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  • Textbook of the Future: The challenges

    01/30/2012 8:47:37 AM PST · by RicocheT · 13 replies
    ZD Net News & Blogs ^ | January 28, 2012 | Jason Perlow
    Summary: It’s actually cheaper to go to another planet than to give an iPad to every child. This month, Apple dropped a bombshell on the academic community by introducing iBooks Textbooks and iBooks Author. In combination, the two create a compelling framework for re-engineering the textbook in electronic form for K-12 students, permitting for rich color educational content and possibly an entirely new textbook ecosystem that could be made accessible to tens of millions of schoolchildren. The problems with Apple’s daring textbook plan are twofold. First, in that the iPad as a hardware platform is completely unsuitable to the needs...
  • Fake Clay iPad 2s Sold at Canadian Retail Stores

    01/18/2012 8:20:00 PM PST · by bkopto · 12 replies
    TekGoblin ^ | Jan 18, 2012 | SOLOMON MASSELE
    Future Shop and Best Buy Canada have launched an investigation after news broke out that over 10 fake Apple iPad 2 tablets were sold to unsuspecting customers at stores located in Vancouver. Apparently, scam artists had purchased real Apple iPad 2s from the retailer and then successfully managed to return resealed iPad 2 packages. Only, the returned packages did not include an actual iPad 2 and included charger, but rather clay models that were made to replicate the weight and shape of the real thing. Since the returns were brought back in resealed boxes, the retailer placed the items back...
  • Fake iPad 2s made of clay sold at Canadian stores

    01/17/2012 2:55:50 PM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | 01-17-2012 | By Eric Pfeiffer
    As many as 10 fake iPad 2s, all made of slabs of modeling clay, were recently sold at electronic stores in Vancouver, British Columbia. Best Buy and Future Shop have launched investigations into how the scam was pulled off. The tablet computers, like most Apple products, are known for their sleek and simple designs. But there's no mistaking the iPad for one of the world's oldest "tablet devices." Still, most electronic products cannot be returned to stores. For the the stores and customers to be fooled by the clay replacements, the thieves must have successfully weighed out the clay portions...
  • iPad 3 release date, specs, features 'revealed' at CES 2012 (iPad 2S?)

    01/11/2012 9:14:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | January 11, 2012 | Richi Jennings
    The iPad 3 release date will be this quarter, according to sources at CES 2012, who also blabbed about its specs and features. There seem to be few external changes, so, in IT Blogwatch, bloggers wonder if it'll be called the iPad 2S.
  • Stolen iPad Gives Away Location Of Christmas Gifts Burglar

    12/27/2011 7:10:20 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 67 replies
    CBS) ^ | December 27, 2011 1:38 AM
    WESTLAKE VILLAGE (CBS) — The “pinging” of an iPad led police to a burglary suspect and more than 40 stolen Christmas presents. Around 3:30 AM on Christmas Sunday, a Westlake Village man was awakened by the sounds of a burglary in progress in his home on the 4000 block of Whitesail Circle. Lt. James Royal of the Malibu/Lost Hills sheriff’s station says the man confronted the intruder and chased him a short distance before losing sight of him. The burglar made off with an Apple iPad. “Later that morning, the victim called the station and told the deputies his iPad...
  • Senator seeks ban on the Apple app that lets anyone make a fake driving licence

    12/11/2011 6:32:48 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 11 November 2011 | Katie Silver
    A US Senator has made an appeal to Apple to ban an app that would allow anyone to create a fake drivers licence.Calling the app a threat to ‘national security,’ Sen Bob Casey of Philadelphia has written a public letter to Apple calling for a ban on the app ‘License’.Allowing people to paste a photo into a template for a driver’s license from any US state, the app would facilitate identity theft, according to the Senator.'By downloading "License", anyone with an iPhone or iPad can easily manufacture a fake driver's license by taking a photo and inserting it into one...
  • Apple, Samsung Dispute Likely To Turn On 1994 Knight-Ridder Tablet(no iPad design patent?)

    12/02/2011 3:04:43 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    paidContent ^ | 12/01/11 | Jeff Roberts
    Apple, Samsung Dispute Likely To Turn On 1994 Knight-Ridder Tablet Jeff Roberts A leading design patent expert predicts that Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) will be unable to stop Samsung from selling its Galaxy tablet in the United States in the near future, and says the press has misunderstood a dramatic moment in the patent trial taking place between the tech giants. Court filings unsealed this week in California suggest he is right. Recall that, in October, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh waved two tablets in the air and asked Samsung’s attorney if he could tell which was the Galaxy and which...
  • Irony: OWS Now in Top 1% in Income

    11/26/2011 11:34:34 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 6 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/26/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    One of the top complaints about wealth distributions holds that the vast majority of the people of the country are excluded from the vast majority of its wealth. Considering the "plight" of all of those 20-somethings at the various occupiers, one could be deluded into believing the truth of the 99% mantra. But what if that wasn't true? Considering there are many branches of the group, let's take a look at its main one, occupying near Wall Street, in New York. Seeing how the occupiers are using other people's food and bathrooms and some living in tents (with others still...
  • Tablet Recommendation For Elderly (i.e. Simplicity)

    11/17/2011 10:12:10 AM PST · by Don@VB · 37 replies
    Me | 11/17/11 | Don
    Trying to find a good tablet for email and simple internet tasks for Mom age 83. A tablet that goes from boot up to listing new email messages in the least number of steps a priority; It doesn't need to be a power machine (no gaming etc) but quick and easy to use for simple tasks. Thanks in Advance!!
  • Oregon looks to iPad to make voting easier for those with disabilities

    11/07/2011 7:48:17 PM PST · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 11/07/2011 | Ryan Kost
    Oregon elections officials are turning to iPads in a new attempt to make voting as easy and accessible as possible for disabled voters. In a small pilot program playing out during the special primary election to replace former U.S. Rep. David Wu, about 12 voters have filled out their ballots on Apple's touch-screen tablet.
  • Can the iPad Unlock Autism’s Mysteries?

    06/18/2011 9:43:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 18, 2011 | Brandi Miloy
    One family's surprising experience leads to an innovative initiative.Gage Gilbert is a bright, 3 1/2-year-old boy with ocean blue eyes and golden blond hair. He loves reading books about science and enjoys singing songs with his Mom. His teacher says he’ll go to Harvard one day.But right now, his parents’ biggest wish for him is to go to a regular kindergarten class. That’s because a year and a half ago, Gage was diagnosed with autism, a neurological disorder affecting 1 in 100 American children.Gage is just one among a growing number of autistic kids. But as parents and researchers pursue...
  • World Population to Reach 7 Billion.......I Think The 7 Billionth Should Get A Free iPad!!!

    10/15/2011 9:17:03 PM PDT · by CWSNTEXAS · 15 replies
    The world's population looks set to smash through the seven billion barrier in the next few days, according to the United Nations. It comes just 12 years since the total reached six billion - with official estimates saying the figure will top eight billion in 2025 and 10 billion before the end of the century. Read more:
  • Steve Jobs Was Not God

    10/07/2011 1:30:39 PM PDT · by toma29 · 168 replies
    Gawker ^ | 10/7/2011 | Hamilton Nolan
    Steve Jobs is dead. A tech genius has passed on. Sad. Certainly a devastating loss to Steve Jobs' close friends and family members, as well as to Apple executives and shareholders. The rest of you? Calm down. Among my Facebook friends yesterday, more than one wrote publicly that they were "crying" or "can't stop crying" or "teared up" due to Steve Jobs' death. Really now. You can't stop crying, now that you've heard that a middle-aged CEO has passed, after a long battle with cancer? If humans were always so empathetic, well, that would be understandable. But this type of...
  • The Taiwanese Animation About Steve Jobs' Passing Is Quite Touching (St. Peter with iPad)

    10/06/2011 8:29:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 10/06/2011 | Noah Davis
  • Is the new Amazon Kindle Fire an iPad killer? Yes. It's the price, stupid

    09/28/2011 1:24:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    CNET ^ | 09/28/2011 | Molly Wood
    The company's new Kindle Fire tablet, a 7-inch touch-screen device powered by Amazon's content ecosystem and priced at just $199, may be an orange to Apple's iPad apple, but I'd argue that it's an iPad killer all the same. On paper, the Kindle Fire has half the features of the iPad. In fact, it's almost literally half the features--here's a handy comparison chart so you can see for yourself. There's no camera, front or rear; the 8GB of onboard storage is half the amount of the base-model iPad; the Fire has no cellular options, no built-in GPS, and no Bluetooth,...
  • Woman Duped Into Buying Wooden iPad

    08/31/2011 1:27:51 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 66 replies
    WTAE ^ | August 31, 2011
    A South Carolina woman told police she was scammed into buying an Apple iPad made of wood by two men in a McDonald's parking lot. According to a police report obtained by the Smoking Gun, 22-year-old Ashley Mcdowell claimed she was buying food at the restaurant when the men approached her. They claimed to have bought iPads in bulk and were selling them for $300. Retail price for the gadgets normally begins at $499. Mcdowell told the men she only had $180 and they went for the deal, and she was given a FedEx box with the assumed iPad inside....
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers buy each player an iPad to hold playbook, videos

    08/26/2011 6:36:30 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 14 replies
    St Petersburg Times ^ | Rick Stroud,Times Staff Writer
    TAMPA — Every year on every NFL team, the Turk nervously ambles next to players in the locker room, dorm room or cafeteria, his role a designated dream killer whose only job is to signal the death knell to somebody's career. He delivers two messages: The coach wants to see you, and bring your playbook. Well, never again in Tampa Bay. Instead, he'll ask them to bring their iPad. That's because rather than producing thick periodicals the size of the Yellow Pages, the Bucs have downloaded their playbooks on iPad 2s and distributed them to each of their 90 players....
  • Stanley Kubrick invented the tablet computer

    08/25/2011 12:55:12 AM PDT · by Wooly · 58 replies
    The inquirer ^ | Wed Aug 24 2011 | Dave Neal
    FRUIT THEMED FIRM Apple's arguments that Samsung stole the tablet design from it have been debunked by the latter's lawyers, who found the devices in Stanley Kubrick's classic science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The Apple versus Samsung tablet argument is keeping patent lawyers in sports cars and tailored suits at the moment and stopping judges from going on their summer breaks. Apple has argued that Samsung is aping its design and is fighting for a ban on imports, but Samsung has argued that you can see the design in 2001, a film that ironically starts with a bunch...
  • Hypocritical Google Lashes Out At Apple And Microsoft

    08/05/2011 9:29:38 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Paul Thurrotts Supersite for Windows ^ | 8/4/2011 9:19 AM | By Paul Thurrott
    On the one hand, the tech industry is awash in patent trolls, companies that own generally spurious patents for technologies they didn't really invent, which exist solely to sue other companies into licensing said technologies. On the other, we have tech companies that have patents for technologies that they did, in fact, invent (or at least purchase legitimately) and, as important, use in actual products. These companies, too, must sue others to protect their patents, but for far more legitimate reasons. Google is upset about the latter kind of company, and it's citing two heavy-hitters, Apple and Microsoft, as example...
  • Vanity--Looking for Speech Application for Ipad

    07/30/2011 8:13:58 AM PDT · by Vermont Lt · 8 replies
    7/30/2011 | VT Lt
    Good morning. My wife just got an iPad and as I am using it, I think it would be a wonderful tool for an uncle who has had a stroke. He is unable to speak well, but his mind is clear and I can see in his eyes the frustration of not being able to get his point across. Does anyone know of a decent text/icon to speech software product that we might be able to get. If it works well, I am sure it will add a quality to his life that has been missing for a while.
  • Apple 3Q Earnings, Revenue Shatter Expectations

    07/19/2011 9:51:16 PM PDT · by ReignOfError · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 19, 2011 | Kathryn Glass
    Apple (AAPL) rocked the Street after the bell on Tuesday with fiscal third-quarter earnings and revenue that blew expectations out of the water, though the company issued a conservative forecast for the fiscal fourth-quarter. The shares were soaring in after-hours trading. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company posted third-quarter net profit of $7.31 billion, or $7.79 per share, more than doubling the company’s year-ago earnings of $3.25 billion, or $3.51 per share. Revenue rose to $28.57 billion, compared with year-ago sales of $15.70 billion. The Street had high expectations for Apple’s results, which the company easily topped; analysts were looking for earnings...
  • iPad Defies Skeptics, User Satisfaction Still Increasing, University of Missouri Survey Finds

    07/12/2011 6:38:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 42 replies ^ | JULY 12TH, 2011 | BY CHARLES MOORE
    Since its launch in April last year, Apples iPad tablet has confounded skeptics and set a high bar for would-be competitors now introducing their own tablets to vault. An internationally recognized authority on media tablets and e-readers from the University of Missouri findsd that iPad owners are reporting exceptionally high levels of satisfaction and user satisfaction appears to increase the longer they use the device. Roger Fidler, program director for digital publishing at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, has been conducting surveys of iPad users since last fall to gain insights into how iPad owners use...
  • South Korea Looks to Replace School Textbooks with Tablets By 2015

    07/04/2011 10:22:46 AM PDT · by decimon · 14 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | July 4, 2011 | Tiffany Kaiser
    In addition, South Korea will create a cloud-based server system for its schools that allows students to download textbooks on their tablets Mobile devices have become a crucial part of everyday life for many people. More recently, tablets have gained popularity as new models, such as Apple's iPad 2 and Samsung's Galaxy Tab, have upped the mobile experience. Furthermore, tablets are not only being used for entertainment purposes. More and more businesses and schools are replacing textbooks and print manuals with tablets. For instance, Alaska Airlines replaced its flight manuals with iPads, and American Airlines is looking to adopt the...
  • Why Windows 8 Is Fundamentally Flawed as a Response to the iPad

    06/03/2011 5:00:29 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    Daring Fireball ^ | Wednesday, 1 June 2011 | John Gruber
    The new Windows 8 touch-based UI, revealed earlier today at the D9 Conference, looks good. It’s clearly drawn from the same inspiration as Windows Phone 7, and shows some seriously innovative UI thinking. The idea of tiles rather than icons is rich, and strikes me as even better-suited to bigger screens than phones. The snapping concept is an interesting way to make use of a bigger screen to show two apps at once. Displaying side-by-side content isn’t possible on iOS,1 and no one’s yet solved that problem in the post-windows (note lowercase “w”) UI landscape. Tweeting from the D9 Conference...
  • New Lazmataz iPhone App

    05/12/2011 6:50:41 AM PDT · by BubbaJunebug · 37 replies ^ | 5/11/2011 | Samantha Murphy, TechNewsDaily Senior Staff Writer
    A plastic surgeon has created an app that performs virtual plastic surgery on photos to show women curious about breast implants what it would be like to have a different bra size. The free iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad app, called iAugment, uses 3D imaging technology to stimulate different implant sizes and allows users to visualize what larger breasts would look like on them in just a few seconds. Dr. Elizabeth Kinsley, a New Orleans-based plastic surgeon, said she created the app to give people interested in breast implants a tool to not only visualize what implants would look like...
  • Apple Honors Prince Obama the Great Warrior

    05/07/2011 9:53:28 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 15 replies
  • Senator Al Franken Blasts Apple Over iPhone Tracking

    04/25/2011 8:36:38 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 27 replies ^ | April 21, 2011 | Ricardo Bilton
    Minnesota Senator Al Franken has called out Apple after reports emerged that the company's products were keeping detailed records of the location data of their users. In a two-page letter sent to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Franken discusses what he calls the "worrisome" existence of data that presents the user's location in such detail. But the biggest risk, he says, is what can happen if that data, much of which is unencrypted, falls into the wrong hands. "Anyone who gains access to this single file could likely determine the location of a user's home, the business he frequents, the doctors...
  • Joe Biden vs. An iPad

    04/21/2011 6:04:13 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-21-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    The latest addition to the "Biden the April Fool" collection of Biden toons.
  • Got an iPhone or 3G iPad? Apple is recording your moves

    04/20/2011 10:15:30 AM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 29 replies
    O'Reilly Radar ^ | April 20, 2011 | Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden
    Today at Where 2.0 Pete Warden and I will announce the discovery that your iPhone, and your 3G iPad, is regularly recording the position of your device into a hidden file. Ever since iOS 4 arrived, your device has been storing a long list of locations and time stamps. We're not sure why Apple is gathering this data, but it's clearly intentional, as the database is being restored across backups, and even device migrations.
  • Apple Files Patent Suit Against Samsung Over Galaxy Phones, Tablets

    04/18/2011 11:33:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    RTT News ^ | 19 April 2011 | RTT Staff Writer
    iPad maker Apple, Inc. (AAPL) has Friday filed a patent infringement suit against South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (SSNLF.PK) claiming that the Galaxy Tab tablet PC's infringes on iPad patents and that the Galaxy S is also similar to its iPhone. Apple has filed for injunctions as well as actual and punitive damages. Cupertino, California-based Apple has charged Samsung of copying its tablet PCs and smartphones and alleges that Samsung chose to copy Apple's technology, user interface, innovative style, looks and even packaging, instead of developing its own technology. "Instead of pursuing independent product development, Samsung has...
  • Books Were Once Reproduced By Hand

    04/18/2011 3:29:18 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 6 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 04-18-11 | Pino
    Staggering. No other word can be substituted. Except maybe mind numbing. But that’s two words. Often times politicians make arguments or defenses to explain away the vote or the legislation they’re crafting. They attempt to throw up a field of confusion that they hope will do just that; remove doubt surrounding their position. Much of the time it works. But sometimes, sometimes, it just doesn’t. And this is one of those times. Jesse Jackson is on the floor of the House making the case that something must be done to help the folks who don’t yet have work, have jobs....
  • iPad responsible for thousands of lost US jobs ( Socialist Attitudes revealed )

    04/18/2011 7:14:00 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Monday, 18 April 2011 10:34 | Nedim Hadzic
    Claims representative Jesse Jackson Jr. While it’s not a secret that yours truly isn’t a big fan of the iPad, that’s as far as he is willing to go. However, representative Jesse Jackson Jr. recently said that the iPad is at fault for loss of many US jobs, which really makes us look meek in criticism. Speaking in the Congress, Jackson said that the practical aspect of the iPad made Borders close stores and renders Barnes & Noble obsolete. Apparently, Jackson thinks that downloading newspapers, magazines and books to your iPad is ultimately detrimental for the economy. Jackson argued that...
  • $1M Donation Buys iPads For (Lake Wales,FL)Students

    04/11/2011 11:54:47 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 18 replies
    LAKE WALES, Fla. -- Some local high school students will have iPads waiting for them in August when they return to school. Each teacher at the Lake Wales High School will also get a tablet along with a MacBook laptop. The new computers were purchased with an anonymous $1 million donation to the school's technology program, the school said. Lake Wales High School is a member of the Lake Wales Charter Schools System and is sponsored by Polk County Schools.
  • An iPad For Every Kindergartner?

    04/11/2011 9:46:09 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 92 replies ^ | April 11, 2011 |
    Does your 5 year old need an iPad? School officials in Maine certainly think so, where the Auburn Schools Committee voted unanimously to provide all kindergartners with a brand new iPad 2 next year -- with the process repeated for each new incoming class. It's a move that will ultimately cost the school system about $200,000 next year, including Apple's $25 discount from the designer tablet's regular retail price. While the thought of a bunch of grubby kindergartners running around with $500 equipment may seem ridiculous, school superintendent Tom Morrill is a staunch believer in what he considers "a game...
  • News Anchor, Pranked By Co-Anchor, Licks iPad On Live TV

    04/04/2011 3:27:06 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 11 replies
    Mediate ^ | 04/04/2011 | Mark Joyella
    Good rule of thumb: if somebody urges you to lick your iPad–and you happen to be on live television–just assume it’s a gag. That’s probably what KSWB morning anchor Shally Zomorodi would tell you after her co-anchor Raoul Martinez punked her on air Friday. San Diego morning show viewers were treated to Martinez pretending to describe an amazing new iPad app that allowed users to “smell” and “taste” food right on their tablet. Martinez demonstrated with his phone, insisting he could smell something. When Zomorodi was handed an iPad, she failed to smell anything and her friendly co-anchor urged her...
  • Android vs IPAD

    04/03/2011 4:26:12 PM PDT · by irishtenor · 79 replies
    4/3/11 | Irishtenor VANITY
    I am thinking about buying a tablet to replace my old laptop, but am confused about which is better, Ipad or Android based tablets. Any help from computer geeks to busybodies would be appreciated.
  • Apple iPad will fail in the enterprise: Dell

    03/30/2011 9:40:10 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 80 replies
    CIO Magazine ^ | March 29, 2011 | Lisa Banks
    Closed view, high price and complexity of iPad unappealing to CIOs, Dell claimsDespite the iPad's long lead in the enterprise market, Apple's tablet PC performer will not last long according to an increasingly bullish Dell. Speaking to CIO Australia in Sydney, Dell’s global head of marketing for large enterprises and public organisations, Andy Lark, said while the first iPad had achieved one million sales just 28 days after the device first became available in the US and precipitated the explosion in tablet PCs, it would ultimately fail in the enterprise. “I couldn’t be happier that Apple has created a market...
  • In and Out Of Office: Putting iPads To Work

    03/27/2011 7:16:27 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 80 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 23, 2011 | By WALTER S. MOSSBERG
    While it can perform many of the functions of a PC or Mac, Apple's iPad— including the new iPad 2—lacks two of the most common and frequently used features of a traditional computer. It has no standard USB port for connecting a flash drive or external hard disk, so you can't move files into and out of it from these devices. And it doesn't have a systemwide, user-accessible file system like those on traditional computers. The iPad lacks a USB port and can't accept a flash drive or external hard disk. So how do you get your files on it?...
  • Apple releases iOS 4.3.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models

    03/25/2011 6:57:44 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Friday, March 25, 2011 · 3:37 pm
    Apple today released iOS 4.3.1 which contains improvements and other bug fixes including: Fixes an occasional graphics glitch on iPod touch (4th generation) Resolves bugs related to activating and connecting to some cellular networks Fixes image flicker when using Apple Digital AV Adapter with some TVs Resolves an issue authenticating with some enterprise web services Products compatible with this software update: iPhone 4 (GSM model) iPhone 3GS iPad 2 iPad iPod touch (4th generation) iPod touch (3rd generation) iOS 4.3.1 is now available for the devices listed above via iTunes. This update contains security content originally included in previous iOS...
  • Favorite News Apps? Is Free Republic developing an app?

    03/22/2011 8:54:17 AM PDT · by dmam2011 · 17 replies
    Free Republic ^ | March 22, 2011 | Vanity
    I've downloaded Drudge & The Blaze apps.... what are some of the other higher quality content apps? I'd love to see a FR app, but realize the expense may not fit into this year's budget. Capital project for 2012????
  • First Look: Apple iPad 2 (video)

    03/15/2011 9:43:24 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    Consumers Reports ^ | March 14, 2011 | Jeff Fox
    Many stores reportedly sold out of the Apple iPad 2 during its first weekend of availability, but given the demand, more of Apple's new tablets are sure to be available soon. Based on Consumer Reports' preliminary tests with iPad 2 samples in our labs, we found the new version to be an improvement over the original iPad—without any increase in price. One major difference in tech specs is that the iPad 2 has a new processor that's supposed to make it far speedier than the original. While performing routine tasks such as Web browsing and e-mail in our tests, we...
  • First news story completely shot on an iPad 2 (with video

    03/16/2011 9:58:31 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Tuesday, March 15, 2011
    MacDailyNews reader Mike McNeill, who works for Fox 4 (KBTV) in Beaumont, Texas, shot and lightly edited what is likely the first news story to broadcast over the air that was completely shot and edited on an iPad 2: Embedded Video
  • Walking the long, long Apple Store Fifth Avenue iPad 2 line; nearly 1,200 strong (with video)

    03/12/2011 1:22:23 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 78 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Saturday, March 12, 2011 · 8:20 am
    Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune, “An hour after this was shot in NYC, the queue had swelled to nearly 1,200 people.”Imbedded video at the site. P.E.D reports, “By the time the doors of the big glass cube opened, Gene Munster’s team at Piper Jaffray had counted 1,190 heads.” MacDailyNews Take: Make that Gene “Don’t Expect Long iPad 2 Lines” Munster. Enjoy your new nickname, Gene!
  • iPad price remark gets Fed's Dudley an earful [Crowd Rejects No Inflation Argument]

    03/12/2011 3:43:20 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 55 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | By Kristina Cooke | By Kristina Cooke
    Memo to central bankers: Best not to cite the price of the new iPad as an example of why inflation isn't a problem when you head into a working-class neighborhood. In Queens, New York, on Friday, New York Fed President William Dudley did just that. He got an earful. After being bombarded with questions about food inflation, Dudley attempted to reassure his audience by putting rising commodity prices into a broader economic context -- but that only made matters worse. "When was the last time, sir, that you went grocery shopping?" one audience member asked. Dudley tried to explain how...
  • How the iPad 2 could cost you more than the Xoom

    03/08/2011 8:37:28 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | March 8, 2011, 12:00 a.m. EST | Brett Arends, MarketWatch
    BOSTON (MarketWatch) — What a showman Steve Jobs is. Last week the chief executive of Apple Inc.— emerging from sick leave — took to the stage to unveil his latest technological marvel, the new iPad 2. And in a bravura performance he successfully persuaded most of the world that it’s better and cheaper than its new competitor, the Xoom from Motorola. No wonder shares of Motorola Mobility Holdings /quotes/comstock/13*!mmi/quotes/nls/mmi (MMI 27.06, +0.11, +0.41%)  have tumbled 10% since last week’s iPad moment, falling from $30 to $27. Apple’s stock, meanwhile, is up about $4 to $354 — near a record high....
  • McCain flunks Made in America 101

    03/06/2011 7:58:29 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 54 replies
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2011-03-07 | Rebecca Stewart
    Washington (CNN)-GOP Sen. John McCain is in need of a tech lesson. In an appearance on ABC's "This Week," the senator from Arizona said that iPads and iPhones are "built in the United States of America." But every techie knows that they are, in fact, built in China. McCain touted free trade agreements during the interview and voiced his agreement with President Obma that "innovation is the key to us being able to restore our economy." And though the designs for the iPad and iPhone are home grown in California, the actual manufacturing takes place overseas, in China. "I think...
  • OMG/JK: A Kiss For iPad 2, A Slap For Xoom — with Video discussion and Review

    03/06/2011 7:37:50 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 40 replies · 1+ views
    TechCrunch ^ | March 5, 2011 | MG Siegler
    It’s war! This week, I went to the unveiling of the iPad 2 and got some hands-on time with the device afterwards. Meanwhile, Jason bought a Xoom and has been extensively testing it out. The consensus? iPad 2: Good. Xoom: Bad. At least for now. I haven’t extensively played with iPad 2 yet, and Google is undoubtedly going to patch the Xoom. But still, first impressions are key. Jason and I discuss these two products in depth in this week’s episode of OMG/JK, and we also dive into the upcoming group messaging war that is likely to break out at...
  • Police: Stolen iPad leads to stolen AR-15 assault rifle

    03/04/2011 10:35:56 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 18 replies ^ | 4 Mar 2011 | unattributed
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- When a Louisville man's iPad was stolen, he used GPS to track the accused thief down, and it turned out the suspect had apparently stolen from police, too! A man realizes his iPad is stolen, so he activates its GPS device to track it down. He traces it here to 2nd and Broadway, and calls Louisville Metro police. Police question the suspect, Shaun Burton about the stolen iPad, and the victim chimes in again. "Officers approached that individual at that time and subsequently interviewed about the iPad and subsequently the alarm went off which...
  • Fear of flying — Why the iPad 2 isn’t even better

    03/04/2011 8:36:25 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    I, Cringely ^ | March 3, 2011 | Robert S. Cringely
    A good friend of mine pointed out the money phrase from Steve Jobs at this week’s iPad 2 introduction: “This is worth repeating. It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology is not enough. It’s tech married with the liberal arts and the humanities. Nowhere is that more true than in the post-PC products. Our competitors are looking at this like it’s the next PC market. That is not the right approach to this. These are post-PC devices that need to be easier to use than a PC, more intuitive.” It’s an insightful even brilliant statement that’s 100 percent true. Then why...
  • Apple officially introduces iPad 2: A5 chip, 33% thinner, same prices

    03/02/2011 11:26:56 AM PST · by TruthHound · 186 replies
    This story will be developing, but here’s what has been announced about the much-awaited tablet so far: iOS 4.3 All new A5 chip with dual-core processors 2x faster CPU 9x faster graphics Same power consumption rate as A4 chip Dual cameras: Shoots 720p at up to 30fps on the rear and VGA stills on front-facing camera 33% thinner body at 8.8mm Weighs 1.3 pounds Built-in gyroscope Same 10-hour battery life New apps optimized for iPad: iMovie, GarageBand, FaceTime, Photo Booth And unlike the iPhone 4, CEO Steve Jobs promises that this device will ship in both black and white from...