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iPad 2 Display Driver: LG Out, Samsung In
by on July 20, 2011

Looks like the love between Samsung and Apple is not dead yet!

Today iFixIt reports that Apple has removed the LG display drivers from the iPad 2 and replaced them with Samsung drivers.

LG Pre-March 2011 iPad/iPad 2 Display Driver

What this means is that LG display drivers, a driver that dates back to the iPad 1, were used in the iPad 2 devices manufactured up to March 2011. … Read More

iPad Sales Have Toppled the Mac in Just Over a Year
by on July 19, 2011

The iPad has emerged as the benchmark for the best tablet on the market, and its sales numbers support that. 2011 Q3 resulted in 9.25 million iPads sold, but more importantly the tablet has achieved a new milestone–it has surpassed the Mac in sales.

That’s right, in a mere five fiscal quarters the iPad has outgunned Apple’s Mac line up, the flagship product of the company that has existed for … Read More

Apple Sold 9.25 Million iPads in 2011 Q3, 183% Increase From a Year Ago

Apple announced their 2011 Q3 earnings today, and the numbers are a doozy. The company sold 9.25 million iPads, up 183% from the year ago quarter. For comparisons sake, in Q2 of 2011, 4.69 million iPads were sold. Apple almost doubled their iPad sales in one quarter.

During the earnings conference call, Apple revealed they managed to sell every single iPad 2 unit made, and the Enterprise market is adopting … Read More

iOS 5 Spotlight – Reading List

With the imminent release of iOS 5 in the next few weeks, I wanted to take the time to go through some of the lesser known, but seemingly useful features of iOS 5 to get you all ready. Let’s get started this week with Safari’s Reading List.

The Reading List is somewhat of a mishmash of an RSS feed, Instapaper, and regular Safari bookmarks that acts as a quick notepad for … Read More

Sena UltraSlim Leather Pouch For iPad 2

When it comes to iPad cases, there are hundreds of companies and brands selling thousands of case varieties.

However there are only a handful of what can be considered “luxury” case brands who sell very beautiful and high quality cases well above the average iPad case price.

One of those luxury brands is Sena Cases, who among making cases for many digital devices, features a line of beautiful leather iPad cases and … Read More

iPad 3 Concept Mockups: What Do You Think?
by on July 18, 2011

With rumours of the iPad 3 to sport a Retina Display, new mockups of what such a device might look like has emerged via MacMagazine. The designs feature a thinner iPad sporting a Retina Display, a curved glass back, a 5MP rear camera, LED flash, stereo speakers, new dual antennas, and FaceTime HD. The concepts are the work of Guilherme Schasiepen, who previously designed a nice looking … Read More

[Update] Samsung’s ‘Smart Case’ is a Blatant Smart Cover Knock Off

Update: Samsung has spoken out about the Smart Case via their blog:

As a general practice, Samsung Electronics reviews and approves all accessories produced by partners before they are given the “Designed for Samsung Mobile” mark.

In this case, approval was not given to Anymode for the accessory to feature this official designation. We are working with Anymode to address this oversight and the product has already been removed from … Read More

ZAGGsparq Portable iPad Charger On Sale for 50% Off

If you’re looking for a portable charger that supports the higher voltage requirements for the iPad, look no further than the ZAGGsparq. This portable charger will charge any USB device, and has an optimized port to work perfectly with your iPad. Not many chargers can do that. I used the ZAGGsparq to keep my iPad powered along with my iPhone recently at Apple Expo.

If you’ve been waiting to purchase … Read More

Samsung and LG Working on iPad 3 Retina Displays

According to the Korea Times, Apple is coordinating with Samsung and LG to produce next-generation iPad 3 retina displays, according to their sources:

Apple’s upcoming iPad 3 will feature an improved display to support quad extended graphics (QXGA), a display resolution of 2048×1536 pixels with a 4:3 aspect ratio to provide full high definition (HD) viewing experience

It is said Apple is already testing units at their labs in China, and that … Read More

[Jailbreak] Get Notifications On Your iPad Lock Screen With LockInfo

LockInfo is another one of those jailbroken iPad tweaks that, because it is extremely clever, will be adopted by Apple and be available as a standard feature in iOS 5. In other words, LockInfo delivers a very similar function to that of the Notification Center found in iOS 5.

However, because iOS 5 is still a few months away, we jailbreak our iPad and use Cydia to get these great tweaks … Read More

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