Refurbished iPads now available for as low as $279 on Apple.com

By Cody Lee on May 7, 2012

While purchasing a new iPad (third-generation) will still cost you a minimum $499, Apple is doing everything it can to make its tablets more affordable.

Earlier this year it announced that it would be lowering the price of the iPad 2 to $399, and now it’s slashing the prices of its factory refurbished models… Read More

 

Warning! Jailbreakers should avoid updating to iOS 5.1.1

By Cody Lee on May 7, 2012

A few moments ago, Apple started pushing out iOS 5.1.1 to compatible devices. The update doesn’t appear to bring any new features, but it does include a handful of bug fixes and other improvements.

While we’ve already confirmed that A4 devices running the new firmware can be jailbroken, that doesn’t mean you should update. In fact, those of you with with an A5(X) device should steer clear of it… Read More

 

New chipset gives revised iPad 2 longer battery life

By Cody Lee on May 4, 2012

When Apple announced that it was going to continue selling the iPad 2 for $399 alongside its new tablet, the company never mentioned any changes. After all, it’s the same iPad 2 that it’s been selling for more than a year. Right?

Not exactly. The folks over at AnandTech uncovered a minor, but perhaps significant, change in the discounted tablet’s A5 processor that gives the slate nearly two hours of added battery life. Keep reading to find out how… Read More

 

91% of tech moms want an iPad for Mother’s Day instead of flowers

By Cody Lee on May 2, 2012

Still trying to figure out what to get your mom for Mother’s Day? Well you could always opt for the traditional bouquet of flowers. But a recent survey shows that it’s not blossoms moms are after — it’s iPads.

Techbargains, a bargain-hunting site that points users to the best deals on consumer electronics, recently polled a number of female users on what they’d most like to receive for the upcoming holiday… Read More

 

New iPad jailbreak tweak ‘Quasar’ allows for true iPad window based multitasking [Video]

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 28, 2012

A new $9.99 jailbreak tweak was released for the iPad today on Cydia, and it goes by the name of Quasar.

Quasar is a tweak that’s exclusive to jailbroken iPad’s, and it allows you to have a true window based multitasking session with your iPad.

As you know we’ve been fairly adamant about a true multitasking solution for the iPad for quite some time now, so we’re excited to see what Quasar can do for iPad users.

Full story and video walkthrough inside… Read More

 

Cheaper iPad 2 could help Apple make major headway into education market

By Cody Lee on Apr 26, 2012

Nobody was surprised when Apple announced that it was going to continue selling its one-year old iPad 2 at a discount alongside its new tablet last month. After all, the Cupertino company pulled the same thing with the iPhone 4 and 4S.

Considering that Apple has sold more than 70 million iPhones over the past two quarters, it’s safe to say that keeping the older iPhone around is paying off in spades. And it looks like keeping the iPad 2 around will yield similar results… Read More

 

New concept video shows multiple iPad apps running on screen at once

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 25, 2012

This isn’t exactly what I envisioned when I created a concept for MultiLayer iPad app functionality a few weeks ago, but it’s certainly a start.

After speaking at length with iOS developer Kyle Howells — the brains behind the awesome jailbreak tweak CardSwitcher — he graciously agreed to compile a specialized version of said tweak, which allows users to interface with multiple iPad apps on the same screen.

This means that it’s entirely feasible to play games while watching your Twitter timeline, or check your stock prices while browsing the web via Safari — all from the same iPad.

Running multiple apps on-screen simultaneously has been a dream of many iPad owners. We’ve seen similar concepts from Kyle in the past, so I’m confident that if anyone could pull this off, it would be him. Check inside for a demonstration video of the concept tweak in action… Read More

 

Turn your iPad into a MacBook Air with this keyboard case

By Cody Lee on Apr 25, 2012

If there’s one thing that the iPad accessory space isn’t short on, it’s keyboard cases. There are a number of them available from several top-notch manufacturers including Zagg, Logitech, and Kensington. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for one more.

Meet the Brydge, an aluminum bluetooth keyboard case for your second generation or third generation iPad. Made from the “highest quality materials,” the accessory makes your tablet look (and function) an awful lot like a MacBook Air… Read More

 

RedSn0w 0.9.10b7 released for Mac and Windows

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 20, 2012

A new version of the RedSn0w jailbreak tool was released today, bringing us a nice assortment of new features, and hinting at an even greater things to come…

Beta 7 of RedSn0w 0.9.10 contains a nice assortment of new useful features, including the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Corona A5 untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1.

Check inside for a full rundown of what’s new, and what’s new to come… Read More

 

Turn your iPad into a laptop with the NoteBookCase

By Cody Lee on Apr 10, 2012

9to5Mac spotlights an interesting iPad accessory that appears to turn the popular tablet into a miniature MacBook Pro. The NoteBookCase houses your iPad in a clamshell-like case with an Apple-style keyboard.

Of course, there is no shortage of keyboard-packing iPad cases on the market — both Zagg and Kensington make some pretty popular models. But none of them pack near the amount of features as the NoteBookCase… Read More

 

Loophole discovered that could allow A5 devices to downgrade from iOS 5.1

By Cody Lee on Mar 25, 2012

Folks with newer devices on iOS 5.1 will be happy to hear that iH8sn0w has uncovered a new loophole that could potentially allow users to downgrade their A5 gadgets to the more jailbreak-friendly iOS 5.0.1 in the near future.

As noted by Gadgetsteria, the Sn0wBreeze creator announced yesterday via his Twitter account that he has uncovered a “loophole” in Apple’s APticket system that allowed him to downgrade his iPad 2 from 5.1 to 5.0.1… Read More

 

New iPad already accounts for 5% of total iPad traffic on the web

By Jake Smith on Mar 18, 2012

Analysts have already predicted the new iPad having a record weekend, perhaps selling over a million units of the new tablet. The new iPad out of Cupertino went on sale Friday, and while Apple hasn’t sold out in its retail stores yet, demand for the new tablet is said to be high. New customers are especially interested in the iPad’s beautiful Retina display.

According to new numbers from advertising network Chitika, the new iPad already accounts for 5% of all iPads that are currently rummaging through the Internet… Read More

 

iPad 2 vs the new iPad boot up speed test

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 18, 2012

Which one boots up faster? The answer to this question is pretty obvious if you take into consideration that the new iPad has more technical resources at its disposal than its predecessor.

While the iPad 2 is certainly no slouch in the performance department, the new iPad — as expected — defeated it on boot up tests every time.

Check out our hands-on comparison inside…. Read More

 

The new iPad vs iPad 2 pixel density test

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 16, 2012

We’ve managed to get our hands on the new iPad ahead of tomorrow’s official launch, and we’re taking advantage of it by publishing a wide range of hands-on videos and comparison tests with its predecessor.

Next up in our head-to-head matchup is the new iPad’s Retina display vs. the screen of the iPad 2. Since the biggest selling point of the new tablet is obviously its screen, we wanted to see if it lived up to the hype… Read More

 

iPad (3rd generation) vs iPad 2 video quality test

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 15, 2012

Among the new features you’ll find in Apple’s latest tablet is a much-improved backside camera. The iPad 2 was often criticized for its disappointing rear shooter, so needless to say this was a welcome upgrade.

For the most part, the new iPad’s camera setup uses the same lens system as the iPhone 4S, and is capable of shooting videos in full 1080p. How does it stack up against the iPad 2′s video camera? Keep reading to find out…

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I0n1c has jailbroken iOS 5.1 on the iPad 2

By Cody Lee on Mar 15, 2012

Ever since Apple released iOS 5.1 last week, a lot of folks have been wondering when the new software would be jailbroken. Older devices can use RedSn0w to perform a tethered jailbreak of sorts, but it’s not really a viable solution.

Then a few days ago we told you that pod2g, the hacker largely responsible for the Corona and Absinthe jailbreaks, was working on finding vulnerabilities in iOS 5.1. But it looks like i0n1c has beaten him to the punch… Read More

 

First reviews of the new iPad hit the web

By Jake Smith on Mar 14, 2012

The new iPad is set to be delivered to customers some time Friday and will be available in store Friday at 8am. Some mainstream publications have gotten an early look at the new iPad and have just published their review of Apple’s third-generation tablet and its Retina glory.

Here’s what they’re saying: Read More

 

Apple offering up to $320 for iPad 2 trade-ins

By Cody Lee on Mar 14, 2012

Looking to sell your old iPad to help pay for a new one? Well, we’ve already shown you a number of places to sell or trade-in your old tablet for cash. But now it looks like you can take your iPad straight back to its manufacturer.

As noted by TheNextWeb, Apple has updated its Reuse and Recycling program to include trade-in values for iPad 2s. The company is now offering up to $320 for the year-old tablet, depending on its model and condition… Read More

 

Analyst predicting 65 million iPads to be sold this year

By Jake Smith on Mar 14, 2012

Apple’s third-generation iPad is set to go on sale this Friday at 8am. After already selling out of the first wave of pre-orders, Apple’s customers are hoping to get in line to claim the new iPad. iPad sales for Friday have been forecasted to hit one million.

Riding off the assumed success of the new iPad, analysts from Canaccord Genuity are saying that Apple will sell 65 million iPads in 2012… Read More

 

How to install iPhoto and iMovie on iOS 5.0.1

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 13, 2012

iPhoto was the big new app release that Apple touted at its new iPad media event, but the bad news is that it requires iOS 5.1.

For those of us with jailbroken iPhone 4S’ and iPad 2′s, this places us in an interesting predicament.

Since there is no way to jailbreak iOS 5.1 on these devices, updating now would not only prevent us from jailbreaking, but it would also prevent us from downgrading back to iOS 5.0.1 now that Apple has closed the signing window for that firmware.

So, what to do? Fortunately, there’s an easy workaround to this problem, and we’re going to walk you through the process on video… Read More

 
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