

Apple To Use Samsung AMOLED For iPad 3 Display?
by on May 26, 2011

Reports today point to Apple possibly using Samsung AMOLED displays for the next-generation iPad, or iPad 3.

The story specifically reports that Apple COO Tim Cook recently visited Samsung in South Korea to discuss the possibility of using active matrix OLED displays for the iPad 3.

“Apple wants to tap into Samsung’s AMOLED technology for an upgraded version of the iPad 2″. Samsung uses an AMOLED display in its Galaxy S 2 … Read More

Merriam-Webster Dictionary App Free On iPad

This week, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary app is available for free for iPad. While you could just use Google or Wikipedia via Safari, sometimes it’s easier to just use an app.

While there are other dictionary apps available, such as Oxford Deluxe, they typically have a cost, such as $54.99 for the aforementioned Oxford.

The Merriam-Webster app, while ad-supported, is an enhanced version of the iPhone app. Some of the features include Voice … Read More

Dreaming Retail Dreams
by on May 24, 2011

If you’re a frequenter to either this or any of the other tech blogs online, you’ll notice that Apple recently reached their decade milestone of their (now) uber-successful Apple Stores and their installations of their new Smart Signs system.

This got me thinking about the innovations that Apple’s introduced into their retail stores over the years and their general adoption and penetration into the other facets of our consumer experiences. Here … Read More

iPad 2 Smart Cover Drop Test
by on May 23, 2011

SquareTrade has posted a video that demonstrates a drop test of the iPad 2 Smart Cover.

The test features two iPad 2 devices, one with a Smart Cover and one without. The test is conducted from waist height above concrete.

If you’ve ever been curious about how strong the Smart Cover is, this is the video to watch.

We bought two brand-new iPads and equipped one with Apple’s smart cover and one without. … Read More

Chronic Dev Team On iPad 2 Jailbreak Status

The jailbreak for the iPad 2 has proved to be an elusive tool to get into users hands. Since the device’s launch, the jailbreak for iPad 2 has been delayed numerous times.

During this time, there have been some updates as to when the tool will be released, but never a specific date. Mostly “soon” and “weeks” predictions.

Now, once again, the Chronic Dev Team has commented on the status of … Read More

Foxconn Plant Explosion Will Not Affect iPad 2 Supply Line
by on May 22, 2011

The explosion at the Foxconn plant in Chengdu, China last week resulted in injuries and deaths. Apple released a statement regarding the event immediately after it occurred. People have been wondering about iPad 2 supply lone interruptions but according to Digitimes, production isn’t expected to be disrupted. According to the Commercial Times, in their communication with Foxconn:

The location of the explosion is used to house coating lines and store … Read More

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