Google released an updated version of Gmail for iOS (2.0), both for the iphone and iPad. The much desired updated features include the following:
Google released an updated version of Gmail for iOS (2.0), both for the iphone and iPad. The much desired updated features include the following:
Just as promised, the hard working boys over at the Chronic-Dev Team and iPhone Dev Team have brought home the goods – Absinthe 2.o! The iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak with un-hinder your favorite i-device if it is one of the blessed: iPad 1,1 – 2,1 – 2,2 – 2,3 – 3,1 – 3,2 – 3,3 - iPhone 2,1 – 3,1 – 3,3 – 4,1 - iPod 3,1 – 4,1. Still interested, go and get your hands of that absinthe goodness.
After copious amounts of work and many sleepless nights Absinthe 2.0 is finally here to jailbreak your device. This release has been a large collaborative effort between Chronic-Dev Team and iPhone Dev Teams (Jailbreak Dream Team)
This jailbreak supports firmware 5.1.1 ONLY and is again one of the most easiest jailbreaks to use (so easy your grandma could do it ;D)
If you’ve been waiting to buy a tablet or smartphone, now might be a great time to get in on the fun….at a great price. Apple and third party retailers are having some great deals on iPads and iPhones – if you don’t care about the rumored iPhone 6 or iPad mini, this could be the deal of the year.
For all you iPad and Spotify customers, your day has finally arrived. Spotify, the wildly popular streaming music service, has just released their iPad app and from what I can tell, it’s getting good reviews.
Can’t escape the past? Is your Logitech keyboard full of shattered pieces of skittles and broken dreams? Looks like a retro style USB Typewriter keyboard is just what you’re looking for. Type away by slamming down on the ancient keys and if your mom asks what you’re doing, simply say: “I’m writing the next great American novel.” (i.e. playing Skyrim). Works with all PC, Mac and Linux machines and tons of tablets – Check out more pictures and video after the break…
According to John Gruber of Daring Fireball, Apple has a working 7.85 inch iPad but has no plans to release it anytime soon. On this week’s The Talk Show with Dan Benjamin, Gruber said that Apple has a working prototype, with a 1024 x 768 resolution – so the same resolution as the 1st and 2nd iPad but with a pixel density of around 163ppi. All this iPad mini or iPad Nano news isn’t exactly surprising, as we’ve been hearing rumors for ages about Apple possibly releasing a smaller iPad that can compete (price point & Size) with Amazon’s Kindle.
Remember the Microsoft Courier? That’s because it was a great idea and Microsoft killed it. Essentially, it was a unique take on a tablet – one that was always “live” – kind of like an up-to-date personal journal. Sounds like a different approach, Google it to find out more of what might have been. After the “Courier” project was killed, a couple people from Microsoft’s development team left the company and started their own start-up – called “53″.
Now that Apple’s new iPad has taken the US by storm, it’s time for an additional 25 countries to feel its wrath….and by wrath, I mean joy. Apple will introduce its new tablet to the following countries today (March 23):
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
Availability and pricing fluctuate on unit shipments and country tax codes but it still looks like the US is the cheapest place to buy the iPad. Aaron Souppouris, from TheVerge.com breaks down some of the pricing:
…in Spain the new iPad starts at €479 (around $635) for the 16GB model, in Luxembourg it’s only €455.25 ($605), and in heavily-taxed Norway the same tablet costs 3,790 kroner ($655)…
Source: The Verge
Yesterday, Apple announced that they had sold 3 million new iPads and while that is great news for Apple, many online buyers were stuck with having to wait weeks for their beloved tablet – up to 3 weeks. Yet, it looks like shipping times have improved since yesterday and Apple has changed the shipping time to 1-2 weeks, so that’s something.
During today’s Apple investor conference call, C.E.O. Tim Cook was quoted as saying that Apple set: “a new single-day record” for iPad sales/activations but no specific numbers were released. Hours later, GSM carrier AT&T released this statment:
On Friday, March 16, AT&T set a new single-day record for its iPad sales and activations, demonstrating robust demand for the new iPad on the nation’s largest 4G network, covering nearly 250 million people.
Again, no specifics but if they beat iPad 1 or iPad 2 single day records, we’re looking at numbers between 500,000 to 1.3 million units (small window, I know). Additionally, from what we’ve heard, the New iPad is still available for in-store pickup and from third party vendors like Walmart – so no long lines for people still wanting one, even though online order shipments have slipped to 2-3 weeks. No word from Verizon on the issue but it’s still early in the day.
Over the last 3 months, Apple has been getting hit hard by articles and news stories accusing the iPhone/iPad maker of horride working conditions, specifically in its Chinese factories. The New York Times wrote several stories covering the supposed grievances, we wrote about it here and you can find the Times article here. Yet, the NYT wasn’t the only organization jumping on Apple over worker treatment, others were quick to point the finger at Apple (90% were hit pieces) and one of the loudest was the much beloved podcast: This American Life.
Back in January, This American Life ran a story, with the help of Mike Daisey’s, over the treatment of Apple factory workers in China and possible child labor practices. The piece was hard hitting, very animated (with the help of Mr. Daisey’s theatrical training) and explosive. It was another nail in the coffin for Apple’s continuing PR nightmare but Tim Cook (CEO Apple) didn’t take the accusations lightly, reiterating Apple’s stance on worker conditions:
We think the use of underaged labor is abhorrent. It’s extremely rare in our supply chain, but our top priority is to eliminate it totally. We’ve done that with our final assembly and we’re now working with vendors farther down in the supply chain. If we find a supplier that intentionally hires underage labor, it’s a firing offense….
Well, that didn’t take long! Apple’s newest tablet, the “New iPad or iPad 3″ was released today to the public and popular iOS hacker MuscleNerd, has claimed he has jailbroken the new gadget. Taking to twitter, MuscleNerd wrote:
So, what does this mean for “Joe Public”? From the sound of it, MuscleNerd has gained access and is running Cydia on the new tablet but there is no public software jailbreak…..yet. If you like jailbreaking your iOS devices, find out more info on MuscleNerd and the Dev-Team here.
Update: Apple Calls MuscleNerd, after he posts above Twitter post….
Apple’s newest tablet, the “New iPad” or as the rest of us are calling it: The iPad 3 – goes on sale at retail stores today and long lines are starting to form. In-store sales are the only way people can get their hands on the new iPad (same day), as online orders have slipped to 3 weeks (for shipping) – so I guess it’s not exactly surprising that so many people are showing up.
Apple has said that online orders are “Exceeding Expectations” and we’ve heard that there is a strong possibility that within the first 24hours, Apple sold more than 1 million new iPads – seems like there’s still people that like that in-strore/same day experience. Also, like always, Steve Wozniak was standing in line (1st in line) at a Los Angeles Apple store – video below. The co-founder of Apple and long time fan, has always waited in line for Apple products – going the “regular guy” route, rather than just calling up Apple and getting his hands on the newest gadget. Coverage to continue…
You’ve seen the new iPad and your sold but the problem is…..you haven’t even had your iPad 2 for a year. I know, first world problem! Regardless, you want to get some cash for your old hardware, which you can turn around and buy that new iPad – not surprisingly, Apple is here to help. Using Apple’s recycling program will get you $205 for your used 16GB WiFi iPad 2 – that’s something. Apple’s not the only choice out there for trade-ins, you could always go with Gazelle or Amazon. In fact, Amazon will give you $300 for a near perfect condition 16GB/WiFi iPad 2 – Amazon cash that is. Either way, if you want the new iPad, there are plenty of ways to recoup some of the cash you just recently burned on that cool iPad 2.
For all of you wanting to give Apple your money, looks like March 16th (Friday) is your day. Apple released a press release stating that the new iPad will go on sale at their retail stores this coming Friday.
Apple® today announced the new iPad®, the third generation of its category defining mobile device, will arrive at Apple’s retail stores and the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) on Friday, March 16 at 8:00 a.m. local time in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK; along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands….
Just a reminder, you can find our whole iPad article here or read on for the short version: the “New iPad” has added HD cameras (front & back), a beautiful retina display (2048×1536 display, that’s 264ppi), a A5X processor (clocked at 1Ghz/Quad-Core GPU & 1GB RAM_) and LTE connectivity (AT&T & Verizon). For all of you not really bothered about the new specs, Apple has also kept around the iPad 2 (Previous Gen) and it now starts at $399 – which is a great price for the hardware/ecosystem. The “New iPad” pricing is below – if you live outside of the states, you can find pricing here. Full Apple Press Release Here….
The “Madness” starts March 13th and while this years tournament promises to be as spectacular as years past, we’re always presented with the same problem: How can you watch all 67 games? Well, that long standing issue just got solved – big time! The NCAA has released a mobile app (iPad,iPhone,iPod Touch, Android) which allows fans to tune in to all 67 games and watch them live, right on their favorite devices. If this wasn’t good enough, the price for all 67 games is just $3.99 – that is madness! Good to see a consumer friendly solution – looking right at you TV/Movie studios. Get your iOS app here or your Android app here.
Apps like PhotoSynth are amazing tools that help your create stunning panoramic photos and now we can add SpinCam to the list of apps that make iOS so powerful. SpinCam’s UI couldn’t be easier – essentially it has an onscreen guide that helps you along, as you spin around the object you wish to capture. After it has registered that you have gone 360 Deg, it processes the image data and produces the complete 360 photo. From there, you can share it across your favorite social media networks. Go and grab it….
…Go beyond a still photo and create visual real-time 360° captures anywhere and everywhere—and share with everyone. Now you can capture a moment with friends or family, a stunning view, or a piece of art, in a 360° Spin with your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad 2 camera…
“Introducing the new iPad, with the stunning Retina display. It makes the things you care about look more brilliant than ever before.”
It looks like AT&T and Verizon aren’t changing their pricing for the new iPad. The pricing will stay as they were for the iPad 2, so that means still too expensive. I guess the determining factor for people will be LTE. If you get better speeds, maybe more people will fork over money for wireless connectivity.
So, now that we know the new Apple iPad is here, what do we get with this new hardware? The screen size is the same 9.7inchs, same as the iPad 2 but that’s just the beginning. Here is the rundown:
The retina display has a 2048×1536 display, that’s 264ppi – amazing. That makes everything from text, icons, pictures and video look simply stunning, especially the videos and pictures you take.
The new iPad brings over the optics from the iPhone 4S, which means the ability to take beautiful photos and the ability to shoot 1080p video. The iPad 2 was always hindered by a crippled camera, especially the FaceTime camera. The new iPad does not drop the ball, as both front and back facing camera are HD – your mom will love it.
Apple’s iLife and iWorks creative software packs are core features to OS X. iPhoto, iMovie, Garage Band, Keynote, Pages and Numbers are all really powerful apps and now their updated versions are coming to the new iPad. The major new addition to the iPad is iphoto and it’s simply amazing. It’s a much better way to organize, edit and share your pictures – levels above the old native photo app.
Maybe the biggest unknown spec leading up to the newly released iPad was wireless connectivity and now we know that LTE will be part of Apple’s new tablet. The new iPad will be available in two flavors – AT&T LTE and Verizon LTE.
The new iPad supports fast cellular networks the world over — up to 4G LTE.2 So you can browse the web, stream content, or download a movie at blazing-fast speeds. It also works on GSM/UMTS worldwide network technologies including HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA — the fastest 3G networks out there. You’ll see downlink speeds up to 42 Mbps with DC-HSDPA and up to 21.1 Mbps with HSPA+
So, those are the main 4 core features to the new iPad and this is a major update to an already market leading tablet. Apple has placed itself on the forefront of the post-pc arena and other companies will spend the rest of 2012 trying to catch-up. We’ll have more in-depth article still to come.
Maybe the least surprising spec from todays Apple iPad event was the retina display. Nearly all rumors leading up to the March 7th iPad event pointed to a 2048×1536 display and sure enough, Apple came through. The 264ppi screen is second best, only to the iPhone 4S (326ppi) but puts all other tablets to shame.
I’m guessing, Apple’s best marketing technique is going to be people picking up the new iPad, in their retail stores and being mesmerized by the screen. Just like the iPhone 4 and 4S – the tablet will essentially sell itself. Apple…..here…take my money.
Pick up the new iPad and suddenly, it’s clear. You’re actually touching your photos, reading a book, playing the piano. Nothing comes between you and what you love. To make that hands-on experience even better, we made the fundamental elements of iPad better — the display, the camera, the wireless connection. All of which makes the new, third-generation iPad capable of so much more than you ever imagined…
With the “New iPad” news breaking today, Apple has surprised some by announcing that the new tablet will be powered by the A5X processor – a Dual-Core CPU but a Quad-Core GPU. Rumors were predicting a Quad-Core CPU with advanced GPU functionality but Apple’s move makes so much sense. The new iPad has a retina display (2048×1536) or 264ppi (pixels per inch) which needs a lot of horse-power to push those pixels but the horse-power it needs comes from a more powerful GPU – not CPU.
Yet, it’s not just the retina display that needs the extra GPU power, it’s also the photo/video editing that will now be done natively on the iPad. With the new iMovie and iPhoto apps, Apple pulls no punches in were they believe the post-pc era is going. On a side note, it makes more sense to improve the GPU since an increased CPU would mostly just help out on multitasking, which isn’t really necessary on the iPad.
About an hour after Apple’s March 7th iPad event ended, they placed the video stream online – it can be found on their webpage – home screen. While we’re still covering the event, the main things to take away were: The New iPad, New Apple TV and iOS 5.1. Get some popcorn and enjoy the video stream.