Archive for iPad

Flickpad iPad app

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on August 17th, 2010

Here’s an easy way to share and view your own and your friends Facebook and Flickr photos using the iPad. It’s a new app called Flickpad, which is available in both a lite and a paid version. Basically the Flickpad iPad App pulls photos from your Flickr and Facebook contacts and displays them as if scattered on a table on your iPad.

It doesn’t replace Flickr, it just allows you to keep up with your friends photos that have been added or tagged that day. Pretty interesting app.

US in top 6 for data plan costs on iPad

Posted in iPad by Shane McGlaun on August 3rd, 2010

I think that we all know AT&T and the other major carriers in the US charge us way more money than they really need to. They can cry about how much data smartphone users consume all day, but the fact is we pay much more for the data we use than other countries.

Wired put together a nice little chart comparing the price of downloading a gigabyte of data around the world. The US came in at number six on the list with a price of $12.50 per gigabyte. The most expensive place was France with a cost of $25.47 per gigabyte.

iPad knockoff runs Android, has a Camera, costs just $129

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2010

This is one fake iPad that sure is tempting. It runs Android for one thing and is similarly styled to the iPad. It sports a 7″ touchscreen LCD with a 800×480 resolution. Under the hood it’s running on 2GB NAND Flash, and it can be expanded via SDHC TF cards to 16GB.

There’s also wifi, a 0.3 megapixel camera, 2 USB ports, and it even comes with a dongle that adds an ethernet jack and two USB ports.

iMac iPad Stand

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2010

Mac fans will want to get their hands on one of these stands for $50. What’s $50 after everything else you’ve spent on Apple gear? Besides, this solid aluminum and polycarbonate stand mimics the iMac.

It even has the hole for cords and supports both portrait and landscape configurations, along with three angles of tilt each. It looks solid, but I wonder if it actually is. It would need to weigh enough to really keep your iPad in place.

NYC restaurant replaces Wine List with an iPad

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on July 22nd, 2010

Everybody is using the iPad in so many unique ways, and now businesses are doing the same. for instance, if you are dining in NYC, then check this out. South Gate restaurant is the first New York City restaurant to launch custom designed iPad wine tablets.

That’s right, the iPad is now being offered as a way for customers to navigate South Gate’s extensive wine list of over 650 bottles. Their new iPad “wine tablet” gives customers detailed information about the major wine regions and varietals, and it also automatically updates the wine list as labels sell out, so the inventory is always correct.

iPad hits nine more countries this Friday

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on July 19th, 2010

The iPad has been an amazing success here and in Britain. Now Apple will be introducing it in nine new markets. The Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore are all getting the device this Friday, July 23.

The iPad’s sales pace has slowed down recently, but this should get things going again. No info on local pricing yet. “Many” more countries are promised before the end of the year, so the iPad should dominate the world in no time.

$165K 24kt gold iPad from Stuart Hughes

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on July 13th, 2010

Add another to the growing number of luxury i-products from Stuart Hughes. The new iPad SUPREME FIRE Edition from Stuart Hughes weighs 2.5 kilograms and is made of 24kt solid gold.

Get your ransom money ready, you will need it if you ever leave your home with this thing. It will cost you about $165,000 (or £109,995 GBP) and for that price you’ll be getting the 3G 64GB iPad.

iPad Supreme Ice Edition from Stuart Hughes

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on July 8th, 2010

Stuart Hughes has been busy doing what they do best, making garish and tacky luxury iproducts. Now the company is announcing another new iPad model: the world’s first 18ct white gold iPad. Your mugger will surely appreciate your lack of style and good taste.

This white gold iPad is made from solid white gold and called the iPad Supreme Ice Edition. It weighs a full 2kg, making it the heaviest iPad ever made. The iPad itself is the WiFi 64GB version.

Apple sells three million iPads in 80 days

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2010

Apple has just announced that it has sold 3 million iPads worldwide since the US launch date. Impressive? Hell yes. The announcement also mentions that the tablet will be hitting nine more countries during July alone.

The release also boasts that there are now 11,000 apps for the iPad. That’s more than double the 5,000 that were available at the end of May. Not bad at all for a tablet that doesn’t have flash. The iPad is like the Borg, assimilating whole planets of buyers. At this rate everyone will have an iPad by Christmas.

Apple ships 1.2 million iPads monthly, needs Samsung’s help

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on June 20th, 2010

The iPad is a blazing success. You would think that Apple would have expected massive sales and would have been more ready for it. iPad shipments are at 1.2 million each month, which is a half a million more than at launch.

Projections have sales reaching 2.5 million shipments monthly before the year is over. So Apple has had to call on Samsung to produce additional displays for the device, which means Samsung will join LG in supplying displays for the iPad.

iPad Dummy is an iPad for dummies

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on June 18th, 2010

Want to fool your friends? Hey check out my new iPad. Sucker! It’s a fake. Anyway, the iPad is sold out and backordered almost everywhere, so you can get this fake version and pretend that you have a real one.

The iPad Dummy looks just like the iPad, but it’s made completely of plastic, instead of aluminum and glass. Heck you can use it as a cool serving tray if you want. Or a decoy, so thieves steal the fake and not the real one.

AirMicro Model A1 Microscope connects to the iPad wirelessly

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on June 10th, 2010

Now you can use a microscope with your iPad. Scalar Corp has developed the AirMicro model A1, a microscope capable of connecting to the iPhone/iPad via a wireless LAN. It’s powered by three AA batteries. It’s a portable microscope with a 50x lens, so you can zoom in and out of the images which will be shown on the iPad or iPhone.

It can be used with replaceable lens units with magnification ratios ranging from 50x to 200x and can shoot QVGA videos at 15fps with its 5-megapixel CMOS sensor. It should hit North America in mid-June and the Japanese market by the end of June.

iBooks now supports PDF files

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on June 7th, 2010

With the success of the iPad, Apple has announced some updates for its iBook app at WWDC. The changes are fairly practIcal and useful ones. Things that make life just a tad easier with books.

Like the ability to make notes in your book, there’s a new bookmark ribbon, a page to display your notes and bookmarks, and yes, PDF support. Those additions should help steer even more people to the iPad who are looking for an eBook reader, but are undecided.

PhotoFast makes iPad compatible with a Microsoft webcam

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on June 7th, 2010

There may still be an integrated camera coming for the iPad, but until then, one company has your back. PhotoFast has an early prototype that is basically just a Microsoft LifeCam in the dock port, but when it releases later this year, it will be a fully custom two megapixel webcam that manages VGA video and will apparently be compatible with some IM apps.

PhotoFast is also hard at work on an iPad TV tuner and a dock that reads flash memory. Those will also be available for the iPhone/iPod when it is released.

Jetstar Airways rents out iPads for $8.40 a flight

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on June 4th, 2010

Wish you had an iPad to entertain you during your flight? Fly Jetstar. Bluebox only announced the idea two weeks ago and already it’s slated to hit Australia at the end of the month. Quantas budget carrier Jetstar Airways will hold a trial of the service in the last two weeks of June, where they will hand out iPads to passengers on flights 90 minutes or longer for the equivalent of $10.

If a success, they will extend the service to their entire network. In the meantime, enjoy your inflight movie.