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Rumors Of iPad Mini & iPhone 5 With Larger Display Get Stronger
by on November 15, 2011

A recent report published by IDG news service claims that Apple is in talks with LG Electronics regarding production of 7.35-inch displays for a smaller iPad, dubbed as ‘iPad Mini’ as well as 4-inch displays for the iPhone 5. A meeting between the two companies is said to be scheduled for later this week with one of the main agendas being Apple’s plans to introduce a smaller tablet. Both will reportedly discuss displays for … Read More

Apple Releases iOS 5.0.1; Brings Multitasking Gestures to the iPad
by on November 10, 2011

Today Apple publicly released iOS 5.0.1, and along with this update comes multitasking gestures to the original iPad. iOS 5.0.1 will also address battery life issues that have plagued some users. It also addresses the iPad 2 SmartCover passcode bug as well.

iOS 5.0.1 is a ‘delta update’, meaning only what has changed will be required to download instead of the entire iOS. The update … Read More

Goodnight iPad: A Witty Parody Picture Book For The Next Generation [VIDEO]

Goodnight iPad from Blue Rider Press is a parody picture book, gently reminding us “power down at the end of the day”, a must-have for the gadget-crazy kid in all of us. The author promises the picture book will make you laugh and it help you wrest yourself away from your gadgets and put yourself and your machines to sleep. Don’t worry, though. Your gadgets will be waiting for you, fully charged, in … Read More

Next Generation iPad Displays To Sport Newer LED Back-light Technology
by on November 8, 2011

According to a new report by DigiTimes, Apple will most likely introduce a new LED back-light technology in next-gen iPads. It is heavily rumored that the next generation iPad will sport a Retina resolution display. In order to maintain the brightness of such high resolution panels, the current single LED light bar designed for the iPad 2 needs to be modified as explained by sources in the supply chain.

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How To: Manage Your iCloud

In spite of the iOS 5 battery issues Apple announced last week, there’s still plenty to love about the latest and greatest iOS, one of which is the iCloud. Managing iCloud, however, can be a bit daunting given the scale with which iCloud backs up and syncs your information. No fear, though, here’s a quick walk-through of some of the important bits and pieces to get the most out of … Read More

Original iPad to Receive Multitasking Gestures in iOS 5.0.1
by on November 7, 2011

Apple last week released a note iOS 5 suffered from battery issues, and that an update would be released in a few weeks to address them. Also, shortly after iOS 5.0.1 beta was released to developers.

In the release notes, we’ve been told it notes the original iPad will receive Multitasking Gestures when iOS 5.0.1 is available. Currently, these Multitasking Gestures are exclusive to the iPad 2. In earlier … Read More

Apple.ca Now Has Refurbished iPad 2 Units Available
by on November 2, 2011

Apple.ca now has refurbished iPad 2 units available, with discounts in the range of 5-9% off the regular retail prices, which works out to $50 in savings.

Here are the refurbished prices:

16GB iPad 2 WiFi (white/black): $469 (save $50)
32GB iPad 2 WiFi (white/black): $569 (save $50)
64GB iPad 2 WiFi (white/black): $669 (save $50)

16GB iPad 2 WiFi + 3G (white/black): $599 (save $50)
32GB iPad 2 WiFi + 3G (white/black): $699 (save … Read More

Watch Walter Isaacson on Charlie Rose via Bloomberg TV+

If you haven’t purchased the Steve Jobs biography, you’re missing out on a fantastic read. The historian and journalist behind the authorized biography, Walter Isaacson recently appeared on Charlie Rose.

You can watch the interview in its entirety via the free Bloomberg TV+ iPad app, as all full-length Charlie Rose interviews are available, along with other financial shows on demand.

App description:

Watch:
- Live TV: Bloomberg Television … Read More

[Update] Gmail iPad App Now Available in the App Store

Google has just released a native Gmail app for iOS users, and it supports the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Yesterday we heard rumours of the app hitting Apple for approval and it was just released this morning.

Here’s the description:

Get the official Gmail experience for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

With the Gmail app, you can:

Receive notification badges for new messages
Read your mail with threaded conversations
Organize your mail by … Read More

This $8 Million iPad 2 Is Made Up Of Dinosaur Bones, Diamonds & Solid Gold
by on November 1, 2011

Yep, you read that correct! This insanely expensive iPad 2 is actually crafted with real dinosaur bones in addition to solid gold and studded diamonds. Stuart Hughes, the luxury custom gadgets designer from Liverpool has come up with yet another masterpiece for the world’s most elite rich called the iPad 2 Gold History Edition. The iPad 2′s back is made of solid gold, the Apple logo and the home button … Read More

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