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Steve Jobs Steps Down as CEO of Apple; Tim Cook to Take the Reigns
by on August 24, 2011

Today is a sad day–Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple. Here is his letter to the Board:

To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO … Read More

Apple iPad 3 Backlight Units Will Be From Radiant Opto-Electronics

According to Digitimes, it appears Apple will be using backlight units (BLUs) for iPad 3 panels from Taiwan-based Radiant Opto-Electronics, making it the major supplier of BLUs.

LG Display, Samsung, and Sharp will supply Apple with LCD panels for the iPad 3, and Radiant’s BLUs will be part of displays from the mentioned suppliers. Samsung ranks as the second iPad panel supplier, to LGD, but Sharp could overtake the South … Read More

Bungie Releases Details Of Crimson: Steam Pirates, Available September 1 For Free!

After a period of hush-hush, Bungie has now released details for their iPad game called Crimson: Steam Pirates. Crimson: Steam Pirates is Bungie’s first original game for the iPad and, according to the details page, will be available on September 1 2011 for free!

The game allows you to command a steampunk crew across a turn-based battlefield, combining elements of strategy and action on the Caribbean seas!

Command your fleet and your Steampunk … Read More

Ten One Launches New Pogo Sketch Pro

This week Ten One launched a new stylus for iOS devices called the Pogo Sketch Pro.

The new stylus is manufactured from a single piece of aluminum and, unlike its predecessor, is wrapped with a thin rubber end for a better grip.

The tip of the Sketch Pro is also replaceable which is helpful for replacement parts as you don’t need to buy an entirely new stylus.

The Sketch Pro handle is machined … Read More

Replace Your Pocket Calculator With Calc Pro HD For iPad

For those serious about working with a calculator, the recently released “Calc Pro HD” is one of the few calculators on the App Store that could actually replace any existing pocket calculator.

The app provides iPad users with a fully featured and powerful calculator that includes not just one, but 10 calculators with 10 financial worksheets within an easy to use interface.

The 10 included calculators, useful for business, education, or just … Read More

Samsung Claims ’2001: A Space Odyssey’ as Inspiration for Their Tablet Design
by on August 23, 2011

Apple is currently suing Samsung alleging the South Korean conglomerate has copied the iPad design (oh, don’t forget the ‘Smart Case’). Now, in a bit of a twist Samsung has come up with a clever defense strategy, as outlined by FOSSpatents. The Korean company is claiming Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, ’2001: A Space Odyssey’, is their inspiration for their iPad-like design of the Galaxy Tab:

Attached hereto as … Read More

Changing Places: Googlorola, WebOS and Why It Doesn’t Matter

What a week for news in the mobile space. Google buys Motorola Mobility, HP abandons webOS, and everybody else in the mobile space seemingly scrambling to make heads or tails of it. Everyone except Apple, at least. But what does it all mean? This is worthy of taking a quick break from writing about iOS to address.

The Motorola Acquisition Means Little in Google’s Android Strategy

As Larry Page openly admitted, the … Read More

United Airlines to Replace Paper Flight Manuals With 11,000 iPads

United Airlines is going paperless, and will be handing out 11,000 iPads to its pilots to replace paper flight manuals, as reported by The Loop.

Here’s what an iPad, weighing in at 1.5 pounds will do:

- replace 38 pounds of paper operating manuals, navigation charts, reference handbooks, flight checklists, logbooks, and weather info
- replace 12,000 sheets of paper per pilot, typical of what’s inside a conventional flight bag
- reduce paper … Read More

Vancouver’s Zite Rumoured to Be Purchased by CNN for $20-25 Million
by on August 22, 2011

Zite is one my favourite apps for discovering the latest news and stories on a variety of topics. Created by a team that included University of British Columbia Computer Science graduate, Ali Davar, the app is widely popular for its innovative algorithm to curate personalized stories.

Back in late March, Zite was hit with a cease and decist letter from publishers noting copyright violations. The developers soon released a new … Read More

How to Watch Netflix USA on Your Apple TV in Canada via AirPlay Mirroring
by on August 21, 2011

Last week we wrote about a hot tip where you could watch Netflix US shows using your Netflix Canada account via a VPN. This method works great on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac/PC.

Now, what if you wanted to stream your Netflix USA setup to your Apple TV2? Easy. All you have to do is turn on AirPlay Mirroring, and it will work like a charm.

Let’s recap what … Read More

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