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Archive for May, 2012

Microsoft Set To Release Office For iPad On November 10th?
by on May 31, 2012

Back in February, The Daily apparently got their hands on a pre-release version of official Microsoft Office app for iPad, publishing a screenshot which confirmed the app’s existence. Rumors of Microsoft’s Office Suite for iPad once again came to life when BGR reported through its reliable sources just over a week ago, that a full suite including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, will be coming to iOS and iPad this November. Now, a new publication by The Daily … Read More

“Gordon Ramsay Steak” Restaurant In Las Vegas To Use iPads For Wine Lists
by on May 29, 2012

My favorite chef and television personality, Gordon Ramsay, is set to open his new restaurant “Gordon Ramsay Steak”. This will be his first restaurant in Las Vegas located inside the “Paris Las Vegas” resort. The location will reportedly have 20 iPads that will be used as wine lists for customers.

Gordon Ramsay Steak will be a fresh, high-energy dining environment that playfully transports guests from Paris to London.  Set within the Paris … Read More

The Original iPad’s Prototype Had Two Dock Connectors [Leaked Photos]
by on May 28, 2012

A new eBay listing (via MacRumors) for a prototype 16 GB original iPad shows two dock connectors, one each in portrait and landscape orientations. It has previously been rumored that Apple originally planned to use dual dock connectors but scrapped the idea in favor of simplicity with just a single port in portrait mode. Even some old patent applications filed on the design of the iPad showed two dock connectors. The device listed on eBay does … Read More

How to Jailbreak your iPad on iOS 5.1.1 with Absinthe 2.0 [Video]
by on May 27, 2012

If you’re into jailbreaking your iPad, you probably heard Absinthe 2.0 was released to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1. This also includes all versions of the iPad so if you’re into tweaks and such, it’s something to consider.

Absinthe has been updated to version 2.0.2, which also means early bugs from the initial release have been squashed. To jailbreak, all you have to do is backup your device via iTunes, update to iOS … Read More

MIT Students Create Minority Report-style iPad Controls
by on May 25, 2012

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have created a fascinating method to control input commands for an iPad.

For those who are familiar with Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report, you’ll remember the famous scenes where Tom Cruise stands in front of a display and, using only his hands and gloves, manipulates the images on the screen without ever touching anything.

Well, the brains at the MIT Media Lab have basically created that experience and … Read More

Memorial Day Sales: 50% Off at ZAGG and iFrogz, Hourly iPad Giveaway

Every time Memorial Day rolls away ZAGG comes up with a huge promotion. This time around it’s a new iPad giveaway–1 iPad every hour for 24 hours! The promotion started last night at 12AM MDT (Sunday at 11PM PDT; Sunday at 8PM EDT) on Monday, May 28, 2012. Everyone is eligible to win a new iPad every hour as long as you enter each hour.

Just enter your email address … Read More

Is Apple Going To Create A Stylus Called The “iPen”?
by on May 24, 2012

A recent Apple patent application reveals that the company has been researching the use of stylus pointing devices. In this case, the patent focuses on an “iPen” and graphics program.

As noted in the patent, the stylus would work with all of Apple’s tablet-styled devices. In other words, any Apple device with a touchscreen display.

The patent application reports on Apple adding haptic feedback to the iPen and also a built-in mini … Read More

Google & Asus To Release Mutually Developed 7-Inch Tablet In July

In the latest iPad killer news, a new report from DigiTimes says that Google and Asus are preparing to release a mutually developed 7-inch tablet in July. Reports indicate that initial shipments of the device should reach 600,000 units.

It’s reported that the 7-inch tablet will begin production shipments in June for a July launch. Apparently Google was going to release the tablet in May, but due to design problems … Read More

Rumors Say Microsoft’s Office Suite Coming To iPad This November
by on May 23, 2012

According to new rumors today, Microsoft may be bringing their Office Suite to iPad later this year.

As reported by Boy Genius Report, a “reliable source” indicates that the full suite, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, will be coming to iOS and iPad this November. The source further reveals that the loading screen shows “Office for iOS”, which means that the app may also be compatible with iPhone or iPod … Read More

2011 iPad Photo App of the Year ComicBook! Updated With Toon Image Filter, Retina Support & More!
by on May 22, 2012

ComicBook! was named the best photo app of 2011 by Apple and this week the app has been updated to version 1.5.0, bringing a bunch of new features to the acclaimed app.

The app is designed to allow users to quickly and effortlessly create a comic panel using their own content and designs. The app is fairly comprehensive, featuring realistic comic styling with many options such as image filters, comic fonts, customizable … Read More