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Now This is How You Smuggle iPads in China
by on August 8, 2011

The iPad is a lucrative product in overseas markets, and smugglers are willing to do anything to move stock from Hong Kong to Shenzhen. According to M.I.C. Gadget, smugglers attached a fishing line from a high rise apartment in Hong Kong across the Sha Tau Kok river to a smaller house–via cross bow. Next, bags of iPads and iPhones were hoisted across the river. A great plan, until it … Read More

Just Mobile Encore Stand For iPad
by on August 7, 2011

What I really appreciate about Just Mobile is the company’s continued focus on creativity and high-quality materials in any of their design objects. The majority of the company’s accessories fit beside Apple products so well that they can be mistaken as made by Apple.

With all of these factors combined, you get an accessory maker that makes fantastic products in both form and function. One of those products is the Encore … Read More

Apple Releases iOS 5 Beta 5 to Developers
by on August 6, 2011

Apple has released iOS 5 Beta 5 to developers on this Saturday morning. The iPad download comings in at 722MB, build 9A5288d.

The over the air update can also be installed, but according to the follow instructions:

To install iOS 5 beta 5 using over the air software update, you must first erase all content and settings on your device by choosing Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and … Read More

FlexPlayer: Watch Almost Any Video On iPad Without Converting
by on August 5, 2011

A nice new free app has hit the App Store, called FlexPlayer. This app is similar to CineXPlayer and VLC in that you drag video files to your device via iTunes Home Sharing, and the app converts the video when you watch it, saving you time.

FlexPlayer is free, and if you’re looking for the easiest way to watch non-Apple friendly videos on your iPad, this one looks like … Read More

PressReader Mobile News For iPad
by on August 4, 2011

The iPad is great for a lot of different things, but I find it especially useful for content such as textbooks, magazines, and newspapers. Some newspapers, such as The Province or Vancouver Sun here in Vancouver, even have their own apps available in the App Store.

A new iOS app, PressReader, now takes newspapers on the iPad to the next level by aggregating many different worldwide publications into one simple app.

With PressReader, … Read More

Twitter.com for iPad to Get New HTML5 Version This Week

The Twitter mobile site for the iPhone works much better than the iPad version. Therefore, the Twitter team tweeted out this week the iPad mobile site will be getting a HTML5 revamp to be unveiled this week.

The official Twitter for iPad is still one of the best ways to use Twitter on the iPad, but it’s always neat to see HTML5 versions of websites.

TechCrunch posted a sneak peek … Read More

Griffin Launches IntelliCase Folio Stand for iPad 2
by on August 3, 2011

Griffin Technology has just announced the release of the IntelliCase folio stand for the iPad 2. This case combines a hard shell for the back of your iPad, along with a flexible magnet cover for the front. It’s the ultimate combination of complete protection for your iPad 2.

Since the front cover borrows elements of the Smart Cover, it will also wake and sleep your iPad 2. The cover … Read More

Save 50% Off the invisibleSHIELD, Today Only
by on August 2, 2011

ZAGG has a special 3 hour sale today, and it will offer a 50% discount off any invisibleSHIELDs. Part of their Facebook promotion, you’ll get half off up to three items in your cart.

The invisibleSHIELD has been protecting my iPad since day one, and has saved me from more than a few scratches. The installation process does require some patience, but if you can do it the end … Read More

iOS 5 Features Spotlight – The GTDs

In our continuing series of feature spotlights to gear up for the iOS 5 launch, I’ll be focusing on two features requested by our readers last week, and both have to do with GTD or Getting Things Done. This week, it’s Reminders and the Calendar.

If you’re familiar with Microsoft Exchange (especially if you’re working in the enterprise) or Google Tasks, you’ll already be quite well-versed with both of these features. … Read More

Canadian iPad 2 Shipping Times Drop To 24 Hours

In July, and since the launch of the device, Canadian iPad 2 shipping times dropped from weeks to 1-3 business days. This week, Apple has again dropped the shipping times.

Any new purchases of the iPad 2 through the Apple online store now ship within 24 hours!

When the iPad 2 launched in Canada on March 25, the online store opened with a 2-3 week shipping time, which then slipped to 3-4 … Read More

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