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3 years ago

Steve Jobs: iPad with iOS 4.2 is a target few other tablets will hit

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Steve Jobs: iPad with iOS 4.2 is a target few other tablets will hit

When announcing the iOS 4.2 update yesterday Steve Jobs once again took the opportunity to lay into the tablet competition, saying:

“Once again, the iPad with iOS 4.2 will define the target that other tablets will aspire to, but very few, if any, will ever be able to hit.”

Unlike iPhone, which got iOS 4 back in June, iOS 4.2 is a generational improvement for iPad, which has been stuck on iOS 3.2 since it debuted back in April. Multitasking, folders, AirPrint, AirPlay, threaded email, unified inbox, and more (see our complete iOS 4.2 for iPad walkthrough for all the details).

While RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook, HP's webOS PalmPad, and no doubt a legion of future Android 2.3 and 3.0 tablets are waiting in the wings, only the Galaxy Tab has shipped to date (not counting Windows Tablet PC or Archos, which are different in kind).

I had a chance to try out the Bell version of the Galaxy Tab over the weekend and came away thinking it doesn't really compete with the iPad at all. That's not to say no one will buy a Galaxy Tab -- 600,000 have reportedly been sold in the last month --but at 7-inches and running a thinly skinned version of Android 2.2 Froyo, it felt more like a big Galaxy S phone than a distinct tablet device.

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3 years ago

iPad live podcast #31: Team Pure vs. Team Jailbreak

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iPad live podcast #31: Team Pure vs. Team Jailbreak

Rene watches Chad's Team Pure vs. Ally's Team Jailbreak battle for what's left of Georgia's soul. Oh, and iOS 4.2.1 GM, subscription newspapers, the Beatles, and the week in apps!

Want to join us as a special guest on an upcoming iPad live? Enter our So You Think You Can Podcast contest now!

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3 years ago

iOS 4.3 rumored for December?

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iOS 4.3 rumored for December?

MacStories is claiming a "reliable source" has told them Apple was previously targeting a December release for their next update, iOS 4.3 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad:

when Apple didn’t know about the WiFi issues in the GM seed of iOS 4.2, the OS was scheduled to be released weeks before Nov. 22nd. Apple found out about the WiFi issues, released a second GM build and iOS 4.2 came out yesterday. It came out in November, but it should have been out in the first half of November. Anyway, before the WiFi issues were discovered, Apple was already planning to release a new build of iOS 4.x in mid-December. Most specifically, they were planning for an iOS 4.3 release on December 13th, which is a Monday.

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3 years ago

Ninja Tip: How to re-enable iOS 4.2 network AirPrint on Windows

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Ninja Tip: How to re-enable iOS 4.2 network AirPrint on Windows

Interested in how to get network AirPrint working again via your Windows PC? Without much of an explanation, AirPrint was severely gutted just prior to iOS 4.2's release, retaining support for only a small handful of wireless printers. However, we recently posted on how to restore network printing to Mac OS X 10.6.5, and now we're here to tell you how to restore it to Windows 7 as well. Check our easy to follow step-by-step instructions after the break!

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3 years ago

BugMe! updated, now universal app for iPhone and iPad

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BugMe! updated, now universal app for iPhone and iPad

BugMe!, the “Original Sticky Note App,” has received a nice little update and now offers a universal binary for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. In case you are unfamiliar with BugMe!, here is a quick description:

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3 years ago

No new text tones in iOS 4.2 for iPhone 3GS -- why?

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No new text tones in iOS 4.2 for iPhone 3GS -- why?

We mentioned this back during the betas, but it's worth a mention again as many iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS owners out there finished their iOS 4.2 update yesterday only to discover something missing -- the new text tones! Yes, for some reason Apple has chosen to only make those available on iPhone 4. No iPhone 4, no new text tones.

But why, you ask? We're wondering the same thing. We know this can't be performance-related, that's for sure. This makes us curious about what an email response from Steve Jobs would look like on the matter.

(Not that the new text tones are anything to write home about -- check out the video after the break if you want to hear them in action.)

Any iPhone 3G or iPhones 3GS owners out there feel left out in the cold and care to speculate?

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3 years ago

Otter Box Commuter Series for iPad- accessory review

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Otter Box Commuter Series for iPad- accessory review

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The Otter Box Commuter Series for iPad may just be the ultimate in rugged cases. I know, that is a bold statement, but I am really that impressed. What separates this case from the competition is that is clearly engineered by people who like their iPads and want them protected. You get a low-profile case with a lot of extras. Like many iPad cases on the market, the Commuter is a three-layered system...

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3 years ago

iOS 4.2 bugs: iPhone music gone after the update? Here's the fix!

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iOS 4.2 bugs: iPhone music gone after the update? Here's the fix!

If you've just updated to iOS 4.2 on your iPhone only to discover all your favorite music has mysteriously gone missing, don't worry, you're not alone. Our tip line has exploded with users complaining about the very same thing. It's a scare for sure but luckily the fix is quite simple. Check it out after the break.

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3 years ago

Apple to hold special iPad subscription newspaper event in December?

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Apple to hold special iPad subscription newspaper event in December?

We though the Back to the Mac event would be Apple's last for 2010 but according to Daring Fireball there might just be one more in December -- a Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch powered The Daily subscription newspaper for iPad event:

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3 years ago

Did you update to iOS 4.2? [poll]

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Did you update to iOS 4.2? [poll]

Did you update to iOS 4.2?online survey

Did you update to iOS 4.2 (4.2.1) yet? Will you? I know some of us were hitting update every minute on the minute, wanting to grab the new OS the moment it was available. I'm sure others will do it the very next time they're plugged into iTunes. If you haven't done it yet, are you waiting on the iOS 4.2 Jailbreak, or are you just not going to do it?

Give us your current status in the poll up top and let us know why -- or why not -- in the comments below.

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