Posts tagged with: New iPad

[Full New iPad Review] The third and latest generation of Apple's popular iOS tablet, the new iPad was announced on May 7th and will be made available in some retail stores by March 16th. One of the largest features of the new iPad is its Retina display with a 2048 x 1536 resolution, containing 1 million more pixels than the standard 1080p HDTV on a 9.7-inch display. Other new features of the latest iPad include, 4g LTE connectivity, a new five-megapixel rear facing camera and the new A5X processor with quad core graphics. Read on for the latest Apple iPad news, reviews and videos:

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    There's no denying that the definition of what a smartphone is has shifted quite a few times in less than a decade. At first it was a phone with PIM functionality, later a PDA that had phone functionality, later a phone that was smart enough to handle anything developers could throw at it, and as of a few months ago, it's all about a phone that talks to you. I know many of you started reading this thinking that Voice Control is the big thing now, but as we've been going through the different alternatives in the market lately, it's clear that the technology is not there yet. Our first ...

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    There are quite a lot of people who like to combine the best of both worlds and using Gmail on your iOS-powered device, let it be iPhone or iPad, is just one example. However, the Gmail app for iOS is lacking functionality compared to the Android flavor but there's an update available in the App Store that tries to close the gap. Probably the most important addition is Notification Center support with options for banners, alerts and lock screen notifications. You no longer have to open the application to check for e-mails, you can finally be notified if you have one right on your lock ...

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    We're back with another episode of After the Buzz, where we take another look at mobile devices after the shine wears off and after we've had ample time to live with the device past the honeymoon period. This time, we're assessing the new iPad, the tablet that still has the most market share (by far) in the tablet market. Questions we seek to answer include: does the Retina display markedly improve the experience? How has battery life been? Is it worth going for the LTE version? Does the extra weight and thickness negatively impact the experience? How about the app situation: are most ...

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    When it comes to digital media, renting has as many advantages as does purchased media. For example, if you rent music, books or movies, you don't have to worry about a variable cost. You can consume as much as you can eat, for a fixed cost, that's easier to budget than the variable cost of owning. You also don't have to worry about your purchased music, books or movies not being supported in the future as products evolve, since you don't own it anyways. There's definitely a lot of wisdom behind the whole concept of subscription services. On the other hand, when it comes to purchasing, the ...

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    There's a lot to celebrate about iOS 6. Brandon's recent editorial highlights the top 5 features we found most interesting, but after testing the first beta just a couple of days later, not everything has been fun and games. I could certainly add a ton of additional reasons why I consider that the OS matters, but today, it's time to talk about the five reasons why I'm disappointed. Let’s start this list with a disclaimer though. There's nothing in these five disappointments that considers iOS either superior or inferior to other platforms. There's no such thing as a perfect operating ...

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    I'm running the beta version of iOS 6 on my 2012-edition iPad here in the office, which counts support for Siri among its many improvements. Our own Jaime Rivera has already whipped up a full preview of iOS 6, but I thought I'd take a ground-level look at just one of its features- specifically, how Siri feels on a tablet. We’ll take her for a spin, and then we’re gonna do a little “talk-off” between Siri and S-Voice on the Galaxy S III. The reason for our re-tour of Apple's voice-control app? Well, it's clear that Cupertino considers Siri more than a hobby; you don't hire Samuel L. ...

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    One of the exciting features brought by iCloud and iOS 5 last year were the Photo Stream which instantly uploaded (if on WiFI) images snapped on one device -- like the iPhone -- and made them available on another device -- like a tablet or a computer. Dropbox for Android was already able to upload camera pictures to your account but now, with the same functionality coming to iOS, Photo Stream is getting some steam. You can enable or disable the automatic upload of camera shots as well as toggle whether you want to use WiFi, data, or both. Images uploaded will be available on the web as ...

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    iOS 6 is what I'd consider to be a mixed bag. There are a lot of reasons why it matters, but none of these include the word "ground breaking". Apple has answered some of our requests with features like turn-by-turn navigation, or simple things like a "do not disturb" button for notifications, but almost every one of these features is just a catch-up to what others have already offered for years. Usually, if you're late to the game, people don't really mind if you figure out a way to do it better, but I sadly can't say that about iOS 6. Surely this is still a beta, and there are tons of ...

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    One of the top five Apple iOS 6 features is the new and improved Maps, which contains a neat little feature called Flyover. The company is no longer using Google as the main source of placing you on the map and has turned to another company to deliver cartography for basic mapping and turn-by-turn solution. According to TomTom, the company "has signed a global agreement with Apple for maps and related information". No further details have been made public but this will probably change (or not) once iOS 6 is ready for the public. For now, it is worth noting -- in case you were wondering ...

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    Together with all the Mac and iOS news from yesterday's WWDC 2012 Apple event (day one), the company has also (silently) released an iPad Smart Case which should offer added protection for the Apple tablet. Smart covers only protect the screen of the device but the new Smart Case also offers protection for the aluminum back of the tablet. It goes for $49.00 and it's available in six colors; the material is polyurethane and is compatible with the iPad 2 as well as with the New iPad. Functionality-wise it will do the same thing as the Smart Cover, which means it will wake the device up and ...

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    That’s right, WWDC 2012 is just hours away and there’s a lot of speculation over what Apple will reveal. Things have changed a lot though. This will be Apple’s first WWDC with Tim Cook as a CEO, and Steve Jobs’ biography left a lot of hints about the last projects Steve was working on before his passing. Among these was the next generation iPhone, which many expect to be just as revolutionary as the first one. It surely isn’t like Apple to launch a product just months away from its predecessor, but we’ve seen them prove this theory wrong with the launch of the iPad 2. The ...

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    Those who prefer Android and who also use the Amazon Appstore are familiar with the giant's free "app of the day" offering where they give away paid applications for free every day. It looks like those who prefer Apple's products will also benefit from something similar, or at least that's what we think (hope) after seeing one of App Store's tweets. The tweet itself is pretty self explanatory and even uses the #FreeAppoftheWeek hashtag. Cut the Rope: Experiments seems to be given away for free as part of the program and there's also a huge "App of the Week" banner on the iTunes pages for ...

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    Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero was appointed to oversee settlement talks between Apple and Samsung -- ordered by Judge Lucy Koh from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California -- over the course of two days on Monday and Tuesday, May 21 and 22. This might come as no surprise to you but the two giants have not reached an agreement, according to reports. Samsung's CEO Choi Gee-sung and Head of the firm’s Mobile Division, Shin Jong-kyun, were present at the meeting on behalf of the South Korean manufacturer and Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, represented the ...

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    iOS is not perfect. Those who blindly defend it are either new to the smartphone market or simply want to troll their way around reality. After we've talked about the things that frustrate some of us about Windows Phone and Android, it's time to talk about Cupertino's favorite baby. I come from a time when Multi-tasking wasn't considered a feature, since it didn't even make sense to release an OS that didn't offer a way to work around apps. I'm not sure how Apple was able to sell so many iPhones and iPads when they couldn't do this, but I stayed away from them until they figured that out. ...

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    This is probably not the best way to sit down at the table, start negotiations, and try to settle -- as the court ordered Apple and Samsung for May 21 and 22; the Cupertino company has filed for an immediate U.S. preliminary injunction against Samsung and its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, having a court order at its base recognizing Apple's design patent (in appeal). Samsung had to slightly redesign the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany -- because of Apple's design patent infringement claim -- where you can find the Galaxy Tab 10.1N (with the speakers being placed on the bezel to the left and right of ...

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    For the past couple weeks, we've had cause to be pretty optimistic about the prospects for seeing an untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak, one supporting even the new 2012 iPad, released in the very near future. Developer pod2g has been keeping us all advised as to his progress in uncovering exploits, and then adapting them into a usable jailbreak. Most recently, though, he dropped a bit of bad news for some iOS users, announcing that a key exploit didn't appear to be working on the third generation iPod touch and the iPhone 3GS, leaving them invulnerable to this jailbreak. Today, pod2g has ...

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    If you recently fired up the Facebook application on your iPhone or Android-powered device you probably noticed that there are some welcome changes. The overall design has been tweaked for better display and readability and the new changes affect both the ways posts are displayed as well as images. First of all photos being displayed are up to three times larger, depending on their original size. Couple that together with the fact that posts will now entirely fill your screen, from edge to edge, when viewing and you've got a rather fresh look. In addition, browsing Facebook with the ...

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    So far, May has seen swift progress towards the release of a working untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 devices. We quickly moved from talk of the hypothetical, to that of real exploits, and late last week got a look at just such a jailbreak running on the 2012 iPad. If you've been wondering what all that means when it comes to the actual public availability of a jailbreak tool, pod2g has some new posts up on his blog to explain where the project's at and point out some current limitations. The good news is that pod2g's got his trusted cadre of iOS tinkerers helping him test the jailbreak, ...

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    You know what day it is? It's Friday. The Boston office of Pocketnow (read: my padded cell) has seen a lot of hot, hot editorial action this week, including some webOS-to-Android video and a scintillating discussion on ecosystems. But it's not time to put this week to bed yet, because I've got a question: where the flip are all the tablet kickstands? Most of you know what I'm talking about, but if you don't: the kickstand is a hinge-mounted strip of metal or plastic that flips out from the back of a mobile device and props it up at an angle on a tabletop or other flat surface. It's easy to ...

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    Those of you rocking a New iPad with iOS 5.1 on it will be happy to find out that an untethered jailbreak is in the works. According to the video teaser below, by pod2g, the project is in a rather advanced stage but it's not just yet available for the public. Aside from the fact that you will see Cydia and the truckload of applications listed you will definitely notice that the Apple tablet is booting up on its own, with no help from a computer. Whether the full untethered jailbreak will be released soon or held back in order for Apple not to patch anything in iOS is yet unknown but ...

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    Before the release of Apple's newest tablet, when we were all still calling it the "iPad 3," there was the usual tempest of rumor and speculation regarding the new device. Some of this scuttlebutt, like the Retina display, proved to be true. Other unverified claims, like quad-core processors and an 8MP camera, didn't. My favorite rumor at the time, because I didn't care much about either tablet cameras or CPU core count, was that Apple would be eliminating the home button on its new iPad, leaving a clean uninterrupted bezel all the way around the screen. It wasn't the first time we'd heard ...

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    Skype is an excellent way to keep in touch with your friends, co-workers and family especially if you're using it over WiFi or an unlimited data plan, resulting in free Skype-to-Skype calls. If you have the application installed on your iOS device, you might want to update to the latest version. Open up the iTunes App Store on your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, or iPad and install the refresh. It brings a new feature: the ability to move own video preview when in a call. Additionally, the app now auto restarts if unexpectedly shut down, accessibility has been improved, same goes for ...

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    While Spotify on the iPhone was recently updated with 320kbps streaming option and some other improvements in the fresh 0.4.24 version, users on Android are eagerly waiting for a "major" update -- or any update, really -- and so do iPad users. Of course you can run the iPhone app on your iPad but that's half the experience and if you're a music enthusiast and have an iPad, this should be something to get you through the (already long) waiting. A Swedish engineer posted the above image to Instagram, claiming that it is a beta version of Spotify's official iPad app. The description was "It's ...

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    One is a tablet version of Apple's hallmark photo-manipulation software. The other is a mobile version of Adobe's category-defining Photoshop, the program so ubiquitous its name became a verb. They're both recent additions to the App Store, and I wondered what it was like to use both. So I installed them both to a 2012-edition iPad and gave them a quick test run. Magical virtual brushes, fun with layers, and ridiculous mistakes that only great tutorials can fix. It's all there. Also included: me in a pirate hat. Join me as I put these apps through their paces and get a general impression ...

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    There are some recent reports regarding the 4G variant of the latest Apple tablet and its inability to connect or maintain a 3G connection without a restart. It seems that some users of the New iPad 4G + WiFi are only experiencing this issue when connected to 3G networks (that is international users) and that 4G LTE is not affected. These reports come hot on the heels of other alleged and/or problems with the Apple tablet; first there were reports of the New iPad getting warm/hot -- later denied by Apple -- and then followed problems with WiFi connectivity -- with Apple this time ...

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