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Archive for March, 2012

New iPad’s A5X Vs. iPad 2′s A5 Vs. Tegra 3 [Benchmarks]
by on March 30, 2012

While Apple claims that the new iPad’s A5X processor with quad-core graphics provides up to 4x the graphics performance of NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 chip and 2x the performance of the iPad 2′s A5 chip, latest benchmark data provided by IGN (via 9to5Mac) shows a pretty different story. New benchmark scores have revealed that iPad 2′s A5 chip outperforms both the A5X and Tegra 3 chips with the A5X’s improved graphics going largely towards … Read More

New iPad ZAGG InvisibleShield HD Review [Video Install]
by on March 29, 2012

Protecting my iPad is a big priority for me. Not only because it’s an expensive investment, but when it comes time to upgrade, I want the older model to look brand new so I can get top dollar.

So using a screen shield is a must for me – and my favourite is the invisibleShield from ZAGG. I find it easy to apply, it does what it says it’ll do … Read More

Google iOS App Updated with iPad 3 Retina Display Support

Google has released an update to their iOS app, supporting the new iPad’s retina display. Of course, most web content and text was already supported, but now all the UI and icons look super crisp in the Google app. Click the image above for a full resolution screen shot.

No new features in this release other than then optimized graphics for the new iPad. Not much to say … Read More

Virgin Introduces New Flexi-Data Plan For Tablets In Canada & U.S.

With Canada’s ‘Big Three’ carriers Rogers, Bell and Telus already having updated their Flexi-Data plans for tablets around the new iPad’s launch, Virgin Mobile has finally decided to join the club by updating its Canada-only Tablet Flexi-Data Plan (via mobilesyrup). The new plan offers 250MB of data for $15/month which was previously offered at $20/month.

Depending on how much data you use the flex-plan starts of at … Read More

Here’s Why Apple Might Actually Release A 7.85″ iPad-Mini
by on March 28, 2012

While rumors of a smaller iPad have intensified over the past couple of months despite a pretty clear statement by CEO Steve Jobs that “10-inch screen is minimum necessary“, a new report by AppAdvice now highlights why a 7.85″ screen size is actually not as arbitrary as it might seem. The site has calculated that PPI (points per inch) of a 7.85″ iPad display turns out to be 163 which is exactly the same pixel density as the … Read More

Tests Confirm New iPad Actually Runs Cooler Than Most Android Tablets
by on March 27, 2012

According to some latest tests run by PCWorld, in which the new iPad was compared with Android tablets ASUS Eee Transformer Prime and Samsung Galaxy Tab all running under same conditions, it has been revealed that the new iPad actually runs cooler than the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Even with a much bigger battery, the new iPad was found to be running cooler than Galaxy Tab after playing a graphic-intense game for an … Read More

Redesigned CIBC Mobile Banking App Released, Now Supports iPad Retina Display

Fully redesigned CIBC Mobile Banking App for iPhone / iPod touch and iPad has just been released in the App Store which can be downloaded now for free as a universal binary. The updated design also supports new iPad’s Retina Display along with numerous enhancements for iOS 5. With CIBC banking app, users can check account balances on all of their eligible CIBC products right from their iOS devices as well … Read More

Apple: You Can Keep Charging Your iPad Battery As Long As You Want

Okay, so some people were worked up about the new iPad and how the battery was not fully charged even though the meter read 100 percent. Now, Apple VP Michael Tchao has spoken with AllThingsD to clarify the matter:

“That circuitry is designed so you can keep your device plugged in as long as you would like,” Tchao said. “It’s a great feature that’s always been in iOS.”

It appears … Read More

Could Charging The New iPad Beyond 100% Harm Its Battery Life?
by on March 26, 2012

While we have learnt that the new iPad even after showing 100% charged keeps pulling energy for up to one hour after changing from charging to fully charged, a report by CNBC’s John Fortt (via 9to5Mac) notes that Apple has stated that charging beyond 100 percent could somehow “harm the longevity of the battery”. While many have observed that new iPad’s battery lasts longer if you let the iPad stay on … Read More

Check Out This Amazing New iPad Magic Stockholm Presentation [VIDEO]

Erik Rosales and Charlie Caper performed at the MIPIM real estate trade show in Cannes, where they used seven of the new iPads to get their point across about Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. The magicians showed the iPad pouring wine into a glass and discharging leaves, a lightbulb, confetti and flowers from its screen. They’ve timed the show perfectly, so that the iPads play videos and work in perfect sync with each … Read More