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Apple Cancels iPad 3 for 2011 Due to Retina Display Quality Issues?
by on August 15, 2011

Digitimes reports Apple has canceled its supply schedule for the iPad 3, formerly set to take place during the last half of 2011. This has caused competitors to delay their offerings as well, but iPad 2 units are still predicted to remain steady at 28-30 million orders, according to sources from the supply chain.

Apple was originally set to launch its iPad 3 in the second half of 2011 with … Read More

These Orangutans Love iPads As Much as You Do

The iPad has been a hit sensation for everyone from children, seniors, and now–orangutans. The Milwaukee County Zoo has a program in place that provides their orangutans weekly sessions with the iPad. MJ and Mahal spend twenty minutes 3-4 days a week with their iPads, under the supervision of Scott Engel, the iPad Enrichment Coordinator at the zoo, according to Kotaku:

Engel started by showing the two the device through … Read More

Measures HD: Unit & Currency Conversion Utility For iPad

Measures HD, originally released for the iPhone, has received a new user interface and is now available on the iPad.

Measures HD is a conversion utility that features an extensive list of both unit and currency conversions. The app features a configurable library with over 1000 different units grouped into 40 categories. However, you can toggle off any conversion units that you do not need, making it easier to manage the … Read More

TSMC Starts Trial Product of Apple’s Next Generation A6 Chip
by on August 12, 2011

Apple appears to be bypassing Samsung for its next-generation A6 chip, as previously reported. The Taiwan Economic News reports Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has now started trial production of the A6, most likely to be used in the next version of the iPad:

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSMC), the world’s largest semiconductor foundry by market shares now, has allegedly started trial production of the A6 processor in cooperation … Read More

Wall Mount Your iPad With Dockem!

I’ve always dreamed of having the walls of my home built from touchscreen displays so that I could walk up to any wall and just start tapping away. I know I’m a long time from that, but a new iPad accessory got me a little closer to that dream.

The Dockem

The accessory is called the “Dockem” and it is a wall mount for your iPad (or other iOS device). The accessory … Read More

iPad Games: 8-Bit vs 16-Bit + Giveaway!
by on August 11, 2011

8-Bit vs. 16-Bit is an arcade shooter where players shoot enemies as they drop across a 2D screen. The big feature of this game however is that you can toggle between playing in 8-bit mode (think Atari graphics) and 16-bit mode (think Sega Genesis) anytime during game play.

However, toggling between 8-bit and 16-bit is not just an aesthetic feature, as you can score more points and sometimes only kill the … Read More

Amazon Launches Kindle Cloud Reader for the iPad
by on August 10, 2011

Apple’s terms recently changed to force publishers to have subscribers pay for content through Apple. This costly move took a cut from the bottom end of giant publishers, but now it seems Amazon is fighting back with their newly released Kindle Cloud Reader. This new reader is based out of your browser and is optimized for the iPad, but won’t work on the iPhone.

According to TechCrunch:

Amazon says that the … Read More

iOS 5 Features Spotlight – Doing the Splits
by on August 9, 2011

Another week, another iOS 5 feature! This time round, I decided to give the Split Keyboard a try.

Now, unlike other iOS features in the past few weeks, this one is very much iPad-centric and is meant to improve the iOS typing experience, especially those of us who live and breathe the thumb-typing lifestyle. Accessing it is easy. Whenever the keyboard appears on the screen, long-hold the keyboard button in … Read More

Boxee for iPad Released: Converts Videos and Streams via AirPlay

Boxee has just released their free iPad app, and it’s awesome. You can steam content from your Mac/PC to your iPad and it’ll even convert videos over the air. The best part? AirPlay works perfectly so you can watch all your content on your Apple TV.

SOCIAL
Never miss a hilarious or inspiring new video from your friends again. Boxee connects to your social life and delivers every video your friends share … Read More

Google+ iOS App Now Supports the iPad and iPod touch
by on August 8, 2011

Google+ released their buggy iPhone app back in mid-July, but it did not support the iPad or iPod touch. That has changed today with an update, as noted by TNW.

What’s New In Version 1.0.2.1966
- Huddle settings
- Aggregated circle add notifications
- iPod touch & iPad support
- Performance and stability improvements

The app now will work on your iPad, but unfortunately there is no iPad interface, yet. So that means you … Read More

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