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iPad Accounts For 58% Of Global Tablet Shipments In Q4 2011 [Report]
by on January 26, 2012

According to a latest report by Strategy Analytics (via MacRumors), global tablet shipments reached 27 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011 with iPad accounting for 58% of them further confirming that Apple continues to hold a majority of the market. At the same time, Android continues to grow with Amazon’s Kindle Fire capturing 39% share of global tablet shipments. Android’s other gains appear to have come at the expense of Microsoft and … Read More

Amazon’s Kindle Fire Fails To Hurt Apple’s iPad Sales [Report]
by on January 25, 2012

According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, there has been no change in iPad sales following the introduction of the Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet. As reported by MacRumors, Tim responded to an analyst’s question regarding impact on the iPad from lower priced tablets that the company sold a record 15.4 million iPads in the last quarter. He further said that Apple doesn’t consider “limited function tablets and e-readers to be in the same category … Read More

PDF Expert 3.2 For iPad Brings Full Text Search For Documents & More
by on January 24, 2012

PDF Expert, the popular PDF client for the iPad which allows users to read and annotate PDF documents, highlight text, make notes and even fill PDF forms, has just been updated to version 3.2. The update is now live and can be download from the App Store. With PDF Expert 3.2, users are now able to perform full text search across the entire PDF library. Other new additions include sorting panel … Read More

350,000 Textbooks Downloaded via iBooks 2 in Three Days
by on January 23, 2012

With last week’s debut of iBooks 2 and the launch of textbooks by Apple, the latest numbers from AllThingsD notes over 350,000 textbooks have been downloaded in just three days:

According to Global Equities Research, which monitors Apple’s iBook sales via a proprietary tracking system it doesn’t much care to discuss, more than 350,000 textbooks were downloaded from the company’s iBooks Store within the first three days … Read More

3 Must Have Cydia Tweaks For Your Freshly Jailbroken iPad 2 [iOS 5 Tested]
by on January 22, 2012

So, the highly anticipated untethered jailbreak for iPad 2 on iOS 5.0.1 is finally out and with it opens a whole new portal of Cydia tweaks for your jailbroken device. If you’re into jailbreaking (who isn’t?) and have freshly jailbroken your iPad 2 on iOS 5.0.1, here are 3 must have Cydia Tweaks for your device all of which have been tested to be fully compatible.

RetinaPad

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Absinthe iPad 2 Jailbreak Released for Mac and Windows
by on January 21, 2012

Update 1: The GUI version of Absinthe for Windows has been released. Download here.

Yesterday @pod2g and his ‘dream team’ released the much-anticipated jailbreak for the iPad 2 via the tool called Absinthe. Currently it’s only available for Mac OS X users, however the iPhone Dev Team has released a command-line interface (CLI) version of the tool for advanced users that supports Windows. A Windows version of Absinthe will … Read More

iPad 2 ‘Clay’ Fraud Reaches Vancouver Island; Walmart and London Drugs Also Affected
by on January 20, 2012

The story of the scammers returning empty iPad 2 boxes filled with modelling clay has reached outside of the Metro Vancouver region. According to a follow up CTV report, three more people have come forward about purchasing an iPad 2 only to find a clay brick inside. One of those buyers is from Victoria, as Rosemary Symchuk had a similar experience at Best Buy:

“The employees were … Read More

iBooks 2 Has Evidence of Retina Display Images–Possibly for iPad 3?
by on January 19, 2012

With today’s announcement and release of iBooks 2, it provided an opportunity for people to find clues about Apple’s next move for hardware and software. Once again, @sonnydickson has provided some interesting images he discovered, as noted by 9to5Mac.

Images of a paper and leather book cover in two different sizes along with same differences in a bookmark ribbon hint to us a high resolution … Read More

Apple Uploads ‘The textbook. Reinvented for iPad’ Video to YouTube

Apple has uploaded today’s textbook video trailer to its YouTube channel. This is the same video that appears on Apple’s website but you can now watch it from their official channel in full 1080P. Earlier today Apple announced iBooks 2, iBooks Author, iTunes U, and a new partnership with publishers at its New York City Education Media Event (which is now available for viewing online).

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Apple Confirms All Textbooks Will be $14.99–It’s Not Pilot Pricing

Peter Kafka over at AllThingsD was able to interview McGraw-Hill CEO, Terry McGraw and ask him questions about the economics of selling $15 digital textbooks versus $75 paper copies.

What is the plan behind this massive discount and what makes them okay with it? The answer is volume in sales, notes McGraw. Normally the publisher sells $75 textbooks that schools keep for five years. The new model would have … Read More

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