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New iPad More Expensive than its Predecessors

Written on March 17, 2012 by Aiken Lewis

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New iPad cost more than its predecessors like the iPad 2 and iPad 3G

Apple’s next generation iPad’s parts is a lot more expensive than its predecessors iPad 2 and iPad 3G.

According to Wallstreet Journal’s calculations, the components for the new iPad with 4G costs $309 USD, $30 more than the iPad 2, which costs $276.27 and the original iPad 3G which totals $270.86. This can be attributed to its unique and new features like the retina display and 4G LTE.

The new iPad can be already bought in Apple retail stores in the U.S. and around the world.  Prices start at $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB. And $629, $729, and $829 for 4G.

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Apple iPad Reaches for the Sky, Commercial Airlines Soon to Use Tablets Aboard Flights

Written on March 08, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Apple iPads is about to take off to new heights, literally.

The Apple iPad has conquered land, and now it’s plotting to take over the skies. In what it seems to be an indication of wiping out not only the traditional pen and paper, but also bulky computers from modern existence, the Federal Aviation Administration has approved the use of iPads in airplane cockpits. Yes, airplane cockpits. With the rise of air navigational iOS apps, which include maps and charts, it would be a wise move to replace 20 pound computers with a 2 pound tablet. This would definitely make flights a little more convenient, and it takes off some significant weight off their shoulders, too!

It seems there will be little to no delays in the plight of the tablets as Delta, along with other commercial airlines, have already applied for the approval to test the iPad, along with the other tablets, on their flights. Let’s just wait and see how the iPad will do when it’s on the top of the world.

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Apple’s Digital AV Adapter for iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4

Written on March 05, 2011 by Charles Bass

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Apple's Digital AV Adapter is for everyone in the Apple family namely the iPad, iPad 2, iPhone and the iPod Touch.

The iOS devices are close to perfection. Get a smartphone in the name of iPhone 4, a high-standard tablet called iPad (or iPad 2!) and a cool music player with iPod Touch. There’s nothing to ask for more…but wait, how about an adapter that will connect these devices to other hardware (e.g. HDTV.)? Worry no more! Apple’s Digital AV Adapter is here.

Put your photos in a slideshow, play movies or everything else that’s inside your iPad 2’s screen on a bigger and better screen. Apple announced this new add-on to the iOS devices together with the iPad 2. The US$39 Apple Digital AV Adapter will let you share the wonders of your tablet to everyone in the room. Using the adapter, you can connect your widescreen TV, video projection screen or a device which is HDMI-compatible to your tablet.

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Chinese Website DGtle Reveals iPad 2 Before Apple?

Written on March 02, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Is this the iPad 2 we've all been waiting for?

We can almost smell the iPad 2 around the corner as Apple makes its big reveal today, but Chinese website DGtle certainly didn’t bother waiting any longer as they reveal pictures of an iPad 2 mock-up that looks too real to be fake. Assuming that it’s not fake, it seems the iPad 2 is going to be thinner with a little more flattened back compared to its predecessor. It will also wield two cameras (front and rear) and reportedly a white 3G antenna at the back. The mock-up is reported to have been used for case makers. We can only confirm if it is the iPad 2 and not just a placeholder when we lay our eyes on the device at Apple event.

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Apple Brings the App Store to Twitter

Written on January 25, 2011 by Charles Bass

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Get the latest update on Apps for your iOS and Mac by following @AppStore on Twitter.

Good news App Store subscribers! If you have a Twitter account and you wish to know what’s new on the App Store, then Apple provides you with the easy way.

Apple launched @AppStore, a Twitter account for iOS and Mac App Store. It was launched a few hours ago but it already garnered 65,216 Twitter followers. While the @iTunesMusic account has more than 680,000 followers.

As it first tweet says:

“Welcome to App Store on Twitter! Follow us to discover new apps, get exclusive offers, and share with friends.”

It will feature new apps  and provide exclusive offers to Twitter users. The Twitter account is an effective strategy of Apple to generate more buzz, downloads and advertisements to their apps.

Follow @AppStore and get the latest with the apps.

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Motorola Xoom Tablet Out in Feb 17 with $700 Pricetag

Written on January 25, 2011 by R. Cruise

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Year 2011 is definitely the year of computer tablets! While Apple’s iPad 2 is still on the hiding, let’s welcome first the Xoom tablet which stole the spotlight at CES 2011.

Among the many devices launched at the recent CES 2011, Motorola Xoom tablet stole the spotlight. It is the first Android tablet to run with the “Honeycomb” OS and is packed with a powerful features.

Engadget got the scoop that Xoom will be released on February 17 and priced at $700. It will feature a 3G network which is compatible with Verizon as well as with the 4G network.

Android fan site Droid Life has put together a handy chart comparing the Xoom to Apple’s 3G-equipped iPad.

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iPad 2 Case Pictures Leaked; SD Card Slot and Mini DisplayPort Rumors Heat-up

Written on January 18, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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iPad 2 is going to be bigger and better, or atleast that's what the rumors are leading to.

We’re pretty sure Apple fans are tingling with joy at the moment. Thanks to AppleInsider and MIC Gadget, the world now lays its eyes on these iPad 2 case photographs. Reported that the cases were probably manufactured in China, the iPad 2 case indicated that we may be having a tablet with a rear-facing camera, an SD card slot, and a mysterious opening at the top that is rumored to be a Mini DisplayPort.

Why do we need a Mini DisplayPort in the first place? AppleInsider states that the port might be used to “support full resolution monitor like the Apple 27-inch LED display” and would “enable iPad 2 to be used as a very high resolution external display by any Mac with mini DisplayPort output.”

Hit the break to see more photos of the rumored iPad 2 case!

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Apple: No Show at CES 2011

Written on January 03, 2011 by Adam Eve

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What do you call it when you have 120,000 people and an elephant in the room? It's the International Consumer Electronics Show. Too bad, the elephant - Apple Inc. - is no show at the event.

The Cupertino-based company, Apple Inc., will not be present at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show. It’s a bit disappointing, knowing that iPad is the most important new product for the industry. The iPad sales have been strong since its debut, cracking the code for the computer tablet market single-handedly. Though Apple is known for staging its own event whenever they present a product, it would be fun to see the company as an elephant at the CES wherein nearly every other known manufacturers are present. Majority of these competitors will show off their tablets, including Motorola and Dell.

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iPad “Kinect-ivity”: A Touchless Dock for iPad on CES 2011

Written on December 27, 2010 by Charles Bass

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"The idea is that you use touch-less gestures to operate primary functions of a docked tablet in situations like when you have wet or greasy hands in the kitchen. In general tablets are made for being hand-held. When it is docked you are often walking or standing further away, and then using a finger on the screen involves a change of modality. Rather than bending down, leaning forward or picking it up you can use larger movements a little bit further away to do things like volume up or next song without changing modality." ---Stian Aldrin, CEO Elliptic Labs

Mobile Magazine reported that the Elliptic Labs, a Norwegian company, is set to demonstrate its new “touch-less gesture” user interface for the iPad at CES 2011 early next month. This one utilizes ultrasound to a field approximately one foot in front of and either side of a docked iPad. It would allow users to control their iPads by simply waving their hands in front of the screen. Kinect-like!

Mac Rumors had a chance to catch up with CEO of the company, Stian Aldrin, who explained that:

“The idea is that you use touch-less gestures to operate primary functions of a docked tablet in situations like when you have wet or greasy hands in the kitchen. In general tablets are made for being hand-held. When it is docked you are often walking or standing further away, and then using a finger on the screen involves a change of modality. Rather than bending down, leaning forward or picking it up you can use larger movements a little bit further away to do things like volume up or next song without changing modality.”

The project emerged with a simple concept prototype for tablets. It has just evolved into a more specific iPad docking station. Here’s a brief demo of the Kinect-like iPad in the future.

See the demo after the skip.

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Windows Slates Opts to Overthrow the iPad

Written on December 14, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is back in making efforts to topple the dominance of iPad. Will he succeed this time?

New York Times reported that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will show off some new slates and tablets from their PC partners on the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011. Looks like Microsoft finally has the guts to overthrow Steve Jobs and the iPad. But come to think of it, seems like deja vu?

Last year, Steve Ballmer’s centerpiece was an HP Slate prototype, but it did not make a huge impact. Ballmer noted that there is more to come for the Windows slates this year. Nevertheless, the statement is not impressive enough for Wall Street Journal and many consumers. He noted that the slates will be the top priority on Microsoft list of developments come 2011 and it is also expected to be the first “real” Windows-based iPad competitor. NY Times says that a tablet line-up will be announced next month. Among these are Samsung and Dell tablets respectively.

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