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Archive for May, 2012

Fortune: How 100 iPads Reduced Greece Debt by $140 Billion
by on May 22, 2012

For those that keep up with world events, you know that Greece has had some trouble in recent times.

To improve the situation, Bob Apfel, founder of Bondholder Communications Group, took 100 iPads and reduced Greece’s debt by $140 billion!

With Greece on the verge of bankruptcy a few months ago, the country went through a round of restructuring transactions and settled for a smaller percentage of its bonds’ paper value. However … Read More

The Problem with Unwanted Features

I love almost everything about my iPad. The size, the weight, iOS…almost everything. There are, unfortunately, a number of features that I simply find little to no use for, and I’m sure there are a number of features that are universally underwhelming. under-used and under-appreciated. Unfortunately, as the iPad and the tablet platform matures, this poses a number of potential problems for everyone involved – from Apple and hardware manufacturers down … Read More

Inventory Check: Discounts On Refurbished iPad & iPad 2 From Apple Canada Starting At $399
by on May 19, 2012

If you’re looking to pick up an iPad on the cheap, Apple has some great prices on refurbished iPad and iPad 2.

While some people may not like refurbished products, some Apple customers swear by refurbs and even go so far as to claim better reliability than non-refurbs! In any case, the refurbished iPads from Apple include a one-year warranty, a new battery, and a new outer shell. Basically new.

Based … Read More

DigiTimes: Amazon To Launch 10.1-inch Kindle Fire To Compete With iPad
by on May 18, 2012

According to a report from DigiTimes, Amazon is planning to release a 10.1-inch version of its Kindle Fire tablet to compete with Apple’s iPad.

The company is suspending the launch of their 8.9-inch model to potentially focus on this new ‘iPad Killer’.

Amazon’s 8.9-inch Kindle Fire was originally going to compete directly with Samsung’s Galaxy Note tablets, but now the company seems to want to simplify its product offerings and produce … Read More

Infinity Blade: Dungeons For iPad Gameplay Revealed [VIDEO]

The iOS exclusive RPG game franchise Infinity Blade, which consists of the original Infinity Blade and the Infinity Blade II, will soon be getting a third installment in the massive hit series called Infinity Blade: Dungeons, the very first gameplay footage of which has just been published by Joystiq. Developed by Epic Games Inc. and its award-winning development studio, ChAIR Entertainment, the game is based on the award winning Unreal Engine 3 technology.

Looking at the gameplay video, it seems … Read More

Hello Cupcake! App – Bringing The Wow Factor To Your Cupcake Creations [Video Review]
by on May 17, 2012

Cupcakes are big business these days, and if you’re into trying to make your creations stand out, you’ve no doubt heard of the books Hello Cupcake!, What’s New Cupcake, and Cupcakes, Cookies, and Pie, Oh My!

The authors behind the books have brought their how-to techniques to your iOS devices with the Hello Cupcake! app. For the small price of $2.99 you’re given step-by-step instructions on how … Read More

LCD Suppliers For iPad Mini Preparing For Production

The iPad Mini news continues to come in with Makotakara translating a story from Liberty Times that reports that LG and AU Optronics have been certified to supply LCD panels for the 7.85-inch iPad Mini.

The report also indicates that both LG and AU Optronics are working to ship the panels for production for a fall/winter 2012 device release.

The report further indicates that TPK Holding will be producing four million … Read More

Barclays: 7-Inch iPad Coming This Fall
by on May 16, 2012

In yet another analyst report, this time Barclays says a new 7-inch iPad is on its way later this year.

According to the report, research leads them to believe that Apple may be planning to release a smaller iPad later this fall.

We believe that this type of product could be useful in promoting Apple’s agenda in education with e-textbooks. Also, the form factor could make sense in gaming, which could become … Read More

[Updated] Vancouver Woman In Wheelchair Robbed Of Her iPad While On Skytrain

Update 1: According to CBC News Vancouver, one suspect has been arrested as of May 16, 2012.

This story is a bit of a tearjerker because it has a fantastic ending.

On May 10, 2012, Cassie Campbell was robbed by two men at the Metrotown Skytrain station in Burnaby, BC. Cassie Campbell is in her early 20′s, has cerebral palsy, is deaf, and cannot speak. The iPad provided her an integral … Read More

London Drugs Deploys iPads to Staff Across 74 Stores in Canada to Help Customers

Western retailer London Drugs has announced the deployment of iPads to their staff across their 74 locations across Canada (BC, AB, SK, MB) to assist customers with real-time research and price comparisons. Customers should notice the rollout happening during the next two weeks, as noted in the press release they sent us:

“At London Drugs, we know we have the right prices and highly educated staff in our stores and … Read More

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