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5 years ago

New iPad vs iPad 2: Speaker volume test

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New iPad vs iPad 2: Speaker volume test

One of the things I most eagerly wanted in the new iPad was a better speaker. I didn't expect it, mind, you, but when some early reviewers mentioned the new iPad had the loudest speaker they've ever heard on a tablet, my ears perked up and I became very excited.

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5 years ago

Noteshelf vs. Remarks vs. Notability: iPad handwriting app shootout!

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Noteshelf vs. Remarks vs. Notability: iPad handwriting app shootout!

The iPad has led to a renaissance of apps for handwritten note-taking, but with top contenders like Noteshelf, Remarks, and Notability to choose from, which one is best for you?

Steve Jobs might not have been a fan of the stylus, but for many iPad users it's become an indispensable tool for note-taking, thanks to excellent handwriting apps like Noteshelf, Remarks, and Notability. At their core they all offer a big piece of digital paper for you to scribble, draw, scrawl, annotate, mock up, sketch out, or just plain write down your thoughts, ideas, and projects. Whether you're in a corporate brainstorming session, a student/teacher conference, or family meeting, they're your virtual whiteboard, sheet of lined or graph paper, scrapbook, and art pad all rolled into one. Yet each has its own unique strengths and weaknesses, and each excels in different aspects of the same, broad purpose. So the question becomes, which one is best for you?

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5 years ago

New iPad Retina display tested, found to "better and more accurate than any display you own"

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New iPad Retina display tested, found to "better and more accurate than any display you own"

DisplayMate has just run through a set of vigorous tests that compare the new iPad with the iPad 2 and a bunch of other tablets, and have confirmed many of Apple's tall claims about the new Retina display.

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5 years ago

Your kids can sing-along and interact with their favorite songs with Little Fox Music Box for iPhone and iPad

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Your kids can sing-along and interact with their favorite songs with Little Fox Music Box for iPhone and iPad

Little Fox Music Box is a sing-along children's app that contains over 100 interactive elements in the three included songs and music studio. It's filled with great (although not yet Retina) artwork that's bound to make any small child smile.

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5 years ago

Apple has already sold three million new iPads

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Apple has already sold three million new iPads

Following up on this morning's announcement from AT&T that they had busted sales records of the new iPad on launch day, Apple has also announced the sales numbers of their third-generation iOS tablet. Since Friday, three million new iPads have been sold, making this Apple's best iPad launch to date.

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5 years ago

How to use FaceTime to make video calls on the new iPad

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How to use FaceTime to make video calls on the new iPad

One of the greatest features of the new iPad and all iOS devices is FaceTime.

FaceTime is free over Wi-Fi video calling that allows you to see the caller on the other end of the conversation through the iPad's front-facing camera. You can also “swap” cameras and show the caller what is around you using the rear facing camera.

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5 years ago

iPhone tops J.D. Power smartphone user satisfaction survey, obviously

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iPhone tops J.D. Power smartphone user satisfaction survey, obviously

On a 1,000-point scale, spanning criteria of performance, ease of operation, physical design, and features, Apple scored 839.

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5 years ago

Share awesome new iPad Retina wallpapers -- every day!

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Share awesome new iPad Retina wallpapers -- every day!

Cases may let us mix up what our iPads look like on the outside, but to keep things fresh and fun on the inside, we need awesome iPad wallpapers for the Lock screen and Home screen. And we need them in Retina display resolution (that's 2042x2042 in this case -- needs to be rotatable). Sure, Apple provides a lot of really high quality, really beautiful looking wallpapers built right in, but for some of us, there are never enough.

Apple's also tend to focus on nature and texture, which is great (the new ones released in iOS 5 are all water-themed). But some people prefer more tech-styled, electronic wallpapers. Some prefer photos of family or friends, or favorite movies, TV shows, or musicians. Some even like their iPad wallpapers a little more naughty than nice (hey, we're not here to judge!)

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5 years ago

How to use Find my iPhone to track down a lost or stolen iPad

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How to use Find my iPhone to track down a lost or stolen iPad

You just spent a good deal of cash to purchase the new iPad. Have you given thought as to what you would do if it were lost or stolen?

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to “track” your iPad and know exactly where it was at all times? Well, fortunately, there is. If you signed up for Apple's free iCloud service (and we all should) you have an easy way of always locating your iPad –- Find my iPhone.

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5 years ago

AT&T reports single-day record with new iPad sales

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AT&T reports single-day record with new iPad sales

AT&T has issued a quick statement that on Friday, the launch day of the new iPad, they reached a significant sales milestone.

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5 years ago

New Apple TV teardown reveals extra RAM to handle 1080p video streaming

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New Apple TV teardown reveals extra RAM to handle 1080p video streaming

The new Apple TV sports a single-core A5 processor, and 512 MB of RAM, according to a recent teardown of the set-top box.

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5 years ago

Juicing the Apple: On dividends and stock buy backs

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Juicing the Apple: On dividends and stock buy backs

Apple lays out $45 billion, 3 year strategy to attract new investors and neutralize dilution

As expected, and hinted at by Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple announced the start of a regular quarterly dividend this morning. They also announced intentions to buy back stock, although the dividend is the bigger news, and drew more questions from analysts on the call.

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5 years ago

New iPad teardown shows A5X processor made by Samsung, increased die size for quad-core graphics

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New iPad teardown shows A5X processor made by Samsung, increased die size for quad-core graphics

The fine folks at Chipworks have taken a closer look at the new iPad, particularly at the upgraded A5X processor. They were able to confirm that the new processor was made by Samsung using a 45 nanometer CMOS process.

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5 years ago

Tim Cook: Record weekend for the new iPad, foresees growth for iPhone, iPad

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Tim Cook: Record weekend for the new iPad, foresees growth for iPhone, iPad

As part of their cash-balance conference call this morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook responded to a question about the new iPad by saying Apple had a "record weekend". Cook didn't elaborate further, and didn't specify if that meant sales volumes or some other metric. Apple hasn't been shy about issuing post-launch press releases to tout big numbers in the past, so it's possible we'll see that this year as well.

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